Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Reader Appreciation Day

It has crossed my mind a time or two wondering how you guys perceive how our lives really are over here. And, I in turn have turned that question over & over in my mind trying to put it all in perspective. The fact is, I do love it over here. While this statement is the truth, I do have to say it only holds water because I do have family and friends in the U.S. with whom I can share our experiences. If I didn't have you guys back home to spout off to, I'm not sure how I'd feel. I guess that holds true anywhere one lives, though. If you don't have anyone to share with, then in my mind, you don't really have anything at all. I guess what I'm saying is that I appreciate all of you letting me share our new lives with you. Sometimes, it's the kick in the rear (that's for JoJo, she hates the "b" word) that gets me out experiencing the lands over here. It's funny, I'll talk to people over here and they're astonished that I've only been here a few months. I can give restaurant reviews, mall tours, directions, and a little commonsense advice on the locals. I've already had a local run into me (my shopping cart, actually) with his Qatari issue Nissan pickup truck...not truly Qatari issue, it just seems that way because they all seem to drive them. He jumps out to check the damage (on his truck) and looks at me and says, "Ees gooed". I told him, "No, it's not "gooed"...you need to slow down!". The sunset pic above is from the scene of the crime. Hey, not all was lost. The pressure that you put on me to "blog" makes me do things to talk about (such as, let people run into me & my shopping cart) , which in turn creates more fun for me. Bottom line: Thanks to all that tune in. You make my day.


  1. Well, we really enjoy reading your blog. Makes it easier since we know what is going on in your lives. We miss you but feel like with your descriptive writing we are experiencing part of it with you. So no slacking off!!

  2. كريستي12/3/07, 6:05 PM

    guess where?

    i know, i know!
    landmark mall!

  3. Lucy Shaffer12/3/07, 8:29 PM

    Don't ever stop writing this blog. It makes my day to read about you and your family's adventures in a far off land, especially when I'm stuck in my office looking at a computer screen all day.

  4. I'll try not to be a slacker...I think I can, I think I can

    I love you too, Kayla!! muah!

    Kristi in Arabic is so pretty :)

    Lucy, 30 yrs ago (omg)...if our friends would have taken bets on who would have lived in a far off land, the odds would have been 90 to 1 in your favor! Who'd a thunk it?


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