It was public holidays in the Philippines on Monday which was super nice as it officially made 4th non-work day for me. YEY! I find it easier and easier restraint the urge to respond to “urgent” emails on a non-working day. I used to find it difficult to switch off on non-working days, it’s becoming second nature lately 🙂
I took the girls out for a morning exercise walk. It was quite sunny by the time we were on our way home. Both girls were a bit tired but didn’t dare to complain, just kept asking how many more minutes (Lizzy). So when we walked by a restaurant that was already opened by 7:30am, I suggested we eat breakfast here. Their eyes just lighted up, of course. It was our first time dining out in Manila since the pandemic. We felt safe as there were no other guests and we were outdoor.
The girls ordered too much food so it turned out to be brunch, extending our lazy morning with many jokes, laughs, and plans for the day. Loved it!
Sofia had banana crepes with ice cream
Lizzy had hash browns, eggs, and sausages.
After all the shower and stretching, I did my December journal cover while Daddy took the girls to supermarket. I spent almost an hour drawing, contemplating my goals and intentions for the last month of the year.
Another smoothie made it to the day.. definitely an acquired taste.
I started a new book in the afternoon while Sofia did lego. The set was very hard and she kept breaking it when putting small pieces on the top. She was super frustrated and shed many tears. I know nothing about lego but after seeing her suffer for a while, I suggested few tips that made sense to me. Slowly she was doing it right and each good step built her confidence, and in no time she advanced many difficult steps that frustrated her for days. The lesson that I hope she learned through the experience is that positive mindset leads to success. Lesson to me was I simply need to show compassion and be there for her. She can take care of the rest. 🙂
Loving seeing Lizzy’s face upon waking up from a nap. 🙂
Sunday = Lazy! 🙂