We finally got Unifi installed at the house after more than 2 years of waiting and getting rebuffed with the same message of "missing address" or "dah tak ada port".
And for the first time we are watching tv uninterruptedly despite the heavy rain outside.
|TM in the TV cabinet|
We only subscribed to the VIP5 package, and yet uploading and downloading stuff from the 'net is sufficiently speedy and we no longer get "sakit hati" with the constant timeouts when browsing the 'net, especially when pictures are involved.
Even Yaya is happily browsing on her tablet, looking up gardening resources to expand her herb garden and new recipes for freezing now that we've got a bigger freezer.
Today, for the first time I made 6 pizza crusts for the freezer, and they turned out okay and now freezing nicely.
|Pizza crusts in the freezer|
I know, they look more like pita bread, but the boys prefer these fat, fluffy crusts to the thinner crispy ones that I like.
However, since the very reason we are freezing food stuff is to make it easier to prepare their favorite food, thick pizza crusts it is that get frozen.
We are planning to make more food stuff for the freezer this week - pau, karipap, roti canai, bread, gravy, meatballs, fishcakes, pasta sauce - as these pre-prepared food makes food preparation while on the go become less chaotic.
The boys' days are full - day school, religious school, homework, taekwondo, music lessons, basketball training - which means Yaya's days are full too as she ferries them everywhere and supervises their school work.
There isn't much time to spare, what with cleaning up after two boisterous boys who seem to demand constant attention, two cats who are equally attention seekers and having a life of our own.
I help out with tutoring them in my free time, the sewing and mending too, but food preparation that involves baking, roasting, or anything to do with the oven is what I love doing most.
I just love the fresh smell of bread baking, the scrumptious smell of pies cooling on the rack, and stretching gooey cheese as we break open cheese buns, still warm from the oven.
Kneading dough is such a soothing activity, just like sewing and embroidery work, which I love too.
Whenever I get stuck with work, I will start baking or sewing.
They keep the hands productive, but free the mind to think things through, and enable me to maintain some sense of balance.
I used to drive to clear my mind, but now I realise that driving around aimlessly not only wastes petrol, it also contributes to air quality degradation, traffic congestion and cost of car maintenance.
Besides, with the state of the roads in Selangor nowadays, it can be right down dangerous.