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Out with the Old, In with the New...

I’m finally done putting away the things I want to donate to charity. I have 4 boxes to give away most of which are toys and clothing. I also have a couple of bedding sets in the boxes and I’m hoping they can be of use to those who need them. They’re not brand new but they’re barely used because they didn’t quite go with what we were going for when we bought them. I was originally thinking of sending them to the Philippines but they’re too bulky so I’m just going to donate them instead. I don't think the beddings will go with the weather in the Philippines anyway so they may just end up in a closet unused as well so it's better to give them to someone who can actually use them.


Ironically, I am also shopping for a new bedding for our new bed. We just recently replaced our old mattress and I think it’s just appropriate to ‘clothe’ it with a new bedding set, eh? I haven’t found one that I like yet since we haven’t really gone to a store to look for it but I’m doing some online w…

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RankPay

One of my brothers just recently got into blogging. He’s not really new into it since he’s been reading company blogs during his break time from the call center job he has at the moment. He learned that I blog so he asked me to give him some pointers…which I don’t really have since I don’t consider myself that knowledgeable with this even if I’ve been blogging for years now. I only know how to write entries. I have no clue about SEO or anything related to it. I think my brother knows more about it than me now. He has gotten serious about this new venture of his and he’s thinking of starting several websites in the coming weeks. I should probably let him know about RankPay and this promo code he can use to save $50 for seo services by RankPay.


Like I said, I have no idea what SEO is for until maybe a year ago. It's something I’m not that concerned about since my blogging is just a hobby for me. I couldn’t care less if it comes up in search engines. My husband on the other hand nee…

More than A WEEK...

...of no update/post on this blog??? Ha! I guess I was BUSY??? Or maybe I'm out of things to write about??? Well, the former is more like it.

So what have I been up to? WORK...of course...plus a little bit of laziness on the side. Also, hubby was away for a couple of days last week due to work and when that happens, I 'seem' to be occupied with worries...not for us but for him. I have no reason to be worried about since he's a big boy but I just couldn't help it when he's out of state. I even told him that but we have no choice...it's part of the job. Luckily he only has to do it once in a while. I cannot imagine how it must be for those with spouses that have to travel on a regular basis for longer periods of time. Well, they probably get used to it after a while.

While he was away I tried to keep busy with work and other things but blogging. I was able to set aside some educational toys that I can send to my 'grandchildren' back home. They were th…

F-R-I-D-A-Y....

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Yes it is! I feel like singing that song by Rebecca Black...Friday, Friday....LOL. In case you don't know what I'm talking about...here's the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUntx0pe_qI

I honestly only heard this song once but some entertainment news featured her not because the song is great but the opposite. Not many people like the song. Oh well...

Anyway, weekend is almost here. Just one more 'sleep'...and it's here. Yippeee!

As usual, I haven't had the chance to post here as much as I want to because I've been doing other things...or maybe not. Well, I haven't been doing much actually. I was just plain 'tired'. My body has been achy for the most part and it's dampening my mood lately. One minute I'm okay, the next minute I feel like just shouting or crying or what not. Of course I didn't do any of those but it's obvious to those around me [yep, the H and the D] that I'm not my usual self. But I'm trying to ge…

What to Do???

I'm not quite sure which road to take. It's nothing major but it's something I have to do sooner or later...sooner is better, of course.

I've been eligible to become a citizen here for the last several years now. I'm perfectly happy to be just an immigrant to be honest since I don't have any pressing reason to become a citizen just yet. The only reason I can think of now where a US passport will be beneficial for me is if we travel in countries [which is a lot] where a Phil passport is not enough to gain entry. And to vote of course which the husband's been wanting me to do. One of my plans is to become a dual citizen because we plan of settling in the Philippines upon retirement but we still have a few years down the road before we decide where we would like to eventually retire...here or in the Phils.

So why am I so torn right now?

