Monday, July 29, 2013

The Visit from the Tooth Fairy

My girl is really growing up too fast. One proof? She has lost a front tooth! Hubby took it out after a couple days of struggle. She would throw a tantrum whenever the topic of taking off her loose tooth is discussed. Its painful daw. No amount of lambing and other sorts of convincing would make her give in. But when I said that a tooth fairy would visit her that night to give her a gift in exchange for her tooth, she was silent. Then smiled and a few minutes later was eager to have it relieved from her mouth.

 The tooth came off so easily, she was laughing afterwards. Then she excitedly put it under her pillow that night and asked me to wake her up when the fairy would come. The next morning when she woke up, she immediately looked under the pillow and in the tooth's place was a crisp 20-peso bill! I love her big smile as she picked it up and danced around the room. Dont you just love kids' innocence?

Do you agree with me when I say she still looks adorable even with that gap? Say yes, Please? :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pinks and Silver

Life has been stressful but nothing a dose of retail therapy cant cure. A pair of amazing shoes is all it takes for me to be okay again.
Fioni Night from Payless. Original price: 1,250php. Paid 875php only!
This is the last available pair at a discounted price so I grabbed it na! And my baby girl didnt waste any time to try it, too.
Silver purse from Payless. Priced at 578php and got it for only 178.50php. Great find!
What's your latest find?



After 23 years of hibernation, Im back! It felt that long. Life is catching up on me again. I need an extra 5 hours in my day. That’s how I felt with all the stuff that needs my attention, and things to accomplish, and/or submit . Mind you, I’m not complaining. At least I try not to. Oh well… Memo to self: See the positive in things. J
 I have been online everyday and I’m updated with all the posts of the blogs I’m following.  But I haven’t been posting any entries in mine.I don’t know. I just don’t have anything going on worth blogging. My life is just plain busy. Nothing interesting in that.  
What have I been up to the last few days? Well, haven’t got a day-off this past 2 weeks. Worked Monday to Friday. Went to school Saturday and Sunday.  Yeah, I now look like a zombie with my eye bags hanging down to my knees and my face is breaking out like crazy. Haggardo Versoza to the nth level!

Anyway, I’m just thankful for the few hours I have spent with Zay and Hubby on the weekends. I met them at the Centrio Mall on Saturday afternoon after my class, went to church since we didn’t have the time to go on Sunday, strolled around the mall, and had dinner. It was just a simple day out with the family. Nothing fancy, really.We didnt even spent much that day. Zay didnt played at Time Zone. She just played for a few minutes at the mall's mini playground. We sipped on some coke float while we window-shopped for a bit, looking at stores for a possible shoes splurge. Then we had dinner at a Filipino diner. For less than 500 bucks, we had a great time, possibly the best one we had this month. Just seeing my two loves walking hand in hand brought me so much joy that I forgot all about the goings-on around me. Moments like these are priceless, I wanna freeze it in a time capsule for me to take a glance when times are tough. 

 With both of them here with me, what more can I ask for? Oh well, maybe a day off? J

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thankful Thursday

I am challenging myself.  From now on, I will look beyond my everyday grievances, look further than my melancholy and see the little things I am grateful for. This is quite a challenge because I tend to be pessimistic.  The cup is half empty. The grass is greener on the other side. I want to change that. Because I believe that there are a lot of things I should be thankful for.
I am having a tough week, the toughest week this academic year, so far. Can I still see things I can be thankful for?
Thank God…
1.       … for my girl’s creative mind. Last Monday, she didn’t have a class. She was left at home with my cousin. What a pleasant surprise because when I got home, I found our wall covered with her creations. She drew me with a jumping rope in my hands, and her dad in a funny hat. J
2.        ….for my ever patient husband. I was having one of my mood swings. And when I do, I get irritated by even the little things hubby does. Blame hormones. But he would know just how to bring a smile in my face. I was so angry one minute and then, laughing with him the next. Yeah, I’m crazy like that.
3.       … … for sisters who are in our house today, making it a little more noisy and a little more amusing, too.
4.       …for my colleagues M,MJ and DL for making my few minutes of free time at school more fun, for listening to my angst in life and for the intellectual exchange of ideas. 
5.       …for the newly manicured nails. 
6.       …for the rain every night this week. The watermelons are happy!
7.       …for my laptop and my printer. They are my new best-friends. J
8.       …for crispy fried danggit( dried fish), my dinner tonight.
9.       …for hot kalamansi(lemon) juice for soothing my tired, overworked throat.
10.    … for tomorrow is Friday. The weekend is within my reach!

