Sep 16, 2009

Blah!

Well I haven't been around for a very long time, I have had my good days and my awful days while I was away. Today is a bad day, I have been very edgy as of late, getting annoyed very fast, and pretty much snapping at anyone and everyone around me! I would hate to be any of the people 'stuck' with me at the moment. I feel tired, I feel like I am just about ready to deliver my little baby. Are my pregnancy hormones making me a momzilla? If this is the case, I pray I have my baby soon, till I completely push everyone around me away for good :( Sorry Mom Sorry Hubby Sorry Sis Sorry my baby Lujain Sorry Friends I do love you all, and I am terribly sorry for how I have been as of late... I obviously won't admit it just yet to ur face, but hopefully after all is done, you will know how much I truly appreciate, and love each of you! With deepest apologies, and love....
Jun 10, 2009

Guilty...

This will be a very short post. I have begun to feel rather guilty... you may ask why? I'll tell you! Because I am pregnant. And why should I feel guilty? I feel guilty as I won't be able to give my baby girl the full attention she gets now. In my eyes, she is still a little baby, and needs me to be there for her often. I know its probably wrong to feel like this, and believe me I am happy to be pregnant, but somewhere in me that guilt arises every time I look at my little girl, and come to the full realisation that I won't be able to be there for her 24/7 like I am now. I pray Allah makes things easy for us...
May 26, 2009

6 freakin am!!!

Mood- Uneasy Craving- Nice baguette roast beef sandwich with gravy dip Loving- My BaBy Girl
Rants There are renovations being done here. The exterior of the house is being completely redone, meaning I had to endure days of Paint removal (They did it with a torch!!!) Then now I have do endure the banging to make the wall all even in order to get it ready for the new walls. So for the last 4 days I have been woken up at 6 freakin AM with banging. Why are they concentrating on the walls around my direct bedroom.. I mean come on.. the home is bloody HUGE start with another section already!!! So it's safe to say that I have been going nuts... I had a huge breakdown this morning, where I cried, and started throwing things on the wall.. :D I cursed the workers as well (May Allah NOT accept those curses, they were made at a very bad time when I was ready to kill them with my bare hands!!!) Anyway, if they do wake me up at 6am 2morrow morning, I should not be blamed for what I do!
Food
On a different note, I made this thing called Jubiniya for the first time... I didn't get them to look perfect just yet, but they tasted good enough :)
Ingredients
1/2 glass of cheese (You can use any of those creamy cheeses they sell in cans, I believe I used the PUK or mara3i one)
1/2 Gahwa (Arabian coffee) cup which I think would be about 2 tablespoons or so
1 tbs of yeast
1 egg
a tsp of vanilla
Directions
  • Mix the above ingredients and leave it for an hour.
  • Add flour, I think it ended up being about 3/4 cup of flour,. You add it a little at a time, you don't want the mixture to be hard, you want it to be soft, and a little sticky.
  • Roll out the mixture, and cut into whatever shapes you want.
  • Heat oil up, and put the shapes in, be sure to cover them with oil as well by splashing over it with the hot oil with a spoon, so that if gets puffs out.
  • Let it turn golden brown, and take it out and place on paper towels to absorb the oil.

  • When done you cover them with the sugar mix (heat up sugar, water, a LITTLE lemon, and a tsp of vanilla till it looks like syrup)
Serve and enjoy with some coffee, or tea :)
May 18, 2009

Don’t use religion to justify abuse!

Don’t use religion to justify abuse! Its great to see that things are moving forward, and that the issue of abuse is being discussed. As the article states, many do not know their rights here in the Kingdom, and many use Religion to give a green light to the abuse the endure on their families. I hope that awareness is brought to the common people, and that they learn that abuse is simply not acceptable. I just wanted to add this article in light to the previous post I made on the slapping issue. I think that comment took over the entire dialogue, and drew attention from where it was needed.
May 10, 2009

Go on... Slap her!

