Friday, December 08, 2006

Ahhh, the weekend . . .

Last night Debbie and I took the kids to Carrefour to do some grocery shopping. Debbie wanted to get an mp3 player for her son Karim. We couldn't find an mp3 player for less than 400 LE - we got one for Mira for 285 but it was a holiday special - we found out last night. So Debbie didn't buy one and the kids were really upset.

I found coffee - Carrefour French coffee - 12LE a block - so I got two. Excellent coffee - better than American coffee (oops, did I say French coffee is better than American coffee) and much cheaper than the 40 LE Maxwell House. I got Peter Pan peanut butter for 14 LE a jar - I got two. Usually it costs 34 LE a normal size jar.

I didn't buy anything I didn't need - although I looked for clothes but didn't find anything I liked.

This morning we went to the club here in Rehab - Jasmine had piano lessons and Debbie and I sat and talked with a Moroccan woman who is married to an Egyptian - very nice woman. I have always been fascinated with Moroccans probably because their Arabic is mixed with French (twisted into their own language). Mira played on the trampoline.

After the Friday prayer we went to the mall to look for an mp3 player for Karim - none there. The hijab store I like was closed, so we came home.

Mira played with Jasmine all day and I slept off and on. I wasn't feeling very well. Debbie came over and had some coffee then took the kids back to her place for the evening. I was able to take some medicine and rest, and sweat out whatever it was bothering me. I don't know, but Alhamdulillah I feel better right now.

Jasmine's spending the night and the girls are set up in the TV room watching Harry Potter.

Tomorrow's Saturday and I don't know what we'll be doing. I want to buy a crochet hook and some yarn so a teacher at school can show me how to crochet. I think it's time to go to Kolle Shay (the closest thing to a craft store for me).




Layla said...

Marian - For a MP3 player, you might want to try other electronic places. How about CityStars? LOL I miss that place. I only been there once--when we met! :D Or you might want to get a CD player that can play MP3's instead. Somtimes they are cheaper.

Thank you so much for letting me know about the coffee. I have always wanted to try it, but Mo is Mr. Nescafe lol. Will have to give that a try. And what a great deal on the Peanut Butter!

Hey when I come back, lets go hijab shopping. I need some new ones. Before I left, I washed my hijabs and a lot of the colors bled and they are not that nice anymore (I wear mostly cotton ones). Plus it will give me an excuse to come to Cairo! ;)

Love and hugs to you!

Marian said...

OK Layla you're on! I'll come to Alex. yes, the carrefour coffee ROCKS! (as you would say) I know "nescafe" is a generic term for coffee and even capuccino. But that's ok we know what everyone is talking about. :) Love you!