You have been good.
…With much gratitude, Jay.
The last three months saw me going crazy with work. I hope work front will be less crazy though logically I know for a fact it wouldn’t until I complete the project.
Life without a maid
The first few days (make it a week) was crazy. Without a maid and with MIL in the picture. I can’t say for sure what contributed to the headache. MIL realized she was old only then and was nonchalant about taking care of the kids.
I have set a routine for myself and things are going on smoothly. I do my own ironing as opposed to sending to the laundry mat like we used to. Had a shouting match with the iron as it refused to iron the clothes properly. Now we are on good terms after the initial hiccup.
I wash the bathrooms & backyard. I prepare all the vegetables (cutting & cleaning), fish are descaled, cut, washed and packed in different containers to ease MIL. Same for other non veg items. Weekends, I cook in bulk so that the food lasts for the week. Sometimes, the food finishes mid week and that’s when expectations arise though I reach home as late as 8pm.
I do have a standby weekend maid. She came twice before. Being elderly, I don’t expect her to do much. I have decided to call her once a month to do major cleaning of the house. Otherwise, I am handling the daily and weekly chores.
I miss having a maid, not.
My tiny baby is 3 today and I am at work. As hubby is on leave, he will get some satay for dinner and of course a birthday cake. Normally this time around (and for N’s birthday), I would be doing the planning and preparation on my own. Due to work and maturity (maybe), am just going with the flow and letting hubby arrange it. I even invited my parents last minute to the house for D’s birthday as I did nothing as yet.
If there is one thing I want to control or stop doing, it’s shouting and nagging. Please wish me loads of luck.
I don’t know how 2016 is going to be like. I just hope to have a year where everyone will be fine and see much happiness and success in their lives with their families.
Happy New Year!