Saturday, September 29, 2007

Day 1

Henry's probably at Ilocos already. I was meaning to write earlier today (I slept at 4am earlier and woke up at noon). I've said it already and I'll say it again, I'm really not used to not having him around. Keisha's been asking about him all day yesterday and today. I guess she misses her dad a lot. I understand why, he's her wrestling mate and playmate as well. She keeps asking when her dad will be home, and I always answer "Soon." I guess she's tired of hearing the same answer over and over again.

I was able to contact him through sms with one of our patron's cellular phones. But I'd like to hear his voice for a change.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Off to Ilocos

Henry's leaving for Ilocos tomorrow noon. He and some of his cousins will be on a field trip to the said province, and he'll be gone for 4 days and 3 nights. He's sound asleep right now, but as early as now I'm already beginning to feel sad. He's still here but I miss him already - does that make sense?

I packed most of his things tonight so that I won't be in a rush to pack tomorrow. But every shirt I folded and pants I ironed was filled with the longing that he won't leave. Although I know he'll only be gone for a few days and he'll be back sooner than I expect, I guess I'm just not used to having him not around. I know that he'll miss me and the kids too, and he's doing it for the money he'll be taking home.

I hope he'll have a safe trip and be back soon, else I'd go nuts.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Staying over at my mom's place

My eldest sister Elena surprised me this evening by suddenly showing up at my house and announced that she will be taking Keisha with her to my mom's place. I didn't want her to go at all since I'd miss her the moment she starts stepping out of my door. Then my mom called on my sister's cell and she told me that my dad would need to have an operation due to a clogged artery. Repeated instances of half of his body going numb were my mom's primary concern, not to mention the problem he's had with his gallstones. She said that my dad often talks about my daughter Keisha and says he misses her a lot. I suddenly got an ache in my heart myself, and I'm still worried over my dad. Imagine the effort he took to drive at night just to pick my daughter up. My mom wasn't kidding, he missed Keisha a lot.

I also hope that Keisha will eat a lot while she's there, because whenever she's sick or just recovered, she has little or no appetite. When Simone had a fever a couple of weeks ago, Keisha followed with matching cough and colds. I guess I shouldn't worry that much anyway, since they have their own pc, Keisha will still be able to play all the pc games she plays here at home. Plus, she's with people who love her, so she won't be harmed or anything. So need for me to worry. But I still miss her. A lot.

Applying for a Job

I had to leave really early today since I was called by a certain call center for an exam. I had applied for the position of Customer Care Specialist (the same position I had when I was still working with Convergys) through Jobstreet and two days later, they called my cell and conducted a phone interview, the first stage of their recruitment process. I passed both the phone interview and the exam, and I have to come back tomorrow for an oral assessment.

I hated leaving Keisha and Simone. I guess after several months of staying at home, I wasn't used to the idea of leaving them. I comfort myself with the thought that I'm doing this for them anyway, so I shouldn't feel bad. But nonetheless, that thought only provides a temporary comfort.

I have to go all through this guilty feeling tomorrow as I leave to complete the next step in the recruitment process. To be really honest, I'm more sad with leaving them than excited with the prospect of a new job.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I Fixed It!

Finally, I can peacefully sleep knowing that my Blogger template looks decent enough. You see, here's the problem I initially had. Whenever I tried uploading a new template (aside from those provided by Blogger) I always received an error message where the pop up window for the Preview was. I read in the Blogger Help forum that whenever you encountered such a problem, you can try a different browser, and/or clearing all your cookies and cache. This did not work for me, though. The second option was to remove all your existing widgets (I just copied and pasted mine on Notepad for easier uploading later) then try the HTML code. True enough, like magic, the template's on! Yipee! Now all I need to do is re-add those widgets and I'm off to a good night's (it's 3:30am my time right now) sleep. Ciao!

My Template's Screwed Up


I initially had on my well-loved Birdie Love template, but since I wanted to try out a three column blog, I had to park that template for a while. My first attempt to download and install a three column template was successful, but it wasn't really the look I had in mind. Yes, it does have three columns but I wasn't satisfied. So I downloaded and applied several other templates, some were successful and some I didn't know what I did wrong since I always get an error message and now, I'm screwed! No matter what template I apply, whether it be the original three column template I was using or the most recent ones, NONE OF THEM WORK!!! When I press Preview, the pop-up window where your blog preview should be gives me an error code that I should inform the Help center of. Now until I find a fix (which I will most likely not since I know zilch about htmls) I'm stuck to the templates blogger has. *sigh*

Monday, September 17, 2007

Trying out a New Template

For those of you wondering where my Birdie Love Template done by the wonderful TJ of Zazzafooky, it is safe and sound with me and will not be harmed (lol). I'm just trying out this three column template since I plan on monetizing my blog and having a two columned template just doesn't leave you with that much space for ads. Also, I'm not that knowledgeable with editing HTML scripts. To be honest, just looking at the script itself is enough to make my head hurt. This current template that I'm using allows me to use the customize function of the new Blogger, so I can pretty much just drag and drop items around.

Rest assured that once I get everything fixed and my ads are where I want them to be, I'll decide on whether to stick with this new template, or to switch it back the way it was.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Fever Remedies

I had my second daughter Simone immunized earlier today...I have to admit I really hate immunizations. Even before when I took Keisha to the doctor, I was the first one to cry when the shots were being administered. I guess it's the maternal instinct in me that doesn't want my kids to feel or be inflicted with pain.

Simone's fever is running pretty high right now, I'm glad I have my mom in law to help me with taking care of her. We're applying a cold compress to her forehead and administering her fever meds and cough meds on their scheduled hours.

I'm calling it in early for this night, I'm going to check on Simone first, and try to get Keisha to sleep early.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Here Comes September

It's just a month before my eldest daughter Keisha turns four. I wonder what I'll get her for her birthday. When September comes around, I can't help but be reminded of how near Christmas is. Just think, it's only less than 4 months away! Better make my Christmas list and avoid Christmas shoppers as early as possible. Hahaha.

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