I've been kinda awol over here lately, and so I apologize to those of you who rely on my entries to make sure I'm alive, or, alternately, follow my random ramblings with relish.
I've been a busy busy little bee.
I told you all that I had a new job. What I didn't say is that it's time consuming. Instead of working mornings on weekends and nights during the week, I now work 10A-7P during the week, and I'm free weekends.
I'd almost prefer the way I had it, or night work. Though being a Muslim woman, and now covering as I do, I find it really strange when I get random looks while I'm out at night... and then I think, Oh, yeah, they prolly haven't seen a Muslim woman out after dark w/no man, huh?
Maybe I'm imagining that one. Maybe.
Noche de Cultura was this past Saturday, and as always I had a blast. I gave 2 poems, which I plan to share here at a later time (I keep forgetting to bring them to work. I've promised to send them to Cat, Bilal's... um, girlfriend. Gotta get on the ball.) I wore the red silk suit I had made 'specially for Isabel's wedding. Speaking of Isabel, one of the poems I gave was the one I wrote in memorial to her son and my friend Imette. *sigh* Once I got 'round to it, writing them was quite cathartic.
Actually, Noche really was a blast from the past. I haven't really been to a social event like that, with all my peeps and sororities and fraternities and Alma Mater administration in one room, since the last time I was at Noche, in 2003. I saw one of the most inspirational administrators, and gave her a biiiigole hug. She's a Black Woman who has made it to be Vice President, and at that school, that is a serious accomplishment. It was a wonderful feeling to have her say that she's proud of me.
I also saw some members of the two sororities I was associated with in undergrad. Hmm. SO much to say to get into that right now.
Which reminds me: CONGRATS to ISIS, #3 of 4 new sisters of Sigma Lambda Gamma at Florida A&M University! You persevered and you won what you wanted. After all the midnight talks comes dawn. I'm proud of you!
Gotta go, break is over. Love y'all to bits.