Sunday, January 25, 2009

Too Many Things, Too Little Time!


Chinese New Year (CNY) is finally here and I still have so many things to do before my trip to MIL's hometown tomorrow!
Being half Chinese means B has been celebrating CNY since he was a baby. And since I am now happily married to him, this means that I too have adopted this annual celebration as part as our married life together.
It's a mad house in here right now and multitasking is no longer working for the many things I have to complete on my list. Let's see, right now I am busy cooking. Most of the shops are closed for the 2-day holiday starting tomorrow and we decided it's best if I cook dinner tonight. Plus, cooking also means fewer expenses and we are on a strict budget in our attempt to save more and spend less. I know it's kind of weird for me to be slaving away in the kitchen at this ungodly hour but we had a late lunch today and only decided to eat in much later.

I spent the earlier part of the day checking out light fixtures online. I'm in the market for some new home lighting. We need new lights, especially since one of my naughty cats recently broke the only table lamp left in my living room. It's impossible for me to use my laptop in the living room now that it's really dark with only one floor lamp lighting up that area, so light shopping was a must today.

As much as I prefer table lamps to ceiling light fixtures, it is more practical to invest in some good ceiling lights this time around. They almost always last longer and they don't take up much space compared to floor lamps or table lamps, which sometimes get in the way of my cats jumping around, catching one another when they get into one of their playful moods. I guess that explains the broken table lamp I mentioned earlier LOL! ;)

The laundry is done, thank god for that! There is still the matter of folding the clothes and since laundry is a weekly affair in my home, you can imagine just how heavy the load is. The sight of my freshly-washed laundry towering in the laundry basket and spilling over onto my bed is a constant reminder that there's still a lot to do before my head hits the pillow!

After our very late dinner, I plan to go through all the bills that are stacking up on my office table. The thick stack of bills is doing more than its share to disturb my peace of mind every time I see it lying on the table. I know that I won't be able to travel easy tomorrow if I neglect to make my payments tonight. By hook or by crook, they need to be taken care of tonight!

I hope I won't forget to replace the kids' fountain with fresh water as well. Since they'll be home alone tomorrow, fresh water and of course fresh food is of utmost importance. It has also been weeks since I last gave them a bath or took them for grooming! Sorry kids, Master has been really busy juggling work and house chores lately. I promise to see to you after the CNY holiday okay? As you can see, there's just so many things on my agenda tonight and I haven't even selected my choice for this week's Music Monday!

I'm always saying I have so many things to do and too little time to do them all and tonight just proves it! I really have to hustle if I want to get everything out of the way before our day trip tomorrow so I can't keep this post lengthy. Before I sign off however, I'd like to wish all my wonderful friends and readers at Wishing on a Falling Star a very Happy Chinese New Year! To those of you who are still eligible to receive ang pows (red envelope filled with money given to the unmarried on CNY), don't forget me when you guys are happily spending your money! Drive safely to your destination, wherever it may be and do enjoy yourself this CNY. I'm sure most of you are already gathered with your family and loved ones, so take care and have a blast! See ya later. :)

Posted at 11.51 PM


92 comments:

LadyJava January 25, 2009 11:57 PM

hahah.... just my luck.. not a star post...lol!!!

LadyJava January 25, 2009 11:57 PM

Wei.. MM dah siap blum tu?? lol!

LadyJava January 26, 2009 12:00 AM

hahha.. I never have table lamps.. so dangerous with the kids running around.. esp that Smokey.. he's like a little monkey chasing after the rest...lol!!!

Have a great day tomorrow dearie and
Happy Niu Year to you and B and the rest of your visitors!!!

bintang January 26, 2009 12:06 AM

Ever heard about "25Hours" watch boutiqe? You'll get extra one hour over there..LOL!!!

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:24 AM

LJ! Thanks for chopping sweetie! Takde star but here's a special GP hug and sprinkle for u, for more luck and ka-ching he he! :):):)

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:26 AM

LJ, this one no star, from BV. I love BV! Always remember me yay! ;)

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:27 AM

LJ, I think this week maybe just one MM from me and it's already out at MPG! ;)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 12:29 AM

Aww.. thanks dearie.. hah sprinkle more!!!

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:29 AM

Awwww so cute la Smokey the Bear, I love! Naughty right our kids sometimes? Nasib baik fluffy lol!

Tenkiu for the wish LJ! I seriously doubt I can do my EC round later today cause busy whole day, then too tired when it's all over. Looks like select dropping for me then! ;)

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:31 AM

Bintang, wah it sounds so magical! Best tu one hour extra, I so need that right now! :):):)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 12:38 AM

Notty yg maxima...
Eh I finish both GG and LJL today..now on LLP!! Yihaa!!

