I haven’t had much of a chance to write lately.  The entire family has come down with an awful awful cold, resulting in some breathing problems for my little guy.  So much for “outgrowing” it once we leave Egypt!  It has not been much fun.

I’m doing lots of reading and research for whatever the next phase of our life may be.  Everything is up in the air.  Where will we live? Egypt?  Somewhere else?  What will I do? Back to work?  What type of work?  Of course there is the usual “making do with what you brought in your bags”, and not handing my husband’s entire salary to Target.  This, folks, is that glamorous expat life.  Yup.  I’m still looking for the glamor too.  That being said, I wouldn’t change the decision to join the foreign service at all.  We had a good run in Egypt, and I miss many things about it dearly.

Since I’m reading lots of good things, I thought I might as well share:

Bullet Journal: A new-to-me planning/journaling method.  The website is well designed and the video is a quick watch.  I’m implementing this in my trusty notebook as we speak.  The many lists have to live somewhere other than a post-it note.  (My planner is still in Cairo.  Along with the family calendar on the fridge.)

Monster Momday:  A call for sanity in the mommy wars.  We are deep in it again here in Nova.  Someone actually asked how I felt about giving my son asthma medication.  Just fine, thanks.  Of course I’d prefer that he didn’t need it, but when all’s said and done, I prefer the medication to him turning blue.

Be a World Citizen: This one is for all the friends who site their kids as the reason they no longer travel.  Of course you don’t have to, but why not?  3 Thinsg for Mom is a wonderful site, and discover lovely people and ideas there all the time.

You have some more time?  Go check out a Ted talk.  Why am I only discovering these now?  What are you reading?