Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Unfortunately, my husband doesn't really know how to set-up one because they don’t have that kind of an account. It’s not advisable for their kind of business to use it that’s why. But since the husband likes to help her nevertheless he did a little research and found a merchant account application online that my friend can use. I haven’t told my friend about it but I’m sure she’ll be appreciative of it. She’s been all over the place just getting this small business of hers off the ground that one thing off her list will definitely be a welcome respite. I wish my friend nothing but the best on her new business but after hearing everything that she has to do to start this business, I’m kinda’ thankful I don’t have to do it myself. I honestly wouldn’t have known where to start myself.
Fortunately, I am married to someone who knows computer. Yes he gets a bit ‘mad’ whenever I tell him something’s wrong with my computer but he always ends up fixing it. Just a few months ago, my browser wouldn’t open at all. It turned out my laptop was invaded by a very nasty virus that wouldn’t get off. I actually thought I wouldn’t be able to retrieve any of my data. But after a day’s worth of ‘doctoring’ it, the husband was able to bring it back to life. As soon as it was fixed we decided to buy an internet security software. It seems that free one I’ve been using for my laptop is not actually doing a good job of keeping the aggressive invaders at bay thus the infection. I’m happy to say…I haven’t been scolded since then. I guess I’ve …err…the software have been doing a good job eh?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
In a blink I must say! Hopefully the week will also go by in a blink as well....LOL.
We had a busy weekend....sort of. We were out on both days either doing errands or just enjoying the good weekend weather. Saturday's weather was a lot better than today's weather. I think the temperature went all the way up to the lower 90s....it felt more like summer than spring. I can only imagine what the summer like weather will be.
Anyway...time to call it a day! Wishing everyone to.....
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I’ve actually asked the husband to just let me know what company he’s going to use for their company websites but even he is not sure yet. Just like me, he only does the searching when he’s not busy at work. It’s not really a priority right now but it’s something I want to do. I’ve been looking at a hosting guide and may just take it from there. Hopefully tonight I can sit down and read through the entire guide and cross my fingers I’d be able to pick a webhosting company that will suit my taste.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Anyway, I am currently trying to buy things for my loved ones that I can either take with us if our plan to visit this year happens or send in a box before the year ends. I'm done with what I'm giving the girls/women. I'm now down with the hardest task...what to get the boys/men. I decided to go on a limb and started searching for personalized things. I stumbled upon a lot of websites that have interesting stuff like a site that makes different kinds of collectible coins like military coins or any kind of coin to suit one's preference. I don't know if the coins will be a good present for them but if I ever I run out of ideas on what to get my brothers & nephews for any occasion...I may just consider giving them a collectible coin bearing....my picture, maybe??? LOL...
But like I said, that was a lifetime ago. Today she's happily engaged. If not for FB I wouldn't have known because we don't get to chat as much anymore since we're thousands of miles away from each other now. Suffice to say, I am very happy for my friend. I spoke with her briefly not too long ago and she said they 'may' get married before the end of this year and that I should start looking for a sexy bridal lingerie to give her as a present. I laughed out loud when she mentioned that because that's what she also wanted the last time she walked down the aisle. I wasn't able to give it to her then but I'll try my hardest this time and find her that perfect lingerie she so wanted last time. Maybe that'll be the key to a long lasting union, eh?
The little one on the other hand has always been an early riser...by choice. She rather hates it when she oversleeps or if I get up ahead of her. I guess this is also the reason why it's very easy to wake her up. She doesn't fuss about it all.
Anyway, because of the 'spring forward' change in time, she has been waking up 'later' than usual. She knew about the change of time but only thought about it much this week. Her solution so she won't wake up late anymore: an ALARM CLOCK! She asked Dad to set up the alarm clock in her bedroom at 7 so she'd wake up at that time. Odd, eh? But I'm sure glad she likes to be awake early. At least I won't have to take it upon myself to rouse her from deep slumber.
