Monday, July 21, 2008

Something new

And that is A new hairstyle..

I went with a couple of my friends to the hairdresser to finally update my style.. A few hours with friends in a hair salon is a very funny thing.

I wasn't planning on any color or style, I just wanted the change, so I left the stylist to choose for me, I just wanted it as light as I can get with my skin tone , and as short as possible to go well with my full face.

I like the outcome very much 7amdillah, and my friend's style is good too.. We had a fun afternoon doing female bonding over feminine stuff ..loool

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Something good

Well I have one small thing to talk about today, it might be small but in reality it is a big deal for me.. I finally had the will to start dieting again..

Yah I guess the trip had it's effects on me, so now I am joining my friend and her daughter in a diet system where they deliver 3 meals and a snack every day to the house. All I have to do is stick to what's been delivered and try to do some kind of work out to burn calories.

I started last Tuesdays and so far I am doing good mashallah in sticking to it. I feel sometimes like I wanna eat something big, something tasty.. But I don't.. And I am thankful to Allah for that. I need all the inner strength I can get to go back to being the old me, the me that was lost in the middle of the tension and despair I've been through..

And just to make things clear, my marriage wasn't all that, there were many many good times and happy memories which I will never deny or ignore.. But sometimes bad feelings creep into life unnoticed till one day you find it all over overpowering anything else..

Anyways, enough about negativity, it's time for being strong and positive.. wish me luck :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Old buildings + nature = lovely pictures

I just love the look of old buildings, bricks and stones, with greenery growing in the middle , or around them..

And finally I was able to see many many many of my favorite flowers growing naturally and happily all around .. My loved Hydrangea..

This seagull was proudly standing on the light pole where we were having breakfast in the hotel balcony in Istanbul, He stood there for a long time, but not long enough for me to take out my camera and take the picture before he was disturbed by the lady sitting right under that pole..!

I loved the look of this Cart selling grilled corn, the smell was yummy and they were similar carts all over the place in Istanbul's sulanahmet area ( I hope I am not remembering the name wrongly!)

Too many things to take pictures of mashallah.. more to come.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm baaaaack...!

Well if you missed me and my posts I was in a 9 day vacation , we went to Turkey. It was my first time there and I just fell in love with the country..

A great place to be, and even with the limited time we had we still managed to see a lot mashallah. My kid was to travel with her dad to visit his family, a first since our divorce, she would stay a whole week away from me.. So instead of staying home feeling sad from missing her, my mom and I decided to take the advantage of us being alone to travel together again.. We haven't done that since I got married.

And for those of you who don't know how my mom and I travel , hmmm , well what can I say.. No trip is without great adventures.. and nothing is quite easy loool. But of course fun fulled 7amdillah.

We traveled through many cities spending each night in one, we used trains, buses , taxis and planes to do that.

It was a great trip mashallah, and I came home with 240 pictures.. I'll leave you with some of them. Enjoy :)

More o come in another post inshallah.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A date at chilli's

Us mom's where sitting, eating and talking.. So the little ones took their things and had their own booth near by..

So cute mashallah, but not wanting to be disturbed with flashes of the paparazzi...

Until the weirdest thing happened...

Don't ask why did she do that.. I have no idea.. loool
Maybe fighting over the bill??