Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Keisha

It's my eldest daughter's fourth birthday today, aside from being a holiday due to the barangay elections, and right now I'm busy cooking. I just got the chance to be in front of the PC right now as I'm busy deep frying her chicken. I'm just glad she's really happy and excited. I think she knows that it's her birthday (aside from constant reminders from us) and she knows today is a special occasion. I'll try to post pictures this week about today's celebration, and I need to go now as I just might burn her chicken. Lol.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I Lost Php1,000 Yesterday

Keisha, my mom in law and I pushed though with our much-anticipated trip to Ongpin yesterday. Our trip was fantastic, except for the unfortunate incident that I only realized while we were already eating out and concluding our trip. I realized that I lost Php1,000 out of the Php3,000 total that we had. I honestly have no idea up to now whether I dropped it from my pocket (which also would be the first time in my lifetime to drop money) or someone had picked it up from my jeans pocket.

I find it sad that my first time to lose money would be that big of an amount, but oh well, there's always a first time for everything. I honestly don't want to think about it anymore as I can't help but feel bad at myself for being so careless, and plus the fact that no matter how had or how often I dwell on it, the money's gone and there's zilch of a chance it'll be back.

We bought Keisha a pair of sandals for her birthday to match her pink dress, a pair of earrings, a ring, a bracelet and a necklace that she refuses to take off and insists on wearing all at the same time. She reminds of a Christmas tree and the holidays that are only a few weeks away. I'm just glad that we were still able to buy almost everything that we planned on buying, except for a pair of shoes for Simone to wear on her older sister's birthday.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cleaning out Our Closet

I literally spent an entire afternoon just cleaning out the closet my husband and I share. I've been putting off this task for days, and today I finally forced myself to do it and be done. I even restrained myself from using the PC just so I could finish the monumental (or so I thought) task ahead of me.

There are a couple of things I do like about cleaning closets. One is that I'm able to find clothes that I like and haven't worn in months, primarily due to the fact that I don't know where they are and I'm too lazy to dig them from underneath the closet.

Second, I also find some odd stuff that my daughter Keisha has kept hidden in the closet. There was even one time we turned her room upside down to find the tv's remote control, only to find out weeks later that she hid it in the closet.

Third, now that I have everything organized, everything is so much easier to find. I know where things are and have an easy time finding them. I also have no trouble looking for a pair of socks for Henry's trips, my shorts, or a shirt to wear when I go grocery shopping. The only question is, as my husband asked, for how long will we be able to keep the closet as organized as it is right now? We have a bet that 2 weeks would be at the most, but we'll keep you posted just in case. :-)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Glad to be Home

My kids and I left our house, but I admit to be glad being home. I missed my worn-out messy bed, the cluttered room my husband and I share, and about a thousand other errands I kept telling myself I'd do but never gotten around to doing it at all. You can read about my and my kids' little escapade here, and all I can say is I don't regret having done it at all.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Going abroad is not in my thoughts...for now.

My uncle Jaime who lives in Pasadena recently called me up to ask me if I was interested in nursing jobs in California. He was ready to sponsor me and pay for any expenses that I might incur. He and his wife Nerry were also willing to let me stay at their house for the time being. He sent me a link to view a list of available nursing jobs that would best suit my skills, or at least those I could take courses for here until I was suited for the job. Through the link, I could also choose which state to be employed, and what type of nursing job exactly I would be applying for.

The question I first asked them was not the pay; rather, it was whether I could take my kids with me. When he said he wasn't sure, the thought of leaving my kids and Henry really saddened me. A lot. I had to turn down his offer no matter how good it sounded.

Life is hard, only my husband works, and I have two kids. Of course I need the money and decent work with an equally decent pay would be perfect to supplement our financial needs. But for now, the thought of working in another country is out of the question. I want to be here when they grow. Going abroad is really not in my thoughts...for now.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

An Unfortunate Incident

When Henry, Keisha and I went to SM Valenzuela yesterday, we had a really great time together. Our family day-outs have been very far in between, due to the nature of Henry's work and Simone, since she's only 3 months and we do not want to take her to malls yet, since she really won't appreciate where she is anyway.

When we were going home, it was raining, and Henry and I had a hard time getting off the jeepney we were riding, as Keisha had fallen asleep and she was relatively heavy. In addition, we were both carrying grocery bags each, plus Henry was holding the umbrella up for Keisha. The inconsiderate, ill-mannered, and downright obnoxious driver (the jeep had a plate number of DHY 887 which I will remember so I can inform the LTO office of his driving "skills") suddenly started the jeep while Keisha and I were still getting off. Henry shouted at the driver to stop, but he didn't listen. I shouted as well, "****, don't you see we're getting off? I'm holding a child for crap's sake." The stupid driver replied, "You're taking forever to get off, kasi."

That bastard. Excuse my language. But blood really rushed to my head when I thought of the worst-case scenarios that could have happened. If Keisha had tumbled down the road, I would have ripped that guy's head off. Even the remaining passengers in the vehicle loudly complained about the said a**hole of a driver. Henry was furious. If only it wasn't raining and he didn't have to hold our umbrella up, I'm sure he would have pulled the guy out of the jeep and gave him a solid punch on the face or two.

What upsets me is the fact that we were in an unloading spot on the road, so there was no need to rush. Second, the guy should have been considerate since it was raining, and most importantly, I had a child with me. Due to the rain, the traffic was pretty slow and the vehicle in front of him was moving only inches, so really, there was no need to rush. To think before I even stood up I told him, "Give me a minute, I have a child with me." But nooo, the a**hole just started his engine before we even had the time to get off.

Grrrr....That guy better not pray he get lost in our street otherwise, I will employ all my neighbors to beat the crap out of him. I am still going to report him to the LTO so that he be penalized of some sort, and so that he won't be doing what he did to us to other people carrying kids.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The not-so Long Wait is Over

Keisha's days of waiting and looking for her dad are over. Henry finally came home at around 5am earlier today, and Keisha had to be the happiest person on Earth. Although Keisha hates being woken up from sleep, when she saw her dad she was really really happy.

We went to SM Valenzuela and bought a lot of toys for her, did a bit of grocery shopping, and rode some amusement rides. It was raining pretty hard when we came home, but we managed not to get Keisha wet by carrying her most of the time.

Henry's out for another daily tour, but Keisha doesn't mind. Instead, she stated that she planned on not sleeping the entire day until her dad comes home.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Day 2

Henry's still at Ilocos and Keisha's getting sadder and sadder every day. There is no time wherein she does not ask where her dad is and how to get to where he is. She told me earlier,

"Mommy, is it possible that daddy found another daughter and doesn't like me anymore?"

I reassure her that she and Simone are the only daughters Henry has, but then she asks,

"Doesn't he miss me? Why won't he come home then?"

*Sigh.* How can you comfort a four year old whenever her dad is not around and is out of town for work? And how do I comfort myself, too? I'm trying really hard not to show Keisha that I miss her dad too, but I guess I'm not that good in conceiving my feelings.
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