Saturday, October 31, 2009
The vaccines were given either as injectables or nasal spray. Noah and Kaiden are 2 and 1 yr old respectively, so they were given the injectable dose. Originally, we thought of just having the kids vaccinated. However, when we got inside the room, the nurse advised me that I could get one since I work in a doctor's office. So, I was given the H1N1 vaccine as well, but through nasal spray. It wasn't bad or uncomfortable. I was just instructed to "sniff" twice when she inserted the spray into each of my nostril. My husband didn't get the vaccine as he didn't meet the criteria for getting the free H1N1 shot. After 3 hours of waiting and getting done at last, we went straight to Denny's for a much awaited brunch. :)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
My husband needed me to bring his suit to his office because he had to attend a last-minute meeting. I told our daughter, Avery, 4, that we were going to deliver something to her father. As we walked out, she pointed to the hanger and asked, "Did Daddy forget to wear his pants today?"
Dana Hayes, Michigan
Sophie, 2, misplaced the dollar bill we put in her play wallet. As I was looking around for it, she said, "It's the one with someone's grandpa on it!"
Jennie Brands, Iowa
At dinner the other night Bryce, my 3 yr old, emptied his dish of bean stew into the family salad bowl. His 6 yr old brother, Jason, looked at the ruined salad, then at me, and declared, "And that's why we shouldn't have had a little brother!"
Ana Hotaling, Michigan
Sunday, October 25, 2009
My cousin whom our family adopted and have been supporting since she was 2 years old had already finished college and is now trying to get a license as a teacher. She recently took the licensure exam which was very difficult according to her. I told her to keep positive about it and if she needs help, we'll always be there for her. When she was still studying, I remember her asking for help with math. I would teach her the best way I could, but my knowledge wasn't sufficient to provide answers to most of her math problems. Good thing there's a free online math help that any student can rely on. It's called TutorVista. They help you solve math problems. They provide free algebra help, free college algebra help. It's a real math problem solver.
TutorVista has been a savior to most students. Math help or Help math is always available 24 hours a day. If you're struggling with an assignment and need help desperately, they would be there for you round the clock. There's a one on one tutoring that you can take advantage of. Tutors are experts in their field. Learning is exciting and fun with them. With their expertise and service, you'd surely get ahead of the class. If you want to know more about TutorVista, visit their site and view their free demo. It's worth it.
Another reason why I can say I truly have a blessed life. My office manager knew I was from the Philippines. When the deadly typhoon hit the Philippines a month ago, my manager didn't hesitate to ask donations for relatives of mine who were affected by the huge flood. I didn't ask for it, but she did it out of a good heart. She witnessed the devastating effects of the typhoon though photos and videos over the internet and by watching CNN. I'm blessed to have such compassionate and kindhearted manager, doctors and co-workers.
Speaking of heavy rains and flood, there is a product online that I find very interesting. I wonder if we have those in the Philippines. They're called rain barrels. They can store gallons of rainwater which you can use for watering the plants later. Such process is called rain harvesting. Rain water barrels can keep your garden well-irrigated. Apparently, this piece of invention helps conserve water, and can definitely save you money in the long run. You wouldn't have to worry about exorbitant water bills. Right now, there are rain barrels for sale online. SimplyRainBarrels.com have them on sale for up to 17%. They offer free shipping as well. Quality wise, you'd be assured that they're made of high standard material. Customers have testified about their superb customer service and speedy delivery.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
On my birthday, I told my 4-yr. old son, Michael, that I was turning 34. He responded, "Oh, my gosh, you're old. I should probably get a new mom."
CAUGHT IN THE ACT!
I sent my daughter, Elizabeth, 5, to a time-out, and when she thought I wasn't looking she stuck her tongue out at em. I called her on it, and she said. "It just needed some air."
While taking a walk one evening, Ashlee, my 4-year old daughter, asked me what kind of flowers were growing nearby field. When I said they were wildflowers she replied, "They don't look wild. They're just sitting there."
Because it's free, I signed up for a year subscription of Forbes magazine. I've been getting the mag through mail but I haven't really had time to read it or go through its pages. Last week I received their special issue, the Forbes 400. It's about the 400 wealthiest people in America. It talked about the fortunes made and fortunes lost. Bill Gates has retained his title as America's richest person for 16 years despite the $7 billion loss in a year. As expected, celebrities namely Steven Spielberg, Oprah and George Lucas have remained in The Forbes 400 list. Apparently, these people have made wise investments and smart moves to keep their position.
