Hiya, pal. It’s so good to see you! Isn’t it sort of loopy that identical to that, within the blink of an eye fixed, the push of the vacation season is lastly over? Yeah, yeah. I do know New Yr’s Eve is across the nook, too, however at this level, I’m tapping out of any additional festivities till subsequent yr.
In my thoughts I’ve been calling it “cocooning.”
Perhaps it’s as a result of I’ve spent the final couple of weeks in a quieter state than regular. I do know life will probably be altering quickly, in a great way, in a pair weeks due to the brand new job.
I additionally knew this Christmas was going to look just a little totally different with simply me, El Hub and Connor (it’s a protracted story). Anywho, I anticipated it being a extra introspective and a quieter vacation with simply the three of us, and Rosie after all, and with us sticking at house and never doing any touring. But it surely was probably the greatest holidays ever as a result of we obtained the final word reward from buddies and neighbors in our lives — the reward of time, consideration and thoughtfulness.
We gave and obtained impromptu invites to lunches and hang around classes. There have been snacks and chats and time spent with human and animal buddies – so many canine and cats!
It’s humorous how meals brings folks collectively, and the way meals with buddies can educate you new issues about your self, too. I discovered that I don’t hate arugula pesto and that Connor completely *loves* pomelo fruit.
Connor and I discovered we’re obsessive about our neighbor’s rice porridge, aka burbur ayam, aka Indonesian rooster congee.
Our neighbor, Linda, initially from Indonesia, is the cutest girl and probably the greatest house cooks I’ve ever identified. She despatched her husband over with an enormous bowl of this porridge with all of the fixings yesterday morning, and significantly, Connor and I inhaled it in file time.
It’s kinda humorous to me as a result of after I was rising up, I needed to eat the Filipino model of rice porridge over the vacations, and it was by no means my favourite. All these years I simply assumed all rice porridge dishes had been bland and gummy, however my neighbor’s model was life altering. I dreamt of Linda’s porridge final night time, no joke!
Anywho, the previous couple of days have all been so quiet and beautiful.
I’m wanting ahead to cocooning much more as we speak on the sofa with a guide, blanket, a cup of espresso and my favourite folks.
Oh, in order that this put up is remotely magnificence associated, please notice within the high pic the bizarre bun my hair is in. Have you ever had yours in a bizarre bun for the previous couple of days, too? Finally I’d wrestle mine out of it, ha ha ha.
I’ll or could not placed on some make-up, finally. I’m considering lastly eradicating the final remnants of the Essie manicure that’s been holding onto expensive life for the previous couple of weeks, however perhaps not. I’d simply let nature take its course.
Sending you digital hugs and good ideas and good vibes. I hope issues in your finish are glorious and that you simply’ve had a peaceable and comfortable vacation season to this point.
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,