Sunday, 16 July 2017

After church today, we went to Hong Lim for lunch because I had some stuff to bring home from the office which I had delivered to the office. Like a fire extinguisher because I am worried with the flat being 30 years + a bit old, a UV hand-held vacuum for the bed and sofa which I had ordered through a group-buy in a  FB TB page and at the same time, an umbrella that doubles up as a walking stick which I took from a colleague who doesn't need it at all for the selectively frail MIL. Yes, I still think of her. *myowneyesroll*

It was as well because the eldest SIL had been 'requesting' to go to Chinatown Point for the ice-shave dessert. 

On our way home after the office run, the hubs' youngest SIL called to ask if we were home. And I thought they had wanted to drop by so I said sure, we could have a pizza dinner but when she added that the MIL was joining, I suggested IMM instead. So I had to force K to take a short nap again and then we took a bus to IMM.

We had dinner there and then walked around a bit before eating again. 

The NIL is still so ill-disciplined in my opinion, it's the parents. We walked into Nike because the youngest BIL wanted to check things out but ended up buying a pair of sneakers for the son. The NIL ended up wearing the pair out of the store but not before the BIL commented to me that what he had on was still new and now he wants another pair! I do not know how he wanted anyone to respond but I said that he allowed it anyway. Isn't it right? He's the paymaster, he's the one who allowed the boy to try it on so if he thinks it's unnecessary, why even start? Well, I guess they can afford it. I fear everytime we meet that the girl will pick up something rude from the NIL. During dinner, the youngest SIL was sharing with us how the NIL was being bullied in school and in his description, he seemed to enjoy some of the bullying and even told us what the bully said. At the back of my mind, I do not pity him. That's how he speaks at times too. Over dessert, he was so rude to K when he raised his voice at her and said something like killing her. His mother ended up twisting his ear and asking him to apologise which he refused and the youngest BIL simply told him not to speak like that. Sigh.

We took the bus home after dessert while the youngest SIL sent the MIL and the 2nd BIL and family back home.

Another week that I couldn't mop the house. I need to schedule next week for that.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

This morning, we all slept in till about 9am because the weather is oh so good! But we had to hurry because the hubs arranged to check out a kid bicycle with training wheels for the girl as she has outgrown hers. According to him, her legs are hitting the handle-bar when she pedals and it's quite a sight. I wouldn't know because he brings her down with the hand-me-down while I cook. 

And little did I realise how much she has grown until we brought the pre-loved bicycle back and she sat on the previous one for photo memory sake. The hubs cleaned the new bicycle and then realised that the tyres needed to be pumped, probably due to not using it for a while. So now, it's my turn to re-sell the little pink bicycle.
After a forced nap, the girl was up for her usual routine for ballet lessons has resumed!

The new water playground beside the CC that the girl's ballet class is looks set to be opened because we have been passing by it and finally today they seem to be testing it with water coming out from the play area. It looks very fun. The train slide even has water coming out of it!
M did not come along with us today though. Because we were going to the hubs' friend's place for a Hari Raya invite after ballet. The Salahudeens will be moving to Perth next year so this could probably be our last Hari Raya gathering at their home.

The girl had fun catching up with the other girls, creating slime and playing with more. Unfortunately, she also had her finger cut a little when she put her hand into the slime while 1 of the girls was cutting it and I won at Bingo, my 2nd time at the Salahudeens. :)

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Today is a scheduled break for K's ballet lesson. Last week's was unscheduled and so we didn't have lessons for 2 straight weeks. And because today is scheduled, we planned for a day trip to JB with the eldest brother and SIL. This time, we had Bev join us because she doesn't have any flight.

We had lunch at the usual Japanese restaurant that my brother likes, did some good shopping and had dinner at Nandos.
I managed to buy 2 pairs of working shoes, which were not cheap. But it's a habit already to buy my shoes from that same brand. I've actually cut down on my shopping here by a lot since we travel so often across the causeway nowadays. Why pay so much more? But I guess I also do not shop as much generally since I still have 2 closet, full of clothes! And some not even worn yet.

