Monday, February 19, 2007

The Family Get Together

Yes, the weather is going to change, but guess when?! When we leave on Friday, February 23rd. Of course it is. In fact, I predict right here and now that Cairo will have unusually cold weather followed by snow and sandstorms. OK, maybe not snow, but we will be returning to Cairo for sandstorm season. I don't care at this point, as long as it doesn't make my shoes wet and my jeans snowy.

I have said from the very beginning of living in Cairo, that I love the weather in Egypt. I don't miss the thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and especially snow/ice storms in the US. I don't know who would miss them. But this year, and I have heard it from every member of my family here in the US that "strange you're here now, because we've had the coldest weather in at least 10 years." This runs from New Jersey to Western Pennsylvania, including of course Washington, DC.

Even today Mira and I were visiting with my sisters when it started snowing. Mira was really scared that I couldn't drive in the snow. When I proved to her that I can drive in the snow, she decided that I'm an excellent driver. Thanks, Mira for your overwhelming vote of confidence.

We went to my brother Tom's house yesterday for a family get together. Just about all were there, except for my one sister-in-law. We had a great time laughing and catching up on what everyone's doing. I think the personalities in my family are very strong, especially when it comes to laughing. As my Dad says "The nuts don't fall too far from the tree." Ah, how true, Dad. Our family motto.

Photos were taken, but I will not be able to post them until I return to Cairo. Only God knows when we will be able to gather together again like this; but I can tell you one thing: I am grateful for the time we are spending together.

I am at peace.

Alhamdulillah.

Ma'salaam,

Marian

6 comments:

Noblese said...

Enjoy the family gatherings as much as you can ... that's a very precious gift!

Marian said...

Nobelese - Yes, it is a very special time and very touching. Peace.

Layla said...

Marian - Sounds like you had a wonderful time! :)

Love and Hugs!

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Anonymous said...

Hi sweety i'm Maya , so happy that u're here finally and again between ur other family here in Egypt
we missed u both u and Mira
kiss her 4 me till i see her
Mano was so happy when he knew that u're back
till i see u then
bye

Marian said...

Maya - Cool that you found my blog! You'll see I write about the family a lot. It's a venting sort of thing for me. We are home and happy to be here. Love.