Tuesday, 30 June 2015

10 Goals For This Week #27 2015 + Update on Last Week's Goals


Whoa.. Life is so full now days. A lot to update and sometime when the idea is there, the time is not suitable for me to be in front of the computer. Excuses.

Today, I took my boy to see skin specialist. It is confirmed he has ECZEMA. *cries*
For all these years.. I thought it was only normal skin irritation because he scratched it and it bleeds. I am not 100% sure what triggers it. It could be because of the heat and dry weather now. It has been almost 3 weeks. And his right hand are worse than before. It got infected by bacteria. He missed school for almost a week. Doc told me I need to closely monitor his condition. Once it happen again, I need to know what causes it. Tough job there mummy. *Googling bathing products for my boy*

While my youngest, she no longer has fever. She is OK now. Alhamdulillah.
I pray to Allah each day to give me very high patience during this holy month of Ramadhan. Fasting while handling two active toddlers is way too challenging. Breath in.. breath out.

Happy news for the whole family (my side and Mr. Fruitheart's side), I have additional two nephews which were born yesterday. Alhamdulillah, my sister, my sister in law and their babies are doing good. I got to see baby Mika (my sis in law's son) yesterday. I am planning to go back to Banting this weekend to see my other nephew, baby Ayden. They're still in ward. I am a very proud Mak Long and Mak Ngah. *wink*

And here are this week's goals:

Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Search for bathing product for boy (eczema).
Buy presents for newborn nephews.

Home management:
Take 10 minutes each day to clean only one area of the house.
Wash and put clothes away each day except Thursday and Friday.

Personal:
Take at least 15 minutes a day to read the holy Al-Quran.
Perform Tarawih prayer.
Continue reading Chelsea Wives.

Continue searching for new job.

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Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Make a detailed weekly schedule with all appointment written out. (Forgetful lady)
Take one subject for homeschooling the kids.
Plan a break fasting date with husband.


Home management:

Set appointment with cleaner company to clean the house.
List down grocery items.


Personal:

Take at least 15 minutes a day to read the holy Al-Quran.
Perform Tarawih prayer.

Continue reading Chelsea Wives. (10 pages).



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P/S: Sticking to goals can be hard. You can do it! Mind to share what's your goal?

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Favourite Quote of The Week #26 - Working Hard


 
Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. ~ Simon Sinek

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

On the 7th Day of Ramadhan

Alhamdulillah, we have been fasting for a week now. My boy did not missed a day, although there was one day when he keep on telling me he's hungry. I told him, you can do it. You can hold it until 7.30PM. And yes, he did.

On last Sunday, I cooked steam sea bass for sahur. It was a big one and I had to cut into two. It cannot fit my pemanggang ajaib. And that my fellow readers, my first time using pemanggang ajaib for steaming. I am still looking for a proper steamer.
 
 
I should have added some veggies into my dish. It doesn't look fancy. However, Mr. Fruitheart ate it, thank God it doesn't SMELL. You know the fish smell? He can't eat it if the fish is smelly. So I had to put extra ginger, lemongrass and lime leaves. It gives the nice aroma.
 

I'll improve on the presentation. It looks dull.

I had challenging days. My youngest and my eldest are having skin allergies. My boy has his 'annual' skin irritation. It made him itchy and he scratched until it bleeds. I am not 100% sure if it is eczema. And it has been going on for two weeks. While my baby girl, she has heat rash. The other day when we pick her from day care, she was RED. And something bite her while she sleeps which makes it even worse. My poor babies. I bought Shaklee herbal blend to help them ease the pain. It works wonders and stopped them from scratching. I hope they recover soon. My second daughter, well thank God she is OK.

P/S: Not a day that I don't feel sleepy.

Monday, 22 June 2015

10 Goals For This Week #26 2015 + Update on Last Week's Goals


It's MOOOOONNNDDDAAYY again peeps. And it is the fifth day of Ramadhan. I have already missed four days of fasting. Grrr.. Cycle went wrong again. *SIGH*

On the first day of Ramadhan, we went to Wangsa Maju bazaar and had our break fasting at my MIL's house. I have not seen the price has gone up so far. On second day, we had our break fasting at my father's house. We were supposed to be having our yearly break fasting but plan changed since my sister feels like she's going to be giving birth already. But no, the baby decided to take his own sweet time inside her mom's tummy.

