Alhamdullah, we are back in the states! We moved into a new townhouse in a suburb of the big city we resided in before we left for Saudi. I’m right now job hunting for something in my field (Librarianship), the pickings are slim, although I have applied for some Library assistant jobs at the local Universities. Please keep me in your doa’at!
Only major downside to where we are living now is the area is 100% a car-needing area! I’m a city girl and admit 100% that I do NOT know how to drive! LOL…Ive always lived where I can hop on the bus or subway for everything OR walk! Here…we have everything in the area and also some beautiful parks but there are NO sidewalks and the streets are not set up for pedestrians at all. Needless to say, I’m going a bit stircrazy…as much as I loathed things in KSA, atleast we had a compound shuttle so I could get around! Here…its difficult. The hubbster is trying to teach me but its hard, I’m not a teenager and I am sort of scared behind the wheel. LOL. Anyway…in the meantime, I’m busy applying for jobs!
Please, please keep me in your doa’at!
Also…Ramadan Kareem! I know some people started on the 10th and some are starting on the 11th!
I have a lot of pictures from Iran to share-we alhamdullah, finally got to go and see Persepolis (Takht-e Jamsheed-Jamsheed’s throne) and several other ancient historical sites. Unfortunately, the time we were in Iran was not as fun as in times past…but hey, Persepolis rocked!
As a post-script...even though we are in some crazy suburb area I’m still wearing the abayaat and shaylahs…although sometimes I do switch it up with a manteau or poncho or whatever…I just prefer them…although since the area isnt too…um…diverse…Ive gotten some interesting looks sofar! LOL…I was used to being stared at in Saudi because I obviously do not look Saudi but here, hehehehe…it’s back to the “LOOKS”…you all know what I mean. huh.
Yesterday we went to Superwalmart to get a bit of groceries and dh left me his credit card while he ran over to another store and I go and check out…ofcourse its busy and there were like 5 families behind me…and I put the card through 3 times and each time it was declined. The young girl (teenager) behind the register was giving me some seriously evil eye as were the women behind me, even though I rapidly called dh back over and I was blushing, apoligizing, the girl at the register was getting a bit ticked off. I was obviously holding up the line. DH ran over just in time as the girl was getting ready to call a manager. LOL…I understand its annoying when stuff like that happens, but I got just nasty looks from everyone.
Once at the car, we joked that they probably thought I just found the card somewhere and was trying to use it, or something sketchy like that. Oh, it was declined because dh closed it when we were in Saudi and forgot that it was the closed one! Oops! Nice!