Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wonderful Weekend

 Hello everyone!
I hope all is well in your corner of the world.
 We have just had the most awesome weekend weather-wise.  And did our very best to make the most of it.
 Even though I've had a painful heel spur that has hindered my walking of late, I still pushed myself to get out there (4 times to be exact).  I didn't want to waste a moment being indoors. As you know, once things start heating up around here, there's no turning back, and being outdoors will be more torture than pleasure. My girlfriend tells me that I make Kuwait look good by the pictures that I take.  There's lots of litter and garbage in certain areas and piles of rubble in some places, but I don't want that to be my focus.  Do I want something done about it, yes.  But when I walk, my aim is to find those little spots of beauty.  Some people only see the negative but I want to focus on the positive.
 
 Even Jingles has been stopping to smell the flowers.
 And basking in the sunshine.
Yesterday, hubby and I went out for lunch.

 Then made a quick trip to the plant souk.
And today I went out for Indian food with a friend who is visiting from New Mexico.
 Such a wonderful weekend that I hate for it to end.  It's so hard right now during the week to sit in an office with no natural light for 7 and a half hours when the weather is this gorgeous.
But the good news is that we have a holiday coming up.  Kuwait celebrates its National and Liberation Days on the 25th and 26th of February (which also happens to be my birthday).  Some schools have already closed but we are open tomorrow and Monday.  Over the past several years, we've chosen to travel during this time because the celebrations can get a little crazy which means we tend to get stuck at home (so as not to get stuck in traffic for hours on end).

We will be traveling to our usual destination.  And will be leaving a day early.
 
  So things will be quiet around here yet again.  That seems to be the case more often than not lately.  Will be back in March.
Best wishes and blessings,

39 comments:

Kay said...

Thank you for sharing your fantastic photographs. I loved viewing them.

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday a little early Tammy! I do enjoy your posts about the beautiful things in life. The sunshine and warmth look wonderful too compared to the cold and snow we deal with this time of year. I love the doors in your post today. I think they're beautiful. Enjoy your holiday and we'll be here waiting when you get back.
Blessings,
Betsy

Shabby Chic said...

Happy Birthday Tammy... Have a fun time!! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Happy Birthday! And, have a great trip.

Teresa Kasner said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* and thanks for reminding where you live! I keep forgetting and trying to remember. Maybe you could add it to your "about me" part? Great shots! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Terra said...

Happy birthday early and I agree with your friend, you make Kuwait look very inviting. The ginger cat is a beauty, I must say. I walk around our neighborhood often and always find a few tiny pieces of trash that I pick up, mostly plastic. You do find and focus on the beauty in your photos.

Quinn said...

Happy Birthday (a bit early). Tammy! I hope you have a lovely holiday :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Lovely and very positive photos and text! Love that attitude too.
We will be in the air at the same time I guess.... Wishing you a lovely Birthday and great time together.
Hugs,
Mariette

Deborah said...

Have a wonderful trip and a happy birthday! I love that you focus on the positive! And once again, your photos are stunning.

Blondie's Journal said...

You have the right attitude and we thank you for sharing the pictures you do. I think there is a little "ugliness" everywhere. We must see the glass half full.

Anyway, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and some much deserved time off. Enjoy your balmy weather!

XO,
Jane

Sam I Am...... said...

Your pictures are beautiful and have fun on your vacation!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Nice to hear the weather is so beautiful. Your photos are all lovely but I especially love the one of jingles enjoying the warm sunshine.

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

enjoy your little holiday, xxxxxx Ale

Createology said...

A very Happy Birthday Dear! Enjoying your positive photos and appreciation of all things wonderful. Walking in gorgeous weather is such a bonus pleasure. Jingles knows how to enjoy the good weather and flowers. Safe travels and enjoy every moment...

Wanda said...

Lovely walk, and you do have the right attitude...there is beauty out there if we find it, and you did. What a nice week and I do wish you a early Happy Birthday. My friend, Kris, of 70 years will be 74 on Monday. We've been friends since I was 3 and her 4. A priceless friendship. She lives in Tucson AZ so I don't see her often, we are always in touch. Have a great Sunday.

