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Ok, inspired by my lunch hour shopping trip at Target -

You know you're fasting when...

You go to Target and you purchase vanilla brown sugar handsoap, and Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers.

You spend way too much time sniffing the fruit and pumpkin scented candles.

Feel free to add, because that's all I have at the moment :lol:


10/14/05 - married AbuS in the US lovehusband.gif

02/23/08 - Filed for removal of conditions.

Sometime in 2008 - Received 10 year GC. Almost done with USCIS for life inshaAllah! Huzzah!

12/07/08 - Adopted the fuzzy feline love of my life, my Squeaky baby th_catcrazy.gif

02/23/09 - Apply for citizenship

06/15/09 - Citizenship interview

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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You are falling asleep at your desk at work. :whistle:


12/28/06 - got married :)

02/05/07 - I-130 NOA1

02/21/07 - I-129 NOA1

04/09/07 - I-130 and I-129F approval email sent!!!!

04/26/07 - Packet 3 received

06/16/07 - Medical Examination

06/26/07 - Packet 3 SUBMITTED FINALLY!!!!

07/07/07 - Received pkt 4

07/22/07 - interview consular never bothered to show up for work.

07/29/07 - interview.

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When you come home from work at check the fridge for something to drink, thinking maybe if I look at it I wont be thirsty anymore.

(Happened to me a few days ago. It actually works if you imagine yourself drinking.)


Adil & Janine

06/17/06- Wedding

08/16/06- I-130 and EAD sent with AOS packet

08/24/06- I-130, EAD, I-485 recieved

08/28/06- NOA1 for I-130, EAD, and I-485

09/01/06- Recieved boimetrics appointment letter

09/07/06- Biometrics appointment

10/24/06- Recieved letter for initial interview

11/21/06- EAD approved

11/27/06- EAD Recieved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/30/06- Touched- NOA for EAD sent

12/01/06- I-130 and I-485 Touched

12/20/06- Initial interview

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09/something... recieved NOA1 for I-751

10/16/08- Recieved biometrics appointment letter

10/25/08- Biometrics appontment!

03/19/09- Recieved letter stating I-751 transfered to CSC

03/30/09- I-751 approved!

04/02/09- Recieved approval letter

04/30/09- Recieved new card

10/14/09- Sent N-400... the wait begins again.....

10/24/09- Recieved NOA receipt letter

02/05/10- Recieved Fingerprint notification

02/23/10- Fingerprinting appointment

04/07/10- N-400 Interview

10/07/10- Request for aditional evidencce

02/07/11- Oath Ceremony letter arrives!!!!!!!!!!

02/18/11- Oath Ceremony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Egypt
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When you realize you don't have to make wudu for asr or maghrib 'cause you haven't gone to the bathroom all day. :blush:

When you rationalize surfing the web after 2pm because let's face it...no work is gonna get done when you're this hungry. :yes:

oh...on the scent thing...I was in Macy's this weekend and LOVED this perfume so much. I kept talking about it in the parking lot and then my oldest daughter took a look at the sample thingy and she's like, "mom...no wonder you love it...it's made from all fruit and you're starving!!!" (all the while she's stuffing her face with Pretzel time mini pretzels :( )


12/28/06 - got married :)

02/05/07 - I-130 NOA1

02/21/07 - I-129 NOA1

04/09/07 - I-130 and I-129F approval email sent!!!!

04/26/07 - Packet 3 received

06/16/07 - Medical Examination

06/26/07 - Packet 3 SUBMITTED FINALLY!!!!

07/07/07 - Received pkt 4

07/22/07 - interview consular never bothered to show up for work.

07/29/07 - interview.

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Ron Paul 2008

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When you linger outside the Starbucks or Caribou Coffee shops, snorting in the fumes wafting out the door...

Two new seasonal coffees this week. They're really tempting me. Maple Machiatto at Starbucks and Pumpkin Spice at Caribou...which reminds me, it's almost the season for pumpkin and eggnog ice cream :dance:


10/14/05 - married AbuS in the US lovehusband.gif

02/23/08 - Filed for removal of conditions.

Sometime in 2008 - Received 10 year GC. Almost done with USCIS for life inshaAllah! Huzzah!

12/07/08 - Adopted the fuzzy feline love of my life, my Squeaky baby th_catcrazy.gif

02/23/09 - Apply for citizenship

06/15/09 - Citizenship interview

07/15/09 - Citizenship ceremony. Alhamdulilah, the US now has another american muslim!

irhal.jpg

online rihla - on the path of the Beloved with a fat cat as a copilot

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When the mere fantasy of chewing a stick of gum at 3 pm is practically orgasmic. (sorry, just sense of humor.)

