Are You Nervous? So What…

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” - 2 Chronicles 15:7 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Want to know a secret? Sometimes I get nervous. Ok, it’s really not a secret especially since everyone I know has been nervous at some point in their life.  Sometimes being nervous is a... Continue Reading →

No Ordinary Day!

“No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.” - Sheik Zayed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I sat in a cozy coffee shop with Rocket’s sister (who... Continue Reading →

The Art of Cooking…for Non-Artists

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  If you know me, I love surprising loved ones on special occasions, especially if I can actually manage to surprise them (which isn’t always the case)! Rocket is extremely difficult to surprise. Part of my strategy is to... Continue Reading →

Just Smile and Run!

“It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning.” - The Fast and the Furious. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  The first time I rode a camel, I cajoled my younger sister to join me before we left a fall festival in the United States. Even though I was nervous, I figured it was... Continue Reading →

Where Will I Meet You?

“I like this drink...ANOTHER!” - Thor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just about every day, I get asked “How do you like Dubai so far?” For the last few months, my response has been “I love it all...except the summer!” and an acknowledging sigh ensues followed by laughter from both sides. Now that I have lived here for a... Continue Reading →

Home Alone

 “No offense, aren’t you too old to be scared?” - Kevin McCallister, Home Alone ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My husband, Rocket (his new blog nickname), is part of an international team and his job requires occasional travel in the region. When I moved to Dubai, he limited work travel, making sure that I felt comfortable and wasn't home... Continue Reading →

An Adult’s Guide to Summer in Dubai

“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it." - Tangled ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s no secret that Dubai is hot in the summer. With 120 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures and over 90% humidity, summer is off-season for tourists (and me!). The good news? You can get great prices around town for being one of the few... Continue Reading →

Ramadan is a month? 

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew." — Pocahontas  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This time last year, I had just settled in Dubai. Hot, lost most of the time, and confused about rules for non-Muslims during Ramadan proved to be challenging. It was down right intimidating, and the... Continue Reading →

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