>Friday’s Fave Five: Foggy Mornings
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i. Refund. The business office refunded my visa problem expenses. I had to pay the fine but they took care of everything else which was a pleasant surprise as I didn’t expect them to and I already conditioned my mind to face a few deprivations. A colleague who is privy to the vice president told me, “They refunded you because they need you.” I don’t know whether I should believe it. Foreign employees are sometimes treated like necessary evil around here. But well, it’s the refund that’s the fave.
ii. Foggy mornings. I counted two early mornings of fog. I could not see buildings 2 minute-walk away. The illusion of cold made me smile.
iii. Bible Heroes, Ceejay’s new DVD interest. He never wanted to watch it when he was 3. I’m glad he’s back to christian stuff. For now it’s goodbye, Buddhism.
iv. Phone conversation with Mama. Mozart’s (on left side bar below Ceejay) christmas treats were delayed because the ATM would not release cash. The situation dragged on until the other day. Mama said Mozart was already sulking. When I had it sorted, the bank computers said an incorrect PIN was entered 3x. Mama had to admit she pressed the wrong numbers after insisting she didn’t. I teased her that someone was worse than I when it comes to forgetfulness. The conversation lightened up even more when I asked her what’s the sound in her background and she explained that she was at Mrs G’s attending a party. “Oh… say hello to my MIL that never was,” I mused and it was her turn to tease me. We ended up laughing like silly girls.
v. Mrs Flowers. The box says Thailand’s 1st sugar-free, premium chocolate. Maltitol is used. Yum.
Mommy Moments: Newborn Days
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Ceejay was born on a Sunday. I went shopping on Thursday that same week. I had so many unanswered questions about mothering that I just had to get out to see if the world was still right. The answers I relied on were only those by Dr Spock in written form and from overseas calls to my mother in PI. Then there were those unread gradschool books that I had to stare at before classes resumed the next week. It was a bit chaotic.
But I have to admit those days were fun and exciting, and I wouldn’t exchange the experience for the world! We had breastfeeding issues and Ceejay had to be bottlefed. A few days from the hospital I had these moments with Ceejay where I thought of printing lip marks all over his face before giving him a bath. I used my phone to capture the lipstick job which was erased as he moved too much.
In the arms of his Dad…
and with me a few more days later. Is it obvious that a few minutes before this shot was taken I had a little accident in the garage? It happens when you gallivant through hammers and wheels in high heels. Lol! But there were sleepless nights to brace myself for so I had to regain the poise at once.