I have taken many women's study courses in university, and remember reading a particular book on the abuse of wives by their husband. I remember reading many women making excuses for their husbands, claiming they deserved to be abused, as they did something wrong. I remember clearly thinking, no person has the right to abuse anyone, for any reason. Now this morning I read an article on Arab News where a Saudi Judge made a comment to a panel concerning abuse. He actually made the following comment;
"If a person gives SR1,200 to his wife and she spends SR900 to purchase an abaya (the black gown) from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment,” said Judge Hamad Al-Razine.
I must say that I was initially in shock as I read those words, but as I continued to think, I found where my shock actually lay. It wasn't the comment within itself, but rather WHO made the comment. A Judge! A Judge that has the power to make a change in society, a Judge who holds justice in his hands, a Judge that can make or break a persons life. To think of all the women who have stood up to their abuser, and were given a slap in their face by a judge of this caliber, giving abuse an excuse. Allowing a man to slap his wife, because she spends money he has given her as she pleases. I just hope that such frames of mind change, for if any country is to move forwards, they must put a stop to any abuse, any discrimination, any wrongs that are committed to helpless people .
I have nothing else to add, I just hope that change does happen, and that the change is for the best enshallah.
Oh Yeah... Have a Happy Mothers Day all... :)
May 8, 2009

Trip to a Riyadh Pet Store...

Last night we got dressed and went out. We weren't very sure about where we were heading, but found ourselves at one of the pet stores nearby. I believe it was called Pet Kingdom or something of the sort. As we pulled into one of the parking spaces in front of the shop, the owner and one of the workers were just opening up after Maghreb Prayers. I saw the owner quickly directing the worker to spray the place down. So The Indian worker started spraying the place and animals with a glade spray. When we walked in, the place smells of the aerosol spray as well as the natural stink of pets that have not been washed in a while, and have been left to urinate and poo on themselves. I was very much saddened, they looked so unhappy, yet cute :( If I wasn't pregnant I would have bought one of the cats just so that it could spend a night in relative comfort and cleanliness. The puppies were adorable, but caged up in a group of 4 or five in a small cage, giving them absolutely no room to even move if they wanted. Something that caught my attention was that the animals were not really moving around, they all looked like they were drugged up on something, and would not move at all.. I think it's either drugs or an awful case of Animal depression :( Anyway, I could not stay too long, and on our way out I saw the owner (he looked like the owner) sitting there smoking amongst the animals :( It broke my heart... and I was telling my husband that I would have loved to open a pet store with standards, where animals were taken care of, kept clean, and happy :(
I must add that I went to another pet store a few months ago, it was HUGE, and lovely.. the animals were well kept, and I left that pet store with a smile on my face :)
I have some pictures of the pets I saw last night, I was trying not to make my pictures too obvious, so I was taking them without the flash.. thus the quality is not too good...

Separation...

What ever happened to having some quality family time? Enjoying things as a family? Here in Riyadh it's not that easy to keep that family unit as one. Where fun parks are separated, the zoo has different hours for men and women, where a family (husband, wife and children) CAN NOT go on an outing together without facing one of the parents being booted out do to strict regulations. It leaves us with Malls and Restaurants, and quite frankly I have eaten at probably every (clean) restaurant here in Riyadh, have shopped at every mall in Riyadh, and I am sick of it! I want to enjoy other things with my family. I would love to go to the zoo with my children AND husband where we could introduce my daughter to the animals together. I would love to go to a fun park and go on the rides (when my daughter is obviously older) with my ENTIRE family. Not being forced to bid my husband goodbye at the main gate and go about our family time sans husband/father. This all annoys me to death! And what has pushed it for me is an article I read on the Saudi gazette, where they talked about the increase of people wanting Cinemas in the Kingdom. And of course some idiots had to bring in the male and female days to see a bloody film! Once again, they want to move forward yet take 30 steps back, and not allow a family to enjoy time together. I have no problem with having family days, but to sit there are completely separate men and woman, thus separating brothers and sister, husbands and wives, etc is truly getting to me! Anyway, enough ranting for now!
Apr 26, 2009

Why am I always tired?

