Close Call

I was 8 months pregnant with my son and my husband was living in another town some two hours away by car. He used to commute on the weekends.  I was working full time 9 to 6 but we had a driver who would take me to work and bring me back.

One evening I returned home and when I tried to unlock my door I saw that the lock had been broken and the door was open. I entered my home to see that nothing was out of place. What I didn’t realize immediately was that the intruder might still be in the house hiding somewhere!

I rang up my husband who immediately told me to lock myself in my room and have my pistol ready. In those days I had a pistol which I had learnt how to use. My husband said he would be leaving immediately to come home. We didn’t alert the police because, well, in my country you usually try to avoid getting involved with the police.

When my husband arrived he searched the whole house and thankfully found nobody. Also nothing had been touched. Apparently the intruder had broken the lock but something had scared him before he could enter. What made him run away, we will never know.

Later I realized fully what a close call I had. I don’t know what I would have done had I come face to face with the intruder. I am glad that never happened.

Daily Prompt: Close Call

  1. Листья на заборе | Markovich Arts
  2. Spinning a Web of Words | In Harmony
  3. Silence in the Metro | MC’s Whispers
  4. Close | The Magic Black Book
  5. A knife and “you don’t love me so you have to die” | RPMAS
  6. Daily Prompt: Close Call | 3 Nish on a Journey
  7. Daily Prompt: Close Call | Insanitree
  8. Daily Prompt: Close Call | Basically Beyond Basic
  9. Daily Prompt: Close Call | Under the Monkey Tree
  10. Close. | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. Daily Prompt: Close Call | Awl and Scribe
  12. That One Time I Almost Got Married | Dear Yolandi
  13. A(n?) Haiku for you… | thoughtsofrkh
  14. Live peacefully | crookedeyebrows
  15. Just missing the femoral artery | alienorajt
  16. DAILY PROMPT: TOO CLOSE TO CALL | SERENDIPITY
  17. The man with nine lives: Part III | noah121weiss
  18. 25/11 Daily Prompt: Close Call | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  19. Close Call: Nowhere Man | James Clegg
  20. A Petulant Pimple and a Middle Finger Salute | sayanything
  21. ermahgerhd | Almost Dead
  22. Walk in the dark. | Whispered Words
  23. Daily Prompt: Close Call | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  24. On the Road Again With A Close Call | Kansa Muse
  25. So close…. | Inside of love
  26. Close Call | Flowers and Breezes
  27. Close as a close thing | Kate Murray
  28. Woke Up As A Eunuch* | Finale to an Entrance
  29. Living on… | Haiku By Ku
  30. The Train On The Track | The Jittery Goat
  31. Molotov cocktail | Life is great
  32. Daily Prompt: Close Call – Why I Won’t Ride a Bike | I Hope You’re Taking Notes
  33. Daily Prompt: Close Call | Sued51’s Blog

DIY Fairy tale Prop Tutorial

Ever had cartons left over that you didn’t know what to do with? Here is a great idea and lots of fun for your little ones. Just turn it into a prop based on your child’s favorite character. Great for birthday parties! My son loves fairy tales so I made a “Jack and the Beanstalk” and a “Red Riding Hood” for him.

 

What you will need:

1 big carton

Oil pastels

Box cutter

Hot glue gun

Scissors

Some felt and accessories like buttons, ribbon

Cut along the edge of the carton so you can open it out. Lay it out flat. Now one side will be used to make the main drawing and the rest for the stand. Cut the one piece for the main drawing leaving the piece for the stand in tact. The main piece should be the height of your child. Make sure the cardboard is thick enough for the piece to remain upright.

Sketch2511744Measure the size of your child’s face and draw the face towards the top of the cardboard. You  don’t have to draw in the features as this piece will be cut away. Using a box cutter cut carefully the face you drew and then check that your child can fit his/her face easily.

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Face cut away from main drawing

Draw the rest of the character and the scene.

Color in the drawing. Oil pastels work well on cardboard. Make sure you cover the entire cardboard. Use felt and other accessories like buttons and ribbon to add some details. Make the hair of the character using felt. It looks great. It should come over the piece you cut on the hair line to look natural.

Now for the stand. First reinforce the piece of cardboard you have colored by gluing with the hot glue gun some pieces of cardboard on any bends. This will keep it straight. Next check the height of your child and estimate at what height you will glue the cardboard to the stand.

