Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm Positive.

I was listening to my favorite morning radio program before going to work today. One of the station’s commercial talked about Christmas wishes…I thought I do not have a Christmas list but while listening, I randomly list all my wishes...well, I know not all on my list will come true but I do hope that some will…specially my wish that my husband will have a job early next year (hopefully by January). He received a call from one of the companies where he submitted work requirements for pa job listings. He also received a call from a friend about an available job by January and a feedback from his former company that his visa will be ready by the end of December. We’re positive that he’ll get a job. I know if the Lord wills, everything be alright with us.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Revelation Day and a Wish Granted!

We had our yearly kris-kringle (Monito-Monita) revelation day in the office this afternoon. We had so much fun! We had sumptuous lunch complete with the best seller conti's Mango Bravo cake (wasn't able to take a pic since it's gone in just a few seconds, lol!) . We enjoyed lots of food!


The most exciting part is of course, the revelation part where we revealed the faces behind the code names. It's usually the fun part of the day. And indeed we had fun. All wishes were granted as well. And was the part I really loved. I got what I wished for and here it is....



.....yes! it's a Baby Couture diaper bag...!! I really love my mommy! (she's the one who chose the color and style) She was not able to give me all the items for the something-something but she gave me what I really wanted. I'm soooo happy.


Dream vacation

I’m dreaming of one of those cancun family vacations someday. I’ll let you in a secret…I’ve never traveled abroad since birth, lol! Ive never even traveled the whole Philippines. We’ll I’m a home buddy and I am not a well-traveled person. The farthest place that I’ve been was Zamboanga City and that’s way…way back in 2002. Now that I have my own family, how I wish that we can travel abroad for a family vacation. I wish that I can bring my family to Azul Beach Hotel at Riviera Maya someday. I’ve read that it’s a good place for family get together. They offer the best vacation facilities with the best service. They also promise good pampering for everyone that will come there to enjoy the place. Pampering…that’s what I love to have right now…

Geez, I guess I really have to save for that dream vacation. And I hope that someday my wish will come true.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Big Sister

My darling little girl...she has already accepted the fact that she's now the "Big Sister".

Since we learned that we're having another baby, I've got mixed emotions. For more than three years, I treated the little girl as my baby and the thought of having another child made me realized that there's going to be another addition to the family and that my little baby will now become an "ATE". During the first months of my pregnancy she had a hard time accepting that. She would always say that she's the baby and what's inside mommy's tummy is the "Ate". But as my tummy grows, her level of acceptance also improved.

Now, she would always talk to baby and tell him what she did in school, what she's eating (that it's not meant for sharing yet since baby is still inside), what she did with mommy and daddy (that she enjoyed the rides or the place so much and when the baby comes out they will play together...)

And when I cry because of leg cramps or tummy aches, she would always stop what she's doing and will ask me why and what's wrong..then she'll get anything that will soothe my pain or call her dad to help me.

That's my little girl...and though she's now the big sister, she would always remain mommy's baby :)




Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's a BOY!

I'm already on my 27th week almost 7 months. And as posted here, we already knew baby #2's gender..So...NO more secrets... We're having a BOY this time. Yey!!

Here's the result of my ultrasound:



Hubby and I were so happy when we learned that he's a boy. It made us more excited.

Now, I can finally start shopping for baby #2's things. This time, color blue is the apple of my eye. :)


Saturday 9: Don't Talk to Strangers


1. Tell us about a night that you spent with someone who was a stranger, yet by the end of the night you were very close.
~ Hmmm..I can' t remember an incident..I usually don't go out with strangers.

2. When is the last time you rode the bus?
~ November. During my daughter's educational tour.

3. Describe the last time you stood up for a cause.
~ Can't remember a recent event...

4. What is something you would like to do, but you're afraid of the risk(s)?
~ Investing on stocks.

5. What would you most like to accomplish before the year is over?
~ Work loads and preparation for baby #2

6. Name something you'll miss about 2009.
~ My old house? :)

7. If you could invent something, what would it be?
~ A machine that can do multiple household chores at one time without the mess.