I have started to notice that I am always tired. The thing is, I SLEEP, I truly sleep. My baby girl has been good the last while, and sleeps about 12 hours - even if she wakes up once, I still get my fair amount of sleep. To be perfectly honest I think I may even sleep too much. The issue here is after 10 hours of sleep, I wake up tired, and really feeling like I can't get out of bed... that I need the extra few hours and sleep some more. Of course that never happens, as I get up and get things ready for my daughter. But what can this be? I remember I used to sleep 6-7 hours before and would wake up fresh and ready to face the day. I barely do anything anymore, after i finish a few chores I have, I have the rest of the day to do nothing. My daughter is either busy playing, or watching TV (I am trying to limit her TV these days, I have noticed that I have become one of those mothers that allow the TV to raise my baby :s) I still don't know how my elder sister did it, she raised 4 kids without a TV, and HOME schooling masha'allaah... I truly have immense respect for that lady! Anyway, My to do list for today is to return this top I got from Zara, Its a nice silk top, but I am pretty sure that my pregnancy belly won't let it fit for more then a few days.. lol.. SO return to the store it goes, and I need to seriously start buying actual Maternity clothing and stop being so bloody hard headed.. lol I finally got a screener copy of he's just not that into you, so I will probably watch it in segments some time today *Yippie* That's all for now... ciao!
Apr 25, 2009

My Dear Hubby...

It was my husbands birthday a few days ago... so not to do anything big.. as he isn't big on birthdays, I got a cake and suprised him with it at our friends place. It was nice. The cake was DELICIOUS!!! (TRY THE New Galaxy cake from Saadadin (if ur in saudi)... it was sooo wonderful... and every bite made me feel like I was in HEAVEN!!!.. lol My baby girl was happy.. she loved the candles... and even tried to touch it... resulting in an 'ahhhhh' and making faces, running to me and hiding behind me.. lol.. She has learnt a new lesson... NOT to play with fire :) I will leave you with a picture of the cake (above).. mind you I have tried cakes from many different places... from the more expensive the cheaper ones... this one was AWSOME... pretty great cake, for a pretty good price.. YUMMILICIOUS... I think I will request it for Mothers day.. hehehe
Apr 20, 2009

I was one of THOSE mothers... :(

Have you ever been out, and seen one of those mothers with those unruly kids... the kids you swear would NEVER act like that if you were there parent. The kids that scream so bloody loud you want to just ring them in the neck until they shut up! You know those kids that you see the mom pleading with.. begging them to behave? Well tonight, I was lucky enough to become of THOSE mothers... :( I was sooo angry, I was sooo bloody embarrassed, and I just wanted to dig myself in a hole and disappear. I saw all those other mothers giving me the look of pity, those judging eyes following me around the mall, till I headed for the parking lot and got my little girl into her car seat, and got the hell out of there! Anyway, she was perfectly fine at first, we went to a few stores, her dad got her a new piano from the ELC, and she allowed us to check some things out at the LV and bottega stores.. so she was being pretty good at first. Then we met up with a friend of mine and her husband and daughter. My daughter was happy and I had nearly forgotten she had not taken her nap that afternoon, knowing that soon enough she would either fall asleep or get all cranky. Anyway after we had dinner we separated ways, and that is when all the above began. I became one of those mother... me?!?!?!? Anyhow.. she is now peacefully sleeping in her crib, and n la la land. I am here and getting ready to watch a few episodes of bones... till hubby gets home, and then we can go to sleep, and I can get up nice and early and make him a nice birthday breakfast.... So till the next time.. I am out of here...
Apr 19, 2009

Not much going on...

