The summer that was was nothing short of wonderful. Apart from a quick trip to Hong Kong, it was really nothing grand but every minute of it was well-spent and none of the I-just-lazed-around-and-watched-TV-and-slept-all-day kind.
I still woke up at around 5 o'clock in the morning to prepare my husband's baon. Once he is off to work, I would steal a few more minutes of sweet slumber before finally waking up and preparing myself a light breakfast of either yogurt or omelette. And I then I would clean the house until it is spic and span. Twice a week, I would attend Zumba classes in a nearby gym which would send my endorphins singing well until the end of the day. No need for coffee -- at least for two days a week. :)
Upon coming home and taking a shower, I would devote the rest of the day to either sewing, knitting, reading, trying out new recipes, or drawing up plans for my passion projects. It would involve me sitting with Miss Gertie (my sewing machine and, yes, she has a name because, why not?) as she hums away happily as we churn out a new soft toy or an article of clothing. It would involve me catching a good movie on TV with my knitting needles and a ball of yarn in my new attempt to make Waldorf balls for my new niece. It would involve me curling up with a good book as I attempt to make my bedside pile shorter. It would involve taking a quick trip to the grocery, picking out ingredients for a new recipe. It would involve taking trips downtown, scouring for materials and supplies for future projects or sitting in a cafe with my laptop or notebook of ideas, mapping out the steps I will soon take for the things I am passionate about. At times, I would catch up with friends I have not seen in a while.
More on this kimono soon!
Took an online workshop that fit right in my passion project plans!
At the end of each week - Fridays - to celebrate accomplishments no matter how small, I would treat myself to breakfast or lunch at some place as a way of indulging myself after a productive week. It did not need to be expensive but I ate what made me happy.
Breakfast as Third Cup Cafe
Lunch at The Royal Picadilly Restaurant
Breakfast at The Breakfast Table