It has been almost “customary” for me to write a blog post when Ramadan is approaching. Last year, I wrote 1 month prior to Ramadan. This year, it’s 1 day before Ramadan. lol
Anyways, I have been busy with a couple of things. The best news is, we are almost done with spring-cleaning. Hmm like 95% done. It was a team effort obviously. So kudos to US!
My brother bought a new fridge and a new television. Although I wasn’t excited about the new television, as I don’t watch much television, yet I was super excited over the fridge! A bigger fridge = once a week marketing. A bigger fridge = the ability to store a tub or two of frozen yogurt/ice cream in it! A bigger fridge = extra space for home-made Popsicles using fruit juices. AH…I just love the endless possibilities.
So yup, we are pretty much ready to usher in Ramadan. 🙂 I just looooooove Ramadan. I know, I have said it ever so often, but I really reaaaally love Ramadan for the serenity, the inner peace that I enjoy and the closeness that we share as a family. And not forgetting the fact that there isn’t a need to prepare breakfast and lunch. :p
On a more serious note, I believe the hunger and thirst teaches us to reflect on the many many blessings that God has bestowed upon us. Food may just be a call away from us (#62353535) but there are those unfortunate ones that do not have to fast to know the real meaning of hunger.
Despite the fact that we are just a dot on the world map, we have been blessed with many material bounties, peace and security. Although we seem to have endless complaints over certain issues, yet I am grateful that we do not have to live in fear. The blessing of security is something that most of us take for granted, including myself.
Anyways, I am not gonna be baking like crazy this year. I would really like to stroll through Ramadan, stop and smell the roses along the way. I would still be baking though. Eid wouldn’t be complete without yummy home made goodies!
I am still thinking as to what goodies I should serve our guests this year. If i do get time in hand, our guests are in for a gastronomical delight. If i don’t, I would still make yummy cookies and cakes!
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