Take the piece shown in white in the first drawing and fold the bottom flaps inward (like the carton was originally) gluing  together the bottom flaps. Now glue the colored cardboard piece to the stand at the correct height. You can add extra pieces of cardboard at the back to reinforce.

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Let the fun begin!

Friday Fictioneers: Headless

headless

 

They had been married two months ago. Even though they didn’t have much money, they were getting by and were immensely happy with each other.

That evening her husband promised to take her to her favorite restaurant. She wore the red dress and gold earrings he had brought her and he told her she looked like a queen. They arrived at the restaurant at 7:14 pm.

Unfortunately several policemen were also dining at the restaurant. At 7:27 pm, a young man on foot made his way towards the restaurant and blew himself up. The bodies of the young couple were found next to the head of the bomber.

Word Count: 105

Confidence Games

Am I good at what I do? At the end of the day I always think I could have done something better. This drives me to be even better the next time.

Yesterday some ladies and I had a Meena Bazar for charity. I was in charge of the stall for handicrafts where several ladies had put in a lot of hard work to display for sale beautifully hand crafted items. I had also prepared different things like cross stitched wall hanging, painted shirts for children, hand crafted hair accessories, decorative boxes etc.

The lady in charge of the whole proceedings was very kind to tell me that she had noticed that I put in a lot of effort in what I do. I agree with her.  When I accept an assignment I put in every effort to do it to the best of my ability.

And that is the reason why 4 years ago, I quit my job. Even though my employers had given me a few months to work from home following my maternity leave I found that I couldn’t do justice to my office work nor to my new duty as a mother. So rather than doing something half heartedly I decided to quit my job and concentrate on being a mother.

I soon found out that this new job was to be the toughest assignment I had ever handled!

There are so many factors that come into play when raising a child that it is easy to be overwhelmed.

I started comparing my child with others which put a big dent in my confidence. “That child is only a few months older than my son, why is he so much bigger?” “He ate up all his food and my son just nibbled on some bread, why is he like that?” I wish I would not forget that every child is different and as long as he is meeting his milestones there is nothing to worry.

As a mother what is the criteria for knowing how well I am doing? Is it how healthy my son is? Or how well behaved? Well he is only four so it’s a bit early to judge, but if I am able to give him all the tools he needs to be an effective member of society I think I would have succeeded.

Daily Prompt: I Have Confidence in Me

  1. Confident | Relax
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  3. Daily Prompt: I Have Confidence in Me | kimmiecode 🙂
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  8. Daily Prompt: I Have Confidence in Me | Moments Thru Lens
  9. S. Thomas Summers | A Teacher’s Unusual Duties: Up, Up, and Away
  10. Daily Prompt : I Have Confident in Me | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
  11. Daily Prompt: I Have Confidence in Me | Awl and Scribe
  12. I Have Confidence in Me | Kansa Muse
  13. Believe in yourself | Kate Murray
  14. Daily Prompt: I Have Confidence in Me | Everyday Adventures
  15. At What Should We Be Good? | The Jittery Goat
  16. Confidence | thinkerscap
  17. Are We Good At Blogging?
  18. ermahgerhd | and then i met this man
  19. Daily Prompt: Have Confidence in Me | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  20. Writing | Life is great
  21. Sunday Confessions | Cheri Speak
  22. On My Way, But Not There Yet . . . | meanderedwanderings
  23. Head Held High | Daily Prompt | Word Disorder
  24. I Have Confidence in Me | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  25. Daily Prompt; I have confidence in me! | sixty, single and surviving
  26. I Have Confidence in Me: Neo | Khana’s Web
  27. Daily Prompt: I Have Confidence in Me | lifebeinggirly
  28. Daily Prompt: Confidence Game | Morrighan’s Muse
  29. Inability to be political | Historiefortelling
  30. PowerPoint: Image Editor! | Nerdy Woman
  31. Petey’s Adventure Continues… | Haiku By Ku

My Playtime

When my son is at school and I have time to myself and when the weather is cooler I cycle around the lake near my house. Feeling the air on my face is revitalizing. Unfortunately I have to put my cycle away when it gets hot (a good 7 months) in Dubai and so I really look forward to the “winter” months here in the desert.

