Reflection... and Award Fulfilment Time!Friday, December 18, 2009
It's the end of the year and time to reflect upon the year's happenings. This year is the only year that I have became a full-time homemaker after spending many years working in corporate offices.
Gardening gave me great pleasures and networking since started blogging (this is my 100th post!) about plants in February this year. I have found many friends (that's you!) who share generously their experience in gardening and growing plants that I have never known before.
Below is a pic of my Gloxinia in its second flush of blooms before I prune all the leaves.
While I love to discover and grow new plants, I have never put any effort in discovering garden creatures. Below is a pic of a creature that I took but I do not what it is ;-)
Although I am married and older, most of my friends are single and young and they are my livewire! I am behind the little ball in the pic below.
My other favourite past-time is baking. I have brushed up on this skill by baking lots of cakes this year. Thanks to all my good friends who finished off all my cakes even when they weren't baked well in the beginning. My current best is fruitcake using an ordinary recipe my friend, Joy found. I called it Fruitcake Joy as I have baked many loaves with her this festive season.
I am also in charge of gifts to reward kids at our children's church, something which I have been doing for the last 8 years. This year, we had gift shop 3 times. Below are some of the items I normally get for the kids.
I hope that Year 2009 has been a fruitful year for you!