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I’m leaving tomorrow, WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Okay I got the outburst out of the way. I’m super excited.

Now for the reason I started writing in the first place…

One of my blogging sisters, Jana, has started a website to give general information about Islam. She is looking for contributers. So, if you have some time you should go check out the site. The email address is on there to send your writings to. I know some of you muslimahs are really good at writing and would be really good for this site.

Well, that’s pretty much what I wanted to write about. InshaAllah, I will be back in about 2 weeks. Egypt, here I come!

When you get tickets in the nosebleed section, are you disappointed when you don’t get a nosebleed?

Yes I’m going to whine a bit. It’s my blog, I can whine if I feel like it. You can choose to read or not read…. it’s up to you. At least you’ve been warned.

I have had a yucky cold for the past 10 days now. I have a huge canker sore on my tongue. Oh, and on the inside of my cheek, I have one of those areas. You know the ones, right? Where you accidentally bite the inside of your cheek and then it puffs out. And because it puffs out you end up accidentally chomping down on it again. Thus, making it an endless cylce of chomping and puffing. Yeah, I have that.

I have a 64 pound suitcase and a 32 pound suitcase and a lot of rearranging to do to make them both 50 pounds. A lot of weighing to do too. I have laundry to do. Oh, clean clothes for your trip? You think that’s a good idea? I was going to start that right away this morning… it’s 3pm now and I haven’t done any laundry.

My glasses broke yesterday, and I am wearing my old pair. The old pair is bigger and I don’t like the way they look on me. And I certainly don’t want to bring them with me to Egypt.

Have I effectively whined? I hope so. It feels good to get it out.

If you throw a cat out the window of a moving vehicle, does it become kitty litter?

*Disclaimer* Before anyone decides to sic PETA on me, I would never actually do this. It is just stupid dark humor.

I had a really nice day with my mom today. I got up very early and dragged my sister with me so I could make mom some breakfast. I forgot the camera, so no pic, but it was super delicious. I made a french toast bake and some turkey sausage links.

Here’s the French Toast Bake recipe:

1 1/2 pound loaf of cinnamon bread
8oz. cream cheese
1 dozen eggs
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup maple syrup

In a 9×13 pan spray it with cooking spray. Rip the cinnamon bread into hunks and toss in pan. Put chunks of the cream cheese over the bread, make them a little bit small. Mix the eggs and milk together and pour over the bread. Pour the maple syrup over the bread. Put foil over the pan and bake at 350 degrees for half an hour. Bake an additional 30 minutes without the foil.

Note: If you are baking with a glass pan, bake at 325 or it will overcook.

The fam loved it. My mom was surprised. She asked, “What are you doing here so early?”.

It was so nice. I hope everybody had a really nice day. If you are a mother, happy mother’s day. If you were able to spend the day with your mother, I hope you were able to give her a fantastic day.

So maybe I’m being a little extreme in thinking my workplace is becoming like a Nazi concentration camp, but today was a little extreme.

I work in a pretty relaxed atmosphere. We are in a room that has restricted access due to the things we package. So, it’s just pretty much our team, and occassionally outsiders come in for various reasons. Well my one co-worker got pulled aside today and our group leader talked to her. She was told that while our group leader likes how happy and cheerful she is, not everyone does. So, she needs to tone down her happy and boisterous ways. Huh? What? We can’t laugh anymore? We can’t smile? We can’t have fun?

What’s the point of going to work then? The work sucks and the only redeeming quality of the place is that we make it fun.