Category Archives: daughter

S is for Sabrina

I decided to write today’s post about my daughter Sabrina. Sabrina is my only child, only she isn’t a child any longer. She’s in her mid-30s now with twin 15-year-old daughters of her own. She is a wife, a mother, … Continue reading

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My Reality Show

If I were to produce a reality show, it would be about my life. Like my book, it would be about an American woman who was born and raised according to American values and Western culture and then adopted Islam … Continue reading

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Organization–Part I

Brenda arrived at 8:30 a.m. today and we worked for 2 hours. I was exhausted. We did clear off the coffee table, which is something I really wanted done. The only thing is, we put things in boxes and I … Continue reading

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What’s Driving Me Nuts Right Now?

So it’s time to vent about what is driving me crazy right now. There are so many things it’s hard to choose from amongst the things that have me going crazy. The process of getting enrolled in graduate school is … Continue reading

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What’s The Single Most Important Thing You Accomplished in 2010?

What’s the single most important thing I accomplished in 2010? That’s a very good question. I gave it some thought and I think that the single most important thing I accomplished is adopting Islam as my way of life. The … Continue reading

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Alone at the Therapist

Sabrina had a bad headache last night so she didn’t go to our therapy appointment last night. I went alone. It was a good session. John and I talked about my hoarding problem, and what it may stem from. We … Continue reading

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No, they didn’t; Yes, they did; No; Yes

The entire day yesterday was spent–literally from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.–was spent either on the phone with Time Warner  trying them to get someone back here to fix the modem or having someone here trying to fix it. After … Continue reading

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Are Things Better?

I’m hoping that Sabrina’s invitation to lunch means that things between us are better. It was a little testy last night because she never received my reply message at noontime. The way we found out is that Jackie texted me … Continue reading

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Friday–Very Busy

This has been a very busy day today and it’s only early afternoon. Ernie had an appointment with the doggie eye doctor this morning. Mashallah, he is doing really well. The doctor is very pleased with his progress with both … Continue reading

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I Feel As Though I’m Not Really Here

So many ridiculous things have happened in the past 10 days that I truly don’t even know what I’m feeling. I thought things were improving with my daughter until Christmas. When I didn’t even receive a call, I was so … Continue reading

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