My apologies for the sudden absence on the blogfront. There had been a family emergency which required my husband and I to fly back to KL on Friday.
Tim's maternal grandmother had passed away. She was 88.
It was a very sudden and short trip for the both of us. We just returned to Melbourne this evening. All his brothers flew back as well, from Sydney and Glasgow, UK. It was a good reunion, albeit a solemn one. In the rush of everything, I wasn't able to go back to Penang to visit my family, which really was too bad.
Thanks very much for all the kind emails and text messages. We really appreciate them, and you. Suffice to say, we're now bloody exhausted from all the flying. I had to play babysitter on the trip back to KL as there was a screaming toddler sitting next to me on the flight. I took pity on the mother, who was looking worse for wear, traveling alone with a difficult child. I was really tempted to spike that kid's milk with a bit of rum, just to get her to sleep. Yeah, no kidding. I remembered asking Tim this.
"Please ask me again if I want any kids, 'cos the answer will be over my dead body."
Yeah, it was that bad.
Hmm, I've been traveling long-haul every month since August, come to think of it. You know that pinging sound you hear everytime there's a page going on in KLIA? Kinda sick of hearing that now. It really is no fun.
Anyway, regular blogging will resume very shortly. I hope.