Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatarended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world,Doha!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Much ado about nothing
Today is going to be my "Seinfeld" blog. You know, the show about "nothing". Okay, over your head if you weren't a Seinfeld addict. Anyway, I have "nothing" to write about & will just try to build from there. Speaking of nothing, that's absolutely what we did yesterday. I laid out at the pool for a while in the morning while the girls were still asleep & then they laid out when they got up. I think we just needed a recuperation day from all the blowin' & goin' we have been doing. It was actually nice. We had an army of food in the refrigerator from a "faux paux" that I made the night before when ordering food for delivery. I had a menu from a restaurant called Hala Istanbul. I rang them up & ordered on the fly. "Yes, I'll take a kilo of your mixed grill & oh, give me ten of your chicken shawarmas." If you could have only seen my face as they dropped our food at our doorstep. The delivery guy had a big platter & two bags to with it. A shawarma is a type of tortilla wrapped around meats & veggies. I had never seen one but were told they were good. I was thinking they would be "taquito" sized. Have your ever had a 7-layer burrito from Taco Bell. Yes, they were huge & we had 10 of them. Not only that, but 2.2 lbs of grilled chicken & beef loaded with grilled onions, grilled tomatoes, french fries, salad & other fixings (not necessarily recognizable), a huge bag of flat breads & other pizza like bread crust, and a couple of dipping sauces. Needless to say, we also had it for breakfast, lunch, & supper yesterday and still have leftovers in the fridge. I think the plans for today are pool, mall, & coffee. Don't look so surprised!! Tomorrow, just maybe....camel rides. We have to corral David when he gets home from work for this one. I did give him fair warning last night. I don't want Kayla going back to Texas without a camel pic. As for myself, I think I'll stay on the photography end of that one. Speaking of photography, check out the pic that Dustin sent me this morning. It's from one of his journeys home to San Marcos. Before I forget, the pic in yesterday's blog is a foot basin. We have one in each of our full baths. Muslims are called to prayer five times daily. They have a foot washing ritual that they must go through before prayer. You will find these in all the malls and public buildings in the area...your home included. When I was looking for housing while still in the states, I was amazed that everyone had bidets in their bathrooms. Well, the joke was on me. Okay, I'm rambling. I guess I can talk about nothing...tootles!