Thursday, February 12, 2009

Reflections and realizations

Realization 1

I have almost forgotten that light feeling....of laughing like a school girl again... laughing at his jokes...teasing him...as he did me...playing up with the chemistry of love in our hearts...

It was a rainy day...i was freezing.....it was just a simple breakfast indeed...yet so lovely...the airy feeling of it all...the sparkle as we spent time in each other's company...feeling the love....it made me realize that... all these years of the burden of raising the kids...the housework...me screaming my head off when i got cranky at the kids or my beloved for that matter..... had made me sooo stressed out that i am less fun to be with... tht his jokes made me more cranky than ever..

True...i love him and he loves me...there is no doubt about it... but i guess...once in while...it is great to be able to forget all worries and responsibilities and be carefree again...

As he grinningly reminded me...

*A man wants "ilgi ve sevgi" (attention and love) from his wife like he used to get from his mom*

so typical of men!! hahahaha..

*TEM.. i am your wife!! not ur MoM!*

Realization 2

Her birthday was on the 6th.. As parents we hadnt bought her any gift...and in my mind.. i simply couldnt forget that gorgeous dress i saw at Debenhams a few weeks ago... i thought that i would buy that for her birthday..I followed my beloved to the other side of the bridge and straight away went to Cevahir shopping mall in Şişli... Alas!! The dress collection at Debenhams has changed!! that gorgeous dress was no longer there!!!
I looked at the other shops there but well... u see..when one's mind is set on something... ..*sigh*... anyway... i took a bus back to our side of the bridge and headed for bağdat caddesi where there r rows and rows of branded shops.. and can u believe it??? I walked from Bostancı to Caddebostan alongside Bağdat Caddesi and None caught my eyes!! hahahaha a hopeless case indeed!! In the end..i bought her *Scrabble* with the turkish alphabets!! Alhamdulillah... she loves it and we play it all the time as part of our family time...
The next day..i went to Kadiköy coz i had a promise to fulfill..i looked at it before the summer holiday. i liked that something and i thought that it would be just perfect for him... But i thought that i wouşd by it once i got back from Malaysia... Time passed by and i had not the chance to go to kadıköy until last wednesday... Alas!! the shop which sells that thing i wanted to buy is closing down!! That shop is almost empty and that thing i wanted to buy...well.....*sigh*... i bought an almost similar thing from another shop...but yes..
It is obvious that if i like something...i shouldnt hesitate and postpone the purchase till later...2 things and 2 postponement.. and they slipped thru my fingers!! hahahahha...
But looking at it the more positive way... the Türks will say...*kısmet!* ..yes... it is FATE :0
How r things?? Well... Many things have happened...The kids' winter school holiday is over... They spent the first week joining the english and social activities at school... the second week was no less hectic...with hatice, baddin and i attempted *ice skating* at kanyon (hatice fell every 5 mins!! hahaha)...a sleepover between hatice n zeynep and while the rest of the cousins came playing till bedtime...movie watching...a trip to one of our fav television station (STV)..hatice baked her own birthday cakes on friday...and saturday and sunday... while my beloved attended a conference of some sort in izmit... the ladies and kids were given the vip treatment where we were brought to tour around izmit and the surrounding areas by the wives of the businessmen association...Well... since it was a special tour..the director opened the museum esp for us (coz it was sunday)... baddin got to sit on the *padişah (sultan's) chair...he got to stand next to the padişah's bed...etc..etc..we could snaps photos as well where it was normally forbidden...it was really great to take a day off from cooking and be treated exclusively...even the kids found a friend in a 6th grade girl named kevser.. so they were not bored at all!!


The kids? Hatice is on her baby steps towards self independence (pls go to www.haticeveokul.blogspot.com)
and baddin... he is in the process of buiding enough courage to do things....he is not able to *ask* for things he wanna buy..pay himself.. he now has pick up enough courage to take a bath on his own... and i think...slowly.. he will be brave enough towards basic independence.. He also had the *okuma şenliği* where he made people laugh when he said something about..... pls go to www.baddinveokul.blogspot.com for the video...

