Tuesday, 17 March 2009

No tai tai aspirations

Tuesday is almost over and I wonder how the day flew by in a blink of an eye. It's been another unproductive day. I always say this during the school holidays. It just reminds me of how I miss my normal routine, the one where I get up at 5.30am, walk Rusty at 6.15am, send SK to school at 6.35am and arrive at my office at 7.10am.

Just because I don't have to wake up early this week, my entire day is all screwed up. Where did all the time go? By the time I get up, drink coffee, do laundry and make breakfast for the kids, it's almost 10am.

I have to make the kids walk Rusty while I shower and get ready for work. I have no time for blogging and my newspaper reading is shifted to lunch hour. I run several errands in the afternoon and realise I don't have enough time to fix dinner.

I buy dinner back for the kids, put something in the steamer for myself while I bring Rusty for his evening walk. (Gosh, we eat badly during school holidays too.) When we get home, the sky is already dark. I shower and then it's almost time to hit the sack.

Best friend called while I was in the shower this morning. I rushed out dripping wet to hear her ask, "Have you had time to work on the label?"

Errr, no...

"Oh, okaaay. Have you started planting vegetables at the plot?"

Emmm, not yet.

So, what have I been doing? Or what have I gotten myself into? I seem to have so many more errands than usual. It's funny how everything comes together when you're so pressed for time.

I remember what a fortune teller said to me years ago, "You're a 女強人. I'm not saying it's exactly a good thing. You're very capable and independent. That also mean you'll not lead the pampered life of a tai tai (lady of leisure)."

I wasn't sure then if he was worth believing but I certainly believe him now. I don't think I'm the type who will ever sit back, relax and do nothing. I like being useful and productive. So I can't blame anyone if I can't live the life of a tai tai.


Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

eh sis! productive also good leh, brain wun rust!

** pun not intended!

i told all of my frds + family tat i wanna work till the day i die! i dun want to stay at home after "retirement age" and do nothing, or shall i say TRY to find things to do! 女强人 of the world unite!!!

*waves flag*


The Real Mother Hen said...

Huh? I thought you all eat exceptionally well when looking at all the great food photos.

huier said...

i feel we ought to learn to live against the flow occasionally...adaptability is one vital element in life to stay positive and afloat.

Anonymous said...

My humble opinion..
Tai tai = being pampered
女强人 = holding the rein
It's best to have both to strike a balance - ying yang

Blur Ting said...

Fry - Ya lor. Our type cannot become tai tai one.

Blur Ting said...

MH - I make it a point to let the kids eat well but tend to neglect my own nutrition. Dunno why..

Blur Ting said...

Huier - True that. Must have changes or else how to improve right?

Blur Ting said...

EE - I need to find my yang to make me more ying. Right?

k@Ye_ said...

Me also... Cannot be still one.. Sigh, there goes my plans of being Tai Tai!

So, we re 女强人!! Haha...