Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Christmas Preparations ! and A Visit To River Indus Park



Hello  dear  friends !


Hope   and  pray    that   all   of  you   are   feeling   the   excitement   of   season   and   are   busy   in   preparation   for  Christma   the  most   enthusiastic  event   of  the   year  which   pour   life   in   dull   routines   of   usual   days :)


According  to  news   weather   is  being   disturbing   in   some   part  of  lands  specially  in  united states of america .   

Still  there  is   much   liveliness  and  excitement  seems   to  roam  about   due  to  coming  holiday   and  Christmas . Everybody    seems   to   enjoy   all  the  enthusiasm  and  fun  related  to  festival .

Through   the  blogging   world  has   squeezed  for  me  ,i  can   feel  the  almost   same   sense  of  happiness  inside  me :)
as  i  am  truly  enjoying  the  knowing   about   fellow   dear   people   who   just   like   us   celebrate   their   festival  with   all   the   traditional    style   by   buying   gifts  for   loved  ones  ,making   festive  meals   and  being   together !


All  what  we  do  here  on  our  festival   like  Eid ! We   all     create   reasons   for   our  joys   and   pleasures   and   we   all    celebrate   them   with   same  positive   and   optimistic  perspective  that   "life   is   beautiful   against  all  odds" 

What   i   LOVE   most   about   Christmas   is

 " giving  gifts  to   loved   ones "

this   is  very   beautiful   part  of  the  event   when   everybody   seems  to  

"think  about   others  rather  than  just  himself"

This  makes   this  wonderful   Christmas  more  special .

Each   hearts  feel   for  other  heart  ,thinks  for  his  likes  and  dislikes  try   to  buy   or  prepare  gift  according  to  the  likening  of  his  loved  ones . Whole  process  takes  long   period   of  time   and  this  is  what  matters  most  that   we   take  time  to  think  about   others .

Either   we   here  on  our  yearly  festival  Eid  give  each   other  gifts  but  they   are  mostly   sweets  and  chocolates  packets  or  cash  which  called  Eidi.

But   buying  goodies  or  making  gifts  with  hands  is  not  in  here  and  i  want  to  start  this  lovely   tradition  here  in  my  family  too hope  you  won't  mind :) i  think  learning  is  good?

anyway  sweet   people  ,

HAPPY  CHRISTMAS   PREPARATIONS!!!

Enjoy  the  sensational  season!

Now  sharing   some  pics  from  our  recent  visit  to   the  park  situated  beside  the  river  Indus ,  and  than  next  day  to  city  hospital    for  the  checkup (story  next  time).


   Last  sunday  when  i  came  out  in  front  yard  the  whole  tree  was  beaded  with  crows  ,they  flew  when  i  tried  to  capture  the  interesting  view

we  decided  to  visit  the  park  45  minutes  drive  away  from  our small city  khairpur




  Hubby  did  not  wore  his  fav  black  jacket  as  he  thought  if  it  rained ,it  will  spoil his jacket (annoying!)  we  saw   a  large  family  was  getting  in  boat  for  riding 


     due  to  freezing  northern  weather  river  had  less   water  ,barrage door  were  closed ,view  was  serene 


  medicines  effect  can be seen  in slight swelling  on  face  and  little  dizziness  as  hubby  was  asking  me  to  stay  away  from  water  as  he  doesn't  know  swimming  lol  


  we  were  early  as  park  get  crowded  from  evening ,instead  of  busy  sides  where  rides  were  we  sat  for  while  near   water 


               wind  was  cold  so  i  wore  sweater  and  shaal , quick  shot  by  younger  son

                                 My  naughty  one!,taking  selfie 


      found  this  spot  appealing !  stood  for  quite  a  while       


The  man  in  boat  asked  us  to  take  ride  but  we  did  not  though  i  wanted  to  send  him  some  money  but  hubby  said  he  could  mind  as  he  is  peasant not  bagger 

our  northern  areas  having  heavy  snow  and  quetta  which  is  in  southern  part  of  country  though  and  not  much  far  from  our  city  is  bearing  minus  10 c.