So why am I looking at some used cars anyway. Well, hubby is considering getting another vehicle some time. We’re planning in buying a used car instead of a new one for obvious reasons…economic downturn. He’s been looking during his spare time and I’m looking and reading used car blog whenever I feel like it. I don’t have much knowledge when it comes to cars so I try to read as much as I can [and blogs about cars have very information] so I can suggest what type of vehicle I want just in case I’m asked for my input. In the meantime, I better go back to my other task at hand…presents for the little one’s birthday. I don’t have much time left to search…ugh!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The temperature is in the 70s going to the 80s later today. I'm pretty sure it won't be long before we start hitting the 90s around here though. It seems that this really nice spring weather only lasts for few weeks in the sunshine state. That's alright though...it's still great to see life 'springing' out of the different plants we have around the yard. We'll probably head out to the store this weekend and start getting some plants we can plant on the flower beds in front of the house. We are also planning in starting a 'mobile' garden ~ mostly vegetables ~ very soon. I am hoping that will push through....
How about you? Is it spring-ing where you're at already????
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Many colleges and universities offer different types of scholarships and grants. There are even scholarships for left handed students available now for the taking. But if there’s one very famous scholarship being offered out there, it has to be the scholarships for medical students, right? And I can imagine why…medical school is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e! Many people want to be a doctor but because of financial reasons, it’s just not possible. But with the scholarships being offered out there, it’s now possible for them to go at their dreams. Personally, I’m just glad there’s now a lot of information out there about the availability of scholarships for deserving people. During my time, it was quite hard to find these opportunities. I was just one of the lucky ones who was offered one instead of looking for one. I’m not even sure if I would have made it to college if I wasn’t offered one since I wouldn’t have known where to look in the first place.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I still pick it up for fun every now and then but I may just use it more often now that I'm trying to go back into exercising regularly. I'm still doing the elliptical regularly but I want to change it up a little bit and the hula hoop may be a good alternate. I was thinking of getting the weighted hoops at first but I read it's better to use the lighter ones like the one I have since it takes more energy to keep it on your waist/hips. I just hope it will help trim the spare tire I have hanging around my waist. Toink!
Needless to say, I was persuaded to get credit cards in my name. My first attempt was get a store credit card. Guess what? I was denied because I didn’t have any credit history. Ha! So I had to apply for the regular credit card to get a head start on this ‘insane’ journey. A few years after I had my first card, my credit history was put in test. We applied for a mortgage. Lo and behold, we got approved quite easily it was rather scary. Apparently, hubby’s and my credit score are both good so we got pre-approved by all the banks we tried. I guess the free credit score site was correct when it gave me an above average rating, eh? Honestly, I didn’t expect much when we checked my score since it’s only been a couple of years since I started building my credit but I guess the time frame didn’t have that big of an effect to the score itself as long as dues are paid on time.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Now, that's just clothes I'm talking about. Her shoes...that's entirely a different saga on its own. Last time we bought her shoes, we got her 2 pairs. One pair were my size [because we SUDDENLY have the same size of shoes]. For the other pair, we got her one size bigger, just in case. Guess what...I suddenly find myself with a new pair of sneakers...brand new because she didn't even get the chance to wear them before she outgrew them. Do they sell adjustable shoes - in size - that is? I think we may have to resort to those if ever they exist.
Since I don't want her walking around in clothes a size too small for her, I again ordered some online and they'll be here by next week. I'm sure I'll be looking for new ones again in a few weeks. Can somebody give me a loan?
Once I decide to get out there and drive by myself, I’m thinking I want a car that I will feel safe to be in like the Ford F-150. Yes, it’s a man’s car. I probably don’t need that much power but I want to have a car that has that much power. A car that would make other cars stay out of the way while I’m out driving creating havoc…LOL. Seriously, I don’t want to drive an itty bitty car for the simple reason that accidents do happen and I don't wanna be visiting an auto shop every other day just because my itty bitty car just couldn't handle the pressure. God forbid it happens to me…but if ever I get into an accident I want a vehicle that won’t flip if it gets say, rear-ended. I want something that will stand its ground...and if that's a man's car...then so be it!
