Thursday, February 26, 2009

Up and coming Artist

Almost two weeks ago Amira had a three day weekend from school, so we were going to take a little road trip and get out of town for a couple of days but due to the terrible weather we ended up staying home. I was a bit disappointed because we haven't gone anywhere in quite some time and was really looking forward to the change of scenery if just for a couple of days. However, be that as it may, we were cooped up indoors for a couple of days and on the third day I had had it-----terrible weather or not we were going out and doing something.

So pondering over the things we could do on the budget we had and the dreary rainy weather we were facing, we decided to check out this place called Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge. We had such a wonderful time. It was the perfect way to spend a number of hours out of the stormy weather and not starring at your own same four walls. :-)

Here are our creations.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

What can one say about Valentine's Day? I suppose that would really depend on your status. For if you are in a relationship it represents celebrating your love and devotion to one another. On the other hand if you are single it's yet another huge reminder that you are alone. I guess in some ways that creates balance. There are those that are overjoyed with elation from this glorious feeling of love and there are those that are overwhelmed with the deflation of feeling alone. lol

Well this year I was blessed with some unexpected love on Valentine's Day and thought I'd share.

The first was from my dear friend, MixedUpMe.

The second was from Amira and her teachers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

That time of year again

Well it's that time of year again. It seems Amira gets a little something once a year and it's either February or March and it happened to be February this year.

She's had this little cough for a week now with no other symptons and then Saturday came on with a fever which caused her to sleep restless most of the night. Yesterday I decided to keep her from school and take her to the doctor's which she did not want to do after her last "wellness" check-up. "Wellness" check-up my butt that baby got a good clean bill of health along with 5 immunization shots for being so healthy.................blah!

Anyway when she woke up yesterday morning and I told her she wasn't going to school that day becauase we needed to go to the doctor's to get her better she started crying. I knew immediately why she got those tears and assured her that the doctor would not be giving her a shot---the tears immediately stopped and she agreed to go. LOL Again I don't blame her I would have been crying to....thinking to myself "are you kidding the last time I went to the doctor's I came out with more pain than what I went in with which was NOTHING".

So, off to the doctor's we go. I'm thinking it's probably just another inflammed ear due to the large amounts of snot these little ones produce with inadequate passages to keep up with the flow, but no not this time. She's diagnosed with walking pnemonia....................YIKES!

Needless to say I was glad we went to the doctors and yet felt so bad to hear the news. I've been so blessed that Amira has been so healthy, so when something isn't right, which is very hard to tell with her because she seems the same no matter what, it can't help but make you question your parenting skills. Like somehow I should have known before it got to this point. Blah! Oh well I suppose we could always doubt and question ourselves and not sure that solves anything aside from giving our egos an opportunity to revel in the moment.

We picked up her perscription yesterday and she only has 4 more days of taking it so hopefully she'll recover quickly. She already had a good night's sleep last night which was an improvement from the previous days, so yippie, alhamdullilah.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Black Bra

As sadly told by a wife.........

I had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends. One is engaged, one is a mistress, and of course I have been married for 20+ years.

We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by wearing a black leather bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes. Here's how it all went.

My engaged friend: The other night my boyfriend came over and found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams. I love you. Then we made out all night long.

The mistress: Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing the leather bodice, heels and mask over my eyes and a raincoat. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but we were wild all night.

Then I had to share my story: When my husband came home I was wearing the leather bodice, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. As soon as he came in the door and saw me he said, "What's for dinner, Batman?"

Monday, February 2, 2009

Out to the movies

Yesterday afternoon Amira and I went to the movies to see Paul Blart - Mall Cop.

Let me just say if I didn't already love Kevin James prior to this movie, I adore him even more now.

We laughed so hard. In fact, Amira was laughing so hard that she was out laughing everyone in the theater, which made it even funnier.