I am lagging behind in my blog. There are so many things I want to write about – G’s Mexican fiesta themed birthday party, the shuttling to and fro for school Thanksgiving lunches, the colors of fall, the house that turned into a B&B for the nth time, the weight gain, the endless parties, FishermanHub’s flu, C’s thoughts on girls, etc etc. I can go on and on and I cannot seem to be able get my thoughts together and start writing.

I apologize for the tags, memes and awards that I have yet to do/give. Life is crazy right now. Will be back as soon as I feel the need to rise above the surface to get me some air.

For now, happy thanksgiving everyone!

Published in: on November 20, 2007 at 11:59 am  Comments (15)  

Tags and Memes

One Word Meme 

I was tagged by Belle to do this interesting tag. I told her it’s going to be hard as I am a woman of many words. Too wordy sometimes, I think. So just imagine how hard it is for me to do this tag. LOL Just kidding, Belle!  

• Where is your cellphone? Table
• Relationship? Good
• Your hair? Long
• Work? Never-ending (that counts as one word, doesn’t it?)
• Your sister? Prettier
• Your favorite thing? Baking
• Your dream last night? None (twas a dreamless sleep)
• Your favorite drink? Tea
• Your dream car? Pick-up (truck)
• The room you’re in? Livingroom
• Your shoes? (fuzzy) slippers
• Your fears? unknown (the not knowing what or where or when)
• What do you want to be in 10 years? traveling
• Who did you hang out with this weekend? family
• What are you not good at? cleaning
• Muffin? Blueberry
• One of your wish list items? iPhone
• Where did you grow up? Philippines
• Last thing you did? drove
• What are you wearing? Jammies
• What aren’t you wearing? Socks,etc
• Your pet? Dogs
• Your computer? Laptop
• Your life? Chaotic
• Your mood? Pensive
• Missing? Philippines
• What are you thinking about right now? Kids
• Your car? SUV
• Your kitchen? Messy 
• Your summer? Fun
• Your favorite color? Brown
• Last time you laughed? today
• Last time you cried? october (?)
• School? fun
• Love? forgiving

Baby Talk

Lizzz tagged me for this!

1. Are there any babies in your family or circle of friends? Yes, I have a 6 month old niece.

2. Are you one of those people who use a high-pitched, sing-song voice when talking to babies and small children? Yes. I even do that to puppies too!

3. If you were standing in line next to a *very* pregnant stranger at the bank or grocery store, what would you say to her? Depends. If she talks to me first, looks friendly or I am feeling friendly, I will ask her “how far along are you?” followed with “do you know what it’s going to be?”

4. Similarly, what do you say or do near babies in public? smile, wave, make funny faces

5. When walking through a department store, are you the sort of person who can go by the baby clothes without even a glance or do you have to stop to ooh and ahh? I have to stop and say “awww, how cute! why wasn’t these around when I had my babies?”

I still owe a couple more tags but this’ll do for now. I won’t tag anyone right now but if any of you who are reading this is interested, please feel free to do the tag. Thanks!  

Published in: on November 15, 2007 at 4:50 pm  Comments (7)  

First Class Friendship


I received this award from Bang and Teacherjulie.  Thanks Ladies! I am touched beyond words and am so thankful for the internet. The blogosphere is such a great place to put our thoughts in print. And to have someone critique, comment and offer insightful thoughts is something I look forward to every time. While it is true that I write without thinking whether or not someone might read it much less learn and relate to the same expriences I am going through, I am thankful for those people. I in turn learn a lot from other people’s blogs. And to make a connection, to be “friends” albeit virtually is always a joy. So thanks Bang ang Julie! More power to both of you and here’s to many many more years of blogging together. Hugs to the both of you.

 These are the people who I feel are first class friends:

Momoftwo , Kathy , Rachel, Cookie, Tina 

Many many thanks for being first class friends!

Published in: on November 13, 2007 at 12:18 pm  Comments (7)  

I Wear My Eyeglasses At Night


In the 5 stages of Loss after denial, the last stage of which comes acceptance. In my case, it’s my loss of perfect vision and the need to wear eyeglasses. It all became apparent after I cannot read the street signs from a distance. And at night, I had to squint when I drive. Reading, which I love has become a chore and a headache, literally. And so, after reluctantly accepting the fact that maybe, just maybe, I really need to have my eyes checked, did I go to the Optometrist. As expected, he declared that my right eye is near sighted. Which would have been okay had I not been right eye dominant. My left eye was perfectly 20/20 except for what appeared to be old scars. What? My left eye has scars? Did you have an injury? the doctor asked. I shook my head no. What about in your childhood? I have no idea. Note to self: call my Mom in FL. The doctor then proceeded to tell me how I need to have eyeglasses and that instead of wearing bifocals, I should wear what they call progressive. The top part of the glasses was for distant vision – so I would be able to read street signs, the middle part whenever I’m at the computer and the lower part for reading. The doctor did advise me that it would feel weird the first few weeks after I’ve had the glasses and I might even be dizzy. Great! I am looking forward to it.

Choosing the eyeglasses itself meant I had to take a vote from all 3 boys – FishermanHubs and the 2 kids. After narrowing down the choices to 2 and being deadlocked (gee, you would think we were voting for the next Mayor), we finally decided on my new glasses. We had to take votes from the assistants and the staff too. My oldest son C wears glasses and FishermanHubs wears reading glasses (which he refuses to wear in public) so it is only youngest son G who has 20/20 vision.

It has been 2 weeks now and after a near collision with a car while I was driving under the bridge in the rain, I am still unsure if I will ever get used to this whole eyeglass-wearing thing.

Published in: on November 5, 2007 at 5:24 pm  Comments (14)