Monday, June 27, 2011
Our weekends have also been packed lately. It seems we always find ourselves running some errands almost every weekend now. I must say it's been quite different because we used to just lay back and relax on the weekends. Do I like it? Well, do I have a choice? Tee hee...actually, it's a good change since we get to spend time together outside the house. The little one is loving every minute of it of course. Every weekend when we have to run errands, she'd count how many places we've been for fun. I guess she finds it rather odd that we've been going to several places on the weekends now, eh?
That's basically what's been happening the last couple of weeks around here. It's same-o same-o with a twist. I still have some deadlines to meet so I better stop here and start working. Ciao!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
But seriously, I try to avoid grabbing something for a gift just for the sake of fulfilling something. I'd rather spend time either looking for it or making it myself. That's what we [the little one & I] did for this past Father's Day. We spent weeks cooking up this little present for Daddy. Well, I didn't have much choice because it's kinda' hard to look for gifts for a man, personalized or otherwise unlike for Mom on Mother's Day when personal gifts for mom are abundant...and affordable. For Dads, the choices are limited so I usually spend days, weeks and sometimes months just looking for something that will either be to his liking or something he will actually use.
Anyhooo....so what did we 'cook' up for him this Father's Day? It's a little video of him and his little princess in it with the little one singing in the background. We did the same thing last year and he said that it was the best gift ever. The little one remembered that so she of course wanted to do it again....with me putting everything together. That's what's been keeping me extra busy the past few days. It was well worth it anyway.
Last weekend, he was able to put down some pebbles again but we still need to do something about the flower beds up front. He is also very frustrated about the weeds overtaking the yard so he just wants to strip it of the grass it still has and just hire someone to do some landscaping and use landscape mulch to cover the ground instead of laying sod again. We actually spoke with a landscaper but they're so busy right now they can't do it as soon as we'd like it done. Solution...hubs will probably do it...if he has the time, of course. I've already checked the Rubber Mulch website because if the husband will do it, then we'll probably be ordering some mulch ourselves. I want to be prepared when that time comes to prevent anymore delays. Frankly, I'm tired of weeding....ooppss....did I just say that out loud???
Seriously though, I think I scared the 'you know what' out of it because as soon as I took that picture, the poor thing didn't know where to go since it's caught in the netting. It was able to fly out quickly though because the netting is not fully closed. Hopefully, it learned its lesson. NOT..because it's back the next day. Hmmm....
Oh...and here's a picture of a few days worth of 'harvest'. Not bad for only 3 blackberry bushes we have. Next year we will probably have more since we have about 5 more bushes that sprouted from the 3 main bushes.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The little one is very excited for the weekend because of this Father's Day. She's always excited about any celebration but she's extra excited when it comes to doing something for Dad. I guess she's the typical Daddy's little girl who wants to impress Big Daddy. I knew I was like that even until I was an adult already. So I can definitely relate with her....
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
We already started using it last weekend and so far, it's been going ok. I still don't know what to cook on a day to day basis but I'm hoping I'll be able to get the hang of it and will find some good recipes along the way.
Among the 3 of us, the little one is enjoying it the most. She even wants me to grill something for her for lunch...LOL. I guess I have my job cut out for me then, eh?
Anyway, since he needs a fresh pair of work shoes for the rest of this week maybe he’ll finally use those work boots that are just gathering dust in the closet which I doubt because he finds them too hot for comfort. He’ll probably just wear the running shoes he uses on the weekend then we’ll probably go shopping this weekend for replacements. I wonder if I can convince him to buy steel toe boots for a change. Ha! Maybe not since we’re in the sunshine state…and it’s summer….and boots will probably be not in style right now.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Anyway, I know how much he really wants to work abroad because he’s been talking about his friends who are already in different parts of the world. I have to explain it piece by piece to him how it is to actually live and work abroad since I’ve done it myself. He knows I have some valid points and he also knows that I will support him no matter what he decides. He probably spent a lot of sleepless nights trying to decide so as a ‘prize’, I’m going to buy medical scrubs for him to use in his new job. I know he probably doesn’t need a lot of them since he has a collection already but it wouldn’t hurt to send him some more, does it? I know he’ll like them.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Originally, we planned to go there this weekend…but we weren’t able to. We still have to get some stuff like a lock for our locker, some sunblock lotion, and some other supplies that we will use only when we go there either to swim or take some classes. But instead of picking up the supplies, we decided to go shopping for a coffee table and end table instead. At first the little one wasn’t too happy about not going swimming but she quickly forgot about it because we went to so many places. But what perked her up was our last stop…a buffet lunch in a Chinese restaurant. LOL. She loved that she was able to go around the restaurant picking out her own food. I guess she likes being independent, eh?