Temperature  in  our  city  drops  to  3  or  4  and  rise till 21 or  less  so  WE  ARE  HAVING  STRONG  WINTERS  .

Take  great  care  lovely   people  ,stay  blessed  with   beauty  of  soul  and  peace   of  heart!

God  Bless  You  All!!! 

42 comments:

  1. I love to see your photos!! Its beautiful where you are,, and yes making gifts is a wonderful tradition to share and thats the wonderful part of blogging we all can share our ideas,, we have always given homemade gifts at Christmas, its a tradition in our family, either food gifts or crafted gifts, enjoy your celebrations and take care of your health, I smiled when you said you husband wanted you stay clear of the water because he doesn't swim lol,, he does love you lol,,

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    1. dear Laurie i loved visiting your place and knowing how excitingly you are preparing for the Christmas ,i loved your tree specially ,wonderful tradition indeed

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  2. It's always lovely to go to a park for an afternoon! You look good in the colour blue, it suits you!

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  3. thank you dear Debra ,my uniquely special friend ,brilliantly outspoken!

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  4. Great pictures as always. I also love the Christmas holiday and this time of year. Being with family and friends is the most important part for me. Of course I also love the food :) I would like to learn more about Eid.

    Have a great week!

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    1. thank you Brain ,
      either i love the delicious meals on festivals!

      i would love to share about our yearly festivals as well time to time

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  5. I have enjoyed learning about your culture too. Your gentle spirit has a unique view on the world. Thank you for sharing your day.

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    1. Thank you dear Linda!

      Either i am enjoying learning about your glorious culture and traditions!

      I think this is your own wonderful vision that you find in me my friend !

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  6. The best part of festive celebrations is being with those you love. Your walk in the park with your beloved family is a blessing. I hope the medicine you're taking is helpful to you and you feel better soon.

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    1. Agreed my dear friend!

      Being together as family is most important thing regarding festivals.
      To be honest either introverts like me enjoy such family gatherings:)

      Thank you for your precious best wishes dear

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  7. Festive occasions are special especially if we can be with family and friends and we show love for one another in small ways. Thank you for sharing your walk by the river. It was good to see other families there and that you also found a quiet place before you went for your checkup. I hope that it went well and you feel better soon.

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    1. You are so right dear friend !

      Such occasions give us chance to get together and feel that without family our existence cannot achieve meaning as drop of water has no value when out of it's pond.

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  8. Family and friends are important during the holidays. The food and presents are a bonus!

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    1. Very true dear Marie!

      Being with family and friends make us important and complete

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  9. I always feel at peace near the water. It is beautiful there where you are. The thing I like most about Christmas is that it makes us stop to say we love our people. It is something we should do all year long but sometimes let ourselves become too busy. I am looking forward to seeing your baked goodies. Can I give you a simple recipe?
    In a large (13x9 inch)cake pan melt one stick of butter
    Add 1 and 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs and press into butter to make a firm crust
    Pour one can of sweetened condensed milk over the crust.
    Pour 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips onto crust (I sometimes mix in other small candies for a total of 2 cups)
    Cover with 1 and 1/3 cups of coconut
    Top that with 1 cup of chopped nuts
    Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
    Let cool and cut into squares.

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    1. I can sit near water for hours dear Emma! This is therapeutic!

      Agreed that expressing our love for each other should not be bound with festivals only it must be revealed throughout the year!

      THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAR EMMA FOR SUCH SWEETNESS!!!

      Perfect gift for Christmas :)

      I would love to try this delicious sounding recipe my friend! And each bite will take as your Gift ! Thank you

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  10. Happy celebrating, Baili! Not much snow here yet, just a few flurries. It is a wonderful time of year. Happy Eid to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you dear Sandi!

      In Pakistan there is lots of snow near my native northern areas and some southern part near our this city so cold is at almost it's peak .

