Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Packing

So I'm packing to go back to the US. I don't know where to start. I don't remember how I got all this stuff over here. I seemed much more organized then. Could it be I'm slipping in my old age. A good deal of my clothes will be given away. When I stand in front of the closet, I'm tempted to just give it all away. Need to get myself motivated and just finish already. Three weeks till I leave. Will miss my husband and the dogs for sure.

11 comments:

  1. O wow. I know how that must be. All the stuff just gathers together after a while.
    I hope you get it all sorted out. Good luck!

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  2. I entered this site by chance, but I found very interesting. A greeting to all the people who visit this page.

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  3. why are you moving back to the US? please dont tell me your marriage is over! :/

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  4. No. Marriage is not over. It's just all part of the plan to move back. I can't adjust to living here even after two years. I need to be away for a while.

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  5. I know the feeling too, couldn't live in Egypt either - mostly because it could not have been very easy to find a job I like and I am not the kind of person who can stay at home taking care of kids or household. Staying home started to drive me nuts. People were really busy, it was also very difficult to see anyone and talk - understandable because who wants to socialize after long work day...they want to spend time with family! Another huge reason was sexual harassment, couldn't tolerate it AT ALL. If those two I could have fixed, I would have stayed.

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  6. Hey OFG peter here from ES and such, My heart goes out to you for how you have been hit by the homesickness, at least i hope it is so if not then ill apologize here and now, but if i am right then i can honestly say i can relate to how you feel. I am and always will be DUTCH i was born in Holland and having only spent the first eleven years there as a child and then having Grown up gotten married and had kids here in Australia nearly a day doesn't go past where i don't have the urge and the enormous pull to go Home.Its hard as all buggery to live in a different country even after having spent 42 years here i still CALL Holland Home and would give anything to be able to go back there again to live.

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  7. I was born and grew up in Egypt, so Egypt is “home.” I lived in the US for over 20 years, moved back to Egypt a few years ago. My family and I gave it a very sincere attempt, but after a few years, we have decided to move back to the US. So, we’re doing that this summer. I am just worried about how the young children (7 and 9) would adjust.
    To FarKenOath: I am sorry to say that the “home” of 42 years ago that you have in mind has probably long gone. People and places change. If you actually go “home,” it would probably not be the “home” you have in mind.
    To FKO and OFG: Best of luck to both of you.

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  8. I agree with what the last poster said. Our memories of our homes are well preserved and nostalgic. But sometimes going back is not always the same. I'm guessing that is what you experienced when moving back to Egypt. Fortunately, in my case I have not been gone from my last home in the States for too long, so going back should not be so different. However, I am originally from New York, and I know if I go back there it just wouldn't be the same. Maybe best to hold on to my happy memories of what it was and what it used to be than to find out the hard way that it does not hold the same appeal it once did.

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  9. in reply to Anon, on my post in relation to "Home" yes i will agree with you that as i knew it has been and gone a long time ago, but having actually been back to where i was born and where i spent the first 11 years of my life those places are both still there as i went back in 2000 and spent some wonderfull time going back to my childhood, but again ill have to agree that home as i knew it then has passed but in all honesty MY HOme is still My country of Birth nothing will ever take that away from me, i am and always will be very proud of being Dutch

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  10. I am a little sad to hear you leaving... but good luck!!! Please come back again and post a great comment about Egypt. Thanks very much. ;)

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