Thankful Thursday: Meeting Up With A Dear Friend

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A dear friend of mine is here for a very short vacation and I am really thankful that she made time from her busy crazy schedule to meet me and her god son. It has been about 2 years since we last saw her and I really missed her company, and even when we do get to chat from time to time, I guess nothing can really replace being with someone face-to-face to update each other about the latest in our lives.

We met with her and her daughter at SM North yesterday and we really had such a wonderful time. Apart from the endless tales and stories, I also enjoyed our impromptu food trip of local delicacies that include the famous Razon’s halo-halo and a cup of binatog topped with butter, cheese, and a drizzle of milk. Just yum!  :plate:

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I am thankful…for friends that turned into family

I had such a wonderful time and I am really thankful to see my dear friend again after quite a long time. I am touched that she spent an afternoon with me and the little man and I do hope to see her again very soon! And thank you for the pasalubong, too, mummy Mars! :-)

Here are a bunch of my other gratefuls for this past 2 weeks:

  • the little one finishing one whole year in school
  • the little one’s awards during his culminating activity {which I shall share in a separate post}
  • summer vacation
  • catching up with mum blogger friends at recent events
  • new books to read and review
  • spending precious time with the loves of my life  :heart:
  • the sunshine and the good weather  :sun:
  • Oprah and Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience
  • my new Gotochi card from Japan  :mail:
  • more surprises in the mail!  :mail:
  • free movies from G2G!
  • having someone to care for me, especially when I am not feeling all too well  :heart:
  • knowing that I am loved
  • phone calls and SMS throughout the day which I can never live without   :heart:
  • for life-long friends
  • renewing a domain {which I do hope I can update very very soon}

images are taken by mummy Mars and were used with here permission

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prelude to the preggie ward reunion

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Pregnancy has been one of the most profound and enjoyable part of my life, apart from all the beautiful changes taking place in my body {I am a beautiful pregnant, or so they say, and I particularly loved the cleavage! ;)}, what could top the feeling of having your baby kick and move around inside your tummy, right? It was one of the most things I miss after I gave birth.

There are hard times, of course, and don’t ever forget the morning sickness which turned out to be round-the-clock sickness since I get to be sick at any time of day, regardless if it’s day or night. It would have all been a one-woman struggle and the days would have been a tad boring and uneventful if I have not found these beautiful, not to mention very-pregnant, too, women!

See, in my previous place of work, a call centre {yes, it was not misspelled as we work in a UK-based one}, as consideration to women in the family way, they’d let you opt for the best schedule, in the early hours of the morning, mind you {which is a gift in itself as most of the shifts at work begins at 1pm!} to suit the morning sickness and your pregnant body’s demands, as well as allow you to get enough sleep at nights. There are also lesser calls at these times as it was already midnight in the UK by then. So instead of getting the usual work loads, and the usual calls requesting for common listings for locksmiths in Nottingham or a plasterer in Birmingham, we’d normally get calls asking for 24-hour takeaways or restaurants. The worse thing you can get is a drunk caller looking for an escort service, who’d say a litany of expletives before even recalling the name of the business he was looking for in the first place. I would normally cringe at this and worry that my little man’s delicate ears will here the not-so-pleasant words! :D

Oh, sorry for being a bit nostalgic today. I miss my old workplace and my workmates, I guess, and I also had my reasons, apart from missing our preggie ward so much, you know. ‘Cause last week I had a fun play date with my preggie ward-mate, Moi and our little men. We purchased this online promo for Fun Ranch a few weeks back and decided to use our vouchers last week. A best decision, really, as Jared and Rylan had a blast playing with each other, trying out the slides and roaming around the playground. We did not get to chat much, though, since they arrived a bit late due to traffic, and we were early coming from another event prior to our play date, plus the boys cannot wait to play, it was really nice seeing her again and I hope we’ll be able to do it again with all our other preggie ward-mates very soon! :)

photo credits go to Mommy Moi :)

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