      Yes in spite of all the harsh weather people are enjoying this beautiful part of the year and proving that heat of love is powerful that cold of snow haha

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  11. What lovely pictures of your family, Baili. You have a handsome young son. I think it's special that you want to start making homemade goodies for loved ones - I think that is the best kind of gift. Jess makes homemade cookies every year for family and friends, and they sure are good. It sounds like you are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season, Baili. And I hope you are feeling well. : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you dear Sheri!

      You have such wonderful daughters as Jess and Nel both are Amazing in their skills of arranging and decorating!

      Yes i am enjoying all the excitement of this thrilling season my friend

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  12. Happy Holidays Baili, thanks for sharing the lovely photos!

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    1. Happy holidays dear Christine!

      Here holidays are starting from 22 Dec .waiting for them as early rising and going school for kids in such cold is tough

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    1. Thank you Joe!
      Hope you are also enjoying your's .

      Eagerly waiting for your festive posts ahead :)

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  14. Hi Baili! :) Happy Christmas Preparations to you too! :)) We got our tree up yesterday and the baking shall start again tomorrow! I already have Christmas music playing. And boy did it snow, in fact, it is STILL snowing. It's definitely going to be a white Christmas here in the Laurentian mountains! :) The photos are wonderful! I have halted my blogging lately, I just can't find much time, but I'll be back to it soon. I have to write a few pre-Christmas posts! :))

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    1. This is wonderful dear Rain and i am sure that now starts the decorations of your beautiful Christmas tree: )

      I am excited to see all the awesome decorated trees of you and other blogger friends!

      I can understand that you been quite busy lately and little bit sick same is here my friend. I fight my self to blog as day is very short, health is disturbed and chores are endless lol

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  15. We haven't started our Xmas decorations so far.
    Untill the end of the week surelly.

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    1. i think you are waiting for holidays Pedro ,many of us delay such fun chores for vacations

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  16. Beautiful photos of your river and your walk, baili. We also have a lot of crows where we live.

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    1. thank you dear ausiroo!

      crows are so fun to look at ,lots of them here too ,trying to threat the other birds which is annoying though

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  17. Dear Baili, One of the things I love about your blog is the way you share your kind heart and encourage us to learn the truth: giving is better than receiving. The lesson is an old one, but one that often is hard to learn to appreciate. I think the older I get, the more I realize the truth in this. Many thanks for this wonderful, encouraging post! Thank you, as always, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. Best wishes for the Season to you and yours. Take care and be well! John

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    1. Thank you John for kind supportive response as always!

      I feel honoured and blessed to receive your valuable words always

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  18. Keep warm my friend! Beautiful pictures!
    I love making things at Christmas for gifts and to eat! It is a beautiful time of year!
    Big Hugs!

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    1. True my friend this is amazing time of the year as Christmas is almost here followed by a happy new year!

      I am fan of your wonderful art and crafts already dear

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  19. What a lovely post. That is such a pretty area. It's a great way to spend time with family. I am doing a lot of baking lately. If you were closer I would bring you some cookies!

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    1. Thank you dear Martha!

      If you were closer i would have make myself your guest to eat your delicious cookies:)

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  20. Dear Baili, thank you for sharing these wonderful photos of your trip. This park looks very lovely, and you are beautiful in your blue shawl. I hope everything went well in the hospital.
    Buying or making gifts is a lovely thing, and it's even fun to do. :-) I think you will find lots of pleasure in this tradition. :-)
    Take care of yourself! Hugs!

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  21. It is always interesting to read about the traditions of other people in the world, near or far. And maybe pick up some other traditions and make them our own.

    Your boys are getting tall quickly! What a lovely place to go for a walk. I wish you good health and an easing of your joint pain, my friend.

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  22. Lovely selection of photo's here Baili, thank you so much for sharing them.

    All the best Jan

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  23. You are so expressive, Baili! Your description of crows beading the tree in your yard was vibrant and original, and it delighted me. I even shared it with my husband. Sometimes you take my breath away with the beautiful images you create with words. You have the heart of a poet, my friend! I loved seeing your photos of the Indus River!!!

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