My friends and I had our yearly Christmas get together 3 weeks ago. Yes, 3 weeks ago; on a January. Here is our mandatory picture that we instantly posted on FB and instagram just to tell the whole world 'Hey we still go out!'.
Everyone had a busy December with the Christmas season and out of state guests that it was quite difficult to get everyone together in one spot at the same time. I love seeing my friends. But, I must disclose that the forthe last year, we probably saw each other less than eight times compared to every week two years ago.
Do we choose not to see each other? Not really. Do we opt to see each other more often? Not either. The thing is, life happened. We all got busy. Some of us including myself have taken the role of a mom. Some pursued a new hobby. Some just had more pressing matters to attend to. It is the norm of life... Priorities change and you deal with it. That's what life is all about.
story revolves about a mom and her daughter who is about to be married.
The daughter wanted her real dad to walk her down the aisle so she
invited 3 men who were part of her mother's past hoping to find out who
her real dad is. Here is our mandatory selfie in front of the theater prior the show.
It's December and the year is almost over! That means it is time for me to search for the perfect planner. I'm a "paper" kind of person, I write everything and a planner keeps me organized. I tried several times to go digital but after a few weeks, I would end up getting a planner. So this year, I'm starting the year right by getting the perfect planner. I'm not loyal to a specific planner; I think I haven't really found the planner that actually works with my needs. I have tried a LOT of planners in the past. I've had a planner since high school and every year, I had a different one each year.
The LO and I were at K-mart last weekend looking for a toy. I was amazed by how much toys there were! It was aisle after aisle of toys; and this is just one section of the K-mart. Then we went to Toys R Us since K-mart didn't carry the toy I was looking for and lo and behold!
You see, I'm a newbie when it comes to the toy department. For the last year, I have been limited to the baby section; and the baby section is calm, uncluttered and spacious. So, coming into K-mart and Toys R Us where you have toys that goes from floor to ceiling is just a bit too much compared to Target's toy section. It was very overwhelming for me to be surrounded by all the toys and I'm an adult! Can you imagine how overwhelming it is for a child? Let alone a 14 month baby?
I love the LO to the moon. But I have to admit, it gets pretty challenging to entertain her when in a restaurant. She's strapped in high chair unable to move as she pleases... of course she'll be antsy and make every available effort to squirm out of those straps. I'm amazed at how flexible she can be! The average time for a meal is about 1-1.5 hours so we need to be pretty creative in keeping the LO occupied. I refuse to give her my iphone to entertain her. That being said, I've adapted a few tried and tested tricks to keep her busy.
We spent some time last weekend at Toys R Us and I found these classic Fisher Price toys. These toys brings back memories from my childhood. This music box was one of my favorites. I really can't remember the songs it played or if it actually played but I know its one of the things I've always played with.