She is planning on making a pilgrimage to the Ka'aba at mecca to thank the gods for their grace. I have told her about the Submittants, but she expects that they are just a small cult, not large enough to worry about. I am not too sure. I plan on attending with her. I will pray for the safe return of our caravans, and the safety of Badr.
I was asked to apply a poultice of henna, water, egg, and flour to his navel to ensure that he grows to be beautiful and wealthy. I was only too pleased to do so. Likewise I have painted henna on Samira for protection against the evil eye, and have given her a matching amulet made of blue glass. I gave Badr a small amulet of rounded blue glass also and hennaed a matching pattern on his hand.
I find it a pity that the wedding I just returned from was in winter and not summer. Our summer camp is in Medina, and I would not have needed to miss Badr's birthday! Oh well.
Mecca is only a half day's ride, which is a shock, because we never go there, it is so run down, except for the Ka'aba, I do not know when we will leave.
Oh! and lastly, there was a sandal wood merchant coming by, he should be arriving tonight.