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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Exit/re-entry visa (wanted a 9 month visa only got a 6 month visa) emoticon
2 suitcases packed - almost
carry on bag packed - all except computer

My flight leaves here at 0615AM MONDAY MARCH 4, have to be at the airport by 1AM, flight lands in USA at 11:15AM Monday morning. It's a 7 hour time difference and a 13 1/2 hour non stop flight that does not serve alcohol and will most likely be packed.

Guess I'm ready to go home for 5 1/2 months. Will be going from 95 degrees F to 30 something degrees F

  
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MRSAGAIN2 2/27/2013 7:56AM

    That is one heck of a long flight. WOW!

Good luck with adjusting to the weather changes. Yikes!

Hugs to you.

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NORASPAT 2/26/2013 5:04PM

    Sounds like a plan, all ready to come home.
It was 40 degrees here in Central Maine, tomorrow we are forecast another foot.
I hope you have plenty of sanitiser if the plane is that crowded. Wash hands every time you touch something. I am thinking I will wear rubber gloves if we are able to fly to the West coast this year.

Enjoy lots of vitamin C from now till flight time. HUGS, Hope to see you soon - much love Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 2/26/2013 2:59PM

    Wow, what a long time to be on an airplane. Sounds like you have thought of everything so now it is just the waiting to leave.

Did you finish your scarf?

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Feb 24

Sunday, February 24, 2013

NOTE: I am NOT in the USA, I am in Saudi Arabia where I live with my American husband for most of the year.

I will be going home to my home in New Hampshire USA March 4 because my 93 year old father is not in very good health and not much time left. I will be joining a gym when I get home since it will still be cold and snowy.

I will be going to see my family in Central NY a week after I get home. My niece is getting married in a quiet civil ceremony so my son and grandson will be going with me. I hope the weather holds out so we can make the journey. I haven't driven in snow in 13 years so this should be interesting.

I'm trying to crochet myself a scarf and hat since I don't have one with me here in Saudi since it never gets below 50F during the day. So far I've finished my hat.

  
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NORASPAT 2/26/2013 9:32AM

    Sorry I missed this one I did not get to much yesterday I played with photos and cleared the driveway. Snow is expected later this week in fact begins again tomorrow for us.
I hope you have safe journey not too many changes and good weather all the way.
I know you will be jet lagged so let me know when you get home. Any Airport glitches for your daughter call to see if we can help.

I made that journey to be with my dying Mother. She died one week after I got there and I always feel it was a very good decision for ME!.

We had to leave very young kids with people we hardly knew. They were more religious than I knew and our kids were and still I think are resentful I left them behind with this family.
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I am so anxious for us to meet again. Pat in Augusta.

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GRAMMYEAC 2/25/2013 11:53PM

    Happy you're coming home sooner, but sad for the circumstances. I hope you get to spend some quality time with your dad.

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THINAGIN2 2/24/2013 5:12PM

    Happy traveling and have a wonderful time while you are home. Good luck with the crocheting project, too!

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Going home to the USA

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I will be going home to New Hampshire USA on March 4 in response to a message from my family that my father will not last much longer. The Drs have said the blood transfusions he has been having for a few years now are no longer working, my father sleeps most of the time and he doesn't eat right. My husband said it is better for me to be home in the USA and ready than to sit here in Saudi Arabia and not be able to get a visa and get out in time.

March 4th is also my youngest grandson's 7th birthday but I won't be able to see him until the following weekend.

So if you live in the Northeast USA, New York, Maine, New Hampshire than you can expect another blizzard March 2-5 because i haven't been in snow since 2007 nor have I driven in snow since 2000. Should be fun.

  
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BRENDAGAIL9 2/24/2013 7:57PM

    According to the weather reports, you will need the hat and scarf. You are lucky that you can make your own. I have a hat that I wear sometimes that I made a few years ago. I wonder where the pattern is........ I made a bright red scarf but don't need it now as it is warming up here on the West Coast.

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YANKEEBELLA 2/23/2013 1:05PM

    I am sorry that your visit is under these circumstances. It will be a blessing to you and your family.

You plan to see the opening game? How much fun that will be.

Yankees play the Nats March 29 in DC and I am working on getting to that game!

Safe travels,
Susan

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GAYLLYNNE 2/21/2013 9:31PM

    Welcome home!! It's going to snow, that's for sure!

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BRENDAGAIL9 2/21/2013 3:29PM

    I am sorry to hear about your father and it is good you are able to go and be with him. Have a safe trip and keep in touch as you can.

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HOLISTIC5 2/21/2013 3:21PM

    well I hope you are wrong- we have been having snow every weekend for the past few weeks- due to have 12 plus inches this Sat into Sun in most of NH- I am so ready for spring !! Have a safe trip, I am sorry for the reason you need to come home.

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DIANNEYME 2/21/2013 3:06PM

    Glad you are coming home, but sorry for the reason... We are getting more snow this weekend, so maybe we will have a weekend off when you arrive!

Safe travels to you...

Still praying!
Dianne

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Feb 18

Monday, February 18, 2013

exercise - not much
food - I'm sure I was over but I cooked a new meal from Tyler Florence from Food Network
Water - not even close
Me time - yes.

Not being able to be on my treadmill and getting my sweat on is really annoying but the wheezing and fighting to catch my breath is more annoying.

  
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MRSAGAIN2 2/19/2013 7:30PM

    It's unfortunate you're not able to get on the treadmill, but more important to be able to breath.

Feel better soon, friend.

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JOYFUL78 2/18/2013 10:25PM

    (((((((((((( hugs )))))))))))))))

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JANETTEB553 2/18/2013 6:10PM

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RD03875 2/18/2013 4:24PM

    What I have is what is left over from the flu last week, the nasty crud mucus stuff that is still lingering. My DH had the same thing a couple weeks ago and he is just getting over the cough and nasty bits.

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SUZYMOBILE 2/18/2013 4:08PM

    Um, this may be a silly question, but have you seen a doctor? It sounds like you need one!

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Feb 17

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cardio - I tried but my lungs wouldn't co-operate and let me breathe
food - good
water - very low
me time - yep, every day.

I'm still coughing and full of phlem so trying to walk on my treadmill at my normal pace today wasn't happening, I got so out of breath and my lungs just wouldn't clear out and let me walk fast. I HATE that feeling.

Today is Random Acts of Kindness day

  
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BRENDAGAIL9 2/17/2013 4:04PM

    I hope you get better soon. My oldest son called my a little while ago and said he thinks he has pneumonia and can hardly breathe. He has asthma. I told him to hang up and call 911 and get to the ER. He sounded terrible. He lives about 60 miles from me so I hope someone will call me and let me know how he is. He doesn't hang around with the best of 'friends'. He's an alcoholic, been in many treatment facilities over the years. He'll be 52 in April.

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AZMOMXTWO 2/17/2013 3:28PM

  at lesat you tried i hope you get better soon

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