December 20, 2011

Stressful Week

I’m now feeling the Christmas rush, so many things to do but so little time. I’ve been out every single day since Friday just to finish my mom’s Christmas list. Since she’s not here in PH, I’m in charge in buying gifts, wrapping it and deliver it to my family and some relatives, good thing that they live in same area.

I won’t feel the stress if my husband just took his vacation leave seriously. My husband is so workaholic, he goes to the office even he is on leave just to finish his work or attend meeting. He always do this for years but I’m still not used to it. So in short, nasira schedule ko. No shopping last Wednesday because he went to office and school (Cisco Class) for his final exam. Fine with me because we can go out on Friday, but unfortunately, he needs to attend an emergency meeting so he dropped us (me and my son) in megamall so he could go to his meeting somewhere in Ortigas.

That was the longest two hours of my life, you’ve read it right! Though I’m a full time mom, I never go out with my son (just the two of us) because he is too handful for me. (weird no, because 24/7 ako nag-aalaga sa kanya). I do not know what to do to kill our time since this is our first date; so we went to Toy Kingdom looking for some toys and activity book to keep him busy. I bought this and stayed in Starbucks.

Lunch time came and he wants chicken, so I was looking for Shakey’s, KFC or Jollibee. I finally saw Jollibee; we ordered our food for take-out so I can easily bring it while looking for vacant table. While eating our food, I just realized how hard it is to be a single mom or if your husband is not with you. Finally, after two hours, hubby came so I can now go back to Toy Kingdom and buy gifts. =)

Then we went to hubby’s office, he needs to do some stuff daw. After 30 minutes of waiting in parking area, he’s back and we went to World Bazaar Festival in World Trade Center. I did not see any unique gift items so I ended up buying foods, Michelle’s homemade putong ube, eng bee tin hopia, and Gap biscuit.

Satuday, we went to Southmall to finish my mom’s list. The place was really jam-packed, it’s hard to look for parking space and it took me forever just to pay for my stuff. I can go to gift wrapping section to avail the free gift wrap but I don’t want to wait anymore. (spell STRESS)

Sunday, we went to Victoria, Laguna to visit my grandmother and give her pamasko (from my mom). Inasmuch as I want to sleep there so we could rest, I can’t because I have to finish wrapping the gifts. FYI: Isdaan is already open in Victoria so no need to go to Gerona, Tarlac. =) We dropped by at Nuvali to buy frozen foods and cake.

Moist Chocolate Cake P295, another favorite from Contis, the best chocolate cake that I’ve ever tasted so far. =)

Monday, hubby is on leave but as expected, he went to office for his teleconference. After his telecon, he fetched us so we can go to the hospital somewhere in Sampaloc to check my sister in law, baby was not out yet so we went to Valenzuela to deliver and pick up our gifts. Dropped by at SM Valenzuela, to pay bills and eat dinner. We went back to the hospital to check again but sister in law was still in the delivery room so we went home.  

Now back to reality, more time to finish my household chores. =)


  1. wow,super hectic ng schedule mo last week sis, no wonder since Christmas is just around the corner.

    i'm drooling over that moist chocolate cake,yum! :)

  2. You had a really hectic week sis! >.< Anyway, I hope you find time to relax din after all the craziness this holiday.. :)

    Btw, I haven't tried other cakes from Conti's yet except their Mango Bravo. Will make sure to have a taste of their chocolate cake soon! ;)

  3. jo and sumi - yummy talaga yung cake. try niyo, kakawala ng pagod. =)

  4. I didn't go anywhere with my son alone when he was a toddler kasi feeling ko di ko kaya na kami lang. Always needed extra help with my son. Luckily he's 4 na and he's much easier to manage now. :)

    Nice shot sa cake ha, looks really good. Chocolate is my favorite.

  5. anneM - same here, hindi ko kaya pag sa labas kami, mahirap pag need ng food, drinks and CR unlike sa bahay, maliit lang space. =)