With blogging that is. Plain and simple. That's basically why I don't update as much. I wish I'm one of those bloggers who can come up with something really interesting to write about...but I'm not. First, I'm not a writer. I don't like composing something so I have something to post. I tried...I failed unfortunately. But still here I am blogging.
Anyhoo...this is my very first blog. I started it because I saw some 'virtual friends' are doing it for fun so one day I just decided to take the plunge. That's almost 6 years ago. I won't deny that I make a few bucks here and there but it is something negligible. But for a time, that was the only thing that kept this blog going.
I still do that every now and then. The only difference this time is I try to choose what to write about. I used to write about anything. Not anymore. I'd rather not post instead of posting something I don't approve of. It's tempting sometimes because those topics I refuse to write about pay quite a bit but I try to stick to my decision and not take them.
Anyway, that's my update for the day [week? month, maybe?]. Hopefully I'd be able to update again soon.
It came and went quietly in this household. It was all up to me if I wanted to do something on the day itself and I decided to stay home. Hubby suggested the day before to eat out...lunch, maybe. The little one excitedly agreed and suggested a place....frozen yogurt store. Yep, she loves that place so much. For some reason we always end up going there right around lunch time so she thinks we can just have lunch there. Ha! Anyway, we didn't go. I just didn't feel like going out...at all. Besides the husband got busy digging the pipe for the gutter in the backyard because it's flooding the flower bed when the it rains hard. That somehow contributed to my decision to stay home instead of going somewhere. There is always a next weekend...
Since I was lazy ~hence the reason for staying in ~ I decided to just order delivery for our dinner. We only had 2 choices...pizza or Chinese. I chose the latter. It's been a while since we ordered Chinese and it's something I was craving for yesterday. Dinner went well and we didn't have to wait in line...tee hee...
Anyway, it's a brand new week again. In a few weeks, we'll be done with the first half of 2013. And before we know it, we'll be welcoming a brand new year instead of just a brand new week. What????? Yeah yeah....jumping the gun here. Let's enjoy this year first [or whatever's left of it] instead of thinking about welcoming the next year. I'm sure many more things will happen between now and then....
Eversince we moved here about 5 years ago, I've been sort of bugging the husband about me starting a vegetable garden. He has nothing against it of course because it's going to be a source of healthy alternative for us. Still, no vegetable garden has been started around here. Well, that's not entirely true. I actually attempted to have a 'potted vegetable garden'. I had several pots of different veggies like okra, eggplants as well as tomatoes and sweet potatoes. Let me just say...it was a failure. Yes, I was able to get a few produce out of them but not enough to call it even just a little bit of a success. The eggplants were a total fail because the flowers kept falling off so the plants didn't yield a single eggplant. I guess that's the reason why I haven't started a real vegetable garden.
Anyway, we now have vacant plot at the back. It used to have blackberry bushes. Hubby asked me a few weeks ago what I want to do with that plot. I told him 'jokingly' that I want to plant sweet potatoes there primarily because I want the leaves off of them. He said 'okay'. Oops! I didn't actually expect him to just agree but he did so now I'm left with a dilemma of whether I should really just put sweet potatoes there or if I should plant some other veggies. He asked me last weekend when I plan in planting the veggies. I guess I'd have to come up with a plan as soon as possible because spring is very much here and summer is just around the corner. Oops...actually, summer is here...just ask our meteorologists.
Let's be honest here. I don't like going to the doctor. Nothing against them since my nephew is a doctor and I adore him but there is something about visiting a doctor that scares the heck out of me. For that reason alone, I try to avoid doctor's visits if I can. But I am not getting any younger and I know that with aging comes some medical issues. Since that's inevitable, I'm trying to find some alternatives to regular doctors like maybe find a naturopathic doctor instead of the regular medical doctor. Now, don't get me wrong. I still believe in medical doctors. I just think that there are other ways to ward off illnesses and other sickness aside from medications. Some preventive measures that a naturopathic doctor may be able to help me with.
