Yes, Chinese costume for Christmas because that’s what happens when you let your kids decide on their own outfits and one of them decides that blue is for Elsa and Chinese kungfu is cool.
So I have been on leave for the past 2 weeks + 2 days before returning to work (albeit from home) yesterday.
It has only crossed my mind, now that Tuesday is almost over, to write something.
I think I’ve taken a pretty good break from work, not really checking emails, and staying out of things as much as possible.
Yet I haven’t had much mindspace to think or write or rest, because there’s just something going on everyday. I might have over-done the outings and activities, because my old bones are aching and I feel like I need a vacation to recover from this vacation.
Still, I kinda love being at home (as in, not out of the country) spring-cleaning the house, preparing Clarissa for Primary One, playing tourists in our own home, playdates, breakfast dates, shooing dates, experiencing new things with the girls, and spending time with family and friends.
A very different kind of vacation for a very odd kind of year.
Sometimes I feel like I stuck in limbo, and yet the year has almost flown past, just like that.
What an extraordinary (a nicer word for “weird”) year it has been.