Thursday, August 30, 2012

I'm back

Trying to get things done, but as usual I'm getting the Libyan 'a bit later' or 'come back tomorrow' or 'it's not ready' or 'the person you need to see is not here' .... mazel, bukra, mish watiah, manash....

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Eid al-Fitr 2012

Ramadan ends today. I was blessed to be able to spend it this year with my oldest son and my family in Florida. The month flew by for me and it wasn't very difficult with the exception of being thirsty, but I know that it was extremely difficult for all in Libya as they suffered with high temperatures and constant cuts in electricity. May God except our fasts and reward us.

I wonder what next Ramadan will be like? Where I will be? What will be happening in the world?

For all who celebrate, I wish you a safe, peaceful and blessed Eid! .... Eid mubarak!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Looking Forward

I'm wrapping things up and planning my trip back to Libya. Packing up and doing last minute things. Ramadan is almost over. I've enjoyed spending it with my son and also sharing iftar (fast breaking meals) with family and friends. Next week my mother will be celebrating her 77th birthday, so that's something to plan for and look forward to.

What do I have to look forward to in Libya? They've been having rolling blackouts throughout the country - and this being the hottest part of the year with temperatures over a hundred degrees F most of the time. My family tell me the power is out a few hours every day and it is expected to get worse, not better.

I've been told that there are a few casualties in my garden. And the kids will be getting ready to begin a new school year. I'll have plenty to keep me busy.... but not until I get over jet lag... I am not looking forward to that!

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