Yep, it's officially spring! We've been having spring-like weather & temperature for a couple of weeks so to us...it's been spring for a while now. The downside....summer comes in early here as well....
Nothing much going on around here this weekend. We're just enjoying the gorgeous weather as much as we can by staying outside. I worked on the back porch for the most part of the day yesterday.
Today...hubby is busy is doing yard work while I'm busy tip-tapping here on my computer. The little one is also outside running around while Dad is out there.
That's how our weekend is going so far. Hopefully the weather stays as gorgeous throughout the week....
Happy Spring Everyone!
As the months and years go by, we’re able to buy the other things one at a time. We started with small ticket items like simple lighting fixtures for the bedrooms. We would save for big ticket items like the dining set and would buy them when we have the money to pay for it. We don’t depend on credit cards which would have been easy to do since they’re very easy to reach for. Hubby and I know that it would be a burden in the long run so we’d rather wait until we can afford to pay for something in cash. Little by little, we’re able to get the things we need and some of the things we want. We still have a long way to go but we’re content with the way we’re doing things. We still have to put some lighting fixtures outside but that can wait. For now, we’re happy that we don’t owe much. In time, we know we will be able to get everything we need AND want for this house.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Today I no longer have to commute late at night nor do I have to be out later than 6 PM. I am in the comfort of home where it’s safe. Or is it? We all like to believe that our home is a safe haven for us but the reality is it’s just not the case anymore. It’s sad but it’s a sad reality. Home invasions happen way too much I’m actually considering getting a stun gun for personal protection. Hubby is actually convincing me to consider getting a real gun instead but I’m not ready for that so I thought I’d go with the one that does not shoot bullets. Maybe one day…
Thursday, March 17, 2011
This is the spout I posted about 'Quality Work' 3 days ago. The one on the left was the work of the so-called 'professionals'. As you can see the spout was just laying on the pavement on the driveway. It means that if it rains, the water will just spill all over the driveway. If the flow of water is heavy enough, it can even flood the garage. The 'professionals' don't seem to see it that way so they left it like that. In comes McGyver....the AFTER photo. He moved the spout and pointed it down to the ground and drilled a hole [on the ground] going across the walkway where a drainage is. Voila! Problem solved!
When the professionals came back to finish the job, they stood by that new and improved 'work of art' [biased opinion here of course as McG is my man...LOL] for a good 5 minutes. I wonder if they were looking at it in admiration or were just plain stumped as to how easy to fix it it. Duh!
We bought our current car brand new. But for our next car we are thinking of getting a used car. It’s just practical at this time. Even if we’re not buying one yet, we’ve been checking out used cars in Tampa just for preparations. Since I know nothing about cars, everytime we go looking around at used cars, I just comment on how pretty it looks just like the Chrysler Sebring I saw in the lot of a used car dealer in Tampa. That’s all the input I can make so I use it…haha. Seriously though, if ever I start driving by myself I want a vehicle that’s big enough to make me feel safer while I’m out on the street. I actually wouldn’t mind checking out used trucks just to see what’s out there.
I cannot believe I’m actually talking about cars…and me driving one. But it has to happen sometime, right? I guess it’s that time….
This week I've been doing it in the afternoon...just before I prepare dinner. It's a bit tough since I have to do some preps in advance so I can have an hour of free time so I can be on the elliptical within that hour.
It turns out, doing it in the afternoon instead of doing it in the morning may be a good thing. I noticed a big difference with the way I'm feeling afterwards...and I think I know why. When I was still doing it in the morning I usually sit down a few minutes after the work out....and I would remain seated for about 3 hours due to work. During this time I noticed that everytime I tried to get up, my legs were sore & stiff which would last for the whole day. I would be limping for most of the day. This week, I have not felt that way. My legs will be 'tired' after the afternoon work out but it does not last. My guess is because I don't have the time to sit down after the work out since I would normally start working around the kitchen. I only sit down about 2 hours [or more] after the work out to do some work on the computer. My legs have the chance to loosen up now since I remain standing for longer periods of time thus the lack of stiffness or soreness.
