I'm still here, although I am having a hard time blogging with any regularity, or even at all. I think about writing, them I go have a cup of coffee instead. Maybe having a Starbuck's AND a Costa in walking distance does have it's downside. I'm not sure why I'm not in the bloggy mood lately, and in truth I'm not exactly in the mood today, but I finally decided that if I wait until the mood strikes it could be a really long time before there is another blog post. I guess at this point I have two options: 1. Let Cyberbones quietly disappear or 2. Fake it until the bloggy mood comes back. I'm going with the fake it until you make it option. My new goal is to get something, pretty much anything, up on the blog 3 times a week.
Things are going along as normal here in Oman. The kids go to school, Dave goes to work, and I spend my days cooking, cleaning, crafting, hanging with friends, and lately taking a few courses on line. A few weeks ago I finished my first ever Coursera course, an introduction to paleontology through the University of Alberta. I really enjoyed it and kinda wish I lived near Alberta so I could take a few more paleontology classes. I'm hoping to take more courses in the future and explore some other areas of interest. I'm also using Duolingo to work on my (sadly lacking) Spanish skills, mostly so I don't feel like a total idiot when the 6th grader needs help on his Spanish homework. So far all I've proved is I am not smarter than a 6th grader, and I still have no idea how to say that in Spanish.
The heat has set back in with a vengeance. It's only in the mid 90's today, but the little desk top weather app on my computer says it will be in the 100's the rest of the week. Yippee. That was sarcasm if you missed it. The winter here was so lovely that for a few months I forgot about the heat, but it came back anyway. Yesterday while buckling my seatbelt I accidentally let the little metal thingy hit my arm. It was so hot it left a red burn mark that lasted for a couple of hours. At least Texas is going to feel nice and cool by comparison. Oh, and all you people that keep telling me "But it's a dry heat." No, no its not. I can see the ocean from the 3rd floor balcony. It is a very very humid, walk outside and have to take your glasses off because they instantly fog up kind of heat. It feels like a sauna out there. A very hot and sandy sauna.
That about covers things here. I'll be back later this week with an update on our plans for summer. Now I think I'll go have a frap as a reward for getting a blog post up.