I have not slept since waking up for my sahur this morning. There's work to be done and time is running short for the big day is approaching fast. Today it is in the third week of Ramadhan. See the moon is past its fullness which was on the fifteenth day. Today its 18th or is it 19th. This morning the weather was so fine the moon was still in full view.
|Fly me to the moon . . , ,|
In the past preparing for Raya means going shopping for the children. Buy new dresses for the girls. Buy items for the house. Buy "crocodile" T-shirt for hubby, pester the dress maker to custom made daughter's baju kurung, baking cookies baking cakes the ketupat and plus more.
Its all about the family. Not really about me .
I used to work on call on Raya day. But that was ok with me. I felt indespensible ha ha. All energy drained out. But ok. Happy. After all to usher in the raya there must be hustle and bustle. We women take delights in that situation. Ah . . . not to mention the making of lemang. The fire and the heat.
Now life is more quiet. The three girls are big now and they have their own taste in dressing. So I won't shop for their dress now. I'll wait for them to grow older I will shop make up items for them.That is if their mother does not object.
I get a nice feeling buying things for the young people. May be its psychological when I was young and pined for all the girl things, I could never get.
I see that my neighbour has started sprucing up their house and have hung up the decorative lights. The blinking lights evokes the air of festivities and that spurs me to get started on something.
Yeay I change my window dressing.
|Leaves on the window|
And I made some cookies for the girls.
|Cut out little hearts|
|Assemble them in baking trays|
|Sprinkle colored sugar|
|Baked let cool|
|Simple sugar cookies|
|Its the hawk! Coming for the chicken!|
Will try to improve my photography.
Got to end here, will be back again soon.
Have a happy time . . .
Bye . . .