Well, we're nearing the end of the first week of Ramadan, and so far things are not feeling very Ramadanish. We know very few people here, so we've not been to any iftars with friends. I missed juma right before Ramadan because of my sprained ankle, and don't know when there might be community dinners. Plus I've had sick kids every day. Noora's been down with a fever over a hundred for three days running (although otherwise she seems perfectly fine... way more energetic than I am!). Before that it was Saara. In the middle was Ameera.
I'm hoping it starts to feel more like Ramadan as things progress.
I supppose it is a good sign in some ways. I've always been a bit antisocial. The way this Ramadan feels is showing me how important community is, even to someone as comfortable hanging with just her own family as I am. I never would have guessed that I was as tied into the community as my loneliness this Ramadan suggests.