Thursday, February 25, 2021

60th on the 25th

 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 .)

Normally we travel this time of year to escape the hoopla, but due to covid restrictions, there are no street celebrations allowed so it will be very quiet, which is just fine with me.
My mood yesterday and Tuesday matched the weather we were experiencing ... very gray, very dreary.
But thankfully my mood has brightened, my energy has returned with today's blue skies.
While my husband enjoyed riding his "new' used bike, I enjoyed a peaceful neighborhood walk.
And found a little something on the ground.
A reminder to:

Smile, breathe and go slowly.
(Thich Naht Hanh)


Delighted Hands said...

What a beautiful blog! I have traveled the whole USA but never overseas. I will enjoy the pictures and info on your blog!

Betsy said...

The decorations are very cheerful for the holiday. Your blue skies look lovely. We're getting even more snow right now...I looked like a snowman after taking Chloe for her walk this morning. It was a whole 41F yesteday so I wore my flip-flops outside to celebrate. Today I'm back in snow boots.
I hope it stays quiet for you and that you enjoy the celebration too. Love your little roadside find. A good reminder to smile!

Happy@Home said...

Blue skies do have a way of brightening one's mood. Glad it had that effect on you :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
That is after all still a memorable day for Kuwait! Congrats, even if it was calm in the streets.
Glad you too had some bright days, like we had here the past couple of days.
Makes walking perfect and enjoying nature waking up from winter.
Sending you a mega hug on your very special day!!!

pelinpembesi said...

Big kisses from my country, Turkei!

Dee said...

Good advice in a little button.

I think we all have days when we feel a little down. Glad you gloomy mood lifted quickly.

Hugs from way over across the ocean.

Kit said...

Thanks for a bit of history. I was curious. Love the photos. Snowing here and Im cozy on my couch with tea. Take care and stay well. Kit 💕

Mereknits said...

It is too sunny here! I need a grey day to lift my spirits. A little rain would be most welcome. Sorry you can't travel but I am happy things won't be as crazy as usual. Stay safe Tammy.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Tammy! I'm glad your mood brightened. I've been in the dumps too due to my son having a heart attack. He was actually lifeless until Kristi brought him back with CPR. It's been a stressful few weeks. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Angie said...

Tammy - I hear you - weather has such a profound impact on our moods. I can tell I have more energy with the days getting longer ... Keep your chin up, my friend!

handmade by amalia said...

It is sad that we can no longer celebrate in style (even if it is a bit loud from time to time). I'm glad to find you well and enjoying the sun. A hug.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Thank you for sharing about Kuwait with us. I am sorry your celebrations stopped because of Covid. I am happy to see that the outdoors is always so nice and you can take long walks. Still waiting for the cold to go away in Michigan.

Mrs. Micawber said...

I like those flags, and the petunias to match! Wishing you more sunny days and cheerful walks.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How interesting to read about Kuwait customs and holidays. The weather always plays a big part on the moods of many. I love those beautiful red flowers! You always have such pretty things to show on your walks!

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