I can’t believe that our birthday month is almost here. I’m pretty excited for me and my son because this year’s celebration will be extra special. As it’ll be my 30th while my son’s turning 3(notice the 3’s!), God-willing, there will be 3 special celebrations. Nothing fancy and grand, just 3 simple occasions: a charity party (which reminds me I have to order for toy custom whistles as one of the loot bag tokens), a simple cake-blowing and snack feast at home and a beach getaway. Three special ways to celebration our 3-something existence here on earth.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
My favorite grandmother celebrated her 84th birthday yesterday. We’re really grateful that she’s still strong, active and although she occasionally complains about minor pains she feels, she’s generally in the pink of health considering her age. One memory of us I’ll forever cherish is the time when she cut my hair a few decades ago. I was just 8 years old then and as she has a degree in Cosmetology, I entrusted her when I said that I just want my hair get trimmed. But I was so surprised and I cried heavily when I saw a boy’s haircut style on me. I really got mad but when my Grandma re-assured me that I’m still a beauty no matter what my hairstyle is, I was pacified. Upon a closer look on myself, I realized she’s right. The cut was clean (even an expert from the Regency Beauty Institute, a cosmetology school would commend her work) and on a second thought, it felt cool and refreshing to sport a short hair. That’s my grandma!
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Looks like the discomforts I’m feeling just won’t stop surfacing one after the another. First the muscle pain and joint pains I’ve been nursing for several weeks now. Then just this morning, I feel a mouth sore in the farthest end of my mouth. It’s on the wall of the gum (?) connector between the upper and lower jaws. Sorry, I’m not that good in pointing or naming parts. Hehe! But the pain’s somewhere there and it’s making it difficult for me to swallow. I tried looking at the mirror to see if it’s the usual mouth blisters but since it’s in the far end, the effort to view it is futile. I told the husband about it and instructed me to apply some topical solution (the name of which escapes me but sounds like Phentermine 37.5) inside our first aid box. I hope this will get better as it’s very discomforting especially when I eat.
One of the trending topics among my Twitter friends lately is school hunting for their kids. Some will enter big schools already while some will begin pre-schooling this coming school year. I’m taking notes closely on their pointers since the husband and I are also thinking of enrolling the little one in a summer pre-school this coming vacation. Since he’s turning 3 this March and may already be eligible for Pre-school on June, we’ll gauge in a summer class if he’s ready to do so. If not and he’ll just play on the exam table or sit still, then it’s also okay we’ll just wait for another school year. We’re not rushing him anyway. We’ll take from his readiness cue. I admit I’m excited for that though…his first day would be a great “scrappable” moment.
Here are some of our photos taken at the Mines View Park while on a vacation in Baguio last month. We frequent this park whenever we go there and we greatly noticed how these “attractive” dogs have invaded the area for business purposes by their owners. There are now 4 of them in the park, actually! I remember, there’s just one the last time we went there a few years back. For a fee of Php 50, you are entitled to have 3 shots with this St. Bernard dog (forgot the name). He’s very loving, still and obedient, I must say. Look how huge he is..Asher’s seemingly crushed on the second pic. I wonder how heavy he is and I’m sure that no amount of weight loss supplements could ever make him slim. LOL. I really don’t think we could ever afford to pet such breed of a dog.
Monday, January 17, 2011
For several days now, oh wait, let me correct myself, for more than a month now, this is how my Google Reader sidebar looks like…
Yes, the count shows I have more than 1000 blog feeds to read. I try to reduce the number daily but I cannot just catch up easily as new feeds continuously flood me everyday. It just goes to show that my friends are so busy blogging or must I say that they’ve been showered with tons of work lately which is actually a good sign and is liked by many. Now, I’m thinking to wake up extra early one day this week to allot about an hour or two so I can go through all the feeds. Well, it’s expected that I won’t be able to read each and every of them as there’s for sure some spam content like posts about insurance, loans and even the best fat burning supplement. But one thing’s for sure, skimming through the feeds would still take ample time to do so and bring down the unread items to zero. So my ultimate plan by the end of the week: Zero Unread Feeds.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Since time immemorial, I admittedly hasn’t improved in managing my time well. I mean, of course, I do get a lot of things done in a day but there are still gazillion of things I wish I can still do. Sometimes, it makes me think if I’m really that poor in managing time or I’m just so idealistic and it’s impossible to yearn to do so many things in a day: watch tons of the latest shows and movies on HDTV, wake up my interest in reading books (I have several of my fave Nicholas Sparks books that remain unread to date!), continuous do digital scrapbooking, endlessly browse Facebook and the internet, etc. I want to go out and go malling, meet up with my friends and hang out and take time to catch up in a coffee shop, watch movies with them, be pampered in a spa or undergo a makeover in a salon, and so on. But I’m a Work at Home Mom who has a lot of responsibilities left and right. On top of that, I’m still recovering from a sickness that plagued me last month so I really can not move around that much just like that yet. Well, okay, it dawned on me. Perhaps, partly, effective time management has to do with this but I do have to remember that it’s just okay. It’s perfectly okay because I’m not a Super Girl who can do everything in a flash. At least, there’s something left for me to look forward to do the next day.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I’m really not fond of making New Year’s resolutions but instead I more of put them as goals. They may be a lot different but in essence, you practically do “good” and positive things in order to reach one particular goal. This is quite more realistic, precise and easier since you have a specific aim to work on. At the end of the year and that project is 100% done, then, it can be said that you had a positive and fruitful year. So here are the things that I’d try to aim this year:
1. Come up with 12 Photobooks by December.
2. I’d love to include an online nursing degree as a goal but that would be so out of the line so I’d say a SEO degree, if there’s such a thing since I’m lined with that online career these days. Perhaps, if my childhood dream of becoming a nurse still lingers, then an online nursing degree would really be great.
3. An organized monthly photo albums in my Flickr account.
4. Learn 12 new recipes (at least one monthly)
5. A certain amount of money as bank savings by the end of the year.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Once while surfing the World Wide Web I came across an article that elaborates well on promo packages for a wonder drug. I browsed some more and learned that the drug in focus was Accutane. It is a medicine that works wonders on a wide array of cancer including skin cancers. I even thought of giving this medicine to a friend who has been suffering from cancer. However what amazed me was the innumerable of Accutane lawsuit that entails the chronic use of the drug. Few people were giving positive testimonials to the drug though but they are far outnumbered by those who weren’t at all happy with the drug and in fact, suffering from Accutane injuries.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Now that we’ve finally accomplished our major goal for 2010 and financial obligations fulfilled just in time as the year ended, we’re now ready to take on with our new projects for this year. Among in the list are a few upgrades of Little Mansion parts and furniture. Our extra savings will have to be spent on upgrading our sofa set, the lighting system (installation of simple chandeliers is among our plans), faucets and stove replacement. It’s “upgrading” time.
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