Dearest friends, welcome back into my living room ❤ If you want, I have some leftover Mother’s Day cake in the fridge, just let me know 🙂 I’m brewing coffee I bought from Melbourne too so, we should all be set.
(Cold drinks are in the fridge, feel free to help yourself you know you’re very welcome to do so!) ❤
This is a gratitude post for all your kind support, encouragement and ❤ to my meltdown post. Every single one of your comments has lifted me up that I am walking around with swag and lightness 😀 😀
I do still intend to explore my ‘boredom’ further in upcoming posts. Right now though I feel a huge ‘thank you‘ is in order for reminding me that boredom happens, and that it is not a problem but rather a cosmic prodding. It is not a condition, it’s an opportunity.
THANK YOU! ❤ ❤ ❤
To acknowledge your kindness, I went out on a dinner date with my daughter 🙂 Just the two of us, without my husband to translate.
Let me explain how this is a victory & celebration of sorts:
- The lay-out of this city necessitates a car of your own. My husband took ours to work so I had to choose public transport by way of a city bus or a taxi. We preferred a taxi because city buses have certain routes I am not familiar with and I suspect nobody would understand a word coming out of my mouth. Taxi drivers would at least have some basic English under their belts.
- We still had to walk to someplace I was only half sure would have taxis. Luckily the sun was not as fierce anymore and we found a few available taxis right away.
- My daughter was worried about communicating and being understood. But I was cocky my pidgin Indonesian would suffice. And it did (somehow!) – I even managed to make the taxi driver laugh so hard (twice!) I thought he was going to have an asthma attack! XD XD
At the restaurant I was able to order, and order the right items. (In my experience so far it’s almost never a straightforward, point-to-a menu-item affair. The waitress will always have something to say whether it be the dish’ or a main ingredient’s unavailability, or how we want our drink or something about something — and stated in Indonesian that’s so fast I loll my tongue out and just pretend I’m dead) In any case …
My daughter’s fears were assuaged ❤
I assure you I ate with such gusto! This was a huge bowl and I wiped it clean XD For extra attitude I dunked all the tongue-numbing green chili they gave into the soup so nobody can ever accuse me of not knowing how to celebrate small victories 😉 😉
Score! XD XD
And that is all for today 🙂 Hugs!