We missed to have it on the 7th day as baby Alisya was still under observation at home - recovering from jaundice.
Couldn't do it immediately after confinement either; for some other reasons I can't remember (surely not good enough a reason, else I would've remembered).
Couldn't have it during the recent Raya Haji break because Atok was scheduled to undergo for his eye surgery around the same time. He wouldn't be able to read his kitab berzanji and hence who to lead? Ayah? Err... I don't think "Syurga di wajahmu" is enlisted in the kitab.
And so if 'menurut kemampuan waktu', I figured we should have it during Awal Muharram: a long weekend, plenty of time for relatives & friends to come over, from near & afar. And plenty of time for them and us to recuperate thereafter. Besides, it coincides with the welcoming of the new year. Perfect isn't it? Can't be any better.
Somehow I did NOT pencil it in my calendar because ....errr...i know this sounds lame, but I was still on confinement when I thought of the above date - which means I was at home then, which means my ever so efficient assistant was not around to help update & block this date in my calendar for this glorious ceremony for the lil' princess. Being away from office had this inevitable impact of steering me away from the concept of real time. Is it that obvious that it was sheer laziness that held me back from jotting it down myself? (blame it on the raging post natal hormones.... and besides ....i was supposed to be on leave, wasn't I? got excuse maaa....hehehe).
Anyway, if it is to coincide with the new year, how could I forget it? It's not that difficult to remember. The radio and TV would surely be trumpeting the new year count down. So nothing to worry mate. All under control.
Or so I thought. But errkkkkk..... I was wrong.
For the past few weeks, in my mind, I kept associating it with the'new year'. It is the 'new year' indeed. Except that it is the new year of the muslim's hjrh calendar and NOT the gregarion calendar.
And the new year that I should really be planning for is less than 1 week away. NOT 19 days.
My mind has played a trick on me.
NOW on your mark, get set, GO!
Run Ibu, RUN!!! Catch that lamb if you can. And go find a pair of silvery scissors.
This sounds like I've thrown myself onto the pitch again, for the new season of an Amazing Race.
A race against time!
Updates: Sunday 2.08 pm
Kambing dah tangkap & dah tambat ...phew.....
Nasi beriani gam secured.... phew.. phew.... (thanks Rynne! mmmuahhh...)
Cupcakes & tartlets ordered .... phew...phew....phew..... (thanks Zai! muahhhhss....)
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. I am so fond of last minute sprint like this working under extreme pressure, or to borrow Kak Yatt's (No Time Off) term that I've just learned; "jamak ta'khir" stunt .... eyyy... hehehe.... sabor jer lah!