Sunday, May 31, 2009
I'm still jet lagging but getting better. Now that I am alone here I can get straightened out with exercise and eating.
I got my new car on Friday so I feel much less stressed about going anywhere because I know the car will run and won't break down. My son got our old jeep.
I have weighed my self since I've been home and now I have to re adjust my ticker. the scales here have read 141 all 3 times I got on it and it's a digital one.
It sure was a challenge doing the grocery shopping last week. Everything here is so expensive, espically the fruits and vegetables! WOW! But I am so glad that SparkPeople is here to help me along the way.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
YAY YAY! I love being home.
I made it home safe and sound, all flights were on time, all luggage arrived at the same time as I did and unopened, nothing missing or broken. I got my cardio workout walking between plane terminals dragging luggage, then walking fast to get to the connection, then wandering around waiting for the bus.
It's so good to hug my son & grandson too!
Now to stay up past 9:30PM and sleep past 4AM would be GREAT.
It's also cold here, in the 30's in the boonie mountains and it's supposed to rain all this week of course!
Got my driver's license renewed, picked up my mail, went grocery shopping and got HEALTHY food. Now to keep going.
Hopefully I'll get back to SPARKING real soon!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
It's 7:30AM local time here in SAudi, 12:30AM New Hampshire time Sunday morning. IT's going to be a loooooooooong day. I probably won't leave for the airport until 10PM, the flight leaves at 0210AM Local time, 7:10PM USA time. The flight is 12 hours 50 minutes, I should land on US soil at 8AM New York time.
I did get in my exercise yesterday, 2 miles WATP video and Bootcamp video of the day.
Today will be up and down stairs, back and forth, tonight will be walking around the terminal, does that count as exercise? Pacing?
Unless there are free internet kiosks at the airport in the USA, I probably won't be back online until Tuesday evening. I'll miss my monday Sparking!
See ya'll in the REAL WORLD soon!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Breathe, breathe, I can stop crying now. I interrupted my vigorous exercising to come downstairs when DH came home to see what was happening. I GOT MY PASSPORT, I'M FLYING! My visa is also good until December! WOO HOO, of course I'm not staying that long but it's nice to know just in case.
It looks like I have to bust my a$$ now to find things I need to pack, clean the house & all. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!
THANK YOU to all of you who prayed and sent strong vibes for me, they worked!
Friday, May 22, 2009
I don't know if I can even begin to explain things but I'll try. I have a passport, you need a passport to be here (Saudi Arabia, YES, I'M AMERICAN) In order to leave this country you must have a visa to either leave permanently or leave and come back. I have to have what is called an exit/re-entry visa so I can leave Saudi and come back in 5 months. This procedure usually takes a week or less sometimes. You CAN get an emergency visa in 24 hours. Well my husband took my passport to the company office 2 weeks ago to get a visa in my passport so I can leave Sunday night/Monday morning. It is Friday night and I don't have my passport. This has nothing to do with the American government or the American Consulate/Embassy, the Saudi immigration office is the one who issues the visas. Our weekends are Thrusday and Friday so maybe there is a very slim hope it will come but the office said they have don't know when it will be back. The airline am flying has 2 flights a week out of here back to the USA, 2:10AM Monday & Thursday mornings. I am on the MOnday flight, Thursdays flight is overbooked and there is no way I'd get on that flight. I am just so upset, hurt, heartbroken. I want to go HOME. I have a new car waiting to be signed for and picked up, I have kids to hug and kiss, I have dr.s appointments, I have friends to meet, I have mail waiting that will now be backed up. I'm just devistated.
ON top of that, DH might have to go on a business trip. I didn't do grocery shopping because I thought I was leaving and I've used up stuff. It just sucks right now.
So I did my exercises this evening. 45 minutes of Walk Away The Pounds with extra intensity, the bootcamp video work out for today, another booty ball workout, leg lifts, up and down stairs.
I just want to scream, cry and beat on somebody.
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