Hey folks... All is fine and dandy in Rio. The weather is still awful! The sand has yet to subside. The heat is on. And its allergies for me :( So lemme see what I have been up to in my Casa :) My daughter has grown taller she is nearly 36 inches tall now! (Yes very tall for a 21 month old baby girl) ... guess she plans on taking after her 5'9" mama :D Il7amdlilah she is healthy, she has added many words to her vocab some that are absolutely adorable... I am trying very hard not to say the wrong words, as she has become a little parrot that enjoy repeating some words I say.. lol I have gone on a nice shopping spree for her, and this girls wardrobe is rather impressive! But my baby girl deserves the best even if she will grow out of this current wardrobe in a blink of an eye.. lol I have had another ultrasound.. and the unknown answer is now known :) I am excited... but hubby does not want me spilling the beans... So I shall keep the known answer unknown to the blogosphere.. lol. its amazing how much the baby is growing, and this time around, i am already showing @ about 16 weeks... my last pregnancy didn't show a thing till I was nearly 6 months pregnant... sooo maternity shopping is something i need to do... I just hate the boring looking maternity clothing i have found. I need to go to Centria Mall as I recall seeing this store that carries some cute stylish maternity wear... just because I am pregnant doesn't mean I need to look boring.. right? My husband, daughter and I, went to Mirage - a nice Chinese restaurant we have here in Riyadh.. and my daughter LOVED the fish... she kept staring at all the fish... and wouldn't even stay seated in our little booth/room as she was busy staring at the fish in the aquariums that acted as walls. I definitely need to take a proper pic next time I go enshallah. Oooo.. back to my daughter.. she is addicted to two movies... and I am HAPPY.. not as much Barney is playing.. and I seriously needed a break! She is in LOVE with Madagascar 2, and Daddy Daycare.. lol... To be honest.. I enjoy watching it.. even after the umpteenth time.. :D As I am sitting here typing, my baby girl came up to me with a paddle brush and is attempting to brush my hair... I LOVE IT... I have even taught to give me a massage! My little baby girl is already taking care of me... Ok... I better get going for now.... as its time to get lunch ready for her enshallah... Take care...
Apr 2, 2009

Happy Days...

About a month ago I was in Shargiya with my sister and hubby, we were doing some shopping at Rashed Mall, and once we finished the shopping, we took my little girl to the play area. She is a hopeless case and is scared of all the rides. I believe this roots from my half sane cousin grabbing her from my arms a few weeks earlier and running off to a mini roller coaster ride -that goes in really fast circles in an um and down motion. My baby girl was ready to cry but was scared, her little face was going through an array of emotions (non of which were happy) I screamed at the controller to stop- in which he stopped right away. I gave him a scolding- he allowed an 18 month old on a ride that strictly prohibits anyone under the age of 5!. Anyway I scolded my cousin, and I have since been sure not to let her anywhere near his crazy 16 year old self! Anyhow, going back to that day with my hubby, he filled up the card with credit, and I ended up using most of it on those photo booths, and the sort. No rides for my little girl, she got freaked out on the smallest of rides (the ones meant for babies like herself). Anyway, as we were walking my sister and I noticed a ride that was big enough for us, and we scurried off to go on it. Once we were buckled in, the ride began, and what can I say? It was fun? It was going very fast and in an up and down motion (probably not the best for my pregnancy!) but my sister and I were giggling and laughing like little girls once again- something I haven't done in such a long time. My baby girl was standing there crying for she could not figure out why I was making so much noise, she was truly scared for me.. she just didn't realise that I was just happy.. lol... The feeling was great, not merely because I was on a ride that was just simply fun, but I loved the fact that for a few moments I could be that person I lost so long ago. Euphoria I tell you! That small ride in the middle of a mall made me giggle like I haven't in such a long time (i went back on 2 more times) and I loved it! I miss being a child! I miss being young and carefree. I miss doing anything I wanted to without really giving it a second thought. I miss the feeling of truly being happy and laughing as loud as I want without being hushed or given an awkward look. I miss those good old days when I didn't really worry about consequences. When I thought life was to be lived to its fullest, and was supposed to be a life surrounded with friends, and smiles, and pure joy! I miss dreaming about my future, the prince I would marry, the home I would build, the happy days filled with even happier people. As I have grown, I have seen my list of friends go drastically down, many have been removed from the list for showing their true colours.. and only being around for me when I was up and happy, without a worry in the world. The sniff of anything else had them running for the door. I remember the dreams I had for my big day.. I planned to have 3 days of celebrations.. one would be on the beach, the next would be in a garden, and the last was supposed to be in a nice wedding hall. I didn't do any of them. I had a small gathering of family and friends, and had my big day that way- rather uneventful as compared to the colourful celebrations I had planned as a younger girl. I have grown to realise that things are never as they seem, what you want is not what you get, but we shall all remain content with what we have in our life. I love my husband, and love my little baby girl even more. So I guess those dreams would have taken me away from my path to them.... nevertheless those happy days shall remain in my head, keep me smiling when I truly feel down...
Mar 29, 2009

What does the future hold?

