Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Holiday projects

Well, I have been busy trying to bring some christmas cheer into the house. So I started by creating a small christmas tree with Ashlyn. And she sure had a lot of fun doing it.

Then I was thinking of throwing out the Hello Kitty collection that we painstakingly collected from Macdonalds...but I just could not bring myself to do so. We cannot keep it anymore as there is no more shelf space so I decided to do this...

Just yesterday, I finished two knitted ponchos, one for Ashlyn and a simlar one for her cousin. I bought a few crochetted ponchos from Bangkok and fell in love with them. As I surf the web I realised that children are also wearing ponchos to keep warm and they look very cute. So I wanted very much to get one for Ashlyn but to buy one it may cost up to $30. I chanced upon a website that gave me a very simple pattern and then I started on it.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Start of the holidays

This week is the start of the school holidays. It is also the start of my worries because there will be no income for the next six weeks.

To make matters worse, this is the period whereby we have to prepare lots of gifts. There is the anniversary gifts for each other, Ashlyn's birthday gift, her gifts to her friends for her birthday celebration, the small party that my mother-in-law mentioned yesterday, then there are also christmas gifts... So I am now thinking and thinking and still thinking but yet to come to any conclusion. The only thing I know is to make everything as simple as possible but yet fun for the little girl.

Today, i kept her home to make a small christmas tree to put in her room. She was very happy doingthe project with me. However, we have only finished the first part... there is still the need to decorate her christmas tree.

Friday, her school will be closed so that will be the day that we may venture into making christmas cookies...that can serve as gifts to friends and family. Not a bad idea too.

Geraldine, if you have read the above please don't laugh okay? Since you already know what's your christmas gift...

Then there will be other days which I will keeo Ashlyn back at home to do some christmas cards to sent out to friends and her teachers.

Hmm... look like I will be quite preoccupied for these six weeks.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Very sluggish.. cannot get much work done

Haven't been feeloing very well since my return form Bangkok. Apparently the dust there revived my sensitive nose. Plus, the shopping really tire me out. So I had not been able to concentrate on my work at all.

I have been rather slow in completing my work and all that has been goin gthrough my head is that I need to sleep. I don't know how much sleep I will need in order for my body to recover. I hope when the year-end holiday comes, I can really take a good rest.

I have been notified that next year, I will be continuing with this group of EM3 boys. So I will be quite packed full for next year.

But so what if i have things to do next year. There is no career advancement for me at all. Wonder how long I will be able to continue in this current situation?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Returned from Bangkok already

Returned on Monday night. Sure was a tiring trip. We shopped for four days...bought quite a lot of stuff.

However, if Kenny had bought the Canon EOS for me at the ariport the day we depart... I think I would end up in all the historical places to test out the camera.

But... I still enjoyed myself. Guess I will have to wait a lot longer for the EOS. Just have to constantly dream about it.