Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Cruising Along

You may or may not have noticed that I have not been blogging very much recently. I seem to be on some sort of a go-slow. I have not been blogging very much or responding to my e-mails very quickly (sorry! I will get back to you insh'Allah), I have not been near my card-making supplies or beads for some time. Usually this is accompanied by some of kind of anxiety overload about why I am not doing things. But right now I feel peaceful and rested. My brain is usually in overload mode with thoughts and a random to-do list running through it, but in the last few weeks I have been giving thought to how many unnecessary things I add to my workload, things which do not contribute to my aakhirah (afterlife) but stress me out sometimes in this life just by making me feel busy all the time.

So I have been scrubbing the house from top to bottom in time for Eid, trying to cook a fresh meal everyday, trying to get Little Lady to study a little Arabic each day and…not much else and my mind seems to be coming down slowly off of it’s spaced-out, anxious little perch alhamdulillah.

I have the next few days off to gently prepare for Eid and insh’Allah try and gain some rewards from these special days of Dhul-Hajj, and what do you know? I feel calm and rested enough that that creative feeling is starting to emerge again. Little Lady has asked for some Eid cards for her friends and I have that Eid party to plan…

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  1. Assalam Alaikum...knowing you, it might just be the silence before the storm :-) I wish you and your family a blessed Eid!

  2. Im glad youve slowed down. I never understood how you got so much done with 3 children while working outside the home as well. Mashaallah.

    I hope you are enjoying this peace, and inshaallah it will continue to be beneficial to you!