Monday, March 21, 2022

I'm Ba-a-ack! And Ramadan is Coming

Red, white and blue Ramadan banners in a supermarket

Ramadan staples, like oatmeal, in supersized displays for stocking up

Ramadan decor dresses up the produce section

I recently returned to Saudi Arabia after spending seven busy months in the US.  I'll be blogging now for a short time and then I'm going to be retiring from blogging. The plan is to spend more time back in the US and just do shorter visits back to Saudi Arabia instead of living here full time. My blogs will still remain online.   



Tom said...

...I had given up on you!

Marie Smith said...

Welcome back to blogging for the time being!

sillygirl said...

Just on a whim I checked your blog today - and there you are! What made you decide to change your living arrangements - looking forward to the rest of your blogging.

Lori Skoog said...

Nice, that you could be here for 7 months! What made you decide to stop blogging? Hope all is well with you and your family. I have really enjoyed learning so much from your posts!

William Kendall said...

It's good to see you back. A fitting decision, as is keeping the blog open.

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks, everyone! It's good to be back, if only for a short time. Since I won't be living in Saudi Arabia full-time in the near future, I've decided to retire from blogging. We own a place in Washington state, plus a rental property - and it's just time for us to pay more attention to our investments. Blogging has been a huge but rewarding commitment and very time consuming - for almost 15 years. I just need to devote my energies elsewhere at this point. Thanks for being a part of my life and inspiration for all these years.

Maggid said...

Thank you for all your generous sharing.
Golly, you've given me an entire new world i would never have seen without you.

The Most Important thing is You are Okay and Living the Life You Choose.

I'll enjoy the things you share - and return to visit the posts I've still not seen.

love & love,

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

So will you be in Washington State? If so, we will be 'neighbors' as that is where we are from and where we base ourselves when we go back. Send me your contact information there via email at travelnwrite at msn dot com or on FB Jackie Humphries Smith -- it would be great to finally meet sometime!

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jackie - I have messaged you on Facebook.

Thanks so much Maggid - I'm glad I could share this part of the world with you.