Archive for October 23rd, 2010

He Makes Me Laugh


Hubby and I have just come back from the gym/pool. Of late, he goes to the gym and I go to the pool. The former because he doesn’t like the water and can’t swim well, for latter because I felt a need for a change and the weather has been wonderfully hot.

Whilst we are working out, our muscles are all warmed up and relaxed, we feel somewhat invincible… and young!

When we get home and indoors, we start feeling our age.

Just now, I sat on the floor without thinking twice but felt absolutely ancient as I slowly extended my legs to stand up. “Would my legs support me?” I wondered.

Hubby laughed but felt worse when he tried to shift the stool aside where our daughter had left it. He felt like rigor mortis had set in!

He then announced, “We need casters on these things!”

Can you imagine the sight? One touch and oops! There goes your cup of tea! Another (accidental) nudge and my laptop has slid over to your side, pushing your laptop away as your finger is poised in mid-air. Wait! I hit the Return key too hard and my hand slipped – don’t put your iced drink on my keyboard!

Yes, I could imagine all that and more. I could “see” the events vividly, causing me to dissolve in laughter.

Which made Hubby wonder why I was on the floor when I knew well I would struggle to get up from the floor after collapsing there with laughter….

My Parents Are Coming!


For the second year in a row, my parents will be coming over for Christmas! I am certain it’s because they had such a great time last year.

This year will be super nice because my two older Arrows will also be back for Christmas. A full house! Fun!

Earlier I had thought of going away for a break just before Christmas. Perhaps have some Orlando vacations or somewhere similar. But each time I went online to check for fare and dates, nothing seemed right.

Now I know why I couldn’t make any booking to go – they are all coming here instead!

Counting the days now. But first, a major meeting to tackle…..!

More Friends Rueing Their Choice


Yesterday it was the floors. You know, friends saying that they wished they had followed suit and used the same type of flooring as we did.

Today, more friends come a-calling, telling us that they wish they had copied our idea! Mind you, we haven’t put patents or copyrights to our designs or eurekas. Most times, we get our inspiration from others and try to improve.

Well, these friends are going on about their wet kitchen now. You see, both they and we have wet and dry kitchens. In my dry kitchen I have the microwave and conventional ovens, my toaster, and other similar electrical equipment. In my wet kitchen however, I have the stoves for frying, griddling, and other “dirtier” forms of cooking. In both, however, I have double sinks. And that’s why my friends are now miserable.

Now, you might wonder what the fuss of a kitchen sink could be. Let me explain. Both our friends and we like to have people over for meals. Both they are we enjoy big groups and small. It’s when the big groups come that things get complicating if you only have a single sink and single drainer.

Things get very complicated and frustrating if you have no household help or cleaner, guests offering to wash up but you only have one sink and drainer.

Need I say more?