So here’s my mandatory blog post to start the year 2018. Haha! Kidding! The year 2017 has taught us all lessons that we learned from. Carry on to this year, we all just wanted to start anew. Good vibes and positivity only!
I started the year right ahead. Went to work early! (Yes, I have shift today!) Even though there was no PUV’s (Public Utility Vehicles)available, DH was kind enough to take the risk to send/ drive (motorcycle) me off to work. Spend only 5 hours to work, the rest is already allotted for PTOs’ (paid time off). Not bad for a start this year for work as I only got less than 10 calls and mostly are only emails to work on. Oh well, good luck tomorrow for the queuing! Haha.
I can only wish a good health and may we be able to surpass again whatever challenges we might encounter along as the year 2018 rolls. Of course, we are so looking forward to another year full of hope, good memories to last and cherish again and a fruitful one to enjoy.
Since we were just nakiki-Wi-Fi with our SIL, they almost had a month long internet connection problems with Globe (intermittent WLAN connection) and finally resolved this week by getting a new line and modem, we were also greatly affected. Haha! There were times that I had to check out emails on a not so nearby computer shop rentals, which I wonder why are they no longer in an air-conditioned area and not to mention the screaming DOTA players. Hehe. Not really suitable for me who sometimes need to rush out on some writing assignments.
I also felt sad that I had to let go of another blog which was given by a dear blogger friend. I really have no choice because I don’t have the funds to keep it up. 🙁 Another thing, I need to fix some problems offline. I even have to turn down a very good offer (job) from a friend for some reasons. Haay! It’s a blow by blow conflicts that are really taking a toll on our lives. We’re still struggling and still coping up. Time and again, I know things will get better in the end. My mom got hospitalized late last week due to high blood sugar level and we were not able to visit her 🙁 Just received a call late yesterday from my sister that she was finally discharged (Thank God!) and taking insulin shot were no longer recommended by her new doctor. Ian and I were so looking forward to visit her soon in their new home somewhere in south.
Kids are doing ok in their new school ( First Periodical Test are up by early next month). I have a lot of catching to do with regards to their milestones. Still keeping up with taking pictures of them every now and then, only I don’t get to share them lately on FB nor Instagram. Another thing, I hope to get some freelancing jobs again.
Catch up soon again… I hope to have some happy and cheery posts next time 🙂
Finally, I was able to change my blog theme after three years! Hooray! This time around, I am so happy to find the one that I have been long looking for. First, a minimalist design. Second, It’s a free theme! Third, I was able to pull off a blog header that I made myself with the help of Angie’s simple “How to Design a Blog Header” Tutorial. 🙂 I downloaded some of her free flower clip arts and voila!
I’ll be tinkering on the font colors next time. For now, I am loving everything here around- it feels homely and this is how I really wanted it to look like. Clean and minimal.
On the side note, our kitchen is close (again) and we will be reopening after Holy Week. So this is the reason why I had the luxury of time to surf around the net. haha! But I am also crossing my fingers that come the month of April, our business will bounce back up again! It has been quite a struggle for both Ian and I because our finances have been depleted since last month. But God is so good that he kept on providing us all that we need every time that we ran out of everything. For the many chances that he never fail to give us, we are so grateful!
I am yet to decide if I really have to go back to work, I mean an 8-5 working job to get a fix salary to augment our income. OR should I stay home still and help out in the Kitchen?! I have been long wanting to just stay at home and be with the family just like our situation now. BUT, the kitchen’s income is not enough to cover all the expenses- bills, bills and more bills! Actually, I am really praying hard to find a home based job. So I can still take a look over at home and the kids while working. I’ve been through a lot with my seven years working experience away from home- the hours of commute, people at work, the terrible weather, freakin hot summer season and the flood during the rainy days. Yes, the FLOOD! I don’t want to deal with them again anymore. Haha!
I know, God will grant me what’s the best for us! Be it a work away from home or a work based at home, it doesn’t really matter now. For as long as there is work. Ok, so much for the word WORK. haha! I know, God is working on it. 🙂
…OR should I say immobilized?! That’s how I feel for four days now. The kitchen is closed. and I just really couldn’t find the energy to move and think straight. Things gotten worst and here I am doing nothing.
Yes, nothing! I felt so numb that I even couldn’t cry anymore. Thoughts just keeps on rambling in mind. For now, I am just going with the flow of emotions. Not healthy I know because all I feel are fears, doubts and worry. All these three negative emotions are getting into me. I could feel that my heart weakens.
But deep down inside, I still have this feeling of HOPE. I just couldn’t figure how to get out of this situation now.
I just went to the church to pray as I dropped off my son to school, but you know, I wasn’t able to find the right words to say. I just sat there for a few minutes and prayed for peace of mind as I left.
Now, here I am, letting this thing out in the open. Maybe not in full details ( I know you’re all wondering what’s the fuss’ all about, but you somehow understands what I’m going through now ) but I felt ok.
“This too shall pass” . Things will turn out ok. *crossing fingers
Ian did cooked something special for our lunch last Sunday, Feb 10. Our Chinese New Year and my birthday celebration rolled into one feast. 🙂
Our latest family pic.
Nothing really fancy, only my family, Glenn (thanks for the Tikoy!) and Mona my sister’s friends came over to greet.
Yummiest ube cake made by Ate Irene
Baked Chicken w/ Rosemary
All of them made and prepared by Ian 🙂 I did the slicing on some of the ingredients. Hoho! We also had Carbonara and Leche Flan.
My kids were busy playing around with their cousin Dwyane whom they haven’t seen for quite sometime. You know how it is when kids go and play, riot!
at 35, I am so thankful and grateful for an added year in my life. I only wish for a good health and long life so that I can really take good care of my family. I have so many material things that I wish to have, but they do came least on my priorities now.
I just want to keep things simple and less complicated. Learning to accept and appreciate things coming my way and avoid whining when things turn sour.
“Positive thinking is not expecting the best to happen every time but, accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment” – unknown.
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