I've been reading a little bit about naturopathic medicine since I came across it a few months ago. What I like about it is it combines natural therapies with standard medical diagnostics. It's not like I'm completely shutting the benefits that modern medicine has to offer by going to a naturopathic doctor. I like the idea of using other methods like acupuncture, which I've heard a lot of from friends and family who have had it done, as well as some botanical medicines which my grandparents used when they were still alive. There is so much more about naturopathic medicine that I don't know about and I'm going to find a naturopathic doctor to learn more about it. I'm just hoping that we have one somewhere nearby.
Catchy title eh? Nothing serious. I'm just talking about a plate that dropped on the floor when I accidentally hit it last night. It shattered into tiny pieces. The plates are made to resist breaking, chipping or scratching but they're obviously breakable as proven by the tiny pieces in my trash can right now. I guess the force of the drop was too much for the plate to actually resist from breaking..... Tiny pieces flew in the air and since our house is an open plan, I found a piece in our living floor as well as in other places. I had to vacuum last night, like 8, to make sure I got all the shreds of plates that may have flown over the cuckoo's nest...LOL.
That's about the most exciting thing that happened to us around here lately. Ha! And that's the way I like it. I want a calm, stress-free life so we avoid anything exciting like that...tee hee.
Things have been calm for the most part. The hubby brought home a cold virus from his trip to Canada a few weeks ago. We tried to contain it by staying away from him for a week but that's actually a futile effort on my part because we share almost everything. Unless he scrubs everything clean with say, Lysol, after he uses it [sink for instance], then I'm bound to be infected with the lovely virus. And infected I got. The good thing is it only lasted for a few days because I came prepared. I took my ever dependable Alka-Seltzer as soon as I felt the first signs of a cold coming on. My main concern was not myself but our little one. I'm happy to say, she didn't catch it...so Yay!
That's what our little one said to me over breakfast today. There's a reason behind as to why she feels like days are dragging. She's having a birthday soon and she can't wait for it, of course.
I remember being that impatient when I was young. I couldn't wait for special occasions to arrive. But as I got older, it seems that's no longer the case...especially after I became a mother. If only I can slow down time so our little one does not age as fast as she is then I'd probably would. But that's not possible so I just try cherish all the time I can spend with her everyday.
We don't have any "party" planned for her. We have a couple of plans but not a party. Dad wants to do something with her over the weekend of her birthday and we will have cake/ice cream on her birthday itself. For her part, she wants to go to the frozen yogurt store that we've been frequenting the last few months and stuff ourselves with the 'healthy ice cream'. She said that's her favorite place of all so we'll definitely drop by the place.
I'm sure that before we know it, our little one will not be little anymore. Actually she's not 'little' anymore. I just want to call her 'little one' because that's how she'll always be to me no matter how old she is. Truth be told, I'm dreading the day when she tells us one day that she wants to move out so she can have her own place. If I can, I would keep her here with us as long as we could. Is it wrong to wish that? I hope not....
For crying out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I'm pissed! Beyond that actually.
The story. I do a lot of my payments online...for YEARS...with no problem...until this month. It started with a phone bill that I almost always pay every first of the month. For a reason unknown to us, the payment bounced back. I called the phone company and they of course asked me to call the bank because it's the bank that rejected the transaction. I called the bank. They wanted me to call the phone company which I already did. To make this first story short, I had to do the payment process once again. Bounced back for the second time around. I started getting aggravated. I called the bank again. NOT THEIR FAULT! They said the phone company submitted the wrong information that's why it bounced back. Fine. We paid this particular bill over the phone because of this screw-up.