A tad off topic, and I don't want to hijack the thread, but does anyone else find themselves getting dreadfully hyper after the first week? I have so much energy I don't know what the heck to do with it.

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When you linger outside the Starbucks or Caribou Coffee shops, snorting in the fumes wafting out the door...

Two new seasonal coffees this week. They're really tempting me. Maple Machiatto at Starbucks and Pumpkin Spice at Caribou...which reminds me, it's almost the season for pumpkin and eggnog ice cream :dance:

We have a half gallon of pumpkin ice cream in the freezer! Yummy!


Adil & Janine

06/17/06- Wedding

08/16/06- I-130 and EAD sent with AOS packet

08/24/06- I-130, EAD, I-485 recieved

08/28/06- NOA1 for I-130, EAD, and I-485

09/01/06- Recieved boimetrics appointment letter

09/07/06- Biometrics appointment

10/24/06- Recieved letter for initial interview

11/21/06- EAD approved

11/27/06- EAD Recieved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/30/06- Touched- NOA for EAD sent

12/01/06- I-130 and I-485 Touched

12/20/06- Initial interview

12/20/06- APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (4 months!)

12/27/06- Recieved NOA2 for I-130

12/27/06- Recieved welcome letter

12/27/06- I-485 touched, New card ordered

01/03/06- PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECIEVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!

09/18/08- Sent I-751... hopefully I did it corectly!

09/something... recieved NOA1 for I-751

10/16/08- Recieved biometrics appointment letter

10/25/08- Biometrics appontment!

03/19/09- Recieved letter stating I-751 transfered to CSC

03/30/09- I-751 approved!

04/02/09- Recieved approval letter

04/30/09- Recieved new card

10/14/09- Sent N-400... the wait begins again.....

10/24/09- Recieved NOA receipt letter

02/05/10- Recieved Fingerprint notification

02/23/10- Fingerprinting appointment

04/07/10- N-400 Interview

10/07/10- Request for aditional evidencce

02/07/11- Oath Ceremony letter arrives!!!!!!!!!!

02/18/11- Oath Ceremony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When you linger outside the Starbucks or Caribou Coffee shops, snorting in the fumes wafting out the door...

Two new seasonal coffees this week. They're really tempting me. Maple Machiatto at Starbucks and Pumpkin Spice at Caribou...which reminds me, it's almost the season for pumpkin and eggnog ice cream :dance:

We have a half gallon of pumpkin ice cream in the freezer! Yummy!

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :cry:

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Ok, inspired by my lunch hour shopping trip at Target -

You know you're fasting when...

You go to Target and you purchase vanilla brown sugar handsoap, and Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers.

You spend way too much time sniffing the fruit and pumpkin scented candles.

Feel free to add, because that's all I have at the moment :lol:

I thought we're not supposed to use chap stick? at least that's what my fiance told me! Do you mean to tell me I've been suffering through cracked bloody lips for nothing?! :clock:


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I thought we're not supposed to use chap stick? at least that's what my fiance told me! Do you mean to tell me I've been suffering through cracked bloody lips for nothing?! :clock:

Chapstick can invalidate your fast if you lick your lips, get the chapstick in your saliva and swallow it. But, if not, you're ok. It probably would have been better for me to get unflavored stuff, but I couldn't resist. Mmmm, Dr. Pepper smell...

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We have a half gallon of pumpkin ice cream in the freezer! Yummy!

Hmmm, looks like Edy's should have pumpkin, peppermint and apple pie out now :dance: I'm goin to the groccery store :dance:


10/14/05 - married AbuS in the US lovehusband.gif

02/23/08 - Filed for removal of conditions.

Sometime in 2008 - Received 10 year GC. Almost done with USCIS for life inshaAllah! Huzzah!

12/07/08 - Adopted the fuzzy feline love of my life, my Squeaky baby th_catcrazy.gif

02/23/09 - Apply for citizenship

06/15/09 - Citizenship interview

07/15/09 - Citizenship ceremony. Alhamdulilah, the US now has another american muslim!

irhal.jpg

online rihla - on the path of the Beloved with a fat cat as a copilot

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aaargh....ok so what is everyone having for dinner tonight???

i'm trying to diet but it's so darn depressing reading all the wonderful foods that people are cooking when i have a nice salad with chicken and whole wheat pita and a diet coke to look forward to. :angry:


12/28/06 - got married :)

02/05/07 - I-130 NOA1

02/21/07 - I-129 NOA1

04/09/07 - I-130 and I-129F approval email sent!!!!

