Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I didn't understand it at first but the husband explained that the little girl slept on her class. The kind teacher did not wake her up and let her sleep instead. Poor little girl..maybe that was the effect of the colds and the medicine that she took before going to school. She also wake up a little early yesterday. Maybe she can't control her sleepiness and can't help but slumber. She was not able to finished her seat work as well so she had to take it home and work on it. That's what I saw her doing when I arrived from work. So today, I told the husband not to let her drink Dimetap before going to school.
So far, she's doing good (except this one incident, lol!) and hopefully she'll survived the school year. :D
Preparing the batter was as easy as ABC. Here's the ingredients of my batter:
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup milk
a pinch of salt
I just mixed all the ingredients then I coated the hot dogs (which I already placed on barbecue skewers) and deep fried.
They all liked it except for the appearance, lol! I hope I'll be able to buy a corndog maker so I can make perfectly shaped corndogs for the family. :D
I was late but anyway, here's my manic Monday entry:
What is the longest love relationship (partner) you have had, and if it has ended, why? the longest love relationship I had was 6 years with my ex-boyfriend who was also my first boyfriend. We ended not in good terms, a long story to tell... then I met my husband. :)
What is on your bedside table? Many. Books that I read before I sleep, my alarm clock. Our family picture and a lampshade.How many pillows do you have on your bed? Do you make your bed every day? Lots of pillows. One for hubby, 2 for me and since the little girl is sleeping with us, her pillows are all over the bed as well. She got 6 pillows all in all including her comfort pillow :). And yes making our bed everyday is a routine already. But when I run out of time, the helper makes our bed.
More entries here.
We’ll be going on a family vacation this week end so he wants to make sure everything will be okay before we go. I was hoping we’ll be traveling by plane to the Hidden Beach Resort of the Mexican Riviera Maya, but no, we’ll just go far north and travel with our newly fixed car. Hopefully, the car will run smoothly and won’t fail us. I pray that God will bless our trip! :)
Monday, June 29, 2009
I’ve read this quote from Benjamin Franklin..:
…that’s why here I am thinking out loud again…“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The speaker for our midweek service last night talked about trusting God, not just on our bigger problems but also on small day to day circumstances that we face. It's true. Most people only asked God's help when things are already out of their control. When problems are as big as mountains. And when they know that they can still do something about their problem, they put God last on the list to be the last resort.
He also talked about thanking God for everything that he has given us. Because sometimes, people also tend to overlook the small things around them. Specially when they are busy and preoccupied. Sometimes they don't appreciate renewed life when we wake up on a new day, the things that we can see, the sounds that we hear, and so on. His message focused on two special woman. Frances Jane Crosby (Fanny Crosby) and Helen Keller. These women have disabilities but was far more trusting to God and more appreciative of life. Crosby was never bitter about her disability. At the age of eight she wrote these verses about her condition:
- Oh what a happy soul I am,
- Although I cannot see;
- I am resolved that in this world
- Contented I will be.
- How many blessings I enjoy,
- That other people don't;
- To weep and sigh because I'm blind,
- I cannot, and I won't."
She later remarked:
It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me.
And of course, Helen Keller was an inspiration to many.
If they, blind and deaf, did not waiver, trusted God, increased their faith and move on, appreciated life despite disabilities, how much more us with complete senses and lives a normal life? We should be more appreciative of the things that God is giving us.
More thankful entries here.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I can't believe we already have a pre-schooler. Another milestone for us!
Monday, June 22, 2009
After spending some time at the prayer mountain in Antipolo, I went straight to the mall to buy hubby a gift. I bought a nice customized shirt which I kept hidden until dinner time and two cards (one will be from me and one from the little lady). I was hoping that daddy will go out for an errand so we can work on the cards. And an opportune time came. He need to buy a paper bag for his gift to a pastor. So when he left, I immediately took out the card that will be coming from the little lady. I helped here wrote some mesage and her name. Then sealed it with her kiss (mark), which the little lady enjoyed doing. She was practising what to say to her dad while I returned the gift bag back to where I hid it. I didn't know that the little lady saw what I did.
When daddy returned, I was busy working on my pc. The little lady greeted her dad, "happy father's day!" which surprised hubby. And then without my knowledge, she went inside the room, get the gift bag and gave itto her had...she's realy an spoiler! lol! Daddy was left laughing on us. And teasing that we are not a good team and that I cannot keep any secret from her. lol!
This was one unforgettable Father's Day celebration for us!
Anyway, a lot has happened lately. Some good, some bad. But I won’t dwell on the bad ones. Something good happened on the little lady. We started giving her milk in drinking glasses since last week and so far, it’s working. She’s now drinking milk twice a day, one in the morning and one at night before she sleeps. She’s also not cranky during the night. Thanks to daddy. He’s helping me on this tough move. It’s really good that you have someone to help you on matters like this. I’ve done this before but failed. Hirap pag yaya na pasaway pa ang aasahan mo.
