Christmas was quiet for us. Vinny got sick a day before Christmas. He had very high fever and swollen tonsils. The stress of the holidays finally caught up with him. So we cancelled the dinner invitation of his future in laws on Christmas eve.

I didn’t want to leave him alone in the house (Vito and Claudia went to their cousins house early evening) so I didn’t go to the dinner too. At 3:00am he woke me up and told me he had a bad headache and painful throat. I panicked. I was ready to bring him to Makati Med emergency. But he said he will just sleep it off after giving him paracetamol and Advil.

Earlier that day I called Dr. Henson (Gerard. And, yes, he’s the famous DJ) and gave him antibiotics. I googled the side effects and headache was one of the side effects. So I kinda relaxed a little bit.

On Christmas day he felt so much better but I told him to just stay in and rest. It took 3 days for the antibiotics to kick in. First working day (after Christmas) he went back to work right away. Which I was not happy about. But he needed to do something important in the office. No choice. He worked half day only tho.

I went right back to work also. I had some pending orders that I needed to work on. Other than that I just stayed home, too.

Christmas is really for children. I remember when my kids were still small Christmas was such a big production for us. I always made sure that they have the best Christmas. From the decoration, to the gifts, to the food. The whole shebang. I wanted that when they are grown up they will look back and remember how Christmas was at home and hopefully they will pass it on to their kids.

During my time my Mom really made sure we have the best Christmas. And that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to give my kids the best, too.

Our Christmas was quiet but the most important thing is we were together and I got myself a gift that I super love and I believe I deserved.

I have been wanting this bag for a long time now. I saw this first from Garance Dore and I couldn’t believe it is already in my closet. It is not the bag per se, it is this particular color that I am obsessed.

How was your Christmas? I hope it was the best.

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