So, our three week Christmas break has come to an end. I hope all of you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Years. I missed my family but kept busy by going to Muscat, Oman, traveling to the western region of Abu Dhabi, and a recent trip to Dubai. Oh, and I found a car! I wasn't planning on getting one so soon but another teacher was leaving after 3 years and put it on our swap and shop website. I looked at it for two weeks while I prayed about it and did research on the car. It was a great deal and I think I got lucky because everyone else was gone for the holidays! Anyways, I got a great deal and will now be free to enjoy my independence more!
I am really getting close to several friends and now that we are all getting settled in, we do things together. Of course, going out to eat is right up there, but we also walk the malls, and I just joined a book club. It's so weird for me to have all this free time! It's really sinking in how much I worked when I was a nanny (60-65 hrs a week) and even though I experienced a lot, my "me" time really suffered.
That might explain why I have my scrapbooking table in my living room! I love to scrap while I watch tv and it keeps me out of my bedroom, where I found I was still gravitating to just out of habit.
Ok, so I hope you enjoy the pictures. Not bragging, just really for my family (and those of you interested) to see where I live!