We have a maid again! This one is a little more expensive as she works mainly for expats and thereby earns a higher wage, but she’s sweet and I don’t get an immediate bad feeling from her like I did from Umm Stickyfingers.
Unfortunately she is afraid of cats and so my idea of leaving her in the house to clean while I go off to work is no longer plausible. Zuzu is one of those cats who loves to be at your feet looking at what you’re doing from every possible angle she can: between your legs, upside down, from the chair, from across the puddle, hanging from the ceiling, etc. No need to freak the maid out anymore than she probably already is, our house was in bad need of a maid and it looks it. I hope she comes back next week. InshAllah.
So Zuzu is locked in the bedroom with me while I’m working from home (ok well not so much working from home as blogging at the moment, but whatevs) until she finishes. I’m going to be alone in the office all day anyway, as I am most of the time. But thats cool, lonely, but cool.
Oh thank God for a maid.
Also I forgot to mention something that happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was at a Thursday halaqa with the expats when I was approached by one, a diplomat who used to live here in Cairo but was just visiting, who said to me, “I read your blog.”
Apparently she heard my name and recognized me from the pictures I posted awhile back. How awesome is that??? I’m kind of sort of not really but hey I’d like to think so famous! So a shout-out to N who I didn’t get to see last week because her little boy (so adorable mashAllah!) was sick.
Anyways I will try to sit down and post about the awesome group of expats I met, they’re uber awesome. And it was through them that I got my new maid.
Oh, happy day!