Friday, October 16, 2009

Ahh...the weekend

So, the weekend is halfway over for us. Because we are living in a Muslim country, the weekend is a little different than that of the Western world. Depending on the country, the weekend may be Thursday & Friday or Friday and Saturday. In Qatar, the weekend is Friday & Saturday. I think it has to do with business & western countries. If we followed the Thursday & Friday weekend, business with western countries would be isolated to two and a half days each week: our Monday afternoon through Wednesday. Keeping to Friday & Saturday instead at least adds an additional day.

We attend our church meetings on Friday and then Saturday is our free day. Travis returns to work on Sunday. The change has been a little weird, but we are getting used to it. I sometimes get a little confused as to the day of the week especially Monday, because we didn't just go to church the day before. This also makes the titles of some of the church meetings comical. "Sunday School" isn't really on Sunday, but we still call it that. I imagine there are a few songs the Primary children don't sing..."Saturday is a special day. It's the day we get ready for Sunday." It just doesn't hold the same meaning here.


  1. That does sound like a strange adjustment and you're right Thursday wouldn't substitute well in that song!

  2. Yay! So happy you have a blog now. I can't wait to hear about all your adventures. You should tell us more about your day to day life there and what it's like. Miss you lots!

  3. Hooray! I just came across your blog! Thank you for the picture of your BEAUTIFUL little Leoni. She is so big!!! I hope you are doing well and are enjoying life in QATAR!