Friday, December 30, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Without any doubt, I am going to do vegetable gardening again next year and I will even plant more vegetables and I will start early also so that my tomatoes and peppers can bear more before extreme summer heat starts.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Everyone I know is already looking forward to Fall. My family and I can't wait for the temperature to cool down so we can start doing outdoor activities like camping, hiking and gardening. Few days ago, I already started looking for some camping and hiking gears for my husband and the kids. I found great tourmaster dri-mesh gloves in a discounted price and I think I will get one for hubby and the kids. I am also looking into bags or backpacks that we can use to store food, drinks and medicine kit during hiking.
Cool weather , where art thou? Rain, please come sooner so that the grass and the plants will be green again, the lakes and rivers will be filled again and the temperature will cool down. One thing is sure y'all, I can't wait for Fall to come!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I was driving in Hwy 360 today southbound when I saw an overturned car in the northbound. The wheels were still rolling and there were paramedics and firefighters who were on the scene. My heart began beating so fast. I had goose bumps; I was scared looking at the scenario on the other side of the road. I don't know what causes that horrible accident but I hope no one got seriously hurt if not lost their lives.
The accident that I saw reminds me of two things. First, be a safe driver to yourself and to other drivers on the road. Always take precautionary measures and not just drive as if you are the only driver around. Second, accidents or unexpected circumstances could happen in just a wink of an eye. Stay calm and focus; in most cases, these great characteristics can save yours and other people's lives. I know it is normal to get panic when things turned out the other way but try to stay as calm as possible.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
If someday, we will have the money to buy one we will definitely buy one. We love outdoor activities and camping and a small RV will be perfect for us since we are only a small family and there will be less maintenance and RV repairs.
If you own one, don't forget to buy mechanical breakdown insurance for future RV repairs.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Why we love Houston's? We have a simple answer to that. We love the food, the people and the ambiance. They have the most delicious homemade smoked salmon in town. It is our all time favorite and one of the reasons why we always and will always go back there!
Here is hubby's homemade smoke salmon and dip. It taste just like Houston's.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Okay, I have to admit that I have been spoiled by my husband with beautiful flowers and gift baskets during special occasions. During Valentines, Mothers Day and our wedding anniversary, I received beautiful roses and other kind of flowers in my office. It was really a great surprise for me. Yes, I know my husband will always do something special during special occasions but the timing and the way he will deliver the gifts is something I still can't predict. I think it is very romantic and full of excitement and I love it so much.
My husband will always pick a flower or gift to my liking and wishes. He knows me so well that he already knows which floral arrangement value I would love the most. Actually, the price of the gift doesn't really matter; what matters most is the thought and the note that goes with the gift.
As my husband and I continue our journey to the future, I am sure there will be more flower and gift deliveries during special occasions. I think later on the flower company that hubby always buy the flowers and gifts will give him a membership for a lifetime and hopefully discounts as well.
I love flowers and I crave and appreciate surprises and excitement! Don't you?
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Unfortunately, we don't have extra in the house so hubby has to go to the store to get one. It was a quick trip for him though because there are a lot of stores close to our house. When he was back, I noticed that he bought extra tv cables just in case we need one for the other TVs in the house.
After hubby put up the TV on its new location, the family room upstairs looks even nicer and more cozy. Another job well done for my personal home decorator/interior designer. LOL
Friday, July 15, 2011
I always dream of having my own small vegetable garden in our backyard and finally I was able to make it. Thanks to my dear husband for all his support and help in setting up the garden and watering the vegetables every morning and afternoon when I have to be early at work and stay late to do OT.
I am very much pleased on the outcome of both front yard plants and flowers and my vegetable garden. I have been harvesting some vegetables already like okra, pepper, tomatoes and now my eggplant starts bearing fruit. I can't wait for the time when all of them will bear fruits and I don't have to buy them from the supermarket. Most of all, I will be using organic vegetables straight from my garden.
Here are some pictures. Enjoy.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
However, time will just go by quick and soon winter will be here. It will soon be cold if not freezing cold and everyone will start to turn on their heater and start building fire in their fireplace. As early as now, some of our friends are now renovating their fireplaces and adding fireplace mantels. If your fireplace doesn't seem to be the focal point in your living or family room, try to add fireplace mantel to it. I have seen a lot of houses whose family room have changed a lot by simply adding fireplace mantels to their fireplaces.
