Tuesday, March 22, 2016
It's Spring! Last week we were having summer-like weather, but the past two days it has gotten cool again. We're all in various stages of a cold so the house sounds like an infirmary with everyone coughing, sneezing and blowing our noses. Why does this always seem to happen when the weather is changeable?
Ibrahim is on spring break, but we haven't made any plans to do anything other than hang out at home. My mother has a home health care nurse and a physical therapist coming in a few times a week. She's stable at the moment and we are trying to keep her that way as well as build up her strength. She keeps asking Ibrahim why he isn't at school, and we remind her that it's spring break - only to have her ask again a little while later. Ibrahim is getting tired of answering, but I keep reminding him to be patient with his grandmother.
We've been enjoying watching birds in the neighbourhood. Some White Ibis showed up one day, foraging on the front lawn and around the mailbox. Our backyard friends include a pair of Northern Cardinals, some Blue Jays and some Mourning Doves, and squirrels, of course. Maybe we'll head for the park tomorrow to see what other kinds of wildlife we can find.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
There hasn't been much excitement in the blogosphere for a while. People get busy, move on to Facebook and forget about their blogs. I'm guilty of slowing down on the amount of posts I write too. Recently though, I've noticed an increase in the amount of posts of the 'old Libyan bloggers' and a few new blogs too.
Two blogs written by American women married to Libyans have recently been brought to my attention:
A Southern Mess, written by an American woman who is married to a Libyan and lived in Libya in the past. She posts about country life in Arkansas and Oklahoma and in contrast, her city life in Washington. She shares her recipes, crafts and DIY tips as well as information about life in America and being a mom to eight.
Connie's Painted Glass, showcases the beautiful art and designs of a creative American woman who lived in Libya at one time, but has since moved on. Her art is inspired by the myriad of colors and culture of her Mediterranean life.
And on a different note:
Muaad's Blog, is the realm of geeks. Written in both English and Arabic by a Libyan graduate of Tripoli University's Computer Engineering Department, this blog focuses on evaluating different computer programs and operating systems. It's a refreshing look by someone who despite being unemployed (as most Libyan engineers seem to be at the moment) continues to keep busy, never stopping the process of discovery and learning - and he's funny too!
Have you seen any new blogs that have a Libyan twist? Share the links in a comment please!