The Bloggers Block …

I have been trying to write something on my blog for last month … ive written three different posts but nothing that is worth posting … maybe i should change the way i have been blogging … after all its been a year since i started … and my posts have been going down from three a week to one a month … not good right? I need to get my blogroove back … or at least i need to change my blogging habits … i dont seem to think that anything is worth blogging but at the same time i blog about nothing really … like now … i have nothing more to say about not Begin able to write a blog post …

should blog about wondering what expat wives do during the morning? or the fact that i just deleted on of my facebook friends that dont even know ? or should i try to combine both stories? i drove by japengo the other day at around noon .. and the place was full of white women … i would say western but then the aussies and kiwis might feel left out … are they considered western? what would be an accpetable general category to descirbe these women? The Expat Wives? the western women of the monring? Shatti Sallies? MQ Mollies? Muscat Suzies? The Morning Mix? … i cannot help but wonder what their lives are like …

how does it feel to be an MQ Molly ? what does she do all day? is she bored? hahaha .. of course NOT! does she wake up early? or late after a night of cocktails and posing for the middle pages of The Week ? starbuck in the morning … darcey’s in the afternoon … the gym? the pool? what does she do? walk the dog? play with the cat? drop my the kids off at ziayara while i buy some overpriced groceries from AlFair? Dunkin Donuts after dropping the kids off to school? maybe go to sabco to see the latest flowers that have come in from Holland …. or drop by at Hanna’s for a quick treatment session and then go to Tavolla and pick up my new coffee mug …

What if i was a Shatti Sally … what would i do? would i take tennis lessons at the Intercont? or have breakfast at the chedi on Tuesdays ? have my nails done on Saturdays? who would be my friends … the other people of the morning? the Omani Ladies of Leisure ? will they become part of my circle or i become part of them? i will probably do some charity work …. dara al atta is fashionable, right? or is there another one now? yes .. the cats and dogs Charity, what is it called? … or maybe i can become like the Cat Lady that has made it her mission to take care of all the cats from Qurum to Athaiba … maybe i will take care of the rabbits … maybe i can feed them some carrots and onions … will i be able to get any funding? Maybe I’ll just join a reading club … or a mother/ baby group … or both… why not right? i can also get involved at my children’s school, TAISM, BSM, or Indian school Ghubra? No no .. i will just overpay my Fillipina “Domestic Helper” … and by doing so make sure she doesnt want to work at anyone else’s house … maybe i am not in control they would marry their husbands …

I would give a limb away to become a Muscat Suzy … to be part of the high council is probably where all of them want to reach … that is … if they are privileged enough to stay for that long … the dream usually ends before that happens…  but if i make it to the table… i would want to make to the head … would i get to approve all the newbies into the club? will they bring them to me every Tuesday afternoon? i will make them wear silly hats and high pitched sounds … and make sure they understand how things work in this town … and that they have to make sure that the council gets its share of any money raised, a table at any charity event, and tickets to any sponsored function … this is, at the end of the day, our town … and after all, we’ve been here for the highs and lows…

A few months ago, some fashion crazed girl added me as a friend on facebook … i accepted the friendship request without thinking about it … as one would generally do when they first join facebook … i didnt have that many friends and i thought (at the time) that more friends is better … the poor girl was just about to graduate from High School and go to college … and i got to be part of her high school prom through the pics that she posted … and then saw her graduate and have a very hip graduation party … the poor thing had even organized a professional photographer for the party … it was very touching … i could have probably continued to follow her through college and into the rest of her life … but i decided not to and deleted … after a few months of being digital friends i cant help but wonder will she miss her digital friend?

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