Preoccupied

September is upon us. How has everyone been?

I have been trying hard not to reply with the word "busy" whenever I am asked a question about how I am. Yes, there has been a lot to do - preparing for and attending the Singapore Blog Awards (that was awesome, you should read the post about it if you haven't already!), meetings with potential work bosses, exploring pre-schools with daycare facilities, preparing for Bubbles' birthday party, taking mum out on her birthday, and learning to solo parent more often, now that Roboman is onto a new job with more frequent travel.

Recently, I absent-mindedly parked by car at the side of the carpark at our apartment, waiting for someone. I did not realise that my car was at an angle that made it challenging for another car to park. Before I knew what was happening, a neighbour, a man, rapped at my window and told me off. I was shaken and felt terrible, and the word "preoccupied" somehow popped into my head as an explanation.

My mind certainly has been preoccupied. There is a lot I am thinking about, pondering, asking, figuring out. There are a few more months to go before I head back into the workforce, and there is a lot to sort out within this time. It is an emotional time for me, but unfortunately also a very private type of emotion that I am unable to fully express, and when I try, my descriptions always fall flat compared to the depth of emotions I feel.

Anyway, on to more concrete things:

It is Teacher's Day celebrations this week and we have taken time to paint water colour bouquets for my girls' teachers. My girls were so delighted to distribute the gifts, and it was really heartwarming to watch them receive hugs from their teachers. To all teachers reading this, Happy Teacher's Day! You make a difference.

The one-week September holidays are happening next week. Are any of you going for a holiday? I recently wrote a post on Travel-Friendly Food for Children on petite travellers. For the first time, I deliberately planned a styled shoot for the post. If you can, I would be thrilled if you could pop by to have a look, and I hope you find the tips useful too!

Till the next post, see you on Instagram!






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