Sunday, January 18, 2009

Home Soundly

Mum and I are back from Cat City, and home soundly.

Both of her MRI and blood test results came back normal, which was a HUGE relief.

(Thank You, God. Really, thank You!)

Dad usually takes mum shopping after each of her checkups, to celebrate, or to "reward" her as mum calls it. Since dad didn't come along with us this time, I decided to fill in the spot.

After leaving the hospital, mum and I checked into our hotel to get some rest. Neither of us slept well the night before and we nearly dozed off in the lobby while waiting for the hotel staff to get our room keys ready.

Feeling slightly recharged after a beauty nap, we immediately headed over to The Spring for our retail therapy session. I dug my wallet clean for mum, and bought nothing myself.

Okay, I lied. I did cave and bought a lotion plus a few things from the lingerie department, so I didn't really stick to my vow to take a break from shopping altogether. But if you knew me, you would've known that it took a great amount of self control to refrain the shopaholic in me. I even put down and walked away from this really cute Wonder Woman baby tee by Junk Food. :|

But it was a fun afternoon. It was a really fun afternoon, actually.

It's been a while since I squeezed into the same fitting room with mum and exchanged outfits with her to try on. It's been a while since we secretly gossiped about rude sales people and giggled like two annoying high school girls. It's been a while since I talked her into getting a colour she normally wouldn't, or trying out a new cosmetic item. It's been a while since we forgot about time and everything else and shopped till our feet stopped us.

It's been a while since I saw her smile like that.

And I can only hope, with all my heart, that I can still take her shopping when she's an old and wrinkly grandma.

That I can still see her smile when I'm old and wrinkly myself.

8 left a petal:

Josephine said...

Whenever I go shopping with my mom. I will end up buying more things, not for her, but for myself. She will says:" this look nice in u, that one is cheap...."

fuzkittie said...

Awww your words are sweet and touching. Almost bitter sweet~~ I also hope and will try my best to make sure that my parents can be happy even when they're old and wrinkly.

prettybeautiful said...

it is also a relief for me to hear that your mom is fine :) may she go through all the check-ups smoothly in the years and years ahead :)

btw, i am using fuji finepix f40. sadly it is obsolete now. now the new ones are f50+, but all the fuji p&s are great in handling indoor images

Doreen said...

I miss my mum.......(T_T)

Leanne said...

That's a really sweet post.

Where is cat and swan city?

Did I tell you I am headed to Malaysia in a few hours? Tips of places to eat/drink, shop and see?

Lila said...

This is a very sweet post, I'm very touched. My best wishes for your mum's health and her checkups in the future. :)

MisSmall said...

Josephine: Haha. So all mothers are the same. My mum is like that too, and you can imagine how much self control I needed to refrain myself when someone was constantly spurring me on. :P

Fuzkittie: They spoil us rotten without asking for anything in return. It's only fair that we try our best and do what we can to repay them right? :)

Prettybeautiful: Aww that's so sweet of you, hun. Thanks very much for your well wishes! And thanks for the info on the camera too. Coincidentally, I'm eyeing a Fujifilm too. :D

MisSmall said...

Doreen: She's only a phone call away. *Winks*

Leanne: Just the right timing to shop in Msia, gal! Most sales in KL only end in early Feb, so knock yourself out!

My favourite shopping malls these days are Gardens (new wing of Mid Valley), One Utama, Pavilion, and KLCC. For disposable fashion, Sungai Wang and Times Square are great (watch the quality though). The Curve is increasingly popular these days for its eateries. And there're lots of new trendy restaurants in Mont Kiara and Hartamas.

I hope you and your family have a blast! :D

Lila: Thanks so much for your well wishes, hun. :)