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Monday, December 11, 2017

Peaceful Weekend

I have had a peaceful weekend. No mood swings.

On Saturday, I was out shopping for kiddie gifts. I had a ball because I love toy stores. I think I am done shopping. My family and I gave up giving gifts to each other for the New Year because, thankfully, we all have what we need. So, instead I am buying gifts for the children of the guards, the gardener, the office assistant and the office boy. I am also giving gifts to the daughters of the cleaning lady.

On Sunday, I was planning to paint the large piece but did not feel like it. So, that is on hold. As I was waxing the two pieces I have painted, I found some areas where I did not do such a great job. I must touch those up too.

It was a dark and soggy day on Sunday so, I did some laundry, spent time on the couch watching TV and dozing off.

I will be in Ankara tomorrow and Wednesday. I will have only a few hours to see mom but, that's OK. We'll be together for the New Year.

I cannot believe that 2017 is almost over. Personally, it was not a bad year but, I think it was a pretty bad year in terms of economy, unemployment, international relations and general governance of the country. I have a feeling that 2018 will not be much better. The growing tension between the nations for all sorts of stupid reasons make me worry but I will foucus on my life and try to make the best of every single day if I can.

It is time for me to come up with the budget of 2018. I will be working on that till the end of the year.


  1. I'm glad you had no mood swings. Hit the chocolate? Just kidding. Actually, foods can cause or cure mood swings. In hate those dark, gloomy days. But, it sounds like you made the best of it.

    Alabama politics is going in the trash if Moore is elected. I suppose you are aware of the problems.

    I think that is very wise of you to give to the children of the cleaning women. Where do they clean? office or home?

    I bought just a small toy each for my gifts. I would have to travel about 25 miles to get to a real toy store and then walk through the store, so I rely on a couple of stores here.

    It is fun to hear you talk of places that are so exotic to me like Ankara, a common place for you.

    1. Chocolate? It crossed my mind too but I did not do it:) The cleaning lady is for home. The others are at the office. I would love to have a WalMart or Target here in Turkey but, we have other stores.

  2. The world is in a mess, there is no doubt about that. I can't do much about the big picture so I just concentrate on what I can do in my little corner of the world.

    1. Exactly my thoughts! If I can make a few children happy, that's fine.