Going to take the car in tomorrow for some much avoided repair work. Last time I had repair work done, they had to replace my back axle to the tune of $1,000. Apparently I had driven 500 miles of my 700 mile grand tour of Wisconsin with a broken axle. If I hadn’t taken the car in for a tire rotation in my hometown while on tour, the tires could have come off while I was driving on the highway! So alhamdulilah, despite the steep price tag.
There’s something screwy with the right front something or other that I deferred doing last time but really should do before I go on my next grand tour at the end of the month. Make dua that it isn’t another $1,000.
ugh, being an adult has too much responsibility attached.
On a related (to the forthcoming grand tour of Wisconsin) note, my mom and my sister have both been receptive to my obsession with eating naturally (and by extension zabiha-y), ie meals made from scratch with whole ingredients and no scary sounding chemicals and preservatives. Mom and I actually talked this last weekend about a story we both heard on NPR, in particular, this part:
Kessler says it is possible to create virtually anything with chemicals. In his book, he writes that a piece of meat can be made to taste like it has been seared, braised, roasted or grilled. And, he tells Norris, much of our food today — because it’s so highly processed — is enormously palatable.
Seriously, is that not disturbing?
And, I often have talked with her about my grocery shopping triumphs, where I manage to purchase only whole ingredients. So, she’s already aware that I’ve become super nit picky about what I eat. I’m really hoping that she won’t freak when I refuse to eat x y and z at their table.
I’ve already offered to do the cooking for my grandma and my parents while I’m there, so I am hoping to introduce some tasty vegetarian cuisine sans non zabiha meat and potential alcohol.