A week later, I paid another bill. Same thing happened again. Bounced back. Same process. Called the company only to be told to call the bank. The bank said: NOT THEIR FAULT! Again. Resent the payment. Bounced back again. I called the bank not only because of that bounced payment for the nth time but because 2 of our automatic payments did not go through as scheduled. I DEMANDED an answer and an explanation. What do you know....IT IS THEIR FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At first they called it bank error, then a human error. They apologized and said it won't happen again. We'll see. I'm still not a happy camper. I want them to take responsibility for their incompetence. I told them that if only they did what they were supposed to do when it first happened which was to get to the bottom of it instead of pointing fingers, then I wouldn't have to miss work just to sort their mess. Ugh! I am really really irked this happened. We are SERIOUSLY considering switching banks because of this.
Yep, that's almost $4.5 Million. Apparently, that's what the US lost when the infamous [to me anyway] daylight savings time took effect last Sunday. Is that worth more than the one hour sleep I lost because of the switch? Of course not. My sleep is worth way more than that. Ha! I don't really know how the US lost all that money because of an hour lost but if you're interested to know, read it here. I didn't get past the first couple of paragraphs because I'm still sleepy from that 1-hour lost of sleep....tada!
In fairness, I've adjusted to the time change a lot better this year compared to last year...or the year before that. My sleep is still a bit uneasy but I'm getting used to going to bed 'an hour earlier'. The little one on the other hand is still adjusting to it. It's already Thursday and I still have to go to her bedroom to tell her it's time to get up. She has her alarm set at 7 but because it's still dark outside, she slips back under the sheets and just continue her lala land trip. I'm hoping she'll be fully adjusted by this weekend
Anyway, back to this day light savings time pain. I only have one question: WHY????? Does it really help? No one seems to think so. I think I have yet to read an article saying something good about it. Everything that I'm seeing is on the negative side. I think it's high time they [whoever they are???] start thinking about getting rid of it. Seriously.
Who knew that looking for address plaques, specifically house address plaques, will take so much time? Not me for sure. I thought it will only take me a minute or so and it would be a done deal...but that is not so. I've been tasked to look for address plaques by an in-law who just came back from another state. They used to live here but decided to move a couple of years ago only to come back 'home' as they call this state a few months ago. I honestly didn't even know they were even back until some sad events happened in the family. To make the long story short, we reconnected.
When they left the state they sold their house here so they are now renting while looking for a new home. Anyway, they found a great property to buy. They got it 'dirt cheap' as she likes to call it but it also needs a lot of work. But because of the 'sad event'. my sister in law does not have the time to be on the computer to research on the things they need like address signs for their new house. That's where I come in. I was tasked, maybe volunteered, to help out. This is the reason why I've been stuck on the computer for a few days now looking at different whitehall products so I can give my sister in law some details when we see each other this coming weekend....for yet another sad event. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something before that happens. And hopefully next time we see each other after this weekend will be at the house warming of their new house.
That's the weather around here alright. We just never know what we're going to get on a day to day basis. Last weekend, the weather report said that it would be in the high 70s so we made plans to go canoeing in the park. What do you know. It rained and the temperature almost didn't make it to 70. We weren't able to go canoeing obviously. Instead we decided to pay hubby's grandma a visit at the hospice. But that didn't go well either because we got held up [on the phone] and left the house later than expected. G'ma was in bed resting when we got there. We just said a quick hello because she'd rather rest [which she needs, of course]. We were in and out of there in less than a minute.
This week is also very unpredictable. It started out warm enough but it's now getting cold. If we can believe the weather report, we're going to have quite a cold weekend...in the low 60s for the high. Maybe we should plan another canoeing since the temperatures seem to go the opposite. Hmmm....But we can't. We need to attend a service for a relative. Yep, family matter. Hopefully there won't be any drama [as if the service itself is not sad enough] and that it goes smoothly. We haven't seen most of those who will be there so I'm expecting a lot of stares, maybe 'enthusiastic[????]' hellos, how are yous. Maybe?
So yep...crazy as can be. And I'm not only talking about the weather anymore.