Sunday, February 22, 2009

Barfing on my birthday

Nope, this isn't another post about Afghani-sickness.  I don't want to say that we've been healthy because I know as soon as I do my stomach will start to bubble.  But there are no sniffles or gurgles to report.

But still, it is barfing on my birthday; barf being the Dari word for snow.  Of course, this provides for endless giggles with the expat children (and sometimes the adults too).  We've had a very mild winter; it didn't barf at all until January.  We thought that we were on the upswing to spring, but it's barfed three times in the last three weeks.  And I have to say, Kabul is quite pleasant and beautiful when covered in a fresh layer of barf.



To keep warm we've been firing up the bukhari each night and throwing the kettle on top of it for tea.

8 comments:

Dawn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :) Hope you have a great day playing in the barf. Haha.

Alicia said...

Happy Barfday! Sorry, couldn't resist. Hope your day was wonderful and that you enjoyed yourself in the barf...er, snow.

SmileyS said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!! We finally got online and are reading all of your blogs. (A case for much thought as well as a deal of laughing and crying). We love you, sweetie, and are praying for you guys. Hope you enjoyed your Day!

anya* said...

Happy Birthday friend:)

Kristalyn said...

tee hee!

Dara said...

Nate and I had a great laugh over the barfing! You should see all the barf we have here...can't wait for spring!!

sanchi said...

Happy Birthday (b-lated) Julie! I was cracking up at this post. Our barf here is just starting to melt away. I'm looking forward to the barf season to be over! I'll bet it keeps the dust down a bit there though. What did you do for your birthday this year?!

Em-Dash said...

Just found your blog and am enjoying it. When I lived in Kazakhstan, there was Barf laundry detergent. Washing clothes in barf never got old...