Tomorrow, my lessons at school will start again, it will be my third academic year which I expect to be more and more complicated and it will cost me much time to have those projects done on time. For me, this means organising, delegating & blood, sweat & much tears to manage a household, raising my little G combined with busy times at work & countless pages to read.
Man, I wish that I had Rasem (my parent’s maid) here. Having a maid is quite a luxury in NL. With the beginning of the Ramadan, I couldn’t help but think of her. Why? because after the third week of Ramadan, she would have a holiday, Pulang Kampung, to Jati Lawang, Purwokerto, usually for 3 weeks. In her absence I had to do most things by myself (I said most things, although I knew to limit it by only keeping my own bedroom clean & ironing my own clothes, that’s all!).
But hey, I’ve managed well since I came here 13 years ago. You can say I have come a long way all right. From a spoiled girl I have turned into a mother, a minute Maid and a not really Domestic Goddess who really loveeee to cook (cooking works therapeutic for me) but actually not that Domestic at home. According to my humble opinion: a little mess at home is not really a problem, it is a sign that real people live in it!
Surely I will keep you posted about this week. Meanwhile, I wish you all who are fasting good luck. Cherish your maid(s) and let them know you are satisfied with them as their boss so they would come back to you after the Lebaran :-D.