Author Archives: MaryAnn

Is the grass truly greener on the other side?

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. … Continue reading

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Crying, Worried, and Stressed

My energy level is #4 high My stress level is high at #4 My sleep quality is low at #2 My self-esteem level is moderate at #3 My stress level is high and my sleep quality is low because I … Continue reading

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You Are Beautiful

Yes you are! Don’t you believe any differently. Or let anyone tell you otherwise, Or make you feel like you aren’t. You are beautiful…one of a kind! Every day is so wonderful Then suddenly it is hard to breathe Now … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life…

…and talking to myself. I am having some “aha! moments” and it is only 7:30 in the morning. This morning I realized that it is Little Miss Daisy’s birthday.  She is now 6 years old, MashaAllah.  I kept on thinking … Continue reading

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Homemade and Handmade

I love making things for my family. Today the weather is gorgeous.  The skies are a beautiful brilliant blue and it is slightly chilly. I woke up this morning with the urge to make to make some homemade bread.  I love making … Continue reading

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Feeling Trigger Happy

Depression Stress Sickness Country Music Boredom (this post is definitely not about what you were initially thinking) These are all my triggers to overeating.  When I am depressed or stressed out I raid the kitchen cupboards and the fridge. I find myself … Continue reading

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Don’t You Just Wish…

…that you could sometimes capture a moment and not let it pass and just keep it forever?  That things won’t change? This is a sentimental post.  In a few more days Little Miss Daisy will turning 6 years old (InshaAllah)! The … Continue reading

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Brrrrrr…I Am a Wimp

My dad always jokes with me that if the temperature gets below 100F that I am freezing! Well yeah he is right.  I am so used to the temperatures being over or around 100F (what is that in Celsius…32C?).  I … Continue reading

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As Pretty as a Picture

I was driving around my old neighborhood in Ghafiyah today.  This is an older neighborhood filled with a lot of run-down homes built together all helter-skelter and dirt roads that ride like a roller coaster because of the ruts and … Continue reading

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Something You Don’t See Everyday

Something unusual and  a bit of useless fact This morning I made breakfast and saw an unusual sight In my whole life I have never seen a double-yoked egg.  I googled it and the chances of seeing one are 1/10th … Continue reading

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