Wednesday, January 11

Lack Of Sleep Gives Me The Sniffles

Urgh, I need sleep. I think Tuesday may be the worst day to have an Eid on since it's such a bummer to have to go back to work the next day; and even that for three more days till the weekend. The end result is me being groggy and as close to hungover as I'll ever be this morning, with the sniffles and those sparkly dots before my eyes I sometimes get.

But hey, it was worth it. It feels like Eid just gets better and better each year which I feel is a direct result of a) me (and my family) growing up and b) myself getting to know more and more people. My Eid phonelist is now becoming longer and longer to complete (I now have to take shifts) but seems to be appreciated more and more as it becomes established. And interestingly two people have been married since the last round!

My Eid yesterday really did have everything - aimless wandering from house to house, a good chunk of family time, cousins playing videogames for way too long, a bucket of Mini Heros which inevitably transformed into empty wrappers by the end of the day (man I'm gonna be spotty this week) and what was probably the biggest and lightest chocolate birthday cake I've ever had a piece of. Heck, I even had an almost-rishta.

The only way I can describe it is as an extremely busy, yet extremely chilled out day. The only bummer is that there was no time to recover the next day, but hey, that's a small price to pay.

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