On the third day of Ramadhan, we went to Bdr. Baru Salak Tinggi bazaar. Too many stalls and I find nothing special that I like. Same thing.. popia, chicken rice, fried foods, beriyani, satay and the list goes on. On average we spent RM25 per day. And on Sunday, we went to TTDI bazaar. As expected, samosa is RM1! Sorry, no buying samosa at TTDI. My boy's favourite Uncle Bob chicken is RM7 (in OL, BBST). Rolling chicken (ayam golek) is RM20 (in BBST). Now that would be the first and last we ever bought rolling chicken.

Hurm.. due to GST and the increasing of oil price, some sellers double their price. And as consumer, I need to choose wiser and spend smarter. Budget RM20 per day for spending at the bazaar should be enough. In other words, YOU SHOULD COOK Fara!

Here are this week's goals:

Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Make a detailed weekly schedule with all appointment written out. (Forgetful lady)
Take one subject for homeschooling the kids.
Plan a break fasting date with husband.

Home management:
Set appointment with cleaner company to clean the house.
List down grocery items.

Personal:
Take at least 15 minutes a day to read the holy Al-Quran.
Perform Tarawih prayer.
Continue reading Chelsea Wives. (Still 5 pages).


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Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Ensure my children drink at least 500ml of water everyday.

Plan a 'buka puasa' session with my family.

Home management:
Take 10 minutes each day to clean only one part of the house.


Personal:
Continue reading Chelsea Wives. (Only 5 pages after a week).
Search for new job opportunity.
Have a good mood EVERYDAY.



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P/S: Sticking to goals can be hard. You can do it! Mind to share what's your goal?

Thursday, 18 June 2015

A Mother's First World Problem

I was going through my Facebook time line and saw this post from Money Saving Mom. I couldn't agree more. It is so ME! Then I tagged Mr. Fruitheart, he replied.. sooooo true with a ghost icon. Not a surprise ey? 
 

A lot of times we've been talking about being away on vacation without the kids. Mr. Fruitheart said, what's the worse can happen to our children? He even added, they would be even more happier with no-yelling-mummy around. Sobs sobs. Hashtag - theclingymom.

My numero uno concern is of course WHO can and willingly to take care of my kids. We do not have a maid. My MIL already said Nooooooooooo which automatically my FIL said no too. HEHE. My father is still working on alternate shift, so does my other siblings. The only one left is my sister who is soon going to give birth. Not like I'm going tomorrow. Heh. By the time I am going for a holiday, my nephew is already a big boy.

Taking care of additional three children and two of her own is NOT going to be easy. But, my kids are well-behaved when they're with my sister. She's what they called TIGER MOM. Even her daughter is afraid of her. HAHA. Fierce more than me. Mr. Fruitheart said, then it is one good thing if our kids stay with their aunt. Of course, I need to find someone else to help her. But who?

The second thing is yes, the image says it all. I am SO GONNA MISS my children. I said it many times, I need maybe 10 minutes alone. But after that, I'll be thinking about them, talked about them even when it is not needed. Just to keep me remembering them whenever I go. I feel like if I don't do any of those, I am a bad mom. HAHA.

It is not going to be so bad after all Fara. They will be just fine. It is just that, you are not ready to let them go and not ready to be apart from them. Maybe when my youngest is four years old, then I'll have my vacation alone with Mr. Fruitheart in PARIS!.

P/S: 10th anniversay location PARIS!

Favourite Quote of The Week #25 - Ramadhan


"Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven."
~ [Sahih Bukhari Vol. 3 Book 32, No. 226]

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Salam Ramadhan 1436H

Welcoming the month full of blessing - Ramadhan. Tomorrow, all Muslims around the world will start their fasting. That also mean, solat Tarawih will start tonight.

Alhamdulillah, syukur masih lagi dipertemukan dengan bulan Ramadhan. Bulan untuk merebut pahala dan berbuat kebaikan. Di samping menjaga kesemua pancaindera, kita juga belajar mengawal nafsu MAKAN.

