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Harmonize

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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Harmonize

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Magnet

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I like to collect fridge magnets. I wander through shops to find new ones, and add them to the collection over the fridge surface. The above one — I bought in Saudi Arabia. This one is mine. Another one, a bit different from this hangs on the side of the fridge. That one was a gift from me to Son.

I usually buy one for myself, and another one for Son, or for my daughter. Some of my magnets are gifts from daughter. She knows how much I love to get them.

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Magnet

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Commit

Would like to find a way

Till I’ve means to get a home

For son, and me to live

For a new place to stay

He isn’t as committed as me

Time seems to run away

Never at home, busy as a bee

While I try to find a way

(Sheen-June2017)

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Commit

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Maze

I have been driving in Houston since October, but the roads still seem a maze to me. The worse thing is I keep forgetting the names, or keep mixing them to the annoyance of Son. He relishes it when he can count it as one mistake. Ten mistakes– and I have to make him a dish of baked chicken drumsticks.

We had to buy some gifts. While returning home, Son asked me the usual question, “What is this road called?” Answer was “Ah aa a!” He was gleeful. Nola (daughter) is on a very short visit to us (she saw her brother after a gap of two years). She advised me, “Stall! Don’t answer immediately. Wait till you can see the name, then answer”.

Next time, I will try her advice.

She reminded him, “Mama is almost nineteen years older to you. Wait till you get there, then I am going to ask you”. 

Son forgets names of friends mostly, but I am too nice a person to rub it in.

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Maze

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Fry


I don’t like to fry

It’s a lot of trouble why

Does create a lot of mess

Cleaning up produces stress

Would like to put everything to bake

But Son doesn’t like the intake

Have to put up with cooking and frying

If I said I like it, will be lying

(Sheen-April2017)

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Fry

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