Category Archives: This and That

Is the grass truly greener on the other side?

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. … Continue reading

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You Are Beautiful

Yes you are! Don’t you believe any differently. Or let anyone tell you otherwise, Or make you feel like you aren’t. You are beautiful…one of a kind! Every day is so wonderful Then suddenly it is hard to breathe Now … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life…

…and talking to myself. I am having some “aha! moments” and it is only 7:30 in the morning. This morning I realized that it is Little Miss Daisy’s birthday.  She is now 6 years old, MashaAllah.  I kept on thinking … Continue reading

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Feeling Trigger Happy

Depression Stress Sickness Country Music Boredom (this post is definitely not about what you were initially thinking) These are all my triggers to overeating.  When I am depressed or stressed out I raid the kitchen cupboards and the fridge. I find myself … Continue reading

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Something You Don’t See Everyday

Something unusual and  a bit of useless fact This morning I made breakfast and saw an unusual sight In my whole life I have never seen a double-yoked egg.  I googled it and the chances of seeing one are 1/10th … Continue reading

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Henna in My Hair

I have a love/hate relationship with henna.  I love the color I eventually get when applying henna to my hair but I easily get tired of it and want to try something new…maybe there are times I don’t want to … Continue reading

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My Husband is in Love With Another Woman…

and her name is Nigella Lawson This voluptuous vixen in the kitchen has stolen my husband’s heart.  And it all started with this innocent little fruit salad Mangoes and blueberries and pomegranates…Oh my!  Such a simple salad and weeks of listening to him … Continue reading

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A Dinosaur in the Tree

There was something huge lurking, living in that tree For a good many years, a friend of the family was always telling her husband that she wanted to move out of their home.  Um Ali always told her husband and children that there … Continue reading

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Garga’an

Two more weeks before Ramadan ♥♥♥ Children and Plastic Bags and Doorbells…Oh My! Yesterday my doorbell was ringing continuously and I was caught off guard for a yearly tradition celebrated by children here in the UAE. Every 15th of Sha’aban … Continue reading

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Anything Cold is Welcome

Anything cold, cold, cold on a hot summer day! Whew!  It is hot and humid outside! So what feels good? An ice-cold bottle of Pepsi. (I love Pepsi!) Ice-cold watermelon taken out from an ice chest full of ice. Iced … Continue reading

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