Like I posted on my Facebook profile yesterday evening, Valentine’s Day (rather Evening) was a cosy affair at our place. No, I still don’t believe in the concept of the day and I still think it’s just another grab-the-consumer-by-their-wallet day, but somehow I still tried and made a small effort for A. So while I did not cook the whole three-course meal like last year, I tidied the place up from C’s toys as best as I could, prepared the table with a glass of wine and some nibbles for starters, and actually got round to writing the card I bought him and give it to him. I did not bake anything though – it would all have gone to waste since we leave for Malta tonight. So instead he got 2 prepared Limoncello Pannacotta from M&S – mine ended up being gobbled down by C. This girl sure loves her (and my) food! And I got a rose as well 🙂
In six hours we leave for the airport and I still haven’t packed. I’ve been doing this for so long, yet ever since C was born, it takes up so much more time. The older she gets, the more things I have to prepare. Two bottles of milk, diapers and a change of clothes used to suffice. I now have to add a chopped apple (the newest addition to her food intake and she loves chewing on it!), toys, a fully-charged iPad with some of her Baby TV programmes and some fruit biscuits which always keeps her quiet for a few minutes. I’m hoping for an empty seat to place her on. So fingers crossed for that. And God willing, no ugly travelling epidodes like last time…
I probably won’t be here again till next Tuesday since I barely have time to check the internet whilst in Malta. Time there passes by too quickly and I never manage to do everything I originally set out to do. C is still without her carnival costume. I didn’t find what I wanted so I gave up. Who knows, I might actually find something from Gozo? I plan on having my hair coloured and done – my hairdresser and I are on the Lighten-it-Up Mission. Deadline – Summer 2012. Not an easy task when I’ve been darkening it up since October 2010. And I definitely, MUST, indulge in some pampering. Some grooming. Before C was born, I did my hair twice a week, it was always straight and sleek and I’d always put on some make-up even when staying in. Nowadays I’m grateful for the shower I manage to take everyday. So now the appointments are set. And written down. It’s so easy of me nowadays to forget to do something I really wanted to do. Mummy-brains?
Have a good weekend, keep safe, and until next week my friends.