Around the block

My first attempt at being active was quite successful although we started a little late;p

Our initial plan was to walk everyday for an hour 8 o’clock PM SHARP!

So my nephew came to me at 8:30 and was like ” umm aren’t we supposed to do that thing?”

Me: “weeeeee I totally forgot!!”

Nephew: “me too”

8:35 left the house to walk

Me: I blogged about our walking thing

Nephew: did you write about my reaction?

Me: no..

Nephew: oh… ok

so we started our walk half an hour late but I have to say it was rewarding… special bonding time with my favorite nephew whom I know will read this *wink wink*..

No seriously I hope we continue epecially since the weather last night was AMAZING!!


“I like to move it move it”

Meet my Elliptical bike…



me and my bike don’t really see eye to eye..

I remember when I first bought it though.. we were the best of friends

then we sort of drifted apart..

now I want the old friendship back..

I really need to do something active in my life..

So me and my nephew have decided that we will take a walk around the neighborhood everyday…

I mean the weather sort of helps… I think its a good start… then maybe I can go back to being friends with the bike;p

I’ll let you know how it works out:)

It’s A Beautiful Day

Ok how about we skip the part on how I’ve been a sucky blogger… and concentrate more on the AMAZING weather! SERIOUSLY! how amazing has it been?

and the true true true question is…

to wear the UGGS or not to wear the UGGS?



The words I’ve missed you… is an understatement;*



My current obsession is the intriguing book Twighlight… I’m in LOVE with the main character… which is hard to believe just because I’m not the fiction type of gal… and in this story the main character, Edward, is a vampire!… I’m more into things that are real… but there is just something about this book!!

anyway I just finished the first part (ako 4 parts)… and have started the second part of the story (New Moon)… I heard that the story goes downhill after the second part… but so far so good and I’m still head over heels in love with Edward… yes the vampire;p

I just think that for those of you who want a break from the T.V shows… or just a good read… I definitely think you should read the book… and meet my Edward;p

Turkish Delight

My quick getaway to Istambul was amazing.

Thanks to this trip I now want to write a book called “how to sleep in a tiny airplane seat for dummies”… its harder than it sounds believe me!…ooh especially while the chair partition is jammed into your ribs…

anyway… besides the airplane ride the trip was great… I think the pictures should do all the talking

Noor’s House (lets just say the camera adds 10 pounds, cuz the house was tiny!!)

Always started the morning with Turkish coffee

and ended it with Turkish tea…

“la la manabii dessert…” before…


whats Turkey without some Turkish delights?

 sooo much history (Topkapi Palace)

 13 year to build…a master piece (Dolmabahce Palace)

cake made out of gold… 1000$ a piece… umm nooo we didn’t try it!

 Great gardens at the Four Seasons

 The Blue Mosque

Treasures to find at the local bazaar

Definitely… a see you soon kind of country… LOVED IT!


Friends… the good friends that is… the ones that are always there when you need them… the ones that make sure that you’ve had a good day everyday… the ones that remember you constantly… especially when you’re going trough a rough time… the ones that make you smile and feel better when everywhere you look is a closed door… the ones who are so graceful you can only hope to be as gracious when they need you in return… the ones that you don’t find so easily… the ones I’m sure will check on this blog and call me about it… the ones that lift you up so you can fly… just like wings

I love you… and I’m lucky to have you…

Its been a while

yes yes I know… well guess what? working girl has got to work…

I’ve been busy with work lately extremely busy you have no idea how fast I jumped into the whole experience… I wish I could say its all I expected and that I has been great… but as we all know life usually isn’t always candy in the sky…

It’s been a tough few weeks… I was so excited and so happy I think I over psyched myself…

Let’s just say the whole thing doesn’t quiet fit…

It’s hard because I just read the last two posts I wrote oo I was sooooooooo high in the sky… shwaya kisart kha6ir nafsii;p

bas I guess this is a lesson and I’m trying to learn from it…

I’m still confused as to why the situation played out this way… and what I’m going to do next… and how to plan my next step… for the first time in my life the future isn’t clear cut… and that’s so scary for me… maybe because of some control issues that I have… or maybe because it’s just all new

ok I don’t know if I’m making sense anymore, but I just needed to write my thoughts down… clear my head a bit;p

I miss you guys a lot and you’ve been on my mind the whole time… I kept thinking “akeed nisoonii oo ga3deen igoloon hathe wainha?” ;p

anyway just bare with me for a while… as I figure this life thing out

Lotsa love,

Purely Orchid