Friday morning

20 Aug

My dad used to like saying, ‘A wise old man once told me you can bet on the horses, but never bet on the way people will vote’.

So, although I’ve got a feeling in my bones and in my waters, I’m holding my cards close to my chest, and also sticking my head in the sand.

In the meantime, the mister is on the banks of the Limpopo River where I am sure it is not all powerpoints and spreadsheets. Another place he would never have guessed he was going to be.

We’ve got more clarity about our Abu Dhabi exit strategy now which has involved no small amount of angst and over-thinking. Well, the mister’s departure date is clear, although, because of reasons, I’m not exactly sure when I’ll be leaving Abu Dhabi for good. I’m still in Adelaide, and the mister tells me that he is telling people, ‘I won’t be surprised if tracy doesn’t come back to Abu Dhabi at all.’ Just in case I don’t. Which I will, but I can see why he might think that I won’t.

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11 Responses to “Friday morning”

  1. franzy August 20, 2010 at 6:03 am #

    And reading blearily from the political to the personal aspects of the above entry, I thought that you were so intricately entwined in the upcoming Choice that were about to embark upon a Kiplingesque metaphorical journey involving some government minister on the banks of the Limpopo.

    And reasons work. I understand now. I am a convert.

  2. Deborah August 20, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    I’m very pleased to hear that you have not just an exit strategy, but an actual exit plan in place.

  3. Melody August 20, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t return either. We have an exit plan out of Abu Dhabi ourselves, but all in due time. We have realised where our hearts belong and it is not here….

  4. SQ August 20, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Will watch this space.

  5. Pen August 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Good luck. Remember you need a good re-entry as well.

  6. Helen August 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    The great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever trees? That Limpopo River?

    Cor. I hope he has Tropical Strength Aerogard.

  7. dogpossum August 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    The great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever trees? That Limpopo River?

    I was going to say that.

  8. Pavlov's Cat August 21, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    I was going to say that.

    So was I.

  9. Ali August 21, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if you didn’t go back.
    I am too scared to hope for a tolerable outcome in the election. I have believed or at least hoped that things would go the RIGHT way before and been shocked by how wrong I was.

  10. mary August 21, 2010 at 5:57 am #

    Exit strategies are wonderful – despite the necessary over thinking that has to be done!

    I will say in a very tiny voice that it must be very tempting to remain exactly where you are right now!!

  11. Pavlov's Cat August 22, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    “it must be very tempting to remain exactly where you are right now!!”

    Less so this morning, unfortunately.

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