Sunday, May 13, 2007

Passed the test, Yipee!

Had my arabic exam today. I passed. Got an A and only one wrong. My daughter also got an A. We are so happy. We left class early and went to the City Center Mall. The Mall was nice but very expensive. Huge, with over 250 stores. The only thing missing was a Yarn Shop. Boo Hoo. But anyway, next time we are going to try to go to Serag Mall. The prices are cheaper and it won't hurt my pocket. I bought a nice tote bag to reward myself for my good grade. I am going to get something for my Ameenah since she did excellent. I have no homework today. so I am going to eat this little sandwich my hubby made for me and take a nap.

Then the rest of the day in between cooking dinner and other stuff, I will knit. Loomknit that is.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Study Break!

I am having a little fruit salad and at the same time finish this mini post. I took out the flat piece I was making and decided to make a short sock. The problem is I am stuck. I can't figure out how to make the heel. The pattern book says to start like a flat piece. So I am going to try to do it and see what happens. Maybe I will check on the net and see if there is a mini video tutorial on it. After, After I study. I have a test on Sunday. But anyway, I promised the kids I would take them to Top Fruit and get Oreo Icecream Shakes. Sounds good? I will make sure I get one. LOL. So here is my focus after I come back, Study, Knit, Dinner, Study, Knit, Kids in Bed, Study then Knit, then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

100 Degrees in Cairo today!!

It was a hot day today. I was so tired and exhausted when I got off of that Medinah Nasr bus. My daughter and I made a U-turn and went to the market and bought some Nestle Mega Ice-Cream cones. Mine was pralines and yogurt. It was a smashing treat under that desert heat. Headed straight for that little craft shop. Bought two bags of yarn. Different color and types. Just what I needed to feel better. As soon as I got home I t ook out my new glow in the dark loom and started practicing on how to make a flat piece from the loom. Actually its really nothing because I just did a little. But it's fun. Let see how far I get tomorrow.

Monday, May 07, 2007

New Looms in the mail! Candy too!

Finally after a month we finally received the package that was held up in customs. For some reason I cannot understand why they would hold up looms, candy and homeopathic medicine. I was so frustrated with Fed Ex in Egypt it was so annoying. My sweet friend sent me 2 bags of M&Ms, 2 multi-packs of Butterfinger and Reeses peanut butter cups. Not to mention that I had to put them in the freezer immediately because we definitely want them to melt in out mouth not in our hands. It was just 101 degrees yesterday. One would say, "Why in the heck did you get candy?". It just taste better than the egyptian brand. The closest I got to the American tasty chocolate is Cadbury. They sell here big time.

In additon to the candy I got my glow in the dark looms from "In the Attic". They are so cute. I ordered extra pic tools so my kids won't have to fight me for them. My daughter said that they were glowing in the kitchen last night. I am going to try to knit a flat piece on the round loom. This is something I have not tried yet, but I know everyone already has. Bought myself a cool printer so I can print the free patterns that are available on the net. I just hate writing down patterns, I am so lazy sometimes!
I am home today because my little guy "Ibraheem" is not feeling so well. So I have to take him to his Doctor. He had fever and was vomiting yesterday. He told me this morning his throat hurts. So I kept him home. So worried that he might get even more sick in school.
So my first test will be tomorrow and it will determine if I am ready to go on to Level 1. My daughter Ameenah will most likely do excellent she know more than I do. LOL. Kids are like sponges, they learn so much faster that us "older people". I met a sister who finished alls the levels. She has been in Egypt for about a year and going back home to Michigan.
I have to go and take care of my little guy. Adios.