The second sister invited me to join their family in the beach for Christmas morning. She was practicing her driving skills. She’s got her license and all. She’s just getting the feel of their own vehicle, which the brother-in-law reminds her is more sensitive than the one’s her driving instructor used for classes.
What can I say, it’s a lively Christmas morning! Far from dull with the suspense from the second sister’s driving. We were cruising – slower than cruising, actually. I could take photos of the landscape we were passing by and I’d have no problem with getting out of shot photos. No special settings needed. That’s the pace we had. Still, I’m all for support to the second sister’s driving progress. Won’t want to be in the same situation when I try to study driving.
After quite some time, we did arrive at the beach. And so as the family set up their picnic, I did the wandering. How long has it been since I last took a dip in salty waters?! I cannot recall the last time I had a swim at the beach.
Couldn’t take that dip earlier this morning because I wasn’t exactly dressed for a swim. What we wanted was just to have a walk by the beach with the morning sun.
The sun had other plans as it hid behind heavy clouds bringing rain. We could see rain approaching from the islands to our shore.
After quite some time, the rains did pass and it was suddenly sunny.
Took that chance to take our leave and return home. This time, the brother-in-law drove. It was more peaceful.
It took me more than five years to finally get one.
The frequent delivery delays and the not-so-pleasant scent of soap used by the laundry service made me decide to finally invest in this machine.
It was delivered at lunch time, a few hours before the office Christmas party. I just had to go home and test it. Went to the appliance store yesterday and fortunately, this one unit was on a reduced price.
Went crazy on loading batches from two weeks worth of laundry. Now, it’s time to worry about my electricity bill 😀
Just glad to have survived the weekend – and hopefully get through this week okay. I cannot wait for the Christmas break.
We arrived at about 7am this morning. Managed a long shower and it was off to the office. There’s a lot of stuff to deal with before the vacation.
The weekend turned out better than I feared. I’m thankful for the words that led me back to reason and to acting more like an adult rather instead of a brat. It wasn’t what I wanted. It was something I needed to do. Going through it didn’t kill me. I’m thankful that I went to Banaue last weekend – the cold, stiff neck, back ache, and all.
It was cold and drizzling most of the time. Envied the house pet warmly curled up by the fire, asleep. Was really envious of the asleep part.
Heavy clouds descended to the terraces with the steady drizzle and colder-than-usual winds.
For a few moments, we did experience a bit of sunshine.
But mostly, it’s drizzle, fog, and cold. For work and inviting people to attend a community meeting, the condition’s a disadvantage. Once we finished business matters, we did manage to enjoy the weather at a local bakery. We found a new place to hangout – with way more affordable menu entries. Sampled goods on display 🙂 Bought 26 PhP worth of goods and stayed for more than an hour. It was also more quiet.
Now, I just hope this sore throat wouldn’t progress to the flu.
Maturity requires doing what needs to be done regardless of one’s wants.
It’s not about what you want to do. It’s being responsible for the things you promised to get done.
We’ll all drift apart. That’s given. But let’s not drift that far away that we won’t know how to go back.
The way we perceive a problem varies depending on whether the day presents a more challenging situation(s). I barely slept worrying over this concern. A text message about a greater concern made me realize what a waste of worry last night was. Somehow for this situation, the added worry or consideration made the problem more manageable.
Now things are more clear. The course of action is set. Remind me not to worry about such minor things.