Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I was made very happy by a lady in this building to whom I gave a green necklace. She liked it so much she wore it to work and got lots of compliments on it. She sent me a note to that effect.
That made my day, appreciation goes a very long way!
Monday, December 29, 2008
I am not overly fond of bees, hornets, wasps for that reason!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
It was called Vivah and is directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya.
It is the story of a Hindu family, a matchmaker, and an arranged introduction of two young people for the purpose of marriage.
It shows the closeness of Indian families and some of the customs which pertain to Hindu marriage. Many of the customs are similar to Muslim marriage customs as well which include the Henna ceremony done on the bride's hand to signify happiness and joy.
Words really cannot describe the feelings that this wonderful movie evoked in me. It brought back so many wonderful weddings I have been a guest at in Pakistani circles in Toronto and I saw so many similarities between the two religions, with the exception of the dowry. In Islam, the dowry must be given by the husband to his wife and it is becomes her property alone.
Well, this is now my fourth day of being most unwell. I don't feel any better at all. My friend Irene came over and handed me a herbal remedy to take. Naturally, I could not invite her in!
My son Ken will be coming later in the afternoon and bring me some food which was actually his share of the Christmas dinner, cheesecake and eggnog. He also will not be invited in.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I've come down with a sore throat and a bad case of the sniffles plus I am absolutely freezing!
It was just as well that the kids did not come from Kitchener - my son understood and didn't mind that I had to cancel dinner.
Hopefully this little bug will pass real soon and I will be back to my normal self! In the meantime, I will amuse myself with this little blog!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This picture; off the Internet signifies to me, a loving and comfortable place for family and friends to retreat from the hurts of the world and to draw strength from each other. The warmth of the fireplace brings back my childhood and the crackling of our fireplace when the Quebec winds howled outside the sturdy brick walls.
The lighted Christmas tree signifies the light of God to me, as it illuminates and purifies us on our journey back to Him.
Whether we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Eid, may we all remember our Creator and the one who understands us best.
Blessings to all and enjoy the warm and cosy feelings which this season brings.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
My heart was in my throat as I heard the news on the radio and I called my girlfriend who lives in that block of townhouses. She was in great distress, as were all the neighbours.
It was her little son's best friend who was killed. Bentley oftentimes ate at their place, and visited almost every day with his friend, Greg. These two little five year old boys were inseparable.
She learned that the mother had been transferred to Hamilton General Burn Unit with severe burns. At that stage, the dog was still missing but later on he turned up at my friend's door.
Such a tragedy.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I hope to go back in a few more years to see everybody again!
Ah, summer vacations, away from the routine of life!