Monday, March 9, 2015

One Fine Day...

Yesterday was 'spring forward' day. It's not really my favorite day even if it has spring in its name since it meant losing 'an hour' [of sleep?]. I've said it here many times but I will say it again...what's up with this time changing anyway? I thought it's been proven to be ineffective so why keep doing it, right? If only the time change will also spring forward real spring then it will be more bearable.

One thing that made yesterday better was that we had a spring-like, mild temp and very clear day. I believe the highest in our area was around 80 degrees. Woot! What did we do on such a beautiful day? I wanted to go to the mall to look for something we need but we asked the little one what she wanted to do...mall or biking? I lost...which I expected the moment we decided to ask her. That's actually a no-brainer because she'd choose biking in a heartbeat!

We went to a different park this time around. This one is more like a camp ground than a bike trail. We wanted to try something new so we went there. While biking we passed a few campers either preparing or eating breakfast as well as others packing up already. Speaking of which we've never been camping and the little one wants to try it some time she said. We're not sure how she'll fare with outdoors overnight so we're a bit hesitant to do that. It's also a bit expensive just because we don't have any camping gears at all. What if she won't like it then what will be do with the gears that we may end up buying? So for now we're leaning more towards, uhm, no.

After biking and exploring around the park, we packed up and decided to head home so we could go to the mall. Yep, we decided to do that as well. But on the way out of the park we saw a sign about another park which is just 2 and a half miles from where we were. So off we went to check it out. Since we didn't know where it is, we thought we drove longer than the 2.5 mi specified. We didn't as we later found out. It just felt farther because it's a lime rock road and it was bumpy. Anyway, when we reached our destination we were pleasantly surprised because it led us to a river. Anything with water is always a welcome surprise for us. We sat around and rested for a bit, and took some pictures of course, then we headed home to drop off the bike then went to the mall.

I must say it's not bad for the first day of 'spring-forward'. For the record, I still don't like the whole time change thing but the nice weather kind of made it more tolerable/acceptable/bearable and all the 'bles' synonyms....ha!

 Anyway, here are some pics I took during our day out.






Can the sky get any bluer than that? It was indeed one fine day....

Friday, March 6, 2015

Musically Inclined

I'd like to believe that our little one is musically inclined. I actually think that most of us are musically inclined. It's just that some pursue it, while some don't. When the little one was younger we really wanted her to learn how to play any musical instrument to the point of checking instruments that even I am not familiar like the komplete kontrol s61 keyboard. We didn't get her one of those but we got her a small guitar as well as a simple keyboard a few years back. She was very excited at first but it didn't last long. To this day, she hasn't learned to play either one. I'm not giving up on that yet. There's still time for her to learn one of them or even both. I learned to play the guitar when I was well in my teens already. Wishful thinking, eh?

Forward It Is....

Literally? Spring Forward I mean. Yep, that 'dreaded' [to me at least] time of the year when we have to re-set our clocks and watches an hour 'forward'. That's the easy part even if we have a gazillion clocks and a million watches to reset. The hard part will be resetting the 'body clock'... if there is such a thing. Personally, it takes me at least a week to get used to this 'spring forward' change. I'm pretty sure our little one will have the same difficulty.

Anyhooo....I've been MIA again, still I mean, from blogging. I just haven't gotten that blogging mojo back yet. Not quite sure if I'll ever get it back. I still want to blog every now and then but maybe not as often as I used to...unless I need to, if you know what I mean. I've been stressing lately so my hyperacidity is acting up again. Actually I'm not even sure if that's what I have since I was never diagnosed with any GI problem. I've always had some tummy troubles...ever since I was a little girl actually so I just learned to live with it. My friends who I lived with know this about me so they're no longer surprised when I tell them my stomach hurts when while we're talking on the phone. This latest one is slowly subsiding. I've been having it for the last week or so. I started to feel better yesterday but it's kind of back today...not as bad but still uncomfortable. Oh well...I guess I just have to take it easy and hope it goes away completely.

That's it for now. I'll be back ASAP...which can take days, weeks or maybe just hours. Who knows, eh? Have a good one!