My “playtime” is in the morning when there are not many people out. Most of the children come out to play in the afternoon.

And here I am on my cycle and my cycling path way:

At other times I like to play around with my craft material and make different things. I do this almost on a daily basis. I usually have some project that I am working on. My latest project was converting a piece of cardboard into Jack and Beanstalk  and Red Riding Hood using oil pastels and some felt. This was for my son’s birthday party for the children to pose and take pictures. I am happy to report that the children had a great time with it!

Daily Prompt: Playtime

  1. Writing is my play | Now Have At It!
  2. Bzebza’s family | Markovich Arts
  3. 24/11 Daily Prompt: Playtime | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  4. Daily Prompt : Playtime | bambangpriantono
  5. ermahgerhd | Children’s Ward
  6. Playtime | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  7. Daily Prompt: Playtime | Under the Monkey Tree
  8. Spending time by the beach in St Ives, Cornwall | Laura’s Little Things
  9. Applaud God | Prayers and Promises
  10. Horse Play | Eyes to Heart
  11. The World Is My Playground | The Jittery Goat
  12. Daily Prompt: Playtime | MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts
  13. Playtime | Kate Murray
  14. Playtime: | Khana’s Web
  15. Playtime: Solstice | Khana’s Web
  16. It’s official: I am reading America. | Butterfly Mind
  17. Daily Prompt : playtime | Mon beau manoir
  18. Daily Prompt: Playtime | Kawanee’s Korner
  19. DAILY PROMPT: PLAYTIME! | SERENDIPITY
  20. Hopeless Chest | Charron’s Chatter
  21. Daily Prompt: Playtime | life n me!
  22. The Lurker’s List | When Times Get Rough, We Gotta Play Ball
  23. Daily Prompt: Playtime | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  24. “Playtime” | Relax
  25. Play and Bake… | A Crazy Chef
  26. Playing it out ! | Life Confusions
  27. Daily Prompt: Playtime | crookedeyebrows
  28. Manifesting Nuggets: Games Dreamers Play | All the Snooze That’s Fit to Print
  29. truth is polished in | y
  30. Playtime | gorgeous little thieves
  31. What Part of Play Don’t You Understand? | Just Visiting This Planet
  32. Play Time | Flowers and Breezes

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

I gave my son his shorts to wear… and he put them over his head!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

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  30. WordPress weekly photo challenge: unexpected – and 50% off my photo calendars | Perfecting Motherhood
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  43. Best Seat on the House | Monochrome
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  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected (Reflection on Work) | What’s (in) the picture?
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Living in Fear

My husband was posted in the volatile Frontier Province of Pakistan. At that time I was working so we decided that I would stay in Islamabad and he would commute over the weekends.

Just a few weeks before, my husband’s colleague had been kidnapped as he returned to the factory with his wife. The kidnappers wore policemen’s uniforms and pretended they were taking him away for questioning. They left his wife and the car. When the family discovered he had been kidnapped they arranged for the ransom. He was released after a week, alive but terribly shaken.

One evening as we talked on the phone my husband told me that he was going on a field visit the next morning. I was a bit concerned but I didn’t say anything as, after all he had to do his job.

The next morning even before I had woken up I received a call asking for my husband. “But this is not his number”, I answered “Who’s calling?”

“I am calling from the security company and we are trying to call him but we can’t get through.”

“Is everything all right?” I panicked.

“Actually, the panic button in his car was triggered and we are trying to contact him now.”

The panic button had been installed in all the company cars since the kidnapping to alert the security company if a possible kidnapping was taking place.

“This is it.” I thought, “My husband has been kidnapped.” I told the man about his field visit and that there would be others with him so he should try to contact the others as well.

I spent the next few minutes trying to call my husband and agonizing over how I would arrange the ransom money and whether I would ever see him ever again.

My phone rang. It was my husband. “Don’t worry. It was a false alarm. I just cleared it with the security company.”

Relief enveloped me. That lump in my throat cleared.

“Why was your phone off?”

“We were passing through an area where the reception was bad.”

“Ok. Call me when you reach the factory safely.”

My husband worked in that area for two years. Whenever he would travel he would be armed and with a bodyguard. I could not relax until he would message me that he had arrived at his destination. Finally when my son was born, he decided he had had enough and started to look for other jobs.