Debby said...

Great pictures. You do make it look beautiful there. Loved Jingles pictures. Happy Birthday.

Susan said...

Blessings and happy days ahead to you, too, Tammy. Vacations are always delightful. Your upbeat mindset is refreshing. Wish everyone could be like that.

Take care and have fun in the weeks ahead! And an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! You are a pure delight! Susan

Kit said...

Have a wonderful vacation! I just love all your photos. See you in March. Kit

Jennifer said...

I love seeing photos of Kuwait, it really looks interesting and I'm sure we all make our locations look better by the things we choose to photograph. :) I hope you have a wonderful vacation and a very happy birthday!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Enjoy your trip and have a wonderful and Happy Birthday, Tammy!

crafty cat corner said...

A heel spur is not funny, I've suffered from it, but it will go away, lets hope quickly.
Jingles is lovely as ever and don't worry about posting just go ahead and enjoy your break.
Lots of love
Briony
x

Linda said...

Hope you enjoy nice travels. Your photos are lovely, especially Jingles and the flowers. It all looks very inviting, especially so when although we enjoyed a most beautiful day yesterday, by late afternoon, the cold rolled in again and yes - we received snow that covered up all the grass that was showing from the latest melt and I'm just having a hard time focusing on the positive today. I suppose my focus will be on the fact that March is just a week away.... but even then, here in Illinois that just often means more snow, ice, and cold. It'll be until at least April until the truly warmer days set in.
Happy trails,
Linda

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

Happy Birthday! Oh Jingles is so gorgeous and smiley. There is so much snow here in Ontario your post makes me really want summer to get here fast!

Mereknits said...

You do make it look beautiful, but that is who you are, you look for beauty everywhere. Happy Birthday darling, wonderful Tammi, I am blessed to know you and wish you the very best. Have a wonderful trip and celebrate in style.
Hugs,
Meredith

Dagmar said...

Happy birthday Tammy and happy travels. Looking forward to seeing your post when you get back in March. Xox
Dagmar

Linda Powell said...

I love that you find beautiful places and then choose to share them with us all. Jingles is certainly making the most of the comfortable weather Kuwait enjoys at this time of year. Enjoy your Birthday break Tammy and Birthday wishes to you in advance from me x

Melanie said...

I need to catch your walking bug! I have been such a slug this winter. Sorry to hear you have no natural light in your office. That would drive me nuts. Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your time away!

Sheryl S. said...

Happy birthday Tammy. Enjoy your getaway and take lots of photos!

Lorrie said...

Have a great getaway, Tammy, and a very Happy Birthday. The warmth and sunshine of your photos is very welcome on an unusually snowy day on the west coast of Canada. Love the flowers.

Jen Ham said...

Ah...Jingles...what a love! Gorgeous photos! xoxo Jen

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Tammy. I would like to wish you a very very Happy Birthday and enjoy your travels. Hugs Judy

Kathleen said...

It's good see somebody is having blue sky and sunshine. We haven't had much of either for a while. Happy birthday. Hope you have a lovely weekend away.

Sangeetha said...

Dearest Tammy, Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead filled with peace, good health, and lots of creativity. Love and hugs :)

Diane said...

Oh, that warm weather looks SO good right now. My oldest daughter's birthday is today (25th) Happy Birthday to you, Tammy. I hope you have a wonderful trip. Diane

Diane said...

P.S. Look at that smile on Jingles face. You would think she enjoys the sun!

Caterina Giglio said...

your weather looks so gorgeous, send some our way ok? and you do make Kuwait look good!! xx

Becca said...

I love the beauty that you show us in Kuwait! Happy Belated Birthday Tammy!

Shalini Pereira said...

Lovely images here Tammy... you have a nice blog

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I agree with you dear Tammy!
Keep focused on the positive - beauty is everywhere when your heart is in the right place.
Jingles knows you put the flowers there just for him! LOL

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