Sunday, June 24, 2007

The week that was...

Last week must have been one of the most eventful/stressful week I have ever had - and that explains the non-event of this blog. To those who have been visiting this site to check on any updates - please do accept my apologies. It was just one of those weeks...

The week started off with me going back to the office and starting to do my work again there after being away for more than 7 months. Needless to say, my room was pretty dusty. I swear I had asked the clerk to open my door for the cleaning lady to come in and clean my room once a week while I was away! She probably did it once or twice in November 2006 maybe?! Anyway, when the cleaner came to the Department on Monday I insisted on triple moppings of the floor, triple dusting and wiping of all the tops in my office, and triple spraying and scrubbing of the windows! The dust....was....eeeewwwww....You wouldn't believe how dirty my room was! The spring-cleaning took half a day, and the rest of the day was spent organizing the materials that I brought back from Newcastle. Monday - gone.

Tuesday came - and I managed to do a bit of work in the morning (barely into Gear 2, though!). In the afternoon, Ibu and I, had the honour of meeting some alpha bloggers at K.Ton's (K.Ena's sister) place in Kelana Jaya. We were served with K.Ton's famous Mee Rebus, among other delicious dishes...YumYum! Great food, great company! (Thanks K.Ton, thanks K.Ena!). In the evening, Ayah and I had dinner with some friends who are migrating to the States. More good food - this time at Cable Car (Jaya Section 14).

Wednesday was a "ferry-the-kids-around" day - to and from school (morning and afternoon), to and piano lessons, and to and from all the other places under the sun since Ishak (Mak's staff who would normally do the ferrying around) had to drive Mak to Seremban for a meeting. The morning was also spent at Pasar Besar TTDI stocking up the freezer and fridge. The afternoon was spent with Hanna for a Mommy-daughter bonding time, and good food was still in the equation - this time it was at Laksa Shack (Jaya Section 14 - again).

I brought Mommy to see Ayah's colleague at PPUM for a cardio check-up on Thursday morning. Apparently she had been having chestpains for the last 3 months, but, had never told anybody about it. My sisters were saying Mommy was probably waiting for me to come home from the UK before informing any of her kids. But, THREE months of chest-pain?! As Ayah could not examine Mommy (formally) at the hospital, him being the son-in-law and all that, he had asked his friend NH to see Mommy, and true enough, he said that Mommy was having all the classical symptoms for angina, and an angiogram/angioplasty procedure was arranged for Mommy for Friday afternoon. So, the whole afternoon was spent sending Mommy home and helping her pack her overnight stuff, etc for her hospital stay, and informing my siblings about the planned procedures for Mommy. I had to do a bit of ferrying around again that afternoon and as Mommy was scheduled to be admitted only in the evening, I asked Mommy to just rest at home until I came back to fetch her that night.

Ayah managed to come back early from work, and both of us went to fetch Mommy and brought her to PPUM that night to prepare her for the procedure. All the registrations and admission formalities were done by Ayah and I was trying to make Mommy's room as homely as possible (knowing how anxious and nervous Mommy was about the whole angiogram/plasty thing!). I stayed with Mommy until about 4:15a.m Friday morning, while Ayah did his work in his room/office which was just a few doors away from Mommy's room. We went back at 4:30a.m and managed to get a couple of hours of sleep. Ayah had to send Hanna to school at 7:00a.m and decided to go straight to work - this is quite normal for him, by the way.

At 8:00 a.m Ayah came back and both of us went to get the keys to the new house. We had a joint-inspection of the property and while we were signing all the papers, etc. Mak called to inform that our maid was nowhere to be found. Remember Shanti? Our maid whom I said was very reliable and hardworking in my previous posting? Well, I spoke too soon - she ran away on Friday morning, right after Ayah and I left the house while everybody else was upstairs. So, from not having any headaches with her, she has left me with a splitting migraine... I just didn't have the energy to be angry. Things like this happen...and I know I'm not the only one with this problem. They, the maids are not worth my worries...It doesn't matter how well you treat them - if they have planned to run away even before they start working with you, they WILL run away. And we, the Majikans are expected to just accept this **** and pay the fine when we want to get a replacement maid... So, before my blood "go upstairs" and end up the one needing an angioplasty, I'd better stop writing about my maid...

So, Mommy had an angioplasty done by Ayah's boss - Prof W , and NH after solat Jumaat, and they found three blockages to her main arteries and an angioplasty was done on the one with a 90% blockage. The other two blockages were not as tight even though they were somewhat calcified, and Prof W decided to observe Mommy in the next couple of weeks. Should the symptoms persist, Mommy will have to come again for another angioplasty on the other two blocked arteries. As I am writing this, syukur alhamdulillah, Mommy is fine and is already home in KD, and I pray that she wouldn't have further symptoms, insya Allah.