04/26/07 - Packet 3 received

06/16/07 - Medical Examination

06/26/07 - Packet 3 SUBMITTED FINALLY!!!!

07/07/07 - Received pkt 4

07/22/07 - interview consular never bothered to show up for work.

07/29/07 - interview.

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Ron Paul 2008

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I'm really hungry today.... more so than any other day so far! the day is dragging #######... time is ticking almost in reverse!!! wassup w/ that???? I'm fantasizing abt my dinner date w/ a girlfriend of mine on Friday nite - it's freakin' wednesday now!!! i want to order everything on the menu - funny thing is tho, my stomach must be shrinking b/c I can't eat as much when I do eat now! :wacko:

Frankly, I'm really digging this fast - I hope to continue after Ramadan once a week or 2/month.

Noura


Met briefly in Baton Rouge, LA Nov. 2003 - not available :(

Met again in Baton Rouge, LA March 25, 2005 - 2 souls feel as 1

Sept 17-Oct 3, 2005 Noura goes to Morocco to meet family & friends of Said (informally engaged)

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April 24, 2006- mailed in K1 Visa package - TSC

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Oct 12, 2006 - Called to pick up visa tomorrow!

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Jan 15, 2007 - recieved SSN

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Feb 8, 2007 - NOA1 on AOS/EAD/AP

Feb 14, 07 - touched EAD/AP

March 8, 07 - Biometrics appt in NOLA

April 17, 07 - AP approved

April 19, 07 - EAD approved

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A tad off topic, and I don't want to hijack the thread, but does anyone else find themselves getting dreadfully hyper after the first week? I have so much energy I don't know what the heck to do with it.

:yes: I'm bouncin at my desk.

Howeva, on a more serious note, when I find myself obsessing over food, I try to conciously turn my attention towards God. Thank God I can usually stop at Caribou and pick up a cup of joe if I feel like it. Thank God I go home and I have food in my fridge. Thank God for these blessings in my life.

And with extra energy, it's nice to channel it towards sunnah acts of worship, like extra salah, dhikr and taraweeh.

Frankly, I'm really digging this fast - I hope to continue after Ramadan once a week or 2/month.

Noura

It is sunnah (a behavior of the Prophet) to fast on Mondays and Thursdays, the first 6 days of Shawwal after Eid al Fitr, and the 13th-15th of each lunar month :)

aaargh....ok so what is everyone having for dinner tonight???

i'm trying to diet but it's so darn depressing reading all the wonderful foods that people are cooking when i have a nice salad with chicken and whole wheat pita and a diet coke to look forward to. :angry:

If you're fasting during the day, you can consume a little bit more at iftar without messing wtih your diet. Last year, I ate normal sized dinners with normal food (and some of the fried stuff served at the masjids on the weekends) and I lost 7 pounds :blink:

For iftar, I'm having trail mix during class. Then, when I get home, I'll scrounge. mmmm, peanuts, raisons and chocolate chips...


10/14/05 - married AbuS in the US lovehusband.gif

02/23/08 - Filed for removal of conditions.

Sometime in 2008 - Received 10 year GC. Almost done with USCIS for life inshaAllah! Huzzah!

12/07/08 - Adopted the fuzzy feline love of my life, my Squeaky baby th_catcrazy.gif

02/23/09 - Apply for citizenship

06/15/09 - Citizenship interview

07/15/09 - Citizenship ceremony. Alhamdulilah, the US now has another american muslim!

irhal.jpg

online rihla - on the path of the Beloved with a fat cat as a copilot

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Ok, inspired by my lunch hour shopping trip at Target -

You know you're fasting when...

You go to Target and you purchase vanilla brown sugar handsoap, and Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers.

You spend way too much time sniffing the fruit and pumpkin scented candles.

Feel free to add, because that's all I have at the moment :lol:

when you make chocolate chip cookies for dessert and you can't taste the dough!!!! :(

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aaargh....ok so what is everyone having for dinner tonight???

i'm trying to diet but it's so darn depressing reading all the wonderful foods that people are cooking when i have a nice salad with chicken and whole wheat pita and a diet coke to look forward to. :angry:

Everything I can stuff into my mouth.

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