Thursday, May 27, 2010

Khamsin

This morning when I got up once I was greeted by a sickly, eerie orange glow streaming through our bedroom window instead of what I might normally expect at…excuse me while I fumble around to find the cell phone, which, yes, is in bed with us…six o’clock in the morning.

Sometimes people are shocked with how long I can “sleep in.” But seriously, folks, specifically those who have accused me of leisurely sleep-ins, mothers don’t have sleep schedules (at least, this one doesn’t, at least, not lately) and, therefore, cannot technically sleep in.

I got up at six, fed Miriam, and then went out onto the balcony to take pictures of the festering sandstorm.

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It was quite hazy and nasty outside but I was happy that it was six in the morning and it was the first time Miriam had woken up since midnight. I had been quite uncomfortably awakened several times in the night due to being extremely engorged. I believe in nursing my children to health—literally—so that means that I was up nursing a nearly inconsolable baby every half hour or so since Saturday last week. But last night Miriam slept for six hours straight, which was awesome, except that I was still manufacturing milk on hyper drive.

After taking pictures I went back to bed until eight or so, when I got up, for real, leaving my sleeping family behind so that I could go to yoga…in the pouring sand.

7 comments:

  1. Oh man, raining sand. I don't think I'd ever get used to that.

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  2. Ha! Finally something that rhymes with my name.

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  3. Oh that is freaky...definitely a day I wouldn't want to go outside. As for sleeping in, I happen to remember that you were a fan even before the children :)

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  4. Close, Tamsin, but not quite. That "i" says "ee." But now perhaps I'll start calling you TamsEEn! ;)

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  5. Wow, Khamseen winds came a bit late this year :) They're usually in and out by the end of April...

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  6. They had to close down the Luxor airport and that day just happened to be the day we were flying to Luxor. We were trapped in the airport for about 4 hours. Not fun .

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