Do a research and check which fireplace mantel suit best for you and your home, then start planning for your renovation. If you are a handyman, then renovation as simple as this won't cost you a buck for the labor.
Everyone at work already anticipated that we will be very busy after the long July 4th weekend and we are all correct. We were swarmed and the office was packed all throughout the day everyday of the week. Honestly, we do like it because more customers mean more work and it means job security for everyone.
As always, I do appreciate the additional day off during holidays although waking up and getting ready in the morning for work isn't easy especially if you are like us who accustomed ourselves to stay in bed until almost noon if there is no work. Just like you, whenever we have no work we try to catch some sleep, rest and stay in bed as long as we can especially if the yard doesn't need to get mowed and there is no schedule house cleaning.
Since we have a longer weekend, so work week is shorter and I can't believe that tomorrow is already Friday. TGIF! Yahhoooo! I honestly can't wait for the weekend to come! After a very busy week at work, I can now relax until Monday comes.
To y'all, have a great weekend!
My cellphone isn't new but not one of the very old model. It is touch phone with 3G and WIFI feature. I have a Samsung Behold but hubby always insist that I should buy a new phone either the new Samsung, LG or iphone. He always ask me several times if I want a new phone and I always insist that my cellphone is still okay even if it is already 2 years old. Sometimes I think of giving up to my hubby's request anyway there is nothing wrong about getting a newer phone. Maybe then we won't have any moment when we have trouble hearing each other during calls.
If I have to get a new phone, I would prefer to have an iphone. Let's see what I will actually get when I decide to let go of my behold. :-)
Friday, July 1, 2011
I am not being conceited but I think we have one of the most green and well-manicured yard in the neighborhood. Thanks to my wonderful husband for diligently cutting and trimming the grass every week. Yes, you hear it right; he does it every week on his day off.
Sometimes I come home from work and I see my husband mowing outside. Since it is getting too hot here in Texas, late afternoon is more sense. Having a beautiful yard isn't a joke. On the other side, it is a great form of exercise especially when you have to push your lawn mower back and forth across your yard for an hour.
One time, I jokingly told hubby that he will not worry because our yard will always be maintained beautifully even when we are older because I will buy him a mower that he can just ride on it; no need to push like ariens mower. He replied, well you just have to enjoy that picture in your mind for now because I still have long way to go until my old age. LOL. I am glad he has a great sense of humor aside from being a hard working and wonderful husband!
For the July 4th, I will get the chance to enjoy a 3-day weekend which means a short work week ahead. I know it is awesome and I am very grateful to get the chance to enjoy this great perk and extra day to relax and spend time with my family. Above, I don't forget what this holiday is really for.
Let us all remember our brothers and sisters who are working hard to keep us and our country safe! Happy 4th of July everyone! Have fun but let's all be safe this holiday! Don't drink and drive y'all!
Monday, June 20, 2011
As for us, hubby celebrated Fathers Day simply but very intimate. We just decided to stay home and make smoke salmon, our favorite appetizer whenever we dine at Houstons Restaurant. It was hubby's first time to cook it but it came out so great, just like it was done in Houston's. I gave hubby a small token of love and appreciation for being a wonderful father and husband. It wasn't the most expensive gift (like laptop, bb playbook tablets, kindle, etc) but I can truly see that he appreciate it so much and it makes me feel great. He has never changed; he is still and always become happy with everything that is given to him with love and sincerity. One of his greatness that I love the most.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
During blizzard, it is very difficult to see the road. I haven't been driving in this extreme weather condition but a friend of mine did this almost every day during winter. If you live up north where snow and blizzard often occur during winter, it is very important that you will have emergency LED Light Bar mounted in the front of your car. It is very useful when you need to illuminate a specific area while you are riding.
I know LED Light Bar doesn't come cheap but if it helps your driving safer and easier during worse weather condition or very dark road, then it is worthy.
