So, it’s been about 10 days since I last posted. I’ve been busy as a bee and I’m now sitting and wondering how fast those 10 days passed. Let me see what I can remember as far as my planner was concerned…
It was D-Day for the 2 American kiddos. They had their recital concert and as usual I was their PA. That day started out really bad because Mom and I had another fight. She wanted us to go to my aunt in Bulacan for lunch but she knew very well that the call time was 1pm. I don’t know if she was expecting me to ride a private jet or helicopter to get there on time but it was just not possible. As usual, it ruined my day and I was so grumpy. The 2 American kiddos also gave me a taste of their bratty selves and I was fuming so mad. The day wasn’t really good for me but I had to flash that smile as soon as we got to the concert venue. I didn’t want anyone to notice that I was having my own dose of a not-so-good day.
The concert turned out well and most of them were good. Their concert was by far the best one I’ve seen from the branch. Coach Rya was great! She deserves a 2-thumbs up!
Most of my days were spent scrapping because of the influx of kit assignments from Brenda. I signed up for them but wasn’t expecting that it would be sent out just a couple of days apart. It’s not that I’m complaining, in fact, I welcome them; I guess just a bit surprised. I was able to submit half of my kit assignments already and I’m getting ready to submit the others as well.
The dinner with my aunt and uncle was cancelled. Papa decided to just spend the money on potluck food for Saturday’s reunion.
Suzanne told me that her husband, Wes, is coming over to Manila this weekend for work. Our meeting was scheduled for Saturday at Starbucks Walter Mart. Oh boy was I excited when I heard the news!
I got a text message from Dhong and he told me that they’re back in Manila. His father’s home for a vacation and they spent a couple of weeks in their hometown and went for some sightseeing. But they went back Friday to Pangasinan because his grandmother had a heart attack. I haven’t heard from him since Thursday. I just hope everything’s well with him.
We brought Basti to his pedia on Friday because he was sick since Monday. He told me that his throat hurts. MH said that he had something on his tonsils. It was confirmed by his pedia. He was given some antibiotics to cure the infection. However, on our way back to the office, I remembered that both MH and I are allergic to amoxicillin. I had to decide not to give it to Basti until confirmed by the pediatrician. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get hold of her (must be busy or somethin’).
Friday night was spent having dinner at the newly-opened Icebergs at Harbour Square. As always, food was great and I was so starved that I ate a lot. LOL! I shared a strawberry parfait with Papa and MH had a super halo-halo all for himself. Basti craved so much for ice cream and although I know that he shouldn’t eat it, I made him eat a little. Okay, that was bad of me to do but he hasn’t been eating the past couple of days and that was the first time MH saw him eat again. I guess the cure wasn’t really the antibiotics. He just wanted to see Mommy and got better *winks*
Traffic on the way home was sooooooooo terrible! What usually takes 15-20 minutes from the Pasay office to the house took us an hour. Papa was the one who drove because I was very sleepy (I slept only for about 2 hours the night before). I had a power nap during the whole time. It was a tiring day for all of us.
I had submit some more kit assignments. I have this photo of my father’s siblings and did a 3rd layout on it using Barbie Chewning’s kit. I thought it best to do that as a gift for my aunt. I printed it out and tagged it for framing the next day before going to the reunion.
I had an early start of the day because my meeting with Wes was at 1pm. But as usual, I was late. I did inform that I’ll be late, though. Something came up here at home and I had to deal with it. Good thing I was just late for a couple of minutes.
I was already with Kim and Nikki and went to Walter Mart to buy a frame for the picture and to meet Wes. I bought the frame from Picture City and had it gift wrapped at Wrap It Up then we went to Starbucks. I was waiting in line for my order when Wes and his friend, Roy, walked past by me. I recognized Wes right away because I was already familiar with him because of a photo that Suzanne sent me a couple of weeks back. Suzanne’s so sweet to have sent some goodies for me (Love ya Sis!!! Thanks so much!). I also met Wes’ friend, Roy. We talked for about an hour about work and other stuff. It’s always great to meet new people. 🙂 I wanted to have a longer conversation but we really needed to go since we have to meet up with Papa by 3pm.
It only took us about 15 minutes to get to the school. MH came a couple of minutes after we came in. Papa was still administering his exam to his class. Well, looks like they had a hard time answering the questions! LOL!
Anyway, we left school at around 3:30 then went to Aling Nene’s to buy lechon Cebu and special BBQ (my favorite from there) to bring to the reunion. We arrived in QC at around 5pm. My aunt was so surprised to see how big I’ve grown! LOL! We presented her with the gift and Papa told her to open it right away. She was in tears when she saw the gift – the framed photo that I made from the night before. Papa told her that I personally made the photo. She told me that she really appreciated it and was crying. Awwww! Although we’re not really that close, I have to admit that I felt so mushy and seeing the tears made me all sentimental and stuff. But that was just for a couple of minutes.
We prayed together for the food to be blessed then it was chow time for everyone. We had lechon Cebu, pancit, BBQ, paksiw na laman loob (a very popular dish in Lucban, Quezon), fried chicken, fruit salad, puto and a lot more. I was starving when we got there so I digged in. After about an hour I started taking pictures and I was able to finish a roll of film right away. I enjoyed the “photo shoot” and everyone was game. Another roll was done in a couple of minutes. It’s really wonderful to have family members gather together after the longest time. It would be great if we could have another one of these soon.
It’s just quiet time at home and rest was well-deserved. I am currently working on several albums for Valentine’s Day. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get them completed on time since some of them has to be shipped out of the Philippines.
I am at the end of deciding on something very important this week. I hope I’ll be able to make a right decision that will make everything better.
Here’s to another week full of whatever!