I worry, I weigh three times my body
I worry, I throw my fear around
But this morning, there’s a calm I can’t explain
The rock candy’s melted, only diamonds now remain
– John Mayer, Clarity.
Clarity – for me it has always only come in fleeting moments of crystal understanding. Maybe its because I’m young, so I don’t know better, maybe its because I’m growing older, and I no longer see things like a child .
Maybe its because the future feels so cloudy, and so much cannot be predicted or planned for.
But this morning, after a difficult week, I woke up with the realization that
1) You can’t please everybody
2) At the end of the day, it only between You and Your Maker, and no one else .
To some of us, these two ‘revelations’ may just seem like common sense. But to me, they are two very important things that I often forget and take for granted are true.
They make things so much simpler, don’t you think? So much easier to pick yourself up and move on when you know at the end of the day you are only accountable to one person.
In between being there for my family and there for some of my friends who are going through very difficult times, I’ve decided that I don’t have time to waste worrying about what people think. Its time to identify the things that matter the most to me, and focus on them first.
This weekend for me was pretty much burnt resting at home and refusing to go out after developing a nasty red rash on my face from what I suspect is a seafood allergy, but last weekend was pretty awesome .
On a whim, we decided to bring B-boy to the beach for a little quality family time.
He loved running around the sand and before long he was panting and begging for a drink of water.
And no, we don’t force him to wear clothes ! The little fashionista picks the shirts he wants to wear before going out by picking up them and bringing them to us ! This light blue tee is his current favourite – it says “I Chase Tail” ( but I don’t think he can read it)
Breaking for lunch !
As you can see, my already too-skinny husband has lost even more weight – its disturbing me so much that I’ve decided on a two-prong approach. Fatten him up and starve myself.
Yummy and fuss free lunch ! My favourite celery-tuna salad on ciabatta from Cedele, K’s favourite Burmese Shan Tofu Salad, a slice of buttery Banana crumble, and Schweppe’s Ginger Beer to wash it all down (I heard from my flying friends that its great for calming your tummy down and promoting digestion, but really, I just love the fizz ^.^)
Lucky B then went for a micro-bubble spa whilst we picked out our latest household appliance – the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo !
K and I have been a-lemming for this lil mean coffee machine for a while now but because we do not live in a mansion with many rooms to store our growing mountains of white-elephant appliances.
We originally decided not to get it because it was launched as a coffee machine and we aren’t big coffee drinkers. I enjoy coffee on difficult work mornings but I had to agree with K’s very (annoyingly) reasonable point that I am hardly the kind of churpy morning person who would take five minutes in the morning to prepare myself the perfect cafe latte.
(Yes, I am clearly the kind who wakes up in confusion half an hour too late, haphazardly throws on clothes, and stumbles into a cab to work – N.B. this is an improvement. I used to turn up for classes in mismatched shoes)
Anyway I digress.
So, we originally didn’t get it. But clearly we did. Because …
Nescafe lauched TEA LATTE CAPSULES (died a little inside just reading that out)
Namely, Green Tea Latte, Chai Tea Latte, and Iced Peach Tea capsules.
We are both huge tea fans, so that kinda sealed the deal and once I did some online research and discovered that Tangs carried the most capsule flavours.
And here’s our review of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto
We bought the Piccolo size (smaller one) because we figured we weren’t running a shop and would only need to make a maximum of 3-4 hot drinks a day. This worked great for us – until I had to make four lattes at one go for my friends who came over for supper – by the time I was done with the fourth the first had gone a little flat.
The machine is pretty much fool-proof. Instructions for different flavoured beverages are clearly marked on the boxes, and ‘distilling’ is manual so you can control how much hot water / milk / tea you want in every cup you make.
Nescafe Peach Iced Tea – This just tasted like .. well .. Iced Peach Tea. With lots of froth. Fun but not very interesting.
Green Tea Latte : Yummy ! Just like the ones you get at Starbucks, but it can be a little greenily bitter so we added one sugar and it was perfect. I’m making Lavender Shortbread Cookies next week to go with this !
Chai Tea Latte : My favourite of the lot – Mildly spicy, milky, creamy. I’ve started drinking one almost every night after dinner and its the best thing ever with a little light, crunchy almond thin cookie.
I’ve yet to try the coffee flavours but I’m thinking of trying out the Mocha and Iced Cappucino soon ! At around 10 bucks for a box that makes eight drinks, you save in the long run (your wallet, not your waistline, mind you)
OK off to eat my Jalapeno Cheese Cheetos x Grimm Marathon with K ! Have a great weekend loves !
Red Velvet Ribbons are my new obsession!