Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Socks, Socks

This post is the result of 2 sock incidents this morning.

The children's socks are put on their chairs every morning, so that they can put it on after breakfast, and then leave for school.

The youngest came this morning to her seat, put her socks on the table, and started on her breakfast.

"Socks should NEVER be on the dining table," I told her.

She removed it from the table and continued with her breakfast.

After finishing her breakfast, she went: "Where are my socks?" and proceed to look for them under the table, and all around.

They were on her feet!!

Looks like you dont have to be old to be absentminded.

My son then came to the table, and whist eating his breakfast started stretching his socks. Stretch left, Stretch right, Stretch, Stretch, Stretch. Something which he does everyday before putting on his socks.

You see his school socks are super tight, as in they stick to his feet and ankles. I think it is because of the material used by the school. And despite all that washing, its elasticity has not been lost in any way unlike the other socks that I buy.

I then told him: why dont you go to the school co-op to get a bigger size.

"No way! It will be really weird if me the small guy goes and buys the large socks!!" Not sure if the sizing of the socks are wrong, but his socks are really tight, and he wears a medium, and yes! he is still quite small in size.

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 2012

A bitter sweet month, with no posts until this one.

My Mum was diagnosed with Breast cancer and had to do a mastectomy. A little hard for a lady to accept, but if its the best course of action, what can we do or say? Timing was bad, as the diagnosis was just before I left for my vacation. So the vacation was had with a heavy cloud hanging over my head.

A day before my mum was due to go in for her op, the dad of a good friend had a massive heart attack. Until now, he is still not out of the woods. Just heard that he caught pneumonia, and could pass on as a result of it :(

A friend's child (little Brave Heart) went in for her 3rd (and hopefully final) heart op. Still in ICU as of today.

I have friends visiting from New York, they come every year. But this year, they come too with a heavy heart. Because, I just heard that their Mum (she's in her 80s ) is also battling cancer, stage 3.

Prayer warriors out there - you have to work twice as hard. I know I did, and still am.

Looking on the bright side: I am now less stressed, what has to be done has now been done.

We had quite an enjoyable break in Japan! The weather was beautiful, food was good, and Tokyo was considerably less crowded compared to my previous trips there.

My husband was told he would be promoted, come 1 July. Looks like all that hard work and long hours have paid off.

We managed to catch Voyage De La Vie , a theatrical rock circus, before it closes in a few weeks time, and the best part - the tickets were complimentary!!

And yesterday, I finally baked. I have not baked for more than a month. Not with all the going on in and around the home, I just couldnt get myself to do something so indulgent. But, looks like I am back!! Hehheh!

Similarly my personal exercise regime of taichi and walks has been on the backburner for the same period of time. And this morning I got around to doing my taichi again. Hopefully next week I will get back to walking too!

I think I have had enough of bad news for the year. And with this post, I hope I have sunny days ahead. And may you too!!