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:43 AM

Sure dearie, 3 more magical sprinkles for LJ! Enjoy...for sure ada pos berbayar offer tonight he he! ;)

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:49 AM

Good for u woman! I'm done with mine for yest. Better to start dropping early yes? Unless btl-btl cannot avoid. ;)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 12:50 AM

ehehhe.. thanks for triple sprinkle dearie.. actually i got three from payu that if I do by tomorrow I get paid together with the rest next week.. but too many post already lah.. lol!!

LadyJava January 26, 2009 12:51 AM

Tulah.. the moment you start to lag only semua tak jadi kan.. now I feel so good..I'm dropping for LLP.. so cian dia..

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:53 AM

LJ, can you do 1 out of the 3 or must do all? Wah Payu really loves you kan? $$$

LadyJava January 26, 2009 12:55 AM

The due date for these three are 28th Jan.. I can do all three or one at a time and space them out.. up to me .. as long as it gets done by 28..and I love Payu!!.heheh

Mariuca January 26, 2009 12:56 AM

Very true, that's why I try to drop as early as poss. So far so good. Happy to hear LLP is back in aksi yay! :)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 12:57 AM

Yeay for LLP too..hehehe... pitiful lah tengok her drop inbox...lol!!

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:09 AM

LJ, I get why u love Payu! You seem to work well with them. :)

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:10 AM

How abt ur Cat blog LJ? Dat one u hardly drop oso he he. Some more that one PR3 right? Ke 4? :)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 1:11 AM

yeah i have 5 blogs with them...lol.. sayang ke tidak tu...lol!

LadyJava January 26, 2009 1:12 AM

CT is PR3.. tak larat lah GP.. so many.. nanti tak buat keja lain asyik drop jer.. plus if connection is sucky..i only drop for GG coz that one I get paid for traffic mah...

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:20 AM

WoW 5 active blogs with Payu, mmg happening la LJ! :)

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:21 AM

LJ, of coz! Me with just 2 blogs pun dah back pain from dropping ni!! :(

LadyJava January 26, 2009 1:22 AM

Tulah GP.. esp if poor connection. heart pain.. so to select which one more impt more...hehe

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:24 AM

Lucky I only have 2 to worry abt LJ. And yup, GG most important, for traffic purposes! $$$ :D

LadyJava January 26, 2009 1:25 AM

correct correct correct..lol!! I get about 50cents per day..ok lah kan??

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:37 AM

Dat is excellent LJ, so much better than PTP he he...50 cents every 2 weeks pun susah! ;)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 1:38 AM

Eh but at least still got.. just put the code get money..ok per..lol!

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:44 AM

Ha ah haa of coz, at least ada silent pampasan he he! Like u said, just need the code and u're good to go! ;)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 1:45 AM

hehehe.. eh talking about that. how's adgitize eh? I can't even login nowadays.. whats with that?

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:51 AM

LJ, Adgitize dah 2 days down! So I can't even do my rounds, so no money or points on those days! I hope they get it back up soon. Best jugak Adgitize actually cause got ka-ching potensi! :):):)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 1:54 AM

Tulah..
I hope they go back online.. how many days I don't see any ads at all on their widgets kan?

Mariuca January 26, 2009 1:59 AM

LJ, since the problem occurred la, server down or something if I'm not mistaken. So we'll see, sayang to lose whatever little ka-ching we've collected so far there right? :)

LadyJava January 26, 2009 2:01 AM

Tulah.. no matter how little pun still money kan??!! sayang lah!!

Mariuca January 26, 2009 2:23 AM

Of coz, sikit-sikit lama-lama jadi bukit! $$$$$

yoon see January 26, 2009 8:00 AM

Have a Happy and blessed CNY to you and your family.
Wow! I guess even though you are busy but you are well adapt to it.
I am glad you share your joy in the midst of business.
I am very busy too:)
Hope to read more interesting CNY posts from you Mariuca.
Journey mercy while travelling and take extra care!
Bye!!!!

tangra chinatown January 26, 2009 5:14 PM

wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous Chinese New Year.

