Alhamdulillah. The kids’ faces truly reflects the happiness upon the arrival of their Abah. Affandy is a little exaggerate, though 😀
As per every trip he went, the goodies for us is simply like, compulsory. These are from Melbourne…
So obvious isn’t it that we are all chocolate lovers?
The Imam of our house, is finally home. Alhamdulillah.
I’ll try to be independent as much as possible when Hubby is not in town, in terms of going to places. I foresee that Hubby will be travelling very often, and I do not want to be stuck at home, going nowhere, just because he’s not here to drive me around. I need to be fair to my children. It’s not that I’m against the idea of staying home, but IF they stay home, their companion will be either the TV, PC, Ipad and handphones. So they need to go out.
Like today, all of us went out, even though not together. My KSS sisters and brothers came for a visit, to bring Afrina and Affandy to a Selawat Session at Ustaz Shafi’s house at JB. Afiqah and I had to stay behind as Afiqah could not afford to be absent from her tuition.
At the same time, my KSS sisters actually wanted to take a look at my new kitchen. Haha! They even took picture with R E D…. 🙂
They were all dressed up in black for the Selawat session. If it’s not because of Afiqah’s tuition, I would dress like them and join them.
But nevertheless, I had fun with Afiqah today. After her tuition, we watched the movie “Mirror Mirror”.
She said she loves it when only the two of us go out. No interruptions. I get what you mean, girl. I feel you, too. But I still miss my two other muchkins. 🙂 Err….three actually, including Hubby.
Abah is out of town, sisters are in school for the whole day. So only left with Ummi and son. Out we go for a quality and bonding time. We hold hands all the way. We have lunch and a little of shopping. We talk, joke and giggle. We have an awesome time together.
Today is a very tiring yet very satisfying day.
We did not go out today as I was expecting some guests to come over. I was in the mood to do some cooking and was in the kitchen for solid 3 hours. I was very satisfied with the end results of the food that I prepared : Spaghetti Meatballs, Really Spicy Tomyam Fried Rice, Curry Chicken with French Loaf and lastly, Roti Boyan with Sambal Tumis Ikan Bilis. Buah Duku was on the menu too. I prepared everything with my bare hands, except for the Roti Boyan which I ordered from a friend and I just need to fry them.
Guests started to arrived from 2 pm till my last guests left after Maghrib. By then, my right arm started to ache due to strenuous movement, I guess. I rested while watching TV with my family, then I started cleaning up the mess. Truly dead beat at the moment.
Nevertheless, the satisfaction is there. Seeing my guests and my family enjoying, savouring my cooking is priceless….
Some of my relatives
...and this is a must - ROMOS!!
Every Raya, we will go visiting to Hubby’s side of relatives with my in-laws. This somehow strengthen our ties, not just between me and my in-laws, but also with Hubby’s relatives.
My in-laws came to my house first before we proceed to other houses. Since we only get to meet Hubby’s uncles and aunties once a year or so, we stayed quite late in each houses. So end-up we could not complete all houses for visiting.
After visiting six houses, we called it a day. InsyaAllah, we tend to continue our visiting tomorrow.
I really miss my Ramadhan routine. Today marked the second day of Syawal, but I feel that I am still in the month of Ramadhan as I’m fasting today. I do not have to cook any dishes as there’s lots of Raya leftover dishes in the fridge. Just need to cook rice, and that’s it.
Not much activities in the afternoon as the kids are in school and Hubby is at work. So today is just like any ordinary day. Except that the Raya mood is lingering. I think only for this period of time, my whole house is in its cleanest state. Love it! Let see for how long it will last….
Today I received my first Raya guests. I belong to the third generation of my grandparents’ family. Normally my relatives will visit my place after one or two week of Raya as we will go to our aunts and uncles’ houses first. But today, my sister and one of my aunt came to my abode. I’m so happy!!
And of all days, today my left eye catch an infection. It’s red, swollen, watery and pain. Ouch!!