Saturday, January 16, 2010

TYLENOL Massive Recall....Please Read !

Not too long ago, I posted about a recall on Tylenol for Children/Infants. This time, the recall is for the ones that the adult population take.

I'm a Tylenol user so seeing this massive recall in the news is a bit alarming to me. I only use it when my headache or some pain just wouldn't go away resulting to me not being able to function and do some needed tasks online and/or off line. The bottle of Tylenol that we have was bought several months ago so I'm not even sure if I should worry about the recall. Benadrly allergy medicine is also in the list of recalled products but not the one I use daily.

What triggered the recall? Moldy smell that made some people sick. According to the FDA about 70 people have been reported to have gotten sick ranging from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains. I and my family have not experienced any of that so maybe the one we have is not included in the recall.

In case you have a bottle of Tylenol, Motrin or St. Joseph's aspirin in you medicine cabinet you should probably check if it has a moldy smell. If it smells, maybe you can dispose the bottle altogether. A full list of the medicines that are recalled can be found HERE. Take some time to check the list just to be on the safe side. It's better to be safe than sorry.

from: Yahoo News & McNeil Product Recall Site

Friday, January 8, 2010

Decade Past...Revisited

Has it really been 10 years since the so-called Y2K? I can barely remember the different 'horror' stories being circulated around that time but I can remember that it was all for NOTHING! I was still teaching in Taiwan when 1900 bid us goodbye. Year 1999, I remember spending the only Christmas I spent in that country which turned out to be one of the biggest regrets in my life. It was my mother's last Christmas with us and I chose to spend it away from her. Yep, a decision I would never forget...

As I start this new decade, I want to go back in the decade past and list 10 things that happened to me during the last 10 years ~ good & bad ~ which changed my life forever.

1) 2000 - ~ A year of mourning ~ Year 2000 saw me losing both my parents ~ just 4 months apart. Life changed drastically for me after their passing because my life revolved around them when they were still around. I was left with the question: What do I do now?

2) 2001 - ~ Hello, Love - Online ~ Meeting my other half....half across the world...thanks to technology! Early part of this paticular year, I met my now-husband online.

3) 2001 - ~ I do! ~ Marrying my other half. Yep, meeting online, meeting in person, meeting family & friends and marrying my husband all happened in the same year - in a span of 4 months...

4) 2002 - ~ A Child is Born! ~ Our child, that is. Welcoming our little angel. Exactly a year after 'meeting', the husband and I had our little bundle of joy.

5) 2002 - ~ WAHM Journey Begins ~. The same year our little one was born, I also started my journey of being a work at home mom. My first official 'WAHJ' was online tutoring which lasted for about 2 years. From there, my other work-at-home jobs came rolling in....

6) 2004 - ~ Home Sweet Home ~ Or is it? We decided to have our first family home built this year which turned out to be one of the biggest trials we would have as a family. The original builder of our dream home turned out to be crook who is now languishing in jail for ripping off 100+ families of hard-earned money.

7) 2007 - ~ Home Sweet Home, For Real ~ After the heartache, emotional roller coaster ride and financially draining experience we had with the crook builder, we finally decided to hire another contractor to build our home sweet home.

8) 2007 - ~ Hello Blogging! ~ After months of lurking in the blogging world aka "blogsphere", I finally decided to take the plunge and started my first blog. About 2 years+, I now have 2 other blogs, this one - WAHM Talks! & Pinay another one I created for my high school batch in preparation for our just concluded Silver Jubilee.

9) 2008 - ~ GUILTY!!! ~ The year started with a bang for us....the builder who screwed us was sentenced to jail for 20 years! Justice is served!!!

10) 2008 - ~ Moving Day, At last! ~ The year we finally moved in to our very first family home. It only took 4 long years overcoming bumps along the way...but we made it.

Ten years is a long time. A lot of things had happened to me and my family during the past decade. The 10 I listed are just the ones I can come up with at the top of my head. Hopefully I was able to remember the most important ones. But who knows?? I'm an old lady already so pardon me if missed some important events in my life...hmmm...but then again, only me would know that, right? TOINK!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's 2010 ~ and it's been a while since I've updated this poor blog of mine. What can I say? BUSY, maybe? That's partly why but I can't say I'm THAT busy to ignore this blog. It's just poor time management on my part.

I wish I can say that I'll be better at managing my time this year but I'd rather not say that.

One of the things that a WAHM like me takes pride in being a WAHM is the flexibility of our schedule. That means I can do things at my own time in my own pace. It's what everybody wants, right? Flexibility. That's true to a certain degree. But there are times when I wish I don't have that much flexibility. Why? For one, I tend to disregard other things and concentrate only on some. Not good. The result? I have some unfinished chores here, there and everywhere.

I've been a WAHM for the last 7 years or so. In all those years, I've never really followed a schedule. The only schedule I follow is the one that involves family. No matter how busy [or lazy] I am, the little one's needs are always a priority...followed by the husband's and my needs. Work? That's where flexibility comes in. I work when I can. The is NOT always there waiting for me. By the time I'm done with the 'priorities', there is a big chance that work won't be there anymore. Sometime I feel bad that I am not able to earn some but that's how it is. The husband and I always say: Little One is the priority with a capital P...and that won't change for as long as we're around.

This year, I'll TRY to manage my time more efficiently. Hopefully, I'll be able to attend to things I neglected last year [like this BLOG] on a regular basis. I am also hoping that I will be able to start some things I should have started years ago. I won't be naming what those things are to keep me from humiliating myself if I won't push through with them again....haha.

That's it. No big new year "brouhaha resolutions" for me. The good thing about New Years...they always come no matter what. That means, we can always go back to making some 'new year's resolutions', right?

Happy New Year, everone! All the best in...