Friday, October 24, 2008

Fridays are slow...

Not a lot happening in the Sandbox on Friday's. Friday, here, is the same as what Sunday is in the States. [Our weekends are Thursday and Friday.] Tomorrow starts another new week - back to the paint store - for the umteenth time... And I may have to go to the clinic and get an x-ray of my right shoulder. It has just NOT been right since the fall. Should it still hurt three weeks later? The Kids are still being walked separately. There is just NO WAY the right arm/shoulder can take the abuse of a 55-pound Standard Poodle pulling on it. The Boy, at 120-pounds is so much easier to walk than the Baby is! I dread the thought of spending an entire morning at the clinic to get an x-ray, and perhaps I should just give it another week, but the shoulder is not functioning like it should. Has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I am about to celebrate [tomorrow!] the 20th anniversary of my 29th birthday, I'm sure...

"Borrowed" this from one of my favorite blogger's: A Saudi Justice Ministry advisor "has issued a fatwa permitting a woman whose husband hits her to hit him back in order to protect herself, and even to kill him if he tries to kill her."

We will have another beheading here in a few days if Ali Al-Qahtani does not raise 3 million SR [$804,289.54] in blood money. "The blood money that would save his life goes back 11 years to a fight that ended in the death of a friend and Al-Qahtani's subsequent imprisonment. The family of the murdered man were convinced by good-will mediators to spare the life of Al-Qahtani on the condition that pays the sum of 3 million riyals."

I can appreciate that a medical committee for monitoring pharmacies would fine violators for selling expired medicines or for not renewing licenses, but to fine them for "failing to adhere to their professional code by not wearing the correct form of dress" is just a bit ridiculous, is it not?

Like I said, Friday's are slow...


  1. Hope you feel better soon.. and in the meantime you might find this quote interesting:
    "The man that lays his hand upon a woman,
    Save in the way of kindnes, is a wretch
    Whom't were gross flattery to name a coward,"
    John Tobin "The Honeymoon"

    as far as I know.

    Many "machos" there, very few "hombres".

  2. Thanks for the sympathy, Anonymous. I'm sure it will be better - just need to give it a bit more time, I think. I really, really did take quite a fall! And my shoulder got the brunt of it.

    I had to read the poem twice. It was the last line that had to sink in with the "whom't." Oh, yes, there are many, many machos, here! Many!!!


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