Monday, April 29, 2013


I haven't been keeping up to my 'promise' [more to myself] of updating this blog at least once a week when I decided to resurrect it from limbo. I can come up with lots and lots of excuses as to why that is but I would just be kidding myself mostly...since I'm the only one probably reading this blog...haha.

Anyway, I haven't been myself least in the last couple of weeks. I've just been pretty occupied with myself I guess. I know...selfish, right? But that's the way it is. Whether we admit it or not, it happens to the best of us. I'm not sure if that's selfish or not but it's a reality. But I'm almost over that 'hump'. I guess I blew off some steam over the weekend. I was just very b**chy for some reason. I snapped at everything. I tried to stay away from everyone and just did what I felt was going to help to blow off some steam which included walking on the Mobia for about an hour. It sure did help because after taking a shower following that walk, I fell asleep. After that I somehow felt a little bit normal again. I stopped being a 'snapping turtle'. Hopefully I'll start feeling like myself again over the course of this week. It's just not me to be this way.

I have a good friend who went through a major surgery last week. She's been in my mind a lot eversince she told me about her decision to go through this major surgery. I know she's a strong person and her faith is so big that she'll breeze through this major hurdle with no problems. She was upbeat when I last spoke with her so I know she's going to be fine. But with that being said, I can't help but think about a lot of things. Mortality for one. We really can't tell where life's going to take us. One day we seem to have it all. Then something happens and it shakes us to the core. I'm just glad that this friend of mine has what it takes to weather this storm...her faith. I just wish I can check on her but I know she's still trying to get better since it hasn't been a week yet. I'm itching to give her a call but I won't because I'd rather she takes it easy and rest. Luckily she has all the support she needs because aside from her hubby, she's also surrounded by loved ones who traveled thousands of miles to be with her. Hoping and praying she's mending pretty well. I know she is....positive thinking!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Has Sprung?

Really now? For a while there, even us here in the Sunshine state didn't feel that it has indeed sprung...but it did. We sort of felt it for a day, on the first day of Spring mind you,  but it quickly went away for about a week. So for a while there we were one with the rest of country wondering if it's really spring already. Anyway,  the weather has been pleasant for the most part now. As our local meteorologists like to say...we're now feeling spring-like temperatures. Needless to say, we're happy in our neck of the weeds as far as temps are concerned.

Aside from the arrival of Spring, nothing much has happened here lately. Well, let me rephrase that. Nothing spectacular. Huh! A lot has happened though. Our bank screwed up and wouldn't own up to it...until they're caught red-handed. By the time they admitted it's their fault, they've caused us a lot of stress already...and some money because of lost time at work. But that's happens and we just go with it. It's still not fully fixed because we have to redo a lot of transactions. We had to call the other companies to explain to them the bank's screw up. Believe it or not, it seemed like those companies just couldn't believe it that it's actually the bank's fault. From what I 'sensed', they'd rather believe it's US that messed up. Hmmmp! Oh well...I'll just charge that to experience I guess.

Last week was Holy Week. For Catholics, that's a very important week. It's actually one of those times when I wish I'm back home again because I haven't experienced 'Holy Week' for so many years. Unlike when I was still back home when I would spend almost the entire week on church grounds, these days I just stay at home. On Easter Sunday, the father and daughter tandem here painted some eggs for fun. I think they do that every year. I never paint an egg because I don't have the 'power'...errr, the talent to come up with ideas on what to decorate them with. As for the father/daughter tandem, they usually come up with something really cute and sometimes funny ideas to paint on their Easter eggs. I just stay on the side taking pictures and watching them while they do their thing.

This weekend, I'm planning in checking out a Philippine Festival not too far from where we are. It's actually far...about 40 miles away...but it's only held once a year. I figured I can enjoy some of my favorite dishes as well as let the little one see how fiestas back home are celebrated/observed. We already went to this place one time but it was during the Christmas season. The little one enjoyed looking around because there were a lot of decorations and lights. This time around, I'm hoping there will be more native foods to choose from because that's what's lacking that time we were there. Yep, I'm going to 'binge' on some Philippine delicacies...I hope.