Sunday, May 11, 2014


We had a very busy day today.

First, Daddy mowed the lawn while Swe-cha supervised.

Having NOT grownup with a lawn / grass at home, I had the realization today that grass does grow very fast, it has only been 2 weeks since it was mowed during our spring cleanup and when we mowed today, some sections seemed like they were more than 5 inches high. Thankfully, the mower I ordered arrived middle of this week and it was very easy to assemble. I swear, if it had come another week later, the grass might be unmanageable already.


Swe-cha also discovered the joys of running barefoot on freshly-cut grass. He went barefoot the rest of the afternoon - even when he was making mudpies. Boys sure do know how to make a mess. When I was able to get him inside the house later, I had to give him a bath and even had to scrape the dirt off of his toenails.

And remember Daddy's dream of having a ride-on mower before ? The one that Mommy quashed when she emphatically said no ?  

Swe-cha showed Daddy how to ride on this one. Cool, no ?

Now, if only good days like these come without the allergies....

Thursday, May 1, 2014


The hall bathroom toilet has now been unclogged.

I don't remember exactly when Swe-cha played in the bathroom and clogged it but it was shortly after we started toilet-training, that makes it around a month now. It was inconvenient at first because we had to walk a bit further away if we have to use the toilet at night but we quickly grew accustomed to that and got to the point where we didn't really care that we had an unusable toilet.

Getting the confirmed dates for the in-laws' visit prompted our change of heart. It would be nice if there's less broken stuff around the house when they come over so here we are. I called a plumber today and were fortunate enough to get an opening for the early evening, plumber came over with his super-professional-snake/auger and took a minute (or 2, tops!) to snake the toilet and voila, it's okay again. Damage was $99 + tax. Ouch.

Am wondering if we'll be able to get a new bedroom set purchased and delivered in two weeks ? Asa pa =)

Aside from us (and by "us", I really mean "the husband", shhh!) being slow to act and the husband being very particular and specific about what he wants and the lead time needed for delivery... uh... it would be nice but I wouldn't really put my money on it.

Anyway, also ordered the replacement under-sink hot water tank for our drinking water. In retrospect, I should've ordered it earlier in the week so it would come in time for the weekend - did I mention that the husband kinda moves slowly ? and has to be prodded along ? Hopefully, he'll do this w/o needing an extra push since it is his family who is coming anyway,