Saturday, April 29, 2006

The One With KL Quickie

Yup, we are in KL. It's Saturday, 29th April 2006. We left yesterday evening by Tuas Checkpoint. We stopped at Seremban petrol kiosk for a break, then proceed to KL. We settled our stuffs and in bed by 2.45am. Our choice of hotel this time is Prince Hotel. $RM 315 per night with breakfast. Indulge~~~~~~~~ Did the most basic things - shopping and makan. What else? Isetan was having their end-of-the-month sale. I couldnt resist myself with all that pretty clothes for Rushda. On a spree, with no guilt. I spent about $SG250 on her clothes alone. In the end, no single blouse for me. I just couldnt find anything to my liking. None, From KLCC to Masjid India. Took lots of pics, sending them over to Dadha's Multiply. We are now surfing broadband in our room -1511. :) Just checked my bank account. Got my pay AND my bonus AND my progress package. Thank you LV, very generous of you.


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Friday, April 28, 2006

The One With New Wardrobe

Im on leave today. Wardrobe has just been fixed in Rushda's room. Cost me $SG 820.00. Expensive?? I like the quality and the simplicity of the wardrobe, which was designed by Abang Shahrin- THE Interior Designer of our home in Pa...Ris. Now that I have the wardrobe, it will be good to compliment the room with shelves, like the ones from IKEA. I cant wait for the new to open for business at their new site right here in Pa..Ris; well, across TPE flyover, so that's make the site at Tampines. Hmmm.. thinking of consulting either Uncle Haron or Abang Ijal for ideas. They are blessed by Allah with the sense of creativity. I thank Him that I have some people of that sort in my family.... Free of charge. Hahahhaa. Haaaiii.. if only Dear can write in to Debbie Travis and her make-over gang to come over and surprise me, I'll feel... SuPeRCALIFRagiLLisTiCeXPIALLIDOCIOUS! That's reel-life. In real-life, I love watching Debbie Travis shows. I've never failed to cry along with the surprised owners of the homes which they remake. *

* Eh! Come to think of it, its been quite awhile that I see her on air. Where's the show? Bring back my Debbie Travis, Channel 5!
So here is a pic of the new wardrobe in Rushda's room...

I present this wardrobe to Rushda and her wonderful Daddy, with the message:

"Hope you two will find this cubby a sharing shrine of all the nice clothes you have. I used to share my wardrobe with Ayah, and Mummy has one all to herself. Let's keep the tradition alive...Love you both ~ Ummie/Darl "

I have just finished tranferring Dear's and Rushda's clothing into the new wardrobe. I have also cleaned the room from the dust. Dear suggested we go for a short trip to KL. Im checking out the hotels online. He's not back from his Jumaat prayers. Will know then if the quickie idea is on or off.

Updates later...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I Got It!!! (The One with Canon Suprise!)

Dear is back from his trip. :) Im soooo happy. He came back safe, and in one piece, last Sunday evening. Got a bag for me, and clothes for lil' Rushda. I saw lots of good quality football jerseys (cap palang ones). Earlier on that Sunday, my day started early, with Zik's birthday at Changi Beach. Nice gathering with Dear's side, albeit his absence. I was the Game-Mistress at the request of cik Hanis, who called me last minute. It was all fun and full of laughters. What a waste, no pics taken, except for the ones I took when we hurdled together under the hut when the rain started to pour and the strong wind blew the rain (plus the sea) towards us. Macam personal attack. Macam mini-tsunami. Everyone was drenched wet. Great-Grandma Nyai to Great-GrandGal Rushda braved it through. Mummy and Ayah was caught too. Due to that- drenched and all dirt, I have to skip Cousin Ed's invitation to the kids' birthday. [Leen, if you are reading this: Minta maaf banyak2 for not being able to attend. Apart from that reason, I haven't got them their presents lah. I owe them. Thinking of Scrapbooking Kits for Kids...] Going forward, I am just sooo happy that Dear surprised me with a Canon replacement digicam.

Dear was right - "berkat orang sabar...". He brought the old Canon for repair, and they offered a one-for-one exchange. Not only that, it comes with 256MB card. Alhamdulillahhhhhh syukur.

Now I can start snapping pics of us, Rushda, the kids in school, all!

Monday, April 10, 2006

I Want...

