As preparation for Ramadhan, I take annual leave today. The initial plan is to clean the house and mow the lawn (tapi pagi ni hujan la pulaaaak…rumput dah basah ni). We’ll see how things go today. I need to make some chili paste, peel some garlic and onion so that I can just cook with the ‘campak-campak’ method for ‘sahur’.
Ramadhan has always been the slowest month of the Hijrah year. Maybe it’s because I spend more time awake (iyelah, for someone whose alarm goes off at 7a.m everyday..) I can’t take afternoon naps because I work, remember? Then I also have to work during lunch hour so that I could go home at 4.30p.m. Well, life is even more hectic for working moms during Ramadhan. (Note: I posted a recipe for busy moms at Pourtavie, go check it out…)
After 15th of Ramadhan, it will get even crazier. With all the sales going on, buying kuih raya, visits to car service center, ‘pujuk’ boss to approve Raya leave, complete outstanding project tasks (to make sure boss will approve leave) and not to forget, chase the tailor.
It’s amazing that some busy moms can still find the time to bake cookies, cakes, sew clothes and re-decorate their houses during Ramadhan. Hey, most of these Supermoms don’t even have maids to assist them. Women are such good multitaskers that many large organizations feel that they can’t afford to lose them (go read Sunday’s NST on flexi-working for women. Thanks Jue for tipping me on this!)
Since Ramadhan is going to be hectic, I took a long break since last Saturday until today. An entourage from kampong came to visit and spent two nights at our house. It was the first time for our latest addition in the family: Ahmad Ak1d Zarfan coming to KL.
Early Sunday morning, my family returned to kampong and we headed to Ganu Kita as Mr. Hubby had meeting there and I had to enjoy keropok lekor. Hehehehe…. I just had to, okay. Every Ramadhan I’d be missing keropok lekor like crazy. I would go to Ramadhan buffets that have keropok lekor in the menu.
Happy Ramadhan y'all!