An Afternoon of Tea & French

One of my good friends from high school invited me to an informal class of french at his house. And since I am hungry for fun times with friends, all I do is work or stay at home, what with my best friends working in the big cities or abroad, I said yes… a big grateful YES.

My dear friend is a bohemian princess at heart, and I think he did the flower arrangement himself. 🙂

ImageWhat I did not know was that it was going to be more of a tea party than a class.

ImageI don’t like tea that much, but this one has a minty flavor to it, which I liked a lot. 🙂

My friend and teacher.

ImageThough in all honesty, we got stuck at Je suis tres belle!!! There were 3 other girls with me, and when we learned of this line, all we did was say it over and over again! Je suis tres belle!!! Je suis tres belle!!! I am very beautiful!!! Hahahaha!

We also had cupcakes…

I specially liked the look of this pink one with all the hearts…

ImageBut in the end, I chose the mango something…it was good!

ImageAu revior!

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When Moving On Takes Another Level

There’s a guy who keeps on texting me now. He said he wants to be friends. He is a friend’s friend, introduced to me some weeks ago. He works in a bank. I’m glad he texts. But I don’t want this to get to any other level. Problem now is he wants to visit me at home. Like tomorrow. And I don’t know if I am ready for that yet. I like having him as my text mate though.

There’s a guy at work. A nurse. He is cute and very unassuming. But all the other ladies at work just can’t help but flirt with him. He doesn’t seem so affected by them though. I look forward to the mornings when he would greet me “good morning, doc!” and the afternoons he would say “good bye, doc!”. And oh, he has a dimple!

There’s a guy I sleep beside with each night. He now knows how to count from 1 to 10. He can now say “thank you”, “please”, “welcome”, “excuse”. I love his smile and his giggles. I am always excited to get home after work because of him.

I don’t know where I am in the stages of moving on. But one thing I know, that last guy is my best guy. I will never get into any relationship unless it will be for his best. The next man who will be a part of my home must love him and care for him more than he should love and care for me. The biological father surely loves my son, but he surely loves himself much much more than my little man— A sad sad reality that I must live with and something I do not know yet how to explain to the boy.

Oh well, for now, I will look forward to and enjoy the texts and conversations of my pseudo-suitor. For now, I will look forward to going to work to see the nurse and maybe, just maybe, have some moments with him in the pantry—alone, haha! For now, I will look forward to coming home to that little guy I love so dearly and mightily. For now, I am thankful and content.

And next week, I am seeing a lawyer to discuss the legal aspects of my “moving on”! Exciting!

Silence Can Mean More Than a Simple Yes

An advice to mothers and nannies…

When your child/charge is suddenly silent when, based on experience, they are usually noisy or busy making noise…be alarmed. BE VERY ALARMED. Because they are definitely up to no good. Tsk.

At one time, I was eating and I thought he was just watching TV. We were in the same room. Not a full minute has passed when I noticed he was suddenly silent. So I checked: HE WAS GONE. Not even in the next room. I went out, and found him chatting with the neighbor… HE WAS ALREADY INSIDE THEIR LIVING ROOM. Not a full minute!

At another time, I was busy typing some reports…we were in the same room. Suddenly he was silent. So I checked: HE WAS PAINTING HIS LIPS WITH MY LIPSTICK! Tsk.

And just now…I was busy with Facebook (yeah, this mom has time for that haha!) and he was busy with his crayons, chatting to himself. Then, he was suddenly silent. So I checked: HE WAS PULLING HIS SHIRTS FROM THE CABINET AND THEY WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE! I can’t believe he did that in silence. Tsk tsk.

So, mommies and nannies. Do not be deceived. Silence can mean more…so much more. So you better be very vigilant. Or you’re up to some surprise.

Grey

Grey

After a couple of days of blissful sunlight, the clouds came back yesterday. And yet, there was still some beauty to the sky, all gray and gloomy and cloudy.

Life should be like that, too. No matter how down we feel and how sad life would seem to be, we need to see the beauty or the good in the situation. I had a patient earlier today and she was telling me so many things that were not related to her condition anymore…stuff about her life, problems and worries. And I listened, I let her speak and speak. Because there was a moment there that I realized I must sound like her to my friends. And she needed me to listen like I needed my friends to listen to me; she needed me to listen more than she needed my prescription and medical advice.

And I think the best thing I told her then was for her to pray. Because no matter how gloomy life gets, there is still some beauty to it. 🙂 And that gives us hope.