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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Working From Home

Working from home has it benefits (no need to wake up early. Yay! no traffic jams. Yay!  wearing  comfy home clothes. Yay!)  BUT comes with it's share of distractions too. 

Took these photos while I was in a middle of a work call  ;-)   Erin came into the room I working in, saying she wanted to play dress up.  When I told her she needed to be quiet, she started playing the character of a silent spy.  Lol

The little silent spy.  Ya, totally blending in. 

Finished my call and asked her to smile for the camera :-) 

Gonna miss this work from home phase! 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Crochet Squares

I started a new crochet project during this MCO - granny squares. 

Supposed to be easy but I really struggled with it. Was super confused with the corners! Watched and rewatched multiple utube tutorials. Kept doing it wrong. Or got it right, and then got confused again at the next round. It was frustrating! Elyssa saw me struggling with it and she started to watch tutorials as well. 

After a day of struggling, we both finally got it!  

Try, Try, Try 
I love her persistence :-)

Once we get the hang of it, it's pretty easy. It's so nice to see our lil pile of colourful crochet squares getting higher. 

So therapeutic..
One thing I've always loved about crochet is being able to bring it anywhere. And crocheting squares is easier than amigurumi since there's no counting involved. 

On a random weeknight
Elyssa and I crocheting while watching tv. Erin hasn't picked this up yet, maybe one day.   

Long way to go since we need PLENTY of squares to make a blanket. But no big hurry and we'll just enjoy the process of getting it done. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Second post for 2020

Read my old entries in this blog.... and I enjoyed it! Some parts I have totally forgotten, mostly I remember but I know I probably would have forgotten if I haven't written it down in the first place.

So with a bottle of Somersby cider next to me and the girls watching tv downstairs, just thought it will be a good time to write a post.

Hmmm.... what shall I write about?  It has been such a looong time. No point trying to fill in all the lost time, so I'll just start with the here and now.  Here and Now is really during unprecedented times. Covid has just wrecked havoc to all the "normals".  All new plans and standard routines just flew out the window this year. Turned completely upside down.

Despite all the negatives, I'm grateful for the positives as well.

Hubby and I still have our jobs.
Being able to spend more time at home together.
No more being treated like unpaid Grab drivers, ferrying the girls for their activities over the         weekend!  Particularly hate waiting in the hot sun for their gymnastics session that forever runs late. (but the times we purposely went late, it ended on time.  Aarrgh!)
Girls have gone closer with each other.  Yes, they still bicker like no tomorrow sometimes, but overall the sisterly bonding has been amazing.  Love, love to see them playing together.

Was looking in my phone for photos of the girls, and I realise I don't have that many these days. That's one of the reasons why it's good to update the blog regularly. There's the added incentive to take more photos!  Anyway found these 2 which are a good reflection of the MCO period anyway.

Elyssa eating my orange chiffon cake.  
Yup, I've been baking a lot! Cakes, scones, tarts, bread etc. So much so that Elyssa asked me to slow down cos she said she didn't know which item to eat first. Lol.  And definitely bad for the waistline.

Erin plucking taugeh tails
Joined the "grow taugeh at home" bandwagon.  Done it 3 times so far. For someone with totally un-green fingers, being able to grow something is totally satisfying! 

Yay..... completed my first post in a long time.  Feels good  :-)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Fake Mummy

Erin has her mattress at the foot of our bed but every so often (actually, more often than not) she ends up plonking herself in between hubby and I again. Told her for the new year - she needs to sleep on her own.

This little girl came up with her solution.

Presenting......... Fake Mummy! 

Fake Mummy 

She says she can cuddle up to fake mummy so she doesn't feel so alone on her mattress. 
Why no fake daddy?  Answer : not enough pillows.

LOL !!!!