Monday, August 17, 2015

Trip...trippin' Away....

It's been one busy year for us as far as travelling is concerned. I'm not really into that but for some reason, I'm getting the hang of it...going on long road trips. I used to get motion sickness when I was younger. I wouldn't say I outgrew it because I was still having it when I was already teaching and that's why I never liked taking trips. Unfortunately, the little one took after me. She has somehow got over that already, thanks to the trips we've been taking, but I still remember when an hour drive would make her nauseated already. I still carry anti-nausea medicine with me wherever we go just in case.

Anyway, the first time we went on a long road trip was when we went to North Georgia in September 2012. The trip was about an 8-hour drive from where we live so it's indeed a long drive. We went there on 2 separate occasions and it's within that same month. I thought we'd go back to GA again but we haven't yet. There are still plans to visit it but I'm not sure when yet. The next road trip we did took more than a year after our first one. This time around, it was an even longer one. It's a trip to hubby's hometown in Pennsylvania...and it's a 16-hour loooonnnggg drive. It was in December 2013 and we spent Christmas with hubby's side of the family. It was also the first time that the little one and I experienced snow.

Last year was trip-less for us. I guess we've offset that by going overboard this year. So far we've been in 3 trips already. The first one was our trip to the Philippines in April/May 2015. A couple weeks after we arrived from that 26-hr flight, hubby had to go on a service call in Mississippi. He wanted us to go with him so we did even if we were still trying to recover from our jet lags. The trip was an 11-hour drive each way and we did it in 2 days. We left on a Monday morning and we got back Tuesday evening. Talk about T-IR-E-D! I thought that would be our last for this year. Not quite because last week we went in an even longer road trip. Where to? Back to Pennsylvania...but a bit longer compared to our first PA trip. This one took about 17-18 hours because it's in another location. This time around it's not to visit family but to pick up something ASAP. I didn't plan in going with him but we did anyway. Partly because the little one wanted to as well as the husband. I gave in if only to make sure the husband does not fall asleep while driving...which he almost did on our way there because we didn't get enough sleep because we wanted to leave as early as possible. The trip going was straight to the destination. The trip back wasn't because we left the place mid-day already so we spent the night somewhere in Virginia.

I didn't think I would ever say this but these long trips we've taken turned out to be not so bad. I actually enjoyed them in a way. It was tiring alright but the time we spend on the road is a great way for us to spend time together. Not that we don't do that enough at home but being in one confined space can really test how patient we can be with one another. So far we've been pretty patient...haha.

Will there be another trip ~ road or otherwise ~ this year? That I don't know. But I'll post it here in case we do...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Drafts, Etc....

It's been a while since I last posted. I must say it's not because of the lack in attempts because I have several drafts in my folder to dispute that. The drafts though are all unfinished. Why? It's either I got disrupted by work or I just couldn't finish it one way or another. But I'm here now.

So what had happened since my last post? Not much actually. I've been trying to keep myself occupied with work mostly but I still get a bit bored most days. It used to be that surfing online would keep my entertained I don't know why but I feel like I need to go on a vacation...even if we just came back from a month-long vacation a couple months ago. I guess stress is getting into me somehow that's why I want to have a get-away. I actually miss home. I don't know what triggered it but it started a couple of weeks ago. The hundreds [maybe a thousand plus] pictures we took when we were there a few months ago are still sitting in my picture folder and I have just started going through them, weeding out the ones I don't want developed. And guess what? It's making me miss my family more so I have to stop every now and then or I would end up teary eyed. At the rate I'm going, I'd probably be done weeding through all the pictures before 2015 ends...which is just a few short months away. How time flies.

Our weekends are spent mostly at home now. It's too hot to be going anywhere without an a/c...like the mall. When we go out now, it's just to scout some places that we're interested in or just drive around or eat out. Other than that, I'd rather stay home than brave that heat and/or humidity out there. The heat is just plain brutal around here. Also, it's been raining a lot lately as well so that's also another reason I'd rather stay indoors. The little one gets bored every once in a while so that's the time we'd head out to do one [or some] of the things I mentioned above.

That's basically what's been going on around here. Nothing very exciting. One of these days I'd probably find the time to blog about our vacation in my home country and the only place we purposely visited during that stay. BATANES!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It's Back!

Yep! That's my nose coming back from hiatus. It's been on vacation mode for years! Haha! And yes, my nose is really that big. Ask my husband and he'd tell you. LOL.

Anyway, I'm of course speaking figuratively. My big nose still sits on my face all these years but that's all it was doing. I haven't been able to use it for its main purpose for such a long time that I learned to live without it...most of the time anyway. I would get it, a whiff if you may, once in a while but it doesn't last long enough for me to even enjoy a meal. I got by but it wasn't fun definitely. Anyway, I've had it back for more than a week now. I still have some more tests that need to be done and I'm not looking forward to them. Hopefully nothing drastic needs to be done to keep my sense of smell or I won't be a happy camper. As for now, I'm just trying to enjoy tasting and smelling the foods I can get my hands on.

Overhauled!

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