There is a reason why I haven't been posting. Partly because Hassan was here for a few weeks, and partly because Aunt Olfat was very ill and I just couldn't find anything else to post about and thought my postings might have been too depressing at the time. There is a third reason, which I will not talk about, but those of you know emailed me privately or asked about me and I thank you.
Hassan's visit was very nice but much too quick. It seemed as though as soon as he came, he had to leave. Oh well, such I life I guess.
Aunt Olfat passed away two weeks ago. I can't believe it -- even though I expected her to pass after her battle, it was still such a shock when I heard the news. May Allah have mercy on her and grant her into Paradise. I am a firm believer that whoever suffers and fights like she and my mother did, is purged of their sins. I don't know if this is true or not, or just hope on my part for forgiveness. I guess this can be saved for another blog entry.
Mira's been off of school for one week and returns today. Alhamdulillah. She has been delightful this past week and at the same time I look forward to getting back to my quilting -- I'm in the process of attempting half square triangles.
Insha'Allah I will start teaching English lessons very soon. I am very happy to get back to work, and although it's only part-time it gets my foot back in the door. I don't know what else to do -- work is all I know or at least that's what I like to do. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy being at home, but all of my plans have had trouble getting off the ground. I'm still hoping someone will take me to Attaba to go shopping one day soon. I have had offers without any results. Oh well.
I don't know when Hassan will be coming back. That is all up in the air and we are always kicking around ideas of us moving back to the US. Actually, our house is back on the market. It is tempting, yes, but the answer is no because we've become so accustomed to life here and life back in the country would seem too isolating for us.