Sorry for my lack of updates this week. There’s been too many things happening in the household that I haven’t been able to sit myself down properly to write about the many thoughts that have been occupying my mind.
The week started off great, with a personal hands-on baking & sharing session on finally knowing how to make those lemon meringue tartlets that I’ve been crazy gobbling one too many during our weekend cafe jaunts, conducted by a sweet, talented girlfriend.
Suffice to say these tartlets made their way and won the hearts of the Bo, mum, colleagues & friends. I ain’t no pro baker but it really made my day to see my dear ones so happy from something so simple 🙂 I can’t express my gratitude and patience enough to Lynn (I’m so thankful for her generosity in sharing) and she definitely empowered me to be more confident in baking. I promise more details on that amazing session soon.
And then there was a sudden, sadden loss in the family. A kin loss his battle to cancer too quickly (in midst of battling it with chemo) and the mood at home was just down for most of the week. It definitely made me sit up and think hard about mending & strengthening of relationships…because too often we leave it to the “tomorrows” of the future not knowing that today might just be our last. The Bo & I even had a talk about death and the What Ifs, which was perhaps not the best of topics to have just before bed time. We ended going to bed that night feeling sad. Sorry to be sounding randomly morbid.
With the sombre mood at home and the family attending to the wake, we didn’t have a family celebration of the recent Mid-Autumn Festival. I was looking forward to letting Liam hold his very first lantern (because last year I was doing the holding and needing to carry the then 5.5 months old Liam at the same time) and seeing how he received a cute battery-operated lantern last weekend from his godma and how elated he was whenever we allowed him to turn the (very annoying) melody & lights on during the evenings prior; I decided to make a call to celebrate it with another girlfriend (whose hubs was out of town for work) and her kids which turned to be really fun!
My little guy was practically running and checking out the various lanterns that the other kids were carrying at the park. It was also the first time I closed both eyes and allowed him play time with his friends till 9pm :\ I felt bad & selfish of course, for overtiring my little fella yet that grin on his face… oh my..it was priceless.
This weekend I’ll be cheering my favourite dude (go Kimi!!!) – I’ve been cheering for him ever since my other favourite, Mika, left 🙁 – to win win win! How about you? I wish you have an awesome weekend full of adventures too!