The man of the house had a birthday not too long ago. The staple gift is of course a card. I ordered the cards online and had them sent here instead of sending them at the birthday boy's place of work. Why? Because the little one wanted to add her personal touch to her card for Dad. The result I must say made the Dad's birthday.
Yep, the day we all wait for...week in, week out. Monday...errr...FRIDAY I mean. Woot!
Today is extra special. It's my big daddy's birthday! Yep, the man of the house is celebrating his birthday today...and he's busy, very busy at work. In other words it's just a regular day for the birthday boy. As usual he has to be reminded that his birthday is this Friday ~ which is today ~ by our little one. What else is new. When she said goodnight to him last night she told him that she's very excited for today. Haha...as if it's her birthday. She's always like that and we adore her for being the sweet little girl that she is. But she got me thinking two days ago when she said that after Dad's birthday, it's going to be her birthday. Hmm...technically it's true but it's more than a month away from today. Can it be that she's using his birthday to remind us of her birthday? LOL...like we'll ever forget her birthday. It also made me think that the reason she's excited for my birthday is probably because it's kinda' close to Christmas! Ha!
Anyway, it's almost the weekend. Hubs already told me he may have to work this weekend. That means no plans for us to go anywhere. But we'll see. Maybe I can drag him to take us to dinner either tomorrow or Sunday night. You know...to celebrate his birthday!
What a dramatic title, eh? It's a good 'torn' situation though. Let me explain without giving too much detail since I'm not allowed to disclose specific information.
It actually pertains to one of my work at home jobs. I've been doing this job for a few years now. I'm quite comfortable with it and I can say that for the most part I enjoy it. The only thing is the hours are unpredictable. Since I only get paid when I do the work, I'm of course wanting more hours. Can you blame me? The pay is good when I have the work but I know that it can get better. I did a search a few months ago and came across another job which is exactly the same as the one I have right now. I applied. What do I have to lose, right? I am well-qualified but I didn't really expect to hear back. But I did. I was interviewed over the phone and I passed. I was offered more pay. Good, right? Well, it's a double edged sword so to speak.
The hours. I get paid more but the hours are not promised. And that's the reason I was looking for another job. Yes I get paid more but will it matter if I don't get the hours? It won't. Right now I sort of 'established' my groove with my old company. I have an idea more or less as to how much I'll be getting every month. With the new company, I'll be starting from the ground up again...so to speak. I'm still an Independent Contractor so the ball is in my court. Which means I can choose when to work. I just don't have any idea how it will affect my performance [with the new company] if I don't put in enough hours with them.
Yes he is...or at least it seems he is. I think this is the best I've seen yet. It really sounds like Brian Williams is rapping. Check it out...
This video was aired on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. He started his run this week and so far he's been topping the charts as far as late night shows are concerned. It's just his first week so he still has a long way to go...that is if Jay Leno doesn't take his old job back like he did with Conan O'Brien. Anyway I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did.
Our temporary tenants in the other house moved out last week. I honestly don't know how to feel about that because when they moved in we knew they'll be there temporarily. At the same time we were hoping that they'll like it there enough to think about buying the house. Well, that didn't happen so we're back to finding a buyer for it. Anyway, before they moved out hubby did a walk-through just to make sure there are no damage done while they were there before we return their deposit to them. It was all fine. While there hubby also rediscovered some of the things we still have in that house like the yamaha hs80m speakers we thought we already gave away to a relative. Apparently not because they're stored in one of the closets there neatly tucked in the corner. We can't bring them in here because there is no space for them so we're thinking about listing them online to see if we can get someone to buy them from us. we actually have a few things we should be listing but we'll start with those speakers and see how it turns out. If it's good then I'll think about listing the other stuff.
I remember when I used to post this cute picture almost every week. I had to so a search on this blog to find it again because I miss posting it. You can't blame me because it's such a cute picture.
The weather forecast for this weekend is something I'm not looking forward to because there is a 50% chance of rain. We've been having such lovely weather the past several days that I feel like I don't have the right to complain about that. But then again...I can so I am...complaining, I mean. Ha! It's Mother Nature though. We know that those weather forecasts are only as good as any other weather forecasts and they can change in the blink of an eye. Today we're hitting summer-like temps because we'll hit mid-80s late in the day. Right now the sun is out in full force but it's in the mid-60s. My husband is surely loving this kind of weather. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't rain in our neck of the weeds because our yard needs some mowing.
Can't live with them, can't live without them? Is that how it goes? How can you run away from family drama? I guess you can't? That's my take on it anyway because family is family no matter what. We try to stay away from the drama as much as we can but sometimes we get calls from family asking for some sort of help which in turn kinda' drag us into the drama...so to speak. Anyway, not too long ago a brother in law called out of the blue asking if we know an old friend's contact info and if we know of any lawyers we can recommend. Mind you we haven't heard from him in years...at least a couple of years then boom! Still hubby tried to get him what he wanted. We haven't had a lot of dealings with lawyer, thankfully, but we did an internet search and found this website so we sent the link to him. Hopefully they'll be able to help him with his current troubles. Sometimes I can't help but wonder why some of these so-called relatives only remember to get in touch when they need something. I guess that's the reality of life for some, eh?
: a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions
: a basic truth or theory : an idea that forms the basis of something
: a law or fact of nature that explains how something works or why something happens
: an amount of money that is put in a bank or lent to someone and that can earn interest
====================== So when you're writing an article about MORTGAGE, use the latter. I read 2 different articles in the past few days where the writers used the former and it just bugged me because the articles are in Yahoo. Don't they do editing anymore before publishing an article? I know everyone can be published now because of the internet but why can't they at least check some important words like yes, principal. Is it petty for me to point that out? Maybe it is but I just can't help it when I read something that says 'paying an extra month mortgage will have a great impact on my PRINCIPLE'. C'mon now.
Eversince I can remember we've always made sure that our little one knows her priorities. Her school work always takes precedence over other things. We're not rich people and the only thing we can leave her that no one can take away from her is good education. With that being said, we try not to deprive her of things she also likes. Recently she's been asking for 2 things. One is something similar to an olympus recorder ls-11 at guitar center and the other one is a graphing calculator. Both these things don't come cheap so we told her that we can probably just get one of them...for now. She knows which one of course but we assured her that if ever we'll have the budget, we may get her the other one in the future. It may even be sooner than expected actually since her birthday is in a few months.
I try to be consistent in a lot of things I do. This is especially true when it comes to bedtime. When I was still working as a teacher my bedtime was at 10 at night. Now that I no longer have to work outside the home, my regular bedtime is at 11. But that's not what's odd or weird. It's the fact that if I go to bed beyond my regular time, I'd be having a hard time falling asleep. Shouldn't I be more sleepy since I'm going beyond my usual bedtime therefore I should be falling asleep quickly if I say go to bed at 11:30? Nope, that's not the case with me. This is the reason why I'm so darn sleepy right now. I was awake a little bit over 11 last night and of course I didn't fall asleep until around 1 AM...and I kept waking up after that. Ugh!
Anyway, I'll try to sleep an hour earlier tonight. I am hoping that I'd get a good night sleep because that's all I can think of right now. And since it's a holiday today, it's kind of a slow day as well...hence making me more sleepy. The only things keeping me awake are the chores I'm trying to finish.