Thursday, 11 December 2014

Gratitude: Detour

Today, I am thankful for detour (in my life, especially but that is story for long sleepless nights).

This morning can be described with one word: detour.

Traffic was quite heavy as it was public holiday in Selangor. 

Despite that, The Other Half was determined to "restock" my Vara from The Gardens but on our way there, I thought it would make more sense to refill our groceries at The Village Grocer. Priorities! 36.5 C can wait if we are meant to be. 

So, instead of taking the ramp to The Gardens, we turned right at Jalan Bangsar with Bangsar Village in mind after I told The Other Half about my guilt-conscience of spending so much of his money on a pair of shoes so early in the morning. I wouldn't have bat my eyelids 5 years or even 15 years ago but times and conditions have changed (my love for Vara and Varina stays true, nevertheless).

At Bangsar Village right turn lane after the  mosque, The Other Half mentioned that Bean needs a few more pairs of new pyjamas as he has outgrown his sleep-in onesies and pyjama pants. The car was then standing at the red lights.

As soon as he finished his sentence, I decided on going to Mothercare at BSC to address Bean's wardrobe deficiency. Again, priorities! 

So, instead of taking the right turn, we changed lane and drove to BSC via Jalan Penaga.

Once we arrived at BSC, I bought Bean his pyjamas before ordering lunch at Madam Kwan's while The Boys went to browse at Time's Bookstore. I did not want to lose focus as the clock was ticking closer to the end of holiday programme for The Little Girl.

Our standard operating procedure is for The Other Half to browse at shops with Bean while I sit, order and call them when food arrives. Yes, I sacrifice my window-shopping and browsing opportunities! How silly, but it works for us because if I were to browse with Bean, he would just pull all books off the shelves (which he doesn't dare do around The Other Half!).

After a speedy lunch, we managed to grab some groceries at Jason's Food Hall before rushing back into the city to pick The Little Girl up from The Playschool.

In conclusion, I am thankful for today's detour because in spite of that, we managed to get some tasks done. It just goes to reaffirm that man can plan all they want but His will precedes because He knows better. Oh, and Bean now has new and well-fitting pyjamas, syukur alhamdulillah!

Vara, please wait for me! Amin!


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