1. For those who is on my FB list, you would have probably read that I have started my new job last Thursday. With this new company, they practice a very strict NO BLOGGING policy in their handbook. Not only that I shouldn't mention anything about the company, but also cannot use office network to blog, including lunch time and off official working hours. Plus that I have piles and piles of reading to do, so at the end of the work day, I am dead tired already, didn't want to switch on the PC, only have a bit of energy left to browse through FB.
2. Our very trusted part-time helper, who comes once a week to have us with all the house chores and who has been with us for almost 2+ years, have gone back to her home country to attend to some very urgent matters, and she is not sure if she is going to come back. Her sister offered to stand in for this period while she is away, but I decided not to try her out. I rather "suffer" for a few weeks (or longer) than to have to adapt to another person coming "intruding" our home, and to get use to her style of cleaning. So I have to do some (light) cleaning after the kids have gone to bed. That left me with even lesser time to spend on the techie stuff. We have been surviving pretty okay for 3 weeks already. I am okay with the cleaning but not ironing, hate ironing :-( I really really really hope she comes back to rescue us.
3. The Baba is very busy at work. Even since he started his new job (ya, we both started a new job this month), he works super long hours, and so hardly has time to help with the chores, though he still tries to do the light one, like folding laundry, whenever he can. I am back to the solo-mode again on weekday evenings. Xi Yu has been behaving very well and fun to be with (though a little too sticky to me). But Hao Re is going through another round of funny phase, that he whines so much lately, and also throws tantrums, is this Terrible Threes??? I do run out of patience on him, which is very rare, but he just...... grrr..... I hope this phase will be over very soon. So yes, solo-mode means very draining evening. These few nights, I could hardly open my eyes and stays awake after putting them to sleep, so usually knock out soon after that.
That kinda sums up the change of our life at the moment. It's nothing bad, not it's just changes that we need to get use to and get adapted to. Sooner or later, we will be adapting to all the changes.
And hey, guess what? Hao Re's favourite Jiujiu is in town!!! My brother is visiting us for a few weeks, so at least there is an extra pair of hands to help out in the evening. And the kids love their Jiujiu. My cousin was here too for the past few days for a short visit, so the kids have been very excited to have 2 extra playmates! Xi Yu cried badly for about 20 minutes or so when she first saw her Jiujiu (she did that too when they last met). But now she loves him!
And oh, my 3xth birthday just passed half an hour ago (30th May) :-) No celebration in place as I couldn't take leave and hubby has tons of work to do. But Viv was very kind to buy a delicious ice-cream cake from Swensens for me on Saturday when we went to the RSAF Air Force Open House, and my cousin bought a cake for me before she left Singapore this afternoon, how sweet is that! Thanks so much Viv and CS!! And have to thank you all very, very much for all your lovely wishes on the FB, I have received >100 of them! Felt so blessed :-) We don't really celebrate the many different important days anyway, we try to live every day to full, and treasure every single day we have with each other!
Let see when will be my next post. I do really miss blogging! And I sincerely hope that I would be able to keep this blog alive and active.......