My dear hubby returned safely from India Sunday night amid much rejoicing. He brought me a gorgeous black silk sari. I don't know that I'll be able to wear it as such, but it is nine yeards of beautifully embroidered silk chiffon, so I am going to figure out someting to do with it. (Polly, any ideas?)
He brought Bethany a couple of gorgeous outfits that she WILL wear. You can see her in one of them here
He received gifts from the people he visited: a little model of the Taj Mahal, some Mango pickles, and a smiling Buddha. The problem is the Buddha statue. Hubby and I are both a little uncomfortable with him. He is a happy, fat guy (kind of like this
) over a foot tall, made of wood. So would you leave him out as artwork, a souvenier of a visit to another country? Or would he go away?
We specifically have icons and crucifixes in our house for a reason. Does it send a mixed message to have an idol sitting on a shelf?
Looking for input here from some of you who are wiser than I!