A very strange day today. We got up very early today as its Tuesday. It is strangely very dark. My dad gave me a holler from the porch and ask me to off the porch lights while giving me an earful about wasting electricity before he left for his morning walks. I didn't hear much of what he said as i was half awake. But it was strangely very dark at 7am. I was waiting for Aini. Even by 7.30 am, we still have the lights on in the whole house. Good thing my dad was not back yet.. else...

Dommy and i went for a long walk to check out his peemails. He left a lot of them along the way for his friends. We met up with Joejer. Poor lil fella is having very bad arthritis. Some mornings, he cannot go for his walks anymore. For a tiny fella, he is still full of life. Very old. His eyes are all cloudy whitish grey. Cataract. He is one of Dommy's friends here. They both greet each other happily each time they meet. Even if they meet 2 or 3 times along the way, same enthusiasm like they have not met for a very long time. In actual fact, they did meet about a few minutes ago on another lane.

A lot of clouds... a little bit of a drizzle today. Not too warm but smoky air... something somewhere must be burning.

We have a bit of a lull at work today. Off we went to play catchup with some of our fellow bloggers. We have missed a lot of posts. Catching up on the reading.

We got to Georgia Lil Pea's blog. This doggie and her typist always makes us laugh. She is becoming such a good girl lately. If you have not met GLP yet, you should stop by and check her out.

Her Typist has quite a big influence on me sometimes. A picture of a pan of eggs on her post today got me frying eggs for lunch. *LOL* A mere coincidence actually. Dad was out with his friend. And when he is out, i usually get a bit lazy and opt for an easy lunch. When he is around, he usually MUST HAVE rice for lunch. And he must have lunch before 1pm else he'll kick a fuss. Usually we get a takeaway. Chicken rice or rice with dishes. Its easy. I don't cook lunch. I only do dinners.

The thing with them eggs is... we have a lot of eggs. Almost a dozen and a half of eggs from December. Before we left for our holidays, we bought too many eggs as i wanted to do some cakes for Christmas with my niece. But as work got piled up last minute before the shutdown, all the eggs were left unattended and forgotten till we came home. Poor girl was waiting for me to bake with her.

Transformer Tabby

Ever since we came home, my dad's been asking me every other day... are the eggs still okay? Can we still eat them... can we can we can we... Everyday he asks me the same questions for a whole week. Finally today... i took a few eggs out.. and make a hugeeeeeeeee omelette. They were still okay :) Since i got too ambitious and broke too many eggs, we all had some eggs. I had mine with bread. Dom has his with his kibs. Even the cats in the garden had some too with their kitteh kat kibs. Everyone was feeling a bit eggy after that. Transformer Tabby seems to love eggs. Charlie Chaps doesn't quite like eggs.

Charlie Chaps

My dad went out in the afternoon and came back with... yes.. you guessed it right. Another 10 new eggs. He told me he don't wanna eat the old eggs as he says they might already have gone bad. *burp* We (Dommy, me and them kitteh kats) were secretly burping eggs. We only have 5 more old eggs. From the chicken to the stores, how long can eggs stay fresh before they expired and go runny?

Dad has gone kapoots now. He is watching his favourite show on TV. Just for Laughs, GAGS. He is crazy about the show. Sometimes he laughs so loud i can even hear him from back here. Like this one below.

This show put him in a very good mood everytime.

We went to the vet in Kuala Lumpur in December to let him check on Dom since we are there. They took some blood from him and the results were good. He was due for a blood test in December. We decided to do it with the vet in Kuala Lumpur as he is better at getting a sample and he is quick. Dom is  doing well so far and the thyroid medicine is helping him. He looks good today. We are most grateful to the vet for saving his life back in August.

Sometimes when he sleeps, he shudders and twitch. Sometimes he breathes rapidly for a moment. I stop to watch him for a while. Like an old machine, it has some jerks.

I am back into the drill of things. With Chinese New Year less than two weeks away, some work has to be done quickly. We will be on the road again next week to Kuala Lumpur to be with family for the celebrations. And there's some cakes that need to be baked. Hopefully i can get it done this time else i'll end up with too many sticks of butter in the freezer.

