I don't think I told anyone except a writing Master, why I couldn't attend his seminar for now. I stayed out from all internet based media and kept our radars low. It didn't quite felt right for me to blog about eating out, saving or travel at the time.
I did my best to be a supportive wife and friend.
Besides my ESL teaching, I stopped everything and focused more on my husband and his emotional needs. At the time, we felt like we had to 'look fine' and stay 'brave', so we can be the breath of sunshine for Mommy Inday.
Bubbly called her night and day and made sure she was okay. She almost got her left feet amputated so all the cancer cells can be taken out. Much to our relief, the doctors in US did a helluva job and saved her foot.
I am convincing Bubbly to ask her to go home here in Manila, so I could take care of Mommy Inday, along with my own sickly nanay, whose already in and out of hospitals. After all, I am an RN. But, of course, she is better of where she is in US where state-of-the-art medicine is accessible.
I am the youngest in the family, and so is bubbly hubby. Parehong bunso. My siblings are abroad, so I'm left to be the primary caregiver, like Ninang Dora to Lola Puring while she was alive. It was never in my carefree personality to think I'll be the one to keep it together when the going gets tough.
Three days ago, Nanay just got out of the hospital after an 'under the tongue medication' and ECG. Bubbly Hubby and I are starting to take care of our sick parents. The tides are changing. The table are turning. It's scary...
Sometimes, it's unbelievable to see just how things turn out.
So you see, if I had kept blogging, I never could have stayed a ray of sunshine. When I was in school, I always got the declamation champion and Best Actress awards. LOL! But in real life, I'm never good in keeping my feelings.
I am signing off as The Frugalicious Pinay, and hopefully I'll see you again soon on a lighter note.
I dedicate this blog to Aria Maceda and her family.