I love slow and fine weekends. It means life is boring but it is good and worry-free. Last weekend was just like that. We did the usual stuff like going to the supermarket, doing household chores, getting online, and spending quality time with baby NJ. The last one was the best and most enjoyable, if only I can repeat it ad infinitum. Oh, and the hubby and I got to do some brisk walking which we should be doing more regularly to lose weight. Lalo na ako because I still haven’t shedded the pounds I gained during my pregnancy, waaaaah!
Last Christmas weekend was epic. It was baby NJ’s first Christmas and our first also as parents. The hubby and I were ecstatic we got to experience this precious moment. Our family shared in the joy, of course. I was happy we got some decent pictures with baby NJ (she was somewhat in a good mood because she had just taken a nap before our photo session!). I chose the best one and turned into our official Christmas pic which I sent to our family friends and to those select people who greeted us a merry Christmas on social media.
Last weekend was quiet and simple. We stayed home to rest. We went out of the house to do some errands and unwind a bit. We spent time with my extended family. We took care of and were amused by Jasper our pet dog. It was kinda fun and invigorating.
I just love simple weekends. I actually don’t like making many weekend plans. I prefer going with the flow or just following where the hubby wants to go. I get excited with spontaneous trips to places I haven’t been to. But as much as possible, I want to limit my activities to going to the wet market and cooking, activities I enjoy doing most. I also enjoy cleaning up my stuff (read: decluttering) but it’s something I want to prepare for, mentally and physically, so I could give my best to it and see good results.
Last long weekend was festive and chilly at the same time. Signal no. 2 ang bagyo samin sa Cavite. Mahina ang ulan pero medyo malakas ang hangin. Pahinto-hinto rin ang ulan kaya di naman masyado nakaapekto sa masayang mood ng mga tao. As agreed upon after we got married, the hubby and I spent Christmas with my side of the family in our family home in Naic. On Christmas Day, we drove home in Bacoor together with my three siblings so we could all go back to Manila on the 26th.
Here are some photos to describe our fun Christmas weekend:
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It’s funny how I always consider going home in Bacoor as a “staycation.” You cannot blame me, though, given our current living arrangement. After all, it’s just the the hubby and me there and our room is as cozy as we wanted it to be. Plus, it’s air-conditioned! (Our room at my PILs’ place isn’t.) Well, I guess such a little luxury makes a big difference especially in this tropical country of ours. The fact that we only get to enjoy it during weekends (and not if we miss going home for the weekend) make it sweeter. I highly doubt I’d appreciate having an air-con room as much as I do now if I get to enjoy the comfort of an air-con room every night. Oh, the beauty of rarity!
That’s why I’m glad last weekend was another Bacoor staycation. We arrived home on Friday night and left for Manila on Sunday afternoon for a family dinner at Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant (Lucky Chinatown Mall branch) to celebrate my MIL’s 68th birthday!