Am being a bit too hard on myself, I think. Having only been back for some 29 hours, I cannot possibly expect that I can change the time zone I've been on in a matter of a day and a half. Did not get up until 10 yesterday morning - but then, didn't go to bed until 4, either. Was almost totally useless all day. Tired. Groggy. Forced myself to NOT take a nap. Went to bed at 9 last night. Wide awake at one in the morning... What to do with myself. DH was peacefully sleeping so unpacking and rummaging around the bedroom and in the closet was out of the question. Grabbed a pillow and headed for the couch so that I could turn the television on. Watched half of season five of The Office, which I brought back on DVD with us - along with two seasons of Monk and the entire series of King of Queens. Good knitting material. All of it.
It was relatively cool out yesterday and very, very dry. Good garage cleaning weather. Today Inam comes back for the first time in a month. I don't have him come when the babysitter / house-sitter is here. There certainly is plenty for him to do. Vacation and fun are over. Time to get back to the "real world."
There is a beautiful new university which has just opened in Saudi. It is all glass and contemporary and modern and supposedly it is a state of the art facility. I saw a picture of it yesterday when I was surfing the web. Can I find it now, when I want it? Of course not. No matter. The university is going to be the cause of some controversy, apparently, as it is allowing mixed gender classes. Oh no! Not that!!! We all know what that means: "Mixing is a great sin and a great evil... When men mix with women, their hearts burn and they will be diverted from that main goal (which is)... education." Amazing, isn't it, that schools all over the world have provided educations to young adults for eons without totally segregating the men from the women?
A tidbit from last week that I missed, here [I'm sure I missed a lot more! I was far to busy enjoying life to be sitting at a computer reading the papers from this side of the world.] A woman upset about the fact that her husband was about to take a second wife enlisted the help of the police to prevent him from doing so. Got to give her credit for using all available resources, but cannot offer any sympathy for her situation. Put your big girl panties on and woman up. You knew full well when you married the man that he has the right to take on three more wives. That is just the way it is, here.
From yesterday - an article I completely missed - insanity. I don't even know what snark to use in describing what appears to be the rape of a young unmarried woman, by FIVE MEN! - FIVE!!! - who is being punished with a one-year prison term and 100 lashes. What about the men? What is happening to them? Are they being punished, too? They certainly should be. Worth clicking just to read some of the comments.