EJ and I are flying to Manila on Wednesday. This is our second trip to Philippines this year. Hubby is supposed to follow two weeks after. But he told me last Friday that he could only fly out of Phnom Penh mid of August because there's a conflict of schedule from work. Ugh. We're already disappointed that we're not going together on our vacation (first time!) and now he's coming even later.
For about a day I was in a sour mood. I know it's not really my husband's fault but I was so looking forward to all the things that we're going to do together in the Philippines. Now his vacation time in the Philippines is cut much shorter and he'll even miss EJ's 7th birthday, which is on the 10th of August.
Sigh. But that's life. I can either sulk or I can move on and make the best of what I have. The first one sounds really tempting but I am choosing the latter.
I guess I'll just use the time to do stuff I cannot do when I am with hubby - shop 'till I drop. Hahaha! Just kidding.
I'll try to make EJ's and my time in the Philippines as productive and as fun as possible even without hubby. I could teach EJ how to bike without training wheels. I could show him how to plant rice. We could visit nearby tourist destinations in our province. We could be in the beach everyday. Etc. Etc.
As for being productive, I am thinking of renovating our bathroom. Nothing fancy though but how I wish I have the luxury of space and money to be able to buy something like this one.
I am also planning to prettify my mom's resting place. This may take some time and some more budget so I guess I'll ask help from my siblings. Hehe.
When hubby told me about the change on his vacation schedule, I was really disappointed and, okay maybe a little pissed. But then, there's really nothing we can do. And besides, we will still have more than a week of vacation time together as a family.
As for EJ's birthday, we'll just celebrate it when hubby arrives. I don't think EJ will mind if we celebrate his birthday a week after.
With that said, I am now so excited about our travel. See you soon, Philippines!