So...much as I want to go back doing it in the morning, I'd probably keep doing it in the afternoon. Hopefully, I'll be able to find a way to work around my schedule.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
One piece of jewelry that I wish I had gotten her while she was still around is a mother's ring. One reason I wasn't able to get her one is probably because I didn't see a lot of mothers rings
during those time. It would have been a perfect mother's day or even birthday gift for her since I know how much she loved all of us. I'm pretty sure that if ever I got her one it would have never left her finger even if she's not into jewelry much.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Result? I wasn't able to do my morning routine. It's a good thing I had the time to do it in the afternoon. At least I didn't miss a day.
I better start trying to catch that elusive sleep once again. Hopefully I won't toss and turn for hours again....
So where does the savings come from? Apparently, a lot of air escapes the house and the home energy audit will determine which parts of the house the air escapes from the most like the attic. The insulation is also a major factor in some houses but our house is only a few years old so I’m pretty sure the insulation is not the culprit as of yet. Still our energy bill is still high I think so I think I should go ahead and contact the local company the does this free home energy audit to find out what's causing our high energy bill every month.
We've finally had the gutters installed this weekend. I like the way they look but some of the work they did was sloppy. For one, a spout was left laying on the driveway. Yes, it's on the side but it sure looks like a 'sore thumb' sticking out....and that's coming from me who doesn't know much about these things. If that didn't work for me, how much more for the man of the house. He of course told the people that installed them before they left. The response: That's how we always do them. Really? He just said that if ever we have any problem with it then we just let them know. Toink! Talk about QUALITY WORK, eh? Well, the husband wouldn't wait for a problem to happen so he went ahead and fixed it the way he wants it...and now it's fixed. No more spout sticking out on our driveway.
The guys didn't finish installing by the way so they're here right now. I saw them standing on our driveway staring at what my husband did. LOL...it's like they're in shock actually. Anyway, I can hear them working at the back. I hope they don't break anything or else....
I'm not sure how they're paid but I'm guessing by the hour because they're taking their sweet old time doing their job. There's 3 of them and I see one guy at a time going back to the truck to pick up a PIECE, yes, 1 small piece of tool, then he'd walk back to the back of the house at a pace similar to a beauty pageant. Seriously! After a few minutes, another one will go to their truck and pick up another piece of tool. Ithink they've done it 5 times already since they've been here...and they've only been here for less than an hour. Hmmm....I feel like saying: YOU'RE FIRED! But they don't work for me...they work for the gutter company.
In the last several months, I’ve been getting several applications for credit cards in the mail. I have no idea what brought this on but I don’t really pay much attention to them anymore but it’s good to be getting those invitations in the mail, eh? The little one has fun collecting the cardboard cards that come with the mails and she has them stashed in a box in her bedroom with a couple of them ending in her purse. She knows they’re not real but she likes the idea of having a couple of them in her wallet anyway. I’m starting to worry that she may be one of those who will be maxing out a credit card when she’s of age already to have one. I sure hope not. This is why as early as now, we’re already trying to educate her with the pros and cons of owning a credit card.
Anyway, I never really wanted to have a credit card myself but I know that I had to have credit cards in my name to build my credit history for future use. So after a year or two of not having one, I decided to take the plunge. But before I got mine, I read some credit card reviews so I can make an informed decision when choosing. There’s quite a few to choose from and they seem to offer the same things so aside from reading reviews about credit cards like the chase credit cards, I also had to make sure I read the fine prints of each offer. Sadly, the catch of most of these cards are usually not easily found because they're usually buried in those itty bitty prints found that not many people bother to read. Boring at it is, I try not to fall prey into that habit.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
That's tomorrow here. It means we're 'LOSING' an hour of sleep. Or maybe we can just call it...SLEEPING IN on a Sunday morning, eh?
I know it's going to take me about a week to get use to it. That's what happened last year. I hope it does not take that long this time. I've been trying to have some kind of a 'strict' schedule when it comes to my bedtime and so far it's been going well and I would hate to start over again.
