Forgive me... it has been almost a month since my last post.
But you see, things have been a little hectic around here. I've been riding a crazy wave and it ain't finished with me yet.
Not long ago my husband applied for a job at his old high school. They called him for an interview, contacted his current employer, checked his references, and finally... after a long pause... sent him a job offer. It sounds pretty routine right? Did I mention that this high school is in Cairo, Egypt?
So for the past few weeks I have been running around trying to get everything ready to go. I've been clearing out the cobwebs, boxing up what's left, collecting documents, renewing passports, basically I've been doing everything I can to get ready for an international move that is scheduled to happen in a little over 6 weeks.
Then yesterday... after I had finally told myself it was possible, I had allowed myself to want it, I had even convinced those I was leaving behind that it was a dream that needed to be followed... we smacked into a roadblock that threatens to derail the whole thing.
But I don't want it to be over! I want my Egypt damn it! I want to see the pyramids, shop in the markets, buy cans of food with Arabic writing on them and try to guess the contents before opening them... I want to take a boat on the Nile, make paper out of papyrus, and eat hummus and pita until I'm sick to death of them. I want to breath in the smells good and bad, ride a camel in the desert, and share something with my family that might change us forever...I want it all... the good and the bad.