Tuesday 20 October 2009

Happy In Purple With Odd Shoes.

I decided to wear something nice to work today and felt rather elegant in my plain purple abayah, the nice two-tone scarf Kooky gave me and some pink diamante bangles.

It was only when it got to mid-day and I took my shoes off to make wudhu (ablutions for prayer) that I realised I was wearing two different shoes.

I just did a double take, I couldn't believe I had done it.

Surprisingly no-one noticed all day, I showed one colleague and she commented that once someone sees my hijab, they don't even notice my feet, I wasn't sure what to make of that. I think it helped that my abayah was so long.

Anyway, it was a good day at work. I bumped into another lady who used to manage me who moved to the Children's service. She told me that there was a job coming up in her team that she would like me to go for when she submitted the post to HR to advertise. It's a higher post by about three grades from where I am, so that was a nice thought.

Aside from that I spent the day helping another team to survey residents to ask about the quality of our services. I expected lots of abuse, but actually got to speak to ALL sorts of people, most of whom were very nice.

I came home in a good mood with the intention of getting lots done: cooking, Arabic with Little Lady followed by selling practice, blogging, catching up with e-mails, a lovely conversation with Sis Rainbow which just made my day and . Now for that pile of laundry, or maybe not... maybe the last of that milk chocolate bar and my book beckon (A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle). In any case, I will certainly be checking my shoes at the door before I leave the house from now on.


  1. Salams sister,

    ROFL!!! I walked out of my house to go to work one day realizing I had put on the over the shoulder boulder holder.

    But the shoes- that is tops!

    I hope you are well my dear sis. Sorry Ive been absent, things are a bit chaotic here and it looks like we are going to be moving very soon. Oy!

    Hugs to you and the little chickens,

    iMuslimah & O

  2. :-) Loved that post!!! I had a lot to catch up with, so I have been reading your blog with a nice cup of coffee. Life has been close to chaotic here as well but watch the mail soon!

  3. subhan allah sis i can't belive you didn't see theose shoes earlier looool

  4. lol, sounds like something I would do :D sis, I love the shoe youre wearing on your left foot :D lovely masha'allah

  5. erm.. whats an over the shoulder boulder holder?? and why is it bad? interesting ;)

  6. ooh and (final comment I promise) Sis Rainbow does that to me too masha'allah

  7. you need a sign similar to TGIF!