THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Back to normal routine

My knee is no longer in pain and I am no longer limping. So yes, I can get back to my normal routine now.

Today, I finally went for my first house visit after the run. Sofie’s of course, as she’s the one who still need regular help with groceries. It is school holidays anyway, and I thought all the kids would be home.

But was I wrong. When I got to their home, only Sofie and Ika, her youngest daughter, were home. The 3 boys? Saiful slept at his abang angkat’s house, Azman slept at his friend’s house while Azli was out doing God knows what.

So I only had Ika to help me carry the groceries down from my car. Which I meant I had to carry down the heavier stuff lah.

I told Sofie about our coming Family Day in July and asked her to confirm if all her children would be joining us. I already know for a fact that Ika, Saiful and Azman wouldn’t want to miss it. In fact once they even followed me to Kedah (without their mother coming along) for another function. Otherwise they seldom get to jalan-jalan. Only Azlan is usually rather reluctant to follow, but ever since last year’s Family Day, he seems okay too. But I just wanted a confirmation anyway.

Sofie then told me how Azlan, her eldest son, is becoming more and more like his father. He seldom stay home, and at times he can become very rude, even to his own mother. Oh dear, I hope he has not been mixing with the wrong group of friends…

I do hope he will be joining for the Family Day. It is easier to talk to him indirectly during the day so that it won’t be too obvious to him.

Speaking of Family Day, we only have about 1 month to go to the event. I’ve already instructed the volunteers to start calling their clients to invite them to the Family Day and to confirm how many of them are coming. We need the confirmation by mid-June to finalise our bookings and to plan on the logistics. I’ve already sent a general SMS to all my clients. Since I have too many clients, I figured it would be better if I send a general SMS to all of them so at least they can decide if they’d like to join, then nearer to the deadline I’ll call them to get the confirmation, if they have not responded by then.

It will be busy the next few weeks for the Family Day committee. Chances are we may be having our meeting every week until the end of the month.

So, where will we be going this year?

Here….

roots

4 comments:

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Nay....too much water. I don't like getting wet. I'll pass, thank you. purrr....meow!

Pi Bani said...

Tak ajak puuuun....

Anonymous said...

Pi - nampak macam swimming pool aje.... Nak berendam lagi macam last year Family Day kot.

Asyik berendam nanti lama2 kembang semangkok tau.

Anyway,jangan lupa bawa your pokka dot bikini.


Raf

Pi Bani said...

Raf,
Budak2 suka main air. So biarlah depa berendam. And this place is so luas, for someone who loves nature like me, boleh jalan-jalan around the place. Ladang kuda ada kat sebelah aje, can tengok from the fence. Pokok buah2an pun banyak.