Friday, March 30, 2012
It's rated PG or Parental Guidance. The little one is a die hard 3-stooges fan so much so that she had to 'mortgage' the rest of her baby teeth to the Tooth Fairy in order to get the money to buy the enitre DVD collection of the old series. Anyway, she's been bugging me if she can watch the film. I have not decided yet if we'd watch it in the theater or just wait for it in DVD. She really wants to see and I have a feeling we MAY just go watch it.
I wouldn't say who the culprit is but it's not a girl. Hmmm...anyway, he wanted breakfast pronto so he decided to take matters into his own hands and this was what happened. He actually thought it was rather funny when it started overflowing that HE TOOK A PICTURE OF HIS MASTERPIECE.
The waffles came out perfect though and we had a lovely breakfast. He was just left in cleaning the mess he made. Normally if he cooks, I clean. This time around...na-uh! The mess was too big so he had to clean it up. In fairness...the gridler came out cleaner than ever that it actually looks brand new right now. Hmmm...maybe I will ask him to make dinner some time. What do you think????
I bet that's how you feel as well, eh? I definitely feel that way even if my week has not been crazy busy. I just like the idea of the weekend. It's like weekend = freedom. Doncha think?
Anyway, I'm thinking of doing some much needed weeding on our flower beds in front. The dollar weeds are popping up/out in different places and I don't want them to overtake our little garden. It's easier to see them now because the plants that we have are just starting to come out from their hibernation. Hopefully I'll be able to pull those pesky weeds out before the plants get bigger.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Anyway, a lot of the things I'm taking to my loved ones back home are bought online. That's the only way for now since hubby is only free on the weekends which means shopping in local stores will be limited. I also did my online shopping mostly at nights because I have other things to do during the day. Clothes and shoes are the most requested as expected. One of my brothers asked for a pair of work boots which I had to buy online of course. Hubby was beyond surprised when he saw me on a website that sells things like carharrt boots and carhartt coveralls for men. He just cannot fathom the idea of my brother wearing those work clothes/shoes because of how hot it can get in the Philippines. I have to explain to him that we're so used to that kind of weather that some can even walk around in long sleeves, long pants and boots in 90 degree weather. He just looked at me like I lost my marbles then went back to minding his own business. Haha....
Guest post written by Amy Havershaw
My husband likes to call me a curator of stuff. I'm always coming home with shopping bags full of flea market finds that are always really cute, but it ends up that they're not always a great fit for our home. So some of that stuff is cast away to our basement and then put up for sale in our yearly spring yard sale. It pains me to see this great stuff go, but at least I think some people are going to put these things to proper use!
But I'm obviously not putting on a yard sale for my health. I could use the extra cash too and decided to make some good signs this year so people will be able to find it better. When I was looking for some DIY yard sign help I ran across this site on debt consolidation and read through it. We could really use some help with our debt, so this might be the option we've been looking for.
I did find some really great ideas and settled on one for my cute yard sign. It looks a little vintage but still has lots of bright paint on it to attract some clientele for my yard sale.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Seriously, I was just doing some random searches on a skidsteer. Yes, that's the one in the picture. Honestly, I didn't even know what it is when I was asked to look for it online. I was just told to type on the search bar and see what comes up. It's one of those random stuff that hubs asked me to look for online since he doesn't have the time to do it himself. It's not even for him. It's for someone he knows. For some reasons, people ask him like he's a yellow page or a search engine...literally. That's probably because he knows quite a bit about everything. I think he even scares some people, especially salesmen, because they don't expect him to know more than they do. He scared the people installing the lines in this house when it was being built yet because he started asking them questions about stuff they didn't even know about. How did we know he scared them? The builder called us and told us about it. Anyway, I'm glad he knows a lot. The downside, well, you know...me doing some online search on things we don't even need.
I'm not really looking forward to the 20+ hours of being on air in a tube but that's the only way to get there so I'll take it. Finally, our little one will get to meet my side of the family after only meeting/seeing them on the tube. She's definitely more excited than I am. I am excited alright but I can already feel being tired from what's going to be a 'whirlwind' trip since it's only going to be a 2 week visit. We're glad we're able to do it, we just wish it's longer. Oh well, maybe next time.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Aside from a "little accident" when she was, maybe 2 [when SHE decided to trim her hair in front] and a little trim to get rid of the dry ends of her long locks, the little one never had a haircut...until 2 weekends ago. She's been asking us if she could have it [the haircut] for a while now. She's been convincing us to let her have one and one of her reasons was it takes too long to wash [I know because she takes forever in the shower] and she promised she won't have to take an hour in the shower if her hair is shorter. I [we?] always said no haircut. Okay, it was mostly me saying no. Dad always said: Ask you mother. I guess that's between the 2 girl kind of thing? Anyway, I finally gave in 2 weeks ago. Her hair ran towards her hiney. She wanted a shoulder-length hair cut. We negotiated so she now has a shorter do. It's a couple inches below her shoulder blades. Not too long, not too short. She's happy with it, I'm happy with it. So now she doesn't take long in the shower anymore, right? Well, wrong. She still takes long in there but not an hour anymore. I guess the haircut really did help to shorten her shower time, eh? Hopefully, it doesn't go back to being an hour [sometimes longer] as her hair grows back.
