Thursday, January 31, 2008
Here are those 8 according to Jacob's daddy and me:
1. Jacob is a loyal son. Ask him who is pogi (handsome) and it is his dad, and nobody else. Ask him who is maganda (beautiful) and it is his mom, no one else, not even me.
2. Jacob is a good reader. He always gets a star from his teacher for finishing his reading assignment and he loves going to bookstores and libraries.
3. Jacob is a protective Big Brother to Joshua.
4. Jacob is a handsome boy. Anyone who says otherwise better watch out!
5. Jacob lost his two front teeth and Santa hasn't found a replacement yet.
6. Jacob thought peeing in the bush is acceptable. There was a time when his mom had to go to Palmdale for a special class and while cruising down the desert road, he decided he wanted to pee. His dad, finding no recourse, stopped the car and guided him to do his thing by the shrubs. It took his teacher to convince him otherwise.
7. Jacob knows that at Grannie's house, he can do anything, anything at all! (His writings on the walls are still there).
8. Jacob is a linguist. He can say numbers, colors and a sprinkling of some often heard words, in Tagalog, Spanish, and English.
Thanks to the wonder of CDs, DVDs, television, and bilingual households!
Before this day ends, I decided to join the many who are thankful for everything and anything and blog about it.
Today, on this my first Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for:
***Jacob, Joshua and Matthew, my grandsons. They assure me there is continuity of life.
***my sons and their wives. They make me feel fulfilled.
***my students. They keep me fully awake for at least 35 hours a week.
***my relatives and friends. They give me that sense of complete belonging.
***my co-bloggers. They make me wish I had more hours in a day.
***Ed. Because I know he loves me.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This year, for my birthday, this is what her card says:
You're a Treasured Friend
A friendship like ours
gives life a sweet sense of continuity.
Our relationship combines the past and future
in a way that is natural, comfortable....reassuring.
And while other friends,
see the me that I've become,
you know the me
I've always been,
just as I know the history
you grew from,
the stories that shaped you.
In this world of change,
it is a rare thing,
a precious thing,
to know and be known so well.
A friendship like ours, is something to cherish.
And I want you to know
Happy birthday, dear friend.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Had I seen Zenni Optical that sells glasses and frames complete with a case before that fiasco, I could have bought another set that I can use while working in front of my computer and still another one as a sunglass and would still have extra in my pockets.
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Monday, January 28, 2008
Here are some sweet things we want to share with you. A cake from Matthew Red roses from Ed Cakes from Sis and Bro-in-laws Inang (MIL) and I holding the "Edible Arrangement" from Lester and Rachelle.
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Sunday, January 27, 2008
Julie and Rachel tagged me to do a Linky Love tag:
These are what I have to do:
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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Looking back, it could be the lack of time on my part. As soon as I am done with work all that I have in mind is how soon I can reach home and take my much awaited rest. I am not much of a mall goer either so the fastest I can go in and out of a store the better. But my shopping ways may change.
Recently, my daughter-in-law and I had been wishing for our own laptops . At http://www.savebuckets.co.uk I can go to hundreds of different shops in a few minutes and compare prices of several items, say, a computer-hardware or a laptop or anything I have been dreaming of. And they have lots of categories to choose from.
Another good thing about this site is the fact that I can indicate how much I am willing to pay for an item and if a matching price is found I will be notified. That means I can stay within my budget.
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|My Birthdate: January 24|
A peacemaker, people always seem to get along when you are around.
You tend to be a father or mother figure to friends, even to those older than you.
You enjoy your role, and you find that you are close to many people.
Your strength: Your devotion
Your weakness: Reliance on others for happiness
Your power color: Lilac
Your power symbol: Heart
Your power month: June
Monday, January 21, 2008
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Yesterday, as he was writing, his mom came and urged him to write "I am a good boy." No amount of prodding could make him write "good" saying he wanted to be a bad boy.
When Jacob's dad was about Jacob's age, hubby and I would have to tell the dad the opposite of anything we wanted the dad to do if we wanted to have peace and quiet around.
Jacob is his father's son, therefore, I rest my case.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I thought I was dreaming when I felt like I was rolling off the bed! But no, I wasn't. My hubby was getting on the bed and his weight was pulling down the mattress on his side! He had been always careful not to wake me up but last night I was a little more sensitive. Could it be because of the rain?
That's when I thought of the sleep number beds. These are beds that have Digital Numeric Inflation System. One simply pushes a button to one's desired number to set one's side of the mattress to a desired softness or firmness, thus, diminishing the uncomfortable wavy feeling one gets everytime one of the couples moves. Another positive thing about the system is the back support one gets all through the night. And most of all, the comfort a perfectly firmed mattress can definitely give.
Since Valentine's Day is approaching, maybe I can drop my hubby a hint. What do you think?
Chona and Norman were united in marriage yesterday afternoon (Philippine time).
Chona is the only daughter (she has three brothers) of my sister, Norma.
To both of you, a heartfelt wish for a blessed, healthy, prosperous and everlasting togetherness.
May God bless you always.
Received this picture from Rachel (Chona's SIL) early this morning (California time).
Thanks, Rachel. I am sure you haven't slept yet.
