Tuesday, July 18, 2006

You're American, its easy...

So everyone has told me "oh yeah, you'll get such a great job in Cairo, you're from the US, employers love that here, you'll be number one in a sea of Egyptian candidates..." blah, blah, blah.

True, its only been a week since I submitted my CV (resume) to four positions here in Cairo and one in Dubai, no news yet. Am i discouraged, yup. Should I be, nope. It's only been a week and this was my first group of submissions....we'll see. I just thought, what happened, I am American, why are you jumping to call or email me back???? (yeah right!)

My DH mentioned to me the other day " so we're going to do IVF 2 in August right?" I told him, God Willing we will. That was it. No further discussion. I guess I am not as excited as I was the first time...well I am deep down, but my head is sooooo busy emotionally, we have so many variables in our life now. Its been a year that we're living here and we just recently decided we have to do something, business wise. It seems DH will do business with a friend who has an established business already, so thats nice.

Me, not sure yet. I need to get out and feel productive I think. I used to always say, after working nearly everday for five years in our business in the States I'd love to stay home, but I am thinking I can't, not now. Been relaxing for a year now, its enough. Maybe IF there were kids in the picture, it'd be different. I hope that dilema presents itself to me one day.

On a ligher note, check this out.... So we go to a hospital yesterday to visit someone, had to pay to get in to visit! Can you believe that? I was like, you have got to be kidding! It is worth mentioning, that this particular hopital was not "top of the line" by any means, even more reason, NOT TO PAY, hello. Some things never cease to amaze me, nevertheless, its home, I enjoy it, but have to laugh alot, or else I'd go CRAZY!

A sense of humor, lots of single Egyptian pounds (cause EVERYONE wants some money) and LOADS of patience, prerequisites for residing in Egypt.


  1. A year off must have been nice. What do you want to do now?

  2. Assalamu alaikum...we're back from Alaska and I'm reading your posts now. The same thing happened to me when I was in Jordan and looking for a job. Sure, I thought opportunity would be knocking on the door but I couldn't find a job except for that of $160.00 a month as a full-time teacher. To say the least, I could only find resonable work back home.



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