12 February 2010

Relaxing The Mind

Friday, February 12, 2010
It is time again for some Weekend Reflections hosted by James at Newton Area Photo and Friday’s Fave Five hosted by Susanne at Living To Tell The Story.

I really like the thought of thinking back over our weekly life. It is a good way to reflect and find these hidden gems of blessings. There are a lot of things I am grateful for this week. It has been rough but thankfully turned out fine. My Friday’s Fave Five and Weekend Reflections are:

My Favorite Things | Relaxing The Mind
1. Good blood test and USG results, but most of all my family is safe and sound after the disastrous traffic-light accident. My mother also made great progress. She can take little walks in the morning and the evening without being held. She also can sit in longer periods. Not as long as she used to, but we are getting there.

2. My new camera, the Canon EOS 500D. Mr. Hubby had bought it for me on our 10th Anniversary, but it just arrived this week. The KYOCERA belongs to my daughter now, and I hope that she will take good care of it. I think she will. She decided to create a blog to post her photos and thoughts. Below is a snippet of Amalia's Heart. She is still working on her English. It would be lovely if you could give her some encouragement. Thank you.

In my mosaic above, you can see some new photos of my weekly blessings I have taken. The Canon EOS 500D results are sharper and it is easier for night photography, although it can't zoom as far as the KYOCERA without a special lens. I'm really looking forward to taking up photography again. Things are settling down and I'm beginning to have more time. I've also been learning about Photoshop. I would love to know how to make these beautiful digital scrapbooks I have been seeing all over the Web. But I haven't quite figured it out.

3. The photo at the left bottom of the mosaic shows a Rubik. We are having a lot of fun trying to master it. There are amazing YouTube videos showing people solving it in a very short time. We are still far away from this and as a matter of fact, our Rubik hasn't even been solved yet... Anyway, it's great for the whole family.

4. I have been able to cook by myself again. Staying at the hospital for a long time has made me rely on someone else to help me. Not that I'm a great cook, but I kind of love it. Besides, I can take some photos after it. Can you see the little muffins at the right bottom of the mosaic? My 9-year-old daughter made these muffins with her friend when I went to the hospital to take some health tests. They made it all by themselves without any help, except following a recipe. She called to tell me about this, and I was stunned when arriving at home. They were the best muffins I have ever eaten, although a little bit too hard. I think these girls did a great job.

5. Last but not least, this morning I came upon this beautiful song called Everything performed by Michael Buble. I love the lyrics and of course Michael Buble! Dedicated to all beloved ones in my heart, you make me sing [...] you are my everything. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Thanks for the upload Michael Buble TV

Music is expression of harmony in sound.
Love is the expression of harmony in life
~Stephen F. Gaskin

Thanks for every visit and comment on the Music of My Life.
Keep a song in your heart.

23 appreciated note(s):

Carleen said...

Rosidah, I'm glad to hear that your tests came back with positive results and that your mom is making good progress! How sweet of your daughter and her friends to make muffins for you. :)

And the new camera? Wow! Mabrook!

Anya said...

Hi Rosidah
Very touching post today
its nice to read that your mother is feeling a little better !!
((hugs)) from us
Kareltje =^.^=

Unknown said...

Lest we hurry along too much and not ponder on our blessings. Great reflections and good to have your cheerful voice! Wow! new camera - lucky you!

Susanne said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing a bit better and that everyone one was okay after the accident.

I love photography and cooking too. Have fun learning and using your new camera!

Carrie said...

That is an awesome song by Buble.

Oh my goodness! I just went and read your post on the traffic accident and that is awful! I'm very glad that you are all safe and that your mother is doing better.

Barbara H. said...

How wonderful that your tests came back ok and your mom is doing better.

Traffic accidents are so scary. I'm glad everyone is doing well.

I never could solve a Rubik's cube!

My middle son loves Michael Buble and sings this around the house sometimes. :-)

quilly said...

I am glad that things are looking up health-wise for both you and your mom. I hope your next Friday 5 brings even more wonderful things to celebrate. Enjoy your weekend!

Karyn said...

Glad the health tests were positive and that your mom is doing better.

A new camera is always a wonderful thing - fun to learn. Your photo mosaic is lovely, BTW.

Good for your daughter on beginning a blog! Looks like she is off to a good start - it is cute.

Brenda said...

I especially like Michael Buble as well.

Glad you are enjoying cooking again, I love it too.

Sis said...

Lovely post! I really enjoyed it!

Sis said...

Did I post a comment? I typed one and then it disappeared! lol

I enjoyed your faves today!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

What a NEAT little mosaic! You're talented.

Your #1 in itself is chockful of blessings, isn't it? Love that song, too.

Happy weekend!

Nessa said...

Are rubik's cubes making a come back? We used to play with them all of the time.

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Amanda Moore said...

I am so glad mom is still mending well! And a new Camera! stellar cannot wait to see what you do with it!
*hugs* sweetie!

Kat said...

Very touching post. I love that your daughter and her friend made muffins for you, how sweet. Good luck with the camera, I think you'll enjoy it. Kathy

eileeninmd said...

Sorry to hear about the accident, I am glad your mother is doing better too. Congrats on your new camera and a great post.

Carletta said...

Lovely post with good news all around!
Rubic's cube brings back so many memories. I couldn't do it, my younger brother could. I just saw a show on TV this week - people doing it with their toes.
Congrats on the new camera. Looking forward to seeing lots of pics.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news my friend. I'm so happy for you and your entire family. Glad your mom is doing so well. Congrats on the new camera. How wonderful :) Michael Buble is wonderful. Thanks for sharing that song. It's a good one. Have a wonderful Saturday my friend. xoxoxo

myletterstoemily said...

hi rosidah! so happy that you are doing well
and that your mother is better.

love your list of thankful reflections.

thank you for visiting me. i love your sweet

Anonymous said...

Very creative and well done photos.

James said...

It sounds like things are looking up! I also use a Canon 500D Rebel T1i. I really like it and I bet you will too.
I'm assuming the reflection is in the top left of the mosaic? It looks great and very original.

Anya said...

Wishing you a Valentine's Day
filled with love
and the tender sound
of a voice that gives you comfort.....

Happy Valentine's Day :-)


Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

happily retired gal said...

Lovely 'faves' ... glad you're able to cook again and that your mom's doing better. I enjoyed catching up and listening to Michael Buble's lovely song as I read your post. Thanks for visiting Sacred Ruminations ;-)
Hugs and blessings,