It's the kids' one-week school break and life is more leisurely around here. Or is it so? This morning I got up at 7am instead of 5.30am. Rusty was feeling restless, so I brought him out for a walk. He didn't feel like going home, so we walked two rounds instead of the usual one. No matter. We're not in a hurry to get to school or to work.
As we need to replenish the refrigerator, I walked to the wet market after leaving Rusty at home. After cooking last night's dinner, I'm trying to scale down the portions from now on. I'm so used to cooking for a big extended family that I cooked too much yesterday, we were struggling to finish the dishes. If we go on like this, we'll get fat! Maybe CH should come for dinner more often.
Last night's dishes- cuttlefish with spring onions cooked by YK, steamed fish, stir fried string beans with shitake mushrooms and cabbage with dried beancurd in a claypot.
So, I'll go on making adjustments in the portions until I find the right balance. I'm making adjustments in other areas too. I've decided to use less disposable contact lenses especially the 'moist' dailies which cost me about $4 a day! So, I'm back to wearing glasses for now. At least the money saved can be more well spent on food and groceries.
I've been saving alot of petrol. While I used to visit the petrol kiosk every 2 days, now it is down to one refill every 5 days. That's a huge improvement!
Wow, so fast. It's almost 9am. It's time for me to get to the office.