At first I was not sure if I would even be in a state to write this post. In the beginning, I really wished this didn't happen and that I could partake in the full blessings of this month at this time. But I realize not being able to do so is also a test … Continue reading Day 14 of Ramadan
I was reading my past pre-Ramadan posts (only because they appeared in my feed) and noticed a common trend that has yet to change: 1) not having done any real prep before the month is to begin and 2) missing my family. One thing that has changed is that this year, so far, I've done … Continue reading Day 7 of Ramadan
I just got back from a 10-day trip to Turkey two days ago. Ramadan will begin this evening for us (we follow the calculations where I live). I am ready, even though I have not done anything to prepare for it. I never do, to be honest. But I do feel differently than I did … Continue reading In a liminal space…
I think I need to change the title of this blog to "Cake & Cows... & Insomnia." It doesn't quite have that same ring to it. But alas! The thing is: I can't say "No" to cake, especially when it was made by a trained baker, who also happens to be a friend, and is … Continue reading Insomnia, are you here to stay?
I have been blessed (why blessed? It seems counter-intuitive on its face, but it's the word that first came to me) this week to have to say "No" to two what-could-have-been really great opportunities. Why did I say "No"? Either the dates, location, or timing simply did not work out. If they did, I'd have … Continue reading Saying “No” (i.e. Hello, Insomnia!)