Today is the last day of October and very coincidentally it’s Halloween!
Trick or treat?
Many things happened in October as I have a change of portfolio and I am learning on the job! As much as I would 💖 to return to blogging, every time I sat in front of the computer, trying my best to blog… but nothing is churned out. I am perplexed myself.
Looking for inspiration … looking for photos… looking through the things I did in the past few days. But there is absolutely no ideas about what to write? I don’t think I am bored of blogging.
July 2018 was a horrid month as there were many to-do list to complete. Up till now, I can not believe how I have struggled through that month. What were my to-do list you may wonder….
to plan skills assessment for over 600 students – the logistics and schedule
to guide a fellow colleague (new) to plan the scenarios for the conso and ensuring that the pre- and post- tests were ready
to run my own clinical project for my Master’s and to complete the assignment within 2 weeks
my dog’s death
my dad’s medical appt
There were many more which were considered minor but all came at one go. At that time, my mind was looking forward to the start of August as many of the tasked should be completed by then.
Indeed, when 1st Aug arrived, I heaved a sigh of relief….a relief that felt the rock in my heart got dropped out of the mind. Aug is busy too…with the completion of the module I was running, I have to consolidate all the marks, complete my marking and entering of the marks within 2 weeks. The following week will be the start of another program…….leaving me with exactly a month to plan for another course which I will be taking for a total of 2 years. Not really wanting to think about it now. I will just take a day at a time.
I have been trying to update WordPress version but it kept churning an error message. In the end, I decided to delete the entire site and re-install WordPress. But doing so will actually erase all the initial widgets I had in place.
I guess I have to sacrifice it in order to make it work again.
July is finally over and I managed to complete my Masters and also most of my module run was more or less settled too! Now, is the final moment to really catch up on whatever marking I have before the next wave of work comes in again!
NDP is over and yeah, another milestone completed.
I used to love reading. That was perhaps more than a decade ago. Ever since I had my first child, I always find it hard to find time to have my “me” time.
Gradually, it was getting harder as I have to juggle with my work and family.
I hope that after completing my studies in June ( I hope to), I can free some time for myself so that I can continue with my 💖 for reading and perhaps, some hobbies which I used to do so for example, crocheting or cross stitch. My Precious Moment- Noah’s Ark has been kept in the cupboard for more than 10 years! Yes, that is really long. I bet the cloth has turned her yellow!
3 days ago, I woke up with soreness on my hip area. I thought it might have to do with some strain since I was cleaning up the dog area the previous day. On another hand, I thought it might have to do with the monthly cycles. But this soreness spread from the loin to the thigh area. It became worse when I rest on bed supine and attempt to sit up from the bed.
Something is very wrong here. I am really wondering if it has to do with a fall back 6 months ago or the Thai traditional massage a month ago where one of them tried to “crack” my spine. (I won’t ever do such massage again). And this symptom just occur suddenly. Somehow I felt that one of the spinal disc is “creaking”.
I tried Extra Panadol, Anarex and even Synflex for the pain… but not much of a relief.
Currently at the polyclinic, awaiting my turn to see the doctor. I hope it has nothing to do with my spine, kidneys, or even reproductive system. *pray hard*
This year’s birthday was not one that I can celebrate and have a cake cutting session. This is because I am still in mourning.
However, colleagues have been cool about it and for once, my supervisor sent me flowers on the day of my birthday. This coincides with my child care sick leave as my kids were unwell.
It was meant to be a surprise but I gave her a surprise instead. The flowers were sent to my old address (I forgot to update) and because of this, my supervisor has to pay an extra delivery charge. Indeed, I felt bad about it. But I was also pleasantly happy with it as this was the first time, I receive flowers via delivery. Initially I did not know who was the sender, but because it was sent to the old address, I suspected it was my supervisor and I was so right about it.
I put the flowers in my son’s water bottle. I realised I do not have vase. But hey, I guess the florals brighten up the home. Maybe I should make the house more cosy.
My colleagues wanted to give me a surprise on my birthday but because I was on child care leave, it was being postponed. Hence, just last Friday, they confirmed my attendance and then they
prepared a steamboat lunch for me and as well as a welcome lunch for a new colleague. Actually, there was more work to do, hence I told them, I may not come. So… after the last class, I was stunned to see both of them standing outside the room and pretended to be taking wefie. Ah… they were going to escort me to the venue so that I will not miss it.
So… it was a birthday lunch. And they even got me a present- CK One Gold. Such a thoughtful group of colleagues.
Lately, we have been watching “Friends from Afar”. It’s about aliens coming to earth to explore about earth and earthlings. It was so interesting to watch that my kids and I will catch the episodes on a daily basis.
Now, what happens is that… nowadays, whenever we go out, we will be mindful of what is flying across the sky. Sometimes, I will tell my kids to save on resources, do not waste food… all thanks to the drama. But my kids do take into consideration nowadays that they are not supposed to waste food or else it’s a loss of resources. 👍🏻👍🏻
Flying objects like these will make us curious and check what exactly is happening.
from my husband. Happy to the max! Though at times, the connection may drop… but I like the fact that when I removed it from the case, iPhone will sense it. If I take out one of the AirPods from my ear, music will stop. One more thing, battery charges very fast! 😉