Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Sunday Report

Today was one of those Sundays where things needed to be done. Such as piled up laundry, throwing away of empty boxes, the unpacking from my latest trip to California and a bunch of things that I need daily for Mehreen. The day started with Mehreen Jaanu* waking us up at 7 AM [omg!]. I then had to take her to the living room which is her permanent play area as it seems like [with all her toys spread all over the living space, one can tell it's only Mehreen's territory]. She then took her morning bottle while crawling all over the place and me in the center of it all, half asleep, trying to be as awake as she was...and I just possibly couldn't be. Why are babies, once they wake up, REALLY awake? Babies don't take the time to rub their eyes, yawn or be really fussy before taking on the day - NO. Babies, such as my own, are way different than the larger human beings of our size. They're alert and they always know what they want. I don't know what happens once they grow up and become us and neither can I go into a detailed explanation of it as I am unaware of it myself. Babies who eventually become us, become us; indecisive, moody, annoying and lazy. So enjoy them as much as you can before they transform into you, ha ha!


Oh well, but to carry on with this report [what was I sayin'?]...oh yes, so when I was camping out in the living room, I then had hubby dear take care of her as I quickly prepared breakfast. I am lately very much into greek yogurt. I love Oikos Greek Yogurt that comes in strawberry flavor but it gets very annoying when I go grocery shopping and they don't carry my favorite strawberry flavor on their aisle. I really really really don't like that. Oikos is some good stuff and you better not mess with me when it comes to Oikos Strawberry -- it's MIGHTY good. 
I love to mix the strawberry mixture, which is at the bottom as it is supposed to be mixed before taking a spoonful. I then get my honey oats granola bar - let me type this as slowly as possible so I can fully enjoy describing it - I open the green package and then scrape the granola off of the bar into my bowl of yogurt. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. This process alone makes me wanna wake up in the morning to my dear sweet Oikos. 

You must think that I've gone senile, but I am a self declared foodie. I love food that is healthy and tasty and when I find the right product, I become the most loyalist consumer that product can ever have...ever.
Our much needed trip to the grocery store and Walmart was a team effort in which hubby and I seemed to work harmoniously together. He wanted to visit the Garden Center for his over obsessive gardening hobby and I wanted to get my hands on Oikos as well as Mehreen's essentials. [notice how I put Oikos before Mehreen's stuff. Uh oh]. When our list had come to zero items, we found ourselves ready to be taken care of at the register. Yes, I did get my strawberry yogurt. By now, you must be feeling concerned for my impossible craving or maybe I'm just assuming while you are smartly  ignoring my crazy behavior. I'd say: IGNORE.

Life as we know it, is surely a blessing with the grace of God. I just wish the heat of Houston wasn't suffocating. It becomes hard to even step outside and enjoy the outdoors. Oh well, it's all okay. 




* Jaanu (in Urdu) = Darling


roohi said...

congrats naila...its ROOHI from belgium/holland. ammi is missing ur mom a lot.

Naila and Madiha Sheikh said...

Roohi Baji!
Assalamo Alaikum,

I am soooooooo happy to read your comment on my Blog!

Please send me your email address. I would love to add you as my facebook contact! I am always missing you and so is Ammi! My email address is:

Ammi is saying to send us your phone number as well. We don't have any of your contact information.

I am sooooooo thrilled to read your message! My salaam and love to Rafia Aunty!

Email me! :)

Lots of Love,

Tooba :) said...

Naila Baji,
I absolutely LOVE your blogs!!! You told me a long time ago about both of your blogs, and I'm in Canada, (there are NO kids here at all) so I was like Heyyy I got free time might A's well check out your blogs! And may I tell you, I LOVE THEM!!!
I miss you and Mehreen! It feels like I haven't seen y'all in years! Cause it's been a couple of weeks!

Tooba :)