We had a very active Sunday. We started with a run, I did 10km and then continue 4 miles with Sofia. Then we walked around the Sunday Street food scene, got a drink for Sofia and assorted things for the family for lunch. It was such a lovely way to start the day. Good run and good browsing of local food scene. I love street food!!!
Lizzy had a playdate in the morning while Sofia did her homework, in a very leisure pace. I also took it slow, only had proper breakfast by 10am, did my daily and weekly planning and catching up on blogs. I am doing a streamlining of blog subscriptions too. Why do I need 20 blogs for recipes? I narrowed down to 5. When I felt I was sitting for too long, I tidied up the house and prepared lunch. I then went to my home office, my sanctuary (office), closed the curtains, and watched half of a move. Sofia had a piano theory lesson online, after that we went climbing. My mom took a video of us climbing up at the same time. So cool. We had fun, felt very accomplished, with shaking hands. Climbing is a great upper body workout. I felt so sore afterwards. It was funny that while I was waiting my session to start, I kind of regretted to buy the package for me as I’m not sure I’m that into it anymore. But after the session, in those ocassions that I fell when I couldn’t grab anymore, I found the part that I loved about climbing. Sometimes, I need to let go of holding something that was sure/steady to grab the next piece, with split second of uncertainty in between.
Now…. here’s the final look of my sanctuary. My tailor-made desk originally was supposed to have light wood color. But I didn’t like how it looked so I asked the person to just paint it white. I am happy that I made that decision. Instead of having a desk that I am not 100% happy, better to have the look I want even though husband says it’s waste of the good teak wood. The painting is from Santorini, a place that I DEFINITELY need to go back.
the bookshelf with unread books, photo albums and dictionary that doesn’t fit into the other bookshelf.
Then the reading corner besides the bookshelf with read books. I had to pick out many books that I don’t think I’ll ever read again for donation. This move made me realize I should be mindful when buying physical books! They require a lot of space!!!
The pink chair is reclinable, which I didn’t know when I bought it. Reminds me of Elizabeth’s post about finding new functions of an old furniture/devise.
I love sitting there reading at night with two table lamps on. so cozy! The painting was made by a friend with my ask of sunset of the Philippines.
I feel so spoiled for having a room for myself. I love my husband who I shared the office in Manila. While it served its function, many times I really wanted to be alone, like when I write a blog post. I also would like to decor the room how I like it without having to consider other person’s preference and habits. I enjoy quiet time alone when there are other people in the house, so here I feel I can be alone and peaceful even though there are a lot of noises in the house.