The only thing I will probably still spend on is for my hair, I guess. Once you find the one who can do magic for your hair, just stick with that person. And that was what I did yesterday. Instead of joining my colleagues for a team-bonding event that the social committee, which I have since stepped down from, I made an appointment with my hair-stylist. 

Anyhow, back to the JB trip. We had fun as usual, came back at about 9pm and I can guess already the 3 of us having a glorious nap after church tomorrow. Lol.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

While I was in the middle of my 2 day course yesterday, K's school called me to say that she was running a fever of 38 point something and asked if I would like them to give her a cold shower. I said yes and told them I'll call them again later to check because I was on course. I messaged the hubs and as usual, he was worried. Eventually he picked her up after her lunch and brought her home.

We did go to the clinic in the evening when the clinic re-opened at 6pm. Dr gave 2 types of meds for the girl's tummy as she had been complaining about stomachache since the day before.

And today, I had to take the day off. And it was such a productive day.

We ran through her work, watched 2 episodes of a Mandarin edutainment show on Toggle, did 2 craft work, did phonics and then went for a walk to the market to have porridge dinner. I had cooked lunch for the 2 of us and then the both of us napped.

I didn't even need to switch on the television for any entertainment.

But still, I do not think I am a SAHM material. Just the 2 of us facing each other 24/7 would drive me crazy and poor girl will suffer. But I'm glad she is cooperative and does her work when we get her to.

So it's a 2 day work-week for me this week......thankfully, the girl is well again.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

I finally decided to pass this bag on. My first bag from this brand and was the first time I spent so much on a handbag for work.
I've been telling myself it has served it's time. It is perhaps no longer in the original colour which I first bought it. Some parts of the fabric are worn because of friction and the insides are dirty. Sentimental, the only bag I carry every Mondays to Thursdays to work. I've got many other bags but do not have the habit of changing. And then I have bags only for weekends.

I tell myself the next time the flyer comes to ask for unwanted items, I should donate this. It is not broken in anyway. As if to justify, I showed the hubs the bag and he says such a pity but I showed him the insides and the parts caused by friction. 

Still has got a long life ahead but first world problems, I can now use my more expensive leather handbag. :p

Goodbye bag. You have served me very well.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The hubs had a full-day meeting at the workplace today and coincidentally, the girls' ballet lesson is cancelled and will be replaced at the last week of the lessons. 

So I arranged a play-date with her friend from her previous childcare. But of course not without the usual morning chores and lunch for the 2 of us.
Scallop egg noodles with cod fish, carrots etc in chicken stock soup. We bought a tub of this noodles so we will probably be having this whenever it's just the 2 of us. Easy to whip up a dish.

The girl skipped her nap today because the other party was able to meet us at 2pm, which in fact was a bit of a rush for us but we made it in time. But we ended up waiting for them for a good hour! While waiting initially, I was trying to occupy time by visiting the adjoining arcade with K. And ended up letting her play a few. This is a children's arcade and not as noisy as the regular ones which we shunned because of the noise level. I ended up letting the girl into the indoor play area because she was seeing other children going in and out and I wanted to surprise her when her friend eventually comes.

And so they did and it's amazing how some people don't seem to feel bad for turning up so late, past their appointment time. Nevertheless, the mum and I caught up, having not seen each other for at least more than 2 years. The girl's parents are our friends too but so many things have happened to them, we haven't caught up in ages.
The girl and her friend here. It's not that she's puny. Her friend is BIG. Lol. So cute.

In the evening, at the girls' request, we took a double-decked bus and sat upstairs to meet the hubs at the hospital. His Nepalese cousin's wife had given birth to a baby girl. Yay to another baby girl in the family. K has 2 cousins from the hubs' family. Both boys from his immediate brothers. So a girl is especially welcomed by K. 

We left about 1/2 hour later and went for dinner at a nearby food court with the MIL, before sending her home.

K definitely had fun today. First time playing for 2 hours in a indoor playground. Speaking of which, she still has a train ride to take, provided by them, before it expires end of this month.