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Cynthia Kersey has been writing about Unstoppable People for over a decade and found that living an unstoppable life always involves giving. People who give and are involved in a purpose that is greater than themselves are the happiest people and live the richest and most meaningful lives imaginable...

(Thank you Abang Zu for sharing this...)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Time To Breathe...

Hi there... it may seem that I don't spend much time on Jules...well, just so you all know, I HAVE been spending loads of time on Jules, the "physical creation" part that is, and that's why I haven't had much time to LOOK at Jules, the tech part. Please do know that my thots are always with you, my dear, dear Jules family, friends and patrons...sometimes the spirit is very willing, but the flesh is just too weak...or there are just too many goons clinging on to me...!!! :) I try to push my body against its natural limits, but at the end of the day, or after 2 whole days, I just simply need to sleep...or become DocOc : multi tasking made easy!

Okay, I'd like to share with you what I've been up to, chronologically, since my last post. Here goes :

Friday , 20 March 2009
Morning : Delivered weekly JulesFudgyliciousness batch to loyal friends at TM
Afternoon : Went galavanting with fellow dolce enthusiast, Wiz the Wiz...showed her the nooks and crannies of KL coz she claims not to know her way round the city.
Evening : Rushed out Fudgy orders for Saturday and Sunday
Night : Packed stuff for Putrajaya escapade; said bye-bye to darling husband who left for Langkawi for a media event; drove to parents' home in Klang where darling goons were nestling during the school break.

Saturday, 21 March 2009
Morning : Woke up at 5am to prepare for Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Escapade; Left Klang at 6.30am, then WHM2929 broke down enroute; detoured to Tony's BigBenz, but WHM2929 couldn't be saved the same day; BroJoe came to the rescue and drove us back to Desa Pandan where we jumped onto WKB4097 to proceed on to Putrajaya; but sadly, we had missed the Hot Air Balloon escapade (my mom insists that it's a blessing in disguise...);
Afternoon : checked in at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside at 2pm; had a fabulous surprise when I met, for the first time, a Facebook friend, Nora, who was also there with her family; got to the room, and...the TV didn't work, the mini fridge was locked, the window was not locked and Thing 1 and 2 had opened it and were happily half jutting outside (TO MY SCREAMING HORROR!!!!!!!!!), couldn't locate the "qiblat" directional sign (which was supposed to be somewhere on the ceiling), which had my parents (in the next room, yup, my parents were with us) complaining inside out, and by this time (after locking back the window) all 3 goons were already jumping on the bed, until the maintenance guy finally got the TV working, after waiting a good 20 minutes or so...sigh...
Evening : (4pm) went to the Hot Air Balloon site but could not see any hot air balloons, only saw rows and rows of food stalls, and kites and super hero balloons flying aflight, the heat was scorching and everyone was hungry; managed to find a table and got some food; then Thing 1 said he felt the call of nature and needed a pottie; so we gobbled down our food and rushed to go back to the hotel...still no hot air balloon in site.
Late Evening/Nite : Thing 1 did his job, and it was then Fun Water Play for all 3 goons in the bathtub of room 2247; after order was regained, we set off to tour Pullman, my sister and niece also popped by; Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside is indeed a gorgeous hotel with brilliant design and architecture...wish I cold say the same about the service...anyways, then grumbling tummies wanted food, so off we went to the hotel's restaurant, b's; oh, I must mention that while touring the hotel, we did catch a sight of 2-4 hot air balloons in flight, from afar; it's a wonder why the balloons didn't cruise by the lovely Putrajaya lake for all to see; anyways, dinner was another fiasco; our table wasn't laid properly, we didn't have any napkins, our pizza was brought to us but we had no plates to eat from, we then had the wrong food delivered, my mediterranean sandwhich with grilled veges was cold, the fries were cold and no one came to our rescue; such a disappointment for a hotel so beautiful...I suppose that's why we've all been told not to judge a book by its cover...But my consolation for the day was the call from Tony to say that WHM2929 is all fine and well, and I did not need to reach far deep beyond the lengths of my pockets...Phewh!

Sunday, 22 March 2009
Morning : Took the goons to the pool, only confined to the kiddy pool coz this momsy was not about to go running or lapping after goons in the absence of their darling ayah; had breakfast, which amazingly turned out better than our experience at dinner the night before; went to the games room and played monopoly; rushed back to the room, showered and packed, and got ready for the 12noon checkout; as soon as I closed the door I realised I had left the boys' milk in the fridge, but I couldn't go back inside coz the key was already cancelled (past 12noon, mind you...very strict you know...); I told this to the lady at the reception and she said, sorry, there's no one to assist me, she can reactivate the room key but I'd need to go back up there myself to get the milk from the fridge; so, I said, it's okay, you can keep the milk...
Afternoon : Off we went in search of Alamanda to grab some lunch; after leaving Precinct 5 where Pullman is, we went round and round and round looking for signboards showing the way to Alamanda, but there were none, and we had given up and decided to just find lunch back in KL, when we finally found the signboard to the mall...phewh...
Evening : We left Alamanda circa 4pm and headed to Nadhrah's for a simple makan2 to celebrate Qawiem's birthday; then we headed back to Klang
Night : left Thing 1 and Thing 2 in Klang and headed back to Desa Pandan with my Cat In The Hat.

Monday, 23 March 2009
Morning : baked fudgies
Afternoon : baked fudgies
Evening : baked fusdgies
Night : prepped ready fudgies and baked a few more

Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Morning, to date : delivered 50 fudgies to the forever-delightful-Fiz-the-Peach and the rest to Jules friends here and there, then headed back home to prep a special birthday surprise...

hhhhhaaaaahhhhh....sigh....that's to date....a bit of time for a strong coffee and a breather...before I'm up and about again with Jules...


wiz said...

...and I thought all this time you have dissapeared far into the clouds in a hot air balloon waving at me from the blue sky above.

I am now consoled he he he.

Juliana Mohd Daud said...

dear wiz...

me in the clouds? i wish, i wish...i wish i could float high above the clouds, looking down on the vast land and oceans beneath me...i wish, i wish...but it's gonna be one heluva task minding all my goons up there, huh? ! :)

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