Archive for July, 2011
I think I have not blogged for a week already. I have been busy starting Friday of last week when we fetched the husband from the airport. I have also been dealing with some stressful group somewhere and I am so happy to say that even if they try to bully me I still managed to show them that those who are pure of heart wins the game. hahaha. Saturday, was our daughter’s birthday plus an activity in school. It was a tiring but happy day. Meeting of friends and having fun. Because of all the activities, I forgot that I have to look for curt hitches. Then Sunday we were able to rest but Monday was the celebration for the birthday of our little princess in school. Again, it was fun. We also traveled to Eastwood for some errands and fortunately we met some of our former office mates and friends. Three days of rain and fever for the little girl afterward. Actually, until now she have slight fever at night. I just hope tonight will be an okay night for her because tomorrow Daddy would be on his way again to work. We will be missing him but then again we are lucky that we will be seeing him after three months.
I know that it’s the rainy season in our country. But before the husband arrived I wish it would somehow rain during his vacation since they don’t have rain (or they seldom have rain) in the country where he works. He loves rain. Unfortunately what I have wished for was too much. haha. Oh yes, it rain. In fact they was a typhoon that have imprisoned us in our home for about three days. lol. Still, I am thankful because the rain gave us more time to bond at home, we are well rested and we save a few bucks because it’s our practice to always eat out when the husband is here. Save for a dinner at Jack Loft in LIBIS, we have our breakfast, lunch, and dinner at home. And yes, I become a full pledged cook! Preparing food for three full meals plus snack.
Once the husband is home next week we decided to look fro schools near our place where the little girl can enroll next year. Imagine, I already have an incoming Grade 1 next school year. That is there would be school who would admit her at her young age. But academics wise, her teacher already assessed her to be ready. So aside from looking for power tool batteries, the husband and I are bent on nailing down a good Catholic school (non – exclusive) with a reasonable number of teacher – student ratio. According to the husband we just chose a good school with an affordable fee but we just supplement our daughter’s learning by enrolling her to Enopi and Kumon. Yap, that’s an AND not an OR. I am thinking of going back to Kumon for her Math and continuing her Enopi english. But we stick to our choice that we want a Catholic school for her. I am praying that we would like the environment of the school I have picked out through my research in the internet. Let’s see!
Truth is, I don’t really want to throw a party for her 5th birthday. For me the party in school is enough. But the husband insisted and also I cannot take the fact that we won’t be celebrating for her birthday. Since I don’t want the hassle of involving myself in cooking and cleaning, I decided to just booked again in one of the fast food resto nearby. I have already crossed Jollibee on my list since she had her celebration there last year. So, we went to McDonalds. Two branch have only one slot each left. One is 7pm and the other one is 11am (but someone already pencil booked it). Then my sister told me to try Shakeys. At first I don’t like it because of the theme. They only have superhero theme but the food is okay. I just ignored the theme and booked the place. I am quite happy with their prizes for games and stuff for the loot bags. I like them. So now we have a venue for her birthday on the 23rd and then on the 25th we will be celebrating again in school.
Since the dismissal time of the little girl is past 1pm, when we get home she would readily demand to eat because she is very hungry. Most of the time her line would be followed up with ‘I want to eat at Jollibee’. And there are times I am too tired to cook and prepare her food so I just give in. Either we go to the nearby Jollibee store or I call for delivery. I know this is poor diet in our part and would eventually lead to taking some phenphedrine. But what can I do when laziness and empty stomach strikes at the same time? haha. And since we are regular customer of Jollibee delivery, I got this notepad.
The sister in law of a friend of mine is the director of the new show of Judy Ann Santos in ABSCBN. She mentioned it to me when we passed by the place where the taping of the show is (which is just near our home). She told me if we wanted to watch she can tell her sister in law and we can be granted entrance . And since the class of the little girl have culinary class, wherein they wear their chef uniform I asked her if it’s possible that visiting the show would somehow be an itinerary for the kid’s learning trip. She said she’ll asked and now I am just waiting for her reply. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will pushed through. The students would surely have fun and the mommies too!
Yesterday the husband asked me what gift should he bring me? I told him I don’t want any since I cannot really think of things that I wanted for now. And I know he will opposed a bit that I wanted Fitflops and an LV bag. lol. Kidding aside, he asked me if I wanted a kindle book. I told him as of the moment I don’t have a need for it. Because as much as I want a kindle, I can read the ebooks that I want through my IPHONE. So now he is a bit clueless on what to bring home for me. haha. He cannot exceed the last gift that he give me the last time he went for his vacation but that’s because he was bringing home gifts for my birthday and our wedding anniversary. Well, right now, honestly I would prefer cash since we still need to pay some insurance premiums, tuition fee and some other expenses. We have a lot of things to do as usual and the cash would be a great help.
There have been issues that have been raised on one of the community I am in. If you come to think of it, the issues that are being raised are quite petty and can be resolved by simple talk. But unfortunately, some of the members of the community have been influenced by one person who seems to attack the community where we all belong. Oh yes, she is a member of our community but it seems that she is bent on destroying the place where she belongs. I cannot get her point because if she is not satisfied with the result she should just leave than trying to be negative in everything and also starting some conflict with the members. Oh well, as I said to each its own but what goes around comes around, right? I pity this person since she cannot find peace in herself. I just wish those she tried to influence should be open minded and would have their own stand instead of taking sides and in the process won’t be able to direct their own issues and resolved them.
For this week, I was able to cook some meals for me. Meaning, food that I actually like and my daughter does not like. lol. I am craving for some vegetable meals. And I am thinking since it’s vegetable I can eat a lot and be a lot healthier. What I don’t know is if I will gain some pounds and would resort to taking diet pills already. But since I am also doing my minutes on the treadmill I am hoping I will not. So, this week, I was able to bake tuna which I marinated using the Mama Sita barbecue marinade. Its tasty and the tuna seems like chicken meat. Then along with the tuna, I cooked touge (Sautéed Mung Bean Sprouts). I was also in the mood to have Pancit Bihon and I am satisfied with the results of my cooking. Yes, I am trying different recipe so that when the husband comes home I can cook different variations of meal. Now, I wanted to have baked fish and chicken cordon bleu. Not sure though if I have time to cook this week.
Since the schedule of the little girl is midday, I admit I am neglecting some household chores like cleaning the house. As of the moment, what I can only do is cook and clean up a little bit. Do laundry during the weekends. I cannot do a lot since I stay on the school to wait for the reason that I am scared to go without any escort and sometimes my daughter still looks for me during class hours. She always tell me to just wait in school. And during Saturday and Sunday we rest and do her school assignments. So, I know I have to somehow make a way to clean up especially since the husband is coming home and I am planning to have my daughter’s here at home. As opposed to celebrating it outside. Well, I am still undecided on that matter. I’ll see what I can do this week.