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Monday, January 31, 2011

Mission "Almost" Accomplished

Every year, I started the spring cleaning and preparations for the CNY towards end of December. I always have a checklist for it, so that I won't miss out anything. 3 years ago, when Hao was still a baby, I got a cleaner to come helping out. But last year, she was not available. So hb was helping me. This year the cleaner is available again, but I thought maybe we just manage it ourselves too.

However this year I started very late. I actually wanted to do spring cleaning early January, but we went out. So one week end is gone. Then the following week I was sick, lying at the bed most of the time. So another week is gone. But hb did help clean some of the grills on that weekend. Finally last week, the last weekend before CNY we finally did our spring cleaning together. Even though I did not manage to do the clean up part for the house on past weekends, but I did manage to wash some curtains. Feeling grateful finally we bought a new washer during the Hari Raya break last year, which save me lots of time after that. Prior to that, we were using semi-auto washing machine, which required lots of human interaction since it is not fully automatic. But with the new washer, I can dump the curtains into it at night before I go bed, set the timer, and then next morning I can hang it to dry. Very convenient!

Since hb already cleaned some of the grills the week before, so the spring cleaning last weekend was very relaxing and effective too! Most of the items on my checklist are marked by the end of the day. Moreover, both me and hb did it very leisurely! We still manage to find some time to relax. I was reading for few hours in the morning before I start work. Hahaha! I don't really feel tired, no muscle sore, but at 10ish I already dozed off.

While both me and hb were busy cleaning the house, the kids were busy with the CNY Songs too! LOL! They were watching the CNY DVD the whole day, until I complained! Normally I will encourage them to do something else instead of watching TV the whole day, but since they won't come disturb us cleaning the house, and Monday has no school, so I just let them be. Not only Lynn, even Hao will request for the CNY Songs too! And what surprise me more is, he even trying to follow the songs to sing! To be more accurate, he only sings the last note of the sentence. Hehehe.

I got the CNY shopping done last week too. I also have received all my orders of the CNY biscuits. Small notes for the ang pow money also are ready. Few more items on my spring cleaning checklist, that will get it done by tomorrow. I just hope the weather is good for tomorrow and Wednesday! It was raining the whole day yesterday. I still have laundry to do!

Looking at the clean house, and the store room that full of CNY goodies, now I can feel the CNY mood. Hahaha! This year, I'm determined to make myself  happier during CNY. :)

Happy Chinese New Year to you. 
Gong Xi Fatt Chai! 


De'Little Ones said...

Happy CNY 2u. See you on the 8

Broccoli Ginger said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you & family! :)

Alice Law said...

Ohhh... you and hubby already on leave, the's very sweet of him to give you a hand!^-^ Mine said want to help but now he is dozing off too with the little ones!>_<

Wah, your kids love CNY songs too, great! Must bring them to watch acrobatic lion dance then... more merit!;D

Wishing you and your lovely family a prosperous CNY too!

cheeyee said...

De'Little Ones - Haha same. :)

Broccoli Ginger - Same to you too. :)

Alice Law - No, we did not take leave. Just do the cleaning during weekend. Tomorrow is public holiday mah. Continue lor. :)

Small Kucing said...

Gong Xi Fatt Chai

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Chee Yee, kong hei fatt choy to you and all at home.
Best wishes for the rabbit year...have fun.

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