Anyway, I hope my state inspection will go well. I am looking for a new car but even if we will purchase a new car before then we still have to have my car inspected since we plan to keep it for now.
Mavericks will face Miami Heat in the championship finals. Games 3, 4 and 5 will be at the American Airlines Center and tickets will be on sale at 10:00AM. Mavs memorabilia are now available in stores and in their website.
Congrats Mavs fans!
How about you? What did the last storm brought to you and your community?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Now that we finally buy a new breakfast table. Looks like our next project is to change the carpet in downstairs to wood floor. Hubby has already shown me some pictures of laminate floor that he is considering to buy. I must say, that it looks just as great as the hardwood that was on the same catalog. I am super excited with our next project because I can already picture out how beautiful downstairs will look with the wood floor.
I know you heard a lot about the famous tag line June Bride but have you wonder what it mean. The meaning of the word is simple. When you are married in June, you are called June Bride. In the United States, June is a beautiful month. It is the start of the summer so it isn't very hot yet. It is also the time of the year when beautiful flowers fully bloom. June is a great time to get married outside, so if you want garden wedding, farm wedding or beach wedding this month is perfect for you. I think these are some of the reasons why June is a famous month for weddings.
In our case, hubby and I initially plan to have our wedding on the 8th of August (08/08) but due to some changes in the immigration law then we have to rush and wed in June to make sure we will be able to submit our paperwork before the immigration fees increases. You may wonder why I want to get married on August 8. I believe getting married on the 8th day of the 8th month of the year denotes luck (Chinese belief). However, getting married on the 8th of the 6th month of the year is also commendable because in Chinese belief both number 6 and 8 have good association.
Soon we are going to celebrate our anniversary. Sure, time goes by fast. I can still picture myself in my white wedding dress which I picked in the last minute among the 3 wedding dresses that I initially had an eye on. It was very small wedding but beautiful and very intimate!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Today, we went to the park then I did some work in my garden while hubby was marinating the meat for grilling later that day. After working in the garden, we hang out in the patio while waiting for our food. The beautiful weather and the BBQ makes my day!
This is the kind of weather I love the most. Spring and Fall weather are my favorite except the severe thunderstorms and tornadoes....
Thursday, May 19, 2011
What I do to lose weight? I am lessening the portion of food I eat every meal. I watch my daily calories intake to make sure I don't go beyond the recommended amount. I exercise almost everyday by either doing video exercises like cardio, taebo, pilates, yoga and go for a brisk walk and run outside, going around the neighborhood. I drink a lot of water and green tea.
I want to lose weight naturally. Don't get me wrong; I have nothing against to those who wants to undergo surgery or take diet pills like lipozene to lose weight. In fact, I know of a friend who takes diet pills and she said her body is reacting to it positively and she is losing weight. I can't help but be very happy for her.
There are many people who will do everything and willing to spend enormous amount of money just to loose few pounds. Some would even go as far as undergoing cosmetic surgery, taking diet pills and engaging in strict meal program or rigorous exercise regime in order to lose weight. Worse, some would even starve themselves just to make it happened.
Our body is unique. It reacts differently to everything. A product may work with you but not with your brother or sister. For instance, fenphedrine may help you lose weight but not to others. Yes, it is helpful to ask your doctor and read reviews about the product or services prior to using them but always remember if it doesn't work for you, don't get discourage, just continue and search until you find the one.
Company business cards vary in design; some uses company logo, eye-catching colors and other interesting feature of their company while others are just simple white paper with the basic information.
If I have to make my own business card, I would like to customize it. I would like it to show my personality and my business whereabouts. There are a lot of companies that offer customized business cards, postcards, brochures, mailing lists, magnets, door hangers, etc and printdirectforless is one of them. Visit their website to know more about their products.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
On Mothers Day, people go crazy in spending money and finding the perfect gift for their mothers. What is the unique mothers day gift you have given and received on Mothers Day?
I haven't received anything fancy on that day but my little guy made me a card and put up a beautiful art for me that hubby and I decided to frame it and hang it in the wall of our room or his room. As for hubby, he gave me shopping money and takes me to the mall to shop for few outfits on that day.
