Sunday, February 08, 2009

Random thoughts on a random day...

I am running around trying to get things cleaned up while DH has the kids out for the day and I always have these random thoughts that aren't really posts, more like post seedlings. So I thought today I would share the torturous labyrinth of profundity that is my mind when I should be thinking about the task at hand!LOL

here they are in bullets not numbers, since numbers would feel like I'm ordering them by some criteria in my mind.

**DH should study the deen and open a question and answer session like they have at Azhar... The only problem would be that sometimes he would have to like follow you for the day and get to know you before he would answer. Seriously, I would call it "Fiqh you can use", "Fiqh for this century" or "Fiqh for the rest of us". Really, that guy is the master of analyzing situations and people. Except me, but that's another story:P

**I think that I am going to have to tear my book that I have been working on apart and re-vamp the entire thing rather than re-writing it. The storyline came to me while I was polishing the stainless steel kitchen sink the other day. (don't think I'm a clean freak, 'cause I'm a mess... I'm using a program called flylady where the first step is to shine your kitchen sink.)

**I really want to see that new movie "Coraline" I'm dying to know what the whole button eyes thing is about.

**I can't find the book for my book club on tape. Which means that I can't listen and then read it to let it absorb properly. This strangely bums me out.

**People sometimes get upset that "foreigners" are "stealing" people away from marrying people from the same country. Trust me, if you marry a foreigner (assuming you are happy) there was no way you were going to get along with a spouse from your culture. Something about you was always a little outside the norm, for you different fits.

**Trash seems to breed in my house. I think there were more cans on the tables than I remember seeing anyone drink since yesterday.

**I get obsessive when using Lysol. We are on the second week of a stomach flu and my only good idea so far is that the boys are somehow re-infecting themselves... So I got out the Lysol to do their room. Before I knew it I had stripped every bed in the house and sprayed it liberally. And the door handles. And the light switches. Needless to say I had to arrange proper ventilation shortly after.

**Audiobooks are my friends.

**I need to start planning my menus again, and when I do I will start posting to my yahoo group for menu planning again. Insha'Allah.

**We just changed insurance and I am going crazy wondering if I made the right choice!!! It changes on the 15th and I keep hedging on it. In theory ours now is better, but they have all these exclusions and find a way not to pay anything.

**After sitting through the movie of "The Yacoubian Building" and being able to tell who was who and what they were saying before DH could translate it (they stuck pretty close to the book) DH is pressing my to get my masters in Lit. Something I may actually do.

**Like I said, I am following a program called Flylady and one of the things you do is get up and dressed and ready for your day before the family. That means showered, dressed, face fixed and ready to go out the door. Usually I don't get dressed until after dropping the kids off. Since I started doing this, DH is convinced I'm trying to impress someone at the kid's school:P

OK, OK... Enough randomness. You get the idea. These are the things that roll around in my head while I clean... What about you?


Mona said...

I tried Fly Lady for a while and I like the shiny sink but it didn't last long I unsubscribed cause there were so many emails and I never wear shoes at home.

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Anonymous said...

Assalam alaikum

I totally dig the random stuff....I often get obsessed with certain cleaning tasks, I would love to know about your yahoogroup for meal planning as I need help with this.
I really like your posts...mashallah.

Hannah said...

I just stumbled on to your blog b/c I was looking for a good koushary recipe which I haven't had since I lived in Cairo in the early 90's. I will have to go back and read more when I've the time....
are you of Arabic descent? I am not although I am married to a Christian Jordanian though. Just curious :)

I have whole conversations with people in my head(usually family) that have irked me and I hash and rehash what I will say, or should say, or dream of saying. Venting in my family induces tears so it is the only time I can usually say what I REALLY think lol.

Looking forward to reading back, as well as future posts.

Ilka said...

salamu alaykum

getting dressed before i get the kids dressed sounds like a good idea. i may, i said may, try that:)

MuslimMum said...

You made me laugh at your point about your husband thinking there is somebody you are trying to impress at school! Sounds like you're married to an Egyptian ;)

I too tried flylady, it is useful to a degree, but i found the number of emails quite annoying. I ended up making my own scheduled emails, i enjoy deleting them when i finish the task hehe

Insha'allah it works out for you!

Mona said...

You've been tagged.

Faith Confusion said...

That was so funny, the part about your husband thinking you were trying to impress someone because you got dressed so early -mine would think the exact same thing if I did that!! He always looks at me so suspiciously if I even tidy my hair if I'm driving him to work. It's showers at 2pm for me these days... i might try flylady

Faith Confusion said...

ps: Hannah I loooove jordan. We had our honeymoon there and I was there a month ago. Do you and your hubby get there much?
(My husband's Palestinian.)

Anonymous said...

I'm trying the whole Fly Lady thing now...desperate times call for desperate measures! He!He!

Have you been on this site;
It's nice - maybe a little more intellectual than some others.

Good luck with the writing. I'm glad to hear of your DH's encouragement on going back to school!!!


Hijabi Apprentice said...

I am trying a relaxed version of Flylady. Being organized, sink gleaming, menus planned makes me feel great!

Being up and dress before my family would require me to get up at 3am and to that I say no ma'am! LOL

Hannah said...

Sarah, no we really don't unfortunately. We went as a family twice and my oldest spent the summer there with her grandparents a few years ago and my husband returned solo last year for his bro's wedding... it is so hard to pull off everything (time, $, jobs) at once. I liked it, but prefer Egypt, I adored Egypt ~ the people especially.
Where ever you honeymoon is most definately going to hold a special place in your heart :)