Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Under the weather, here, as it were, since truly the weather is very fine here even when 'bad'--although it is cool down to the 50s-60s at night, that is mild compared to many elsewheres I've experienced.
Many folk here are wrapping multiple scarves of many colors around head and shoulders against the cold--so much the feast of colorful texture/textiles everyday. lovely, indeed. I've found *the* shop for such variety, introduced to it by a faculty member from France. a yemeni shop and gosh what a wonder: woo hoo: the finery in this shop made me want to purchase at least one scarf for every woman I've ever known (or, well, everyone I've ever had shared affection for). Beautiful textures. And that is how folk stay warm here--layering in such.
On the other hand, as for health, I seem to have caught some pink eye in one eye or maybe going to both eyes (dunno how/where it came from--haven't been around any that I know of). Add to that, I've caught some kind of combination cold/cough, with sinuses going wild over the blowing sand dust of the winter winds. ack. and of course it is now, also, end-of-semester here with finals week coming up.
So, here I am in wintry (comparatively mild) Bahrain, just trying to get well and keep up with the work due now.
In the mean time, tho, wishing y'all well,
you: my good friends,
as always : )
More soon here . . .