It wasn't the gifts, cards or money I received on Mothers Day that counts the most, it is the treasured time that I spent with my boys and loved ones that matters the most!
As funny as it seems but I haven't realize that I had been eating organic food for the first 23 years of my life until my sister-in-law point it out to me in one of our conversations about eating healthy. I remember that if weather and time permits, my mother and I will go to the beach before daybreak and wait for small fishermen to come home so we can buy some of their catch. Since those fishermen go out fishing at night and come home early morning so their catch is definitely fresh and some are even alive. We normally cook fish soup in the morning or lunch and the soup of fresh caught fish is very good; kinda sweet.
Next year, I will be visiting them again and just like anyone else who has been away from home, I am very excited and I can't wait to set my feet again in the Philippines soil!
Texas summer is officially here! It is getting hotter now although we have an occasional storm cell dropping by every now and then. When you go outdoors, you will definitely need to dress up accordingly and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays.
This is the time of the year to get my shorts, flip flops, sandals, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sun dresses, swimsuits/bikinis and my favorite prada sunglasses out and put to use. This is the perfect time to take your family and friends to the beach, lake, swimming pools and water parks to enjoy the warm water under the heat of the sun which is perfect way to get that beautiful natural tan that everyone wants to have during these months.
Summer has just started and there will be more hot months and wonderful summer days ahead of us this year. If you haven't made your plans where to go this summer, start putting your thoughts now!
Monday, May 16, 2011
It started when my husband took me to watch the game between Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts. That was my first time to formally get introduced to the game and I was privileged to watch live in the famous old Cowboys stadium. I remember I was so bored watching the game while hubby and our friends were having so much fun. That night I swear to myself that I will ready and study more about the game.
Every Sunday and Monday hubby would tag me along in front of the TV to watch football game until the day came that I don't have to be told that the game is on, I just sat in front of the TV and watched the game even by myself. I love rewarding myself with different football stuff especially with my favorite team, Dallas Cowboys, and I called them my football gifts.
Something about the game has enticed me to look into it more closely and learn more about it. It is fun and very exciting to me!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
If your kids isn't into reading but love this movie, buy the book and I am sure he will get hook into it in no time. Our little guy loves every page of it and he is looking forward to reading the 2nd book. I have no problem in buying him a copy since it helps him to love and see the good thing about books.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Hubby has to run to the store to buy ink while the little guy and I were home so he can start drawing the illustration for his report. The report requires the little guy to write the report in his own words. Basically, my task is just to help him whenever he has question or needs clarification about the subject matter.
When the report was finished, I was very much pleased on how the little guy takes pride in making his report with very little help from us. He is a big boy now! It is amazing how time flies quickly...
To the bereaved families of the people I know who passed away, my deepest condolences to all of you. I know this is a very difficult time for y'all but just hand on and ask for strength and guidance from Him.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
That is what I feel sometimes when I am very busy whole week round including weekends for the little guy's football and basketball practices. Driving to-and-fro gym and house is tiring especially if you are caught in a heavy traffic. For me to last whole day and the entire week, I take body supplement which can give me extra energy and focus. Your body is just like a machine; it will breakdown if is over loaded which later requires maintenance and repair to restore to its full use.
Just a friendly reminder, talk to your doctor first for professional opinion and then boost your body with supplement that is good for you! Ask your doctor about myonox.
What is SSDI? SSDI is the acronym for Social Security Disability Insurance. It is a federal insurance program, payroll tax-funded which is comes from a portion of the FICA taxes you pay. SSDI is established to provide you with income if you are unable to work due to disability or until your condition improves. If your condition doesn't improve at all, SSDI guarantees your income compensation.
Accidents at the workplace happen and it is really great to know that you have something to run to in case circumstances like this happen.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Come Sunday, I will be adding more plants in my garden. I plan to buy more eggplant, okra, spinach, string beans and some herbs. I want to maximize all the space I have in my garden. I guess I picked the right location of my garden in the backyard; it isn't very big but the shape gives me more room to plant more vegetables.