Friday, June 10, 2011
Hula hooping was my original choice when I started thinking about losing my 'spare tire'...you know...the one in the mid-section that just wouldn't go away? I was thinking it's the perfect way to do just that since my mid-section will be doing most of the exercise. But that plan went kaput. I 'hula hooped' alright but only until the little one learned how to hula hoop herself. At least something came out of that first attempt, eh? The little one is now a pro in hula hooping that she even demand some one on one face-off with me....LOL.
Anyway, I still picked it up every now and then in the last few months but only for fun. This time though, I'm thinking of doing it at least 3x a week for about 30 minutes to an hour....while watching TV. I am hoping that after a few weeks, I would at least see the spare tire getting a wee bit smaller....fingers crossed of course.
So...wish me luck!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
One of the things I am often asked to do by friends [and some acquaintances as well] whenever I get the chance to communicate with them is to find them a job here. Like that's easy, eh? But that's beside my point here. My point is there are still so many people [especially from the 3rd world countries] who want to come here hoping for a better life. I personally don’t encourage it because I know it’s not as easy as they think it is. Still, I can only offer my personal view. It’s still their decision if they really want to come here. So I wasn’t surprised when a former colleague emailed me recently telling me that he ‘may’ be coming here either late this year or early next year. He is a teacher and we used to work in the same school and eversince I moved here, he has always asked me to find him a job. I guess he was able to find a way to come here because he IS coming in a few months. He is now busy looking for Dallas Homes For Sale because that’s where he’s going. He of course heard that now is a good time to look [and probably buy] a house because of the low prices.
I can understand why he’s looking into Dallas Real Estate right now. He is probably very excited since he’s been wanting to come here for the longest time. I just wish he’d wait until he gets here before he actually buys a house. He said he is only looking at Dallas Homes for Sale and not buying one yet. I sure hope he’s not…not yet anyway. I don’t want him to jump into anything because of his excitement in coming over. I don’t think he knows the magnitude of relocating not only him but his whole family. Sadly, I have one too many friends who came here with their family in tow only to realize they should have waited until they themselves are settled in a new land before petitioning their loved ones. But as the saying goes…hindsight is 20-20…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
That's my vent for the day. :)
So how's your day going? Mine is still busy as can be. I have work waiting left and right, up and down...all around! Ugh! I wish I can just take off and go on a vacation somewhere. Hubby and I were kidding around earlier while we were on the phone talking about going to Timbuktu for a get away. Right now it sounds very appealing even if I know nothing about the place. I know it exists but that's about it.
Anybody here wants to take me on a vacay????
Anyway since I’ve known my husband, he has only bought Chrysler products like the one we have right now and the one before this one….a Dodge. That’s partly because his other brother worked for the company for almost 30 years. They get discounts as family members. He said that aside from that, he never really had any problems with Chrysler cars so why try something else when what you have is perfectly fine. Our current car has only been to the shop a few times even if it’s a few years old already. I guess my husband’s reasoning makes sense then, eh? Anyway, since we still don’t know when we’ll have the time to go and check that place in person, I decided to just bookmark their West Palm Beach Car Blog where they feature some of the cars they have on sale. At least I wouldn’t have to look for their website next time.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Anyhooo...this Monday is not as crazy. I'm sort of 'multi-tasking'. I am 'spring cleaning' and doing the laundry at the same time. I was supposed to do that on the weekend but we suddenly found ourselves out on both days. Nothing exciting...just some walking around the stores looking for stuff. Oh...and we also decided to apply for membership to our local YMCA. That means starting this weekend...if time allows it...we may be able to take a dip in their pool and teach the little one [and the big one....ahem!] how to swim. Hubs has been itching to do that for years now....and we're finally doing it....so yay!!!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
As for the cable service, I still have time to look since our contract won’t be expiring anytime soon. I just want to be ready when that time comes so I’ve been checking http://www.localtv-satellite.com/ periodically to make sure I’m not missing any good deals that are being offered. If ever I come across something better than what we have at the moment, I may just switch right away instead of waiting for our current contract to expire. I’m afraid that if I pass on a good deal now, it may not come back after our contract is over so I better just grab it if and when it becomes available. I don’t really want to lose our cable service in the middle of the season when my favorite show on cable is on so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I find a good deal in the coming weeks.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Right now we're back home busy tapping away on our little gadgets. The little one is doing some internet for classroom stuff to keep her busy and learning something before we go to the next appointment. The hubs [who took the day off....hallelujah!] is also busy on his little netbook...working away from work, maybe? Me...as usual...doing some work here and there...and blogging...while waiting for laundry to be done. Life!
I haven't been blogging much because of the busy schedule I have with work. I still come here everyday, I just don't have the time to write something down...unless I have to...if you know what I mean...tee hee..
That's basically life for me nowadays....work, work, and some work. Busy but thankful for it. Hopefully it stays this way for a long time....