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Alhamdulilah, yesterday was a beautiful day, well not the weather so much. It shined from the inside out. My friend got married yesterday, may Allah bless them in their marriage and keep them happy.

She looked so beautiful, glowing with happiness. I watched as she interacted with her husband-to-be at dinner. It was perfect. The way they talked to one another, the way they glanced at each other, and the way he took care of things. MashaAllah she couldn’t ask for a better match, and of course, neither could he. When the nikkah was performed there was only room for the shiekh, witnesses, bride’s parents, bride and groom. We did stand outside the office and listen in though. My eyes started to get wet, I was overjoyed.

It has been a long road for my friend, she has been patient, and full of faith. Allah has provided her with a good man. I pray for a happy, peaceful marriage. May Allah make it so.

My template crapped out on me!!!!!!! Now I’ve got to find another one. This isn’t an easy process. Why can’t I find any really cool ones. Grrrrrrrrr.

My mom recently had a Daisy Blue Naturals party at her house. It’s something along the lines of Tupperware or Partylite parties, but it is personal and home products made of all natural ingredients. My mom has used the laundry soap and likes it. I of course being VERY picky about the way my clothes feel (I’m a fabric softener freak) had to feel my mom’s clothes before deciding to order it. Her clothes didn’t feel scrapy or static clingy. Today I did laundry and used nothing but my Daisy Blue Naturals “Daisy Breeze” laundry soap.

My mom didn’t use anything but the soap and her laundry turned out okay, but mine had a hint of static to it. Overall not a bad product, the laundry smelled fresh, and wasn’t too scrapy. Plus you only use one ounce per load, not bad!

She was right, beets DO taste like dirt. Not the pickled ones, just the regular ones. Dirt.

It’s a wonder that people like them. It’s even more of a wonder that I would enjoy an entire can of them after knowing they taste like dirt.

Hmmmmm…..

This will probably only make sense to one other person, but there’s only 5 days left and I’m super excited!

Only 5 more days!

I was in rare form today. Like I said at work, “I’ve got pep in my step”. I was in a nutty good mood. My group leader asked if I was on something (jokingly, of course). I asked if she wanted me to be in a bad mood instead. I got a hug, and a “No, I love when you’re in a good mood!” So I was silly all day, and did some funny voices. I got asked if I thought there could ever be a female muslim stand-up comic. Probably not, but they thought I’d be a good candidate.

After work Kelly and I went to the Mall of America. We just walked around and browsed for a couple of hours. Then we went to the site of the bridge collapse. I didn’t think I would ever go over there, but we decided to see. There isn’t much you can see, but it’s enough, it’s real. That was our somber moment of the day. We had to drive back to work because we left my car there. Kelly was in a predicament of needing to use the restroom. I was told to keep quiet and not make her laugh. I tried so hard not to…. it didn’t matter what I said, she laughed and tortured herself. Then that got me laughing. It’s true ya know, laughter IS conatagious.

For the last month we’ve been working tons of overtime at work.

And now?……

Nothing. We have hardly any work. So I took 3 hours of vacay and hit the road!

Sweet relaxation.

when there is a summer day that’s finally cool enough to turn off the AC, open the windows, and let the fresh air emanate throughout your house? It’s kind of rainy, the perfect day for curling up and reading a good book. Which is just fine by me since I have this darn cold. Now if I just had some really delicious chicken noodle soup… mmmmmmm.

I secretly rejoice while my sister cries her eyes out. The boyfriend was given his sentence today. It wasn’t 8 months of rehabilitaition for alcoholism as previously thought. It’s 9 months in the workhouse then 8 months of rehab. Almost a year and a half. How can I be sad? She has been with him for the past 6 years. I think the only reason she stays is that she doesn’t think she can do better. She can. Sure she’s fried some brain cells, but she’s still extremely intelligent. She has to work on her self-esteem. I hope while he’s away she can improve herself. InshaAllah.

I never claimed to be the smartest person in the world. I locked myself out of my computer completely. I made a password for windows. I forgot the password for windows. I had to call Dell support to get me back into my computer. Imagine how foolish I felt explaining my problem to tech support.