How about you? What are you thankful for this week?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Epic Awesomeness Award

There was this amazing little girl named Madison. She was a cute blogger toddler of Growing Up Madison. I love following her everyday adventures, reading about her favorite books and toys,  and just knowing her awesome self through her writings. She would visit my blog, too, and is very generous with her comments. I think we belong in this mutual admiration society we have unwittingly organized. She is a really nice kid. Im sure her mom is very proud of her. A lot of times, I wished she would be my lil girl Zay's playmate. Surely, my Lil Miss would love her.

So it was a very pleasant surprise when I learned that she gave me an award. An Epically Awesome Award, no less. Isn't it amazing how your blogger friends could unknowingly uplift your sad spirits at the very moment you are down? have been toying with the idea of giving up this blog (thus the scarcity of entries nowadays) because of my rather busy schedule. Did I tell you that aside from being a wife and a working mom, I am also currently pursuing my masters degree? Yes, Im also studying and about to present my thesis study, as if my life not busy enough. That's why this blog has been quite neglected as of late. Then came this Epic Awesomeness Award that really boosted up my spirits! Its just simply amazing! 

In accepting this award, just do the following:
1. Display this logo,
2.Link back to the awesome person who gave you the award,
3. Share 10 things about yourself,
4.Nominate up to 10 other bloggers

Its that simple.Not a bad bargain, ayt?

So here are the 10 awesome(?) things about me.

1. I love adventures, of any kind, whether its place,food or life in general. I have even influenced my husband to a certain level. If only I have the luxury of time, I'd like to be in an adventure everyday! 

2. I love learning new things! Thats why I read anything. I love trivia and all things that arouses my ever vigorous mind.

3. I love shopping, mostly just the window kind. I love thrift finds! And know what, it seems like my daughter does,too. Mana sa nanay.:)

4. I am a late bloomer when it comes to fashion. I used to be a geek when I was younger. Just in my early 20s did I discovered the joy of dressing up. Thats why I love fashion blogs and I think all OOTDs are awesome.

5. I am the jealous kind of a wife. Just ask hubby.

6. I wish to have a pet someday. We have none at the moment because our fishes just died. We used to have 2 lovebirds, too. My girl loved them so much. Sadly, one died, and we let go of the other. 

7. I wanna try juicing. I read that it was a great way to be healthy. Although I have been juicing some veggies and fruits everyday for the past 2 weeks, I think I need to make this a lifetime habit. And I hope I can persuade hubby and Zay to try it, too.

8. I have a closet full of dresses I havent worn. I wish to have the guts to wear those soon. :)

9. I laugh at the most trivial things. And my laughter can be loud. Well, Im just happy that way. But when loneliness strikes, I can be too silent. Good thing, hubby is used to my mood swings and knows how to make me feel better. Right, Hon?

10. I hope to have another baby soon! Hopefully a boy. I'm not getting any younger, you know. :)

I nominate the following blogs which are equally, epically awesome!

Thanks, Madison! Hugs to your awesome mom!

And you, my dear reader. Yes, you are awesome. You most definitely are!


Friday, July 5, 2013

Watermelons and Farmville

I am praying for rain. Lots of rain! Because watermelons love it.

This is our little farm of watermelons. Hubby and I are both working but we have this little farm that our cousin is taking care of. We are not the one farming,per se. We are not the one working our butts off under the heat of the sun. We are the financial supporter. This is our sideline, our other source of income, our passive earnings.

Watermelons are easy to grow, and they grow fast too! Just 3 short months and its harvest time. It just that they need lots of water. They grow big when there is abundance of water. My hubby was kinda worried the past week since we were having dry weather here in Northern Mindanao. But thank God, rain has arrived! And quite a big downpour at that. I felt like dancing in the rain.:)

Doesn't this reminds you of Farmville?
This is what I love about living in the countryside! Watermelons, anyone?


Be Positive!

Although it’s a long way since new year, I am making a new resolution.  I am not fond of having one at the beginning of the year. It’s meant to be forgotten kasi after a few weeks. It seems useless to do this at all. Yet I realized that I have been ranting about my busy life in my past posts. I myself, found it too pessimistic. I noticed that I have become too negative, failing to see the little things that give little pleasures.  What have become of me? Why was I dwelling on things that are depressing and somewhat draining?

That’s why I am making a very late new year’s resolution. I am making a happy list every week. I am making a list of all the things I am grateful for the week no matter how small and irrelevant it may seem. I am going to be thankful and dwell on the positive things in my life. Sure, there are still things I am going to rant about. Of course, there are still situations I am gonna complain about. But from now on, I am not gonna dwell on those. I am gonna be grateful and make my happy list, knowing that my happiness starts in ME.