Hello everyone, so much has happened since I posted last, and, I thought I couldn’t honestly give a title to single out one particular event.
The New Year’s Day was full of festivities and celebration as always. We celebrate the new day with family and a lot of food. The kids and the families come around ten and stay on till almost one or two in the afternoon. Lots of laughter, and true fellowship. Love getting together like that on this day.
I am done with radiation therapy. Yay! the healing after the second and third degree burns went very well. And now I am on Aramitase Inhibitors. This is the endocrine pill that counter acts on the hormone estrogen in my body. You would think that in a woman my age, there will hardly be any estrogen left in my body. But there is, in the bones, in my adrenal glands, and elsewhere in various tissues and joints in tiny amounts. Hopefully this pill that I am taking will block all that estrogen. I will have to take that for several years…. if I am around till then. 🙂 🙂
I had a birthday on the 11th. It was one of the grandest birthdays I ever had. Son Sayeed did it again. Ordered Main lobsters, and had filet mignon sliced and served on chimichurri sauce, and the best potato casserole. Saadi had baked a triple layer cake which was amazing, and had brought a super delicious salad. As a special touch, my nephew and his wife came in from Denver, and stayed for a few days. It was so, so, so, good to see him after so many years. They loved the dinner at Sayeed’s home. I got the best gift from everyone. It was a huge framed dinner event… the menu was done in calligraphy, and placed in the center, and all around it every one signed their wishes and names. I treasure it so much. Look at it every day.
It was a great evening, with a lot of smiles and laughter. The only bad thing about the evening was that it snowed cats and dogs!! NO kidding, I have to use that phrase, because the snow didn’t stop at all until twenty four hours later and we got just about as many inches. It is still on the ground and every day, we are accumulating two or three inches more. Pfffttt!
Did I tell you that my paintings were accepted by the Arts Center to be displayed at a show? Not sure if I shared that bit of news with you all. one of them is of two Arab Bedouins, and the other is of two ravens drenched, sitting on the wires.
I was really happy that they were accepted.
Besides all the busyness of everything, I was really involved with finishing my second book of poetry and memoirs/stories. I am finally done with that. Sending the manuscript away next week, and hopefully will have it for sale by March?? or April?? I will have more details in the next couple of weeks.
I have also started a school of Arabic/Quran classes for the children of the Muslim community here, and we meet every Saturday around 1pm. There is a very nice young couple who is very knowledgeable and is so willing to help me. I am thrilled about this project.
SO, I think I have shared just about everything that has gone on with me over the last couple of months. Now you know why I am unable to give a title to this post of mine. I hope all of you are doing very well, and staying warm. Next year, I am not going to stay here, I am going away to sunny Florida or Southern California. I know, I know, you have heard this whine from me in the past decade, every single year.
Be well, be happy, and I love each one of you. Ciao~~