Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy home.

It's true that I am being a little annoying about my new place. I mean, it's pretty rad and so far the pros far outweigh the cons. I will likely be over the honeymoon stage soon, but until then, bear with me or avoid this blog like you would that annoying friend who has fallen in love and won't stop talking about it. Nerm, I don't mean you. I'm real happy for you.

Their love is fake. Unlike my feelings for the washer and dryer in my apartment.

More of the blushing bride coming right up.

Some events inspired a walk in my new neighborhood tonight. Specifically a sunshower and a full-on double rainbow. While I didn't actually leave the building before dark, the FEELING of these two beautiful blessings were all around. Here is some photographic evidence of the post-rain glory:

You really should have seen this in-person. Next time, maybe.

I love a wet street under sunlight.

Rainbow #2 is shy but there all the same. Like a beacon for Walgreens shoppers everywhere.

You can see why I couldn't stay inside too much longer. So I hiked up my skirts and walked up and down Grand Avenue past the fancy-gal shops hawking $89 tank tops and $349 dutch ovens and $WhoEvenKnowsHowMuch designer eyeglasses. I ended the journey at my dear friend, Walgreens, where I purchased some on-sale Kleenex, dark chocolate and a small gift for this lady. Can't tell what it is though, don't want to spoil it.

Health Tip of the Day: Leftovers can be your friend! Just when you think "I have a pizza and ice cream store across the street", you should also remind yourself that you made some sort of black beans and rice thing last night. Then you can add a salad and some meatless chipotle-lime "chicken" strips that were on sale at the co-op. If you mix the right ratio of mayo and Cholula together, you can call it a "dressing" to drizzle over the whole thing. Now you have a meal that would fit right in at your neighborhood Chili's but it won't make you sick later. Aside from about a tablespoon of mayo, this whole meal was pretty darn healthy. The Diet Dew I drank with it is not pictured for obvious reasons.

52% salad is the right way to build the foundation for this light meal.


I have done it! I memorized Surah Al-Maun!! Alhamdulillah (all praise is due to Allah). It took a little while because there were some days off for the move, but overall I think it was about two weeks. Not too shabby. If I apply myself and don't totally flake out, another four before Ramadan should be no sweat. May Allah make it easy for me.

Question: What are some of your favorite short surahs that I should learn next? 


  1. Yay! I love your new place. And presents, I love those too!

  2. Hmm, what surahs do you already know? I like al Humazah and al Zilzilah. Al Tin and Al Shams. I needs to pick back up on my memorization too.

    1. I could use all of those. Here's what I have (sadly):
      Al-Maun (yay!}