Saturday, February 05, 2011

Faith moment

Joshua was at a classmate's birthday party and I was preparing to go to the concert when Faith decides she has had enough of being by herself.

I was in the bathroom putting on makeup when she starts making kulit -- endless questions about what time I was gonna be home (she's worse than my mom!), who I was going to be with, what's the concert about, who is Janet Jackson.  Then she asks if it was the same music like the concert in church (Bukas Palad) and I said no and did she want to listen to the music I was going to listen to at the concert? Yes daw. 

I made her listen to parts of Together Again and she goes, "I want to come with you Mommy!"....uh oh.

So I said, you know what? Come over here and play with mommy's make up.  That kept her quiet for a while. 

Then the tears started when I was about to leave.  She calls me twice on my cell phone while I was on the way to the concert just to tell me she wanted to be with me.  This despite being with her the whole day today. 

Then I thought, I am going to remember this moment when she's sixteen and I'm the one begging her to  spend time with me. 

Friday, February 04, 2011

It figures...

I spoke too soon.  Lucia is sick too.  She was the one who started it all when she got sick on New Year's Day.  It's gone full circle.  Back to her.  I love my pediatrician but last night I told him I hoped I never see him again for the next six months.  Then I remembered the kids have their flu shots scheduled this February.  Faith has been dreading it.  And I also have to bring Lucia back Saturday morning if she still has fever.  Last night the doctor couldn't find a focus for the fever so he couldn't prescribe any antibiotics.  He'll have to check her again on Sat and if still no focus, then we'll do a blood test.  Suki kami for the month of January.  Even his assistant commented, "wow, na kumpleto sila a."

Meanwhile, the little gremlin has had her fever off and on.  She's so active when the fever's down that I'm not TOO worried.  YET.  We'll see. I really hate it when the kids are sick.  I woke up at 5am to take her temperature and gave her Calpol.  Then I couldn't go back to sleep till about 6am. 

The hubby was in Ilocos for a short trip last night.  I missed him.  Especially when Lucia threw up all over the blankets at around 11pm.  Wished you were there Jun.  You missed cleanup.  Which I am sure you will be happy about.  Since she threw up all over the blankets, Rose and I just wrapped her in it and brought her to the bathroom.  No cleanup necessary except for changing Lucia.  Di bale, next time ulit.  he he.  Her hair smelled like vomit -- she had her head under my nose the whole time she was sleeping. 

Listening to Janet Jackson while working today.  Preparing for her concert tonight.  :D

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

2011 Updates

It's a disgrace, I know.  What's the point of starting a blog when you don't even write?  So what's my excuse?  Um, let's see.....I've been traveling for work, Lucia is such a handful, kids have been sick on and off, Christmas was crazy, I got conjunctivitis, resigned from my job, got a new job, and I've been reading a lot.  Oh, and it's also Facebook's fault.  It's much, much more convenient to post a quick status update here and there on facebook.  The hubby and I were discussing how revenues for the telecom companies went down as a result of facebook updates rather than the usual practice of text to all Christmas and New Year's messages.  That's technology for you. 

Anyway, I am sitting here in my unpainted but newly renovated home "office" and thought, I have a blog!  So I am giving in to the urge to write.  Not that I expect a lot of people to read all my bs.  I suppose a couple of my friends still do but well, never mind.  I just need the practice of putting thoughts to paper while I wait for my internet connection to kick in once more.

So, yeah, am having some minor renovation work done at the house.  I'm having a small room fixed to be a home office as I my new job is flexible enough to allow me to work from home occasionally.  Rather than my usual practice of using my bed for a desk (hurts my back), I'm going to have my very own office! (yippeee!) It's all done now, just needs painting so it will probably be done by next week.  It'll also give the kids a place to do their homework and reduce the school clutter in the dining room which was where they usually do their homework.

I'm also taking the opportunity have my own shoe cabinet and I am soooo excited to have it finished.  Apart from that, we're gettting some much needed bookshelves.  I'm in organizing mode folks!  I can't wait till everything's finished.  Then it's a matter of putting up our sleeves and being tough on all the junk and clutter at the house. 

On other fronts, kids are sick again.  Will be bringing Faith to the pediatrician at lunchtime today.  Joshua just went back to school today after being out for a week.  I am crossing my fingers and praying hard that Lucia gets spared this round. 

I've just finished 13 books for January.  Using the Kindle for Iphone application makes a huge dent on my reading list as I can read literally anywhere.  I think it's loads better than a kindle cause the phone has backlight that allows me to read in the car or in the shuttle going home. 

Ok, I gotta go send some emails then am off to the pediatrician at lunchtime.  Janet Jackson concert this Friday!!!  Can't wait! :D