I just realized that there has been no update in this blog for 5 days! And I thought that it was only 2 or 3 days. Apart from my lungs and nostrils, my mind must have been choked by the dreadful haze too.
So what have I been up to?
I have been feeling a little under the weather, no thanks to hubs who has been carrying around the flu and strep throat bugs for over a week. I do not usually succumb to these kind of bugs but I am more susceptible this time, caused by the worsening haze. Inside our house, the smell of smoke has been pretty strong, for the past few nights. The acrid smoke smell has been so bad that we had to close our windows and turn on the air purifier throughout the night.
Our regular part-time maids who used to come almost daily can only work for us 4 times a week now. Thus, I will be tied down on maid-less days.
Alycia is sitting for her first term school exam this week, so I spent the weekend revising BM with her.
I also spent much of my time on Saturday and Sunday refreshing my computer screen to get updates on the Missing Malaysia Airlines MAS Flight MH370.
Despite having a terrible flu with swollen eyes, red nose and watery goo flowing out from my nostrils the whole of yesterday, I forced myself to sit next to Alycia to revise BM with her. In between, I forced my arse out of the chair to do some house chores. I told Alycia yesterday that I will be her slave until her exam is over and she need not have to do any chores during the exam period. I promised her that I will watch ’12 Years A Slave’ with her when her exam is over. I told her to compare the slave in the movie with me to see if we have got similar sufferings! LOL! I have always been telling my girls that I am like a slave to them, where I have to work over 18 hours a day with no rest days, no pay, no bonus and even have to work when I am as sick as a dog.
Tuition time with Ms M, the girls’ Mandarin tutor, whom I am very thankful and grateful to, for being a wonderful tutor with a wonderful attitude. My girls Whatsapp and call her all the time whenever they need help with homework.
Dinner was something really simple to prepare with minimal washing — porridge with roast pork. I did not even clear the dining table when we had dinner yesterday. We ate with books surrounding us 😛
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