New post- Head maid
Ning...I know I prayed for your safety...but now...
I hope you rot in haaayyyyyyyeelllllllllllllllllll... !!!
No lah, not that bad, I am still ok.
But...I wish the laundry would stop growing. I mean, you wash the clothes, and then you dry it, and then - you have to do it all over again!!
Hubby was finally convinced (one day sans maid) that a dryer could be a good idea, and went to get one and a new washing machine to replace the old one (the one that thought it was an airplane- I'm going to miss its jumbo jet sounds and its constant attempts to take off from the floor- haha)
So now we don't have to rush to get the clothes in when it rains. and clothes get dry very quickly.
The problem is although we now have a dryer, we still have to fold the clothes.
Much as the kids love to help they drew the line at folding clothes . So ...tonight I have to tackle the 4 baskets of clothes.
Apart from the laundry, I feel so much more in control. The stuff that I have been nagging her to do, I did it myself. I went out and collected all the dry and dead branches from the trees outside. The rabbits cages are a tip by the way . And the longkang/drain has to be swept. And the fancy pillars needed to be scrubbed as there are moss. I kinda miss the times when the maid was around and I didn't care. Now I am super sensitive and this morning they were all calling me Mrs Stroppy as I yelled at the kids for daring to leave their clothes here there everywhere . If you saw a woman in her sarong sweeping the floor and going on and on about how messy the house is to a harrassed looking man in a tie holding a rubbish bag, that would be us. For the 4 patients who had to wait for husband, my sincere apologies as he wanted to go iron his baju melayu for tonight.
Oh yeah, we are the MCs for tonight's wedding of Mrs N's brother in law. (Hope they don't regret asking us) Kids will go to mom (wanted to take them to the wedding but I have five so its quite a number to take to someone else's event) ha ha...and I managed to get a gorgeous dress from Carrefour just now... (one of the shop in there-) that matches (I think) with the colour scheme. Shopping in 1 hour. Ok tak .
Tomorrow there are 2 deepavali dos, then at night a friend is coming with his family (dah janji) and cousin Yasmin invited us all to open house/housewarming etc and the next day I have about oh, 40 ppl to the house (gathering of old officemates) which should be good. It's a pot luck thing although I am also doing some laksa and buying lemang.
About replacement maids- I have a few biodata to look at...mostly cambodians. One illegal one is being offered but gaji mak oi sama dengan yang ada permit. I think I might chance it.
I actually told my mom I can see us without a maid at all. After all, the kids are bigger now. So I pay a bit for cleaning services once a week. And get a laundry service if it gets too much (at the moment hubby is forbidding me from even thinking of sending the clothes off to be ironed)
But mom was freaking out! Totally against the idea- never having done without a maid, she told me I can't do it without a maid ..susah tau!!! (or words to that effect). I have done it beforelaar mom.... but then yah it is tiring lah. In Australia we took turns doing chores and lost 5 kg ..hahaha. But then the kids were smaller then and less clothes to wash...
Sigh..but I think I have no choice...otherwise , as hubby said- there would not be any social life! ha ha ha.
Ok lah let's not think about this maid thingy any more and let's concentrate on finding some pantuns for the merenjis for the wedding- er..tonight.
Like my partner asked me the other day-- why do we insist on doing this to ourselves??? Last minute galore???!!
because boss...Malaysia boleh....heheheheh (and Ive finished the agreements too so there)