13 Feb Saturday – Back to Work (original post date 4/12/09)
Whew – that Friday night date night about wore me out!!
Saturday is a little unusual to start the work week but that’s what they do around here. I decided after having my morning cup of tea and toast, not burned, thank you very much, that I would head out on my own to do some exploring. Didn’t get very far – stopped in a couple of stores and then headed to a book store/office supply. After about 30 minutes I decided to “returned from whence I came” – the apartment. Wanted a coffee so I stopped in at Starbucks (it’s right across the street from our apartment). These folks recognized me from the time I came in with Gary. Of course, there aren’t many western women walking around so it wasn’t all that difficult for them to remember me. However it could have been my bubbly personality they remembered (ha). I had on a ball cap and tennis shoes so I was really styling along with my Abaya. I consider this my workout attire! The Starbucks visit lasted about 40 minutes and then they moved me on out because of Salah (prayer time). They close down all the stores for 30 minutes during Salah. The first Salah starts at 5:20 am everyday with the last one at 7:30 – 7:40pm. They pray 5 times a day.