Monday, August 01, 2005

Say Hello...Wave Goodbye

So two weeks from today I will be officially living in the Middle East. I am trying desperately to wrap my head around this reality, but it is proving to be quite a challenging task. It is not really hard to imagine myself there...the challenge is trying to imagine myself away from here, surrounded by the ones I love. So naturally, I have busied myself this summer with the "task" of visiting old friends and spending time with new ones. Thus, inevitably, this summer has been marked with many cheerful reunions and tearful goodbyes. Although, I'm trying to not think of them as "goodbyes"...."farewells", "see ya soons", and "peace outs" all seem less final. Despite what many of my students think, I have every intention of coming back to U.S. soil in one piece, that is to say, not getting shot, kidnapped, blown up, or sold into white slavery. And to prove that I am not any of the above mentioned as well as to avoid saying anymore goodbyes I am starting this blog. Apparently, everyone does this now.....who knew people had such fascinating lives? Anyway, I'll try my darndest to keep y'all updated. Any encounters with camels, single male oil tycoons, or Tiger Woods will be included so check frequently!!!! By the end of this two year stint you will probably know more about me than you ever cared to (especially if the whole making friends thing doesn't pan out). Oh, and as soon as I figure out how the hell to add photos....I'll share those with you as well...okay? So, I guess this is it....wish me luck!!!

Peace Out ~ Ellen

Just a piece of advice :

If you are ever feelin' down, maybe a little blue, unloved, etc....move to the Middle East!!!! I have NEVER felt so loved as I do right now!! Thanks for all your support, advice, thoughts and prayers!!! Hey, wait a that I'm thinkin about it....maybe you all are just really happy to see me go? I'm gonna stick to my first theory...just for mental health sake!!


Blogger Diz's in Da States said...

Hi Ellen! Hope you had a great flight over. We're thinking of you and can't wait to hear about your new place. Love ya!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Lil' Elvis said...

Hi LL,

It's Allyn, Sarah, and Lil' Elvis! We miss you!! Still waiting for the camel pics!!!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Mom said...

Hey Ellen!
Hope you haven't run off with a
rich oil tycoon yet.....can't wait to get updates on your new life...We miss you!!!!

2:46 PM  

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