Friday, May 29, 2009

Wrapping things up

This morning Adam presented me with a beautiful magnolia while I was having breakfast...sigh.. I'm getting ready to head for 'home'. Trying to squish as much as I can in a suitcase and not be over the weight limit is almost as difficult as trying to thread a sewing needle with a piece of yarn!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I miss ... I don't miss

It's been nearly a month since I've been anywhere in the vicinity of an open can of tuna. I haven't eaten anything even remotely resembling Libyan food. And guess what?

I don't miss it one bit! There are a lot of things that I love about Libya and I miss when I am away... but I don't think I could ever miss Libyan food!

There are lot's of Libyans that live abroad... What do you miss most?


Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Ibrahim and I went with my mom and my nephew Jeremiah to the cemetary to visit my dad's grave. Then we stopped at the park and ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It was the first time I've had a chance to see the cemetary on Memorial Day - the only day of the year that the flags are displayed on each of the veteran's graves. There were thousands of flags!




Saturday, May 23, 2009

Magnolia

Has anyone ever seen a magnolia tree in Libya? Why is it that some things remind you so much of a place? The trees, flowers, smells, sounds.... and you just want to have that sense with you wherever you are? Why?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Old Photo

I've been poking around at my mom's house and found this old photo of my father. He must have been about three years old. I can see that my kids look a lot like their grandfather!



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thanks to all

Thanks to all who offered their condolences and well wishes. I'm with my family in sunny (and hot and humid) Florida. The birds sing, the flowers bloom, the sun rises and sets, and life goes on. I'm going to try to relax and enjoy the rest of my time here. I'll be back soon.

Sunset on the beach two days ago.

Ibrahim feeding the seagulls.


Palmetto and oak trees with moss.

Friday, May 01, 2009

A break

My brother passed away suddenly last night. Tragic circumstances mean I'm taking some time away from blogging because my 'real life' needs me 100% right now. I'll be back when I get things sorted out.

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