Image credit: http://hdwbest.com/top-ramadan-picture.html
Wishing all my Muslim readers, Salam Ramadhan. I hope you will achieve the purification of the soul upon commemorating the month of Ramadhan.

P/S: Controlling ourselves from buying too much at the food bazaar. RM20 per day for the five of us, insyAllah.

Small Surprise for My Boy

I such a bad mom, I lied to my child. On 30th May, I planned a surprised birthday party for my boy. I told everyone except him that it is a small party for his aunt. He bought it! He really didn't know until it was cake cutting time.

I even asked him to change his clothes and he still didn't know. I am such a great actress.


I baked the cake by myself. It is an instant cake, just mixed eggs, water and vegetable oil. Walla! You have a cake. Sorry my dear son, I lied and the cake was not as you expected. He wanted BR ice cream cake. I didn't have time to go and buy it. Plus, everyone else is also working.


My sister helped me to cook fried rice and oglio olio. There's finger foods as well - chicken nuggets and drummet for the kids to enjoy. I called few of my aunties to join too. They were also excited about the bouncer. Sorry, it is for kids only.

The bouncer cost me RM360 for 3 hours (including delivery). They had fun and really enjoy. Some of my cousins also told me to rent the bouncer in future if I plan to have a birthday party.


The only person missing is his daddy. He was in India for work. But he is back now. He told me he will rent the bouncer for our youngest birthday party in November. Location? Unknown. Party? Undecided.

P/S: Planning a surprise for someone is not that easy when it comes to ka-ching!

Monday, 15 June 2015

6 Goals for This Week #25 2015 + An Update of Last 2 Week's Goals


WOW! Life has been full there past weeks. I hardly have time to update my blog and I have few pending stories to post. Sheesh! In few days, Muslims around the world are going to be fasting for a month during Ramadhan. Syukur Alhamdulillah, we meet again. Month to do good deeds. Insyallah.

Mr. Fruitheart just came back from India on work trip on Sunday. Finally, daddy is home. My children were so excited to see their daddy again. I know they missed him A LOT! So do I. HEHE. What to do, I am the clingy wife. I hope he will not be away again. And school holidays ended on Sunday as well. So the road is back to it's normal condition - congested!

Me on the other hand, doesn't look forward to step my foot in the office. They said it is not about Monday that you don't like.. it is because of the work. Well they're correct, and that is why it is called Monday blues. Should be called work-blues.

And here are this week's goals:

Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Ensure my children drink at least 500ml of water everyday.

Plan a 'buka puasa' session with my family.

Home management:
Take 10 minutes each day to clean only one part of the house.

 
Personal:
Continue reading Chelsea Wives. (Only 5 pages after a week).
Search for new job opportunity.
Have a good mood EVERYDAY.

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Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Facetime session with husband before bedtime.
Plan a catch-up session with ex-colleagues.


Home management:
Clean up our room at my father's house.

Personal:

Start reading the newly bought book.
Try new recipe.



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P/S: Sticking to goals can be hard. You can do it! Mind to share what's your goal?

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Just The Four of Us - Day 19th

I looked back at my post and I noticed there isn't a post about the first day or day after when Mr. Fruitheart is away. Wow! My life is so full that I forgot. It has been 19 days he is away to India. He will be back on Sunday 14th June. Another three days to go.

Me and my kids are staying at my father's house while Mr. Fruitheart is away. Since it is school holiday and my baby sister has continued her study, there's no one that can stay with me at my house. So I have to bring everyone to Banting and take turn in taking care of my kids. I went to the office early morning and continue working from home in the afternoon. Right now, I wish I didn't take back my resignation letter and just proceed with my plan. :(

My kids are so happy staying at their grandfather's house. They have their uncles and aunties entertaining them. Thanks to technology, we can have facetime session everyday.

I hope this will be the last time Mr. Fruitheart has to travel. The kids really missing their father and I'm missing my husband a lot! There are some things that makes me unhappy and there are people who just had to make it worse.

I am still thankful me and my kids manage to go through the day with the help of my other siblings. I might go crazy without their help.

P/S: I am busy looking for new job. *SMILE*

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