May the new year bring forth happiness, achievement, peace, harmony
and tranquility, and abundance in your life.

bluecrystaldude January 26, 2009 6:40 PM

Love how you used the term "Slaving" in the kitchen.. Hehehehe.. I am glad I am still a kid (perasan) hahaha

bluecrystaldude January 26, 2009 6:40 PM

where are you going today Marzie? Nak ikut~ Hehe

Tina January 26, 2009 10:19 PM

hope you have a lovely time on your day trip. takes loads of pics ;)

Wing Loon January 27, 2009 1:31 AM

...kong hey fatt choy to you and your family

Empty Streets January 27, 2009 1:55 AM

Hi Marzie,

Zipping by to drop my cards and to say how grateful I am to have found you in the blogosphere. And hope that your weekend was great and that you weekdays start out well. :) stay healthy always and better yet happy :)

Dont stress too much ok ;) stress free means we get to stay younger longer :) hehehehe :)

EastCoastLife January 27, 2009 1:59 AM

Have a great Year of the OX, Mariuca!!

EastCoastLife January 27, 2009 1:59 AM

More power to the Genie Princess!

Mizé January 27, 2009 6:59 AM

Hi Mariuca.
Nice to know you celebrate the Chinese years.
I love Astrology too.
I´m an Ox. Does this mean it´s my lucky year?
xxx

Life Ramblings January 27, 2009 10:29 AM

happy chinese new year! may this new year brings you more prosperity, wealth and good health. :)

Shinade January 27, 2009 12:04 PM

I don't know how long the celebration last for Chinese New year. But, I hope you have a wonderful time.

Lots of good food, a good visit with B's family and then maybe back home for a little rest hey?

Wow it's been a long time. But, I didn't want to miss wishing you the best!!
Hugs,
Jackie

EastCoastLife January 27, 2009 3:28 PM

Happy Chinese New Year to B and you!! I didn't know your hubby is half Chinese. :)

We have more in common now. haha....

LadyJava January 27, 2009 8:40 PM

Hey Sweetie..
How your trip? Hope you had a best one... Sorry ah tak perasan ada sms semalam..lol!!

So is B on leave this week or back to work 2mrw??

Am dropping GG card now.. see you in a bit kalau larat.. you dah habis ke?

foongpc January 27, 2009 11:48 PM

I can imagine just how busy you must be! I don't know about you, but multi tasking is definitely not for me! Anyway, wish you happy CNY and happy holidays!
Since your hubby is half Chinese, do you both need to give angpow?

Empty Streets January 28, 2009 12:52 AM

I have become a very busy bee lately and I just wanted you to know that you are remembered and I try to make sure I come by as often as I can. At the same time I do hope your week is starting out well. Hope to get time to sit down and actually talk soon. Till then warm hugs. xoxo

blanne January 28, 2009 8:01 AM

I think most of us are busy! Especially the ones who try to live their life in a responsible way. Hehe.

I have school, and blogging, and chores. They sound few, but if I get into the details, the number can pretty much be daunting. Haha.

Hope you have a great week today Mariuca! Amidst your hectic schedule! ;)

Snow January 28, 2009 1:02 PM

yeah, i agree. there are too many things to do but there is so little time. i can relate sis. ^_^

Ane Fallarme January 28, 2009 8:17 PM

Hey, Marzie, I'm here! :D dropping my EC and reading your posts! :)

Ane Fallarme January 28, 2009 8:19 PM

I can so relate to folding the clothes, it's easy to do the laundry cause the machine does all the work, but the folding, aaargh! I so hate it, I never seem to really fold ALL our clothes...

Ane Fallarme January 28, 2009 8:20 PM

I should probably be folding clothes instead of blog hopping, but blog hopping is so much more fun! ;P

Ane Fallarme January 28, 2009 8:21 PM

No MM for WOAFS this week?

Empty Streets January 28, 2009 11:19 PM

Hi Marzie,

wow I thought I was the only one very busy this start of the new year :) heheh Anyways dropping by to greet yah a happy new year (chinese) ;)

Shinade January 29, 2009 4:30 AM

Hey Marzie...Marzie!! Just dropping in to say hi.

I hope you are surviving. and I don't like doing any house work.

That's why I haven't taken any pictures indoors for a while.

But, ouch we are freezing here today and covered in ice!