We have been living in Dubai since then for the last three years and we have never felt unsafe again.

Daily Prompt: Safety First

  1. Daily Prompt: Safety First | Under the Monkey Tree
  2. Getting Back Up | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  3. Unsafe At Any Speed | The Jittery Goat
  4. Dailypost/safety | annetteharris42
  5. A tale of two cities on 9/11 | Beth Byrnes
  6. Cat Pics : Safety First | Icezine
  7. Castle of Fear | Prayers and Promises
  8. Never Confuse An RV With An ATV | Spirit Lights The Way
  9. At the deep end | vicariously in love with you
  10. A Confession From the Back Seat of a Van | sayanything
  11. Sweet home, The Forest | brorsadu
  12. Unsafe | Bullet holes in the wall
  13. The Mess of Messina | ok.megan.
  14. Daily Prompt: Safety First | Awl and Scribe
  15. Safety? What’s that? | alienorajt
  16. Lion’s Den | JC Bride ~
  17. The Shatter | thinkerscap
  18. Face your fear – feel safe | crookedeyebrows
  19. Safe arms | Historiefortelling
  20. Daily Prompt; Unsafe and scared witless | sixty, single and surviving
  21. Should I stay or should I go? | Rob’s Surf Report
  22. Scarred | vic briggs
  23. Mother Nature’s no lady | LynnSlyWrites
  24. Lived To Tell About It | Just Visiting This Planet
  25. Without Without – Daily Prompt: Safety First « Thoughts of a wandering drunk
  26. Edgar Allen Poe Made Me Do It! | Mountains or Molehills
  27. Seeking Refuge In An Angry Place | Kansa Muse
  28. Daily Prompt: Safety First | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  29. DIY And Safety | Flowers and Breezes
  30. DAILY PROMPT: NO SAFE PLACE? | SERENDIPITY
  31. Torn | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  32. Daily Prompt: Safety First | life n me!
  33. Bake your Fears, feel Safe! | A Crazy Chef
  34. Just Yesterday | djgarcia94
  35. Safe Haven | Real Life Co.
  36. Silence in the Metro | MC’s Whispers
  37. DAILY PROMT: SAFETY FIRST | thoughts and entanglements
  38. Daily Prompt: Safety First | Basically Beyond Basic
  39. Safety First: A First Date Gone Terribly Wrong | melanielynngriffin
  40. Safety First | The Nameless One
  41. Daily Prompt: Safety First | From Slacker To Scribe
  42. Dinosaur hunting | Kate Murray
  43. They may not have given chase but I ran. Well, walked fast paced anyway… | thoughtsofrkh
  44. The unseen danger | Life is great
  45. Daily Prompt: Safety First | The Blogging Path

Perspective

My husband has this irritating habit that he must note down all expenses in his irritating little program on the computer as soon as he can. It drives me crazy. Yesterday I was in the mall and as soon as I paid for coffee I got a message from him (while he was at work) to place the receipts on his computer table. Now how am I supposed to do that if I’m still in the mall?

When he comes back from Saudi Arabia in the middle of the night, he checks if I have put all the receipts on his table and if I missed one when I get up in the morning he has sent me a message telling me to put it in the right place. I’m sure he is itching to wake me up in the middle of the night to ask me about it.

On the other hand it’s just because he is so organized that I don’t have to worry about anything. When we travel he has already planned everything and I know we won’t face any problems. He loves to make me feel pampered and comfortable. He’ll upgrade our flights or book us in a nice waiting lounge.

Then at home all our important documents have been scanned, backed up and organized so that if ever needed I would know exactly where to find everything. In our ten years of marriage I cannot remember a single instance when we lost an important document or left home without one.

So even though he drives me crazy sometimes, I really can’t do without him.

