I’m not sure what it is, but Jeremy and I are both wiped out from this week. Jeremy certainly did have a stressful week, lots of late night calls to the US, but overall, the kids were well, and I didn’t have that much to do. Perhaps I’m a little tired because Jeremy is tired. Who knows. I haven’t written much, because there isn’t much to say, past the laundry, dirty dishes and such things, but here are the highlights of the past few days.
On Wed night, I had my 2nd piano lesson. I’m trying really hard to keep the rythmn. It’s not something that comes naturally to me, so I have the metronome cranked up and really, really slow and I’m trying to play a Sonatina to the metronome. Pretty much as soon as my concentration wavers, I lose the beat. Oh well, my teacher says that I should be able to learn it. I also signed up for private theory classes, so hopefully I’ll learn that as well.
Thursday, we went out with Kate and her aunt Mary Ann. Kate has had a bunch of people visit her here, I’m impressed. We went to the Carl’s Jr. downtown to get a real burger, which I haven’t had in a long time. I watched with amazement as Kate ate 2 burgers! Remember, she’s 7 months pregnant and growing. After lunch, Vince found the Toys R Us and was enthralled. I’ve been looking for this CD called the Hi-5, it’s the soundtrack to a popular kids show here. I couldn’t find it in the local mall here, but near the Toys R Us, there was a Tower Records and they didn’t have it either. They sell it on Amazon for 11 dollars.
Today there was a really loud thunderstorm. I have never seen Ruby so scared – she was trembling. She couldn’t decide if she wanted to be near me or in her crate hiding. So after each clap of thunder, she would either slink off to her crate or come find me in the apartment and tremble at my feet. Vince slept through the whole thing and Edda was fine about the storm.
Our fish, photo taken by Vince.
Another picture of cousin Felix.
So I started a project last week. A baby sweater which turns out will fit Edda perfectly, but who the heck wears sweaters in Singapore? Anyways here is the back of the sweater… I’m working on the front. Hopefully I can finish this up soon.
We don’t have a TV so in order to entertain ourselves, we take baths. Sometimes up to 4 times a day. Here’s Edda in a glamourous pose.
Jeremy is busy, busy, busy. Today we tried to make fake play-dough. Instead of it being called play-dough, it’s called salt-dough. I didn’t use table salt, I used salt that was a bit coarser grind and I think that was a mistake as my mixture didn’t really turn out that well. It turned into a sticky lump. Not satisfactory.
We spent the weekend at home. Edda had a cold, so we didn’t really go anywhere, except on Sunday, we went downtown to our favorite department store Takashimaya and just window shopped for an hour or so. I also worked on our family portrait. I’m determined to send out Christmas cards this year, we’ll see what happens.
Jeremy’s work is going gangbusters now. Lots of excitement and lots to do, he’s enjoying it quite a bit. Which is great.
The kids and I had a quiet day. I don’t know what happened, but the past week, the apartment has exploded into a pile of laundry and dirty dishes. Always more to do.
Edda is a bit sick today, must have picked up a bug at the water park yesterday. She stayed up a lot of the night last night and as soon as the sun rose, she seemed fine. I had planned to go to a seminar on wellness with a friend this afternoon and Jeremy encouraged me to go as Edda seemed good during the morning, but as soon as I got to the place, he called and said that Edda wanted me, so I said goodbye to my friend and hailed a taxi home. We moved the furniture around a little bit today.
No pictures today. Just a wonderful afternoon playing the water at Singapore’s largest water park. We went with Mathilda and Julia and crossed the whole island. Vince had a blast!
Thank you Katherine for mailing Vince’s name puzzle. He was *so* excited to get it and he knows all the letters of his name now.