See you in a few at MPG:-)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:13 AM

Hi YS! So happy to see ur avatar here, thanks sweetie! Happy CNY to you too, how was ur celebration? I hope u had a blast and I will be visiting ur lovely blog today. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:14 AM

Hi Tangra! Thanks so much for the lovely greetings here and welcome to Mariuca's blog! I hope u had a wonderful CNY too. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:15 AM

Morning Blue, mmg slaving away pun in the hot kitchen he he! Some more cooking in the middle of the night tsk tsk! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:16 AM

Nak ikut ye Blue? Ala day trip je, dah balik pun, so tiring la the trip. Glad to be home. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:16 AM

Tina, thanks for dropping by sweetie! Love and hugs. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:17 AM

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family Wing Loon. Thanks for dropping by my blog. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:18 AM

Metz!! Thanks so much for visiting me this week. I am trying my best to keep cool here, like u said, don stress too much. Hope to receive some good news soon, really need some now! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:19 AM

Thanks ECL, this is my year la, so come on OX!!! Gimme some good luck and good news soon! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:20 AM

Zam zam ALAKAZAM! ECL, thank you for remembering GP and here's a special GP sprinkle for extra luck! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:21 AM

Mize!!! You and me both Ox woo hoo! Cause we're 73 babies right? Hugs and hopefully the luck will come soon. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:22 AM

Thanks so much LR! I do love the sound of luck, wealth and health yay! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:23 AM

Jackie, I'm home! It was a busy celebration as it is every CNY and yup, I was glad to finally reach home to rest my weary legs from all the walking and visiting we did that day. So happy to see u here sweetie. Lotsa love and hugs! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:24 AM

ECL, yeah la...B's mom is Chinese, but he doesn't speak any Chinese. His mom does of course so it's really cool to see her conversing away in Chinese with her friends sometimes! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:29 AM

Morning LJ! B is still on leave, but checking in the office later today. I am home from my trip and have been spending the last two days dropping and resting ha ha! Takde mood to blog but drop mesti tu! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:30 AM

Morning Foong and Happy CNY to you and ur family. Yup, we both give out ang pows every year he he, so am broke oredi now LOL! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:31 AM

Thanks for the warm hugs Metz, I do need them so right now! I am going to be busy with work after the new year, but I will still visit u of course. Can't miss my daily drop at your blog now can I? ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:33 AM

Hola Blanne! School, blog and chores...it sounds pretty busy to me he he! And yup, it's a matter of handling all of them well, to make sure you get everything done on time, or perhaps just a tad late! Thanks for stopping by dearie, love and hugs to you! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:34 AM

Hi Snow! So glad to hear u can relate to my busy days here YAY! Thanks for dropping by, have a great day! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:36 AM

Hi Ane, thank you for dropping ur EC here today dearie! Yesterday, when I dropped WOAFS at ur site, I was number 1 TD already!!! But later when I came back to drop off MPG, I dropped back to number 2 sigh!!! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:37 AM

Ane! Tell me about it woman! I still have a bunch of laundry to fold and I can assure you they're not from the last batch of clothes I washed he he! you're right, there's just no way to fold ALL of them ha ha! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:38 AM

Ane, I totally understand! Of coz blog hopping is heaps more fun that folding laundry or doing any of the other house chores, I need a maid!! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:38 AM

Hmmmmm, it's already Thursday Ane, so I guess no MM here this week lolz! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:39 AM

Metz, I have been lying low for the past few days. B is on leave so been spending more time with him instead of in the blogworld he he! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2009 11:40 AM

Hi Jackie!! I can imagine just how cold it is there at your side of the world. Big warm hugs for u to keep u all warm and cozy! Oh and for Baby J too of coz! Hugsy. :):):)

Bobby January 29, 2009 3:41 PM

Happy CNY Marzie!!! Sorry for being fashionably late, I had to have my velvet Gucci suit dry cleaned hahaha!

May this year be spectacular for you:)

Empty Streets January 29, 2009 11:40 PM

Hi Marzie,

awww B must feel so special and yes we understand ;) Dont you worry deary we'll be around for yah always ;) xoxo

Nick Phillips January 30, 2009 10:57 AM

Ok, since B is half Chinese, do I get a huge fat andpow from you guys? LOL!

Anyways, have a great and prosperous CNY. May the cows bring you loads of 'moo-ney' and good health all year round.

Sorry for the late wishes but I was just too caught up with my holidays :D

Mariuca February 01, 2009 10:01 PM

Thanks Bobby! I love it when u are fashionably late ha ha, you've been in excellent spirits lately YAY! :):):)

Mariuca February 01, 2009 10:03 PM

Metz, thanks so much. You are really understanding and such a cool pal, love and hugs! :):):)

Mariuca February 01, 2009 10:05 PM

Nick!! Ang pow for u or ur boys la? He he he, sure can one...when I'm a millionaire that is..one huge ang pow just for U!

Thanks so much for coming by to wish us here, hope u enjoyed ur very long vakasi! :):):)

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