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Hi. I"m living in the Northeast with my supportive hubby, 2 great girls and toddler son. I run a home based business around scrapbooking and rubber stamping and love everything about those crafts! I also work p/t as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine...back after a 10 year hiatus to take care of the kids--loving that, too!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Keeping cool...

Even though we are going through a heat wave right now...I've got to say, I'll take that any day over a blizzard!  That is...as long as there is air conditioning!  How some people survive the heat without AC is beyond belief to me.  Yesterday, Leena had to go into the garage to get something from the van and when she came in she said "someone could die out there if you left them for a day".  I immediately corrected her and pointed out that they could die if left out in the garage for a few hours, especially without any ventilation (let alone the heat).  Today is balmy (not!) at a high of 92, but the heat index will make it feel like 97.  By Friday, the high will be 97 with the heat index making it feel like 103.  So, today Mohammed is taking off and we are heading to Dorney Park...probably just hang out in the water park side for most of the day, and head over to the dry rides when it cools down a bit.

This week the girls are in summer camp.  Well, Leena is. Yasmeen is officially at Band Camp (as she is quick to correct anyone who says otherwise). She has 2 weeks of taking trombone and band lessons and is the youngest in her brass instruments group (and the only girl).  She is enjoying it.  Leena is taking 1 week of summer camp focused on fun with computers, including digital photography.  She wishes there was more photography and less computers, but says she still likes the class.  Adam and I are fervently running errands while the girls are occupied and then taking long naps into the afternoon while the girls "chill" out at home and watch TV.

This past weekend, we headed into NYC to see the Intrepid museum during a firefighter appreciation event.  A quick stop at the American Girl Place for our girls and the day was complete.  A fun weekend, for sure!

Ramadan will start in less than 2 weeks, so I am starting to think about meal planning for the month.  You see, when you fast for the daylight hours (which are LONG in the summer), you don't want to have to think about what to eat when the time rolls around at sunset. Oh, and the meals have to be filling, so it takes some advanced thought on my part.

On yet another note, the medical board will finally meet on my behalf this Friday.  I'm anxious and sending prayers up that they won't find anything missing/incorrect/etc with my application and finally reinstate my license.  It's been a long journey and I can't wait to be able to start working again!  So, if you think about me on Friday, say a prayer and keep your fingers and toes crossed that all goes well.

Ok, off to take the girls to camp and then get my nails done (gotta get things done while Mohammed is around).  We'll be catching up again soon!

1 comment:

Belle said...

Great photos and what a fun time you guys must have had. You all look so happy. Good luck on your license!