Well, I went on a trip… sorta! Yesterday, my husband, the two kids and my sister-in-law drove up to the mountains for a picnic. We went to a place called Pir Sohawa – it took about 45 minutes to find a nice place. The winding drive didn’t make me car sick alhamdulillah… The view was lovely ma shaa Allah and chips and sandwiches with family is definitely nice. Ms Muffet had a nice time so I am one happy camper.
Now where do I begin. I guess I should make a list of my shortcomings and work on them…
Because God knows I need to get away from the computer.
It goes without saying that I love my children to bits. I don’t think that I am a bad parent – I think that generally speaking, I am doing better than OK. There are some things I know I need to work on though – the most important thing being patience.
I want to be able to teach and guide them lovingly. By this I mean I want to take the edge out of my voice when they don’t understand something. I want them to know that it is OK to try and that making mistakes is but a stepping stone.
I went backpacking across India with my 2 friends back in 1997. Our journey went like this: Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, Bombay, Hyderabad, Kerala, Madras… I had the best time ever.
More later. I want to reminisce …
I quit watching TV way back in 1997. I’d recommend getting rid of the TV completely and going cold turkey. It forces you to occupy your time in a beneficial manner. I seriously recommend this – you will be surprised how much you can accomplish and how much you will learn WITHOUT the TV.
Go on… I dare you.
I don’t believe one can have too many books. I love reading and if it weren’t for the kids and the fact that I have to get up sometime and do some chores, I would probably read all day.
I’ve got loads and still purchasing more S I can’t resist a good buy. I have referred to all the books from time to time and if you were to see my room/study, you will find lots of books partly read/in the process of being finished with. I really need to sit down and complete each and every one. Have to think of which book to start with.
Well, I got married and have two kids! Truth be told, I was not sure that I could handle children and I still do get panic attacks – I worry about not fulfilling my responsibility – but all in all it has been so rewarding.
My kids are my bestest friends. Ever.
When I started drawing up my 43 things, one of the first things that popped into my mind was to memorise the Quran. I always get fired up thinking about it and I’ve made so many stops and starts in this direction.
My problem is consistency… I need to be more regular… more disciplined. I tend to get overwhelmed – start to prepare, get stuck in prep mode and then give up.
I figure I would start with Part 30 of the Quran and then work myself up to the rest…
In shaa Allah let’s see how it goes.
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