The last few weeks have been noisy for me. Good noise!
It all started with my parents and my aunt arriving from Malaysia to celebrate CNY with us here. Then my sister and her BFF arrived, then my brother and then Shien Wei arrived. The house was full of buzz albeit loud! It was as how the Hokkiens say it “lau juak”. And with the CNY atmosphere and excitement in the air, it was the right kind of buzz.
It was pretty stressful for me as I found myself as I have predicted, in the kitchen most of the day. After I am done preparing for breakfast for everyone, I am preparing lunch for everyone and then once lunch is done, I am still in the kitchen preparing for dinner. It isn’t so much the work that is stressful but planning and deciding on what to cook was the challenge. Luckily I had my helpers to help with the dishes, cleaning, sending and picking the kids to and from school, folding my laundry, etc.
It was quite stressful planning the logistics for everything that we did together i.e. CNY reunion, who is arriving at what day and time, our road trip, etc. But as much as I might have moaned and groaned about it, I think deep down I enjoy such stress. I don’t know but I think it has something to do with being in control which I realise isn’t a good trait! I think my OCD rose to a new level over the past few weeks!
Now that it is all over, everyone has gone I somehow feel empty. Although I am appreciating the peace and that things are back to normal, I am already thinking of next year’s CNY! :)