It is November and we are about a half month away for the most joyful celebration of the year. Christmas!! Oh i cant really wait for that ! I bet everyone is excited!!!! Well who does not?
Will starting doing shopping this month end. New dresses for the kids and some presents for the family. Im not planning to buy a new dress for myself because to be frank i still have few dresses that i seldomly use. But lets hope that i still can fit into them 😂.
Now listing a present one by one for the family members. Every year present hunting took longest period to be sorted because with a certain budget of course you can’t buy something overpriced. Lets do the best in presents hunting.
Well move on the Christmas tree decoration. Im not sure what color theme to go for this year. Well i always go for basic color btw. Will only starting to pull out the tree from its storage by end of this month too.
We go slowly okay!
And this year i hope i can sew a new curtain for the living room (at my mom’s place). Its too old and out of style.
Well i hope what i have planned for the upcoming Christmas celebration will successful.
It’s been almost a month since my last post. Gosh time did flies real quick. We have few more weeks to end the year. I cant believe it.
Well im not sure what to post but may be i do some recap for the past few weeks.
Visited KK Light Festivals. And i did not enjoy it because of the super crowded. I hardly cant breathe. Taking picture was a hassle too. Too many people thus the chance to have a nice picture is almost none.
Both kids were not in mood by the way
It was Luke’s 3rd Birthday on last 5th Oct we did celebrated it the day after. Just a very simple celebration at home with a candle blowing and that all.
Mummy not in the picture 😢 with a almost melted cream cake 😁😁
Had a chance to paint and brush lettering. Im not into watercolor nowadays thus my painting is just like that. I did not practice a lot nowdays thus crappy painting.
A very random painting without purpose
And very recently last weekend as per in law’s request we managed to do some paddy seeding paddy planting next month. This is just for fun but it did bring me to the old time when my parents used to drag all of us sibling to really plant paddy to survive. Huh. Those were the days.
Luke, now you cant run away from planting paddy soon 😁
FYI, i wont do journalling (here in wordpress) in regular basis. I only do this when i feel to do it. I admit that journaling is something looks easy but it doesnt!
While i was roaming around the house’s compound i noticed a familiar plant growing between a bushes and when i look closer, it was a snake plant. Well, indoor plant has been hit and so-in nowadays in Instagram. Im not yet turn to gardening lover at the moment but i guess i have this little interest on them.
So i plucked and transfered it into a vase. Now my 3 little succulents have a new friend.
Stay at home all day because husband was back to KK the day before and we spent the whole day at home. Planned to do some hiking in the evening but too bad it was drizzling. There is always next time.
Luke’s appoitment at Hospital Ranau to find out his blood test. As anticipated, he is a Thalessemia carrier, just like his daddy. No wonder his hemoglobin was always low at 9 -10 even after having an iron supplement. There is no problem about being a carrier of beta thalessemia but now i know he is, i have to advise him in the future when it is the time for him looking for a partner. And Hazel might be a carrier too as her full blood charcteristic showing some indication. I myself did a Thalessemia screening before we got married it was normal but i still doubt.
Manage to complete another dress for Hazel. I loves sewing dress for her because kids use less fabric. 2 meters of fabric can produce a cute dress.
I made this off the shoulder dress with a double full circle skirt which made this dress cuter. For the skirt alone it uses 1.5m of 45inch width of fabric for a just below knee length. When i asked her to tried it she cant stop twirling like a princess 😁. Thinking to add some sequin and lace because it is too plain black.
As usual woke up and prep my girl for school. My mum cooked breakfast today and i took the chance to do the laundry and having a juice!
A carrot + green apple and celery juice for the day. Its been 4 days since i did juicing for breakfast. No more coffee!
That all for journal #2. Hopefully can post some online journal.
These few days im so demotivated doing anything. Break down to be exact. Focus can’t be found anywhere. Tired! Physically and mentally. But so thankful that before i got into serious condition (touch wood , depression) husband came to rescue (so thankful for the long weekend too!) I know that he himself already have so much on his plate but he trying his best to be there for me.
