Posted by: minz | November 20, 2008

Despite things of late, Christmas (and coffee) is around the corner

Due to the latest fiasco I was unfortunate to involve myself lately, I almost didn’t notice that the air is a little cooler, traffic is worse and the red cups in Starbucks are back! That could only mean one thing. Christmas is definitely around the corner. I’m making a mental note to go Christmas Tree hunting with Santi. It will be our first Christmas in our new home and we’re beyond thrilled.

For now, I am quietly spending lunch-breaks at Starbucks, ingesting indiscriminate amounts of coffee in hopes of wangling a couple of planners in time for Christmas. I used to aim for only one but since Santi loved last year’s edition, I ended up collecting stickers for him as well. Now, I have two Starbucks’ sticker cards to fill up and about twenty more mocha frappucinos to go. I took a peek at the latest edition the store is set to give away and, personally, I think last year’s was better. What they have now is uber plain and frosty looking (though they have it in three colors) unlike last year’s leather-bound, homey version (the paper was nice to touch). I get the feeling it will suit Santi more than me. I just get to drink all the heavenly coffee!

That’s alright. I like my quiet time over at Starbucks Galleria, lately. It’s refreshing to hear myself think. About work and how I’ll be regularized in a few days. Hear my heart pound from anxiety over friendships gone awry. Pound even more for Sofia’s impending exam results. All these red cups are getting me worked up. But I like it. Despite things of late, I’m glad it’s Christmas time.

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  1. Hi mina! yes, sometimes it is good to be with ourselves lang muna. gives us time to contemplate and reflect.

    by the way, I have a tag for you: http://mommyleah.com/2008/11/random-facts.html


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