19 days into 2019

We’re 19 days into 2019 today. How has it been for me?

For starters, I still miss Zack. There are still bad grief days, but that’s just the way it is. I’m not sweeping my grief under the rug, just embracing it when the feeling comes. I even follow a little cutie on IG who looks like Zack or could be Zack’s grandkid. We all deal with grief differently, really.

Hubby and I started on our health goals, but got derailed this week when my in-laws came over. Plenty of eating was done, but we’ll be back on track again starting this weekend.

Before the new year ended, he asked me if I can take over household money management. I admit, I’ve been spoiled because he’s been taking care of those things for quite sometime. Anyway, we agreed on a weekly budget in an attempt to be more financially responsible. Nice, right?

We met the Shih Tzu puppy a friend wanted to give to us. Little guy’s really cute and adorable, but I’m not ready for another one. I can be its tita, spoil the little guy to bits, but that’s that in the meantime.

We watched Bandersnatch. Totally won me over.

We bought the Delonghi Sfornatutto Maxi EO 32852 from their concept store at Vertis North! Such a gorgeous countertop oven. I miss baking, and unfortunately, our place has no oven. Instead of whining about how much I miss baking, it was better to go back to that hobby of mine. So far, I’ve baked pandesal twice and pear bread once. Yay for that! He even bought me a little shelf unit where I can store my bakeware. Now everything is organized well!

We celebrated our 24th year of being a couple. What an achievement!

On the day of Zack’s seventh month in heaven, a kitten with the same coloring as Zack approached me while we were at a parking lot. The little kitten kept following me, looking at me straight in the eyes, meowing and even leaning against my feet. My sister said it was Zack Cat. Cats and kittens rarely approach me, so this experience was highly unusual.

Our surprise visit to Nueva Ecija for a distant relative’s birthday went great! Everyone was so surprised and happy to see us. They also had so much tasty food.

My in-laws visited for four days. We went to Art in Island and even did two escape rooms.

That’s how January 2019 has been for me so far.

Oh, and it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t point out how awesome today’s date is – 1-19-19. If you’re into angel numbers and such, read this and this.




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