Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My Life Lately

I think I mentioned earlier, or maybe not, that I had joined a gym. Well, today, I went for my first personal training session. It has been so long since I took myself seriously and actually paid attention to myself, and although I feel a bit guilty for leaving my son with our maid while I go, I must admit that it felt great to rediscover myself.
My trainer is wonderful, she's from NJ, and I don't know how long she will stay in KW, but I hope she will be here for a good little while, at least until I can muster up momentum on my own.
I have been having some eye trouble lately; I don't know why, but every time I come to KW, I get eye infections. Crazy thing is, the first Dr. I went to, at a govt. hospital barely gave me any time to tell him what was going on and just threw a prescription at me. Well guess what....wrong diagnosis, surprise surprise, a little thing like 'listening' is important after all!
Anyway, crazy reaction to the meds made me look like a raccoon on crack and sent me to a Dr. at private clinic, who I think may have gotten it right. At least, I am hoping.
Last thing, and it really pisses me off....I went to complain to the middle school principal at my kids' school about the fact that they are grading according to ABILITY in P.E.! That is just crazy. He said, "Well, since we are a prep school, we like to treat all of our classes the same." Hmmm...sorry, but no dice, bud, I didn't send my kids to school to become athletes. You are supposed to be educating my children, and just by the nature of the beast, P.E. is different.
Ah, well, it continues to pull her GPA down because she is not an athlete, but I am not going to obsess about it; it's just another one of those annoying things.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Has Anyone Noticed...

....that time has seemed to have sped up? Wow, I can't believe that it is already mid-March! I won't go into all that has yet to be accomplished, but suffice it to say that it is indeed much. Thank God, though, that the kids have made some friends in school. Granted, they are not Kuwaiti friends, as they don't seem to open their circles readily for newcomers, nevertheless, they have some friends.
I finally joined a gym that is close by, and that should help with my mind-funk. I have also started driving...woo hoo! I hope I don't get into too much trouble, but I have been known to yell at reckless drivers, even in Roxbury, MA.
I have been adventurous and have been making my own bagels and planting heirloom seeds. The tomatoes and basil are thriving!
I am looking forward to going home in June, although flying with three kids, one 12 month old, will be a challenge. I can't wait to see my green home and loving family. The kids are psyched! All summer at the beach.
Sorry I have been absent, but I can't seem to give myself permission to just ramble needlessly. Oh, yeah, and also, my computer is in the Digits hospital trying to be mended. It's amazing how much I miss it.
Hopefully, I will find the rhythm.