If We Were Having Coffee… 19th November
If we were having coffee, I would ask you about your week and listen to what all you have been up to too. I hope all is good with you.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am sharing this post with you from Kuwait. Yes, I landed in this small but wonderful country early this morning after traveling the entire night. This is an official visit and will be here for over a month.
After a rest of a few hours, we got busy with work and hardly had the time to look around. I hastily captured this view though. Yes, the window of my hotel room overlooks the blue and serene Arabian Gulf. Hopefully, I will be able to sit and gaze the big cars zip by the busy coast road and watch the gentle waves coming into the shore, sometimes soon!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I was insanely busy this week. It was crazy planning organizing, stocking up the kitchen and other things for KG. Though I travel frequently but usually is for 3-5 days and the max that I have been away from home at a stretch, has been 18 days. But this time, it will be for over 40 days. While KG is pretty good at cooking and can do all household chores, but doing this sometimes or for 3-5 days is way different from managing all this for more than a month. And this is when he has a gruelling time at work too. While I have stressing about how he’d manage, he is cool about it. A part of me knows that I should relax, for he will make things work for him. But a part of me cannot stop myself from being apprehensive. Aah! The flitting and the fluttering mind.
If we were having coffee, I’d thank you for having coffee with me and ask you that do we meet same time, next week?
Linking this to #weekendcoffeshare and
Image Courtesy : Pixabay
November 20, 2016 1:03 am|
Yay, coffee! And in Kuwait, Shilpa, how exciting! I’m having my coffee in Dog Walk, KY, in 6 deg celsius weather. :/ But the company is grand! :O)
November 20, 2016 3:33 am|
Good to listen about how your week went. All the best for your business trip and i hope you also get sometime to visit places around
November 20, 2016 9:53 am|
One month in Kuwait. Is that a reward or a punishment? I know sightseeing is one thing and work is another thing. Even though Kuwait is kind of more advanced than Saudi, still there are restrictions for women. We lived in Saudi for 4 years. Of course, being an American expat, we were able to get out every 4 months for R&R,
November 20, 2016 10:02 am|
Yes it’s a long while to be away from home Shilpa – all before Christmas too!! I can only imagine the preplanning, food etc. But, take it in your stride and all will be well.
November 20, 2016 10:44 am|
That’s a nice change of scenery. It does make the heart miss the dear ones.
November 20, 2016 11:01 pm|
Tell me more about your work, Shilpa. Sometimes I think it’s good to travel for work but I realize it must be hectic too. That view is cool.
November 20, 2016 11:42 pm|
Whoa! 40 days in Kuwait! That is quite a long time away from home, Shilpa! And, it’s quite natural you would worry about how your spouse will be managing singlehandedly. But, you know, we worry too much, at times. Our spouses are very capable, and they do take care of things in their own different ways, so, I think you ought to chill!
Have a good stay in Kuwait, and lets catch up our next cup of coffee soon! 🙂
November 21, 2016 12:13 am|
I think the boys will be fine, Shilpa. Don’t worry. You just relax, work and have fun. What do you do, by the way? I love how you get to travel. 🙂
November 21, 2016 6:15 am|
I’ll bet they have some great coffee there! That should kick start your mornings.
November 21, 2016 11:48 am|
Q8 is cool, Shilpa! Enjoy your visit as much as you can! ❤️ And yes, the boys will always be okay! Often better than you can imagine. Hugs! Make sure to take some time to relax!
November 21, 2016 4:35 pm|
40 days … well Shilpa all the best with your assignment and it was really good having coffee with you 🙂
November 21, 2016 9:21 pm|
Coffee makes every place have doesnt it? Have fun
November 23, 2016 8:28 pm|
Book the flight ticket I say 😀 🙂
November 24, 2016 6:21 am|
Wow! you seems to have had a hectic week. I like to travel however if I were to travel for work I would think twice. Yes, leaving children back home and concentrating on something is very difficult. Though I have come to understand that they are no longer dependent on me completely, I have never changed.
November 24, 2016 3:43 pm|
40 days is a long time.I am sure KG will muss you and worry about you too.The view from the hotel room is stunning.How is Kuwait?
November 25, 2016 2:45 pm|
Can’t stop appreciating the fact that you blog with so much dedication despite travelling and being busy. You inspire me with you dedication, Shilpa.. and don’t worry we giris are emotional and always worry how the boys will manage without us but they will do well. Enjoy your stay and share with us your unusual stories.