You got it wrong pal. I don't hate hip hop clothing. I think it is cool. I like some of them but not all. Just like any other clothing line or style, there are some designs that fit you and there are others that don't. I know every individual is unique and different so if I see you wearing one I am cool. I know of some people whose likes hip hop clothing and she said that ManAlive.com is where she normally shops around or check out the latest style. Not only they carry a wide selections of hip hop clothing they also offer a good price with a lot of sale items from time to time. If hip hop clothing is for you, maybe this is the store for you to look.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Aside from shopping clothes and other baby stuff, another fun part while waiting for the little one is the baby shower. I love going to showers and buying beautiful outfits for little one. For the mother to be, baby shower is a big help in making sure that everything you will need for the little ones like clothes, diapers and other baby stuff are available. Honestly, this will help the parents-to-be financially especially with our current economy. Gift baskets for new parents are also a very good gift ideas. Whether they are expecting a boy or a girl Cherry Moon Farms has something for them. Visit their website today to check out their gorgeous gift baskets for babies and kids.
This month, I will be attending 2 baby showers. So, time to go shopping for baby stuff y'all!
Just like the victims of Hurricane Katrina and other calamities, victims of the recent mother earth wrath is determined to rebuild their house and the community. They sure need help financial help but prayers and moral support will greatly be appreciated, I believe.
Friday, April 8, 2011
If you are going to ask me, I prefer to buy an entertainment center but hubby has another idea and after he explain it to me I think I am convinced. Obviously, he has the selling power to convince even the hard-headed person like me. To even convince me more, hubby made a sketch to show that it would definitely look good once this project is materialized. The five movie pictures that hubby bought is now framed so I think it will absolutely look great upstairs once everything is done. He would like to have an open media room upstairs and that is what he trying to achieve. I can't wait for this project to be over so we can move on to changing the carpet to hard wood on the first floor.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
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What a beautiful day it was! I was able to sleep in and just relax all day watching one of my favorite TV shows, NCIS and Criminal Minds. I was also able to check my emails and my other online blogs and websites. Oh, I did grocery shopping in the afternoon when hubby got home from work. It was a short "me time" but I enjoy walking around the supermarket quietly and free. I was disappointed though because the Wal-Mart that I went to didn't have green lettuce which is very important for our salad. I bought everything I need there but I have to swing by at Kroger’s to get the green lettuce. Thanks God the latter is only less than a mile away. From there, I have to hurry up in going home because the family will be over to celebrate my mom-in-law’s birthday. As I was approaching the front house, I already smell the food that hubby was grilling. Today was indeed a very wonderful day: great weather, grocery shopping done and the family get together was terrific!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Having a very active little one, it is needed to keep first aid kit in the house just in case I will need it in the future (God forbid). I am also planning of having a medicine cabinet where I can store all the medicine and my first aid kit. In this way, I will be able to put everything in one place so it is easy to locate if needed.
After all, it is better to be prepared and equipped because sometimes things happen so quick that you will only have short time to respond to it. If someone injured then you can give them first aid while waiting for the medical team to arrive. In most cases, the earlier we do something the safer it is for the injured person. However, please make sure you know how to administer first aid prior to doing it.
Safety. This is what we always want for our families, good friends and for everyone around us. We want them to be safe and healthy. We want them to be protected from any danger pose by nature or by any forces around us. We want to give them good life. We work hard to provide them a good life and a bright future.
Part of keeping our family safe and protected is to make sure that they are free from any harm outside or inside our house. Our home should be the safest place for our family. We should make sure it is clean, debris-free and the air is clean meaning allergen-free to avoid illness for your family member.
If you have kid or family member who has asthma or any respiratory condition, more that you have to be watchful on the cleanliness of the air inside your house. If you think the air inside your house is not clean enough, you might need to use air purifier. Hepa air purifier is one of your options for allergen control, gas removal and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
If you think you need to purify the air inside your house, do it now! Stay healthy my friend!
I am empowered. I am inspired. I attended a women's conference today and it feels great listening to the words of wisdom shared by the speaker. The theme of the conference is very empowering and absolutely important for the women of today to become successful both personal and career aspects. Those words are like food to a hungry body and it surely boosts your self-esteem towards dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.
