Archive for March, 2011
Despite the fact that I am still in my walker, I still feel very blessed. True, I cannot go outside except for my check ups but there are special occassions that I am able to attend in my condition. And now, I am just waiting for April to come and have my doctor say that I can walk normally already. Truth is, I sometimes walk around the house without the aid of my walker. I also try to do some 30 mins of walking in our garage to strengthen my muscle and hope it will help me lose weight.
Though I am not working and not entitled for bonuses, I still am looking forward to the month of May and December. This are the month when company would give the midyear bonus and 13th month pay. Oh yeah, I may not be working but the husband is receiving a handsome pay on those two months. You can say that it’s double his monthly salary. And because of that it’s also time for us to plan what we are going to used the money for. More often that not, half of it will go to purchases of gadgets or appliances. We tend to do an uprade every year.
Every year ever since our daughter was born. I always make it a point that we go on a vacation as a family.I always look forward to planning these vacations because it’s the perfect time to bond and unwind. Most of our family getaway are just inside the county and we only went out of the country once. But of course we planned to change that. After we have explored the beautiful islands of our country we want to go out and look what the world has to offer us. That’s why I always look for affordable private tours which we can avail.
I know I have a competitive spirit. This stems from my childhood when I was in school and my goal is always to be on top of the class. When I was in college I tried to mellow down but still it shows. And as I enter the corporate world I cannot ignore it. When I quit from work to be a full time mom, I thought I won’t be competing anymore. I was wrong. I just knew I won’t be content to stay at home and do nothing. Even if I am not working I found a way to earn my share. And I explored an unchartered territory and was able to conquer it. Now I have a steady flow of income every month. And because I have conquered it already I found myself wanting to quit and move on to the next discovery. I told the husband that I am getting lazy blogging. I wanted to try other things. Something bigger than blogging. I again wanted to go out but not to work in the office. I am done with that. I wanted to go back to school, enroll myself in a course and establish a business of our own. I am not targeting a full course, I know I would get bored with the lectures and the traditional research because this past decades I have been dependent on technology. I rarely do manual paper works and if there is something to be done manually I would try as much as I can to convert it to something that can be done easily through the computer. Oh yeah, I am planning to enroll myself into the open university. I am doing some research on what business I would be able to put up. I would still continue to blog but I don’t know for how long. I wanted to quit but you see I also want to put up some more blogs. haha. I don’t know. I just have to think some more.
If you are regularly watching the shows at Playhouse Disney channel you will be familiar with what a GO BAG is. The mini program SAFETY PATROL have been discussing about it. And the husband has been telling me to have one because he has one already. You know that my husband is in one of the country in the Middle East and of course, there is an uprising in some of the countries there. As a way of preparing he have a bag that he can used when something untoward happens there. He is also planning to exchange some of his money to dollars.
I have a lot of things is my need to buy list this summer. haha. So, I am trying not to used much of our funds this day so that I can save and splurge once the husband is here already. He wanted to buy a new refrigerator and washing machine. Told him I don’t agree with disposing our ref yet but with our washing machine I know we needed a new one. And I know the husband won’t approved buying the basic washing machine. He wanted one just like what we are using because he is considering my situation. Both appliances are already four year old and my WM is already malfuntioning. Then I also planned to buy one closet for the other room to be storage for towels, bed sheets and of course my bags. haha. And one more for the toys of the little girl. I also buy furnitures and appliances when the husband is home since he is more meticulous that me and he knows what to look for. I am thankful that an unexpected blessing came last night. It is a big addition to our budget.
I have both YM and SYKPE in my GOOGLE PHONE. I can call anyone in my list using my phone. And since the husband’s phone was bought about two or three years ago, I told him it’s about time to buy a new one and I told him to buy either one that has android market or an IPHONE. And he bought an IPHONE plus he also seen some turtle beach stuff which he wanted to buy in the future. So, the next step was install YM and SKYPE since the is one of the reason he opted to purchase the iphone. Yesterday we started having video chat and it worked. He had asked the phone company for an internet service which charged him around Php 1500/month. And since our house has WIFI we can talked phone to phone. And yes, we are hoping this would lower our telephone bills. We cannot prevent ourselves from calling each other on a day to day basis. Not to mention the text messages we are sending. I am using both the landline and my cellphone to call him. Our phone bill is about Php 3k per month ( but there are times it reaches Php 5k) but that includes our bill for the DSL also. Hopefully we can see some changes in the next month. And I love being able to call him when I have the urged to talked to him. I am happy talking to him before I go to sleep.
There was a SEAT SALE announcement yesterday from CEBU PACIFIC. I tried to booked a flight to Caticlan this for July ( for my daughter’s birthday) and guess what I have successfully found round trip flights and the cost is just 5k. I could have paid it right there and then but I prevented myself. In the end I close the browser and just forget about it. haha. I really wanted to go to either Palawan again or Boracay for the little girl’s birthday and the husband is coming home. I know a vacation like this will have a relaxing effect on the husband and he would be revived going back to work. But we have priorities that’s why I am avoiding any expenses. We wanted to finish paying the PAGIBIG LOAN for the house. And I wanted to save as much as we could for emergency purposes. Yet, I cannot help thinking a vacation would be great for us. Oh well, July is still far. Things can change.
When I was young, summer means playing under the sun for the whole day. I never got to experienced attending summer activities because my mom thinks I have too much pressure during school days. Summer is rest day for my brain. hahaha. But now, I guess, times has change. Though I would have wanted to escape the metro and bring the little girl to our house in the province, I think both of us won’t survived it. lol. For one the heat is not the same as before. And my health would be a problem. Having LUPUS makes me sick when I am exposed to the sun. And of course my recent condition won’t allow it. It’s a blessing that I am not yet one of those who needs a social security disability because I am just a temporary disable. When I the doctor gives me the go signal, I can walk normally again. And once that happens, me and my daughter would be attending different summer classes.
It’s only the third day that the little girl has no classes and I can see that she is definitely bored. Despite the fact that she has the computer, IPAD, and the TV to entertain her plus her older cousin to play with. This morning she is asking if we can now go to SM. Oh, indeed she wants to go out. haha. I am counting the days till my next check up and I wish this time I will received the good news.