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A split second decision

“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” -Anne Lamott… 817 more words


Sweet Home Al...Manama

Today is a milestone. I feel like we should hop on the latest baby picture trend and take a photo with a big badge that reads “2 months” on it. 330 more words


The business of living here

I want to tell you about the business of being an expat.  I mentioned that I had to renew the girl’s passports.  It has been 5 years since they have had residence in the United States.  575 more words

Non-fiction Travel


4 (and a half) year old Finn said “Kat can I have a plaster?”
Shoot. I knew this would happen. I knew he was saying a word. 178 more words

Summer 2016 Part II: Ireland

See this face?  It’s American, with all its red hair, white skin and blue eyes.  Blue bags under the eyes, too; I don’t see the sun often.   7,656 more words


Damn wrench!

Day one of my four-day weekend, the first Saturday off ever. So the girls and I made loaded nachos for dinner. It was Rumi’s request. We sit down to eat and watch “Home” because I love it, and the buzzer for the downstairs door buzzes. 727 more words

Non-fiction Travel

The Lady in London

It’s been a while, and I’ve wondered if I should delete this whole page and start something new. My priorities have changed; I don’t travel as much as I’d like – and I don’t publish the posts that I should when I do. 439 more words