NYE party- secret angel

We were assigned someone to be a secret angel to. We had to get them a gift, and write a clue to who it was from.

I received this very ME scarf with a clue that read:

” To my taugeh…from your taupok”

=)

I knew immediately who it was from. Taupok has been a close friend in the office for many years now. And someone i’ll miss terribly while i’m away, and definitely in my new posting.

Cheers Taupok!

NYE party- secret angel

We were assigned someone to be a secret angel to. We had to get them a gift, and write a clue to who it was from.

I received this very ME scarf with a clue that read:

” To my taugeh…from your taupok”

=)

I knew immediately who it was from. Taupok has been a close friend in the office for many years now. And someone i’ll miss terribly while i’m away, and definitely in my new posting.

Cheers Taupok!

End of the road

The department officially bade me farewell today. I go on MC in a week, for 3 weeks and then I clear 1 month worth of leave I’ve saved up over the year, before going on maternity for 4 months. I’ll then be posted out to another department to begin a new chapter in my professional career.

It’s been 5 or so years since I’ve been with my current department, and my posting is certainly long overdue. I’ve been quite bored for quite some time, and really just need some new challenges in my professional life. I was supposed to start at a new posting in 2011, but with my pregnancy, it made sense to hold all things off till after my maternity leave.

As i look forward to something new, I do sometimes wonder whether I should have held off my departure for a bit. Afterall, I’m going to through a massive life-changing event in a couple of weeks, and coping with a new role as a mother. A new work-role, in a brand new environment could be too much for me? But there’s been many changes in the department that I really don’t like, and don’t wish to stick around for, that this also seems like the best time to move ever!

I think for 2011, I resolve to take everything in my stride. The challenge of raising twins, a new job, a new house, everything. I’ll make it. I always have. And i’m sure I will again. More confidently, I know I have an army of souls who love and care for me, to lend me all the support and courage I need to get through 2011. =)

my farewell gift- a huge crumpler bag for
baby stuff!

End of the road

The department officially bade me farewell today. I go on MC in a week, for 3 weeks and then I clear 1 month worth of leave I’ve saved up over the year, before going on maternity for 4 months. I’ll then be posted out to another department to begin a new chapter in my professional career.

It’s been 5 or so years since I’ve been with my current department, and my posting is certainly long overdue. I’ve been quite bored for quite some time, and really just need some new challenges in my professional life. I was supposed to start at a new posting in 2011, but with my pregnancy, it made sense to hold all things off till after my maternity leave.

As i look forward to something new, I do sometimes wonder whether I should have held off my departure for a bit. Afterall, I’m going to through a massive life-changing event in a couple of weeks, and coping with a new role as a mother. A new work-role, in a brand new environment could be too much for me? But there’s been many changes in the department that I really don’t like, and don’t wish to stick around for, that this also seems like the best time to move ever!

I think for 2011, I resolve to take everything in my stride. The challenge of raising twins, a new job, a new house, everything. I’ll make it. I always have. And i’m sure I will again. More confidently, I know I have an army of souls who love and care for me, to lend me all the support and courage I need to get through 2011. =)

my farewell gift- a huge crumpler bag for
baby stuff!

my twin pregnancy journal- helping my sweet tooth along

week 29

So. I have always had a sweet tooth. And although it’s tapered off drastically when i got pregnant and morning sickness came along, it’s returned in my 3rd trimester. But definitely not back to my pre-pregnancy levels of chocolate and sweet indulgence. Even so, i was quite bummed that the gestational diabetes meant that i couldn’t indulge my sweet tooth.

But I was totally rocked when i found among my mum’s recipe stacks, a recipe for low-fat, low-sugar wholemeal pancakes! I made the poutiest face I could pull and asked mum if she’d whip me a batch for brekkie on Saturday. And she did!

I thought i’d go without any syrup…cos i’m all diabetic and all..but on a random trip to the supermarket the next day, I came across a bottle of diabetic maple syrup. I didn’t even flinch at the pricey $10 pricetag and added it into my shopping basket.

I was in heaven on Saturday, with my wholemeal pancakes and my diabetic maple syrup!

my twin pregnancy journal- helping my sweet tooth along

week 29

So. I have always had a sweet tooth. And although it’s tapered off drastically when i got pregnant and morning sickness came along, it’s returned in my 3rd trimester. But definitely not back to my pre-pregnancy levels of chocolate and sweet indulgence. Even so, i was quite bummed that the gestational diabetes meant that i couldn’t indulge my sweet tooth.

But I was totally rocked when i found among my mum’s recipe stacks, a recipe for low-fat, low-sugar wholemeal pancakes! I made the poutiest face I could pull and asked mum if she’d whip me a batch for brekkie on Saturday. And she did!

I thought i’d go without any syrup…cos i’m all diabetic and all..but on a random trip to the supermarket the next day, I came across a bottle of diabetic maple syrup. I didn’t even flinch at the pricey $10 pricetag and added it into my shopping basket.

I was in heaven on Saturday, with my wholemeal pancakes and my diabetic maple syrup!