Boredom to Baking. Bananas?

picture of chocolate banana bread

Never in my life have I ever been completely and utterly bored. Never have I been unable to find something to do. There were always projects to work on. Tasks to be finished. Books to read. Piano to practice. Children in need of the Mom Taxi before the empty-nest years. Household chores. Church and community […]

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Stuff is Stuff

Moving overseas is a big project. It involves whittling down the necessities of life to the barest minimum in deciding what stuff to take with you and what to leave behind. Once the move is done and without even realizing it, you somehow begin to acquire more stuff to replace the stuff you left behind […]

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Unpacking Box 18

Photo of top of box 18

It’s been seven months since I arrived in the United Arab Emirates. Getting here was not a problem, other than the long, uncomfortable flights from the US. But for the most part, my trip was trauma-free. But getting our stuff here…now that was another story. Packing up to leave Bahrain in June, we looked at […]

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Married to a Bedouin – A Book Review

Book cover - Married to a Bedouin

Petra, Jordan is one of the places we had on our list of places to visit while we’re living in the Middle East. It’s relatively close, affordable for us to travel to, and in November of 2013, we had a 5-day weekend. So, off to Jordan we went! Having lived in the Middle East for […]

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Petra – Rocks & Caves & Camels, Oh My!

Riding camels in Petra

Living in the Middle East, it’s not hard to find interesting places to visit within a decent travel radius. Last November, with a 5-day weekend approaching for the United Arab Emirates (where we live currently) National Day holiday, we decided it was time to visit Petra, Jordan. Petra – the Rose City. Home at one […]

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“Focus on Self”

“Focus on self,” she texted me. I had to think about that for a moment. Much as I didn’t want to admit it, my little sister’s text made a whole lot of sense. I’m at one of those cross-roads we occasionally face in life. Kind of in limbo with what I’m doing and what comes […]

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom’s birthday was last week. She would have been 79 but she passed from this life three years ago. I still wish her a happy birthday on my Facebook page, even though she never knew anything about Facebook. But I can’t very well send a card and I need this physical reminder that it’s […]

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