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13 May 2009 @ 09:37 pm
Salma's burial was so beautiful. She passed at 12:01 this morning and was buried this evening at 6:00. I learned today that Muslims strive to bury the deceased as soon as possible after death, avoiding the need for embalming or otherwise disturbing the body of the deceased, that is why the burial was so fast. Salma's body was never touched by strangers. In preparation for burial, the family and close friends washed her. She was then wrapped in sheets of white linen. She was placed in a simple pine casket for the calling hours. She looked so tiny and small.

After the calling hours there was a short prayer service at the Muslim Community Center. After prayer we processed to the cemetery.

When we all arrived at the cemetery, Salma's sons Zaigam and Junaid stepped into the grave and Salma's wrapped and covered body was taken out of the casket and placed into their arms. Her sons placed her body into the grave. We all remained while the grave site was filled with soil. During that time we stood together in the rain and shared stories and memories of Salma. Then a simple prayer was said.

I was so proud to have been Salma's friend. This service was a beautiful ending to a beautiful life.
17 March 2009 @ 08:14 pm
Is anyone else getting tons of notices from fake people on livejournal? I have four different people wanting to friend me...I banned them because they have no journal...anyone else???
06 March 2009 @ 08:58 am
I have been pretty lame here on livejournal lately...I still love you all but I may have turned to the dark side...YUP...facebook.com

Are you guys on it? Let me know so I can friend you!
20 February 2009 @ 10:18 am
I think there is something seriously wrong with me....I think I am a lunatic! I just went on facebook and saw that my best friend in high school is friends with EVERYONE from our class...she didn't even speak to these people in high school!!! I keep wondering why she is facebook friends with them all??? Then it clicks...WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME!!!! THESE PEOPLE ARE FROM MY PAST!!!! WHY DO I CARE????

Okay I feel better now *sigh* Not really. I have issues folks.
15 February 2009 @ 10:14 am
of our kitchen remodel. Phase 1: New appliances, new lighting and new knobs (we needed 54). Phase 2: new counter tops...Phase 3: new floor and walls. It is so hard to be disciplined to spend only what we have saved and not go into debt over this...well it only took 9 years for phase 1...I'm sure we will complete the kitchen before I die!!!
28 January 2009 @ 08:12 am
I wake up this morning and it is snowing. We are supposed to get 6-10 inches of snow. So what do I do? Run to the television and check for school closings. I am THRILLED that schools are closed. This may not seem odd EXCEPT my children are home schooled. I think I have been so deeply conditioned for 12 years of my life, that I can't break the emotional reaction I have to school closings...I am a bit odd.
29 December 2008 @ 08:20 am
If you won the lottery last night...what is the FIRST thing you would do differently today?
25 December 2008 @ 08:18 pm
Just say no to extended family.

We had a wonderful December 25th. Render, Dylan, Jason and I spent the day together. Went out for a sushi lunch and picked movies at the video store...Jason and Michael went to the movies and Dylan and I hung out together. Guess what? No crazy family, no high blood pressure and no anxiety.
24 December 2008 @ 10:28 pm
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In March I pulled over and changed mace94's flat tire (15 points). Last Tuesday I caught a purse-snatcher who stole zeke_katana01's purse (30 points). In January I helped michaelrender hide a body (-173 points). Last Sunday I helped tete6871 across the street (6 points). Last week I put money in doom_diva's expired parking meter (14 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-108 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!


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22 December 2008 @ 10:16 pm

I have wicked PMS...stay away...do not pass go...do not collect 200 dollars!  Pray for Render folks...it's bad over here!!!