Sunday, January 02, 2011


was the month
filled with festive cheer and celebration.

I coped well with the cooking and baking duties for the many dinner parties by refusing to over-extend myself. I was surprised, and then pleased and grateful, that I stayed pain-free through the busy month of cook-by-day and party-by-night.

I am happy to see the friends who took time from their block-leave for coffee. I am happy to have time with friends who came through here on their holiday tour of Asia. And I am happy that on the last day of the year, I was with friends and family to see another good year out, and wish for them that the new year will be good to them.

And somewhere in the back of my mind, I am aware that I have not seen or heard from Mother this whole month. And then, as quickly as the thought came to the fore for the moment, it got pushed right back to oblivion.

For this shall remain the month of festive cheer and celebration.


JoMel said...

One fine December, I'm gonna run away..

I just called my mom yesterday, after like..... 3 months! :{

tuti said...

lol at jomel. :P

i had a great mom, and dad.
so i wouldn't understand.

but i have some lousy kins.
so perhaps i do.

sinlady said...

jomel - i have that urge to run away every cny. sometimes i actually do :)

tuti - i love meeting other people's great mom and dad!

wildgoose said...

I am glad for the pain-free month for you. I do want to run away from the island whenever I encounter the crowds everywhere I turn. Party with friends is so much better. :)

sinlady said...

wildgoose - i think (keeping fingers crossed) the pain in joints is gone.

yes! party with friends is waayyy better.

Anonymous said...

Happy new year! Glad to see u have enjoyed yourself with all the dinners. Perhaps we gals should catch up for tea sometime? Say mid Jan on one of the weekends? - EDPJ

sinlady said...

edpj - hey! we miss you! yes! we set up girl meet-up. let me know when works best for you.