Friday, August 28, 2009

Camel Love


Something that has given me much happiness when I am round about the house these last few weeks is this hand-carved wood camel that we brought home from the UAE. We didn't bring home many items for ourselves (save Eleanor) and this one is really simple but I have come to realize how much I like him now that we are home and he lives in our house. He sits right on the windowsill in our dining/play room which is several feet high and I see him at eye level. He makes me very happy and I know Eleanor likes to see him too.

It was great opening up the windows this morning and letting cool fresh air into the house. When we got home to 70-80 degrees (with a few days of 90s), I was lamenting how cold it felt (we came from 110-120 degrees afterall). You'd think after many months of being in the 100s in the UAE I'd be more than ready for cooler, Fall weather. And Fall is my most favorite season! But I haven't been happy about it. I guess I really wanted to celebrate some "normal" summer at home and we've had such a great time grilling, being outside again, and enjoying so many parts of the summer season.

Today though when I opened up the window by this camel, I really enjoyed feeling the cooler air for the first time. Even though it is still August and it feels a bit early for all of this, it will be nice to sink into Fall and all that it brings us. I'm sure I'll totally still be a big baby about things when it gets colder though. They say it takes 3 months to acclimate to a "new" climate and I'm sure this Fall/Winter will feel extra cold to me. eeek!

7 comments:

mom said...

I'm happy you're home but you could have brought us some warmer weather!

Cat said...

What a cute camel! Camels always seem to have a 'tude, you know?

Mary Lewis, Ph.D. said...

So glad you're home, we missed you! Joe sent me your email address but I don't know what file I "organized" it into my email system. :) We'll have to get together soon!

I didn't know you knit... so I'll bring over some needles and yarn and we'll have a great time. Ellie has grown up SO much in the year you were gone!

Catherine said...

How lovely to have a little something like your camel to remind you of your adventure. He looks great! The change in temperature must be so noticeable. I hope you are enjoying being in your own home again

Martina said...

Seems like you are settling in nicely! I'm sure you'll get used to the weather pretty quickly...I know I would prefer crisp autumn weather to the heat in the middle-east!! Phew!

bethany said...

I can imagine winter being brutal for you this year! But, I agree with you. The cooler temps were a little nice reality check...fall is near!

And by the way, that camel is priceless. If he were mine, I think he'd be named Humphrey. :)

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