The internet has been intermittent lately and it's frustrating. I have no idea what they are doing with wimax but I wish they would hurry up and sort it out. We've come to rely on it for making phone calls to family and friends and when the signal is weak you can just forget it.
I've been going through an 'I hate my life in Libya' phase lately. This all started when I got up one morning to take the kids to school and found that one of our dogs had been poisoned. Quick thinking by hubby who force fed milk to the dog and bought enough time to get some antidote from the vet. We aren't sure who poisoned poor Flora but we have a pretty good idea.... sick bastards... sigh.. I spent the entire morning in bed crying.
We've already lost one dog to poisoning, and let me tell you it is a horrific way to die. Also our cat disapeared and we're not sure if she was poisoned or stolen. Luckily Laila's kittens were old enough to fend for themselves when she dissapeared. It is very difficult to lose your pets. We still keep looking for Laila, hoping she had been stolen and will escape and find her way home. The dog has recovered, thank God.
On another note; I found a nice bag in Marks & Spencer last week. It's just about perfect.. it has a loooong shoulder strap, which most bags nowadays lack. The only thing I really don't like about it is that is has two large side pockets. I made a note to never, ever, put anything expensive in the pockets because they would definitely be targetted by pickpockets. I put pens and a few board markers in the pockets - cheap and easily replaced. Two days after I bought the bag I popped into Monsoon to look for a gift for a friend. It was about 5 o'clock and there were only two other customers in the shop... one of them came right over, crowding me and bumping up against me. I knew just what she was doing. I turned and smiled at her as she took her hand out of the pocket of my bag. She looked very dissapointed. It was just another point for my 'I hate my life in Libya' box.
Jenna came home from school and announced that there was a man on the street next to her school who was masturbating. This unfortunately is a common occurance here. I can't understand why there isn't more survailance in the area near the school. Over the years this has happened three times to me, and my daughters, friends and colleagues have also witnessed such disgusting behaviour. Sick! Sick! Sick! More points for the 'I hate it here' box. What a week!
Food is getting really expensive, meat and chicken prices have really gone up, chicken doubling in the last month. It cost us 18 dinars to buy two chickens yesterday. Today we had a meatless lunch (bazeen bil fool), maybe we'll do that more often. What's with the inflation? I feel so cheated! It's depressing! All I know is that Ramadan will be here in a August and the prices soar in the Holy month every year. So between now and then I think we'll have to buy a freezer so I can start stocking up on things.
It's springtime, the sun is shining, the birds are singing... things will start to look up soon.. I hope... life can be so depressing sometimes.