Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Freezing in the Snow

Yesterday I promised to explain my recent absence from the blogosphere and now I’m ready to confess the truth. For those of you wondering if I am pregnant – you people have sick imaginations! Stop wishing such horrible fates on me! No, the truth is far less scary than the image of me changing diapers: I’m in Toronto!

Last week, I hopped aboard an Emirates flight in Cairo and found myself in Canada by dinner the next day. Luckily, my parents are well used to my erratic ways and didn’t seem too put out by my sudden arrival at their front door. After all, March is the perfect time to visit Toronto when you don’t own a winter coat and 90% of your shoes are sandals.

Ok, so I didn’t put a lot of forethought into my trip home but I’m here and I’m ready to put as much effort into blogging as I will into shopping! Sadly, I have do have important jobs to complete during my time here in the Real World but I promise to put those off for as long as possible so that I can spend my free time catching up on all your wonderful blogs!

Bienvenue au Canada, mes amies!

44 comments:

daisigirl said...

Have fun and enjoy some yummy maple syrup on my behalf!

Roxane said...

Oh My Gosh! The HOMELAND lol!
I hope you have a fantastic time in the frozen tundra (i mean Canada). I was thinking about you tonight. The Maple Leaves were playing the Islanders and the Leaves won :)

Lydia said...

ugh, you lucky ducky. were you here to "experience" this last saturday of 33C degree weather? enjoy what free time you have!!

Bluefish said...

Wooo...we're so close to each other:p Have fun.

LadyFi said...

Brilliant! Lucky you! Do some shopping for me, will you?

Welcome back to blogging - hope to see you around! Have missed your comments! Hugs.

illahee said...

oh, lucky you!!

Simple Answer said...

Snuggle up and enjoy! Think of the sandstorms you are missing in exchange for snowstorms!

Jacki said...

If you can, pop on down to DC before you head back!

Kathy B! said...

How exciting!! I hope you have a wonderful visit and accomplish all of your important tasks : )

Nicole said...

Have fun :)

Betty said...

Ohhhhh I´m so happy for you! And jealous!! Hope you enjoy your time there and get lots of goodies to take along back.
So I guess that´s a good explanation for your absence!

Brenda said...

There is a world outside of blogging???

Have fun shopping! I love Toronto, its a beautiful city.

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Have fun shopping... And if you make down to Michigan, let me know... LOL

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Welcome back to North America!

I'm sure Canada's still just a s chilly as New England, so I hope you packed a sweater.

Have fun!

Sturgmom said...

Enjoy your time at home! Good luck catching up! I was out a few days last week and I'm STILL catchinng up with google reader.

Anonymous said...

soyez bienvenus à l'hiver mon ami! de quelle longueur sont vous dans toronto?

SG H-BUCK

Caution Flag said...

Okay, I was thinking babies. Toronto? Far better!

Debbie said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time!

Wifey said...

Glad you're safe and sound, but, um, are you sure you're not pregnant?

Tee hee hee.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Sarah said...

have a wonderful trip. this trip will really make you appreciate the Cairo weather. Toronto in march has to be just about as balmy as chicago!

LadyFi said...

My goodness... that's a long shop! ;-)

NicoleB said...

Hey girl, will you still do the hunt?
You have until midnight to get your post up ;)

lizzy-loo said...

hope you have a wonderful time. enjoy

Kathy B! said...

You need to toss a picture or something onto this blog pronto before I start to fear you've morphed into a giant popsicle as a result of your inadequate wardrobe/shoes!

psychoknitter said...

Enjoy your time at home! Especially between the hours of 1 and 2. :)

Betty said...

Missing you!

Kathy said...

I too am just emerging from blog-hibernation, but I was way more slacker than you! Have fun in the real world, and stay warm!

Grand Pooba said...

Okay, make sure you take some Ketchup chips back with you. I don't know if you can get them in Cairo but I know I can't get them here in the States and all my Canadian coworkers keep telling how good they are! That and Canadian smarties and canadian pops.

I'm just sayin.

LadyFi said...

Hope all is well, dear friend!

travel junkie said...

Happy Birthday!

I must admit i just came across your blog via and look forward to going back through some of your posts. i live in toronto and had the opportunity/pleasure to visit egypt in 2007 after years of dreaming about it. i'm very interested in finding out how i could potentially live/work in egypt for a year. reading about your everyday life there will be a way of seeing things from a different perspective - one other than a tourist.

cheers!

Amanda said...

I'm jealous. Have fun in Toronto.

Lae said...

nice blog, what about link exchange with my one?
let me know via comments or mail...
cheers

Protege said...

This post is now 3 weeks old, but I am hoping you are enjoying your stay in Canada.;) And the arrival of spring as well.;))

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Wish I had the same spontaneity but then on 2nd thot, it's scary coz then I'll be hopping from the US to the Philippines to Singapore to Japan to Kuwait back in the US - ah dizzying! LOL! Glad your back visiting with ur family. Enjoy!

Three Prince Designs said...

Ohh- Cairo to Canada- that is a bog change in Climate!!

Stay warm! Post pics of the snow. Here is Texas- we are lucky to get an inch of snow- lol!

Take care

Sarah said...

sending you some link love.

http://itsasmallspot.blogspot.com/2009/04/honestly-honest-scrap.html

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You are amazing. I wish I could live as spontaneously as you do!

It seems that you are also elusive. What does a girl have to do to get ahold of your e-mail address? I have a proposal for you...something I'd like for you to participate in. If you send me an address, I can send you some details.

-Francesca

American in Norway said...

OK...waiting for you to get back....

scrappysue said...

i wish i could just jump on a plane like that! have a fun time in canada

NicoleB said...

Hey girl, hope you are alright?!

Sturgmom said...

You still there??

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi, are you still in Toronto right now? I noticed it has been awhile since your last post explaining that you are in Toronto.
I hope you have a wonderful days there... :)

the ungourmet said...

Just wanted to check on you!

Anonymous said...

Well...how was The Cold?
merthyrmum