I have been pondering for some time about what the future holds for me and my family. Will we be living in Riyadh? Will we be abroad? If we live in Riyadh, which schools will I send my daughter (and unborn child) to? I would like them to go to a school where they would learn both English and Arabic. My husband wants to send them to an Arabic Private school, preferably the one he went to; Riyadh School. And he is quite adamant about it. But I personally feel that such a decision should be made by both of us, and we should both be comfortable with the final decision. I want to be part of the process. I want my child to go to a school, where she will have play time, where she will have Physical Education, where she can have art classes, and of course get everything else the school has to offer. I would like to send my daughter to the Montessori Pre-School, not just because I went to it as a child, but because I truly find the education taught is valuable for a young child. I would like my daughter to socialise and play, yet learn as much as she can at her tender age. I am not asking for a baby Einstein, I just want her to have all the good things available to her. On other areas of life, we are still living under my father-in-law's roof. My husband has promised that we would be moving out and getting our own place well before I am due (In October). SO keep your fingers crossed for me, and pray that I will have my own place to welcome my new baby in, and LuLu can run about and enjoy her young life to the fullest :)
Mar 26, 2009

Sleepless in Riyadh...

Its one of those nights again... I lay in bed and twist and turn, fluff and re fluff my pillow endless times. I try to change positions, and I can't get to my final destination- SLEEP! After trying to lay there for hours and bore myself to sleep, I got out of bed, and watched 2 episodes of CSI Miami, then attempted to get back into bed and sleep. Still nothing.. nada... It has nothing to do with the pregnancy... so my little heartthrob isn't to blame. After twisting and turning some more, I got up and have done every bloody quiz imaginable on facebook! So now I have learnt countless things which include; my real age is supposedly 17, my true age is supposedly 23, I should be living in the country, and my American accent is a Northern one. I have read all the newspapers I could imagine, There has been a fire in Toronto which left a mother and her 4 year old dead... they want to combine the GST and PST in Toronto as one tax (interesting.. why not lower it a bit as well ;)) and still have not been able to sleep. Pre-Mommy hood this would have been OK, I could just sleep the entire day once sleep finally came to me... but not anymore. I shall stay awake until my dear daughter takes her nap- and if I can fit in that 1 1/2 hour of sleep... I will be a happy camper! Anyhoo, Its 8:30am.. and I am gonna try to count some sheep or whatever can help me get some shut eye... So From Riyadh, I shall say Good night (or shall I bid you a Good Morning!!!)
Mar 25, 2009

I want ketchup chips!!!

I have been going nuts for several things the last week. There are some that I have readily found, and some that are simply not here :(

I have been seriously craving Ketchup chips! The real kind I used to indulge in back home. Not the crap they sell here :( My sister nearly brought it to me, but forgot it in the bloody taxi in Abu Dhabi... so yes.. I am seriously disappointed :( I tried to order it online... and Aramex supposedly doesn't ship food.. so I am disappointed!

Source: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2777094918_bbdeaba53c.jpg?v=0 I have been craving for some good old Popsicles.. but have yet to find one that actually tastes decent.. my poor husband went to the supermarket and got me every type he could find.. and none of them were right! ( Imagine me tasting it, and throwing it in the sink to melt!) Source- http://summamamas.stblogs.org/archives/popsicles.jpg Just this morning I woke up wanting a good old funnel cake.. the kind I used to eat at Canada's wonderland.... ooo what I would do for just a bit! Source: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1105/667711224_0ad72f9201.jpg?v=0 My last pregnancy was nothing like this... I had no cravings.. (no real ones)... but this pregnancy.. I my mouth has been wanting specific things.. the sad thing is... its craving foods I don't have here.. lol The joys of pregnancy! Maybe I should travel back to Toronto just for my cravings..
Mar 21, 2009

3baya-less girls on Olaya Road!

