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Flower of the Day

There is a saying in Farsi (Persian language) Deir Ayad Durust Ayad which means It’s late but still correct. I just visited Cee Nuener, and noticed The Flower of the Day. I had this snap shot of the Lillies, so thought to utilize it.

Across the road where we live, there is an Old People’s Home. These Lillies bloom in their park. Sadly there are no benches there. If there had been the old ones could have enjoyed the outside. Instead they sit on the steps of their building on the curb facing the busy street, and watch the world go by.

Saturdays and Sundays there is a large number sitting outside.

Flower of the Day – July 20, 2018 – Dandelion

Share Your World – May 22, 2017

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?

Surf. If I ever get to live by a sea side, I am going to learn.

How often do you get a haircut?

My last haircut at the hands of a hair stylist didn’t end well. I had a go at my own hair after that catastrophe. The front look is tolerable, but the back view isn’t one I would like to show anyone. I am putting on a brave front. In the real sense it doesn’t matter, cause going out I cover my hair with a scarf, so no one sees my hair.

I aim to find a new hair stylist. I hope I have a better experience next time.

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search or numeric puzzles?

I have a lot of jigsaw puzzles on my iPad. Completing one puzzle is a must everyday. Nearly all of them are scenic places, castles and gardens.

How many cities have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.

Have lived mainly in Houston, and Charlottesville, but have stayed with daughter in Riyadh, Troy, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Crozet, Boston, Raonoke, Michigan and Hartford. 

Early life with late husband was Rajshahi, Sylhet, Dacca, Sialkot, Mangla, Lahore, Quetta, Abbotabad, Bannu and Peshawar. The city where my husband breathed his last was Rawalpindi.

Earlier life with both parents were in Mannsehra, Mardan and Kohat. After mother’s death my childhood spent with father was in Jhelum and Rawalpindi.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

 I am grateful to God in everything in my life in the past, in my present life and future. This week I am looking forward to completing a doll for my three year old granddaughter. One leg and the dress are still to be crocheted

Share Your World – May 22, 2017

June 22, 2015 by Cee NeunerSHARE YOUR WORLD – 2015 WEEK #25

What did you or did not like about the first apartment you ever rented?

My first apartment was in Rajshahi, where my (late) husband R took me to live after marriage. It was a two bedroom apartment, and R rented it after our marriage date was set. He got it ready for me all by himself. 

I loved it, as it was my first home after marriage. We barely lived for a month and a half in it, before R got posted to Sylhet.

What kind of art is your favorite? Why?

I like all sorts, as long as there are no bizarre scenes, or nudity. I prefer scenic ones with no human figures in them.

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?

We were three brothers, and two sisters. Among five of us, two brothers are no longer alive.

I am the second eldest in the family. I was born eight years after my brother. My mother prayed endlessly for having a second child. My brother wasn’t delighted with my birth, as he wanted a baby brother to play with. With my arrival he wasn’t happy, and wanted me to be given away.

Complete this sentence: I’m dreaming of a white …. (and no you can’t use Christmas as your answer)

I am dreaming of white orchids. They are one of my favorite flowers. When someone gifts me those, I feel over the moon.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am thankful as always to God for everything in my life, and I will be a wretched human if I didn’t feel grateful.

We are fasting at the moment. Everyday is a struggle to get things done on time, especially early morning when we get up for Sehri, and evening Iftari.

There is a time limit to those, meaning Sehri has to eaten before the Fajr Azan at 4.47 am. (Sehri means morning food, and Azan means call to prayers). Today I was late. It was 4.15 by the time I rushed downstairs. My son’s porridge has to be made first, so that it has a chance to cool down a bit. Then he has an omelette, toast, and milk with one tea bag. My grandson has fried egg, toast, and milk with chocolate in it.

Then the same goes for Iftari, or our evening food when we break our fast. The terms Sehri, and Iftari are only used for food in the month of Ramadan. Our Iftar timings today are 8.26 pm. The food better be delicious for my two grouchy people at the end of the day. Yesterday it was Samosas, dates, and Beans Chat for Iftari (and then we said our prayers), and dinner was minced meat with peas. I have to think of variation to tempt them to food, because they fill their stomachs with water when they slake off their thirsts.



Cee Nuener SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2015 WEEK #19


Drawing from House of Pancakes.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

Answer: One floor house. There was a time when multiple levels were the core of my dreams. Not anymore.

If you have a TV, would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

Answer: preferably I would like another room for it, but I want a small two bedroom house, so the living room will do.

When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time? Explain your answer.

Answer: I am a person who firmly believes in “Waste not Want not”. I hate to keep lights burning un-necessarily when a room is not in use. I prefer keeping one central light on, in the hall, and I switch it off when I go to sleep in my room.

What’s your favorite room in your home?

Answer: My bedroom, and secondly my kitchen where most of my time is spent. 

Here the kitchen forms part of a bigger room — a dinning area, kitchen, and living room.

Back home the kitchen is built to one side where you can close the door to the rest of your home, which I do, and maybe others don’t. There was a time when a kitchen with pantry, and store rooms was built as a separate entity from the main house, which is no longer done.

I dislike cooking smells when meal times are over, and the smell still permeates the house.

I love a big kitchen which mine is. I always create a sitting area, and a niche for cooking books. All my gadgets have their own places (I am a gadget freak). I don’t have to search around when they are needed. 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Answer: I am grateful to God for my life: past, present, and future. Thank you God (Shukr Alhamdulillah) for everything.



New Internet Order

All the world’s countries have decided that the Internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net — do you accept? If so, what will your platform be?

I had already done this prompt, so decided to do the questions from Cee Nuener.

Share Your World – 2015 Week #10

Instead of thanking the cats (which I don’t have, sorry I am not a cat person), I thought I will answer questions on Cee’s page for a change.

When there is no electricity?

During my stay here, the electricity went off for (to be exact) seven minutes, and then it was back. Thankfully I have not seen a storm here. 

My son, and his family has been in a storm here. They took shelter in their bedroom closet. They had their windows boarded up. Their boundary wall fell down, and the electricity was off for a couple of days.

In my home country, there was load shedding all the time. That means electricity for a few hours, but most of the time – no electricity. I kept battery operated fans, and lights. When my husband was alive, we had a generator. I sold it while coming here.

Accepting first, or second envelope?

I will keep $5,000. I won’t exchange it, because I am definite I will get the $500 for it. So why bother to exchange?

First Memory

My first memory is of me at three years old. I am playing in the backyard of our home, and my mother is looking on. There is a picture of me in the family album, so that’s why it comes up in my memory.


I fall asleep, as soon as my head touches my pillow. I only has to say “Ayat-al-Kursi” from the Quran, and am asleep within seconds.

Sometimes (very rare), if I have slept in the afternoon for 2-3 hours, or I am deeply worried about anything, I can’t sleep. I put on the light, and read a book.

Grateful for past week, and coming week?

I am grateful for everything God has given me, and hopeful it will continue this way. Ameen.