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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bring On The New

i used to make new year resolutions. used to...not anymore. i used to put study harder, pray 5 times a day, yada yada yada. my list was as long as st nick's list. then i thought...heck it. why plan for the better once a year. if you want to be a better person, if you want to change, you can do it anytime...anywhere.

i'm a bit confused when i read resolutions that include "want to be a good mom and wife". cant you do that without waiting for the new year? are they bad mothers and wives and will continue to be so until 31 dec and then miraculously will change overnight? weird...oh well.

this year...like the previous year...i made monthly plans. monthly plans are easier to monitor, to keep track and to change (if necessary).

jan - new year, new surroundings, new budget, new mode of transportation (erk...)
feb - buy the last bit of things for eai#4
march - welcoming eai#4, in time for the retreat?
april / may - rest and getting to know eai#4 and adapting to changes he will bring; plan for eai#4's cukur jambul; not expecting a lot of ker-ching this year; hoping there's enough for new sets of curtains for my room and the tv area;
june - back to work (noooooo...);
july / august - nothing planned yet but i need to ganti 9 more days of fasting that i missed; work is usually hectic around this time;
september - another ramadhan;
october - will the holiday planned with tiza materialise?
november - hubby's ker-ching; how much will it be this time?
december - i'm planning to take a long break towards the end of the year. no holiday planned yet - unless the october holiday with tiza doesnt happen. but where to go...

i'm just wishing for a good year this year. 2008 was surprisingly good. there were hiccups here and there - unexpected pregnancy (which has become a blessing - alhamdulillah), accidents with the boys (amir's stands out the most) but generally it has been a good year. combined, both hubby's and my ker-chings, made things smoother.

we totally got rid of the evo and are now depending on only 1 - which i will also zero-rised.

we bought new furniture and fittings (totally accounting word there) for the boys' room and are slowly getting them to sleep in their room. its been working great for almost a month but of course daddy and mummy needs to be in the same room with them. hubby's been complaining that his back and head and muscles and almost everything else aches and he's been pining for his big bed.


















we've also been making use of the tv area upstairs and have (almost) completely made our bedroom a no-kids zone. after 3 years of having to manouvre around kiddie toys, its a welcome change.

we upgraded our alarm system after an incident that saw the number of hubby's shoes depleting. the thief managed to get his hands on the hubby's best shoes - the total90 football boots i ordered from the UK complete with hubby's name and favourite number, the kenneth cole hantaran i gave hubby, his brand new nike trainers.

the biggest purchase we made with the B and L we got, was our new ride. just in time for eai#4. a great big surprise for the boys, which we were so excited about. alhamdulillah...this has been our biggest buy thus far and we're pretty happy with it. the purchase process wasnt great but finally, we are more comfortable...

18 comments:

Diana@Mama Adam Mukhriz said...

wah ..best2 ..best ..kal almari tue cantik la .. beli kt mana ... kak beli kete baru yeahh kete apa ni kak ..luas sgt ;-)

nae said...

Wow...congrats and Ariff does looks smug on his new ride. Enjoy the new wheely dear!

dott said...

you are so lucky the boys are so well behaved in the car... none of my boys want to sit on their car seat... they will be crying, shouting at the way...

Nice car!

ezrina said...

me also tumpang happy... suka tgk MPV tu...selesa budak2 duduk kat belakang..seat sorang satu.... :)

cantik cabinet yg blue color tu js... teringin nak beli satu...

eiseai said...

thanks diana...almari yg biru tu beli kat subang, yg putih kat ikea.

thanks nae. ariff is actually blur cos he can hear his abangs' voices but he cant see them.

hahaha dott...like i said many times, my boys also dont want to sit in their car seat but we force them. we had to force asyraf for 6 mths before he finally accepted the fact. we have our share of crying and shouting as well but we maintained ground. last2 they know they wont win, so they stopped fighting.

erin...about time kan? kesian si amir sempit antara 2 car seats for a year. blue cabinet tu i suka sangat. pink pun ada tau erin. tapi tunggu diorang hantar tu sakit kepala gak. janji satu hari tak sampai2, kena call brapa kali ntah baru dpt.

azie said...

different view from a new wheels..hehe..now amir da leh duduk dlm his own seat...

