I finally took an appointment to get it done. He will be 3 months old... I'm scared and I don't feel well about it. I wouldn't get it done at all if it weren't for my husband and his culture but I know it would never work to not get it done... And I guess for my son's well-being, I would rather he get it done as a baby than as a toddler in Egypt or something.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there; I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagoda, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere.
I searched the mountains and the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Kaaba in Mecca, but He was not there either.
I questioned the scholars and philosophers, but He was beyond their understanding.
I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw him; He was nowhere else to be found.
Posted by Candice at 9:45 AM
Posted by Candice at 8:25 AM
Friday, January 20, 2012
I would really like to get back into blogging about topics that I'm thinking about related to Islam and bring this blog back to what it was before... I was right in the middle of a beautiful journey, figuring out what I really believe and who I am spiritually.
Posted by Candice at 9:04 PM
I've been taking advantage of my maternity leave to get back in touch with old friends and it feels so good. With working full time and taking care of Nora and big lazy husband, I never really found the time to take the time to reconnect with old friends. Now that I'm off, I have :)
Posted by Candice at 11:40 AM
I made a calendar on Shutterfly and ordered it yesterday. I'm so excited! It's my first time using any of these picture websites and I'm really impressed by all the options available. I had some problems putting the pictures to my calendar project... It seemed to work only half the time and would get there in random order which made it harder to find what I wanted, but maybe I was doing it wrong... I still managed to put the ones I wanted and once they were at the calendar project place, they were very easy to slide into place. Backgrounds were easy to chose too.
Posted by Candice at 7:45 AM
Monday, January 16, 2012
Of course with having a business we will encounter difficult clients... And I work in collections normally so I deal with difficult clients all the time... But it still surprised me to have to deal with such a bitch!
Posted by Candice at 12:39 PM
My husband is working his ass off. He's working full time at his old job and is working at the store whenever he can, which ends up being about 30h a week from my calculations. He has asked me to watch the store on my "day off" a couple times on Fridays so he can attend mosque and I have been saying no. I really don't like being here and I end up planning things on that Friday off because it's the last day of the week I can do something without Nora since she is at daycare weekdays...
Posted by Candice at 11:32 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
That an apostate should be killed. I don't care if you would personally never do the killing yourself, if you believe that a system should be set up to kill apostates, you are just a horrible person and you disgust me.
Posted by Candice at 9:19 PM
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Religion has not been on my mind much lately. When I think about it, the feeling of wanting or needing religion kind of let up when things between me and my husband started to go really well. I've seen correlation between religiosity and satisfaction/being content in one's life (and often a difficult childhood plays a part) and I do believe there's causality. It seems to be true in my case. I had a great childhood and my marriage was never horrible... And I never became really religious either... But the times I was most into religion, feeling a need to figure it out has been when I was a confused child and teenager not mature enough and without the resources to learn what I wanted to learn (asking questions but never getting an answer, that whole frustration) and when things were not going well with my husband as an adult.
Posted by Candice at 3:28 PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I got this link on my Facebook newsfeed. This woman heard about a breastfeeding protest and took a couple pictures to post on a protest group. One is her outside of Targets breastfeeding her baby and the other in inside with her baby in the cart (the baby is maybe 1 or 1.5 years and so sits alone fine in that cart) and she is doing a silly pose with one foot kicked back while her baby is at the boob.
Posted by Candice at 8:59 AM
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Posted by Candice at 10:07 PM
I spent January 1st (starting at about 2am when I was going home from my parents' house) angry as heck! It really ruined my whole day... I wanted to scream at anyone but mostly at my husband... Ended the day doing just that right as I was going to bed which at least allowed me to feel a bit better. Then I woke up January 2nd sick... Had a stomach ache, was nauseous, was so tired and after a nap I had a head ache and my skin hurt allover... No fun. I slept uncomfortably at my parents' house while they took a bit of care of Nora and I did my best to make Adam sleep as much as possible so I could rest.
Posted by Candice at 12:09 PM