I learned a lot from the conference and I appreciate all my bosses for letting us go there. It was also a great way of meeting all women from the different department of the company. It was a great way to network and put faces to the names that you only see in paper, emails or the company's directory.
This year was my second year of attending that event and I look forward for next year.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I will be honest, I don't like smoking and I don't want any of my immediate family to get into it. Of course, I can't tell everyone on what to do especially the grown family members. My role is maybe to remind them by presenting fact and consequences of smoking. I would like my family to understand that smoking doesn't only pose dangerous to their health but also can cost them money that could have been set aside for rainy days.
Just like any clan, I have distant cousins and relatives who smoke and I respect them and their choice and they respect my views in return. Some of them are using cigarette but some smoke cigars. The older folks are ones the mostly prefer cigar. If they can't find any good cigar in the store nearby they use the internet to shop. They said that for a long time now they have been trying to buy dutch master cigars but didn't get the chance to materialize the plan. They ask me if I heard about it and I told them I didn't obviously because I am not into it.
Definitely, I am very excited for the weekend to come. With the beautiful weather, I am sure my family and I will be able to enjoy my MIL birthday celebration. The weather is perfect for grilling and more outdoor activities for kids. Come Sunday, hubby's new and huge charcoal grill will be finally put to test. He said he is very excited to use it and feed everyone with his terrific BBQ recipe.
To make the space look bigger, we choose to buy smaller sofa set and dining table for our formal living and dining downstairs. However, until today we still can't seem to agree as to what coffee table and side table we are using along with lamps and shades. I know what you are thinking and yes we are picky. We want everything to jive with our modern contemporary theme, so we are looking for a contemporary coffee tables ~ something sleek, elegant and have good quality.
Just like the other furniture, this search may take a while and a lot of store visits but we are willing to wait to get what we really wanted.
The perk of buying a new house, of course, everything is new including appliances. The slight disadvantage is the house usually comes bare like you are the one who will buy the blinds, garage door opener and other cosmetics. In our case, we have to install the blinds and garage door opener. We didn't spend a fortune but sure it cost us couple of thousands because our house has several windows and it is around 2,500 sq ft.
Last month, hubby was searching the internet for ideas on what garage door opener consumer love. We consider both the affordability and the quality of the product. Since hubby doesn't finalize yet as to what garage door opener he is buying, I think my idea is still welcome. Knowing my husband, I think he will love liftmaster garage door opener parts. I don't know if he can but since parts are available he might be able to customize our garage opener to suit our needs.
Geez, I can't wait until our garage door opener is installed and get the honey-do list shorter! LOL
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Things are not the only one available online these days. The courses which are used to obtain only in the classroom is now available online. Online education is very in these especially for busy parents or career-oriented individuals. Surprisingly enough there are a lot of courses or field of studies that are now available online. Because of my busy schedule at work, I once thought of taking some courses online for either management, business administration or IT related courses. I can get my online it degree easier and faster than I thought it will be.
Easy and convenience, that is what all type of businesses and infrastructures want to offer to their consumers. With more and more technologies and software being develop, it brings more convenient to people.
I told Dada about it and of course he is very happy and very proud of our little guy. Not a lot of kids at his age (8 and half) would love to have salad as much as he does. Well, he always love to eat salad but only very little portion and not an everyday thing. Now, he would like to bring salad to school for lunch and just alternate it with sandwich and tacos. We just put the stuff together he needs in separate Ziploc and he is the one who mix them all. He is such a big boy now! We are so proud of him!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
My weight loss plan is eating healthy food and exercise regularly. I gained 15lbs since I came here in the US 4 years ago and I am seriously trying and finding ways to lose the excess weight in my body. I eat healthy food at the same time I lessen the portion of food I eat every meal. I am eating more vegetables like salad and fruits and more white meat and fish.
If you have tips and techniques on how to lose weight faster and build muscle naturally, please feel free to leave your brilliant ideas here ~ it will be greatly appreciated!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Warm weather, where art thou? Just like you, I can't believe how the weather changes from a very warm and beautiful weather at the mid 70's to 80's to a colder 50's. A week ago just when the weather gets warmer and warmer I decided to put away my winter/fall clothes only to find out that I do need them this week and maybe in the weeks to come.