He knows that in order to get far in the business industry he needs exposure out there and he plans in 'getting far' so to speak. It's been more than 5 years since they started. They're making money alright but now enough to give them the lee-way to play around the business field. He wants to expand and in order to do that, they need more work. To get more work, they need to marked their product and their company. Simple...yet not really. Hopefully, he'll be able to get the chance to do that soon.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Anyway, as my title says...spring = allergies as well. Although in my case it's already a way of life so the season doesn't even count anymore when it comes to mine. Still, many people have worsening symptoms during this time of year so better be prepared. I know I would be...stacking up on allergy meds anyway.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
I can probably count with the fingers on one hand the road trips I've taken in my entire life. Actually I probably had more but I can only recall some of them. The trips were mostly with friends who had nothing better to do during summer vacations during my early years of teaching so we would take off for about a week without any concrete destinations. We always took a particular friend's car during those trips just because it had a killer sound system. Not sure what kind of speaker she had, probably a Rockford Fosgate, but it was fun to sing along whenever we were in her car. The 'singing along' part actually made those long road trips bearable and fun and probably saved my sanity during those hours and hours of nothing but cruising along the highway and dirt roads sometimes. Still, I never really got to like road trips even if I had a lot of fun taking some with my closest friends. I guess I'm just not into those kind of things, eh?
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wow...I haven't said that in a while. I'm always thankful when Friday comes rolling in but in the last, well, few months, I was pre-occupied I should say so I never really thought of acknowledging Fridays...but I'm backkkk!
Our plans for the weekend are, as usual, up in the air. I'm pretty sure we will be heading out at some point but I'm not quite sure yet as to when. It can be on both days since we have quite a few things to accomplish. The weather has been really lovely around here as well so staying indoors will be a shame so even if we don't go anywhere, we might stay outside and do some yard work. Our flower beds are starting to look like 'spring' already because the plants on them are starting to sprout some leaves already. For a few months, both flower beds looked kinda' pathetic because all they had was mulch and dried up plants. Now, we can see some greens already. Yay!
That's our 'plan' for the weekend! What's yours?
Whatever it is...enjoy!
The first stop [after the laptop I mean] is the garage. It's our dumping ground so to speak so I have to get to it first. Since we have all the unwanted stuff in there, the first thing I usually do is to sort things out. Things to keep, things to give away, & things to throw away. More often than not I get stuck with things to keep. Ugh! It's so hard to get rid of things mind you. But it has to be done so I try to be more reasonable when it comes to 'things to keep'. I usually go through hubby's stuff first. Why? Because I need his opinion on what he wants to keep or thrown away...like his old welding helmet that's been sitting on the garage floor for months now. He bought a new welding helmet for work so he brought his old one home. I thought he has a friend that wants it but up until now, it's still here. I have feeling his friend would ask him to drop it off his place. If that's the case, I'd probably tell the husband to just throw it away. If his friend really wants it, he would come get it, right?
Now back to spring cleaning....literally!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Anyhoo...it's March already. This weekend is the Spring Forward thing that we do every year. It's that time of the year when we 'lose an hour' because we reset our clocks/watches an hour forward. How does it work? At 2 AM on Sunday morning [March 11, 2012], we have to move the hour hand an hour forward. That means we're going to eliminate '2 AM' completely and jump to 3 AM. It's that simple. That means that 8 AM will be 9 AM, 9 AM will be 10 AM....and so on and so forth.
And just when we're getting used to it then we have to move it back again in November. Exciting...NOT! I don't like it because it just doesn't make sense to me. I turn on the light when it's dark regardless of the time of day. Don't you?
Aside from that, nothing much 'exciting' going around here. The weather is still fickle minded as the day is long. Work has been coming in trickles so I don't even bother to check on it much. I'm just trying to take care of things I need to take care of while I have the free time. That's all I can do right now or I will go nuts.
How's your week going?