Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yay! It's Here!!

All the yarn is here is make three pairs of fingerless gloves, and a pair of mittens for DD1 for Eid!! The yarn for the gloves is 70% alpaca, 20% silk, and 10% cashmere...Luxury!! The yarn for the mittens (pictured on the cover of the pattern book) is super soft, which makes me glad I ordered an extra ball of the main color, in hopes I can get another pair out of this yarn. I'm so excited to get started!!

Yarn and pattern book

Friday, October 7, 2011

I want...

I want to buy yarn. This yarn, specifically:

It has glitter!!!

.... That is all...

Facebook Free

I've largely been off Facebook for over a week now... maybe closer to two weeks? Hm, anyway, it feels good to not be wasting so much time on there! Really, the browsing can be endless, and I don't find that with any other site so far. I read blogs, check out patterns on Ravelry, check out couponing sites, but mainly my purpose was to focus on the things I really need to do!

I find it is easier to get lesson plans done when my distractions are shorter. I can read a blog about saving money, or reducing our carbon footprint, and when I'm done, I'm done! There aren't pictures and all sorts of things to draw me to another blog and suck me in for hours on end. I can search for patterns on Ravelry for quite a while, but again, it doesn't last as long as I would typically wander on Facebook for. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I am weak enough to lose so much time in a mindless activity, but I need to get real! I have way too much to do right now, and having worthless distractions is the last thing I need!

I have to admit, I did go on there a couple times just to see what I was missing; it was nothing. I did find out that a previous coworker started working again, alhamdulilah. Beyond that, I didn't enrich my life in any way. I still have my Google+ account, and a twitter feed I check; both of which don't take much of my at all. Google+ is like FB lite for me, hehe! There's barely anyone on Google+, but I don't feel like a rogue leaving the social networking circles completely. Twitter... well, I follow a few people that post some really inspiring stuff, so it is my pick-me-up throughout the day.

When will I go back to Facebook? I don't know. I think never would be a wise choice, but I have this odd feeling pulling me back. I think us Muslimah moms in my area do connect on there, so I miss them. In reality, we would rarely ever get to see each other in real life because of kids, family, and distance. I know I won't be going back though before my Qibla class is over. I just can't take any time out of my super hectic schedule (like I'm doing right now by writing this blog! yay!).

Oh, and I should say thanks to Lauren for giving me the idea by her own actions! Thanks!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Is it over yet?

The super busy schedule I've taken on is getting old pretty fast. I am learning that a fast paced lifestyle was fun in my early 20's, and now that I'm nearing 30, I'm over it. I like that I'm "boring"... hey, at least I'm entertained. As the saying goes "only boring people get bored", and I don't get bored. So, I'm still working on the gloves, which I love doing. I can't wait until my Qibla class is over just because I want something to be out of the weekly routine. The same weekend the class is over, our Dawah Training Team is hosting a Dawah Boot Camp weekend seminar. Since it is in the "training" area, that means it falls in my camp. I'm looking forward to it, but super nervous that I'm going to drop the ball. I think October 24th will be a celebration of life getting back to a manageable pace.... inshaAllah! Funny - the next day is dh's New Student Orientation... a whole new spice to our ever changing lives. Alhamdulilah, I love everything we are involved in. I just pray we can have a moment to catch our breath to enjoy it.