Curfew, Fishing, and BOMBS ..
On Friday we had a curfew ,it lasted till Sunday at 6 pm ! I don't know why the governor decided to make curfew suddenly!....
Immediately dad went to the near by shops and he came with two bags of bread only!! The citizens started shopping and they bought everything to be ready in case the curfew continued for more than 2 days! We can't buy so much food, because of the lack of electricity, sometimes we have to throw everything in the refrigerator when the electricity don't come for few days.
It seems like curfew is the easiest solution for the politicians, whenever something happen they announce a curfew, because they CAN'T control the situation.
But this curfew isn't a good solution for us, many people need to go to the hospital, many women have to give birth (it happened to my relative), many people are in their way to Iraq like my dad's uncle who spent 3 days waiting in the street! many weddings were canceled (including my relative's ), as well as many projects, like FISHING, picnics, parties, shopping etc.
Many times the curfew happen suddenly, and people spend the night in a stranger's house!! Because of the closed bridges ..
Once my dad's cousins were shopping in distant shops , and the governor announced curfew because many car bombs entered Mosul! They stayed in the street until 11 pm, then the policemen allowed them to go walking! They reached the house after midnight, they weren't worried at themselves as much as they were worried about the high school girls who were terrified, men can sleep in the street but those girls can't, they are young and the situation wasn't good.
my mom's friend have a few weeks old baby, she was at her parents' house when the curfew started, her baby became hungry and started to cry, the father couldn't withstand but didn't know what to do, he took a risk and brought the baby to her mom walking from really far away neighborhood at 10 pm in the night to feed her baby..
My relative send me SMS last Saturday, saying " I wish you were with me I am having a great time fishing and barbecue near the river, the weather is cool and I am spending the best time, come on , come" I thought he was joking because there's a curfew! it appeared he went with his friends walking!!!!..
I went fishing last Wednesday and I had the best time ever, it's a great feeling when you catch many fishes, "B" , "M" and I sat on the edge and then we walked in the water to a place has many fishes we had fun, when ever I catch a fish I throw it on "B" intently and he get mad, heheh, a boat passed us" B" came up quickly I thought he'll bring fish bait or something, then after a sec the surf covered me and another surf came after the first and this condition continued for few seconds!! I was wet And they were laughing at me..
we heard sooooooo many explosions but we were in a safe place, we were able to see the smoke in the other side, one of the explosions was near my house, grandma was alone, but she is ok, now we don't care about the material thing, the money come and go, but the soul doesn't ..
our picnic started at 7 am and we came back at 1 pm after I had a grate time, no one was stressed , we were all happy and laughing ..
dad couldn't come because he stood in a long queue to get oil, he just drove us to the casino, I thank god million time we were able to go, because dad didn't want to drive us and come back.. we'll go again inshallah….
Mariam, Yosif and Janeen
Yosif and Waseem
later in that day I was working on the computer when a very fast car came in our street and they started to shoot the policemen, they were exactly in front of our house and mama was able to hear what they were saying, the battle lasted for about half hour, we opened the windows and doors incase they'll bomb themselves or their car.
Then in the afternoon my dad's uncle came with his daughter and son, they sat for awhile, he was searching for a nearby and good intermediary school for his twins, Dalal one of the twins got the highest mark in her school, she is really clever, she can easily make conversation with the adults and get along well, I like to talk to her a lot, when she was 9 years old she taught herself the English alphabet and many words and sentences in the summer holiday without anyone's help, she took a book I gave to her brother and started to study it, she borrowed 9 books from me this holiday..
Yesterday a car exploded and awaked me in the morning after I had a bad hot night, I WANT TO SLEEEEEEEEP, in a cold room in summer and warm in winter, without the sound of explosions, or the noise of the tanks', the helicopters', the shooting and all the noise, specially in the scholastic year because if I can't sleep I can't concentrate, when I can't sleep I have headache and sit on the bed and start to cry!!.
Enjoy your sleeping, your life, your picnics .