Archive for May, 2011
When the husband arrived, my older brother and his family have moved back to their house. I think to give us some family time and they saw that I am now capable to taking care of myself again. Of course, my brother would phone everday to remind me to be careful. If he could just wave different feather flags as I walk to make sure I won’t stumble or fall, I bet he would do that. But of course, he knows that I am one independent woman who gets irritated easily with constant reminder. haha. So they are giving me spacce also. When the husband flew to Kuwait again, we were left in the house. Me and the little girl. At first it felt odd but I welcome the solitude. And right now, I am taking this opportunity to clean the house. This weekend I was able to clean our room again and my sister’s too. Tomorrow I planned to clean the kitchen plus the living room. I am going to prepare it for school time. This would make me busy and stopped thinking about missing the husband.
I did not allow the little girl to swim during the night of our stay in Sofitel because she has a cold. I am afraid that it might get worse and she would suffer clogged nose during our stay which can ruined our perfect overnight . So after going around the playground and playing with a kid we decided to go back to our room and sleep already. Of course, to compensate her non swimming night I let her play on the tub. And she enjoyed it immensely that her daddy is thinking of putting one in our house. lol.
I wanted to go out of town for our 6th anniversary but I know I don’t have time to prepare since I only got the date of the husband’s vacation a few weeks away from his arrival. And because it’s summer almost all beaches and resort are already fully booked. A friend has posted some pictures of them enjoying the resort like setup of Sofitel so I decided to just stay there on the day of our anniversary. I booked through agoda.com which has billed me around Php 8k. But when we tried using my sister’s BDO virtual card, it will only cost Php 6K. Hmp! With the price difference I can have a good back acne treatment already. But what done is done. From our house to the hotel we just used a taxi. Our original plan is to bring the little one’s telescope but unfortunately it does not fit the small Delsey luggage. And I don’t want to bring the bigger luggage. So we decided to leave the telescope.
It’s been about five years since the husband saw his group mates ( co workers) in IBM. Since I worked there also I know them personally and I know that the husband misses them. So when we scheduled to go South to meet his former boss to give him some important documents we decided to call some of our former office mates to have a lunch out with us. We picked Outback Steakhouse in Libis, since we know it won’t be that crowded. And the husband has been wanting to treat me here for a long time now since he know how I love to eat steak when we were in Kuwait.
Last May 3 was my 32nd birthday. I celebrated quietly. In fact, I intentionally removed my birthday in Facebook so there won’t be any notification that can be seen by my contacts. The husband and my siblings are teasing me that they would broadcast my birthday. haha. But they are scared of an angry me. lol. Yet, there are still those who have remembered. Most of them are childhood friends. They did not forget! lol! During my birthday, I just send the little girl to school, waited for her and chat with fellow moms. I had spaghetti cooked and cake delivered. I did this for the kids because they are expecting for the food. The celebration was simple but incomplete because the husband is not beside me. He promised he will make it up.
Every time the husband goes home for a vacation, I really don’t have the time to go online and blog. That’s because I have to take care of him and the little girl and most of the time we are out of the house in the morning and will be back late evening. It was fun but tiring. There are times I can barely walk. Or my feet are too swollen. Good thing I have a very dedicated husband who won’t allow me to go to sleep without giving me a massage. For eleven days we were able to enjoy being a complete family as the little girl would say. The husband was able to attend the last day of the little girls summer class, fixed some stuff in the house, bought me a new washing machine, overnight at Sofitel, trip down north and down south. Oh yes, we are indeed busy. But we are happy. Now, that he is back to work, the little girl and I are in the house. I am working while she is busy drawing. I always thank God for every moment together and even we are far apart. We are so blessed!
The last week has shown me a lot of things. The facts of life that all of us have to face. And with all those that is happening, I am thankful to the Lord that I have this kind of family. I have a loving husband who understands me and who have been with me through health and sickness. One of the things that happen last week was that someone was trying to reach him so that he can help her on what she is going through. I won’t go into details because it’s too personal. But what sticks to my mind was the husband telling her to leave something for herself. Try to pamper herself and if possible find a job that can help her cope. I am thinking maybe she can start looking around, she might be able to stumble into columbus jobs.
The husband is again in a different country. Miles away from us. It’s a difficult situation but we have to be practical. It pains me whenever he leaves. And it pains me more when the little girl would voice out her feelings about being sad and lonely because daddy is not by her side. Last night, she woke up crying. I just hug her because I know the reason why she was weeping. In the morning, I asked her why she was crying and she told me because daddy is not by her side. Maybe, you would asked. Why then do we choice to be apart? Well, as the husband have said it’s for a brighter future for us. Yes, he can get a job here in our country with above average salary. But still it won’t equate to what he is receiving right now. Not to mention the other benefits he derived from work. Plus the trainings outside the country where he is working. That’s why we have to sacrifice. But of course, we are planning some long term goal. One that can surpass the income that his job is giving so that he can settle here in the country for good.
Sometimes I wonder why there are kids who were born with birth defects? It makes me wonder especially during the time when I was pregnant with my daughter. At that time I have to take a lot of different medicine because of my illness. But before I take any, I would do some research even if my doctor has prescribed it. I wanted to be sure that no harm will be done to my unborn. So, it’s sad that because of negligence or ignorance there are kids now that suffer birth defects cause by Topamax. It’s no wonder there are those who file Topamax lawsuit through the O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949. I just hope they would be given the right compensation.
I always love having my husband in the house becasue he can easily fixed everything that is broken. For me he can do everything and solved every problem. I even think that he can come up with a business intelligence system if he wanted to. For this vacation, he was able to fixed our flush, fixed the shower, and do some fixing on our electronic appliances. The little girl and I call him Handy daddy. An adaptation from Handy Manny. The only thing left for him to do before he leave again for work is fixed our heater. Hopefully he can do it.