Apart from the normal "Home Ministry" duties (tending to the kids, making sure house is in order, cooking) that is.
Forever! Hah! No, same as everyone else, I only shop when there is a need for it (not like Becky of Confessions of a Shopaholic). My compact powder is finishing up soon so I decided to try out some products from LovingMinerals. This was introduced by MamaFiza of LittleKittle .
I like em. They're light but provides enough coverage. Now that I know which shade is suitable, I'm getting more because the samplers are small so of course will run out soon. And the need to "swirl, tap and buff" the foundation or finishing powder reminds me that at times we must learn to slow down..take a breather while applying makeup. Janganlah gonyoh-gonyoh je muka dengan compact powder sebab nak cepat. I once attended a talk by an image consultant, and I remembered her saying that the simple act of applying lipstick automatically lowers your blood pressure.
I also got a handmade laptop sleeve from Handmade by Dzaliqa. Being a WAHM, I don't really lug my laptop around but SOMEtimes I do, especially when I hang out somewhere while waiting for Amsyar to finish his class every Saturday morning. So, just go to this blogshop, choose the material, and voila!
AZ Gift Baskets Work
Lately I turned nocturnal to finish up 700 of these boxes (with a little help from an ad hoc staff, of course). Wedding favours ordered by a client whose wedding will be in Temerloh next month. Today was the final shipment, via PosLaju. *Thanks for the order, Syakira!*
Next to tackle - the remaining for the two sets of wedding hantaran with the themes Fruit Orchard and English Garden. Stay tuned for the photos..which will only be published and blogged about AFTER my clients wedding :). Tak boleh lah bocor-bocor rahsia ke sneak peak pulak.
But not the serious, heavy-duty, all-out type (the type that you don't send your kids to a public or private school at all)! After attending the Homeschool "Chatter" Moment organized by MamaFiza, I realized that I (all parents, actually) am indirectly homeschooling my kids. Teaching them manners, asking them to help me in the kitchen, telling them the reasons behind actions..all these are homeschooling. Once you treat answering those showers of questions from your little ones as educating them rather than trying to shut them up (I used to do this before), answering them will no longer be "burdening" (yes I felt like this sometimes).
And I'm more "at peace" when guiding them with their school homework or revisions. This morning, Amsyar was doing some Bahasa Malaysia work and suddenly he said *while chuckling*, "Hee hee..Mama, Abang ni memang dyslexic..tengok ni jawapan untuk nombor 4 Abang terletak kat nombor 5. Memang dyslexic betul lah Abang ni hee hee.." (he knows that dyslexics get mixed up with numbers!). Tergelak jugak I dengar dia cakap ni!
Which reminds me, a few days ago Amsyar asked me if I could pick him up from school. He normally goes to school (and back) with Kak Nab's van.
Amsyar : "Mama boleh tak jemput Abang balik dari sekolah hari Jumaat nanti?"
The Mama: "Kenapa, bang? Balik lah dengan Makcik Nab.."
Amsyar: "Saja je Abang nak Mama jemput."
The Mama: " Ok lah, but please remind me on Friday ok..maybe you can put a post-it-note on my laptop."
So today, just before he left for school in the afternoon, he left this on my laptop:
As dyslexic as he is, he has good memory (of course, on the things that interests him lah, just like me haa haa..). About 10 minutes later:
Amsyar: "Mamaaaa..nanti Abang tunggu kat bus stop tau, bukan kat gate!"
The Mama: "Errr...bus stop, bang? Kenapa...?" (eeekk obviously I forgot about his request!)
Amsyar: "Ye laaa nanti Mama nak jemput Abang petang nanti kan..?"
Oh oh. I better set a reminder on my handphone NOW.