Friday, June 5, 2015

Five on Friday: A Whole Lot of Leavin'

Five moments from the past week.
And a little added music bonus.

A friend is leaving after 12 years teaching in Kuwait so a few of us from the old group took her out for Indian food last Saturday.  Everyone else has already moved away so what was 10, is now down to 5.
On Wednesday, two of us met at Color Me Mine to paint some tiles for trivets that she can take with her as a reminder of our friendship and her time here.
I'm leaving my job (not Kuwait) after 7 years and was gifted with this beautiful necklace from co-workers.  It's my name in Arabic.  20 years here and I've never gotten one for myself so I especially love it and will always remember them fondly when I wear it.
Today, a friend and I took our boss and his wife out to breakfast.  They are also leaving Kuwait after 12 years.
It's a beautiful day, but very, very, very hot!  Today's high was 117 and at 5:30 p.m. it's 108 degrees.
Bon Jovi says it best.
There is definitely A Whole Lot of Leavin' going on.
Joining Amy at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.

Have a good one!


Mini said...

Hi Tammy,
Found you from Preeti's blog. I can't believe that I have found a crafter/needle worker and an active blogger from Kuwait so late. I get from reading your post that you are leaving Kuwait too. I'm a new member of a small group " Kuwait Crafters" on ravelry and two wonderful ladies in the group are leaving too :( .
I'm amazed how you write about so many positives of Kuwait ,personally sometimes I want to run away from this country .
I was wondering would you be interested in joining World Wide Knit in Public day on 13th June?
I'm a no reply blogger so if you reply to this comment or write on my blog I would get the message.

Take care

mamasmercantile said...

5 lovely moments to treasure now that you are leaving Kuwait. A beautiful necklace as a reminder of your time there. Safe journey back.

Bronwyn said...

Oh dear. It's hard to say goodbye to dear friends. It looks like you celebrated in style though. That food looks amazing!I love your new necklace. It's definitely a beautiful "translation."

Marie C said...

You beat us for heat by a leap, though we've started our triple digits here in Tucson! What an adventure living in Kuwait must have been! Lovely get-togethers with friends and great gifts. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Mereknits said...

The necklace is an amazing gift, your name is so beautiful in Arabic. Beautiful times to treasure my friend, sorry so many people you care for have left or are leaving. Sending you a big hug,

Amy at love made my home said...

It must be so sad for you to have so many friends leaving. I think it is great though that you have made and shared things to remember each other by, that is very kind indeed. I hope that whatever life brings for you next it will all be good. Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, that's hot! I love the tile you painted and the necklace your friends gave you! Why are so many people leaving? Just curious. We have had cool rainy weather and now the sun is back.. it will be in the 90s this weekend. Hot for us! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lisa from @intotheglade said...

Gosh so many people moving away! I'm glad you enjoyed their leaving meals. Your necklace is beautiful! Take care in that heat, I can't imagine it. Have a wonderful weekend xx

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I'm visiting from Five on Friday/ Too bad friends and co-workers are leaving but perhaps new ones will be arriving soon.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I enjoyed your 5 on Friday! What a lovely necklace. Good luck with everything!

Createology said...

Sad to say "Good-Byes" for all those leaving Kuwait. Time spent with friends is precious and looks like you all made some great memories. Your necklace is very sweet and thoughtful. Do stay hydrated in your uber high heat. June JOY Dear...

Quinn said...

Lots of change can be unsettling even when "it's all good"...I learned this from my goats ;)
Congratulations and best wishes for a smooth transition into more time spent in fulfilling adventures.
And my gosh, please stay hydrated!

Betsy said...

I think after reading the other comments that either I or they are confused. :-). You are staying in Kuwait, correct? Just leaving your job? Think of all of the free time you'll have to play with yarn and everything else you love to do. Your new necklace is beautiful and the trivets are a sweet gift to remind your friend of her time spent there. Stay cool my friend!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Sometimes it is hard to say good bye to friends and work colleagues. You will miss work but will be lovely having more time for yourself. Love the necklace and how neat that it is a translation of your name.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It is sad to see friends leave.....although you wish the best for them. What a nice going away you all gave! Such pretty photos....but I do know how hot your area can feel! Stay cool and have a wonderful weekend!

linda said...

So many changes Tammy I hope it means that you will have more time to do the things you enjoy. The necklace is beautiful a lovely reminder of your time there. Stay cool and have a lovely weekend. :) xx

moonstruckcreations said...

Love your necklace, they don't seem to do that kind of thing in Jordan which is a shame as it would be so cool to wear here in the UK.

Hope the weather cools a little bit for you soon!


Rosie said...

Goodbyes are hard but you had some lovely evenings out and your necklace is very pretty. It does sound very hot over there:)

Happy@Home said...

It must be a bit sad to see so many of your friends moving on, but I must say you all know how to give a proper send off. The food looks delicious and the hand painted trivets are such a thoughtful gift. One that will, no doubt, evoke fond memories of your friendships.
The necklace that was given to you is really beautiful.
117? Yikes, that is some serious heat. Sure hope your A/C is working well for you.

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Linda said...

As others have shared, goodbyes are always difficult. Love the beautiful necklace they got you!! :)

We're starting off our Saturday here with a sudden cold wind this morning at only 65 degrees. Much too cold for my liking for early June! Yesterday however it was hot and humid! I don't get it - all of the ups and downs with the temps here. I wish it would just get hot and stay hot night and day here as we have our own pool that we're anxious to use for the first time this season but the water temp keeps fluctuating because of these little cool downs.

Thinking about digging post holes today as we're building a pool deck.
Have a nice day!

Preeti said...

Your necklace is lovely !! :) It has now come down to35 C here now so not that scorching hot.

Susan said...

Dear Tammy. I think it's always hard to say goodbye to dear friends and coworkers. (If they are NOT so dear, then negate that. ha haha) You are amazing to have lived in Kuwait for 20 years. The heat would have done me in by now. The Indian food looked delish. Susan

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful gift to receive from your co-workers! Wow, Kuwait! I think those temperatures would roast me! LOL! I am just popping over from Amy's Five on Friday and look forward to reading more of your posts as I get to know you in this wonderful world of creative blogs!
Hugs for now,
Beth P

Dagmar said...

How sweet is your gift. You must of made some wonderful friends after all those years, now just imagine what is ahead of you!
Sending you a bucket of peonies, at least a water colour of them! Xo

Lilly's Mom said...

It's a lovely necklace. I just had my husband read this in Arabic (he's from Egypt). What a lovely gift you received. My best to you. And, keep cool :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
That is quite a melancholic post... but still happy moments are woven through.
Your necklace is very special and has a special meaning for you to cherish forever.
Leaving is never easy... like amputating yourself from others and from places you belonged for quite a while.
A tight embrace and blessings,

Kit said...

Sad to hear of friends leaving. Never fun. I love your necklace, so lovely and such a nice gift. I really like that idea of the tiles. Sorry so hot, we are up to 85 today and I am hiding out inside...LOL You take care, Kit

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

What a lovely idea to paint tiles as a leaving gift, very thoughtful, as is your own gift. I agree with Mariette, you do seem melancholic, so I am sending a hug. x

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