The entire week is crazy for me. There is only one word could describe after looking at the quality time I could spend with Yvette for the entire week is pathetic!
I miss my Yvette so much!
This week is even more stressful. I am facing tantrum day in day out. FIL started to scold Yvette due to her crying and that added very much to my frustration!
A typical weekday schedule for us since I started working had been (I will update how I cope without hubby and yet manage to cook almost every meal much later.) :
(Only Tuesday I am up at 5 am due to there is a pile of clothing I have yet iron, if not, usually I am up at 6 am and usually knock out at 11 plus almost every day. If my bio-clock works well, I will be able to sleep thru for 7 hours. If my bio-clock decides otherwise, I will be up for 1-2 hours before I could doze off again.)
6.00 am – Up and start my day with laundry (Either I have washed before I sleep or I will wash before I go to work). Before the year ended last year, we invested a new washing machine with a more sophisticated function such as Energy saving; water consumption saving; (I could set the timing and the amount of water required for per wash. Our old washing machine of 12 years does not have this function.) I will also find time to do some ironing too. I decide to do laundry everyday because piling up the clothing will definitely put me off. And moreover, the amount of water and the electricity we use for 2-3 full load wash per week is equivalent to 6 quarter load or half load wash per week.) Tumble dry; (my house doesn’t have any space for dryer anymore. This function come handy especially the weather now.)
6.20 am – Start to cook dinner and prepare breakfast for FIL. In the past, FIL will eat porridge in the morning but now, due to work and I don’t have so much time to cook two different variety of porridge in the morning, we change it to Bun, Zhu Chang Fen, Yam Cake, Rice Cake, etc. As for dinner, I will usually boil the soup and cook the rice and it will consider done for the morning. I will cook the porridge for FIL and put them in thermal pot. I will get his food all ready including fruits, snack and leave them on the coffee table.
7.15 am – I will start to get prepare. Bathe and dress myself up for work.
7.30 am – Start to wake Yvette up. Clean Yvette, Feed Yvette breakfast.
8.15 am to 8.30 am – Leave house to CC and head to work
9.00 am to 6.15 pm – Sanity Time @ work
6.30 pm to 6.45 pm – Reach TPY and head home. (D will be fetching Yvette for this week but for the next two weeks, I will be the one that do the fetching because he is now out of town for biz trip.)
7.00 pm – Cook the main course (I prefer steam, grill and stew. If stew or braised, it will be cooked in the morning.) and the vegetable. I serve the veg from the soup and the meat from the main course immediately after it is done. At the same time, Yvette will be busy playing her toys and seeking our attention.
8.00 pm – By 8 we should have finished our dinner, I will bathe Yvette and try to spend some time with her. But usually sadly I don’t have time for her till 9 pm.
8.00 pm to 9 pm – Prepare food for tomorrow dinner. Marinate meat, (meat is already unfreeze in the fridge before I go to work.) cut veg, etc. (Yvette will be watching any CD she wish to see. No choice got to use educational CD to babysit Yvette. 😦 ) D will be mopping floor and tidy the house. Arrr… these two weeks he not around…. die liao!!!!!
9 pm – Play toy with Yvette, Read to Yvette or do activity book with Yvette. (The only hour of quality time we have!!!)
10 pm – Bring Yvette to sleep and hopefully she will sleep ASAP!!!
The cooking and washing really wear me out! I still mop floor everyday even D is away. Some of the routines change; like bathing Yvette. Now I bathe her after she poops when she is home. (So far, she only pooped once or twice in school. Her backside only want to sit on the bowl at home to poop. Very strange!) I need a temp lady to come in ASAP to wash toilet, do some ironing and as well as doing any general cleaning like wipe my two glass doors, clean the window, etc!!!
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