My Phil passport is expiring next year. Our embassy here no longer accepts mail-in renewals. It has to be done in person now.…

Jewelry Shopping

What girl doesn't like jewelry shopping? I definitely like to go jewelry shopping every now and then. It's just that is I'm not really good at it. Or maybe I'm just too fickle minded when it comes to which ones to get so I find it challenging most of the time. Our little one on the other hand is the exact opposite of the Mom. She knows what she wants as soon as she sees it. She's always been very decisive even when she was still young. She got me some pieces of jewelry for some special occasions in the past and the Dad was amazed how decisive she was when it came to what she wanted to get me. He tried to pursuade her to get something else but to no avail so he just let her get what she wanted. But like I said, I'm kinda' the opposite so I don't really do a lot of jewelry shopping. I tried to check some diamonds online but that's even harder for me because I like to see and touch something that I want to buy. It doesn't mean I won't buy diamo…

Just a Day Away...

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Well, it's actually a day and a half away but who cares....it's ALMOST the weekend...again!





You can only imagine how I'll be reacting when the weekend is FINALLY here...LOL

Insurance Dilemma...

One of the things I dread coming in the mail [at least] once a year is a notification letter from our health insurance company letting us know that they're increasing our premium. I hate it when that happens simply because our premium doubled already since we started with them a few years ago. It would have been justified if we actually use it much but we don't so it's aggravating when they do a premium hike. But what can we do, right?

Anyway, we're trying to stick it out with them so we decided to just change plans. But we before we switch plans, we want to see the whole contract of the new plan. I emailed a week ago asking for it and up until now, I have not received any reply to my email. Aggravating! Now I'm thinking of switching company altogether so I'm browsing different sites like Wholesale Insurance to see what's out there for us. I'm 101% sure there will be a lot of other companies who will take us as their new customers. I'm hoping I'…

Whatta...

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That's what we're having right now. It's kinda' soothing and relaxing...when there is no..



We already had a quick power failure which of course messed up our lovely cable box of course. I have it when that happens. It takes forever for it to reboot so whatever it is I was watching is usually done once the cable's done rebooting. Oh...and it also takes forever for it to find 'signal' whenever it's gloomy or raining. THIS IS WHY WE'RE CANCELING it soon.
That's how our day is around here today...rain and more rain. I wonder what tonight will bring. More rain, maybe?

Affordable...Reliable...

Because of the crazy schedule I’ve been having for the past couple of months, there are a few things I have to put in the back burner. One of those things is finding a blog hosting for my very much neglected blog that I created a few years ago. When the blog hosting expired, I didn’t renew it for a couple of reasons. I felt like I was wasting the money paying for the hosting since it wasn’t the cheapest. Aside from that, I barely had the time to update the blog so I decided to just go back to free hosting for it…at least until I have to time to regularly update it. I think that last time I updated it was more than a year ago when the oil leak in the gulf happened. Wow…that’s a long time ago, isn’t it?
Anyway, work has been a lot calmer now. It’s actually been ‘calmer’ for a couple of weeks now but I decided to just take it easy and see if it stays that way and it has. We are still busy but we are no longer beating deadlines after deadlines. This means I can ‘probably’ spend some time t…

Finally...

...it's almost the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week has been a lazy one for me for some reason. I have no idea why but I really have to force myself to do some work...especially 'real work'. I'm hoping it's just temporary spell and that it would go away soon or I'd beeeee in big trouble...

Like right now...all I want to do is to get out of my 'cave' [aka home office] and just laze in front of that big black screen in the living room...but I still have a few minutes left in my schedule so I'm trying to be patient....

Tomorrow will be a busy day...again. But at least I don't have to be tied down in one place. Meaning...I can do the things I need to do without worrying that I may miss something if I go a wee bit far. Also, it's the weekend so I don't have to think about getting on the elliptical....but I may just go into it if I feel like it...ain't that ironic?

Anyway...enjoy the weekend everyone. A…

House Hunting...