Saturday, 8th September
I got the privilige to roam around the town doing my thing without the kids for few hour. I just want my sanity back! And glad it did really recharged me. Back to the kids and they were begging husband for ice cream. So, Desa Cattle it is! Been craving for the gelato for quite sometimes already. Upon arriving almost of the parking area were occupied! It was packed with people tho! Yeah long weekend. Noted! Long queue! Dont really took picture except below.
Before went back to home, we dropped by at Ranau town to have my hair cut. My hair was not in good condition due to coloring last year. I have to cut it even tho i made a promise to at least keep them for Christmas. Reluctant actually but i have to. So ugly and messy.
Sunday, 9th September
Because of the long weekend husband decided to have a day trip to Kota Marudu. And coincidentally my brother who is spending the holiday here at Ranau had the same plan. So off we go!
Went for tamu at KM town for seafood hunting. But too bad we were late for a fresher seafood. Because we were not aware of the relocation of the tamu. We only managed to get a cockles. Never mind there is always next time.
Having lunch by the river at Taman Kinabalu Serinsim before going back to Ranau.
Monday, 10th September
Did not going anywhere but staying home and doing some cleaning. But with kids, cleaning never an easy job.
Husband need to back to work tomorrow and we back to square one. Mummy with 2 kids. But hopefully no more ‘rainy’ days for me as per previous week.
I still remember vibrantly the day i gave birth to my kids. And now they are respectively 5yo lil girl and soon to be 3yo old boy. Where all the time goes? Im getting old and they grew up faster than i cant imagine.
At 5yo, Hazel is pretty good to handle. Its just that she is now learning to read. She can’t read at the moment except for few easy words that may be she encounters everyday at school. Last month i’ve been so hard toward her because it took so long for her to spell a word. Im so frustrated and scold her and she cried. I let her sober on her own. I wanted to console her but my mummy’s instinct telling me not to. So i just sitting next to her and she continue coloring instead.
And now its been a month since that incident. She still cant read well. But she spell the words faster than before. I need to invent a fun way to help her to read. After school, i ask her what did she learnt at school and she tell me that they did coloring and doing some paper work. Huh. No wonder. Hm..
Okay i need to be extra hardworking mummy. No more excuse!
Oh ya one thing she now can differentiate between Bahasa Melayu and English. Less mixing of them in one sentence. 😂
Picture of last 2 weeks ago . She won 3rd place in coloring!! And won the best dress for Merdeka Celebration.
Then lets move to my second born, Luke. Finallllyyy, he is now fully weaned off!!! Yay! The journey to wean him off took 2 weeks. With countless cry and tantrum.
What did i do to make him stop? I rubbed an eucalyptus oil on my nipple. Everytime he demands to latch, i show him the oil and keep telling him it was spicy. The euclyptus oil was my best friend for 2 weeks, i bring it everywhere as a ‘weapon’.
Now i can claims my 7 hours sleep without interuption. Yay for that! And he sleep on his own now.
Now that he is wean off, i heard so many new words from him plus he pronounces some words perfectly too! And more complete sentences nowadays i.e ” mami, adik sakit perut’ , “mami adik penat”
Another year older. 33 years old. Last Sunday. Grateful for everything that i have now but sometimes…. hurmmm it’s a lie if i say i never feel ungrateful of my life now. I think it is a nature as a human to feel that way. Am i right?
Reached 6th year of our marriage. Having 2 children together. Its was not a rainbow all the way. It full of ups and downs. But i hope we got stronger each day.
No celebration just cake cutting and that’s all.
My mind is not fit for writing right now. I cant put a words together. Next time i writes more okay?
It’s all started when my sister requests a cake for the Sunday school event at church. I made two cakes. Of course i happily baked my all time favorite butter cake with cream cheese filling and fresh cream frosting. But then im total failed in term of decorating. I never good on this.
But seeing those kids and adult enjoying eating the cake…its just a good feeling.
Then few days after that i baked another cake using a new recipe which i got of course from Google. I’ve tried many recipe but some just dont works for me. But this one is a success even on the first try.
I will share the recipe next time.
The reason that i baked this was just for fun and to practice on piping roses using nozzle. Not bad huh. Im satisfied!
Its look like im gonna bake my own birthday cake this year? 😂😂