February has mostly been a good month.
It was also my birthday this month. I am officially in my mid-thirties and now I really feel old…sigh.
The day before my birthday we had a wedding to attend for a relative on my husbands side. The wedding was located outside of the city and we had to travel around 150km to get there. It would usually us take over 2 hours to travel this distance back home, however due to the inadequate roads here in Sri Lanka it can take at least 4 hours to get there, depending on traffic. The traffic conditions were good that day so it took us 4 hours to get there and our return trip was the same. Both journeys included a pit stop at the half way mark as well.
We made it on time for the wedding and left about 2 hours later. We had a long journey ahead of us so the hosts were very understanding that we couldn’t stay for long. The wedding was nice and we made it back home around 7:30pm that night which was great. We were all very tired by the end and munchkin was especially restless in the last 2 hours of the journey, so we were happy to get home at a reasonable time.
I managed to pamper myself a little before the wedding too. I had a facial, haircut and blow dry, all for Rs.5200, which is roughly $43 AUD. Not bad huh? 🙂 I wasn’t overly impressed with the facial but I loved the hair cut and blow dry.
Meeting New People
I mentioned in last months monthly recap post that I had joined a local mothers group. I have continued to attend these weekly meet ups which have been really good for me and my son. This month I managed to also host a meet up at our home. It was nice and my son enjoyed having some friends over to play with.
Through this mothers group, I have also joined a book club. We have our first meet up in a few weeks and I am more than half way through the selected book for the month. The funny thing is that I have wanted to join a book club for about 2 years and back home I wasn’t able to find one that ran at a convenient time. I have now managed to find one in a foreign land, thousands of kilometres away. It’s funny how these things work out.
Overall this month has been pretty good, I have settled down however I did have a few bad days which were mainly caused by boredom and isolation. I think I have accepted the situation we are in a lot more now than before. I’m a work in progress.
I hope February treated you all well.