My husband called me up at around 4pm, and asked me if I wanted to go anywhere after he was done at the gym, I said.. sure lets grab something to drink and go for a drive. He came and picked me up at about 5pm, and we started cruising a bit, we were driving on Olaya Rd (a pretty busy road in Riyadh). And I noticed about 4-5 of those 4 wheel thingys (Dababat). Anyway I looked closely and I noticed something was off, and I looked at my husband and was like.. aren't those two girls on the back of two of those!! He looked closely and was like OMG it is.. lol.. They were not covered, were wearing Capri's (Bermuda's), and t-shirts. They were both not wearing shoes, and had their long hair visible. I was shocked, and couldn't believe the guts this girls had to do that on such a busy road, at some a busy time (right before Maghreb Prayers here in Riyadh). Anyway, we didn't follow them as my husband and I felt that would have been unnecessary, and we watched many of the people around us staring at these girls in absolute awe. This would have been normal in other countries, even other neighbouring gulf countries (I have gone motorcycling in Kuwait, amongst many other activities that would be taboo here), But NOT Riyadh. I hope those girls weren't caught, and I hope that for their own sake they don't venture into those waters again. On another note, I saw a lady wearing something different, she was wearing a BLUE 3bayat ras (the 3baya you wear from the top of your head). It stood out, and was nice colour, she even had a blue face cover, so it was different, I guess people are trying to personalise their 3bayas in more ways then one. Alrighty.. I am outa here, I need to get my baby girl ready for sleep, and get her calm as she is still ultra hyper from her ventures outdoors :) Till the next time!
Mar 16, 2009

Ahhh.. she is growing up :)

My baby girl is growing up, she had me laughing like a mad woman twice yesterday! First time was when I for no particular reason took one of her Barney's and threw it across the room. She gave me the look of death, and sat there trying to get something to say to me... I was waiting for her usual babble and MAMA.. lol.. but what she said surprised me! She looked me right int he eyes, and said "WHY?!". I was in shock, and was sooo happy to see her actually speaking what she felt, even if it was ONE word.. lol.. I got up and got her Barney back to her, and said SORRY :) The second time was last night, just as I was putting her to sleep, she was pointing and trying to get me to give her something with her little babble. I looked at her and said.. LuLu say Please, she looks me straight in the eyes and says 'NO!'. Once again, I was in shock, and laughed! I know, I know, I shouldn't let her get used to talking like that to me, but it was her first time, and I was just in awe... my baby girl @ 20 months is talking back to me :D aaahhh.. I was expecting it in her teeny bopper years, but boy has she started early :) I love her to pieces.. and she just makes my day, she has started saying my name, and my husbands name, and I just love hearing her call my name when we are out and about.. lol... I used to call my daddy by his name when I was younger, and he LOVED it... now I know the feeling.. lol Alrighty... I am outa here... till the next time... Ciao!
Mar 15, 2009

A Little Rambling...

