smpimg34.jpgI believe that our doorbell is possessed. DH changed it a few weeks ago and it would suddenly ring even though there’s no one outside. Or it would have this “clock chime” very much like a grandfather clock. I joked that our doorbell has an identity crisis, it does not know whether it’s a doorbell or a clock. It is very weird but DH blames it on the cold weather. He says that somehow the cold affects the chimes. Whatever, I still think it is possessed. That there’s some evil spirit lurking in the shadows with the intention of driving me crazy. Sometimes it would ring in the wee hours of the morning. The first time it happened, DH and I rushed to the door to see who it was, thinking that it was an emergency. Well, no one’s there and we just went back to bed but I lay awake that night thinking, tossing and turning. Sometimes I think crazy kids just out trying to have fun but I look out the window and no one’s there. It would ring on different times of the day and sometimes what bugs me is when I am in the bathroom and it rings, I rush outside the bathroom only to find out no one’s there. It drives me nuts! DH asked me if I wanted it removed but I said no, how do we know if there really is someone there? Even the dogs are confused. They bark whenever they hear the doorbell and wait for someone to come to the door but when we see that no one’s there, they just turn and do their thing. For now, I endure the chimes and hope that one day it’ll stop. Let’s hope when the warm weather comes that it’s all going to be normal again or else I’ll have to call an exorcist. LOL

Published in: on March 13, 2007 at 12:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Face the Facts

We just had our pictures taken for passport renewal and my older son Ches asked for the pictures, “may I please see the pictures, Mom?” So I handed it to him and after looking at all our pics, he said: “you look pretty, Mom”. I said “No, I don’t, I look ugly in that picture”. The younger one, G chimed in and said “no you’re not ugly, you’re pretty”. I said again, “No, I’m not”. And they both said “yes you are”, then Ches added “face the facts Mom, you’re pretty!”. I laughed and G said “yeah Mom, face the facts”. DH and I laughed.

Published in: on March 9, 2007 at 10:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

Thought for the Day

A Thought on Hope and Perseverance:

“Nothing really worth having is easy to get. The hard-fought battles, the goals won with sacrifice, are the ones that matter.”

— Aisha Tyler

Published in: on March 7, 2007 at 10:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Who Me?

I am so pleasantly surprised when people who know/knew me described me as “nice and sweet”. Great! Now I feel like a pastry. But seriously, I did not even know I’m sweet. And here I am, being described as such. The latest person is a friend I was close to in 8th grade. Like I said, I’m surprised. Because I can be cranky and sassy when I want to be and if the need arises I can be short tempered and bitchy. But apparently I’m sweet hence my new yahoo ID.

Published in: on March 6, 2007 at 10:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Wisdom from an Advice Column

You heard it right, I derive wisdom from a  lot of things as I am a voracious reader. Today it is from an advice column. It is from the Washington Post’s magazine. The column is called “Ask Marilyn”.

Why is it impossible for people – even the very bright – to not make mistakes? Joy T. from Sioux Falls, S.D.

When we are born, we know virtually nothing. To learn anything, we must explore new territory. So, unless we behave like passive receivers of information (like a computer being programmed) or have perfect luck and guess right every time, we will make mistakes. This activity expands when we go to school and retracts when we leave, in the absence of motivation or encouragement.

But in some people, especially those who are inquisitive and bright, the process continues throughout life. They never stop learning- and making mistakes. Others try to avoid error by staying in familiar territory. But life is short, and the world of learning so vast, that I feel safe in stating that if you do not make mistakes, you don’t know much.

This makes me feel much better especially when I make mistakes. I feel that life is not so hard after all, knowing that there will always be people who are making mistakes as I have. Life is full of hard choices and sometimes when we make choices we don’t know if it’s going to be the right or wrong choice. Hence mistakes might be made and it will always be a part of our lives.

I have this on my refrigerator door and the paper has yellowed with age (I cut out the date so I don’t know exactly when this was published). I think I might have had it for about 2 years now. It’s a good reminder for me whenever I feel really bad about a mistake I made.

Published in: on March 1, 2007 at 2:41 pm  Leave a Comment