Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week in Review

Wow what a busy week! On Monday Alayna had a field trip to Pizza Express to make her own pizza and then get to eat it! One would think that this would be the best day ever for Alayna, for those that don't know Pizza is Alayna's favorite food. Well that morning she woke up feeling a little under the weather with a very runny nose and a cough. My plan was to drive her there and then have a coffee right next door at the Starbucks with my friend Anita. Well Long story short Alayna is still having a rough time with this school thing so the teacher asked me to stay and I had to drink my coffee amongst 20 3 yr olds! Lovely! Monday night I was invited to a get together that the women from ASG - KU do on a monthly basis. ASG-KU is all those who work at Camp Arifjan. So there are only 32 positions on the base that allow you to bring families with you and of those slots there are currently only 15 spouses here at this time! So they have a little get together once a month. It was great to get to ask some questions that are specific to being a military wife here. It was a nice group of ladies and there is one that has 3 little ones about the ages of my kids so we are going to try and get together sometime and play. Just nice to meet some women and get out of the house for a night. The only bad news was that I was told that doing my Taste of Home Entertaining business here is pretty much not going to happen. There were a few other ladies in the group who also do direct sales businesses and they said it is just not something that they allow here because of some Kuwaiti Laws here. I am a little sad about that. Then on Wednesday I had a coffee meeting with the other Mom's in Calvins class. There were 5 of us that showed up and it was just amazing to sit at a table with 5 women from all over the world! We had one from Nigeria, Cyprus, Jordan, a Christian from Jerusalem, and Me the American! What a neat experience! You really learn that we are all the same as mothers of little ones and go through the same battles every day. We also had to go the the Embassy several times this week, we inprocessed the Health unit on Wednesday. Back to the Alayna illness.....we ended up back at the Health Unit at the Embassy on Thursday and she had an ear infection and was put on antibiotics. She is really starting to feel better, but now Calvin has started. Hopefully he can avoid the ear infection; no fever yet! The weather has turned cooler here and it was in the mid to upper 70s last week and tomorrow it is suppose to rain and only be 68! It is actually quite pleasant on most days. Overall it was a very good week and we are feeling very happy about being here as a family! Miss you all very much!

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