|Our Home: Mi Familia At Hubby's Send Off Lunch|
For one, nothing beats spending the Christmas holidays in your own home country. In as much as I love Colombo and my life in La Lanka, I just needed to be in the Philippines for the most wonderful time of the year! The street décor, the endless yummy food (I gained 5 whopping pounds in just a week!), the meet up with friends, the family reunions, the shopping (hubby’s luggage was 25kgs over the limit – how will mine fare against his?) just to name a few all make coming home to the Philippines worth the 7 hour-flight (and a pretty much a whole day’s worth of traveling)!
Second, in as much as being a housewife is a “vacation” from “work” – it is a lot of work. So when someone else does the things you normally do (and is better at it!), it is heaven:
1) To come home to my parents’ cooking. Yes, both nanay and tatay are great at it and eating their home-cooked meals gives you that warm fuzzy feeling.
2) To have help with the laundry - I am super grateful for Manang France our laundry and iron woman!
Third, trips that allow you to take a step back from your daily grind are always a blessing. It is a breather (we all need that once in a while) and an opportunity for you to see things from a different perspective or as they are and reflect on life and whatnots. And yes, even amidst the flurry of events it can happen.
As the home leave is winding down, a new year has dawned, I find myself leaving for home again. This time for La Lanka.