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!)
I had almost forgotten... until I remembered. Cake & Cows was born three years ago today. I did not start blogging three years ago, mind you, but Cake & Cows is my first "public" blog. And by "public" I mean I told people I know in real life (or IRL, as we used to say … Continue reading Three years ago: A reflection on my blogging journey. Everything’s a journey with me, ain’t it?
Confidence is attractive, I've been told by Mr. Rafia several times, especially during the times when I feel particularly unconfident (don't give me that squiggly red line, Chrome! Meriam Webster says it's a word!). As soon as you reveal to others how unconfident you are, it leaves you vulnerable... and not in a good way. … Continue reading This week has been — and will most likely continue to be — a lesson in tawakkul