Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

I'm up early this morning. I do truly believe that the early bird gets the worm. My husband called me at about 5am to wake me up for the morning prayer, so I woke up, made ablution and prayed. Then he called me at 6am and said make tea, he's bringing man'ush (Lebanese pizza) for breakfast, so just as I was about to go back to sleep, I got up again, put on a little make-up and perfume, then I made a pot of Moroccan tea.

So I've prayed, had a fabulous breakfast, managed to hang out my laundry already and I'm up early blogging. I've already got so much done this morning. I've had enough sleep! In half an hour, I'm off to shop for a new skirt. I think waking up early is a great start to the day.

'There is blessing in the early morning for the believer'    -Prophet Mohammed

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Freshwater Pearls

I've been so busy with my infant and 4 year old that I've hardly had time to update this blog.

Lately I've been obsessed with freshwater pearl jewelry. I ordered a couple of sets off of ebay, and they all arrived looking magnificent. Freshwater pearls are a beautiful alternative to salt water akoya pearls, which are expensive because they're the real mccoy!

Shell pearls are okay, but I'd only buy them if I was strapped for money because they're not real pearls. I also ordered a shell pearl pendant which looks nice. But it doesn't have the same lacquer and shine as a freshwater pearl pendant. It came with a shell pearl ring as a free gift, and the 'pearl' fell off after just one day of wearing it. Dropped on the floor while I was changing my clothes. Ah well, didn't pay for it anyway. :S

I need to research some natural remedies for the relief of hayfever. My husband has been suffering constant sneezing and itchy, watery eyes since autumn began, and over the counter medications haven't offered much relief! Suggestions anyone?

 Will blog soon. Peace :)