The past week has been crazy at our lil place. It all started with Eesa having a cough since last Wednesday, followed by Hana catching it and then Imran and now I. Alhamdolillah its a blessing in disguise inshaAllah.
Eesa kept pulling on his ear all through the last two nights and kept complaining of an ear ache. So yesterday, we ventured out to give Dr Hafiz (our trusty paediatrician) a visit. Alhamdolillah altho his ears are red, his throat glands show that his immune system has kicked in so alhamdolillah we got away without antibiotics. Dr hafiz gave us the prescription for the anti biotics just incase his fever started staying too high. I’ve been making him gargle for a few days and he absolutely LOVES it. I make him do it in the bathtub so he has a blast spraying water all over.
At the clinic, Eesa absolutely loved laying down on the patients bed and getting himself checked. He lifted his shirt up for Dr Hafiz to hear his heart beat and then insisted that his blood pressure should be checked too (Dr Levielle used to do that for my prenatal appointments and he used to help out!).
I dont think I updated my blog last week but my envira challenge for this month is: water conservation. In one of the emails that I got from Envira Plus, they mentioned that us north american’s use an average of 11 times more water than the rest of the world. They also mentioned that water is also one of those things that not many ppl consiously conserve. Many North American’s claim to be ‘green’, however, water is one aspect where most ‘greens’ are not green! Islamically speaking as well, we’ve been told not to waste water even if we are sitting by the river. This month, I want to inculcate the habit of shutting off the tap while toothbrushing, shampoo-ing and soaping; and not let the water run for more than 10 minutes in total while i shower (yes i know ten sounds too low, but the ideal is 6 mins!!). I also want to try and not use the dishwasher at all this month (so far so good, alhamdolillah!). I’ll keep you guys updated on how it goes. And if you guys already consciously conserve water, plz share where and how else we can cut down on water consumption in our homes.
As for my organized living project…. Well, sadly it will have to be my bedroom coz of my desk again. I didn’t get around to it last month. Altho i did manage to reduce clutter on it, i have a LONG way to go. I was amused to find a spare toothbrush, a fork, spilt over glue and what not during my last attempt at cleaning it. Since we dont have a pc, our desk collected junk really fast and now its one of those things bequesting me to come and clean it – but looking at it sores my eyes so much, I’d rather just ignore it and work on something else.
Btw, I finally managed to take pictures (AND download them off the camera) from Eesa’s room (I finally got around to putting his stuff up last month) but I’m using Imo’s laptop so I’ll put them up when I use mine.
(they’re already on facebook tho:P)
Sorry I’ve been all over the place in this blog. I’ve been trying to play catch up for the last two weeks. There’s sooo many things that have happened but I dont want to go over them right now. So lastly, here’s my MPM for the week. I haven’t been modifying my breakfast and lunch too much since this current set up works out for me as a guideline for Eesa and if he isn’t in the mood for what’s planned, I switch to something else thats avlbl:
|Monday(Decluttering)||Oatmeal muffinsPB Quesadillas1 cup OJ||
Egg mc muffin
Sliced fruits1 cup Milk
|1 cup fruit yoghurt||Rice, daal and Salan|
|Tuesday(Dusting and ironing)||Fried eggRoti1 cup OJ||
Fruits1 cup milk
|Wednesday(vacuuming)||Cereal with milk||Moms(jj’s surgery)||Moms||Moms|
Rice and karhi
1 cup apple juice
|Cheerios1 cup OJ||
NM Burritos, cream of mushroom
|Friday(Organizing and Rearranging)||Rice crispies with strawberries||
Left over burritos
|Crackers and cheese||
beef chili, gb
1 cup milk
|Yoghurt sticks||MCI reunion|