|This little bird made her nest from the roots of my plants.|
She did it twice and had 4 litlle ones. MasyaAllah.
Many times I heard people saying how time flies! Indeed it is so true. When I was young and still in my primary, I used to ask myself why is the time moving so slowly? I had done so many things and yet I still have lots of extra time? But as I get older, especially now, I realized that time moves faster...sometimes I felt like I am out of time...not enough time....so many things to do and yet too little time! Masyaallah!
Sometimes, when I bumped into old friends, they never fail to ask me this question,"What did you do to kill your time? It must be very boring to stay at home doing nothing! You shouldn"t have quit teaching!" I just laugh out loud. Too bad my friends....that is very wrong! Well, being an unemployed , I have lots of time to do the things that I have been wanting to do for my family and for myself!
I looked after my two children and now my grandchildren, ....well only part time! But when I am in the mood, I just grab my sketch book and do some sketching.... just sketch anything that crossed my mind. Painting is another love of my life. But it is impossible to sketch or paint when the little ones are around.....I just need to have a space and calmness to do so.
I used to read. Dan Brown, Prahmoedyah , Sydney Sheldon are my favourites. I can claim that I have read all of their books. Oooops....suddenly I realised that I have done not much reading lately. Will have to start again. Actually when you read, you are feeding your brain with knowledge.... no wonder I am not as sharp! Got to read again!
But the best of all is I have all the time in the world to learn to recite the Al Quran. This is ultimate. I have classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the day time and once at night. I have wonderful teachers to teach my friends and I. Alhamdulillah, after 5 years of struggling, Khatam (recited the whole Al Quran). I have been looking forward to this very day. The effort, the sacrifies and the learning and the passion..... Alhamdulillah.
Just recently I got engrossed with gardening. There is one group in the watsapp called the Kebun Bandar Tanam Sendiri. Looking at the photos of their well grown plants may it be edible or flowering plants, with their colorful garden. Ya Allah, I told myself that I must do it too.... maybe in small scale. One thing good about this group is they share their experiences of how to start a nursery, how to take care of the plants, choices of fertilisers and so on. I really enjoyed reading comments and reviews and along the way, I pick up some knowledge. Alhamdulillah. Well.... like I said, I am just starting to enjoy gardening and my two grandsons love doing it too but most of the time making more mess than help! hahahahahaah.
|A bouquet of vege from my garden.|
I can say that my life is full of colors. That what makes it interesting and no time for feeling boring! Well, actually, when you are your own boss, there is no limit of what you want to do....JUST DO IT!
|Go travelling. Cruising is one of the best. It's relaxation and affordable!|