I have sat here today for hours reading different blogs. Many touched my heart, many of of them had me in tears, many had me in awe, whilst others had me smiling. I thank all of those fellow bloggers for bringing such truth and reality, to peoples attention. I haven't been blogging for some time now. At first it was due to family issues, and later it all goes down to my total laziness, and really not thinking I have anything to share with the world. While I have been gone many things have occurred. 1) My maternal uncle passed away (Allah yr7amak- May you rest in peace my dear uncle) 2) I have been in Shargiya for quite sometime, and finally returned to Riyadh about 2 weeks ago. 3) I have heard, and seen my little baby 2 times. The heartbeat had me in tears yet again, I just can't imagine what life was without my babies. The second ultrasound, actually had the baby moving (at only about 10 weeks and 2 days). I sat there in awe, and just started at my little hearth throb :) 4)One of my good friends have returned back to Riyadh after being away for over a year. 5) I have watched my little baby grown into a lovely little toddler... she truly puts a smile on my face everyday. I love her for it. She does the wildest things, yet those wild things have given my life a little sugar and spice. Much needed Sugar and Spice in a place so bland! 6) I have experienced the wildest dust storms in Shargiya and Riyadh! I didn't get good pics of the one in Shargiya, but have some awsome ones of the one here in Riyadh! (I will add them when I upload them enshallah) 7) I am breaking out like a little teeny bopper! Its annoying, I mean come on, we pregnant woman go through enough, our body will inevidtably go through much change, I won't be fitting back into my jeans anytime soon, I need to sleep with millions of pillows, AND I must sacrifice my face.. to pimples.... I know that just sounded sooo bloody selfish, after all I am having a little baby, another little being on this earth that I can boss around *evil laugh*... aaahh.. I love being pregnant, but wish these pimples would leave me alone! Anyways, lemme go into my past for a bit. I have been thinking of starting the whole potty training stage with my little baby girl, but have been hesitant as I am not so sure she is really read for it yet. It had me thinking, I was potty trained early, and was never known to wet my bed... BUT... I used to pee on myself when I was WIDE awake and about.. lol.. Yes I used to pee on myself. My bladder wasn't very good at holding anything in for too long, and I just used to stand and just let it out without even thinking twice about it. I recall two different instances when I was younger. The first one was when I was about 4 years old. I was at the bank with my nanny Melanie, and we were standing in line. I had the sudden urge to pee, I told her I needed to go to the washroom, and she told me to wait as we were nearly about to be served, and the line up behind us was very long. She pleaded with me to just hold my legs together and wait. Of course my little bladder couldn't handle it, and I just opened my legs up wide and released. lol.. the horror on her face, I will never forget it. She rushed me out, and couldn't even finish what she came for :) But to be perfectly honest, I had already warned her.. so it was her fault :D The second time I recall was when we were in Egypt, we were in a Taxi doing some site-seeing and about to go see some famous Masjid in Cairo. Again, the urge came, and I needed to release, I pleaded with them to stop the taxi, as I really needed to go to the washroom... I was of course told to hold it in till we got to our destination. Guess what i did? I released... let it all out, right there in the taxi. lol My family would now have to pay to get the taxi cleaned, they made it to the Masjid, and my elder sister was forced to stay with me and missed out on the tour... (till this day she has not let me forget about it.. lol). Once again, i warned them, and the ignored me, so it serves them right :D So I know, what goes around comes around, and I am ready to go through all this with one of my kids.. lol... It will be fun and eventful, and we will make out own little memories together enshallah... Its nearly my baby girls nap time, I have ignored her long enough by putting Barney on for her, and letting her at all her toys at once.. lol.. now its time for me to go feed her, give her some face time, and put her down for her nap. Till the next time :)
Feb 2, 2009

Appreciation...

I have been spending much of my time being negative as of late. And I wanted to remind myself of things that I am grateful for... The positive things in my life. As everyone knows not everything is negative...so here is what I can think of


  • I am grateful to the wonder family I was born into. They are amazing, and are truly the best. They are there for me when I need them.. and we are united as one. Nobody on the outside can ever come between any of us (many have tried). United we stand.. il7amdlilah.
  • I am grateful to the wonderful Daughter Allah has given me, and to a loving husband. He stood by me through many things that have gone on in my life... has stood up for me against his family, and stood his ground. He tries his best to make me happy, he really does. But he also has his duties to his father, which I admire, but I always question why the rest of his siblings haven't stuck around. (lemme just stop there.. or else I am gonna go all negative again.. lol)
  • I am immensely grateful for ALLAH (SWT), and the religion I was born into. I am not the most religious person around, i can do better with myself (for starters I pray that I start wearing hijab enshllah). But I always wake up with the feeling that I am proud of what I am. I have no doubts about my religion, and love it. Of Course I may have problems with how some people may chose to follow it, but I truly am grateful to my beautiful religion- Islam.
  • I am grateful for my health, I have had many scares, but over all in general I can say il7amdlilah for my health.
  • I am grateful for the chances I was given in life, my education, my upbringing, my travels so that I can see the world beyond.
  • I am grateful to have been able to experience many interesting things in my life, that have made me ME :)

I have to stop here as my little girl is not letting me finish my post..as she is kinda ill (Allah yshfeeha). so lemme go tend to my motherly duties.. lol..

Ciao for now!



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