Amreekia Min Bab Al Sharayah

That was the name of my old blog. Translated, it means an American woman from the old, poor and rundown district of Bab Al Sharayah in Cairo. I was given this nickname because although I was born in the USA, my mentality is more ghetto Egyptian. I'm a curious mixture of east meets west, and dont care if you call me balady!

I'm going to slowly bring some of the old posts from Amreekia over here (see archives), basically to give new readers some background. I hope you'll enjoy the old and the new and join me on this fascinating expat journey!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Going home...

I am a nervous wreck.  I mean I am a mess.  Both my husband and I are preparing for our trip to USA next week.  I feel like a long-tailed cat on a porch full of rocking chairs.  I mean I am stressed to the max and I dont even know why!  I have traveled so much and so far in my life...all kinds of travel, car, plane, train.  I dont know why this time I am so freaked out but I am.  My insides are shaking!

Before I actually leave Egypt I also need to make a trip tomorrow to friends to drop off my Mom and the dog, who will not be going with me.  I am afraid of my Mom traveling with this swine flu thing and believe she will be safer here with friends who are truly family.  She agrees.  I will return to Cairo on Thursday.

I still have some things to buy before I go.  There is some laundry to finish.  Need to have a few things hemmed at the tailor.  Of course I havent packed a thing.  Am also hoping to leave some meals in the freezer for my husband who will return from USA before I do.  I think I will feel much better once this mini-trip to drop off Mom and the dog is over.  Then I can think in peace and quiet and do everything else that needs to be done with no distractions.  I hope so anyway.  Because I really hate being this worked up, especially when I have no idea why.  I am happy and excited, but there's this crazy nervous thing going on too and I hate this feeling.  I guess it's because I have to be responsible for so many people besides myself.  I am over-extended.


on the edge said...

Stressed ?Naw ! LOL ! After what you went through what a year ago ? This is just a walk in the park !