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Last year I wanted a new iPhone. I wanted a silver color (like my old one) which wasn’t available. I waited a month, and a half for it to come. I cancelled, as they were charging for insurance too. This year almost the same thing happened. The only color available was black. I okayed it, cause  I didn’t want a repeat of last year. The shop attendant showed me a water proof cover for it. I bought it.

After getting back home, I discovered that the voice wasn’t clear. Besides that I wasn’t getting messages, or phone calls on the new purchase. My euphorbia over a new phone evaporated into thin air. I waited a day , or so for Son to be free so he could go with me. 

We explained the problems with the new iPhone. The attendant wasn’t helpful, and I felt more disappointed. He told me to find out after five days if he had more iPhones available. One option was to return it.

Coming out to the parking area I got an idea. I removed the cover, and told Son to get out of the car, and move away some distance, and then phone me. He did, and I found out nothing was wrong with the phone. We went back, and I chose another cover, returning the first one. 

I’m glad I did the experiment, saved myself another trip, and solved the problem on my own.

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Son and I need to harmonize over different ways of tackling issues which arises in our lives. Being a mother — all I do is keep worrying, and feel helpless in making Son face the  many problems in front of us. He has lost his will to solve the myriad of issues which has landed on his head. He keeps his head buried in the sand like an Ostrich, thinking the problems will go away, or get solved on their own.

The chief one was his job. He got laid off in the beginning of this month. He applied, and thankfully received many offers. Some were more paying than his previous one, but they were in Boston, New York, Florida and other cities. The one offer he got here in Houston was twenty thousand less than his previous one.

For the sake of his youngest son IB, he decided to accept the offer here. If he had accepted one elsewhere, IB won’t be able to frequently visit him.

My next concern is that we find a cheaper place than the one we are presently occupying  so that he saves money in the long run. He wasn’t paying attention to what I have been pointing out to him throughout this month, but his sister made him see reason. Hopefully I pray this issue gets resolved in the coming week, and we do find a better place financially, and safety wise Insha’Allah.

Then there are more issues which we need to co ordinate between Son and I. I am getting stressed, and feel my head will burst if something is not done immediately. 



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Here and Now

Hours and minutes race by

I want them to slow

I am sitting with my problems

Here and now

Thinking over them, trying to find solutions

Round and round everything goes

My head and heart ache with the effort

Hoping they will solve themselves somehow


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