I've been meaning to post something before the New Year but my schedule did not allow me to do so. I do not know what happened last holiday season but despite the fact that our school break came three days earlier, my schedule was more hectic than usual. I actually was able to put up our tree ten days before Christmas whereas I usually make sure it is up on the first of December.
I brought home around 180 exam papers to check and I still have ten unchecked papers. I still have five gifts yet to wrap! Please don't judge me now. I know I am bad and I feel bad enough!
I am proud of the simple feast I laid out in front of my family though.
Noche Buena feast menu:
buttered garlic prawns with chili
leche flan (Mom cooked this) and buko salad for dessert
Media Noche or New Year's Eve was spent with Ruel's family in Bulacan so I didn't have to cook. I still made it a point to prepare something though because I was not used to not having anything special to eat after the festivities. :) We had a family get together on my mother's side the following day.
Overall, I enjoyed every bit of the holidays, although everything flew by like a breeze. I am thankful to 2016 for many things like family gatherings, dates with my husband, the best Mother's Day celebration I've had so far, going on a pilgrimage to churches with holy doors, my son's moving up from junior high, finally getting to watch Les Miserables, celebrating Sofia's first birthday, attending our high school jubilee homecoming, finding a new friend who is so much like me, celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary in Tagaytay, passing the licensure exam to become a financial advisor, getting a chance to write and direct a mini-play, receiving so many prizes during the institutional Christmas party, celebrating Christmas and New Year with all the people I love best and so many others.
Happy 2017 dear readers and friends. Here's to an awesome year -- a year full of hope, love, priceless moments, and wonderful surprises! May God keep us all safe, bless us with good health and grant us prosperity. Cheers!