SOARING TO NEW HORIZONS

Just call me princess!

Last weekend began with me annoyed because of a siren that went off all night long. This led to a sleepy-brained me driving too...

The waiting is the hardest part

Tom Petty got it right: the waiting is the hardest part I’ve been spending a lot of time in waiting rooms —- taking friends to...

Same, same…but oh so different

A friend asked what I miss most about home. I think she was expecting a long list of items, some of which she could...

Marhaba, Year Two of teaching in the UAE!

Summer break flew by. I cannot express how wonderful it was for me to be able to travel to two countries to visit family...

Doctor, doctor…

How is this for being a few pegs shy of normal?  I’m an obnoxiously happy camper today because I had a freckle (okay it’s...

Weathering the storm in Abu Dhabi

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here, and not because I’ve been leading a boring life. I’ve been so busy enjoying all...

Think they’ll notice I’m a little different…

I’m closing out the school year like I always do. While I’m going through the motions, I am not the same person I was...

The dirt beneath my feet…

I get up at 5 a.m. so I can hike before it gets too warm. While it’s not as hot in Phoenix, Arizona as...

Oh, happy days! The 43rd National Day in the UAE

I don’t remember how I brought in my 43rd birthday, but I’ll always remember how I helped celebrate the UAE’s big day --- and...

Palazzo pants bonanza!

  I remember way back when I bought my first pair of gauchos.  They were orange and flouncy.  I loved them, and I probably wore...