Love the BuJo name change. You are right, that is a big mental difference. I'm bad about using mine except when I'm completely sure I'll forget something.
I'm up. Slept poorly. Went to bed late (12 old time) because dh set all the clocks back early in the evening and I just floated along, surfing. Sigh...
I need to get moving now because it is 9:40 new time and I haven't done much except think. A wee bit of planning too on how I want the apartment to look when W & R see it for the first time. Things like a bowl of grapes out on the table, and I'm researching a couple of photos and Arabic sayings to put into a photo frame. Came across a many great ones but also found many about not accepting charity which gives me insight into why W might be so reticent to let us set up a home for him. I will have to work on the 'pay it forward' concept - we accept from others so we are stronger when we need to help other people, later on in life.
Here are two of the quotes:
"Everyday of your life is a page of your history" (that will probably go in the photo frame alone with prints of a couple of pictures of them they've sent us over the past 18 months and a "Welcome to Your New Home!" message in the 5 photo frame.) I'll try and find it in Arabic.
"A sponge to wipe away the past; a rose to sweeten the present; a kiss to greet the future." (for this I'm thinking of attaching this to a single rose, wrapped in a sponge and presenting it to them at the airport.)
I need to get moving. I'm still not prepared for this afternoon. Really not prepare, as in: have to go over the song set at least once with dh, get the coffee picked up, buy more plates and foam cups, assemble the decorations, pick out an outfit (obviously my summer red & white outfit won't work), etc. etc.