Thursday, 14 August 2008

First night

We spent the first night at the apartment yesterday since everything has already arrived, except for the dryer which, for some reason, was left out. There were so much stuff to buy, from toothpaste to shampoo and power adaptors. Plus fruits and drinks to fill an empty fridge. The list is endless.

At night, the kids drew up the curtains, dimmed the lights, cranked up the aircon and turned the entire living room into a dark movie theatre. What happened to my dream of sitting by the balcony, gazing at the moon and feeling the wind in my face? Blame in on the generation gap!

CH dropped by with a grill/fondue set and a box of doughnuts. I promptly ate one after realising that I haven't eaten anything decent all day. In fact, all the running around meant that I've been neglecting proper meals all week. At least I'm assured of a nutritious home-cooked dinner at my parents' home but living on our own means that I have to plan and prepare the meals from now on.

YK has a bit of an obsessive streak in him and wanted everything to be neat and orderly. SK's more like me. We go for comfort instead of style. So, here we were, leaving things all over the place which YK will promptly put away in the drawers. It's going to be a challenge finding stuff around the house.

After a long and tiring day, I realised that I had one more chore to do before hitting the sack. Ironing. The moment I brought out the new iron and ironing board, it all came back to me how I've always hated ironing! I must shamefully admit that I haven't done any ironing for decades as it's always been taken care of by our domestic helper. So, there I was, grumbling under my breath and before I knew it, I had burnt a hole on the ironing board. Damn it! Luckily I didn't burn the school uniform or else the kids will have to skip school today.

Let's just say ironing is not my strongest suit.

We slept well all night. I had the big bed all to myself. It feels a little strange sleeping in a bed that big again compared to that tiny little cot I had been sleeping in over the last few years. It feels lonely too without Rusty under my bed.

Yesterday, my niece Ting called and said, "Rusty is so poor thing. His mummy and daddy are not coming home. He's so lonely."

That brought tears to my eyes. I'm going back to see him this afternoon. YK has a play to attend tonight but SK will sleep over at my parent's home. I think he misses his playmate Rusty the most.

17 comments:

charlie Hotel said...

That's ok. I can come sit in the patio with you!

mooiness said...

Rusty doesn't get to stay with you all? Aw poor thing indeed. But dogs adjust very quickly anyway. As long as he's treated well where he is now, he should be fine. :)

Blur Ting said...

:-) We're from the same generation. After reading about the woman who threw the entire set of knives and knife block from her high-rise apartment during a lover's spat, I think it is a wise idea to put up an umbrella in the patio. The knives will prolly slice through but still better than nothing.

Blur Ting said...

Hi Mooiness, we haven't phased in Rusty yet. It takes time to toilet train him and we don't quite know how he'll cope when everyone's out working or studying. I wish I could bring him to the office but that is frowned upon in Singapore. Our landlord will probably freak out.

He has his playmates and the entire yard at my parent's place. He'll join us during the year end holiday when the kids are home all day.

Nick Phillips said...

It must be great to finally settle in after all that running around, ya:D

And I think the patio idea sounds like a great one. I've always had visions of sitting out in the balcony with good book and nice mug of coffee or something but alas, the darn place I live in doesn't have one.

Enjoy your weekend at your new apartment, BT.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ahhhhhh I hate ironing too, and thank God that I haven't had to iron much, thanks to my cotton pajamas-like attire which you can't tell if it is being ironed or not :)

The comment from CH is so lovely! Way to go Bro! :)

Congrats Ting, for having a home :)

Blur Ting said...

Nick - But you have a garden and a mango tree (stump)!

Blur Ting said...

MH - My clothes don't need ironing too. It's the kids' uniform. I'll ask them to iron themselves..

Guess what? Your washer has arrived!! A spanking new white one. Only thing is I haven't tried it out yet as I need to get an adaptor for the tap. Meanwhile, I have a bag of clothes to bring back to my mum's for washing :-P

ckl said...

I hate ironing too, luckily that's hubby's department. Don't think I can live apart from my dogs though, I'll be the one who get separation anxiety :)

Blur Ting said...

CKL - Wah, looks like we all hate ironing! I'm back at my parents' place to visit Rusty. SK is staying over for the weekend to keep him company. My niece turned to Rusty and said, "Your daddy come back already."

The World According To Me said...

Whoops. At least the school uniforms weren't burnt!

Welcome to your new home!
And as mooiness said, dogs do adapt quickly. I'm sure Rusty will adjust in no time.

In the mean time, don't forget your B12's with all that running around and when planning future dinners!

The World According To Me said...

Whoops. At least the school uniforms weren't burnt!

Welcome to your new home!
And as mooiness said, dogs do adapt quickly. I'm sure Rusty will adjust in no time.

In the mean time, don't forget your B12's with all that running around and when planning future dinners!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Congratulations on your new home. That's funny about you and ironing. I am just the opposite, if there's one chore I don't mind it's ironing. I just put a good movie on and get on with it :-)

jyankee said...

ooh ironing... no can do... LOL... hope you can Rusty acclimated soon..it'd be nice to have him where you are....

jyankee said...

ooh ironing... no can do... LOL... hope you can Rusty acclimated soon..it'd be nice to have him where you are....

The Real Mother Hen said...

With so many people hate ironing, I wonder why iron manufacturers haven't gone out of business yet :)

So the washer has arrived? Good :) Now just the dryer to arrive, and ta-da, you are in business :)

Amel's Realm said...

Awwwwww...must be hard to live without Rusty!

Anyhow, I'm not a fan of ironing, too. I'd rather mop the floor instead!!! Here in Finland, though, I've never ironed at all ever since I moved here. I don't even know where hubby put his ironing board HA HA HA HA...