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Things around Saudi!

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Big store at the mall

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Foof thought this was a fun flavor-Romance

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Eating at a French restaurant

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Typical street in Saudi

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Neighborhood

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Chicken big mac-Foof’s favorite!

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Saudi-American fast food

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Neighborhood

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  1. Nice building, the one with the pink fence!

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    January 27, 2016
  2. Romance should always be available as an ice cream flavour! That’s wonderful! πŸ™‚ I hope it tasted nice too.

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    January 27, 2016
  3. Saco?
    Is that a place where they sell sacks or did they just misspell Taco…. πŸ˜‰

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    January 27, 2016
  4. Don’t forget to post the next chapter of your story at the Senior Salon if you get a chance today.

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    January 27, 2016
    • yes I remembered can you believe it! Should I post the second old one and go in order for you? the one I posted Sunday?

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      January 27, 2016
      • I think that would be great. That way you can start to compile your writing in order. If you like my idea of a memoir cookbook, you can also use this opportunity to try this format out. I know that might be difficult because your story is so dark and your cooking is so joyful. As other people for advise on this idea.

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        January 27, 2016
        • Many people from the blog have said that from day one and I could not see it! After you mentioned it I thought more, what if I make a fun joyful book, some funny stories, then in the middle a few pages of memoirs?

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          January 27, 2016
          • Try out the different formats and ask for opinions. You have a lot of very intelligent readers who I know would give you valuable feedback.

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            January 27, 2016
          • Thanks for your input Bernadette! When you wrote me it kind of made me re think that idea!!

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            January 27, 2016
  5. I love when you post pics of Saudi, they are so interesting!

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    January 27, 2016
  6. Good heaven’s! I am starving!

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    January 27, 2016
  7. Amber #

    That last neighborhood is amazing! Looks more like a castle than anything!

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    January 27, 2016
    • I know and that is really nothing! If you see other houses they are huge and opulent! But the average person is not rich for sure!

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      January 27, 2016
  8. My ipad wouldn’t download all the pictures 😦 but I enjoyed the ones I did get to see. It is so interesting to see what everyday life is like in other countries. I would love to try that Romance ice cream! LOL! Good morning Lynn!! xoxoxo

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    January 27, 2016
    • Good Morning PJ!! thanks for stopping by. hope all is well dear xxx

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      January 27, 2016
      • Thank you Lynn! I had to order a new phone because my landline started getting to much static in it. The phone company won’t come fix it. So, I ordered a new smart phone. I haven’t wanted to use these new phones. 😦 But I am slowly learning! I have been having to watch lots of videos to try and learn it. I hope everything in your part of the states is going very well! xoxo

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        January 27, 2016
        • Everything is pretty good here! xoxo You will learn it easily but yes a huge change to these smart phones!!

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          January 27, 2016
          • I prefer using my landline. (I am not much on change. LOL). But, I can’t hear because of the static. The phone company won’t come and fix it. Have you been working lately?

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            January 27, 2016
          • That is an excellent idea Lynn! What kind of recipes will you be putting in it? Saudi/Eastern recipes? That would be really cool. I like the idea of including stories along with the recipes – a mix of funny stories and not funny stories. I don’t blame you for not wanting to spend all day lost at school but I think after a few times you will have it all down and it won’t feel like you are lost anymore.

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            January 27, 2016
          • I feel the same way — well, almost the same way. I haven’t had a man in my life in 25 years! I am getting older, thicker, and slower! The blog has made a huge difference in my life too. I don’t feel lonely, lost, and forgotten anymore. I feel like my life matters and anything I do, matters! So I understand where you are coming from. And NO, that is NOT too much information. We are here for each other. xoxox

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            January 27, 2016
          • Thanks dear PJ! I feel guilty for not going in, I then feel bad about that, but I also feel I need time to kind of adjust and re think my life! I am 53 so I feel irritated that now I need to start a career, don’t like change haha and still tons to do around the house. Thanks for letting me vent dear PJ! hope you are well and happy xoxo

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            January 27, 2016
          • You can vent to me anytime you want. πŸ™‚ I understand what you mean that you don’t like change. I think the older we get the harder change is for us. I hope you have a truly wonderful day!

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            January 27, 2016
          • You too dear PJ!!

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            January 27, 2016
  9. Ha…I misread Saco as Taco ! And…did you make that Chicken Big Mac ? I really need to eat breakfast before I get on here. ☺ Love those houses…wow.

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    January 27, 2016
  10. At times I am amazed how much Western everything looks aside from the different language on the signs.

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    January 27, 2016
  11. Hi Lynz, the pink house looks more like a palace right out of an Arabian movie! Nice to see small glimpses from far away places!

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    January 27, 2016
  12. Very nice photo’s those are some big houses. I guess they do it really big in Saudi Arabia.

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    January 27, 2016
  13. Beautiful neighborhoods and I love being able to visit the city…thanks for the great pictures….kat

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    January 27, 2016
  14. Wonderful pictures, Lynn.

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    January 27, 2016
  15. The pink house looks as though it has been decorated by an expert cake icer!

