Last night Kuwait launched a monumental celebration commemorating 50 years of constitutional rule.
The government spent millions and millions of dollars on a firework display that landed them in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest fireworks show in the world.
We watched some of it on tv. I must say, it was impressive, but I can't help thinking that money could have been better spent elsewhere.
We woke this morning to learn that schools and universities were given the day off.
Another reason to celebrate. At least my kids thought so.
Normally I would have still gone in to work.
I always do.
But this time I resisted the urge.
Instead, I baked.
(Another delicious recipe from Catherine's blog A Time to Create.)
And oatmeal cookies with raisins.
Today is also cause for commemorating and celebrating.
November 11th is observed as Remembrance Day and Veteran's Day.
(My dad was a marine who served two tours of duty in Vietnam.)
And it's also my baby brother's birthday.
(Happy birthday, Eric!)
Whatever you do today, I hope your day is blessed!