Sunday, March 24, 2024

Winter 2023/2024

Just wrapped up round 1 of my 14th busy season, another busy and hectic one, with an emergency trip back to Malaysia in between for dad's funeral. I'll share more about our 10-days home trip in a separate post. This post is a photo dump for the past 3 months. 

Jan 1 (Mon): Belated Christmas and New Year celebration with the family

Jan 16 (Tues): Crazy weather in January with snow which stalled the entire city for the whole week. Hubby got a free 'holiday' while I continued working from home as usual. 

Jan 21 - 25 (Sun - Fri): Work Travel to Tampa
Kicked off my first trip for 2024. Could have comfortably worked through busy season at home in pajamas but I volunteered to travel to Tampa for a week.

Flew AA via Charlotte and visited The Club lounge at Charlotte airport with my Priority Pass. 

Stayed at Marriott Westshore hotel for the week

Main purpose of the trip was to support the secondees from India who were here for 4 months.

And met up with the team in Tampa

Uniqlo work 'uniform' for the week... the only time I have to 'dress up' for!

Some of the meals I had in Tampa... soybean stew at Sarione, my favorite Korean restaurant in Tampa, salmon poke bowl for lunch with the team at Kona Grill, and buffalo wings for room service.

Random-rental-car fun with Audi Q3, Mini Cooper Countryman, Volvo S60, Volkswagen Taos. =P

Went for annual physical health exam at USF Morsani Health Center.

Flew home on Friday evening with AA via Charlotte as well with a quick visit to The Club Lounge.

4 days after returning from Tampa, I received the phone call from the family about dad's passing so hubby and I made an emergency trip back to Malaysia for the next 10 days...

...and came back to the hectic busy season at work right after returning from Malaysia. 
Thank you hubby for being there for me during this difficult time. <3

Jetlag hit us hard this time for more than a week. Cuddly Franklin was not helping!

Our baggage was also damaged on this trip so we submitted a claim to United for both luggages... one repaired

...and another one replaced. We chose the Samsonite Pallant 25" Large Softside Spinner. =)

Mar 2 (Sat): Went to the Spring Home & Garden Show to inquire about potential renovation work

Mar 3 (Sun): Celebrated SIL's birthday with the family at Connor's restaurant

Mar 16 (Sat): Visited MIL's new place

Our newfound game...pickleball. =)

Other random ordinary life things.... our Publix BOGO game is still going strong despite the inflation. Our little 'free' Mazda made it to 150,000 miles.

Hubby's new toy...built a new computer himself.

My 'Asian' purchases.

Ate-out at 88 Buffet.

Sunday Meal Prep Routine

Dec 10 & 17 (Sun): Meatball pasta, pork loin with mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots & celery, chicken herbal soup, stir-fry veggies.

Dec 24 & 31 (Sun): Pork loin with yellow rice, pork porridge, broccoli, carrots & celery, meatball pasta.

Jan 7 & 14 (Sun): Chicken herbal soup, pork braised rice (lu rou fan), broccoli, carrots & celery, pork loin with yellow rice, pork porridge. 

Jan 20 & 28 (Sun): Taco chicken with potatoes, broccoli, carrots & celery, pork porridge, pork loin with yellow rice.

Feb 18 & 25 (Sun): Chicken herbal soup, pork loin pasta,  broccoli, carrots & celery, tomyum with mussels, egg sandwich, meatball pasta, spam.

Mar 3 & 10 (Sun): Bakuteh with pork ribs, taco chicken with yellow rice, broccoli, carrots & celery, pork braised rice (lu rou fan), stir-fry veggies.

Mar 17 & 24 (Sun): Chicken herbal soup, taco chicken with yellow rice, egg sandwich, chili, pork loin with mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots & celery, pork braised rice (lu rou fan), stir-fry veggies.

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