Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yes it does get sweeter

Wow. What can I say. Today is a monumental day. A day that will go down in history books. Today was my first day wearing hijab. Today was also my mother's birthday. So I just went with the flow of things. I just decided that whatever it is I can be brave and keep reminding myself that I am following Allah's command. I kept thinking oh gosh my family will think the worst of me. Instead they just opened their arms and lifted me up with honor, respect and praise. I love it! I still have to invest in more hijabs and undercaps. But, this is progress. A lot of people have been a positive influence to me a long the way. A select few of hijabi YT gurus have been a total inspiration for me. You ladies are awesome.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Food Memory

Something about food that has the ability to encapsulate the memories of every time you ate it or who prepared it for you. Wow. I just had some kofta and rice and as it hit my mouth it just took me back to Egypt. I love the flavors in my mouth and how good it hits your stomach. I love it! What is your favorite dish? What type of memory does it bring? I hope you all are having a good day. I also made it to Target today and picked up two turtlenecks on clearance for 3 bucks each! What a steal! Well salamz

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring is Coming!

Wow I heard the birds chirping this morning. This reminded me a lot of when I lived in the suburbs with my family. Living in the city you don't get to be awoken by this beautiful sound. I normally hear cars passing by or people yelling to one another. I feel like Spring is soon to whip itself around the corner. I can't wait. I look forward to planning outdoor events with the kids. Time to come out of hibernation. What are your plans for the spring/summer? I hope whatever they are be sure to include a walk in the most beautiful park with a friend or family member. Never lose sight of what is most important to you. Not the materialistic things. Only that which is not seen has to nurtured. Love and laugh as much as you can. Peace everyone!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


It was about time. Welcome. This will be my dumping ground for all of my thoughts, rants and opinions. So, if you do not approve, please press on. This is my opportunity to really express myself as I am extremely busy with living this wondrous life. I am married and have two beautiful children. Allah has blessed me and I am extremely grateful, alhamdulilah. I am going through a turning point in my life where everything means something special. I don't want to let anything go to waste. Not even a single ounce of air. I really take a fresh breath of air when I approach new things and ideas. A little bit about me. I love to listen and compose music. It is an immense escape. With music it encapsulates a memory as does food. For example, you may have danced to a song and ten years later still remember the steps. You may come across the same cookies your grandmother baked for you as a child, and one bite brings it all back to you. I love that type of nostalgia. I love to read but lately have not been able to sink into a book with all of the children's books that keep me busy. Another joy is dancing and exercising to keep me physically fit and healthy. Using the Wii with my kids helps us all have fun and stay fit. I really don't want my children to face any health issues as they become older. I feel that it does bring us together. Lovely invention. Anywho...I hope this has somehow impacted you or inspired you or made you laugh. I look forward to writing a bit more when I squeeze in the time.