Yay! December is here!

Why am I so happy about the start of December? I have nothing against November in theory. But I was so ready to be done with the month. I even changed my calendar to December a day early. I really did not need that extra day. November was a busy month of events, including a… Continue reading Yay! December is here!

Ramadan begins today! Technically, last night… or maybe this evening?

It seems even in Indy there is no consensus. But regardless, Ramadan begins either today (technically, last night) or this evening. Mr. Rafia and I both agreed last night that it does not feel like Ramadan. Honestly, you only really feel it when you feel your mouth parched and can't reach for the water bottle… Continue reading Ramadan begins today! Technically, last night… or maybe this evening?

It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

Ramadan will begin this evening and thus, tomorrow will be the first fast of this lunar year for many Muslims living in North America. I now live in the land of calculations (i.e. ISNA), so I know for a fact my first fast will be tomorrow. But whether one follows the moon- sighting or not,… Continue reading It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

I got 99 problems – and dishes are number one

Before I begin, I'd like to preface by adding that I dreamed I wrote this post. Well, actually, it was more along the lines of: I had just prayed fajr and wanted to go back to sleep; but in between that wanting-to-sleep and unfortunately-I'm-awake zone we all tussle with each morning, I started writing out… Continue reading I got 99 problems – and dishes are number one

2016, i.e. my first year of being married to a man I found on the internet

Since my track record seems to be 2 blog posts per month, this will most likely be my last blog post of the year. I wanted to make sure that I got a good "2016: Year in Review" post in before 2017 barges her way in and makes any attempt to do so a futile… Continue reading 2016, i.e. my first year of being married to a man I found on the internet