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Qatteri Cat Keeps Busy

Thanks to all of you who have been asking for updates on The Qatteri Cat. He finds himself very busy these days, in fact, as you can see, fully extended with all his activities.

He helps me with my projects. He helps me with my household chores, especially keeping the Qatteri Cat fed and watered. He works hard to keep Adventure Man fit, waiting by the door for him to return from work and forcing him to run and chase, or to throw his ball. He is a constand companion, day and night. At night, he is the watch cat, alerting us to every strange noise, and, from time to time opening the door-to-the-world so that I can get MY exercise, running after him as he escapes.

So here, for you, is where you will typically find the Qatteri Cat:

Helping Intlxpatr blog:

Helping in the project room:

Alert and guarding the house:

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Blogging, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Pets, Relationships, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Where Did Autumn Go?

Just two weeks ago, I wrote about the subtle changes, the feeling of Fall in the air. I take it all back! This week, with temperatures back up in the 120’s F. (49 – 50 C.) it feels like summer and this scorching heat will never end.

Oh! Did I mention the humidity? Late in the afternoon, the windows will totally fog, as if someone has showered in the room, except that all the moisture is on the outside. Whew! I go outside, and I DRIP with moisture!

WeatherUnderground says it will cool later in the week. . . down to like, you know, 113 F./45 C. Good weather for staying inside and eating salads.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Uncategorized, Weather | 4 Comments

Higher IQ Linked to being Vegetarian

I found this among BBC’s Most E-mailed stories and I can see why. Holy smokes! Adventure Man and I have gone greatly, but not totally, meatless. Sometimes, we just can’t resist. About once every three months or so, we just have to have a steak or a hamburger, but mostly, we try to eat lower on the food chain. Good thing I LOVE salmon. And those hammour kofte they make at the Sultan Center on the weekends. Ummmm . . . . hmmmmm. Can you eat fish and be vegetarian?

Intelligent children are more likely to become vegetarians later in life, a study says.
A Southampton University team found those who were vegetarian by 30 had recorded five IQ points more on average at the age of 10.

Researchers said it could explain why people with higher IQ were healthier as a vegetarian diet was linked to lower heart disease and obesity rates.

Read the whole story HERE.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Diet / Weight Loss, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, News | 14 Comments