Not us...not yet, anyway.

My friend and her hubby who got married just a week ago is now busy doing just that...house hunting. Last time I spoke with her, they haven't found a house so she was kinda' worried because they don't know where they'll be staying after the wedding. She and her husband live on opposite side of the city [near their respective jobs] so when they were still dating they only got to see each other mostly on the weekends. Well, that won't work now that they're husband and wife, obviously. They of course have to make a compromise and find a place somewhere in the middle since they can't [not anytime soon anyway] quit their respective jobs. I am hoping to hear from her as soon as they get back from their honeymoon to see what they've come up with.

Guess what? There might be a 'slight' change in plan as far as housing is concern. Like I mentioned in one of my posts here, they got married in Hawaii because that's my friends lif…

MidWeek...

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I used to get really excited when Wednesday comes rolling in. Sadly, I haven't had the chance to be that excited because of the busy schedule I've been having in the last few months. My schedule is not as crazy as it was a few weeks ago so now I have the time to get all excited about "Wednesdays"....AGAIN...woot!

Work is still busy but we're not behind schedule anymore...at least none that I know of anyway. Our boss said that we've been beating deadlines so she's very appreciative of that. I think we finally got into the groove of the situation so our production has been steady which means we can somehow 'relax' a bit which I'm doing right now by blogging.

At the moment, we're having a gloomy day in our neck of the woods. The temperature is still in the mid-80s but it doesn't feel as bad because Mr. Sun is hiding behind the clouds. Rain will be here soon which is good especially for the few plants that we have. I haven't watered them…

Just Married!

Yep, another friend took the plunge last week...in Hawaii! Exciting eh? I wish I was there but I wasn't. It was too far and time just wouldn't permit us to be away for more than a day or so. W-O-R-K...that's the culprit.

It seems it was only a few weeks ago when I got one of her bridal shower invitations in the mail and now she's a full-pledged wife just like me and our other friends. You know what's even more exciting...we now share the same last name. Ha! Yes we do. When I first got the announcement, I thought it was a joke or a spam email. I knew her husband's first name but not his last name so when I got a save the date e-mail, I thought it was odd that it's her and my [now] last name in there. I sent her a message right away to ask if the announcement was legit and it was. She said she wanted to surprise me...LOL. Oh well...I guess she succeeded then.

Anyway, she already posted their first picture as husband and wife. They both look happy and content. N…

Progress...

At least that's what I like to call it...

The hubs finished putting the finishing touches in the attic a couple of weekends ago...per my 'order'....ha! I really want to put our stuff in there already to clear the garage of the 'eyesore'. Now that it's all ready for me, I have to find a way to put the stuff in there during my spare time in the morning. Well, I finally started putting stuff there this morning. Since there's no way I can go up the ladder with a box on my hands, I decided to do it little by little. Meaning...empty box first followed by a few books at a time. It's slow but it gets the job done. I was able to put some books up there already. Yay! I'm planning in doing that everyday and I'm sure that in no time, all those boxes will be up there.

This weekend will be spent doing some yard work. We were supposed to get the plants last Sunday but we figured we should do it on a Saturday so we can plant them on Sunday. Our first plan is to g…

Christmas Shopping

I know it's not even the 'ber' months but I already started shopping for some Christmas presents. I'm actually looking for some presents for my family back home. I have to do it a lot earlier than usual because I have to make sure I can send everything at least 2 months before Christmas itself since I'm sending it using balikbayan box which takes about 5 to 6 weeks to arrive to its destination. Anyway, this morning I've been looking at some plus size clothes for my sisters-in-law. Yep, they're all on the big side but they're loving it...and my brothers don't mind that their wives are on the plus size because they're also on the plus size themselves. Also, weird at it may sound to others, they seem to think that being the size that they're in is a sign of being happy and content. My father thought so as well and he was very happy when my mother was on the heavy side.

I've never worn plus size clothing myself. I've always been on the sk…