Chinese New Year is a bit quiet now that my mom is no longer around. We still have our reunion dinners with my siblings. Usually we eat out at some chinese restaurants. Mom used to cook all these dishes. I miss those. She was a very very good cook.

My friend checks into the hospital tomorrow to get her chemo port fixed on her chest. She has to stay a night and her chemotherapy will begin on Thursday. We had a long chat yesterday. Usually we'll call each other for updates when it is almost time to sleep. We had some laughs over old stuffs. She is afraid. I would be too.

We are hoping for some miracles. Some divine intervention perhaps. Believing in miracles give people hope. We are hopeful she'll be well again soon. One day at a time. She's lucky to have her whole family beside her. Their support will be most important in her recovery. We want to thank all of you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. She is lucky to have all of you who keep her in your prayers. You are all very kind people to be praying for a total stranger. The bloggieworld is indeed a very kind kind circle of friends. Thank you so much for your kindness.

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all

And sweetest in the Gale is heard
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest Sea
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb of Me.

~ Emily Dickinson

9 woofs:

rottrover said...

Our paws are still crossed for your friend. We love that Dickinson poem.

-Bart and Ruby

Chicco said...

Hello dear friends,

sorry my absence, i hope all is good.
I really smile a lot with the video and i'm happy to hear that Dommy is better now.
So sorry for your friend, i hope she will be better soon.
Have a happy week and a happy 2012, dear friends.
Woof, woof,


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We can see what makes your dad laugh. How funny....

Our eggs are always months old, we do keep them in the fridge, though.

XXXOOODaisy, Bella & roxy

sprinkles said...

When I was growing up, my father used to always yell at us kids about being sure to turn off the lights and stuff. Then when I was an adult, he kept all the lights on all the time. When I commented to him about it, he said he pays the bills and if he wanted to leave a light on, he would. Funny how things change! lol

georgia little pea said...

Dear Anny The Spammer,

First of all, let me apologise for deleting 5 of your 6 comments. NOT! Acutally, I made a mistake. I thought I'd kept the 2 long ones then this morning when I had a look [with my glasses on], I realised 1 of them was aMy. Getting old and longsighted is no fun at all.

Thank you for the shoutout. I am Always Desperately Seeking New People To Annoy with my stories.

I'm so glad I inspired you to use your old eggs. I use my eggs even after a month because I don't cook so much. Georgia loves them too. I soft boil them for her. I've never been sick before, but they aren't [exactly] putrid. Anyway, I understand Woollies has them for ages [like all their "fresh" produce] before putting them on the shelves. Who really knows how old supermarket eggs are [except the stockists]? That's why I try to buy ours from the weekend organic market. Cheaper, definitely fresh and always free range :)

I can't believe your dad bought more. He sounds like quite a character. But surely you'll be using them in your Chinese New Year cookies?

The Other Half just mentioned that CNY was coming soon. I didn't realise how soon. I have some little red lanterns I'd love to string up [since I didn't do anything for Christmas] but I have absolutely no idea where I've kept them. There's always a bit of a do in Sydney over CNY. More than at Christmas, sometimes I think!

I suppose you didn't notice I made a FOUR egg omelette and there were ????? yolks in the picture? AHA! Only 1 person noticed that lol. You were on the blog so much, I thought you would have.

Okay, so this novel length comment is my payback for your spamming. Feel free to delete it too :)

Love ya x

p.s. Hope you're fully recovered from your strep by now, though you still sound a little down. Best wishes to your friend as well, and do let us know how she fares.


Ann said...

well we love eggs here and I had a big plate of them for breakfast today. Ok, so maybe it was just a little off of moms plate but we still love eggs :)

Lorenza said...

We are praying for your friend!
My mom has left eggs in the fridge for more than a month... and they are ok.
I hope you can use them in a good cake!
Kisses and hugs

The Thuglets said...

We don't keep eggies long here. Sending lots of pawsative wishes for your friend.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

yuki and rocket said...

I'm so glad Dommy is doing much better with his meds, he sure gave everyone a scare a few months ago didn't he?

I'm not sure how long eggs stay fresh, but I think a way you can test them is by dropping them carefully into a glass of water and if it floats they are fresh, if they sink they are not. I can't remember where I read it, so I'm not sure how true it is...but it is an interesting idea.

I will still be praying for your friend.

P.S. I'll check that blog out and say hello!