Monday, January 31, 2011

Rain, rain..

A couple of weeks ago we had some rain here in Yanbu. Allhumdulillah! It was such a beautiful experience. There was a certain calm in the air, as if everything was just anticipating that first drop of rain to fall and quench an eternal thirst. We went for a drive after the rain, the neighbourhood was glistening and smelled so nice. The sun was peeking through the passing clouds and the vegetation was blooming anew. It was beautiful!

However, it is also a cause of concern when it rains. Because rains are so rare (1-3 times a year), the city is lacking in a proper drainage. You'll find huge puddles on the road and in the neighbourhoods. A bigger worry is the possibility of your roof caving in. My neighbour's roof caved in last year, this year it was leaking again. The drain pipes were blocked by leaves. So as I enjoyed this bounty from Allah, I also kept an ear and eye on any unusually dripping in the house. Allhumdulillah, there was none. Needless to say, I got my roof cleaned  ASAP!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


It's been a while. A very long while. Things have been so hectic since we got back to the Kingdom. Ibraheem had a tough time getting adjusted to the significantly reduced number of people (5 to 2) catering to his needs. Slowly, he got used to hanging out with Mama and Baba. These past couple of months, Ibraheem also achieved many milestones. Walking, talking, parroting, and he has a good set of vocabulary now as well. A mix of English, Urdu and Arabic words. 

Sajjad has been busy with the college. As for myself, just busy being a Mommy and wife...I wouldn't have it any other way. Allhumdulillah! I've done lots of experimenting withe new dishes, recipes to follow, Insha'Allah. And some have failed but most were a success. During the Hajj break, we took a trip to Jordan and Syria with another family friend. Insha'Allah I'll write about that experience in the next entry. Right now...have to put Ibraheem to sleep. It's bed time...and most probably, I'll be asleep before him.