From 1899 until 1961, Kuwait was a British protectorate. It became independent in June of 1961; however, the date of February 25th was chosen to mark the day since it was that date in 1950 that Sheikh Abdullah Al Sabah came into power. (Plus the fact that temperatures in June are pretty hot so not ideal for outdoor celebrations .)
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
How are you?
There's been such terrible news over the past week of the hard hitting winter weather that caused havoc in some states/cities. Sometimes it seems there is just a never-ending cycle of bad news when the past year has already caused so much hardship for so many, in so many different ways.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Hello Friends! I hope you are well;
staying safe ... (and warm, if it's cold where you are).
Monday, February 1, 2021
Today's weather was absolutely gorgeous to welcome the first day of the new month. In Celtic tradition, this day is celebrated as the halfway point between winter solstice and the spring equinox.
And since it is Monday, I was once again on the lookout for all things yellow.
I took a different route through my neighborhood and was delighted to see so many flowers in bloom.
It seems many states are in store for a whole lot of snow so if you are in line of the Nor'easter then take care, stay safe and warm.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Happy Sunday everyone!
It's strawberry season here and we've been getting some very tasty ones lately. Even Tofu got in on the sweetness, tops included.
I am enjoying vegan pancakes nearly every morning topped with powdered sugar and tahini.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Had a lovely walk around my neighborhood this afternoon. Weather is mild and perfect for wandering. I kept an eye out for all things yellow today.
We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression.... The eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
A Monday meandering makes me happy.
I had run out of the cotton yarn I use for my crochet hearts so finally, after more than a year, visited the craft store for a restock.
Have a good week.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
We met at the vegan restaurant, Wilgrow, which is walking distance from where I live, and when we opened our sketchbooks, we realized it had been exactly 11 months since our last outing at the very same place.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
During some of my recent cleaning sprees, I found freebie cards my husband got at a trade show many years ago and some party poppers that a friend gave me for my birthday more than 15 years ago. Instead of holding on to stuff, I decided it's time to get creative and find ways to make use of them.