Saying “No” (i.e. Hello, Insomnia!)

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!)

A few thoughts on community

I'm often humbled by God bringing people into my life who truly care when I least expect it. Just this morning, when I logged onto Facebook (I'm just as surprised as you all are - sometimes Facebook does accomplish that whole "bringing people together" mantra), I was humbled by the extent of this care and… Continue reading A few thoughts on community

What’s in a name? I don’t know, Shakespeare, you tell me!

  Sometimes I wonder whether Cake & Cows is too limiting of a blog name for me and my writing. I've created - albeit a very minuscule one - a brand for my online "presence." Most days, I like it. I am just as crazy and whimsical as the name would suggest. That dressing up… Continue reading What’s in a name? I don’t know, Shakespeare, you tell me!

My first iftar!

Okay, so obviously I did not have my first iftar last night. I've been fasting for close to two decades - and I have attended plenty of iftars in my lifetime. FYI: For my non-Muslim readers, "iftar" is the name of the meal Muslims eat after breaking their fast. But last night was the first… Continue reading My first iftar!