Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Good Things

My dad used to always tell me that good things and bad things come in threes.

So I've had two straight days that were just great *masha allah*.. so Insha Allah tomorrow will be the third :-)

Some coworkers and I met up for Thai food after work. One of the tutors at school is moving away so it was a kind of a going away dinner for her.

It as fun.. I could laugh and forget about all the stupid stuff going on in life. Alhamdulillah....

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Random Meeting

It's funny how your day doesn't go exactly how you expect it, but in the end you realize why. Subhan Allah.

Let me be more specific.

This month there has been extra curricular activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays I stay after to help assist the teacher because the class is big and the ages are from 1st grade to 4th.

Today I was stuck at the school until 5 (should have been out by 4:30) because some parents were late picking up their children. I was slightly annoyed but whatever. Then when I was driving home, I was less then a mile from my house when I realized I left my purse in my classroom. So I drove home, brought my things inside, prayed maghrib and decided to head back to the school. The weather is bad and I didn't want to risk being stuck without it.

Before I left I asked my mom if she could spare $5.. I wanted to stop by a coffee shop and treat myself to a decaf breve latte & cranberry scone. tee hee. She gave me the cash and I was on my way.

For whatever reason.. I dawdled a bit. I did get my purse, but instead of going to the coffee ship down the street from the school.. I drove back to my side of town. I put my last $20 I had saved for gas in my tank (Insha Allah it lasts me to pay day!!)and decided to go to the big Starbucks that I rarely go to. It is connected to a bookstore and I had it in mind to order my stuff, walk around the bookstore for a bit and just go home. I am by myself, mind you.

When I finally made it to SB, out of the corner of my eye I saw someone who looked like the husband of my friend (one I have not mentioned). After ordering I turn to double check and subhan Allah it was this friend!

I ended up staying 3 hours at the SB chatting away with my friend. Her husband left to let us be alone. It felt so normal for a change.. I felt like my old self. Alhamdulillah.

So why am I so philosophical? Because IF I hadn't been late leaving school.. IF I hadn't forgotten my purse and decided to go back... IF I had decided to go to a different coffee shop... Well who knows what if. I guess as Muslims we don't dwell on the things or choices we didn't or should've made... but really... If I had taken the easy way out on things.. I'd have missed out on seeing my friend.

I benefitted so much from seeing her. I thank Allah for making things different today. I thank Allah for making it meant to be that I run into this friend. Alhamdulillah for the small stuff.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Quotes for the day

My son said two things today. One was funny (like, duuuuuh!) and the other was touching.

It snowed a little over here and school was delayed two hours. We were backing out of the drive way. By not the streets were clear. My son says:

Look Mom! It didn't snow on the road!

Yeah.. I won't let him live that down.. ever.

Then we were just driving and he was looking out the window and says:

It's so beautiful it makes me want to cry...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Something Better

Last night I hung out with my son.

It was a great evening because we haven't spent time like this in a long time.

Our school had a basketball night last night and he really wanted to go.. but the odds were against us and I decided that we shouldn't go (I had locked my keys in my car and we were waiting for the locksmith to come open the car).

We went grocery shopping together and I got him the candy he wanted (which he never asks for).

We went through the Taco Bell drive thru for dinner.

We came home, ate our fast food and decided on what movie to order On Demand (Pay-per-view). We settled on Harry Potter 5, which we'd already seen. We watched the movie, bundled up under a comforter. He passed out before the movie ended.

It was one of the best Saturday nights I'd had in a long time. Alhamdulillah.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Where to start?

Hmm. I guess with the shiny happy stuff.

Baby Dept.

My belly is growing every day... subhan allah if you'd ask me yesterday I'd say I'm getting big. But today I went to a baby shower and realized I'm still pretty tiny. Alhamdulillah - I'm not blowing up *yet*...

I feel my little guy kicking all the time. He likes to dance on my bladder. Frequently. I use the bathroom so much I feel like I'm developing a special relationship with my toilet.

Religion Dept.

I am happy to report that my Eman Levels are increasing every day Alhamdulillah. I am reading Qur'an.. jotting down ayahs in a notebook and making notes on things... and I go back and read them and they have been a great benefit to me.

My prayers are better too, alhamdulillah.

General Stuff Dept.

I was sick all day yesterday. Stayed in bed and watched movies.

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