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Cat Nap

I had a lot going on today, including an event I need to prepare for tomorrow. As I was settling down to read a lot of material, I felt a little cold, and put on my heavy robe. Then the Qatteri Cat heard me and came in and snuggled up close and went to sleep. His slow, regular breathing, and his little cat-sleeping noises had its effect on me, too, and the next thing I knew, I was also sound asleep.

AdventureMan said “I hate to wake you, but I’m hungry” and I was glad he did. We went out for a quick bite which turned out to be not so quick, and I am growing increasingly uncomfortable at how unprepared I am going to be when he says “don’t you remember college? Isn’t there someplace on the internet you can go and get some ideas to put this together quickly?” and it’s like a lightbulb going on – oh yeh! There is this wonderful new way to gather information in a hurry. I can get other people’s ideas . . .

We used to use something called Cliff Notes, you could buy them in any university bookstore to fill in if you didn’t have time to read the book, or to guide you if you read it and didn’t understand it.

Now I am off to find the current day equivalent, to crib some notes off the internet since I am now WAAAYYY behind the curve.

January 10, 2009 Posted by | Books, Character, Family Issues, Leadership, Marriage, Tools | 3 Comments

Dressing for the Weather

Thank God for the sun beating in our place for a goodly part of the day. The cold has seeped in so deeply that I have to wear heavy slippers, and I am still wearing my heavy fleece robe. Here is what it looks like at seven on a Saturday morning:


Beautiful golden sunrise – but make that a beautiful COLD golden sunrise:

Here’s the problem. I get all bundled up to stay warm inside, then when I am outside, the weather is gently toasty and I am overdressed! I strip off a layer of jacket and scarf and I am OK – unless I am sitting in the shade, in which case the jacket comes in handy again. Today we will be moving around a lot, so I may find myself a little overheated. 🙂

Things are not going to get better in the next few days – take a look:


Dress warmly, Kuwait, and get out there and enjoy this fabulous weather!

January 10, 2009 Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Statistics, sunrise series, Weather | 2 Comments