Wednesday, February 28, 2007
My mother-in-law is back in Tripoli, and I am back to my normal routine, no more running around to drive Meral or pick her up, and no more thinking of what to cook for next day’s lunch.
Usually, I am the one responsible for dinner, before I start here is how the story of our typical Libyan lives goes… Our little apartment is right above my in-laws yes typical Libyan style (this temporary situation is 3 yrs & 1/2 old now!) so in the morning I drop Meral down stairs for me to leave to work this is really handy and really typical Libyan too :o), then since I am at work my mother-in-law does the cooking for lunch for the whole family, you know the typical Libyan lunch at 2.30 – 3.00 P.M., then I come back eat my share then go upstairs to continue with the house cleaning chores while Meral is napping , I think my little one has a typical Libyan in her too, after that, I manage to come up with a reason to go out, I hate staying home, yah I like to nassreff (go out a lot that is) so there is always something I need to buy, or some one I need to visit, I usually take my mom-in-law out with me, drop her at her sister’s or if she wants she can come along while doing my thing …don't want to say it's typical Libyan life style but IT IS!!
Anyway, what I prefer to have for dinner is something light, sandwiches & burgers are the best (I do that for me) but since hubby doesn’t come home for lunch and sandwiches are his lunh, he needs to eat what he calls “Real Food” and to him real food is “mbakbka” yah typical Libyan ;o) believe it or not he eats “bakboki” almost every night again typical Libyan shaboob I guess..lol, I became an expert in making mbakbka so I am a typical Libyan woman. Well I say let him eat it while he can, that is before he gets diabetes, or cholesterol! b3eed elshar ;o)
One more thing, Meral has been potty trained by my Mom, yayyyy! I still have her in diapers for the night though; I am not ready for waking up in the middle of the night to take her to the bathroom, not yet :oS she has been potty trained but I am not yet trained for her potty training! However, for the day I just tell her she needs to keep the Barbie on her panties smiling because if she pees in it the Barbie will be crying, also Mom tells her if she wets herself then we're going to tell the seagull (she loves it) who's going to laugh at her… so she’s doing her best to keep it dry, I am proud of her, she's 2 years and almost 4 months now :o)
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Because some jerks driving by will start blowing their car horns and saying stuff that will make me angry and make me want to jump and chock them. As a matter of fact, I have always hated it when guys flirted or commented while walking by or even driving by, but just recently I learned it is actually considered harassment, and we are unaware of its emotional consequences.
So why they do it!!? Every time I try to find the reason why they act like that, I come to the same conclusion the fact that they are just irresponsible, and that is the best they have learned from hanging around the streets and occupying the corners. No matter how you are dressed, or how good-looking /unattractive you look if you are a female then you are going to get all that..... crap.
So anyway, I will just sit here do my work, and go for a walk later when I can find someone to accompany me.
A little bit about Meral, her passion is traffic lights now !! while we are driving around she'll be looking for them, saying repeatedly "Green go, Red stop" yah in English :o)
Hey Meral had a hair cut too, one thing off the long list ;o)
Getting ready to hit the roads, it's going to be a long ride home!
* The pictures are kind of blurry they were taken by DaMoon's cell phone cam.
Monday, February 19, 2007
On the way there we stopped at every furniture store looking for bathroom cupboard, even looked at the kitchen & house ware stores, I can't find them any where, any suggestions? However, I stopped at this place in Siyahya where they costume make for you, and I guess that is going to be it!
What I hate the most about shopping is actually the prices are kind of high comparing to the "quality" of goods they are selling, that is not fair. I mean I can't get myself to buy any thing knowing that it didn't even cost half of the price they are offering, call me cheap, but it is just not right. Also you can find it with a different price if you went to more public areas.
And yeah the running around continues, my mom-in-law will be gone for another week. I got used to the routine though, and to be honest I am more organized now. I am always organized when I am busy and have no time to do any thing, it is the time I put my time management skills into action.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
My hairdresser is just amazing, this is not an advertising for her or any thing, but she's gooooood, I have always had short hair, and before I started going to her I used to go into the hairdresser's shop scared, and leave unsatisfied. But that has changed since I started going to Diana, 8 years now, I sit and tell her to do whatever she wants.
I just loved it and wanted to share :o)
I also, finally, got curtains for the kitchen! One thing off the to-buy-list.
Few things about my little Angle; Meral is master her speech skills now, I can notice how she's trying to say the words exactly how we say them, specially words with the letter "R". I am thankful for the smart girl she is, Alhamdolillah. At age of 2 years and 3 months, she knows the alphabetic (Thank you Immunemania for Elmo's easy ABC's book & CD). She knows how to count form 1 - 10 in Arabic, English, and French. She memorizes some short Surah's such as, Al Fate7a, Al E7'las, Al Falaq, Al Nas, & Al Kawthar.
I think Spring is great time for her to join day care, which I haven't decided on yet!
Have a nice weekend every one!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
This is in Hay Alandalus, behind Almuntda
Anyways, it was kind of tyring especially yesterday was physiotherapy day for Meral I was running, running and running all day long, I was here and there, from work to home, then to Hay Alandalus, to Zawia Street to Janzour. In addition to preparing dinner & the next day's lunch and house chores and every thing related, at the end of the day I was like how did I do it!?!! Every thing else is postponed for the moment, until my life gets back to normal.
I know DaMoon, and Piccolina have mentioned vacations in their posts, I just can't help but mention it too..lol I AM TIRED I NEED A VACATION :oS , but Father made it clear it is not going to happen until May, ughhh!
Thursday, February 01, 2007
The Trip was to Arch of Marcos, Old City (Madina), and Gramanli's House
At "Ahmed Gorgi" Mosque
A view for Bab Jedid Hotel and Fatah Tower
A view for Corinthia Hotel and Dat Al Imad
The children said that they have learnt new things about Tripoli, and they have enjoyed their time too. This Friday they are heading to "Sabratha" :oD