Archive for December, 2010


With the year winding down, the last few hours of 2010 are filled with a scramble to get everything done to make sure 2011 is welcomed in a grand way. This year its just me, L & my sis-in-law. Our idea of a good time is kicking our feet back with awesome food (generally homemade :P) and a good drink just within reach. So this year was/is ‘nt different either.

Having a 10 day shutdown at work gave me a long, well deserved break. This was the first instance I got time to actually regroup and catch a break from the stress of the sorta-new job & having our own house. So these 7 days were filled with small trips, shopping, pigging out on awesome food made by L. But this day, the official end of the year, I would like to count my blessings for a wonderful job, a beautiful home to come to everyday, new lessons in terms of hard knocks or good experiences. But the best part has undoubtedly been an awesome family to share all the tears & joys, smiles & frowns alike. So here’s a huge shoutout to everyone who made this year a great one.. And wishing a happy new year……

Happy happy happy New Year Everyone! Make it everything you know it can be an oh so much more! – T J Thyne (better known as Hodgins from Bones)



Chores take a whole new meaning when you are a new homeowner.. especially if you are a first time homeowner.. You suddenly start appreciating your earlier rental home(s). But this doesn’t take away from the excitement of finally having your own place. And we weren’t immune to this either. When we first moved in, we were just gearing to tackle the front yard, the backyard, the fixes in the all the rooms, the bathrooms [yeah the list seems to go on forever ;)]

But the new job and the everyday routine sucked all our free time and laziness took precedence over everything else on the weekends. But we still couldn’t ignore the fact that we weren’t doing our “chores” on time. It kept turning up like the proverbial bad penny in the form of leaves strewn all across the backyard or the shame of having one of the messier front lawns on the block. So this weekend was granted the honor of being the weekend where we tackle all the work that we tried to ignore. So the highlights of this super saturday were:

  • Cleaning up the entire backyard *whoohoo*
  • L climbing up on the roof to clean the gutters
  • Raking the leaves of the front yard & the walkway

So after all the hard work, we didn’t expect any payment except the satisfaction of having a neat yard. But as luck would have it, you indeed do get paid on tackling all your chores….. So we entered the kitchen to find out that now our dishwasher was back in action!! So no more handwashing all the dishes.. No more of the dirty sink. We are back in business baby!!

Cheers \m/

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