Checking In

Subhanallah, I’m looking forward to the upcoming long weekend. I don’t really celebrate the 4th of July because, well…my people weren’t free or independent (but that’s another topic for another day). Last week was stressful at work and this week is incredibly busy. I had somewhat of a conflict with a co-worker and I spoke to management about it. We ended up in mediation which turned out to be ineffectual because she was not receptive to it. I suppose the good part about it is this co-worker knows that she can no longer speak to me in a disrespectful manner. I’m happy that I stood up for myself though. It took courage. As my mom always says, “People only do to you what you let them.” I concur.

I want to get a Wii. I’ve spoken to a good number of people who use Wii Fit and they say it’s fun and a great way to work out. I was thinking of using Wii Fit for the times when I am not in the gym. It’d be nice to work out sans hijab.

Oh and the non-Muslim dude thing continues: Once again, I was minding my own business and I hear “My gosh you are so pretty.” I turned to see who the man was talking to and it was me! WTH? Seriously…

Other than that not much else to tell.


8 responses to “Checking In

  1. You know, the attention from men may be a testament to if you are looking confident, in control, and all around put together, especially if they are not being catcallish about it.
    I must admit, whenever I see a brother telling a black woman she looks beautiful, and not being a jerk about it, I like it a little (though I still think it’s random and can be creepy), unless it leads to a numbers request or the term “baby” is used to refer to her. Though, I still find it problematic that the only way, or at least the first way that comes to their mind, to compliment a woman who looks on top of it is by commenting on her looks. While the occasional pretty comment may make me feel a little better, wether it’s said to myself or someone else, the only comment I didn’t take any offense too was when a guy randomly told me that whenever he sees me I look dignified,professional and poised, then was on his way. No “pretty”, asking for a number, or asking me “where my man was?” (those approaches really sicken me).

    • oh yes, I should add a simple “hello” would often suffice, those are quite rare.
      And Wii is really great.

  2. Sister I guess you skipping ISNA conference this year again .I am going Inshallah but I understand why sopme people not go anymore.On top of that it is expensive.

  3. Salaam Alaikum,

    Hope you have a nice long weekend, insha Allah.

    In your previous post, you mentioned about trying 1 hour of Islamic study a week. Insha Allah that’s a good goal for me too right now. Your blog is very good at giving my Islam practice a kick up the backside.

    Have you heard this:

    I figured you might like it. Don’t hate me if I’m wrong. šŸ˜‰

  4. Salaam,

    The non-Muslim dude thang;

    Dang girl, ain’t men funny?

    Damned if we do, damned if we don’t.

    Soooo glad we lowly humans are not the Final Judge.

    Take care kiddo.

  5. Also the Riyyada will be back in Philadelphia this yearI think that the best location and the strongest courdier left when it comes to indengious musilms.For one thing BAM have tooken a serious downfall.We need a revival a whole fresh new start.The whole notion of the ummah being monolithic is nonsense.

  6. The pretty thing is not necessarily a bad thing. It means that you are looking confident with your hijab. You are not slouching and hiding behind yourself. There is a certain elegance that goes with confidence. As long as he was not being disrespectful then just take it at face value.

    The Wii fitness is lots of fun. I really like the whola-hoop. That one had me in stiches (yes, laughing and in pain). The yoga poses are great for balance but not much cardio there. I also enjoy the Wii Olympics as I could pretend to be like Usain Bolt in the 100m. In all Wii is a lot of fun!

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