Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahWell, we’re approaching zero-hour on the  Qur’an-burning kerfluffle.  This whole situation is a prime example of what happens when the media gets ahold of a story and turns it into, well, a kerfluffle (a polite word for a major hoo-haw).  Here’s this tiny little church, whose name, Dove World Outreach Center, almost has more letters than the church has congregants, causing protests as far away as Kabul, Afghanistan and Malaysia.  Pastor Doofus has appeared on… Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahI actually got a decent amount of sleep last night, alhamdulillah.  I’m not doing much today, bit of laundry.  Have grocery shopping to do.For some reason I woke up mad.  Just angry, grumpy, don’t-anyone-mess-with-me mad.  Trying not to be short with the kids but I have low tolerance right now for any temper tantrums.  I’m “touch fatigued” as well.  Too much time with baby on my shoulder and toddler on my lap.  I just don’t… Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahThere was a comment on my FB wall by someone that I wanted to clarify.  There was a comparison between misyar  marriage mut’ah marriage.  What are these terms?  I’ll deal with the second one first.Okay, mut’ah is basically temporary marriage.  A man and a woman contract this “marriage” for a set period of time, an hour, a day, a year.  He gives her some sort of gift and then they are considered married for the agreed… Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahMy five year old is home sick from school today.  He’s so upset to be missing class.  I guess he got a back to school virus.  Tylenol is doing the job for now, which is great, because his fever was 104.5 last night.  Anytime it’s that high you get a little nervous. Yesterday was an okay day but I had a rough spot.  After doing some work and baking pita bread, separating up the cooked… Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahAlhamdulillah, had a pretty productive day today.  Got some work done and housework as well.  Cooked up a big pot of fuul so I can portion it out and freeze it.  Then I can thaw what I need each day, along with the ta’mayah I did yesterday.  Still have to make pita bread but there’s only so much I can do in one day.I saw a story on ESPN today that was a real tear-jerker…. Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.  Here is my recipe for ta’mayah.  Now, I’m not Egyptian so I’m probably doing it “wrong”, but this is my way and hubby likes it so that’s good enough for me:1 pound dried split fava beans, WITHOUT THE SKINS!1 medium onion1 bunch of parsley3 cloves of garlic2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon cuminolive oilPlace the fuul in a large bowl and cover with water, using extra water, as the beans will soak up… Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahOkay, here I go again.  Cleaning my virtual house, as it were.  I have spent the morning online trying to streamlline my presence on the web.  New e-mail address, import the old ones, change my FB name, Google Voice…. Now I think I just have to check one e-mail address that everything feeds into.  Should make life a tad simpler.InshAllah today I will be productive.  Laundry, an ongoing process.  Making ta’amaya.  Working on cross stitch…. Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahYeah, yeah, I know.  I put Zaid down to sleep half an hour ago.  I should have plopped down next to him right away.  I’m not drowsy at the moment so I’m waiting for the urge to snooze to kick in.  I figured I’d visit my poor neglected blog and see if we’re still on speaking terms.First of all, Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters.  I pray you are having a beneficial… Read more

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahWow, I have this blog thing.  Almost forgot all about it.  It’s been quite a while since I posted.  I do have an issue with ADD – I start many great and magnificent projects and then abandon them in mid-stream.  I have left a plethora of unfinished projects in my wake.  I think this time around my brain fog was made worse by my pregnancy.  I would say I had a bit of pre-partum depression…. Read more

Land | SLSalaam Alaikum!This is my new home in SL.  I have to get some furniture in, and then I’m all set! Read more

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