A Random Post

For the last week and a half, I was trying to write a post about the role of mother, but that seems to be a bit too ambitious. What with Baby running fevers, teething, screaming, etc. I was only getting a couple distracted minutes here or there to work on it. Not surprisingly, the writing itself seems rather distracted and disorganized, a muddle of confused thoughts. Not at all the post I had envisioned. So I am trying this much less ambitious post, without a defined topic. I may eventually finish the other one, but don’t expect it to be anything other than distracted. This little post took me 3 days to publish now. It seems like that says something in and of itself about the role of mothers.

Baby Vaccinations and Lab Work, A Torture For Mom

I just got back from my baby’s “one-year” appointment, which had been postponed due to our now currently postponed travel plans. She had to have two shots and some lab work. The problem is that the last 3 times she has gone to the doctor’s she remembers getting the needle last time. The minute she sees the exam table even if they just want her on it to measure her or whatever, she starts crying hysterically and clinging to me. They did finally give her the shots, and they asked me to hold her arms down.

She was still crying about the shots when we went next door for blood work. There, the lab worker’s assistant was absent, so I was asked to bear hug Baby into an outward facing position and hold her arm absolutely still while the blood was being drawn. Very difficult, as Baby wanted to hold onto and snuggle into Mommy. Oh well, finally got her home and sleeping peacefully. Poor Baby.

Busy With Motherhood/My First Etsy Listing

I’ve had so many good ideas for posts but not the time for even jotting down said ideas let alone actually writing them. And it’s kind of true what they say, even when you think you’ll remember an idea, you don’t always remember when you don’t write it down.

Baby has been keeping me busy/not so busy. Sometimes I’m sure it just looks to my husband like I’m just wandering aimlessly around the house carrying Baby or sitting with her. In reality, there are a great many things on my to do list, but I get at best a couple hours when Baby is sleeping to work on them (which is never enough time to do them all). Of course Baby has also been teething, which means the sleep is unpredictable.

I can’t even read or use the computer most of the time when she is awake. If I sit down with a book, within minutes, Baby is standing in front of me screaming at me because she wants. At the computer, she either wants to sit on my lap and chew on things she probably shouldn’t chew on or she stands next to me and screams at me (probably because she wants to chew on things she probably shouldn’t chew on). I know a lot of people would say I should just go about what I want to do and ignore her, but:

a) Have you ever tried to read while someone was screaming at you?

b) My husband is sleeping!

Despite all this, with a lot of help from my family, I finally got my business, Sister Craft Hijabs at www.etsy.com/shop/SisterCraftHijabs up and running (okay, maybe limping along). I made my first listing yesterday.

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A Purple Two-Piece Abaya/Prayer Dress with Orange roses. I tried it on, and I really loved it actually. It felt so comfortable to wear, and I love the color. It’s one of my favorite colors and not flashy. I was really tempted to keep it for myself. I took that as a good sign, and exercised some self-restraint (can’t run a successful business if I’m going to keep everything I make). If it doesn’t sell maybe I’ll just keep it or make another for myself.

Right now I only have 4 listings. I’ll have another tomorrow, inshallah I plan to have some cowl neck nursing tunics (I made one for myself) and skirts also.

I made a Facebook page to promote my business. Unfortunately it was a typo, so my Facebook page says Sister Craft HIjabs but the url is stillwww.facebook.com/SisterCraftHijabs.

With the limited time, I had the choice to either work on sewing or administrative (computer based) tasks. I guess you can tell which one I’m doing. I hope I’ll get some more posts written soon on all those great topics (I hope they were as great as I thought) that I was planning to write about.