Life is back to the usual hectic..my beloved n his bro selim r increasing their ankara trip from one day a week to 2 days a week now... the kids r busy with school ..i am making myself busy with things...well.. there r sooo many things to do!! .. and yet in all... we try to find time for each other...a bit stolen moments here and there... family time and games whenever possible coz u see... at the end of the day... it is ur family that counts...the rest comes second....

While waiting for our breakfast at the hotel..
posing at STV's famous *yesil elma* cooking program set
Gosh!! i wouldnt mind having this as my own!! it is simply gorgeous!!

Both hatice and baddin separately bought their own cartoons of milk and paid for them themselves
a road to self confidence (hopefully)

The birthday girl hugging the lil bro..
it will be a miracle to be able to snap a pic of baddin not making funny faces!!

the baking cake process...

We love each other
(hopefully forever :0))
The movie we went to? it was a total mistake..
2 bored kids..
in front of STV (tv station)
the birthday girl with the cousins...
she baked those cakes herself (with a lil bit of help from baddin..)

The businessmen wives (except i)
all xtremely nice!
at the stairs of the padişah's place
aka..museum

Thank You for hopping by. Hope to see you again soon... :0)

13 Comments:

Blogger maklang said...

jangan stress2..nanti cepat naik uban...take care shima..

the kids are so so cute...

February 14, 2009 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger arsaili said...

salam..akak kat mana ey? Istanbul ker? Ada rasa nk ke Istanbul..kalu akak tau pasal package n price untuk tour istanbul for 3-4 days inform me k

February 14, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger sue said...

happy belated birthday to Hatice..dah pandai buat kek, senang mak dia

love your family photo..esp your lovely angels

February 16, 2009 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger Alinlai said...

wah VVIP la hangpa hari tu... keles gitu. :) Hatice nampak sungguh tinggi dan ayu... anak dara sunti dah anak hang tu :)

February 16, 2009 at 4:33 AM  
Blogger NONIE AZIZ said...

setuju ngan alin...hatice memang dah nampak keanak daraannya kak Simah...

February 16, 2009 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger Zek Zek said...

Yeap...i agree with the others...hang kena take extra care on Hatice...jangan bagi orang lain la...bagi kat anak aku bley?

February 16, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Nong said...

Simah dear, u must learn to relax a little and enjoy life. Even with so much chores to do.

Wah... anak dara itu dah pandai masak kek. Hatice looks so matured.

Take care.

February 16, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Mummy Rizq said...

so many things are happening kan simah.. me too sometimes are too bz to update the blog.. hope everythings goes well for you and family...

February 18, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Mama Rock said...

hi simah...you've been busy and me too over here. kids are looking great and you take care too!

February 19, 2009 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger simah said...

mak lang
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heheh biasa la akak.. tak stress tak best kan.. :0)

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arsaili
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adik..akak tak sure la..nanti akak check.. cuba adik tanya *hazia*... she datang sini n ronda semua dia buat sendiri.. her link ada kat akak punya link kat sidebar...akak rasa kalau 3-4 days baik adik jalan sendiri aja.. kat sultan ahmet (blue mosque) tu ada daily city tour.. 3-4 days tak banyak tempat adik boleh pi pun..

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sue
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thanks... memang bila dia dah tau buat semua..mak dia boleh la goyang kaki.. hatice jadi abused daughter mcm cinderella! hahaha

hehe ni plan keji seorang mak! just kidding!
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alinlai
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memang tripple vip ko!

memang cepat betul la hatice membesar..seram aku!!
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nonie
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tu la... tapi bila ada anak pompuan ni memang rasa bertuah betul la nonie... memang sejuk hati.. yg lelaki pun bagus jugak... tapi pompuan lain...
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February 19, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger simah said...

Zek zek
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heheh nanti bila hatice teringin nak kawin dan tak dak calon aku buat advertisement kat blog utk calon calon yg berminat yek? heheh

hang apa khabar?

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kak nong
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saya tak dak chores sangat..i create chores.. (merayap) heheh

yes.. hatice is very matured for her age.. which can be really scary at times coz i simply want her to enjoy her childhood ...being a kid..

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mummy rizq
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i know what u mean... hope things go well at ur end too.. hugs for anak hensem u!!

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mama rock
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ditto! Glad to see u r still rocking!! :0)
take care akak!

February 19, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
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wah wah... banyaknya happening! tak pe, jangan pening-pening. sounds superb.

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