Feast One Hundred & Seventy Six
What is your favorite beverage?
Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work.
Here at home: a coffee mug, pads of paper, a Thesaurus.
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how honest do you think you are?
I can often be honestly brutally frank.
If you could change the name of one city in the world, what would you rename it and why?
Sorry, but I haven't been to or heard of one that I didn't like the sound of.
What stresses you out? What calms you down?
Just the thought of being late for anything stresses me while the sound of running water calms me.
Have fun. Join Friday's Feast here.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Today they had their second quiz and first laboratory activity and almost everybody showed me how he wants me to keep him in my class the rest of the session. ( All students are aware that, during intersession, if one misbehaves he can be told to leave the class with an F U U, no questions asked.
I think I will have an interesting 4 weeks ahead of me.
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On New Year's day I was thinking of a resolution that I could really follow or do and I saw the PPP logo and quote again. I told myself: "Why not!"
My blog got accepted right away. I was ecstatic, to say the least. Because my computer IQ is rather low, I thought I was making a mistake every time my PPP tool was rejected. I contacted the Help Center and at once they sent me their reasons as to why it was happening and told me to keep on trying. After a few days I started seeing opportunities on my account.
My heart was pumping hard as I was writing my first post. What if it got rejected? Well, to my horror it was rejected! Why? Because I forgot an important item on my blog - the Disclosure Policy! Thing of all things! (Didn't I tell you I have a low computer IQ?)
After I corrected my shortsightedness and re-sent my post, it didn't take a whole day for "PPP to accept and approve my very first post. I thought that was very nice and professional of them and I thank you, "PayPerPost . I thought that was a sure sign that you will stand behind whoever signs up with you. I hope to gain more confidence with my writing and be successful with this blogging adventure of mine. If and when I get my first million bucks, then I can plan on what to do with it (chuckle).
Signing up with PPP , I know, will be a great blogging experience for me.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I don't know about you, but everyday I could feel my neck muscles getting tighter and tighter as the evening gets nearer and nearer. My shoulders feel like there's a leg-o-ham that wanted to get out. And as I alight from my car, I almost can't pull my legs out of the car seat because I can feel my thigh muscles pulling my waist down.
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Monday, January 14, 2008
Old Age, I decided, is a gift.
I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror, but I don't agonize over those things for long.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.
I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set . They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)
Friday, January 11, 2008
All you have to do is visit this LINK. Choose your Zodiac Sign and copy/paste what the stars have to say on your blog then highlight all the predictions that you like or you can relate to. It's that easy. Start the year with good vibes.
I think I like what my sign is predicting for me this year except that I can't think of any career change at this point. Also, why can't all the good signs last till the end of the year?
Aquarius Horoscope 2008
Aquarius horoscope 2008 brings forth the positive changes in the career field for Aquarians. New avenues and opportunities would grow in the year ahead that would also bring much success. Travel is on the cards for Aquarius people according to the horoscope. The year 2008 would surely give you many travel stories to add to your travel journal. The professional front can witness a positive change for the people born under Aquarius zodiac sign. The stars talk of either a complete change of career course or even the job. The Aquarius horoscope 2008 calls for expansion in the career field till November 2008. However the lack of flexibility can result in some losses in business. Apart from these minor losses, the year 2008 talks of only financial gains.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Just what does it mean to be old? For me, old means having existed on earth longer than others but still being able to do what one wants to do; or, one who has seniority over others. I may be old and retired, from work, that is, but if I can still pursue things that I dreamt of doing when I was much younger, then I still consider myself young.
When I retire I want to be able to find a place where I can exist among my peers so I will have that sense of belonging. Well, if we are of the same generation we can easily relate to the events of our time, can't we?
I would like to be able to find a place where I will feel safe and cared for as I continue my independence; a place where I can engage my mind with challenging thoughts as I discuss issues with people around me and beyond, say, the blogosphere; a place where I can grow with technology. My brain may be slow but it can still help me absorb matters to learn.
I want to be in a place where there are knowledgeable persons or professionals I can ask questions about my health care needs or health care needs of any one in my family, for that matter; a place where I can invite and still be in touch, or laugh and play with my loved ones. If and when I need one such place, care homes like these will be great to be OLD in.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
But I don't think this storm will go away any sooner.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
"You know, Grannie, I am frustrated!"
Wow, that's a big word, I thought to myself, and it was the first time I heard it from him. So I asked him,
"Why? Why are you frustrated?"
"I am frustrated because I can't make my car roll."
All that I could say was "Oh!"
Then he added: "I better take a deep breath and think!" as he pointed to his temple.
He went back to watching while I went back to the spaghetti. After a few minutes, I asked him how he was and this was the rest of our Grannie to grandson heart to heart conversation:
"I am bored, Grannie."
"Why?" I asked.
"You know, boring means you are tired and I am tired so I am bored."
Now I ask you - can you dispute that logic?
Thursday, January 03, 2008
The weather man just made a forecast that there is a 50% chance of rain these coming two days. It may even extend up to three. That means cool days and nights. I want to gear up for the weather. It will be doubly warm if I could get under a custom bedding, like a blanket or pillow (see picture) , won't you agree?
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Will 2008 be a lucky year for me and make me win that gift box of yummies?