The only thing I hate about coming home from a vacation is how to put yourself back in the grind. When I left I was confident enough to leave everything to my assistant.
“‘nette, ang tindahan ‘wag mong pabayaan.” She replied back: “don’t worry bukas ang tindahan natin 24 hours.”
Claudia was so confused and asked: “what tindahan Mom?” hahaha. I told her: Willow Jewelry. Sometimes she forgets I have a business to run now.
Since I didn’t have internet connection the whole time, all my messages came in the minute I landed back in Manila. Birthday greetings poured in but nothing from the “tindahan.” I started to worry.
A few minutes when I got home Manette texted me and asked if I was home already. I called her right away and asked: “‘nette, ang tindahan?” She told me: “ok ang tindahan natin. Ang daming naka pending kasi you didn’t answer my messages!”
I have been busy with our “tindahan” ever since I got back. Come to think of it I never had an actual celebration of my birthday. Not yet anyway. But of course I have a few lunches lined up already.
All your greetings were enough for me. The thought is what matters. You know me I’m old school. Altho’ I love Claudia’s gift to me. She gave me a complete set of Sigma make up brushes.
I freaked out when I opened her gift which surprised her:
You like my gift?
– hell, yes! I have been wanting Sigma brushes for a long time already! In fact this is #1 in my shopping list when we go to London. (available only in the UK)
really? I just picked it up randomly.
– this is expensive. thank you baby!!! (thinking she really saved up for it)
oh, it’s okay. I used my card so daddy is paying.
She was so happy I liked her gift. I heard her teasing her brothers in Skype: “mommy, likes my gift. mommy, likes my gift….”