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Saturday 11th, September 2010

Niece’s Eid Dinner: Multi-grain Cheerios

Niece’s Eid Dinner: Multi-grain Cheerios, originally uploaded by Lilandra.


Eid Breakfast: SAHINA!

Eid Breakfast: SAHINA!, originally uploaded by Lilandra.

We got a good pocket of internet and tada!

Friday 10th, September 2010

We don’t have internet

According to Greendot they still fixing the stuff and the tech support guy seemed surprised we had email.
Before the call, I emailed them to ask what service it is. Two days without and now it’s back and it’s barely 1/4 our proper download and no upload and I can’t upload pictures to flickr and facebook.

Well, after I called and found out well “we have no internet yet” I replied and said well…we still like cash-back and I find they taking long to fix it. Maybe I should’ve apologised explicitly (I don’t mean badly…I mean actualy write out I apologise. But I still vexed).

Eid Breakfast

I’m being laughed at.

Nobody wants my pictures to upload, neither flickr nor my website.
How funny.

I had sahina.
It was pretty.
Awesome chutney.

And there was sawaine.

That is all.

‘Id Mubarak


And my brother and his family are home!

(No internet for two days!)

Chennette has given a nice talk about ‘Ids away from home. Hers sound nice. I think my accomplishments were making a nice SMALL kibbe and a biryani into which the salt shaker fell. I can’t remember how the biryani tasted but the kibbe was GOOD and I wished I had more meat and had made more.

Oh, we have kibbe and lamb.
Mom says we will make biryani when Chennette comes Saturday.
It does seem like we’re putting off a lot of things for when Chennette comes on Saturday….hmmmm

Sunday 29th, August 2010

Itikhaaf (The Night of Power)

My dad and brother are doing Itikhaaf this year. I don’t think my dad has done it before but my brother has in Saudia Arabia. I am curious if he does it in the Masjid Al-Haram or any of the other masjids. They spend the last 10 nights of Ramadhan in the masjid. They sleep the days (except when they have to wake up to pray) and wake the nights in devotion and extra prayer. Yes they can do extra prayer during the days too. They can’t leave unless to get food or some emergency.

They both have a wife and daughter at home, not doing Itikhaaf. I can guarantee you that one of those daughters is not going to be much help. She’s not yet 3! :)

Thankfully the masjid has a working fridge and stove. The oven hasn’t been used in ages so they won’t use that. We’ll leave one five-gallon container of water with them and they’ll get the toaster oven. I told mom we can stock the freezer with a bag of fries and frozen fish sticks. We will partly bake some little beef pies that mom made and they can finish them up in the oven. And when we cook dinner we will carry it down for them. But since they will keep a car, maybe they can also come pick it up. I told them they can also expect KFC and Pizza and other food I feel like going and buying. After all, we might not be doing Itikhaaf but we will also have/want to spend the nights in extra devotion. My sister-in-law will make sure they’re stocked with snacks. Maybe we’ll move some of the niece’s into the masjid. I haven’t had chinese food in ages. Since my brother has been home I’ve not made pizza.

Empty house. Woohoo. My sister-in-law might spend some time by her mother. I tried to convince my mom she should do it too. Women don’t do it in the masjid. They kinda sequester themselves in part of the house, I think. Imagine…whole house too myself! Woohoo! Unfortunately no.

Now, you might be wondering what is the point of Itikhaaf.
Continue reading Itikhaaf (The Night of Power)

Saturday 28th, August 2010

Is it the 17th fast today?

I think last night was the 17th tarawih and thus we’re on to my 17th fast.
I’m very happy. I remember it wasn’t too long ago that I only made 19 for the month and was thrilled!
Insha Allah, I will make that and more :)

We made beef pies, froze some, baked some, sent some to the masjid and kept some.
We’ll send some of the beef pies with my brother and father for Itikhaaf next week.
I guess…more on that later? :)

We have two Iftar and dinners this weekend. Yay! And one on Tuesday (Emanciaption Day), otherwise known as the start of Itikhaaf.

I haven’t been sleeping much unfortunately.