Guess who thought it’d be a good idea to go to 3 different grocery stores yesterday, even though he said he wouldn’t after his day 1 debacle? This guy, that’s who. When you’re hungry, you gravitate towards food, as if staring at it and imagining how it will taste uncooked makes up for not being able to eat. As if all that staring and envisioning leads to a fullness of the brain despite the stomach. Bottles of water never looked so tantalizing. Hell even pork (which I do not eat), looks good (I know I am not the only one who thinks that). I can’t even stare at hand sanitizer the same, because it looks like delicious water to me. Aside from that though, everything else has been fine…. I haven’t snapped at anyone yet (and that is a win). True story, yesterday an Ice Cream truck came to our work parking lot offering FREE ICE CREAM. OF COURSE THAT WOULD HAPPEN (Side note, there is a Muslim dentist that works in this same complex, I’m pretty sure it was not a coincidence). By the way the grocery store debacle I faced left me with all this stuff that I thought I would make in one night because I craved it all, but instead didn’t actually even unload from my car. Well except for making halal pigs in a blanket, those things were incredible. Be jealous. Mmm, dang it that just made me hungry!
Last night’s Iftar: Koosa Ma7shi (stuffed squash). If you don’t like this dish, you have issues (ahem big sis). Pigs in a blanket (halal!), and half a chocolate chip cookie.
Suhoor: Protein bar, banana, 1 bottle of water, 3 cups of water (2 Pee breaks!).
And with small hallucinations like these, you realize that as hungry or thirsty as you may get when you’re fasting, there are others less fortunate that live like this daily. They don’t have the luxury of eating at 8:34 PM (today’s time) on the dot. They eat when they can, they drink when they can. Sometimes its days, weeks or even months for an actual decent meal. That’s one of the reasons behind us doing this, to feel for the less fortunate. It’s not about all the complaining about hunger and thirst and fatigue, it’s about realizing that we should be thankful for what we have every day, and perhaps when we see those that are less fortunate, we maybe can help them out.