.....To complete my lesson plans up till May, but its not as easy as it looks. .....To sit here and just surf till morning, but Im working tomorrow. .....To find out how Irah photo-editted her pics. Oh so nice. .....A brand new Canon printer and a brand new Canon digital camera. .....Dear to cuddle us in bed before his trip to Hatyai tomorrow, but he is now out getting Haya ready for the long ride. .....This jabbing pain under my rib to stop, but its around and I can't lie down. .....To make the right decisions for the plans I have made this week. .....To be near Allah, but I always feel I can't because of this menstrual thing, when actually I can. I can zikir. .... To wash my face right after this, and sleep. .... To say sorry to Lina for not being able to attend her wedding. .... To know if I have been a good girl, a good wife, a good worker, a good mother, a good daughter and a good muslimah. Ahhh time to do reflection (muhasabah diri) followed by self-reflexology, anything to stop my cos-to-chon-dri-tis. Oh yes, I want to thank Aunt Linda, Cousin EdMary and Cousin Mel, and Mak Lang and Mak Long for their caring calls and concerned sms. I'm thankful to Mummy and Ayah for taking care of Rushda will I went to CGH on Sat' nite. I want to thank Andak for receiving Rushda with open arms. I've thanked Dear for his concerns and care. Though I was abit irked for letting me be in pain until the end of the Qatar MotoGP; I've forgiven him. Rossi won. Hehehe.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The One With Chest Pain

Adoi... adoi....adoi.... The weekend is coming to an end, and Alhamdulillah, the stabbing pain under my rib is gone. I was so so much in pain from Wednesday till my last straw, yesterday night. I asked to be sent to the hospital, as every breath I was taking is killing me. Kesian Rushda. She would have been wondering why Ummi is crouching and not being able to lie down next to her like the usual. Im glad Rushda was asleep last night. Otherwise, she would have seen me crying as I struggled to breathe and walk without *ouch*.... i just felt it again. ECG showed my heart beats were okay; X-Ray showed okay too. So Dr Hui (who was unfriendly and stuck-up) diagnosed the pain as Respiratory System- URTI Costochondritis. I missed Lina's wedding today. Was looking forward to it. But the painkillers prescribed are strong, and make me drowsy all the time. Im gonna send her a card or something. Felt bad for not going. Have to cancel my appointment with Feliza too. Im on Medical Leave tomorrow. Will be extra hardworking for the next few days as Lady Marmalade is going on a long leave. I have to keep fit and yoga positive zen before I assume my role as Acting Principal during her absence, and it will be official next Monday. Speaking of yoga, I figured I could've injured my rib/muscle after the KardioSculpt session last wednesday night. I miss Rushda. Wanna see her now.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Breastfeeding Blues

Lilypie Breastfeeding Ticker

The time will come for me to wean her off breast milk.

Oh Rushda, it has been a wonderful joy to provide you with the right nutrients and comfort all this time. Alhamdulillah. You have made me reign as a champion breastfeeding mum. We must also thank our families who have been supportive and giving advices (like Cousin Edmary and Kak Erni).

Please know that Ummi will still and always love you.

Ummi and Abi will be here to provide you with your needs and rights.

Here's a breastfeeding poem in our favourite Dr Seuss style:

Seuss for Nursing Mommies

Would you nurse her at the park? Would you nurse him in the dark? Would you nurse him with a boppy? And when your boobs are feeling floppy?

I would nurse her in the park. I would nurse him in the dark. I'd nurse with or without a boppy. Floppy boobs will never stop me.

Can you nurse with your seat belt on? Can you nurse from dusk til dawn? Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,I will nurse her til she's full.

Can you nurse and make some soup? Can you nurse and feed the group? It makes her healthy strong and smart, Mommy's milk is the best start!

Would you nurse him at the game? Would you nurse her in the rain? In front of those who dare complain?

I would nurse him at the game. I would nurse her in the rain. As for those who protest lactation, I have a perfect explanation.

Mommy milk is tailor made. It's perfect food, you need no aid.Some may scoff and some may wriggle, Avert their eyes or even giggle.

To those who can be cruel and rude, Remind them breast's the perfect food. I would never scoff or giggle, Roll my eyes or even wiggle!

I would never be so crass or crude, I KNOW that this milk's the perfect food! We make the right amount we need,The perfect temp for every feed. There's no compare to milk from breast-The perfect food, above the rest.

Those nursing smiles are oh so sweet, Mommy milk is such a treat. Human milk just can't be beat.

I will nurse, in any case,On the street or in your face. I will not let my baby cry, I'll meet her needs, I'll always try.

It's not about what's good for you, It's best for babies, through and through. I will nurse her in my home, I will nurse her when I roam. Leave me be lads, leave me be ma'am.

I will nurse her, MOM I am.