Saturday came and went - filled with the kids' extra classes and activities during the day, and in the evening we went to my sister's place for a Pot-luck dinner (this has been our Saturday night ritual for so many years) and yours truly prepared fried Kuey Teow on my nephews' and niece's request. I got hugs all around from them after dinner - apparently they had really missed my Kuey Teow, and the Kuey Teow their Mama tried to make while I was away was not quite the same?! Anyway, I was just glad to feed my ever hungry anak-anak buah...

This morning, Hasya had her Asyik Dance class with teacher Dida (who apparently taught MK for her role in PHSM), while Hilman had his Zapin lessons with another "Cikgu" until 12:30pm. As promised, Ayah and I brought the kids to the new house in the afternoon. It felt good to just watch them going in and out of all the rooms and running around the house. And at one point, Ayah and I just hugged each other- and I know how happy and proud he is to be able to provide the family with a better home. Mommy, Hanna, Hasya and Hilman know just how hard Ayah works, and we are VERY proud of him, and we love him very, very much...

So, the week that was - my Mommy underwent an angiogram/angioplasty procedure, and syukur alhamdulillah she's fine.

The week that was - my maid made a disappearing act, but, I just don't give a **** about my maid problem.

The week that was - my planned schedule went haywire, and I know I have to make up for all the work not done.

But, the week that was, was also a new and great beginning for us with our new home, insya Allah...

So, to those of you out there who might have had a worse week than yours truly, wherever you are, I'm sure it was not that bad at all if you just look at ONE good thing that might have happened to you... That ONE good thing may just make all the other problems seem so, so trivial.

So, don't worry, be happy.

Wassalam...

8 comments:

Keanorlinsya said...

Wah! U really make it up to ur lack of post yer? Banyak nyer updatessss!! Alaaaa u guys had a mee rebus session without me? This week aunty ena invited me to aunty ton's hse. With all the big names of blogworld (cringe!) but i cant make it. Something came up. Next time maybe? Aunty Ton!! Im craving for ur legendary mee rebus.

WANSHANA said...

Dear Kea,

So good to hear from you again!

I guess everybody's quite tied-up now, including me. That explains this "7-in-1" posting. Hehehe!

Yes, Aunty Shana did go for K.Ton's Mee Rebus - I tell you... you must go and taste it yourself, dear! After one week - masih terbayang-bayang and terasa-rasa lagi Mee Rebus K.Ton... This week Aunty Shana cannot make it either. Maybe next time when Kea plans to go, we'll get to meet up there, insya Allah.

Take care, dear.

MAMAMIA said...

Welcome Home.... Sorry lah kalau this is way too late...

Wow! Within such short period of time, macam2 cerita ada. Hope your mother is recuperating well..

Mintak ampun if the timing is bad, but U'r being tagged. Hop to my blog.

Ayah said...

My dear...

I read ur posting soon after it came. I got tired....and I'm talking about the length of the posting! I wanted to leave a comment...but I didn't know where to start. :)

Anyway, I hope this week is better for u in every respect. I'm not sure it is for me though. Kidz and u may still be able to catch a glimpse of me every now and again. I guess I will communicate with u through ur blog then!!! Hehehe...

Ayah

WANSHANA said...

Dear Mamamia,

Thank you for hopping by again. Yep - macam-macam ada last week... Feels like I need more than 24 hours a day!

I have hopped to your blog and read the meme, and I will try to work on it soon. As it is, I owe Minah Celoteh one tag. So, now ni kena ikut Q lah nampak gayanya. Hehehe... In fact, I also owe Ibu (which is SOOOO long overdue that I think it's already yesterday's story...Sorry Ibu!)

Take care.

WANSHANA said...

Dear Ayah,

You tired?!! Imagine me writing it! Hehehe... Well, I had to make it a "7-in-1" entry to make up for the one week hiatus. Tak sanggup nak post one entry per event...

Catching "glimpses" of you pun jadi lah... I know just how many things you're juggling from now till September.

My do'a that everything will be fine on the day(s), insya Allah.

P/S : Do I have to fix appointments to see you?! Hahaha!

Ayah said...

Sorry, I meant to write "...and I'm NOT talking about the length of the posting!" I was in a hurry...as always :)

Ayah

P.S. Appt yaa...hmmm... I'm ok after midnite tonite... ;p

WANSHANA said...

Dear Ayah,

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