Anonymous said...

kak..keta MPV akak ni grandis erk?

eiseai said...

hehehe azie...dpt letak bab belakang dia. all this while mmg amir dlm car seat pun cuma bab booster tu je guna sbb nak letak belakang tak muat.

anonymous...nope, bukan grandis.

azrul izwan said...

wwwwwooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww! nak test drive!!

andy21 said...

emmm... dah byk org komen...

ok, my turn since this is the 2nd post for 2009 (rite? hehehe.. tulih la byk2, kurang bahan bacaan)

1. kete cantik sgt.. kelassss.. nak naik.
2. Asyraf je active inside the car.. ahahahha...
3. new cabinet - lawa sgt...
4. amir.. miss his "talking"
5. ariff - aghhhh!!!! rindu kat dia...

family day... yahoo.... jumper di sana ye...

wish list for 4th eai, nanti bgtau ek...

jika asyraf memerlukan jagaan rapi & happening during your "2 months holiday", u know where to get me.. Amir pun ok gak.. leh sembang ngan dia.. :)

nzh1979 said...

ariff feel weird..sure dgr sore bang long ngan asyraf..tapi pusing2 pon tak nampak kan..ehehe
comel la ariff..
takpe after eai4 kluar.. ada geng dah stay kat sebelah rite?..ehhee
good4 them kan.. selesa la sket..
yup me agree on the car seat thing..kalau tak trained tu mmg dorang takmo stay till end.. biasa la mama arif kejam..bior je dia nangis..meraung ke hape.. janji mama n papa tak kena saman! :P tapi biasa la papa arif tu garang sgt.. terus shout kat arif..sampai terkedu mamat tu kena marah sbb bising..aduiii
sally, try la beli mobile massage by ogawa.. offer now rm199 je.. good for both of you..ehehe..kat pcm ada letak ;)

Liana said...

Cantiknya kete... Memang suka sangat warna hitam...

Kak, suka giler almari biru tu... Lawa ler...

eiseai said...

azrul...bwk musuh skali boleh. hehehe...ehhh ada license ka?

andy...nanti naik kat ktn kalau jadik eh? nanti masa 2 mths leave, dtg lah rumah weekends, tolong jaga mat ber3, boleh? :)

zam...ariff tgh tunggu je geng dia. skarang dia ketinggalan skit bila abangs dia lari2.
hahahah...kitorg pun sama. either tutup telinga kitorg or tutup mulut diorang. tapi asyraf lah the main culprit. kalau dia nangis, boleh nonstop for 3 hours.

liana...thanks. wanted blue colour tapi my hubby not adventurous lah...

Mary J said...

wah makcik, shiny nyer your new car. bau kedai sampai sini.. hehehe

Lazydaisy said...

we have same wheels as yours too, exactly same colour too hee hee my eldest love the automatic sliding door, go zoom zoom :)

eiseai said...

mary j...over lah tu kalau bau sampai sana hahaha

lazydaisy...my boys very the terpegun with the auto sliding door. mata terbeliak everytime we open and close. zoom zoom :)

lazydaisy said...

can imagine your kids mata terbeliak musti diaorang impress
congrats on your baby no4, i cheating a bit sebab i got twin for my third pregnancy :)

ayien78 said...

Kak sally...same wth me....i think now is da time for you to have dat mpv...not for luxaries thing but its a needs items dah... mcm i...maid lagi... dats why i only have another one more seat yg vacant utk my future kid.... sbb mmg tk muat unless i tukau keta Hyundai yg ada 9 seatter...OMG.... mcm la mampu!!!!!

Kak Sally...i really tak tau...keta kak sally tu keta apa ekkkk

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