I’m sure everyone goes through certain days of madness. It happens to me every now and then. It may wipe away my smiles for a while but it shouldn’t be there to stay. It’s important to keep smiling. Life must go on. People may annoy and irritate us, even loved ones, but make sure you wear a bullet-proof emotion jacket. Problems and unpleasant circumstances will always confront us but they must roll off from us like water from a duck’s back.
I thought I was going to have a relaxing day yesterday. It started well with a relaxing morning. But things soon turned out on the contrary. After lunch, I thought I needed to do some marketing and visit a book shop. Just when I reached the supermarket, my daughter called asking me to come home because she was locked out. Why didn’t she call earlier or why didn’t she bring her keys??? Disappointed, I quickly grab a few things and rushed home. It was very cold and I didn’t want her to get chilled standing outside the house. That’s what mothers are made of…to be tough and super. I should own a jet plane to get home fast! Well, what did I get? A cheeky grin and an apologetic ‘Mom, I’m sorry!’
I rested a little while before I started preparation for dinner. Just when I was about to cook, my beloved husband called, “Get ready. You don’t have to cook. I’m coming home now. We are going to watch ‘The King’s Speech’.” HUH…CRAZY MAN! No, I didn’t shout that into the phone. I answered ‘ok’, rather reluctantly. When he put down the phone, I looked into the phone and said, “You crazy man!” I sounded stupid, right? It was so cold and I would rather be at home. I had to put all the food into the fridge. So glad I had not started cooking otherwise I would smell real bad before I went out. Well, that’s what wives are made of….to be tough and super. What did I get? Another cheeky smile and, “You should be happy that you don’t have to cook.” Actually I would rather cook!
As if that’s not enough, I found out someone stole my post on my salmon dish…word for word and even the pictures, together with the watermark!! Of course I was angry and still am. I’ll handle that soon. It’s just totally rude. This is not the first time. Cool down, Mary, cool down. Content thefts happen all the time. It happened before and it will happen again.
Well, we sure had dinner outside. I had Vietnamese food. I love the spring rolls and the tofu and mushroom noodle soup. That was very satisfying. Maybe because I was very hungry. But I know LeQuan at luvtoeat can cook way better Vietnamese food than that. Don’t believe me? Just check it out on her blog. I hope she will cook for me one day…..*smiling*
After food, I thought I would love a cup of coffee. Went to a stall and bought myself a cup of mocha. My gosh…the waitress there was really rough and rude. She really shouldn’t be working there. I feel so sorry for her…..bad working attitude. She is actually rather pretty but her personality just made her look bad. I wish she had taken a look at the mirror. Well, maybe she is also going through a day of madness like me!
Then the show, ‘The King’s Speech‘. Wow…it was a really good show I must say. No wonder it was crowned the best picture at the Oscar awards. It keeps you sitting straight on the chair from beginning to end. I think my heart must have missed a few beats many times throughout the show when each time the King started to stammer. You just wanted to shout, ‘Common, you can do it!’ Then his speech therapist reminded me of a very dear friend, in look and personality. This amazing show wiped away all my regrets in going out at such a time and weather.
By the time I arrived home, it was 10.30pm. I needed to spoil myself so I made a flourless chocolate cake. That was my second time making this cake within a few days. Tell you something. Baking and eating is very therapeutic! The first picture above was what I had before I went to bed….very moist and delicious, made more chocolatey by the chocolate sauce and shaved dark chocolate on top. I just felt SO good, happy and satisfied after indulging in it. Of course I shared with my beloved hubby. He deserved a good slice for bringing me to the show. I think chocolate stimulates our bodies to produce happy hormones…hehe.
What a day of madness!! But you can turn it into a day of joy. For me, but baking and chocolate helped. When the going gets tough, Start Baking and Keep Smiling! Hope you have a wonderful day. Actually I wonder what I dreamt last night. I hope I didn’t stammer in my dreams like the King…haha
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Quote of the day……
“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”
- Terri Guillemets