I had another terrible migraine yesterday. ¡Maldita sea! I really wanted to get to Juma’ and then have coffee with Abudharr. Well, inshallah, I will get there tonight for the Saturday program. There will be a speaker from Houston tonight.

Yesterday I chatted with Palwasha for a while. Unfortunately I said something that totally freaked her out. I was talking about my problems with Sabrina, and said I hope she wakes up before it’s too late. She said, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE? And I knew I had scared her. She could see the suicidal thoughts, but I said that I wasn’t young and God calls you home when He will. She was still upset, so I promised I would never say anything like that again.

She did create her poetry page. So I will referred all my poetry-inclined friends to her page. She is really intelligent and so talented. I would hook her up with Kamran in Lahore if I could be there to chaperone! I told this to Kamran. LOL I should tell Palwasha; she told me that she and her dad may be moving (shifting) back to Peshawar. It is because there are still so many things to fix and clean up after Rehana’s passing. Rehana died so suddenly, only 10 days after they moved to Lahore. She doesn’t want to go back. She’s happier studying on her own and not being distracted and upset by high school intrigues.

As for me, I did little yesterday except read Sister Fidelma. Stupid migraine.

I did get an email from Michael yesterday. So now I have his email. So I wrote back and said I hoped they would come to NYS for Thanksgiving so I could meet Holly. And I sent him a Halloween card.

I know that as Muslims we should not celebrate Halloween as it is pagan, but I’m Irish! It’s Samhain! Like Indian Diwali, celebration of good over evil. And it will be Día de los Muetos here in San Antonio. Tradition is tradition. We are who we are. We are defined by our cultures. Reminds me, I need to build my altar ASAP. I need to look for my parents’ picture and Grandpa’s photo in the garage. I should also look for photos for my book.

Now if I can just keep the migraines at bay!

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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