Anyway, for those who are on these side of the world and are doing the 'spring forward' thing....don't forget to adjust your clocks before going to bed. That's what we do anyway since it's easier to remember and wake up to the 'new time'.
What could that mean? He still wants to be a doctor but he’s also thinking of becoming a consultant in the future. Aside from that he’s also planning to become a doctor teacher [or should it a teacher doctor?] someday and use what he has learned in his master’s degree in special education. Although a teach the teacher course for doctors will probably more helpful to him since it focuses in training doctors to become teachers. Although medical management courses may also be helpful to him since he needs to learn how to manage his time more efficiently if he's planning in taking on all these other careers beside being 'just a doctor'. Honestly I don’t know where he’s getting all his energy. It seems like all he’s been doing is study. I thought he’d at least take a couple of years off from schooling and just work for now but I guess I may be mistaken. Talk about being a perpetual student, eh?
Friday, March 11, 2011
I know a few people who are in Japan...former classmates & former co-workers as well. I don't know where most of them are located but I can only hope and pray that they are safe and sound. I emailed some and got replies from some letting me know that they're doing okay. Thank God!
The massive tsunami was the result of a very strong earthquake which was measured at about 8.9 in magnitude which according to some only happens once every century. Sadly, these natural calamaties are very hard to predict...especially earthquakes. It's probably one natural calamity I am most afraid of simply because I grew up in a country that's in the 'ring of fire'. I guess the feeling of 'uncertainty as to when an earthquake will actuall hit is the part that scares me the most.
Anyway, let's all keep all those affected by this calamity in our thoughts and prayers.
Anyway, because of my not so successful gardening last year, this year I've decided to go with window boxes planters to put around the front part of the house instead of trying to grow them myself. They will mostly be flower planters which the little one herself picked when we were at the garden store last time. She likes the colorful little flowers and we think they'll look good. We wanted to get them last year actually but because we didn't have the gutters yet and because I wanted to try my hand in growing flower seeds, we decided not to. Well, now that I know better, I'll have a ball just going around the store picking garden window boxes with pretty blossoms on them.
As for my gardening....it's not a lost cause actually. Hubby wants to 'join forces' and start a vegetable garden in the backyard. This time it won't just be 'potted/boxed vegetable' garden...it would be a real one. Exciting....
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Anyhoooo...only 2,000 couples were subjected to this study so it's a very small fraction of real life couples. Still...it's bothersome to note that something like this is now in existence. Well, it's probably been happening and this study just put it out in the open. Maybe it's important to note that the people involved in this studies are all adults so we cannot really blame age as a reason for the 'glitch'.
During the 3 years that we stayed in that place we were able to buy a few rain water barrels which proved to be very useful. When we decided to move out of the house we were sharing, we divided the barrels among ourselves. That was a good decision because there was now water shortage almost everywhere. The rain barrel that I got I was able to use in the next house I moved in for years. It was difficult at first but I got used to it that even when the water was no longer a problem, I still continued using the barrel to collect rain whenever possible. I used the water to either water the plants or clean the driveway. It was a great way to conserve water.
It's just amusing how different she is from me when it comes to 'dressing' or style. She likes bold stuff. We even asked her one time if she will ask her future boyfriend for an engagement ring similar to her big pink fashion ring. Her answer...she won't ask him....she'll just SHOW him. Tada!!! I guess we don't need to scare boys away from her...I think she can do that by just flashing them her 'taste' of jewelry....
Monday, March 7, 2011
....and it's a bit chilly...to me anyway. It's in the low 50s right now but it was lower earlier. I guess I got spoiled rotten with the temperatures last week. At this time last week, it was already in the high 60s to the lower 70s so I'm suddenly feeling cold. Boohoo me.... Anyway, it won't stay like this for long because we will be hitting the 80s in the middle of the week so all's good, eh?
