Thursday, January 27, 2005

 

Finally

Well, I would have posted long ago, but the blog wouldn't let me, I couldn't read comments on other blogs, etc. Anyone else been having this problem? Anyway, please visit sister-scorpion's blog and check out Azizah magazine men doing housework survey. They really need to include involvement with children on there. Why? Well, to look at it, my dh did horrible but he is an extremely hands on father and that is what works for us. I do most of the cooking, cleaning, etc. But, when he is home, he is with the kids. To me, I love this set up. I don't care at all about cooking, cleaning, etc. if he is helping with the kids. That is the big thing for me. I will take a hands on father over a man who vacuums anyday. That is much more important to me when it comes to picking my battles. Of course, if I had a job outside the home, which I don't at this point, then we would have to discuss a few things! lol But, they really need to include kids in their survey. Iraqi elections are a few days away, dh is trying to be hopeful but can't really hide the fact that he is not. He is afraid that people won't believe the results, no matter how they turn out. That people will be afraid to come out and vote, which is a very realistic fear. All I can say is people plan, and Allah plans, and Allah is the best of planners. We will just have to wait and see. I was watching c-span this morning, they were asking Iraqi-Americans to call in. I was disappointed because it seemed the only ones calling in were Iraqis who had come here on student visas then stayed. The majority who are here are ones that fled Iraq after the uprising against saddam. I am trying to talk dh into letting me post his story on here, I think if people knew what some of these men went through, they would be shocked. Inshallah, one day.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

 

Eid, snow, Iraq elections

Eid Mubarek to all. I hope everyone has a happy holiday. We won't be doing much, kids and I are sick, weather is nasty. Been snowing for about 3 days straight, supposed to keep snowing for the next week. What fun! Anyway, my main reason for blogging today, the Iraq elections. I just want everyone to know that this is my opinion, how I feel about things. Seems a group for the area I live in are going to register to vote this weekend so that they can vote next weekend. Sorry, but I have a huge problem with this. First off, the people living in Iraq are the one's suffering daily with bombs, assassinations, kidnappings, etc. They should be the only ones voting, afterall, they live there. The people living in the US, IMHO, should not be allowed to vote in the Iraqi elections. No matter what relatives and friends they talk to, they don't know what is going on over there. How can you justify voting in an election for a country you haven't lived in 10 plus years? Also, I see this voting as bush's way of getting support for his war. Like, see how nice I am, you don't even have to live in Iraq in order to vote. Under their rules, my children, if old enough, could vote in the Iraq election because their dad happened to be born there. That is crazy to me. What could my children possibly know about daily life in Iraq, about the 100 plus parties running for office, etc? What they hear on the news? How much of that is actually true? Who knows? Just feeling the need to vent about this. If you don't agree, fine. No problem. Just felt the need to blog about it. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

 

Another day...

Well, I am posting, because a fellow blogger whose name I will not mention was upset for my lack of posts! LOL Ah, you know who you are! :) Nothing much new, dh says he is 50/50 on whether to stay longer in Iraq or not. I guess I will just wait and see what happens. Why haven't I blogged? Just not much going on, same old same old. Had a lot of things breaking around the house lately. Kitchen sink was leaking, toilet is leaking, truck won't start, I think I have a bird or something in the attic, etc! lol When it rains it pours. Weather sucks. I don't mind cold and snow, I am used to it. But, it is going back and forth, 6 inches of snow, then temps in the 50's then back down to 10 degrees!! Make up my mind already! lol Anyway, this is my post, boring and predictable. Hope all my fellow bloggers are well. Keep praying for peace.

Monday, January 03, 2005

 

A New Year

Well, a new year has begun. I hope and pray that it will be better than the last. Better for the tsunami victims, better for all countries currently at war, etc. All of the devastation that has happened in the last year, it really has been a hard one. War, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes. Around the area I live in, local businesses have begun changing their signs from saying God bless America to America bless God. I think that is very interesting. People have definitely forgotten their faith, I am the first to be guilty of it. You get caught up in the hectic pace of this life, however short it may be. You don't have time to pray, to be compassionate, to remember God in all that you do. Great excuse, I am too busy, I am too tired. Look around, see what is going on right now. Natural disasters are up, crime and poverty are rising, people are becoming more and more selfish. Do we really have to wonder why that is? The answer is obvious to anyone who just wants to look for it.

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