Archive for May, 2012
According to weather forecast we are already starting to say goodbye to summer. I think this is quite true since it’s been raining for the past few days and it’s not just simple rains but rather heavy downpour. And we cannot hide the effect of the heavy rains that we are experiencing. Most of the time our cable signal is out and our dsl is a bit slowly and sometimes disconnected. Not only that our phone lines are also affected. I wonder if having vontage phone service would be beneficial to us. I guess we really have to look for a reliable phone service especially in this rainy period. We have to make sure that our communication is clear and uninterrupted.
Somehow I am irritated by the fact that there are people who pretend that they know how to maintain a house but unfortunately when they are in your house they don’t show even just a hint of consideration. I really hate it when I am trying my best to put things in perspective and someone would show off but when you look at what she is doing she is like a child that you need to guide even on the little task in the house. Oh yes, I am irritated and I am just preventing myself to speak out loud. I don’t like it that someone would not put back things on where she get it. I do hope in the future, she will learn how to really be a housewife in the truest sense.
Yes, today is the day that I have to apply for my driver’s license. My student permit was already a month old last Friday and I was scheduled to secure my license via A1 driving school. Before I go and look for reel mower sharpening let me share with you my experience in accomplishing yet another task as a mom. I really don’t like to drive because I believe that I am lousy when it comes to directions and calculations. As a proof of that, the first time we I drove the car to my daughter’s school, I turned in the wrong street and put some scratch in our car. But I really don’t have a choice since the husband bought a car and my daughter would not hear of my excuse when it comes to driving. I enrolled myself in a 12 hour driving course in A1 and I have learned a lot. I also asked them to process my papers. I paid Php 1800 for the assistance that they will giving me. As part of this assistance I have to go to SM North and later to LTO East Avenue. Our meeting time is 7:30, so I have to be on the road by 6:30. Fortunately, at that time there is no traffic. In A1, they gave us the form and reviewer. By 8am, they sent us to LTO through their vehicle. We first had our medical test ( urine and eye exam). I have to say, there is so much room for improvement when it comes to the rest room of the place were we had our urine tested. We paid Php 300 for the medical test. It’s nice that we have been assisted for the license. But I still say that it’s a bit expensive as compared to getting it on your own.
Right now, I am so sleepy but I am preventing myself to sleep. I needed to finish some chores and well, I wanted to watch another Korean drama. Oh yes, my addiction to the drama have resurfaced again, that’s why I slept around 3am and woke up by 6am. haha. I only got three hours of sleep and I was already thinking to postponed my plans for this day. But fortunately, my good side is much stronger today that I was able to encourage myself to take a bath and go to my appointment without eating breakfast. And yes, my day was fruitful and I am now thanking myself that I was not able to be dissuaded to fore go my plans. Now, another task have been accomplished. That feels so nice!
Hot tub therapy is a popular remedy for those who need stress relief, pain relief, and help with circulation problems. A lot of people take advantage of the many health benefits of soaking in a hot tub but not too many of these people are aware of an alternative to the regular hot tub therapy.
An alternative to the regular hot tub which is growing in popularity is a salt water hot tub. Salt water hot tubs are not very different from regular hot tubs except that it uses salt water. Salt water hot tubs have many benefits and unique characteristics that regular hot tubs do not have. Below are some of these benefits.
Last Friday we went to the birthday celebration of my uncle. There I got asked a lot of times on how I am doing since everyone knows about the health challenges I am facing. I am happy that my elders are happy to see me healthy. And some of them asked if I have a maid at home. And they were surprised when I say I don’t have. Yeah, I am one of those who have stuck out for the past six years of being a housewife and mom without any help. I know it’s not easy but it just give me the amount of satisfaction to know that I am the primary caregiver of my baby.
Happy Mother’s day to all mom’s out there! I have already received my mother’s day card from my daughter as for my husband I told him the car is more than enough gift for me. But if he wants he can still buy me the leather briefcases that I wanted for so long. Every time mother’s day comes I have mixed emotion. I am happy because I have a loving daughter who is growing to be the child that is love by many. But there is also a void in my heart because I miss my mother so much. She died when I was 15 years old and it’s already 18 years but I still get so sad when I remember her. I know the pain is less but I cannot help but think about the what if. I am just happy to know that where she is now she is no longer suffering. Again, happy mother’s day!
We are on the second week of my daughter’s Filipino program this summer. It would also be her last and I just realized that we are already in Mid May and a few days from now it would be time for school again. But I am still hoping that before summer officially ends we can do one more activity — swimming. And I am so happy that I found a cheaper swimming lessons as compared to the Php 6500 that is being offered to us by the nearby fitness center. And this lesson would be given by the Bert Lozada swim school and yes, I am going to enroll also. I am going to seized summer to learn those things that I don’t know. I am so excited hopefully the swim school can still accommodate us.
There are days that are good but there are days that are worst. When this worst day comes, I am confined in the bed and would get as much rest as needed. It really is hard since I am a mother and my husband is working outside the country and not at home most of the time. One of the most challenging days that I encountered is when I suffer rheumatoid arthritis like pain and could barely walk nor do any house chores because of the severe pain in my hands. When this happen I have to double up on my dose of prednisone and take some pain killers. It really is hard especially when my daughter wants to play with me or would have to go somewhere for her activity. Fortunately for me because of the changes that I have made with my eating habits I don’t experience those worst days anymore and I do pray I won’t have to experience them in the future because it affects not only my activity but also my mood and they way I deal with things. It really pays to know the adjustment you can do to make sure that you live your life as normal as possible even if you have a disease.
When summer started I was telling the husband that why is it that everywhere I go I saw sign about summer reading programs. There are even posters that says they can make y0ur child read within two weeks. If not, they will give you back their money. Then there are also math program and sports but not one offer Filipino. lol. The husband was telling me because Filipino is the spoken language of the majority that’s why there is no need for any tutorial for it. But I told him, some kids need it, especially one kid, our kid If I can only find a school that would offer tutorials for it, I would definitely grab it. And maybe because I am already sending silent prayer about it, I received a text from Anevay’s teacher that they would be offering Filipino this summer. Hallelujiah! I did not think twice I told them they would be seeing Anevay this summer and right now she is on her third day and she is loving it. I wish by next year she understand and speaks Filipino already.