Tag me!

If you follow me on Instagram,  you will know I’m bored out of my mind.

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Hubby is not a huge fan of the cold weather and short days,  which has left me cooped up in the house.
Very near stir crazy.
Very. Very near.
In order to stay sane I’ve been trying to find things to do,  and something I think would be fun is to answer questionnaires from tags,  particularly through drawings.
But I don’t want to bore you with things you don’t care to see or know.
Drop a comment below or on my Instagram with tags you would like me to participate in.

Turkey Day!

This past Thursday was my first Thanksgiving ( Turkey Day) in Turkey.

However, there was no turkey.  This is the first year that we didn’t have at least a piece on Thanksgiving, and this is the second Thanksgiving I didn’t spend with family (the first being my first year in Florida).

Still, I was able to skype with my family before they had their turkey meal.

That’s what it’s all really about though, isn’t it?  Family, friends, and being thankful for what you have.  Hubby and I decided to start some of our own Turkish/American Thanksgiving traditions!

But turkey will be making a comeback, if I have anything to say about it!

*btw, I apologize these aren’t as detailed as my usual posts, I was in a rush to get them up before it was way past Thanksgiving. Thanks for your understanding 🙂

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WIT reaches 30 pages!

At least, it will today!

For those who don’t know, When In Turkey (WIT) is not only the name of my blog, but the name of the comic I draw free-hand.  It’s based on real events that happen in our lives…

which is why the Thanksgiving one, which brings me to 30 pages, is a few days late.  Check back soon, it’ll be going live later today!

Peanut

If you guys have been following my instagram, you probably have seen a lot of this little guy

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I was going for beachy, since I’ve been missing the warm weather just a bit…but the shades kinda pushed it over to thug.  Well, that’s what hubby says.  I am limited in my marker using abilities, ok!?

His name is peanut (aka p-nizzle), and he’s been with us since we lived in Clemson, SC.  He goes with me everywhere- from SC, to FL, and now here.  When we went to the beach house, he rode with me in my bag.  He’s kind of like our baby.

One day while shopping in Hobby Lobby (a large arts and crafts store, if you don’t know) about 3 or so years ago for…something… There was a display of those (at the time) new “bug eyed” looking beanie babies.  I instantly fell in love with them!  Initially I had been playing with a tiger one (attending Clemson, you know. Go Tigers!), but hubby (at the time fiancee) picked up the elephant.

Do you want one?

I want the tiger!

But the elephant is cute.

Ok ok, if you say so

It took me about 2 seconds of holding the elephant in the check out line to make me fall in love with him.  Later on he adopted a nazar boncuk earring and a bracelet collar.  Now we are inseparable.

So if you were wondering, that’s where peanut came from 🙂

My First Fall in Turkey!

I love fall/winter!  There is something about slipping into a cozy sweater that makes you all warm and fuzzy inside.   It is particularly gratifying when you are a hijabi, because it gives you plenty of opportunities to layer different patterns and textures without getting too hot.  This is my first fall season in Turkey, and I am getting to have many new experiences, which I will blog about soon!  However, I will be missing out on the onslaught of American/Christian holidays that are right around the corner…#expatprobs

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What do you love about Fall?

The Best Laid Plans

If you guys remember my post from three months ago, when we first got to Turkey, our trip from the US was anything but easy.  Having missed our initial connection in Germany due to a bad weather delay in the US, we had a long layover and arrived in Turkey at 1am.  What should have been a 2 “day” (including time changes) trip with an arrival at 2pm on Day 2 turned into a 3 “day”trip with a 1am arrival.  And if you don’t recall, my husband is borderline phobic of planes.  It went a little something like this:

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Needless to say, I’m not exactly looking forward to my first visit back to the states… the best laid plans, am I right?

Down Memory Lane

  While in SC I am trying to reconnect/ visit with as many people as I can.  Saturday I went with my old roommate back to our stomping grounds- Clemson SC!  It was great seeing one of my closest work friends, who now has a baby!  Even though I hadn’t seen them for several months/years, we picked up right where we left off. It is amazing how some things never change.

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It’s About That Time

This comic post is a little late since we got so busy packing the last week… for those of you who don’t follow me on instagram, we left Florida yesterday morning- for the last time.  We are now in South Carolina, staying with my mom, waiting on the final word regarding our delicate situation… yes, it has been a many-months-long process.  Inshallah the news will be good!

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