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    January 27, 2016
  16. Time for a pep talk my dear friend Lynz…After Buddy Boy and his unpleasant visit last May had you in a 180 degree turn-about! Yes?! Ah ha…Unraveling 22+ years of your life will not happen over-night. I dislike the fact that you are having a hard time concentrating, sleeping, working and all the things you must do to move on. Fear means false evidence appearing real. Looking in the closets at night time Lynz? Really…You are slowly gaining some self-confidence and momentum but the memories are always there, yes? So, what to do? As your coping mechanisms are wearing down your are feeling exhausted. yes? Having days filled with worry, anger, frustration, loneliness, fear, is not what it should be my dearest friend. You are worthy, you are an individual separate from Buddy Boy, you will always be a Mom! You have great talents. The pros out weigh the cons. Hugs Bestie-2 xoxoxoxxo

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    January 27, 2016
    • Good Luck today my friend, will talk again later via email if you need too! xoxoxo

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      January 27, 2016
    • Polygamy… a baby with a new wife?!?!? (Lynn, I would write more, but it wouldn’t be PG. Instead, I’ll sit here cursing at the screen and “him.”) 😦

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      January 27, 2016
      • I left, he came made promises, pushed things threatened to take my kids, reconciled, he left things fell apart, he wrote told me i am married, 9 months later a baby, lived with that for 3 long years. That almost broke me! Child now 5

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        January 27, 2016
      • Locked into polygamy he offered to unfreeze assets buy a home. I could not refuse for my kids. We had been kicked out of last 3 places in,saudi because he got mad argured with owners. So needed a stable home! I agreed to buy a home.

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        January 27, 2016
        • Do what you need to do to take care of your kids!

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          January 27, 2016
          • I did although, i do regret that move,should have just divorced. But the kids have had a nice home for the past 5 years.

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            January 27, 2016
          • Is it too late to divorce and make it official?

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            January 27, 2016
          • you are so sweet! I just wanted to tell you Jean, I went to a job today, I was so nervous but I did it! I feel working will really help me!!! I worked again in Spec. ed. with a lovely young teacher who was so helpful and sweet and I feel like I can do anything now!! I hope I keep being brave and taking jobs here and there! Thanks for writing me and caring! The anxiety and scars left behind after you have left the abuse are really still there and you are left trying to figure it all out!! You asking and caring makes me feel very happy! xxx

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            January 27, 2016
          • Lynn, you will do a wonderful job in special ed. And those teachers (and students) need all the support they can get! They are lucky to have you! Always here if you need support… and I’m not the only one, you have an army behind you that celebrates each step forward! xo

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            January 27, 2016
          • Thanks Jean it means allot! xoxoxo!

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            January 27, 2016
          • You have a good book. I am surprised there are not any literary publicists offering you the opportunity to tell your story. In light of today’s world, your story is extremely relevant.

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            January 27, 2016
          • I dont think anyone probably knows about it! just a little blog

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            January 27, 2016
  17. I can’t get over those ice cream flavors!!! πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2016
  18. It is interesting to read. I was not in Saudi and thinking about it…probably a good thing that my visa was messed up. I am not so sure of my adaptability there. That being said, my Saudi students at the university (Bridge Dept) loved the greenery and the beauty of a small campus. I think they also enjoyed the small town living which in some ways seems to resemble the Arabic community where many know one another.

    I am enjoying my time at home although I still have classes on campus but teaching online, taking care of my husband still gives me more time to tidy up some loose ends in my life. It is nice when we finally have a chance to breathe and rediscover lost aspects of ourselves. My next blog is going to be a blog about being careful of the words we speak aloud. Around Christmas 2012, I mentioned to my husband making cupcakes and selling them. The next thing I knew, I was thrown into a business ….with my husband’s vision. Next time, I will be careful of the word I speak! Funny.

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    January 27, 2016
  19. Is that manakish @pic 8?
    Did they name an ice cream romance?
    I have single male friends in KSA and they said it is boring as hell for a single guy to be there, too many restrictions areas for them

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    January 27, 2016
  20. Anonymous #

    Interesting photos and a glimpse into a foreign land. Thanks for sharing

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    January 27, 2016
  21. As always Lynz I am fascinated with the architecture in your pictures from that part of the world. The modern office buildings, the historic religious structures, etc. Like Cynthia commented above I love when you post these various pictures.

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    January 27, 2016
  22. Great pictures Lynn – what is Saco World – similar to a Walmart?

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    January 27, 2016
  23. Great photos Lynn and fun for your kids to look at, even in many years. They did spend many years of their childhood there.

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    January 27, 2016
  24. Anita Kushwaha #

    Mmm, I could use some of that romance-flavoured ice cream. Ha ha πŸ˜‰

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    January 27, 2016
  25. Lovely pics Lynn as always… πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2016
  26. Thanks for sharing your photos! Question for you though: Could you ever read any of the signs?

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    January 27, 2016
  27. Always enjoy seeing your pictures, Lynn! So very interesting! Hope you are doing well, dear friend! πŸ™‚ xoxo

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    January 27, 2016
  28. Wonderful photos! Things look so similar, but yet so different.

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    January 27, 2016
  29. πŸ™‚ I spotted the Golden Arches in the distance in that first image and thought, ” ah that would be a welcome sight in a foreign land!” Actually it has been for me in countries that I don’t speak the language well or at all!

    That house with the pink and stone turrets looked lovely as did the stately white house. That must have been a very well to do neighborhood.

    Great series! I enjoy seeing Saudi through your viewfinder.

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    January 27, 2016
  30. Great pics!

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    January 27, 2016
  31. These photos are beautiful, Lyn. The pink building is a house. Wow!

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    January 28, 2016
  32. It’s strange seeing pancakes on a plate without anything else…like eggs, bacon, hash browns. 3 small slices of an orange looks more like garnish lol

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    January 28, 2016
  33. Love the variety of pictures! (again) The last one, the neighborhood, looks beautiful!

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    January 28, 2016
  34. What romance has to do with vanilla? πŸ˜›

    The palatial house…the last one… that is something!
    Beautiful captures… πŸ™‚

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    January 28, 2016
  35. Awesome pics dear!! romance ice cream? hehehe

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    January 28, 2016
  36. Lynn, you always fascinate me with your pics. I really find them interesting !

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    January 29, 2016

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