Sunday, February 22, 2009


Well the weekend is over (for us) and it's back to the grindstone. This weekend was great in that I got a bunch of stuff I'd been wanting to get for a while! For those who never heard, my Crock Pot I'd been waiting eagerly for never came because apparently they decided they could not ship it internationally. This sucked, so after some Google time, I found (On Abu Dhabi Woman, thanks!) a thread that said a woman had finally found a Crock Pot here at Jashanmal in Marina Mall. Woot woot! So we head down there after the Veggie Market on Friday only to discover that they were not open at 10:30 on a Friday. Poo. After checking at the Carrefour downstairs (no slow cookers... "Are you sure you don't want a Pressure Cooker?") we decided to let Kaden nap and went home.

We did our grocery shopping after nap and had Baked potato and salad bar for dinner (scrum-diddly-umptious!). Saturday morning we headed back over to Marina Mall and this time Jashanmal was open and they DID have my Crock Pot just waiting for me! It is freaking huge though... 3.5 liters for our little family, so I guess I will be making leftovers! :)

We then headed to Mina Port and got Kaden a carpet for his room that he's desperately needed for more comfortable play (stupid tile floors), and I also got a new file folder that I'VE desperately needed for my filing sanity. We ended up finding an awesome book on Rome at a bookstore at Mina Port as well as a book light for me for the evenings. No more blindness for me!

Poor Kaden fell asleep in the car on the way home as it was WAY past nap time and then he wouldn't go back to sleep when we got home, so he didn't take his nap until almost four! We lounged around until he woke up again and then went to Al Wahda Mall for a sit-down dinner at Burger King. :)

This morning is where it got weird. Since Stu switched to nights, he was home this morning and I made "dinner" at 10:30 so he could take it with him. It feels like we're doing everything backwards. I got up with Kaden, worked out once Stu got up, did dishes, made dinner, then Stu left for work and Kaden is getting ready to go down for his nap. I have no idea what we're going to do with our nights now that Stu won't be here, but I am sure I will figure it out.
I actually felt much more productive this morning than normal, probably because I had someone to help watch Kaden. By the time Stu usually gets home I am too tired to then start cleaning. So maybe this will be a good deal for all of us. Stu was basically pacing before he left since he'd been killing time as it was, but I am sure we'll get into the swing of it soon. I just hope that Kaden starts sleeping more. He's going to bed at 11 now, but has still been getting up at just after 7, so I am not getting enough sleep once I finally get to bed. We'll just have to wait and see how it goes.

In the meantime, now that I finally HAVE the Crock Pot, your recipes would be greatly appreciated! :) We already shopped for this week without knowing I'd be able to get it, so I am already planning next week's meals around the Crock! :)
Sorry to Marcia for the lack of blogging. I'm going to try to keep it up better. Daily? We'll see.

Kaden learning how cool it is to make Daddy a "horsey"!


  1. His little room is SO cute! Although I don't approve of the TV. Educational videos only, please! HAHA!

  2. That's the TV that came with the house so we can't get rid of it even though we bought our super cool huge one. The TV in his room isn't even plugged in. No worries! :)

  3. I had to be horsie for my cousins this summer...terrible times!

  4. Yay you got your crock pot! I vote for the vegetable soup recipe I sent on the Crock Pot post - it makes sooo many meals - add some bread or crackers... YUM :-)

    Love Kaden's new rug - everything is so bright!