Archive for July, 2004

Asalaamu alaykum,

Long time no post… do forgive.  I know I like to see new stuff when I blogsurf. 

DH feeling better-ish.  I think he’s given up on the “easy tummy diet” because he was so hungry.  Whatever floats his boat. 

DS is trying to stand without holding onto things.  Last night I was in the kitchen and Hamza was standing at the gate we have at the kitchen entrance.  I gave him a sippy cup of water and while I was watching stood there without holding onto the gate and holding just the sippy cup.  It was so cute and precious.  And he knew it — the big grin gave it away.

Time just goes on and nothing very momentous is standing out right now.  Just the daily grind.  I love watching my son grow.


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The Land of Words

In the last week or so, our little boy has begun the adventure of learning to talk.  Other than mama and baba (dad) which has been doing for a while now, he said (in a recognizable way) Zeke (our cat), hello, and kiss-kiss.  Its been adorable and shocking all at the same time.  His intonation is amazing.  He sounds like he is talking a lot of the time while he babbles.  Yesterday morning, I asked him if he wanted oatmeal for breakfast and he answered with a “yeah”… Alhamdulillah!  What a blessing this little boy is… 

DH is sick sick sick…  Dr. Vicodin thought it was a stomach virus… its not as the silly illness hasn’t budged in three days of hurried runs to the loo.  (too be continued… have to run off and fix someone else’s deadline at the newspaper. Hrmph.)

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Muhammad, your Lord never forsakes you; nor does he ever turn away from you. The life to come holds a far richer prize than this present life; you will be delighted at what your Lord will give you. When you were an orphan, did he not enrich you? Therefore you should neither reject the orphan, nor drive away the beggar; instead you should proclaim the goodness of your Lord.

-Qur’an, Ad-Duha, Surah 93:3-11


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Funny political animations…
I am a sucker for funny animations, particularly of the political sort.  I was particularly delighted with this piece of work over at Jibjab.com.  This is truly a work of art.  The entire website is fabulous… however, they are being slammed in the bandwidth at the moment due to publicity on FoxSkews..um, FoxNews and the Today Show.  Beware: language can be a bit rough in some spots, but definitely worth it. 

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The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “(Too) much talk without mention of God produces hardness of heart, and the person farthest from God is someone who has a hard heart.”
                   -Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 720

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A banner day, so to speak.
Today, I have been married for two years.   Has it been interesting?  Yes.  This is the longest I have ever lived with someone minus my parents.  I have learned about the amazing range of human behaviors that one can exhibit…  Has it been successful?  Not really.  We’re still married, so I assume that is some small amount of success or at least some small bit apathy.  We have a son, a boy I love with all my heart, alhamdulillah.  I think he has become our glue for the moment, but I worry about that for when he gets older.  I think that kids figure out that things aren’t at optimal with their parents.   
By the way, might I mention also that our son is 11 months old today?  You do the math and figure out that maybe we should have waited a bit to have a child…  20/20 hindsight and all.
I am very frustrated with my life in general for the moment.  Everyday gets just a bit harder to get through without just running out the door and not coming back.  I hate that I dread every morning and that I don’t look forward to anything anymore.  I don’t sleep well. When I do sleep, my dreams are odd and disturbing and I feel like they are more vivid to me than my waking life, more intense, more colorful, and still odd. 
I unmedicated myself without the advice of a medical practitioner last November.  A girlfriend of mine had stopped using the anti-depressants and was seemingly successful with it. I wanted to have the same thing happen for me…  but all that has happened is that my mind and subsequently my life have gone to hell in handbasket.  Every bad trait associated with clinical depression has come back – my critical nature of others, my easy jump to feeling ‘persecuted’ (for lack of a better word right now), disorganization, lack of prioritazation, and a total lack of joie de vive.  I hate the fact that I can’t function like a normal person without being medicated.  It gets old and tired.  I wish for it go away, to be healed…  but its not.  And I sit here with the means to fix it and I won’t take it…  Hmph.    Vicious circle, eh? 

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“Those admitted to Paradise shall experience true bliss. Never shall they know want, nor will they suffer old age.”
                 -The Prophet Muhammad, as reported by Abu Hurairah
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Avoid envy except in two cases: a person who God has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and a person who God has given wisdom and he makes his decisions according to that wisdom and teaches it to the others.”
                      -Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol 2, Hadith 490

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