So that’s one good news, and a milestone for us. We’re happy and hoping that we will succeed on this.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
When we left the zoo, the little lady saw a children's playground across. We stayed there for a while. Played see-saw and enjoyed the swing. Then we took a ride to rotonda, had our lunch-snacks at Mang Inasal Metropoint, took the LRT to cubao, strolled at Gatewaymall, walk through Rustan's supermarket (the little lady rode the cart with little tikes car), then went home. We just took public transports but we really enjoyed the day.
Saturday, we went to SM Marikina. When we entered the mall, we were greeted by the music from Banda Kawayan (Bamboo Band) my college alma mater's pride. We listened for a while as they entertained their audience. The little lady was amazed. After that, we took the little lady upstairs to play at Bounce.
here) which the husband and the little lady enjoyed. It's a wonderful feeling when someone praises your cooking. Specially when I hear this from my little girl: "Hmmmm, ang sarap ng luto ng mommy ko ah!".
So that's our weekend, how was yours?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Fireproof tells the story of Caleb and Catherine Holt, a couple whose marriage is starting to fall apart. Caleb is captain of the fire department and has his own personal demons to face. Catherine works in public relations at the hospital and has to deal with the flirtatious advances of one of the doctors there. Tensions rise between the couple and escalate into a threatening divorce.Caleb’s father, advises Caleb to try to save his marriage by following the directions of “The Love Dare”, a workbook of sorts in which the reader is assigned one task per day for 40 days. This book is actually being sold as well at Sherwood Baptist Church so those who watch the movie can have a real life changing experience by following the "dares" of the book.
If you haven't watch this, please do. You won't regret it. Get your marriage fireproofed :)
The theme/prompt for THIS week, June 9, is:
HEADS - "Tune"
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
“How great is our God? Study shows that Swine Flu Virus (H1N1 – Influenza A) is acquired through air. Ecologist says that the best way to clean the air is by rain. We Filipinos wonder “why rain in summer”? Now we know. God is good…all the time!”
For all you’ve done, for all you’re going to do
We give you thanks and we lift our praise to you…
We give thanks, we give praise
For we know that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD
We give thanks, we give praise
For by faith we know your grace will see us through..
At any time and any circumstances, we should give thanks to God. For everything has reason and purpose, and God knows everything for He is the author and director of our lives and this world, right? He knows best...
Read more thankful entries here.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Here's the specs:
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|HSDPA 850 / 1900 - American version|
|Status||Available. Released 2008, July|
|Size||Dimensions||107.5 x 49.5 x 13.6 mm, 62.6 cc|
|Display||Type||TFT, 16M colors|
|Size||240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches|
|- Five-way scroll key|
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, monophonic, MP3 ringtones|
|- 2.5 mm audio jack|
|Memory||Phonebook||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall|
|Call records||Detailed, max 30 days|
|Internal||110 MB storage, 128 MB RAM|
|Card slot||microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB, hotswap, buy memory|
|Data||GPRS||Class 32, 100 kbps|
|EDGE||Class 32, 296 kbps|
|3G||HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, v2.0 microUSB|
|Camera||Primary||3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||OS||Symbian OS 9.2, Series 60 v3.1 UI|
|CPU||ARM 11 369 MHz processor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging|
|Browser||WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML|
|Radio||FM radio; Visual radio|
|Colors||White Steel, Grey Steel, Black, Red|
|gps systems||Yes, with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.0|
|- MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player|
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh (BL-4U)|
|Stand-by||Up to 264 h (2G) / 336 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 7 h 30 m (2G) / 7 h 30 min (3G)|
Selling for local buyers only. Price: Php 16,000 (neg.)
UPDATE: Item already sold :)
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The theme/prompt for THIS week, June 2, is:
HEADS - "Motion"
Make any kind of post using the theme/prompt "Motion." It can be anything that has motion or moves or has movement.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Here’s a recap of our weekend in bullet points:
- Last Saturday was the little lady’s 3rd birthday.
- I had experienced some problems before and during the day of the event but thank God, everything went well.
- A week before I already set my mind that we’re going to have a swimming party but only for the whole family.
- I had last minute preparation as to what food to prepare.
- I ordered her cake just two days before her birthday.
- Then, I found out that the resort that I’m eying for the party was reserved for an exclusive use only last Friday so we have to find an alternative. Good thing we found one that is also close to our home.
- And the worse, it was raining hard the day before so I really prayed hard for a good weather.
- And we did had a good weather during the day but it rained in the afternoon.
- But amidst all this, I’m very thankful that the little lady had a wonderful party. And for us, that’s the most important. She enjoyed swimming under the rain. :)
- And she enjoyed it even more because she had her dad this time.
- That was the little lady's first birthday party with her dad.
- Then, yesterday, after our church service, we went to the mall to buy groceries.
- Then we had our dinner at Max’s Restaurant.
- We were able to go home by quarter to nine.
- It took as long to get a cab because of the heavy rain and the long line of people also waiting for a ride home.
- Went home tired but happy.
Here are some pictures: