Did I Make It???
The hot burning question on all of your minds, I am sure. I believe that I did! If you remember, the original Lenten challenge was to give up shopping. There was a built in clause that allowed me to buy one magnet and one keepsake from each country that I visited while on Lent. For those of you who don't know, I recently celebrated my birthday in Dubai, UAE. It was FANTASTIC!! Dubai is everything that it promises to be: BIGGER, BETTER, and FAKER (not a word, I know)! Having grown up near Disney World in Florida, I felt right at home, but I digress. On to the important stuff...the challenge. I purchased the following in Dubai:
While some of you may be quick to think, "wait a minute, that is TWO keepsakes!" I can justify these purchases by saying:
- This is pretty damn good for a girl with a shopping addiction who just happens to visit one of the world's most renowned shopping capitals.
- Atlantis is pretty much a country in it's own right. Therefore, I think I am good. What do you think?
Upon my return from Dubai, I realized that I needed rice. Off to the Bakala I went. Apparently rice is a big deal. I mean, I am no dummy and knew that, but I wasn't expecting to be able to ONLY buy rice in 5kg bags (about 11lbs). That is a lot of rice!
Don't let the price tag fool you. I paid 1.400 KD for this bag of rice, two onions, and a head of lettuce. Pretty good! But wait, it gets even better. When I arrived home, you can only imagine my joy when I discovered that the rice bag has a zipper! That's right a ZIPPER!!! It's the small things...