Sunday, August 15, 2010
Days 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14!!
Day 10: I got a compliment from my boss..which made me feel flattered, so very flattered. Wednesday was the first day of Ramadan. And we fast all from around 3:40 am (fagr prayer) until 6:45 pm (sunset) no food, no water, nothing..so what we do is have a very late dinner and we did that together, my brother and sisters and parents and grandmother and cousins...in that moment I missed my sister even more..but I love huge gatherings never the less!
Day 11: wow that was such a great day...I saw my old, forever lasting friend Youssef, who has moved to the US and I only get to see very rarely! And I love him! (he's the friend I jumped around upon receiving his call!) He's my forever best friend, or so I like to think. Yesterday, my very good friend also came back from his mini Euro-trip and brought back maps and a T-shirt and I am oh so happy! I ran into school friends as well and met new people.
Day 12: Why can I not remember what happened on Thursday? Ah now I do! We hung out in a garden, which something no one ever does, BUT we get to enjoy the weather, and the grass (with the occasional accident) for free, and we can be as loud as we can and everything. Days like that make me happy. Simple, spontaneous and sweet!
Day 13: that was such a funny day, I was supposed to go to my best friend's and cook steaks and pasta, ended up cooking a sad excuse of a pasta dish...it was tons of fun nevertheless!! We sat on the roof, looked at the sky and enjoyed a beautiful, beautiful breeze. At least I did!
Day 14: I have been looking at the world with an extraordinary mindset for two weeks now. And I might not have been doing all the "extraordinary" things, but to me they felt special... Today was special! You see, my father came back from Saudi Arabia last December after having lived there for 7 years, and my best friend and I have been friends for 4 years, so until today, they hadn't met. It was the first time for them to meet today! And I loved it! In fact, today we had this little iftar gathering at my place, my mum cooked, and my favorite people were all there in one place, around the same table, sharing the same food (a couple of people were missing if we were to include ALL my favorite people..but those matter, they really really do)
Only twelve days to go!! Happy Birthday Lauren!