Sunday, January 06, 2008

Nice Weekend

I'm sitting on my sofa watching the clock until I leave for work in about two hours. Sundays are horrible. I really hate this day more than any other. I work tonight, but I haven't had any sleep since 8am this morning. Do you know what that means? Well, it means when I get home from work tomorrow morning I will have been up for 24 hours. The sad part is that it happens every Sunday. Something always happens and I cannot squeeze in any sleep during the day. It can be many things. Usually the reasons are: shopping, surfing the net, cooking, cleaning, playing with my son or any other ordinary activity. Today it was taking my son to the doctor. He's had a nasty cold since tuesday. We headed over to urgent care(which btw isn't really urgent since I was there for over 2 hours) and then to walgreens to get his prescriptions.

After our lovely day at the doctor, I realized I had not slept and was notin the mood to cook(as usual). We made our way over to our favorite spot. Noodles&Company is great! The kid got some yummy mac-n-cheese and I had a Bangkok Curry. OOOOOHHH that stuff is to die for! How can you go wrong with udon, purple and green cabbage, mushrooms, broccoli, red peppers and red onions in a light coconut cream sauce with red pepper flakes and black sesame seeds. MMMMM MMMMM MMMMM If you didn't just salivate then something is seriously wrong with you. The absolute best part of the dish is that it only has 230 calories. I even added shrimp and it still clocked in at under 300 cals. Not bad for a delicious and very nutritious meal.

Even with a sick child, I still had a really nice weekend. MashaAllah it was really relaxing. I cooked some new foods for the first time and just lounged around. The weekends are my time to unwind and just get away from all the stress of my everyday life. I did realize this weekend that my blog really sucks. I'm not too good at writing and I prefer to do a play by play of my day. Over at Tru3woman's blog she mentioned some of her goals for the year and it got me thinking about some of my own.
1. Try to blog more. I will never be an everyday blogger, but it really is therapeutic to get my feelings out there...even if no one reads them.
2. Finish my boards to become certified. I have been so exhausted. I've already paid for the tests once and the time expired before I took them. I have to find some way to squeeze in studying time.
3. Exercise 30 minutes a day.
4. Be more compassionate towards my husband. I feel like I'm doing the most in this situation, but I have to understand that he feels helpless. Constantly reminding him of how much he sucks will only make it worse.
5. Thank Allah more for the blessings I do have in my life. While it is not perfect, it could be much worse and for that I am thankful.

I'm hoping some time to post about what the previous year has given me...good and bad and how I should be thankful for both.


Blogger Miss A said...

Asalaam alaikum,

I check in and read every now and again... I can't be the only one! I hope the little guy feels better soon.

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam Alaikum Sis!

Isnt it beautiful to have a couple days to enjoy without the stress of life? Good to sometimes just chill...

Good to see you will be writing more... I look forward to reading. Happy New Year! Hope the little one feels better soon...


6:10 PM  
Blogger Safa said...

I did salvitate, btw....

(can I just say drool?)

6:07 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

I found you!

Now I have to add you to my blogroll so I don't lose you again.

9:38 AM  

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