Speaking of investments, there is an online stock trading called First Trade that has been known for its brokerage products. It is a top online broker that has been serving the public for more than a decade now. Its growth as an online trading firm has been tremendous making it a dependable company investing wise. There are more than 10,000 mutual funds to choose from. Transfer is free, and your account in protected. Forbes has even recognized it as the best online broker around.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I've got classmates and teachers in highschool that I'm curious to know how and where they are right now. I was able to locate most of them and even got a chance to catch up with each other's activities, etc. It was fun to hear from them. There's one teacher in highschool that I wanted to get in touch with again somehow. She was my computer teacher, and my favorite! I guess I can mention I was her favorite, too. :) I remember her giving me inspirational notes, cards every after class. I wasn't the top in her class nor a struggling student. I don't know why she was so nice to me. All I can say is she was the kindest and sweetest teacher I've ever had. I can say that she's the reason why I got so interested in computers. Definitely, she was an inspiration.
There is a popular site called MyLife where you could search for people online. It could be a classmate, teacher, a former boyfriend or girlfriend, and even a future partner. It's also a tool where you can find out who's searching for you. Neat, huh? That sounds very interesting for me. You might be curious who's been stalking on you, or just plain looking for you. Give Mylife a try!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Everything is set for our trip to Arizona this Thanksgiving holiday. We used to go up to Washington State to visit my in-laws who live in Orcas Island. Due to the cold weather, they decided to stay in Arizona for a few months until the cold spell in the island goes away. Hubby has already purchased the tickets for the trip. We originally planned to do a road trip or drive from here to Arizona, but he couldn't resist the cheap tickets he found online. For the Christmas week though, we have decided to go to Disney World in Florida. Oh, I'm excited about this trip!
After that, we might go to one of the Myrtle Beach Hotels and take advantage of their Very Merry Holiday Package. They are offering very low rates during the winter season for their Myrtle Beach Accommodations. I'm sure the shows are going to be spectacular. The kids will definitely love the Christmas lights beaming all around the place. I have to make sure though that we got the Myrtle Beach Accommodation all done early so we could avail of their holiday specials. Or, better yet, I could join their contest called Manager's Specials which would allow us to win a 4 night stay in a 2 bedroom combo. Cool! :)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Right now, DirectTV offers 5 months FREE if you purchase their PREMIER Package with the NFL Sunday Ticket. Not only that, you can get to watch more than 265 channels with 31 movie channels such as HBO, Cinemax, Starz, etc. That's a lot of great channels and savings if you think about it. If you want to know more about their exciting packages, simply click this link: Directv. This makes me think of switching from cable to Direct TV instead.
It could hold 24 bottles and has a neat storage for glass. It has a stemware rack that could hold 15 pieces of glass. Furthermore, it has a nice storage for wine accessories such as the cork screw, bottle opener, etc. This type of furniture could actually accentuate our dining room because of its beautiful, elegant style. Glass Stemware Racks offers free shipping on this and is on sale up to 15%. This could be a nice gift for my hubby this Christmas holiday. Hmmm...
In line with languages, if you're bilingual or a translator by profession, you can earn with our impressive skill by doing translation jobs at Translia. Translia is a form of online translation site that can let you work at your own pace and time anywhere you are. They offer paid jobs and free translation. What is nice about this site is that you get to work with other translators who could help you with a word or sentence which you're having difficulty with. To start getting paid, all you have to do is register and take a translation job of your interest. This is another great way to earn. Registration is free!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here's a video of how a Zumba workshop goes. Fun, fun, fun!
Friday, October 2, 2009
I have an umbrella stroller and a double stroller for my walks in the morning. They come in handy especially when we go to malls or whenever we watch their Daddy's soccer games at the stadium.
At the dinner table, they sit on their booster seats. They help to keep them seated while eating. Noah knows how to buckle himself up and Kaiden somehow is getting interested to learn.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I remember when I was a kid I had three childhood friends who were a little bit older than me. Our houses were just near each other as we were neighbors apparently. Each morning soon after eating breakfast, we would head out to a friend's house and play, watch movies, chat, daydream, until our Moms would call us for lunch or dinner. We never got tired of each other. We truly enjoyed each other's company. Oh, I miss those childhood years! One day, our friend broke the sad news. She had to leave with her family and reside in a place very far from ours. The three of us who were left behind couldn't help but cry. Obviously, we didn't want her to go. One day, she came back and invited us to spend a week in her new big home. Oh, we had so much fun! After that, we never heard from her again even up to now. She's one of the few people I wanted to get in touch with after so many years of no communication.
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