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My snowman

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ok, so it's not real snow, it's a rice filled sock snowman. Should have used a different type of sock but it will have to do.
UPDATED PHOTO-gave him arms
Need to make a Mrs for him



  
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HARROWJET 12/13/2014 1:58PM

    emoticon very cute

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COFFEEMUG2009 12/13/2014 11:17AM

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EVIE4NOW 12/13/2014 9:46AM

  He is darling. Have never seen one before. Good luck with the Mrs Snowman.

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NORASPAT 12/13/2014 9:40AM

    Oh my GOSH he is precious.
I think the sock is perfect it defines his belt very well. You are one talented lady.

Is that the Toe stuffed. Emily LOVES it, we will try to make one. Em and I and DIL are supposed to go to the NUTCRACKER in Waterville. There is a lot of slush we have evening tickets. HOWEVER Emily has a really scratchy throat we might have to make other arrangements. NUTCRACKER is her favorite, I will check out another Venue if she gets worse.
Great SOCK, Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Stay in touch PLEASE,

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RASPBERRY56 12/13/2014 8:57AM

    Actually, that looks pretty good! emoticon

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Motivation saying

Wednesday, December 10, 2014



  
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NORASPAT 12/10/2014 10:05PM

    Very true many are interested but few will commit to join the fray.

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RAPUNZEL53 12/10/2014 6:26AM

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CHICAM 12/10/2014 4:53AM

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Sandstorm on Monday

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Saudi Arabia is home to a few sandstorms so all of a sudden Monday the sky got dark, orangeish brown dark. I looked up and saw a huge orange cloud rapidly coming towards the villa. I tried to upload a video but it won't let me.





This is the sky not 10 minuts after the sandstorm:



  
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NEEDSHELP52 12/9/2014 10:53PM

    Thank you for sharing your pictures. I have seen the dust devils in Arizona but they don't compare to this. Glad you are feeling better. HUGS, Terry (needshelp52)

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NORASPAT 12/9/2014 3:04PM

    Oh My that looks very threatening. Do they happen often. Do they do a lot of damage and are people injured. I have no clue about a sandstorm.
Too bad the video did not fly-
Very GOOD you are feeling better with the sinuses issue.
We were going to get Fred's glasses but we turned back because it was freezing rain and the journey back and forth is 50 miles.
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NORASPAT 12/9/2014 2:56PM

    Oh My that looks very threatening. Do they happen often. Do they do a lot of damage and are people injured. I have no clue about a sandstorm.
Too bad the video did not fly-
Very GOOD you are feeling better with the sinuses issue.
We were going to get Fred's glasses but we turned back because it was freezing rain and the journey back and forth is 50 miles.
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RASPBERRY56 12/9/2014 4:52AM

    Wow! With all the weather that my region has been dealing with, it's all to easy to not even *think* about phenomena like sandstorms........that's incredible! Glad you were safe!

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30 years ago

Monday, December 08, 2014

On December 7, 1984 in a blinding snow storm, with a 3 year old and a 6 year old, I boarded a plane in Syracuse NY headed for JFK where I boarded another plane for a 14 hour flight landing in Dhahran Saudi Arabia. We were only staying for 2 years, it would be an adventure that not many people get to experience.

30 years later.................my AMERICAN DH and I are still in Saudi Arabia but our 3 year old and 6 year old are now adults with kids of their own living in the USA. It's still an adventure because we never know what new laws the religious zealots will make up next, what foods will be banned, what streets will be closed for construction on a daily basis.

I go HOME TO THE USA for 4-5 months EVERY summer to relax and enjoy my freedom.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE, LIVING HERE IS EASIER THAN RUNNING 2 HOUSEHOLD BUDGETS YEAR ROUND especially since our home is in the rural back mountains of New Hampshire where I would run heat and electricity, buy food, car maintenance.

Hurry up May 20!

  
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Moment of silence for all those lives lost and for our brave men and women who survived that "Infamous day in History" I may not have been alive back then but it is still my country.






  
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GARDENCHRIS 12/7/2014 9:40AM

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GAYLLYNNE 12/7/2014 9:09AM

    We should all remember this day. My dad was a WWII vet and I always told him how much I appreciated his dedication and service. He gave up a lot to fight for what was right. Bless them all and their memories as well.

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/7/2014 8:43AM

  I have been there....so incredibly emotional just to visit. I came away with a new appreciation for the sacrifice. Thank you for remembering. emoticon

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PICKIE98 12/7/2014 8:21AM

    A telling photo..Fortunately for me, my Navy vet dad had not enlisted yet..he was too young.

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