Friday, February 23, 2007

Well time has flown by. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you want to look at things I have not really had time to make any entry in my blog because Aymn was around so much. He has taken to spending the morning with me - no matter if it is my day or not - he does not like to stay home alone and when it is his day with his family they are at school/work all morning until around 3 p.m. He has also taken to spending every evening with his kids - spends 6 hours with them studying - not sure how that works - but - I have a real funny feeling that he likely spends a fair bit of his time glued to the TV - as he is kept much to busy here to watch a lot of TV - and he certainly goes through withdrawal when he does not get to watch all his TV shows, news, documentaries - whatever. His sons have been running him a merry chase - unfortunately I 'caught' them - and all heck broke loose. He is one very stressed out man - I sure do feel sorry for him and the kids. It seems that my cowife has decided that she is no longer going to be a parent - but a best friend to the kids - so all the discipline is landing on Aymn. And unfortunately the kids are paying the ultimate price and it really tears me apart seeing what is happening to his kids. His children are quite obnoxious - but that can be laid at their parent's door - Aymn and Amel have certainly failed them in a lot of ways. Last Thursday I noticed that his eldest son had been online - after having been told he could not go to the cybernet - commented on it to Aymn - and he basically called me a liar - after all his kids would not disobey him like that - so needless to say I took umbrage - and had a shower and went to bed. After thinking about it - he opted to go home and see what was going on - he went home and eldest son denied having gone to the cybernet - as did the youngest one - but Aymn contacted his two eldest nephews - who were staying at my MIL' place - and they both confirmed that both of Aymn's sons had joined them at the cybernet. Discipline followed - and the youngest one recanted and also included his big brother in the mess. Well big brother continued to refuse to admit that he had lied and that he had been at the cybernet. Aymn did not return back to our home - I called him at 2:30 a.m. to find out what was going on - and he did not answer - called him three times - and he finally sent me a text message saying he had overreacted with eldest son and would talk to me later - needless to say I was some ticked - as it was my day and night - but I am learning that my time is not of much importance - whenever something happens at home with the kids he is gone - but when something crops up with me - I am on my own. Great life - will be interesting to see how long I choose to live like this. I am still working on making myself happy and letting go of the rest - as I cannot change Aymn - I need to work on changing myself. Not meeting with a lot of success on this - really need to get my butt in gear and get out and get some exercise - either that or find some money and get myself a treadmill - should look around for one and see about getting one - because I know that if I had a treadmill I would get up and get moving in the morning - but the thought of getting fully dressed / covered from head to toe to go out walking does not hold much appeal - but either way I need to make a decision and get things moving. Of course today really helped - have spent most of the day baking - make rice krispie squares - for my niece Mawada's b'day party tonight - the family really likes them - and also made matrimonial squares as I have lots of dates and also made brownies - and all I really want to make is a spice cake - should have just made one and had done with it - will take a lot of the stuff to club on Monday and share it with my friends - LOL.

Weather here has been quite good. Have had a few days of wind and rain - but I have managed to spend a few hours sitting out on the balcony enjoying the sun - even have some colour - Aymn does not like me going out on the balcony wearing my shorts and big t-shirts - he is worried about me - yeah right - he is worried that someone might see me and connect me to him and think badly of him. I told him when I bought this place that in my own home I do not cover - unless I have company - and I consider the balcony to be part of my home. And when I am sitting outside the 'men' are at work and the only people I see out on balconies are women hanging their clothes out - so it is not a big deal. Sometimes there are men working on the roof of the apartments around here - but they are far enough away - and besides they should not be looking - but of course that is not acceptable. God forbid that a man should follow the edict set out in the quran to avert his eyes - no it is up to the woman to cover herself from head to toe - now that is another topic that I am not going to get into any further.

I am babysitting my g/f Sharon's animals while she is stateside. I am now the proud sitter of an Amazon parrot named Popeye - he is a real character - can get quite noisy when he feels he is being neglected - and then there is the cat - named Cleo - she has been here for 3 weeks and is finally getting used to it - so I am actually seeing more of her - to the point of tripping on her as she wraps herself around my feet - and then there is the turtle - Myrtle - who lives on the balcony - she is not much trouble at all and last but not least is the fish - no name - he is very quiet also. I will endeavour to include a pic or two of Popeye - as I said he is a real character - loves to be held - and if your hands are busy and you cannot scratch his head he will rub his head against my cheek. And when your hands are not busy he loves to have his head scratched and goes "OH YEAH" - real character. Notice how Aymn is leaning away from him - he was afraid that Popeye might take a nibble out of his ear - lol. You can see a bit of our garden behind Aymn - one of these days I will take some photos of the new place - and the garden and add them to the blog. He is right now trying to get my attention - by talking away.


Safa said...

Oh that is hilarious that ur internet power source was connected to the elevator! So typically egyptian.....and how much does that save you? Like $5 LE a month? When we installed the air conditioner here, the guys took care of everything. All was well, until we blew a fuse....and when we got our own electrician in to see what the problem was.....turns out they connected the power to the city wires, not to our own electric box. I mean....with an air conditioned...ur talking about saving a bunch of $200 LE a month!

But what really gets me going, is that I wasn't ASKED! When I found out, I got them to switch the power to my own box....but in my heart, I'd already been a thief......u know, if the electric guy would have come and found that out, I'd be deep in doggy doo doo. And somehow I figure saying, "But I didn't know" wouldn't get me very far. HAHA!

So ya, get the power source OFF the elevator....not a good thing!

How nice of u to pet sit! The turtle sounds like fun!

Lynn said...

No way! (About the power source) That is amazing. That parrot is gorgeous! Great photos. Can see all the vibrant colors. Sounds like heaven sitting on your patio. Especially as I look outside to 2 ft of snow and it still is coming down.