Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Taking Turns

01/03/2015

First the older one fall ill. It’s confirmed – he has dengue fever. Off I rush to go and nurse him for a few days. He is so weak that when the platelets begin to rise, I bring him back home to recover. He has lost so much weight. Initially he didn’t even have energy to drink, and he lost his appetite. Thankful that he is now recovered though he is still below his weight before he fell ill.IMG_4316

Not long after, the second one comes home for holidays, and on the second day, he cuts himself while playing frisbee on the beach. Three stitches later, he has to slow right down, even use crutches a for a few days, and has to have Momma nurse him in a different way – daily dressings!
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Wow what an eventful time my two Arrows have had! Momma has been quite stretched too. But thankfully, all’s well that ends well.

SURPRISES!!!

08/01/2015

For the first one, they let me talk as they cleared the table. We were in a restaurant and had had a lovely meal. I happily chatted away and then a cake appeared.

I said, “Wow, what’s this?”

Brother-in-law says, “Dessert”.

“Oh,” I said. I was expecting fruits as usual.

Then I looked closer and saw the candles and the wordings.

IMG_3941_2Boy, did I get caught out!

A few days later, I got back to work. I had been traveling for my actual birthday. Whilst I had been on leave, three people celebrated their birthdays in my office. Fancy that! Two are members of the small team we have, and one was dropping by the office. What timing!

 

Anyway, while away, they sent me a photo to say that the white cake below on the left was my birthday cake which they were eating in my absence. Hah!

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When I got back, I got stuck into my work, trying hard to clear my table. Suddenly there is movement at the doorway and the lights go out. Haha! They tried to surprise me! This time, with the cake on the right! Amazing colours and taste!

What joy to be blessed twice this year! Feeling loved…..

Diligence at Dawn

01/10/2014

My Hubby and I have been waking up early the past weeks. This habit has spilled over to making trips to the nearby park to walk there. It’s nice to get out of the house early. But I must say it’s not always nice to walk. I bought myself new shoes to help.

 

But I guess the one thing that would really keep me going – just seeing sunrises like this and more. IMG_1265Oh, and of course, being able to go for walks with Hubby!

 

 

Busy Buzzing

20/09/2014

He does this every other weekend.

He will get dressed and then go downstairs to do his routine – a safe and sure one.

First, he makes sure the fuel is adequate.

Then he checks the equipment is in good shape.

After that, he test starts it.

Only when he fully satisfied, and only when he is, then he goes to the garden and fully turn the mean machine on.

A portable grass cutter – the tank of fuel sits strapped to his back while the long handled cutting end is held away, controlled with two hands at strategic gripping points.

IMG_1139He’s mastered this art and does it as part of his exercise routine. Cool eh?

Up Up and Away

26/06/2014

It was a special deal. Hubby and I got carried away in excitement. It was such a good bargain. We decided to put the money down and work out the remaining logistics later.

IMG_8083So it was, that we hopped on to a plane a few weeks later and we went on a five and a half hour flight south of the equator. It was our first trip south together. What fun and excitement…. especially since we didn’t know what would be in store!

More in the next posting then….

A Colourful Start

05/06/2014

IMG_7457As usual Hubby prepares our morning drink. This time he’s put in papaya, celery and our usual bananas! It tasted quite, quite yummy indeed =) And what lovely colours, don’t you think? This, together with a little sprinkling of chia seeds on top is a tasty nutritious start to the day. Always look forward to it!

Says it all

21/05/2014

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Nourishing and Cooked in Minutes

16/05/2014

Hubby found a new way to cook eggs – microwave them!

I have adapted his technique below because I dont like my eggs in the oats. So I put mine separate. Now I also put a clear glass cover over the eggs so they dont splatter all over inside the oven.

This makes a nice, nourishing, filling meal in the morning. What with the peanuts added… yum!

IMG_7085Tomorrow I might add fruit instead!

 

A Flashback to the Past

05/05/2014

 

It was one of those rare days when I was just coming home at that time of the day. This van came along, tooting its horn. It did a swerve as it came into view and parked in front of my neighbour’s house. Almost before as the van came to a complete halt, the driver was out of the door. He strode to the back of his van and flung up the door. Then he stood waiting.

The neighbour came. My children went. It was treats time. Not a common sight these days. A van that bears bread, snacks and tidbits. This brought back memories. It would be a treat for us. My grandfather had a little tin pot of loose change just for such moments. It always felt special to be given permission to go to his table, pull open the top drawer and carefully select the allocated amount per child. It would be a proud moment to make sure that the correct amount was given to Grandpa and he would then allow us to choose. We learned simple mathematics. We learned to bargain with each other. We learned what was of value and what would be longer lasting. Those were the days. Long gone indeed….

IMG_6630I bought a little something just to encourage the old man that we would still welcome his services…. I hope he will continue for a long time more.

 

Thankful

21/04/2014

 

It was a seemingly minor error. I had driven into the porch. We now have an extra car for the children to use. So I drove to the left a little, to make way for the third car to park in the middle. Lo and behold, I accidentally clip a step. It seemed an insignificant bump and I continued to manoeuvre the car into parking position.

When I got out of the car, I heard this awfully loud hiss.

I looked for the source of the sound. It was the front left tyre. That little clip had cost me an entire tyre.

Thankful that Arrow #1 was around to help with the change. The old tyre was on rather tight and it took quite a lot of effort to get it off. But after that, it was easy.  IMG_6471Thankful, yes very thankful, that he is around these days Ha!