I tried to start my week right by going into the elliptical first thing in the morning. It's a lot easier to do it first thing in the morning. If I am not able to do it in the morning, I would usually spend the whole day wondering what time I can do it. I'm not obssessed with it. I just want to be consistent and make sure I don't go back to my old habit of starting something and NOT following up with it. Mind you, it's VERY EASY to get off track when it's exercising we're talking about. Not too many people are crazy about it...and I'm one of those people. But I'm trying...and I'm happy to say...so far, so good.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Not much going on around today. The weather outside is perfect if I may say so. We're all lazy to go out so we're just laying around. The father & daughter tandem just finished watching some 3 stooges episodes on the little one's computer while I was busy browsing the internet...of course. I browsed the news first and read that the unemployment rate went down quite a bit recently. That's good news of course. Of course it's not really safe to say that the economy is getting any better...not unless we see people actually working.
Our local news channels here always advertise about local jobs but they always have this little friendly reminder to those who are still looking for jobs that if they're looking for high paying ones like management jobs, then they may be disappointed. Not many companies are hiring for such high up on the ladder jobs right now although some still do. They're just making the job seekers around here that most of the jobs available are either entry level or something that does not pay as much. Still, it's a job....and it's better than nothing.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
About 10 years ago, my father died of what we were told was lung cancer. He was a lifelong smoker so it wasn’t really a surprise when we were told that he had advanced lung cancer a few months before he passed. There was no use explaining to us the different lung cancer stages and what could be done because it was so advanced surgery was no longer an option. I was out of the country when he was diagnosed and I was only told about it when I came home because my mother died suddenly of a heart attack. My mother’s demise came as a shock to everybody but I was more shocked when I saw my father for the first time since his diagnosis. He was so frail I thought he wouldn’t be able to stand on his feet.
After we buried my mother, I decided to speak with the doctor that diagnosed my father. I wanted to know why surgery was no longer an option for my father. He showed me an x-ray that he had of my father’s lungs that show how extensive the cancer was already and explained to me the different lung cancer stages and how each stage is being treated. It became clear to me after speaking with the doctor that all we could do at that point was to make sure my father was comfortable as much as possible. He passed 4 months after my mother passed which was about 6 months after he was diagnosed.
I still miss my father to this day. I can only wish now that his cancer was diagnosed in the early stages. It may have been inevitable for lung cancer prevention in his case since he smoked all his life but if his cancer was detected a lot earlier, we would have all those options available to him and extend his life even for a few more years. But such is life and all we can do now is hope it does not happen to anyone we love again because losing a loved one to cancer of any kind is never easy.
I haven't been watching the show but I heard her sing during the audition as well as during the Hollywood week. I must say she has the voice alright. I also read online that she also went to perform in another talent show...America's Got Talent a few years ago. I'm not sure how far she was able to make it there. Hopefully she'll have a long run in AI...or maybe even win it. Who knows, right?
Friday, March 4, 2011
One question I am asked quite regularly especially by old friends is if I miss teaching or not. Of course I do. I like everything about teaching and almost everything that goes with it. Besides the obvious ~ classroom teaching ~ I liked writing lesson plans, computing grades, making tests, participating in school activities, etc. I said ‘almost everything’ because there is something about being a teacher I am not really crazy about…decorating the classroom. It’s part of being teacher unfortunately. I didn’t have to come up with something extra-ordinary as simple decorations would have been fine but I just never really knew what to put on those enclosed cork bulletin boards in the classroom but the word: WELCOME! Seriously. Sometimes I’d put pictures but that’s about it. I could never come up with anything creative unless some co-teachers took pity on me and would help me with it. Yep, that’s how creative I am. Not!
Anyway, the classroom was not the only place with enclosed bulletin boards to be spiffed up on a regular basis in a school. If remember it right, almost every other month [or was it every month] we would have to take down whatever was on the bulletin boards around the school to replace it with something new, preferably with whatever was being celebrated like foundation day. Luckily, we would work in groups when we had to work on the different enclosed fabric bulletin boards found in almost every corner of the school or the school would have had very dull & unexciting bulletin boards.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Work got busy so I didn't have the chance to post anything today. I still have a few tasks to finish but they can wait. I just don't want to let the day pass without posting something here...short it may be.
