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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 391 - Slow Down

In the midst of the holiday rush, I had the need to hibernate. I was stricken by a bad case of cough and colds. It started with sore throat and chills. It didn't help that I had a minor stupid accident. I had a bad fall after overlooking a dark rope in an unlighted alley. The ending, I stumbled with the two plastic road barriers attached with the rope. :p  More than the pain, I prayed that no one, except for the security guard on duty, saw that very embarrassing moment. I was also worried on how will I explain my bruised forehead. :p The good news, my forehead healed well. I thought everything was fine not until my left hand made its presence felt. It became immobile and demanded some rest. I've been encouraged to visit a doctor. But my hard headed self tells, maybe after the holidays. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 390 - First of December

I read my archived blog posts. As always, life was so much different. At this time of the year, my schedule should have been relatively relaxed. I'm all done with reports. Today, I'm still cramming. There are last minute tasks. I even added some self-inflicted worries. I hope everything will turn out well. 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Beautiful Sunday # 389 - Breaks in between

Another midweek, another month to end. November went so fast, same went with 2019. Honestly, I still can't catch up. I'm always caught with additional tasks. I never found the time to exercise again, way different than what happened last year. I miss my weekend morning jogs and hustle of squeezing late night work outs on weekdays. My flabby arms are back. My knees are starting to weaken again. It didn't help that water interruption recurred again. Taking a series of staircase easily exhausts me. I miss the kind of life I had in the previous years. While 2018 was steady, this year was rocky and unsteady. Everything felt uncertain.

Before the last month of the year, uncertainties and bad news do not seem to end. My mother's eyesight is deteriorating. We're hoping that the month long medications will work. Otherwise, it's another laser treatment before Christmas. My hardworking uncle was forced to stop from work because of abrupt diabetes complications. Two seasoned colleagues passed away. Bad things happened to some few good people I know. On a personal level, nothing seems to work with my plans. 

If there's any consolation, I have maintained a small and reliable group of trusted friends, mentors and family members. My situation forced me to reach out and talk to each of them. I will forever be grateful to people who took time to listen and understand. I would not have survived the year without their support.

While I can't wait for this year to end, part of me feels uneasy for 2020. I cannot simply say, everything will go away as soon as I leave 2019. It's the same set of worries and responsibilities. The little breaks in between, like the two-week holiday is a much needed breather. I pray for tranquility and hopefully, some tasks will be wrapped up as well. 

Meanwhile, I miss this kind of weekend. Laidback, quiet, books, sleep, food deliveries, rare time with my cousins, quick trips to the mall ... I also realized, I haven't made any travel this year. The farthest I've been was in Rizal where I had an early breakfast trip at Burrow Cafe. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Beautiful Sunday 388 - Full

So little time, so much to do. This has been the theme of the past weeks. Some good, some bad. Will relate everything, once all these settle down. Hopefully, soon.