well after being away for sometime, the mood finally struck me to return. what have i been up to? nothing too different really. just trying to get through some trying times and i think ive gotten over the summit and hitting an even road.
since i last wrote, one of my mothers dear friends asked that my mom come back to their home town and stay for a month with her at her home. so i discussed it one of my brothers and sisters and decided it would be good for her. so thats where she is now. and she is so so happy. but she gets so homesick for her home. her little apt. i feel really bad for her regarding this but there is nothing different that can be done i fear.
now on to other subjects, i live about 40 mins from atlanta. we have a tiny masjid in our area and alhamdulillah for it. it serves its purpose but there is very little to do there. we have tried to enroll our daughter in weekend islamic classes since she was 4. when she turned 4 they said they had raised the min age to 5, when she turned 5........yep you got it, they had raised the age to 6. wow wonder what will happen when she turns 6 in nov. we have been talking about moving to atlanta where there are large mosques and huge islamic neighborhoods. there are islamic private schools there. more activities for muslims in general. inshallah we can make a decision about that soon.
outside of my back door i have 2 birdfeeders, squirrel feeder and a little bird bath. that is one of my favorite pasttimes. sitting at the back window and watching the various birds and all the cute squirrels come to eat. one of my favorites is the tiny squirrel who is missing most of his tail. he comes daily. oh yeah we have great fat squirrels who have grown hefty at my expense, but he is my fave......puny, nearly tailless and nervous. i love to watch him. i feed them peanuts and sunflower seeds. he will get his peanut and get INSIDE our grill and crack it open and eat it. subhanallah they are wonderful to watch. i wish you could see the birds that come. we have everything from hummingbirds, to swallows to cardinals to bluebirds to great big doves and blackbirds come swooping through. i remember laughing one day seeing a tiny swallow pick up one of the squirrels HUGE peanuts and start to peck at the shell actually eating the peanuts.
today, my youngest daughter asked to go somewhere on the city bus. yep the bus. so we left our home and went to the nearest bus stop and took a trip to the mall. i let her shop for a couple of shirts, have a meal, buy a toy and then have some ice cream. she loved it!!! she wants to ride the bus again lol. i was a little leary as there was thunder and lightening cracking all around us. but she had a blast. she leaned against me in the bus on the way home and said thank you mommy for the special day. then she fell asleep against me!
enough for now. see you guys later.
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