Thursday, April 19, 2012

Awwww moment

I always have to do ironing on Wednesday evenings. For the sole reason that Christopher only has 2 sets of uniform which is used 2 times a week.

So, like every other Wednesday, after hanging up the load to dry, I would put the freshly washed uniform on the dining room chair and get my ironing board ready.

Before turning on the iron, I always am aware where the kids are. And to my surprise yesterday, when I was taking count of where my kids were, I saw Caylee do the sweetest thing.

She was sorting out from the Tuesday's load of half folded clothing Christopher's other uniform and bringing it for me to iron for her brother.

After passing me the uniform, she also brought me her daddy's working shirt from the same load.

I thanked her for Christopher's uniform but told her I won't be ironing daddy's shirt. For which she dully attempted to fold the shirt and put it with the rest of the un-ironed clothings.

Little girls are really different from boys. They are helpers in a different way. Thank God for my little girl, and my little boy.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Normal boring weekend....

We have been having 2 'fun' filled weekends.

The first weekend being the celebration of Caylee's birthday. Yes, our little girl is TWO. And nope, she still has a mouth of gold. But she loves carrying hand bags now. Still loving her clips and other hair accessories. Nope, still refuses dresses unless she is in a grand mood. Sings and dances sometimes though we don't know what gibberish she is saying.

Action wise, loving to kick the ball. And learning to open packets of Mamee. She has mastered the tunnel slides and climbing stairs unaided. Still scary! But I have learnt that she is quite steady on her feet as long as you don't scare her and she is concentrating.

She had 2 meal celebrations with each side and 2 cakes to blow.

It was really comical coz she knew exactly what to do. She sat quietly while we sang to her. 1st cake she blew out the candles when told to. 2nd cake she kept on blowing out the candles and we kept on having to light them again. After that, she would take the knife and attempt to cut it. Then she knows she can leave and let mummy do the serving.

And last weekend we had a pool party in my hubby's boss' condo. The place was exquisite...spoiled only by the evidence of kids! hahahaha.....We had loads of church activities as well last weekend so it went by very fast. I was literally dragging my feet the entire weekend trying to just get by.

I tell you KIDS ! They sleep like 8-9 hours and jump around like crazy. While I sleep 8-9 hours and wish the sun would not rise! What is in THAT MILK???

Anyways.....I am looking forward to a quiet weekend coming up. Maybe we can bring Christopher to the Joy Arts Club we found earlier. He is looking forward to it and I hope it would spark some of his creativity.

Don't you like a normal boring weekend sometimes?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Carpe Diem for God!

I don't know why I do this to myself.....but it's good to remember.
Don't EVER wait till it happens to you before you do something about it....
Coz we never know when or where....

I bolded the lines that speak deepest to me. And I italiced the lines that I must remember to stop and do.

Where were you when the world stopped turning? (Alan Jackson)

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin' against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?
Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below?
Did you burst out with pride for the red, white and blue
And the heroes who died just doin' what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?

[Chorus:]
I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell
You the difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love


Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you teaching a class full of innocent children
Or driving down some old interstate?
Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?
Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Or speak to some stranger on the street?
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Or go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns?
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Did you stand in line and give your own blood?
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

God within goes without

I am such a hopeless emotional person.

I reckon sometimes my emotions make me so naive. In that I am easily touched by what people say or act that I believe the best of them.

Anyways....I was looking through some youtube-s on Scotty McCreery. Yes, I am a great fan of country music and I love Scotty. And there was one song in particular that made me cry and reminded me of something.

The song was Where were you (when the world stopped turning). Originally sung by Garth Brooke who also did a great job with the song. But half way while Scotty was singing it, he had to turn away and break the emotion.

I feel it's great when people feel deeply about something. I don't understand it when someone goes to the 9-11 memorial site, for example, and feels nothing.

With Scotty, all through out AI, I felt the judges looked at him and saw a little glimpse of God. And they respected him for his belief in God. And he managed to reach into them so that they may see how marvelous God is through his life.

I remembered one time when I was working in my previous company that someone told me.

"You smile all the time. You must have God in your life."

If you ever heard something like that, you really give glory to God. There is no victory for me. I don't feel proud at all regarding anything I have done or said or did. But I just give glory to God for it is Him that allows my joy to reach out to others. And we were not even talking about God in anyway in all that days.

Truly, only God can transform. But when you are the vessel to bring about such a transformation, it really brings greater joy in your heart.

May I always be in that joy....God's joy. And may it light up the lives of the people around me so that they may catch a glimpse of God.  

Mirena for Adenomyosis

So, 2 weeks later, I called up my doctor at the hospital to make an appointment to insert the Mirena. Hopefully the Mirena will help with my adenomyosis.

But my oh my......

Of course when I went in, I was told the doc had an emergency C-sec to do and thus would be a few hours late. With 5 other patients before me, hubby and I decided to go for a walk.

When I was called in at last, doc sent me out again to do a blood test. Just to check if I was anemic. I should have told him there and then I was not and save myself from Agony #1.

I have always had trouble with blood. The docs really find it hard to find my vein. And sometimes I would end up with swollen inner elbows or blue blacks on my outer palm. But this time round, ater 5-6 pokes on my right and eventually 2 pokes on my left, they managed to located the vein. Is it true there can be more than one veins to get blood? I don't know....but this vein they managed to poke the needle in couldn't given them much blood. After a SUCTION and a good 5 minutes, all they managed to get was 1 ml of blood. The guy looked at me and shook his head, gave me a deep sigh and asked me why my blood was so thick? How the h*** do I know??? Could it be my genetically high cholesterol?

Anyways, throbbing hands aside, I went back to my gynae. It was maybe a 10 minute wait before the nurse ushered me in the examination room.

The cervical canal insertion was alright...although they had to keep it there a little longer while they prepared the Mirena. He showed me the Mirena and I was like 'just GET IT DONE'! But well...it's a rather small device in a shape of a T. He also shoved into my hand a write up that came with the packaging.

I gripped the side of the bed 3-4 times during the Mirena insertion. It was like giving birth but backwards....and maybe not that long. The 5 minute procedure was really painful.

It also left me with cramps for 2 days and heavy spotting for 4 days now. There was slight bloating for the first 24 hours. I couldn't decide if it made me feel menstruating or pregnant.

But anyways....it is in. Prayerfully this month will be good.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Time Synchronization

It's a mess!!!

We have several time telling devices in our household - handphone, watch, wall clock, car clock, alarm clock. And all of them tell us a different time.

We also have an indication of time from the radio if news always comes up at the 30 minute or 0'clock anymore. And also from Astro, if their time is the right one.

But time I guess is important to let us know when somethings are to start....and when it is time to get up and start the day.

So....I guess it is logical for me to set my house wall clock to be the same as the ASTRO time - since my son uses that time to tell him when his Ben 10 is to start.

And I will set my alarm clock 5 minutes faster so that I will always have a 5 minute allowance to dilly dally in the morning. (like I dilly dally!)

I will set my handphone time to be the same as my car clock time which is to be the same as the radio news time so that I will know when to turn up the volume and listen to the news in the car. And so that I will not have a heartattack when I follow my handphone clock only to find that I am running early/late when I get into the car.

I don't wear a watch so that's one less time to worry about.

And then I have to synchronize all of hubby's devices to meet MY TIME so that he will never be late.

Are all your time telling devices synchronized?