This time last year.
This time last year we had celebrated Christmas early because the movers were coming to pack us up on the 26th.
This time last year we were back to living in a hotel for the foreseeable future after we said goodbye to our Arabian villa and until we found our Spanish casa.
This time last year we were saying goodbye to our friends in Bahrain and wondering what kind of friends awaited us in Spain.
This time last year we had no idea the kind of roller coaster the year would bring.
This time last year we were eating our final shawarmas and drinking our last lemon-mint juices instead of making our own New Year’s meal.
And so this time, this year we’ve gone back to tradition and enjoy a pot of homemade black eyed peas for luck-because in the uncertainty of life, good and bad, who knows what we will be saying this time, next year.
*I’ve already posted a recipe for black eyed peas and I usually do not re-do a recipe. However, this time TWO years ago we were still in Bahrain with no ham bone in sight, so I thought the revision was necessary