i need a break

Happy Friday and post-Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I hope you have had a great day to love and to beloved. It’s just a normal day for me as I don’t take the over-sensationalized hype of a Hallmark holiday. Everything is just too expensive. For instance, my colleague and I went to Sam’s Club yesterday to get stuff for work, and we saw bouquets of rather ugly flowers being sold for $51 bucks each, tax not included. So damn expensive! For our dinner last night, I made pot roast. I made a damn good melt-in-your-mouth pot roast. Husband and PP ate well, and both belched out a “thank you” at the end of the meal. 😀

As for a gift, my husband got me a beautiful silk scarf. I appreciate it more than having flowers.

And yessss, my husband came home on Tuesday morning; life is slowly returning to normal, or by whatever measure of normalcy means. For once, I get to sleep in a little bit, and in the evening, I can spend a little more time tidying up the house as O takes over the boys for bedtime routine. The best part, though, is to have O dropping me off and picking me up to and from work, like…door to door service with a personal chauffeur. It will not be like that for long, because he is off to more traveling the next few weeks. I just want to cherish the moments of being pampered.

The Lunar New Year celebration was wonderful, but I did not have enough time to enjoy it due to having the flu. For the most part, I did not eat well. And in my family, you’re supposed to eat very well before, during, and after the New Year…but I missed out on lots of good food. Don’t worry, I will make it up later on, once I am done with this event on March 2.

Just so you know, I am still alive!

Below are two photos of food for ceremonial offering on the last day of the year before bridging over to a new year.