Daily Prompt: Perspective

  1. Pitch Perspective | The Magic Black Book
  2. Daily Prompt: Perspective | Under the Monkey Tree
  3. Perspectives | Kate Murray
  4. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Perspective – Love
  5. Perspective | James Clegg
  6. Random Experiment Time | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  7. CLOWNS DRIVE ME CRAZY | seifsalamakarem
  8. Sorry, distracted by my happy place… | thoughtsofrkh
  9. The Legion | vicariously in love with you
  10. alienorajt
  11. Lessons For Life, Don’t Let Them Drive You Crazy | The Jittery Goat
  12. Daily Prompt: Perspective | crookedeyebrows
  13. moodling onward | sarahscapes
  14. Daily Prompt: Perspective | Awl and Scribe
  15. Silly Little Prompt | CombatBabe
  16. Red Needles (Perspective) | photo potpourri
  17. Absolutely Bonkers | sayanything
  18. writemybrainsout
  19. From There to Here | Anniemation Floe
  20. Puzzling Perspective | Finale to an Entrance
  21. Daily Prompt: Perspective – Love | thoughts and entanglements
  22. Daily Post: Perspective | Through the Eye of Bastet
  23. Perspective | Braised Pork on Rice
  24. Gloom | Flowers and Breezes
  25. Daily Post: Perpective – Haiku | Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library
  26. Daily Prompt: Perspective | Death’s Opinions On Life
  27. Tickling… | Haiku By Ku
  28. Daily Prompt: Perspective | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  29. PERSPECTIVE IS WHERE YOU’RE COMING FROM | SERENDIPITY
  30. My How Times Have Changed | Cheri Speak
  31. Perspective | Kansa Muse
  32. The plumber | Life is great
  33. The Daily Prompt: (Perspective) — A Drive past Diepsloot | Nicki
  34. DP Challenge, Perspective: The Baby Who Did Not Stand Much Chance « Morning Pages
  35. “Perspective” | Relax
  36. 223. Perspective | Barely Right of Center
  37. Perspective Minus The Judgment | Kelly Kuhn
  38. The Land of Inequality: UK or USA? | vic briggs
  39. Perspective | Lost in Translation
  40. Daily Prompt: Perspective | Basically Beyond Basic

Scary rides

What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?

I am most scared of sitting in a rollercoaster and nothing in the world will get me to do it.

In 2000 I was visiting London with my family and one fine day I decided to visit the Millennium Dome. There was a ride there which was called something like Gravity Drop. The name itself was intimidating enough and should have kept me away from it, but I was in one of those moods where you want to try everything.

So I sat in it. Very slowly I was lifted up and was enjoying the view. So far so good. And just when I was all relaxed, it happened. The. Gravity. Drop. I reached the bottom but most of my organs were left behind all the way at the top. That was when I decided that I would never sit in one of those rides again. Never again.

A roller coaster is even worse. It is several Gravity Drops merged into one. That is why I don’t go near them. In 2004 I visited Los Angeles but did not venture near Disneyland and its treacherous rollercoasters. Instead I preferred to go to Universal Studios where the rides are theme based and leave your organs intact.

Daily Prompt: Fright Night

  1. The inequality in Gender Equality: A simply case of “Ladies First” | I am Mike Obiora
  2. Frightening | The Magic Black Book
  3. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Under the Monkey Tree
  4. Eek! Agggh! “Splat!” | Anniemation Floe
  5. Cut it off.. | ayimas
  6. Fright | The Nameless One
  7. FRIGHTENING | thinkerscap
  8. Light Scatters Fright … | Eyes to Heart
  9. Fear is for Sissys | mostlytrueramblings
  10. For A Drink I Can Conquer The World | The Jittery Goat
  11. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Awl and Scribe
  12. Maybe If You Paid Me | sayanything
  13. Afraid of the dark? | vicariously in love with you
  14. Afraid of the dark? | vicariously in love with you
  15. Frightening | JC Bride ~
  16. Are you afraid of the dark yet? | vicariously in love with you
  17. Fear takes baqckseat | crookedeyebrows
  18. Daily prompt: Fright night | ferwam
  19. alone | not4faintheartsblog
  20. “Fright Night” | Relax
  21. The little red shovel #philippines #poetry #dpchallenge | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  22. Standing up to fear | alienorajt
  23. The Daily Prompt: Fright Night | The Land Slide Photography
  24. Daily Prompt: Fright Night | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  25. Hi, My Name is H. I Am an Acrophobe (Among Other Things) | Running Feet, Wandering Mind
  26. Fear-fall | Daily Prompt | Word Disorder
  27. Let Me Down | Kansa Muse
  28. Scary Adventure… | Haiku By Ku
  29. Scared | Life is great
  30. Moments Of Fear | Flowers and Breezes