Saturday, 3 October 2009

Weekend is here!

Yes, weekend is here. I don't know whether to rejoice or not because my weekends are no longer restful.

I went back to the farm really early so I could get some packing done quickly. A church kindergarten had ordered our gardening products as part of their lesson plan. It's important for children to experience the growing process so that they can learn. We're already getting feedback from some parents about how excited and impatient their kids are in seeing the seeds germinate.

We've sent emails to teachers to remind the kids not to drown the young seedlings with too much water. It has happened in one preschool. Every kid who walks by waters the plants until the poor vegetables died.

I dropped by best friend's house in the afternoon to send her some stuff and was invited to lunch with the family out in the patio. Of course, we spent more time discussing about how to improve the business more than anything else.

Then I hurried home to be with my kids who have been so understanding yet I feel are getting quite neglected during the weekends. SK has gone out to study together with his friends, and YK's easy to handle. I went to the fishfarm with him and now I'm in his good books again.

Rusty's eye ball is still blood red. Most people, even the vet, were puzzled with the condition. I guess we can only tell what's wrong after meeting the eye specialist on Monday. I forsee a huge medical bill coming. He's now hiding under the desk because he could sense a storm coming.

Pity the weather's been gloomy and cloudy all day. It's mid-autumn festival, a day where family and friends gather to admire the bright mid-autumn moon and eat mooncakes. Looking at the weather, I doubt the moon will be visible tonight but who knows, sometimes miracles do happen.


Nick Phillips said...

As for me, I'm glad the weekend is here cos I so need the rest. And I do hope there's nothing seriously wrong with Rusty's eye.

auntielucia said...

I like all parts of the week, but especially on Tuesday when Channel U shows "City Discoveries" at 8pm. (I measure out my life by TV programs!)

Seedlings: y don't you teach the kids how to make taugey, Indon style? Wet a banana leaf and a couple of pandan leaves and use them to wrap a handful of green beans. Leave in a cool dark place and sprinkle lightly with water, if banana leaf looks dry. Within 24 hours you wld have some nice curly beansrpouts for soup or salad!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Oh yeah, mooncake festival, ahhhhh, I sure hope to have some right now :()

Blur Ting said...

Nick - Wah, you're lucky to get rest during weekends!

Blur Ting said...

Auntie Lucia - You have the most enviable lifestyle!

Most schools already have the greenbean sprouting thing, so this vegetable growing kit is a step forward.

Blur Ting said...

MH - Oops, you may have to travel for hours to Portland to get some right? I should have sent you some!!

The World According To Me said...

You are so busy these days. But it must be a rewarding busy.
Mooncakes, what are these?

Blur Ting said...

World - Typical mooncakes are round or rectangular pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 4-5 cm thick. A thick filling usually made from lotus seed paste is surrounded by a relatively thin (2-3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are rich, heavy, and dense compared with most Western cakes and pastries. They are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea.

Info from WIki