Being here in Texas for 4 years you might think that I already get used to the crazy Texas weather but I guess I am not yet accustomed to it. I still remember it was warm outside when we went inside the restaurant on Saturday afternoon but a very surprisingly colder weather greeted us when we got out from early evening. Since then, the weather has been cold in the low 50's plus strong wind gusts which makes the wind even colder.
I hope Texas will get warmer again in the coming weeks. I am already tired of cold weather and I am so ready to get some sun as often as possible!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
We haven't did anything much today except grocery shopping and grilling some food when we get home. No sun the whole day plus a colder weather can definitely makes you decide to just stay indoor and chill getting ready for the work week ahead. Watching movies and the computers have helped us a lot to entertain the young one keeping him from thinking into going outside.
Have a great work week ahead everyone! As early as today, I am already looking forward to the next weekend!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Hubby and I always dream to start a small business someday although we haven't figure out yet on what kind of business we want. Tonight he was telling me some of the options that we might consider if we indeed decide to have one. There was the idea of pizza or frozen yogurt stores. He wants to engage in a business which he has knowledge on how it is run. He said that most people started their business using small business loans. He said that if we will apply for it we might be able to get it. I told him that I certainly don't want to have another debt aside from the house mortgage because if something happened to one of us, who will help the other pay off the business and mortgage loan. He answered; that is why we have life insurance and savings. If something happens, that money will be able to take care of you and our family.
Being able to work in an environment as diverse as the airport is considered by me a great privilege. Aside from the fact that I love to work with people, I also love to hear their stories, their struggles and the huge adjustment that they have to do when they arrived in the US. Why I find those stories very fascinating? Simply because I can definitely relate with them! I once wear the same shoes!
Through our casual conversation, a friend told me that in Egypt, families who belong to the upper class of the society would give gold or gold bars a present to a couple who are getting married. Not only that, they are also known to give expensive gifts like cars, house, etc. She said that when her sister got married they have to give her a lavish wedding and generous gifts like giving them a car since her sister need one. (**drooling mode**)It must be very nice, isn't it? Oh, how I wish hubby and I were given a house as a wedding gift so we no mortgage to pay anymore! LOL ~~ What an easy life it would have been, right? hehehe
Friday, March 4, 2011
Anyway, another weekend is here! It will be a little busy Saturday for me because of our little guy's basketball championship game and awarding ceremony but I am sure it will be so much fun! On the other hand, Sunday will be a little mellow day for me and my family. No plans made yet so it means we will be basically hanging out in the house except when we do grocery shopping!
To everyone out there, may you have a productive and enjoyable weekend! Hugs!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Now, the little guy keep on bugging me to get up and get dress so we can go somewhere since I promise him that I will take him to the park if he will keep quiet and stop coming to the room so I can enjoy my movie. The barter works perfectly but now it is my turn to fulfill my promise to him. He said I owe him and he is now asking for the payback! LOL
By the way, hubby just called and he told me that we are supposed to be in the mid 70s today. Wow, what a nice weather ~ perfect for outdoor activities! Ok, Texans enjoy the weather, who knows what tomorrow is gonna be like! :-)
Back to weight loss topic. I apologize; I just can't over this subject. This has been in my mind lately especially now that I am really determined to realize my goal no matter what happens. My weight loss program involves a very simple formula: healthy and small portion of food and daily exercise. After a month, I will see what good things this weight loss plan brings to me. If it isn't working, I will use my plan B which I won't share for now because I am simply hoping plan A will work. :-)
It is true; there are different weight loss programs vailable in the market nowadays. Most of them are quick fix to the problem like taking weight loss supplements, diet pills or undergoing a cosmetic surgery or strict diet plan. There is nothing wrong with them but I want to do it the natural and healthier way.
I am positive I can achieve my goal if I strive harder. I know it won't be an easy journey but I hope I will be able to endure all the hardships along the way. Eating smaller portion of food will be very challenging to me especially that I love to eat whereas I can see no problem in eating healthy food since I mainly eat vegetables, fish and fruits on a daily basis.
Okay, I promise I will keep you all posted. Wish my luck guys!