8. What first got you started blogging?
~ When I was preparing for my wedding back in 2005.

9. How did you find this meme?
~ Kinda hard, lol!


Saturday, December 05, 2009

Beautiful.




Good ol' days...

I’m cleaning up and sorting out the things in our storage room since everything is still n the box. I saw this envelope containing my grade school documents and boy was I brought back to the good old days. I saw my grade school report cards, test booklets and even my first communion invitation. it’s been years but they are still intact. I will placed them in a nice scrap book to create a memento of my younger years that my children will appreciate in the future.


Finally!

We went to the ultrasound clinic this morning to have my congenital anomaly scan done. And yes....we finally knew baby #2's gender..... it's a......






....yet ;) hehehe....



We'll announce soon! Would you like to guess????



Chill....

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon. I have a lot of things to attend to today but decided to just chill. I just want to relax for a while and take a break. I feel so stressed out lately. Hmmm…maybe it would be more relaxing if I’m spending this break to myrtle beach hotels oceanfront. The cool breeze of an ocean front can be soothing and relaxing, don’t you think? Haaayyy…I’m day dreaming….I'm just taking a break..later I'm off to finish all my pending tasks.


Saturday 9: Joy To The World


1. What to you is the most joyous aspect of the holidays?
~ being with the family, gifts, and yummy food!

2. Do you get much snow where you live? If yes, do you enjoy winter sports like skiing or would you rather stay in by the cozy fire?
~No snow...(How I wish we could have even for once :))

3. Have you ever been on a sleigh ride or a carriage ride? Do you even like horses?
~ Not yet, but I like seeing horses not riding them :)

4. During the busy week, what do you do to relax?
~ Listen to music.

5. Do you get stressed during the holidays?
~Yes, I have to attend a lot of gatherings, organized parties, cook food, buy gifts...lots of things to do!

6. What holiday song could you happily never hear again?
~One funny local song

7. How do you decide on what present you pick for a person?
~Depends on how I know the person.

8. What does this holiday season mean to you and why?
~Love and Giving. This season only represents what the Lord had done for us.

9. What holiday movies best describe the season for you and why?
~ Oh, I don't watch nor remember much movies...so I can't answer this question. :D


More entries here.


Friday, December 04, 2009

We should get one NOW.

Until now we haven't avail the offer yet from our friend who works in an insurance marketing firm. She's been offering us various insurance plans since our daughter was still months old but we haven't availed any until now. I know that getting insurance is beneficial and a good investment. It's just that we don't know what plan to get. She phoned us last Saturday again and was surprised that we're going to have another baby. She said we should consider getting a plan now that our family is getting bigger. I know she's right. So we'll be meeting her next week to talk about the plans.

Busy..busy..busy

It our last GA and Christmas Party later after that, I'll be attending our band rehearsal for Sunday's worship service. Sigh....it's going to be a busy day err..night, I guess. I'll be coming home late so I won't be able to see the little girl before she sleeps. I won't be able to finished some online tasks as well since I 'll be going straigt to my bed after the practice. I've been sleeping late this past few days so bawi muna ako...tomorrow, I'll have also a busy day ahead of me. It's the schedule of my CAS (congenital anomaly scan) in the morning and in the afternoon, I'll buy some materials for the Christmas Party decoration next week. Then (hopefuilly)  I'll finish all my pending online tasks.
 
December is quite a busy month noh?

Brrrrrr.......

Today when we we're driving to the shuttle station, I was greeted with the cool breeze of the morning….no doubt, Christmas is just around the corner. I love the climate during this season and I am now feeling the cool breeze more evidently than before when we were still in our former home because there, we are not surrounded by trees unlike here in our new home.
 
I guess in some parts of the world, they are also enjoying the cold season. And I guess it's colder because of the snow. And maybe now people at myrtle beach condo rental are busy removing the snows on their rooftops. Theirs are called, white Christmas…and I wish we can also experience white Christmas here in our country. I wonder what we would do if we experienced one....

Smile and....


Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wish

Right now, everyone's seems busy looking out for their gifts to their babies. We'll be having our last general assembly for the year tomorrow and it would also be a mini early Christmas celebration. The committee prepared a program and that includes the Kris-Kringle (gift-giving) with matching wish list so everyone now is busy to grant everyone's wishes. As for me, I could have wish for a Personalized Jewelry but I don't want to put pressure to my mommy/daddy, who ever he/she is so I made my wish easy to look for and within the allotted budget. I just hope that I'll received what I wished for.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Loots {pics}

Ooooppps!.. forgot to post the pictures...here they are....


Loots!

I'm posting using my email...if you can read this, then my attempt is successful

I was able to visit the sale at Richwell last Saturday with my sisters. A lot of people are there rummaging through the items. The line to the cashier was super long as well, maybe the reason why some people who just arrived also left at once.

As for me, I was able to buy 2 pairs of shoes @ P200 per pair for my daughter and a leap pad book and cartridge worth P100. My sisters were able to buy a lot for our nieces and nephews. They're quite satisfied, I guess..

Outside Richwell, there's 2 other outlets that were being crowded by people at Topy's place. The Attitudes sale and the watch sale. We went to see the watches and yes, I bought three kid's watches (myscene) originally priced @ P1,300+ to P1,400+ but with an 80% off, was able to get them at less than P300 each. Quite a steal! It's really an enjoyable experience. Next Saturday, our schedule is to visit the gingersnaps warehouse, if my health and schedule permits.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Faster or The Safer?

There are plenty of slimming and diet pills out in the market but still my friend wants the best diet pill that works fast. She’s planning to join a contest next year and she only has three months to lose weight. I told her that she still has plenty of time, so she doesn’t have to rush. She can even use the natural way of losing weight so I advise her that if she want, she can enroll in a gym and hire a good instructor. Natural way of slimming is still the best right? But of course, diet supplements can still help. She said, she’ll start going to the gym next month.


Aching Feet....

...and legs. That's what I have right now...Huhuhu...

I've been neglecting this for a month already so now I'm starting to reap my unwise moves. I know I should not sleep on my right side, should have elevated my legs when sleeping, should not stand or sit for long periods of time...and should exercise and massage my legs before going to sleep. In short, I should have not abused my legs, but I didn't.

Today, I noticed these veins that are starting to swell already and the whole day, I suffered the burning pain that comes with it. It's really painful. And I don't want to suffer so much so starting tonight I'll do the right thing.

I just hope that they will return to their normal state after I gave birth...



Thinking..Cramming..Worried?.

Until now, we haven’t had a final group presentation yet for our Christmas party. Everyone seems very busy so I’m having a hard time gathering them to meet and talk about what we will do. Sigh…I’ve already consulted some dance instructors including my sister. But I guess she won’t be able to really dedicate enough time to teach the group since she’s busy as well. She’s working from 2pm to 10pm in an industrial computer company. I don’t know now what to do…we only have a week to prepare :( Don you think we can still do it or should we just back out and decide not to perform? Haaayy....


Thanksgiving



Today, some parts of the world are celebrating Thanksgiving day…so to all of you who are celebrating this day, Happy Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy all the pumpkin dishes and of course the turkey. But above all, please don’t forget the main reason of the celebration. Thank God for His goodness, faithfulness and loving kindness. We have to acknowledge God as the main reason why we are still here, enjoying life and all that He has blessed us to have.

Have a wonderful celebration!


My Wish

Christmas is coming and here in the office we’ve already started our annual kris-kringle (gift-giving) and our official exchange gift which will be held next week. My office mates already submitted their wish list so that they will receive the gifts they want. How I wish that my wish could really be granted. I’m wishing for an iphone complete with all iphone accessories, lol! But with just an amount of P200 pesos, I doubt, it won’t be possible! hehe.


Life





Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just my thoughts...

Christmas is coming but it will be a different Christmas compare to last year. For one, this year, hubby is already with us to celebrate the holidays which is really a blessing to us. And two, funds are low since hubby's not working, so we need to cut down our expenses and Christmas shopping might be affected. Last year, I received a gold necklace from him, this year, I’m not expecting any gift since as I’ve said, funds are low :D. I wouldn’t expect anything from him. even a silver jewelry. But what’s important is we’re complete and we'll celebrate Christmas together.

