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Milton, Here We Come!

29 Mar

hello blog, it feels like ages since i last wrote.

so many things have happened since my last blog post. i’m finally adjusting to my new work and i actually really enjoy working. my baby girl is growing well and throwing tantrums more fiercely than ever and having a mind of her own. she only does things her way, only when she wants to. sigh…

and big news. we finally bought a house and we are really happy with our new home.

house prices are crazy these days and finding a nice house within our budget hasn’t been an easy process.

we wanted to buy a house in mississauga but with our budget, it was going to be a townhouse or rundown semi-detached home. so we ended up looking into milton and we found a great detached house that we really liked. milton is about 20 minutes away from mississauga and even closer to my current job so it worked out well.

this home was definitely meant-to-be and yes, it’s everything i’ve dreamed of! we saw the house at 7:30 pm and we put in our offer at 10 pm on the same day. they had multiple offers so we ended up going over our budget but regardless, i think the house is worth every penny. we are very thankful. it’s less than 2 years old, mattamy built and there aren’t too many things i want to fix but we still need to put up a fence and finish the basement once the house settles in.

milton is a growing community and it’s filled with new homes. the neighbourhood is quite interesting, like nothing i’ve ever seen. i’ve told my husband that our neighbourhood reminds me of pleasantville. 🙂 there is also a new elementary school nearby and i can totally picture our family settling in and living there for a long time. i’m also looking forward to reconnecting with my old friends who also live in milton and hanging out with their kids. my daughter has recently become very social, she loves hanging out with kids around her age or a bit older, so i’m looking forward to seeing her making new friends.

and bad news…

perhaps working overtime and on weekends have taken a toll on me… i’m sick again.

i’ve got the flu plus an infection. i’ve never been this sick in my entire life! i went to see a doctor yesterday and she put me on antiviral (tamiflu) and antibiotics (biaxin). it actually got worse today, coughing up bloody phlegm. i ended going to the ER and was injected with an IV and had some weird orange drink. after many hours, i was sent home. the ER was full of people who have the same type of flu. i could see the hospital staff getting very stressed out with the amount of people flooding into the ER. one of the nurses who does the registration yelled at me while taking my vitals. she told me not to fake my symptoms and that it was not going get me to see the doctor any sooner. i couldn’t believe that she was actually yelling at me in front of everyone and accusing me! i was very upset and wanted to sue her. i plan to write a formal complaint letter to the hospital. thankfully, the ER doctor was very nice and professional. he ordered appropriate tests and made sure that i was taken care of.

i’ve been working on the weekends because i have 6 big projects that are due in a month or so. all the work i’ve done over the weekend didn’t really help, now that i’ve missed 2 days of work! i’m so behind and i feel stressed even thinking about work. sigh…

this year has been a roller coaster ride… constantly sick. however, i’m so thankful for this year, which has brought a new job, a new house… and a cute and healthy daughter, who never fails to bring smiles to my face every single day.

i have one wish… i hope and pray that i don’t become sick again… at least for this year!

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I Wish I Was 34 Going On 14….

8 Dec

it’s funny how bad things happen all at once, usually at the worst time…

so, i have one and a half days left until my finals.

i came down with a cold or flu about a week ago, which progressed to bronchitis. i’m on antibiotics and a puffer.

and now… my dearest miss ej is sick with the same cold or flu and she’s in quite a bit of pain. she wakes up throughout her sleep due to her nasty cough, which sounds very painful. she hasn’t got a solid nap or night sleep for a whole day now and she’s not her usual self.

it’s the worst, watching your kid suffer and the worst part is, i know how painful this cold/flu is!

so… i’ve been living on power naps. 1 hour here and 1 hour there… whenever i can, i nap.

obviously, my studies have not been productive at all and i’m really thinking that i might fail my two exams. i don’t think i’ve ever been this unprepared! i have 1 and a half days left to review but i have no energy to do anything. today was one of the toughest days with miss ej because she didn’t want to be away from me, not even for a second. i guess the only comfort she finds is her mommy and i feel horrible that she can’t have other forms of relief, other than baby tylenol. sometimes, i’m really tempted to offer her my cough medicine! so, all i can do is pray and be there for her.

last night, i stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish my readings. miss ej was up from 3 a.m., not being able to fall asleep again. at 7:20 a.m., i prepared miss ej’s breakfast and lunch as well as other chores. fed miss ej, took her out for a ride so that she could fall asleep before her gym class, which was at 11 a.m. at 12 noon, we came home and fed miss ej her lunch. i also tried to have my first meal, but miss ej cried and wanted to be held, so i inhaled 2 big bites and cleaned up real quickly, while holding her with one arm. miss ej’s fever went up a bit and after a dose of baby tylenol, she finally took her nap which consisted of waking up every 5 minutes or so. i tried to call her doctor but every time i picked up the phone, miss ej was real upset and when i managed to call, no one answered. so i called my husband to get hold of our doc, but i called at the wrong time and he denied my request.

we don’t have a good thermometer, so it was really hard to gauge how sick miss ej really was. it’s little late, but i thought getting a good thermometer was what i needed to do. i called my mom, asked her to babysit. meanwhile, i called 20 times to my doc and finally got through. i made an appointment for 8 a.m. tomorrow. i quickly went to costco to get the thermometer, medicine (that’s running out) and shopped for our dinner tonight.

quickly drove home, just in time to feed miss ej’s dinner. quickly prepped. asked my husband to feed her while i quickly organized everything, made a decent dinner for my husband, who worked hard all day.

i got a quick breather when my husband bathed miss ej and got her ready for bed. i went to bed with miss ej with her bottle. she refused to drink and after a long time of fussing, crying…. she finally fell asleep. i took a quick power nap… maybe half an hour. miss ej continued to wake up due to her cough. i sat there for awhile, watching her… thinking maybe i should take her to the urgent care. luckily, she has no fever.

i come out of the bedroom and i see my husband lost in the wonderful world of www. the house is a mess. it’s like a tornado passed by our house. i quickly clean as much as i can and as i sit down, i feel upset and defeated. upset because i’m really behind with my studies and all i want is some time to prepare for my exams. defeated because although i feel like i did a million things, i got nothing accomplished, well so it seems. and as i cough and clear up my congested chest…. i realized that i’m sick also.

days like today, i wish was a kid again. all i would have to worry about is my studies, school, friends, hair, zits and maybe a little about my future. i miss those days when i had some time to just chill and be bored… i would love to sit on the sofa and stare at the wall, thinking i’m so bored. no, i just want 2 more hours added to my day.

i never thought, being a grown up, especially being a mom and wife would require so much work.

i was going to study and not write this post but i’m glad that i have this space to write, so that i could take half an hour for myself. i think this is good for my sanity.

my duties(?) have not ended yet. i’m going to go to my husband, hug him, maybe watch a fast forward version of x-factor with him, talk briefly about our days and when he goes to sleep, i will devote my 100% to my studies.

at 2 a.m. my day will finally end and begin a new day an hour later (at least until miss ej gets better).

i can’t wait until this week is over.

just like the movies, it would be awesome, if i was 14 years old when i wake up. if that happened… the first thing i would do is… go back to sleep and sleep as long as i want!