At the same time, the Moon will enter its 15th mansion, The Fifth Sky, Sky of Venus and House of Joseph, whose letter is ر and whose Divine Name is The Form-Giver (#13 of the Asma ul-Husna), الْمُصَوِّرُ.
Just as I was (probably quite literally) saying to myself that I really didn't feel like going to last night's concert, I got a text from the student that I sometimes socialize with, asking if I would be going. I wrote back that I was feeling ambivalent, but if I went I would look for him. I ate supper before my husband got home so that I would have plenty of time to get to campus for the concert. He came home a little earlier than anticipated because one of his groups didn't meet. In between praying maghrib and 'isha, I decided that I really didn't feel like going out and would rather stay home (and warm--it was freezing out last night) and get to bed early.
Today there is a colloquium that I am obligated to go to. The thought of steeling myself to deal with colleagues is weighing me down, but at least I didn't force myself to go out last night as well. That would likely have pushed me over the edge into getting sick again.
Just a few more minutes until shuruq, so I'll sign off and do wudu.