The weekend has passed but I’m still sick. Barking like a dog all day and I’m afraid I have passed some of the bugs to my little one. He started coughing yesterday which we tried to remedy with a cough syrup which tasted like normal medicine (not the sweet fruit flavored meds he’s used to). Z who was obedient in taking his medicines promptly spit t out not once but twice with an excuse that try as he may he simply can’t swallow it. The normally patient hubby was not fooled and threatened to get the dreaded belt so Z drank the third one as fast as he could.
We have so many responsibilities that we failed to take a rest this weekend so although I was hoping I would have a fresh and sickness free Monday so I can continue with my work I’m afraid it was just not meant to be. To start with, I have to give back a file because try as I may I can’t finish it anymore. The constant “barking” left me finishing a relatively easy file longer than I normally could. I remember this time last year I was also working non-stop from January all the way to May and I didn’t feet tired at all. So why is that the normally resilient me nowwas forced to take it slow? Beats me or maybe it has something to do with me being so close to the dreaded 3-0. OMG!Read More
When I was a little girl I lived in the province of Zambales in the town of Palauig. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the sea, there are trees everywhere. We have rivers that’s just a ride away and ponds too. The ponds had no pond fountains during my time but we were content on splashing around in it. It’s something every person in the city dreams of going but back then I long for the big city. I wanted to go to Manila because I wanted to see the famous malls and the famous cities in Manila. I didn’t want the trees and the beaches that I see everyday.
Now after almost twenty years of living the city I am so sick and tired of it. The city has lost some of its glitz and glamor. Going to the mall doesn’t seem that fun anymore. I long to go to the beach and feel the cool breeze from the trees instead. Unfortunately, going back and living in our province is unthinkable at this point. All my first degree relatives are already here. There are few job opportunities there so we’re stuck here. I still long for it from time to time but I guess it’ll just remain a dream. I just hope we can go back there some day for a visit so Z can see where I grew up and have the chance to climb the mango trees, swim at the beaches, ride the banca, go fishing in the ponds, and meet his relatives there.Read More
Here’s one more reason why I love Facebook!
Those were my class pictures when I still don’t need hormonal acne treatments. Oops, just disregard the circled one – that’s not me. In case you didn’t notice the super pink layout and the cutesy stars trailing your mouse I’m still a girl the last time I checked. The first one is my grade one picture and the second one was taken when we were in grade two. I got those through my classmates from Facebook. I have lost all my childhood pictures from moving around so much but thanks to the miracle called technology, I was finally reunited with pictures of my young self. Whoa, did that last statement just made me sound narcissistic? Z was thrilled when he first saw this. I’m sure he can’t imagine his mommy was a little girl once. Well, I’ve got proof that I was once cute and innocent.
Can you guess where I am in the sea of little faces? I have a hint. See the cutest one – yes, that’s me. LOL!Read More
I stepped on the weighing scale the other day and my eyes almost popped out. I gained another 2 lbs these past few weeks. I can’t understand why I am gaining weight now when I lost weight during the Christmas season. Well, numbers don’t lie so I guess I have to start looking for weight loss products again.
I can’t believe how hard it is to lose weight now. It’s been five years since I gave birth to Z but I haven’t gotten back to my pre-pregnancy weight until now. How I wish I can go back to the days when I was stick thin and I could eat without gaining weight. If I only knew then what I know now then I wouldn’t have been such a picky eater when I was younger.
I’ve been working non-stop for this week. Me working while a timer is running means I spend less hours in front of the laptop but that doesn’t mean I’m less tired. In fact, my body ached all over! Although I love my work it still gives me some pain – body pain.
Maybe it’s also caused by my poor posture while I’m working. Working at home means I don’t have office furniture which I badly needed. I always forget that I have to buy something for myself to make myself comfortable when I’m working. A spacious office desk and a soft and comfy executive chair is now in my wish list. Having my very own office space is not too bad either.
Speaking of which, I finally was able to take a peak at the new apartment they’re renting out next door. It’s such a beauty that I wanted to move right on the spot. Too bad it’s beyond our budget! Aside from the garage which we really need, it also boasts of two bathrooms, a dirty kitchen, and a small space upstairs flanked by the two bedrooms that can serve as my home office. The first time I saw it an image of me working in my very own office space flashed before my eyes. The vision was so vivid that I had to snap myself out of it. LOL!
Well, the apartment is a beauty but I guess we can do away with that one. We really like living here and thoughts of Ondoy/Ketsana still haunts me. It’s either we stay on the third floor where we can be safe from any future flood or we move away to a flood free zone. That’s our only choice for now.Read More
I’m so addicted to Facebook. It’s the first website I open every morning when I wake up. No, I’m not that addicted to Facebook games. In fact, I only play one game and that’s Farmville. My farm there is so small that it takes just a minute to plant, harvest, and plow especially now that I have bought seeder, harvester, and tractor.
So what keeps me occupied in Facebook? It’s my friends’ status updates. I just love reading their updates and getting updated with their lives. I want to know where they’re now or if they’re out of the country and stayed in any Toronto hotels recently. I also like commenting on their updates and just being able to talk to somebody that’s not my family. I miss them so much and want to meet all of them but they’re too far away and it’s hard to go out and have fun and leave my family at home.
So in the meantime, thanks God for Facebook. I can have part of my lost social life while I’m home raising a family.Read More