So what has Miss Vanilla Beanz been up to since the end of Nov to the beginning of December? Read on to find out....:P
Since the purchase of our car, we have been driving around quite often to explore places which we could not do so previously on weekdays. Before we had this car, we could only visit places which are only easily accessible by car during the weekends (we drove my dad's car). Indeed, having our own car makes travelling around on weekdays really so much more convenient but having said that, our driving skills are not as good as those who have been driving frequently for many years....so sometimes it can be quite frightful (at least for me!) when the road gets crowded. I guess lots of things needs practice in order to be perfect or better....so I am casting my fears aside and hanging onto the fact that I will be better with more practice. If you do spot a very slow driver who drive a red Mazda car, that driver could probably be me! LOL....so don't "horn" at any slow Mazda driver...have mercy on me!!
Driving also helps me depend on God daily. I make it a point to pray and leave the day's journey in God's hands. I learnt this from my dad who has been driving for the past 30 plus years and he is fantastic because he has never had a road accident before....not even a minor one. I attribute it to the fact that he prays everyday for God's protection to be upon him before he starts driving each day. Our God protects!
Besides checking out many different cafes with our car (I might blog about the cafes I visited...probably in my next blog post), I have been busy putting aside some clothes to give away. Packing away these clothes (most new and unworn ones) made me realise how careless I am in spending my money. There are numerous purchases which I probably made in impulse. Well, I need to remind myself to think carefully before each purchase.....I don't want to have to clear away bags of unworn clothings again in the near future. I also discovered many unused and "hidden" skincare and makeup products in my drawers. I have neatly categorised all of them and I can foresee myself not buying any skincare or makeup products at least in the next two years......Yup, that's how many unused products I have accumulated...
If you still don't know, the hubby and I are expecting a child next March! yay! Congratulations to us! To prepare for the arrival of our little prince, I have been reading up a lot on parenting. We are currently deciding on our stroller, car seat and cot. Should you have any recommendations on stroller, car seat (a car seat which can fit into the quite small and cramped back seat in Mazda RX8) and cot, please drop me an email. As our room is already "crowded" with lots of our stuff, we decided to do away with the purchase of the milk bottle steriliser and the milk bottle warmer. We should be using the "old" method of soaking the milk bottles in hot water to sterilise the bottles and placing the milk bottle in a mug of hot water to warm the milk. Any thoughts on that? Share with me by commenting on this post or dropping me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Not feeling the Christmas mood yet? Today, I met up with the best friend in PS cafe (dempsey) and that is the place to go if you want to "catch" the Christmas mood and have the Christmasy feeling in you. :) Love the Christmas carols and the huge Christmas tree there! We had the lasagne, chicken parmigiano, lemon tart and carrot cake.
That's all for this post!
Have a blessed week!