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Monday Listicle: Animals (real & otherwise)

Abu Dhabi in late August doesn’t have much in the way of wildlife. Everything that breathes, it seems, is hiding in the shade waiting for sundown, or, in the case of human animals, vacationing in cooler climes, like Bali. But Stasha has asked us to think about animals for the Monday Listicle (inspired in part by her giveaway to the Woodfield Zoo, so if you’re around her neck of the …

Monday Listicles: Places I Love

These lists have become odd echoes of my life these days: what I miss, yin yang, and now places I love…We’re living in a new place–a place I don’t yet love. There’s potential here–the gulf is beautiful, the gardens are lovely–but nothing has yet worked itself into my imagination.  So thank you, Stasha and Saretta (who chose this week’s topic) for helping me list through my life! Herewith, a list. …

Monday Listicle: Yin Yang

Stasha turned over Monday’s topic to Kim, at  Zook Book Nook, who chose Yin Yang. Yin Yang: balanced energy, the dark in the light, light in the dark. Favorite tattoo of surfers and yogis everywhere. It took me a while to think about how to create this list because I’d wanted to use photographs but I haven’t been out walking around in the city much. I’ll blame my kids for …

Monday Listicles: Things I Miss

I woke up this morning in Abu Dhabi with a bad case of the blues. The see-for-miles view out our 37th floor windows didn’t help; the gulf gleaming in the distance didn’t help.  Then the Monday listmaker struck again: Stasha at The Good Life said the topic for today’s list is: 10 things I miss. Well. That’s easy-peasy, folks. Numbers 1-8: Mother, sister, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, 2 nieces, stepfather, gathered …