Friday, March 28, 2014

The Beginning of Another Weekend

It happened yet again.  Nearly a whole week gone by without blogging though I have been visiting when I can.  The weekdays just fly by which is good in most ways.  I just wish the weekends didn't seem to do the same.  
Our weather is still comfortable though the daytime temperatures are reaching close to 90 F.  Air conditioning is a must already and walking is best during early morning or late afternoon.  Flowers are still blooming on both balconies but watering is required much more frequently because of the heat.
This morning hubby and I went to his warehouse so he could oversee some work being done.  We had chai and chapati for breakfast then headed over to Souk Al Juma'a (Friday Market) for a look around.  I have added to my collection of dallahs (Arabic coffee pots) and picked up some more enamelware for the kitchen (plus a few other things).


Weekends are all about relaxing, recharging and doing joyful things so that's what I plan to do the rest of the day.
Wishing you a great start to yours!


TLC said...

I love those hanging lanterns! And the pots too. Oh and the cat and... LOL
seriously relaxing is a great idea. Now send some of that heat to Ontario. Thanks


Yes, I agree weekends are for relaxing and enjoying. Like your wee flower teapots. I see that I think( Jingle) is staying cool in the shade of the potted planted. VBg Hugs Judy

Marilyn said...

what a wonderful collection of collections you have!!! your photos always bring back childhood memories of being surrounded by exotic things of lands far away.... and of living in far away lands!!!
enjoy the rest of the weekend Tammy...

September Violets said...

This sounds like a great start to your weekend! I agree ... the weekends go by all too quickly. What a lovely collection of coffee pots! I just went thrifting this morning (what else is there to do when it rains?), and picked up a really nice tea pot for my collection. I sort of hate that I have a "collection" of tea pots now ... it makes it sound like I'm heading for trouble ;) Enjoy your weekend in the warm sunshine! Wendy x

Betsy said...

I hope your weekend is happy and continues to be relaxing. I agree, they seem to speed right by. I'm fascinated by your collection of coffee pots. The shapes, the sizes. Beautiful. Thank you for taking us along on your shopping trip.

besomom said...

I like your coffee pot collection! I have a teapot collection. I can't even remember what it feels like to be warm. I keep thinking that after this freezing winter it can't possibly ever feel too hot, and I keep warning my kids that we won't be turning on the air conditioning at all this summer. Ha. I know temperature extremes are temperature extremes regardless of what end of the thermometer they are at.

Linda said...

Oh what I wouldn't give for 80 or 90 right about now. I'm a heat girl and I'm tired of being cold all the time, though things are slowly improving here... one step forward one step back at times though. It's very windy, grey and cool here this morning but supposed to get up to 53 and 50 tomorrow though there's a chance for snow flurries overnight (not amounting to anything though). I just keep waiting for things to turn GREEN. I've never missed green more than this year I think and it is one of my favorite colors to wear and to see. : )

I like all of your photos - the collection of pots next to the painting is neat.

I plan to do some raking in the yard this weekend if weather permits. My weekdays are generally so relaxed that by the time the weekend comes, I'm ready to get moving and doing something.

Happy days to you,

Jennifer Hays said...

The market looks wonderful, I would really enjoy visiting there. I hope you're having a good weekend and staying cool.

Pearlin J said...

Ooo I miss visiting the Friday market, even if we didn't buy anything I just loved looking around the antique shops there

Dagmar said...

I love how you have captured the look of the coffee pots with the painting, or photo, looks wonderful. You have such a good eye for composition. Have a wonderful relaxing weekend!

Maya Kuzman said...

Lovely photos as usual! Have a lovely weekend!

Quinn said...

I want to dive right into the pictures of the market :)
So hot already! You and Jingles both have the right idea about quality time, I think.
Today was just barely warm enough for an all-day drizzle instead of snowfall, so more of the old snow is gone but overnight there will be a new layer of ice forming. I almost fell twice on my own doorstep yesterday, which after successfully navigating all my icy paths with water buckets and flakes of hay just seemed insulting!
Have a perfectly lovely weekend, Tammy - and thank you for you input on my travel decision. You are right - it is really a question of "where" not "if." :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like Jingles has found the secret to staying cool on a hot day!

I love chai. I have started making my own unsweetened chai lattes. It's a wonderful way to start the day.

Wanda said...

What an interesting market place. I think your painting and collection of coffee pots is such a beautiful display.

I made the "no roll out" sugar cookies today from your recipe. I didn't have sprinkles, so rolled them in raw sugar crystals, and then ended up frosting them with some left over canned coconut pecan and vanilla frosting. Sugar on top of sugar on top of sugar... thrice as good...teehee.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy. That market looks like a fabulous place to shop!

Love your coffee pots.

Hope your weekend is absolutely delightful. Susna

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You got a lovely collection of dallahs; love that photo!
Jingles is enjoying the outdoors very much and yes, time is flying like crazy.
Sending you hugs and a happy new week ahead.

homemade@myplace said...

love your findings!!!!! I miss the atmosphere of Cairo's souks!!!
xxxxxx ale
happy weekend!

Debby said...

Sounds like your week-ends are fun. I wish the week-ends were three days long. It would make a big difference, I think. That market is overwhelming. Do you go often.

Tanna said...

You know the words on the pillow underneath your yarn caught my eye... always the quotes... Hope you will let me see that whole thing. ;) Have a wonderful weekend, Tammy... they do go by too fast. blessings ~ tanna

Mereknits said...

I hope you had a joyful day.

Teresa Kasner said...

How fun to see how you spent your Saturday! I'm here in Ohio with my 3 girls and it's a rainy day but it's okay because we're just hanging out together.. we head to Amish country on Monday! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Vicki Boster said...

Beautiful summer blooms Tammy--(I'm so jealous)---
I have one of those coffee pots- my husband brought it home from his work trip to Kuwait.

The market looks amazing-- I can't even imagine!!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend:)

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