Speaking of silver, a friend (a hobbyist in coins), just informed me that he’s considering trading his silver coins online. He found out through zoomcoin.com how he can make profit from trading his long-kept silver dollar and rare coins. Well, that’s really good for him. Nowadays, we have to think creatively to make even our hobby profitable.

Be Happy



Well, I am happy....lol!

{image grabbed here}


Yey!

I was able to hang the curtain in the living room last night...finally! My hand is itching to do this since last week but as as I've said here, I wasn't able to get the curtains from the boxes not until last night. My avidness finihed the work and I was satisfied that we finally have curtains :D. My next target is to finished setting up the Christmas tree and finished putting up the Christmas decors :), hopefully, I'll finished this on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Weekend Mission: Clean Up and Organized!

It's almost two weeks now since we moved and until now, the house is still a mess. We don't have a helper yet so the work load of cleaning, clearing, arranging things and dusting are left to me and my husband to do. And since I'm at work 5 days a week, the workload is not yet done until now. We don't even have our Christmas decors yet as well since we still have to look for the decors in the storage room. Even the curtains are not yet hanged. Hubby already installed the hooks for the drapes yesterday so when I arrived from work, I'm excited to hang the curtains but got disppointed when I could not find them. They are still in one of the boxes in the storage room. Oh well, I think the coming saturday will be alloted for the continuation of our general cleaning and installing of window screens since dust is everywhere in the house! How I wish we had a central vacuum that will sucked them all! lol...

I admit I'm meticulous and a little OC when it comes to cleanliness and organization inside the house but now, I have to be patient and hopefully everything will be done before December.

8:30...

...the time I usually arrived in the office since we transferred. No matter how early I wake up, I still arrive at 8:30 and for me, it's not good. I'm contemplating why I come in the office later than before and here's what I found out.
  1. I wake up at 6am and prepare for my bath. I'll be done preparing for work at 6:45.
  2. I have to eat breakfast before I leave the house, and since we don't have a helper now, hubby usually prepares breakfast for me. I'll be eating my breakfast at arounf 7am, that is if he finishes cooking before 7am. Depends if he wakes up early too, lol!
  3. I'll leave the house by 7:30, the time my daughter wakes up since we moved. I usualy wait for her to wake up so I can bid goodbye.
  4. My travel time to the shuttle station is 10 minutes so I'll arrived there by 7:45. Sometimes, I still have to wait for shuttles to arrived like this morning. It took me 15 minutes to get a ride. The suttle left the station at 8am.

Now, having these findings, and wanting to arrived earlier at work, I need to wake up earlier than 6am starting tomorrow and not wait for my daughter to wake up before I leave. Now, that's a little sacrifice on my part. :(


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Field Trip

Just want to share some of my daughter's photos during her school's educational tour in Tagaytay last Thursday. I was the one who went with her since daddy needs to attend to important matters that day. Their itinerary for that day was first, theLeisure Farm, then to Paradizoo, and the last stop is at Gardenia factory.






I'm not able to take some pictures inside the Gardenia factory since electronic gadgets and digital cameras are prohibited inside the plant. There were also unexpected circumstances that caused delays to our trip so we're not able to buy bread as well since when arrived at the place, the store is already close.

It was a tiring day but I enjoyed it with my daughter :).


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Looking for something

I was at a health store in a mall last week to look for some oil and cocoa butter for my itching and stretching tummy. I moseyed on over to all the displays looking for that particular lotion but unfortunately the product is out of stock. What was in stock are fat burners and some health supplements.

Left with nothing to do I just go through their other items and bought some healthy crackers. I went home a little disappointed. I told my self, I'll try next week. So, I called the store this morning and the sales lady happily informed me that the product is already on stock.... yey!!I really need that so I might buy tomorrow. Hmmm..I just hope that it will really help sooth my itching tummy :D