Of course I title a mid-summer post like that. Of course. Right? ( :
First of all, It's a week into Ramadan and Alhamdulillah it's going well. I was really nervous. Summer days are quite lengthy here in Beantown, and I'm not exactly in practice. But after a bit of struggle on the first day, Alhamdulillah He made the days hot and long, but bearable. With a smile even. ( : Still, I'm incredibly tired all the time. On a more serious note, I'm realizing just how much I've been slacking in the practice of my faith. I intend to use the rest of the month to pray more regularly and work on some things, behaviorally. I read somewhere, probably on Twiter, that Ramadan isn't just about forgoing in food and drink, it's about letting go of anger. So I'll be working on that, inshaAllah.
I went back to make sure I'm not reblogging this info, and I'm not! My dear coworker MJ? Who bought my earrings? She has insisted that I make her a matching necklace! And as though that's not crazy enough, she wants a second pair of earrings (in fiery, funky colors) to give to another coworker for her birthday. Why? Because Mayra loved her pair so much. CRAZY. Alhamdulillah. My deadline is mid-August, so I should (have to!) have pictures for you by then, at the latest. (I just can't believe that this idea could actually become a reality.)
And the big finale to Summer 2012 is going to be ISNA! It's on Labor Day weekend this year, in DC. I can't wait! It's been a while, and it's going to be exciting to be able to attend, inshaAllah. Huzzah!! I'm excited about the speakers, yes, but honestly, right now I can't stop thinking about the bazaar. Is that absolutely terrible?