It's almost TGIF...yay! As usual, I'm itching for the weekend to be here. Nope, nothing special planned. I just like the idea of the weekend just like everybody else...
It's not FRIDAY yet but I feel like doing this anyway...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I haven't really read any comic since I was in middle school, but when I watched the show The Walking Dead and loved it so much, I thought that maybe I should try and check out the comics that the show's based upon. The show's just so great anyway and I really grew attached to it even though it was a very short season.
A few weeks ago I thought that I could go ahead and look up the comics so that I could put my money where my mouth is and enjoy them before the second season begins. I used my Clear Wireless Internet to order a book of so many of the first comics that were put together and can't wait for it to get to my house.
Part of me wishes that it was just a graphic novel like Watchmen so I could read it all in one weekend and spend a whole lot less on the matter. But I'm interested to see what kind of details the comics have in comparison to the TV series.
Guest post written by Justin Wagoner
My brother has always been a Honda fan so it was no surprise that for his first car he bought a Honda Accord. He was the first one in the family to own a car so we were all thrilled when he drove up our road in his first car. To christen his brand new car, we went around town and visited friends and relatives letting them see and ride on his new Honda. It sounds like he was showing off and that’s probably true in part. But friends and relatives were actually happy to see how well my brother was doing both in his job and his family life. Anyway, if he’s only here I’m pretty sure he will be one of the first to check the newly opened Honda Dealer in Chicago because he would want to see what they have to offer. That’s how much of a fan he is of this car.
My husband on the other hand only drives American cars. He believes we need to patronize our own if we want to keep the economy up float especially now. As for me, I don’t really have any preference since I don’t know much about cars or any kind of vehicles for that matter. I know nothing about oil change or when to get it or how to maintain a car since I don’t even drive yet. But I’m hoping to change that before this year ends. I am about to have my very first driving lesson very soon and I’m kinda’ excited about it…a bit scared but excited nonetheless. I can only wish everything will go smoothly and that I won’t be too nervous to be behind the wheels once I get my hands on them. Just thinking about it is making me a bit uneasy. But it's time so...
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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Now, it’s not easy to do what I do. Temptation is everywhere you know. Avoiding to buy a pair of shoes is like avoiding to breathe…LOL. But I get around it most of the time. I try not to go to places or sites where I’d come across old gringo boots or any other shoes that will make me drool and wanna’ buy a pair or two. Like I said, it’s not easy but I manage somehow. Whenever we go to the mall, I try to divert my attention so I won’t gravitate towards the shoe stores.
I’m not sure how long I can do that because the little one is already showing signs of being a shoe lover as early as now. In about a year [or even before that maybe], I’m sure she will be dragging me or Dad to shoe stores so she can grab a pair or two of new shoes every chance she gets. Hmm…maybe when that time comes, I’ll finally have an excuse to just grab a pair without really feeling guilty about it, eh? Maybe then I'll even join the Shoe Inn club. I heard club members get those special discounts on some lovely pairs of shoes....
It's cloudy around here today but it's still a wee bit warm since it's 72 degrees as I type this. The highest in the forecast for today is in the low 80s. It already rained a little bit early this morning ~ it was drizzling when hubby left for work this morning ~ but it stopped already.
Not much going on around here now except for the usual...chores, a little bit of work & school work for the little one. I have quite a bit of writing assignments to do but I don't have the motivation to write or compose anything at all.
That's actually my main problem when it comes to 'writing'. I just can't sit down and write. I need to have some kind of a 'place' I'm coming from or I won't be able to write anything at all. I even wonder at times why I write. I know that I don't write anything mind-boggling but still I have to be at that certain 'place' whenever I have to compose something...no matter how short or irrevelant or even non-sense it is at times...
So for now, I'll just sit here and do the usual surfing online until I get that 'motivation' to come up with something related to the assignments I have waiting for me to accomplish.
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