Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sluggish and Out

I have been extra sluggish these past few days. I have been sick pretty long already that it's practically draining me inside out. Okay, I said this isn't gonna be an all too negative post. It has been months and I pray that I will be over this health issue of mine. It feels bad when there are things that I need to do but I just cannot get my whole being to do it. I am defeated by the sluggish effect my medications have on me.

We will be leaving in a while and will be back late next week. We're off to Baguio and I pray this will do me good. It will be a welcome break from the heatwave that would chronically heat the city. It's really bad because people are actually getting sick because of this. I just read from the news today that a four year old boy just died of the dreadful Meninggococcemia. And the bad news is, the barangay where he lives is just a few kilometers from where we live.

May the Lord's hand be upon our city and our family and protect us from these diseases. My being sick lately has allowed me to see the things that really matter. And even as I titled this post with a rather lowly one, I am not stopping at being sluggish -- I will keep on and strive towards health again. :-)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: My Iced Men

Of course, you would have to excuse the lady at the right. We were in the park full of people, so as much as we want to have those ice letters all to ourselves, we can't and besides, it wouldn't be as much fun. :-)

Friday, April 25, 2008

The ESP Test

Take this test!
If you have precognition, you have an uncanny ability to look into the future and know ahead of time what is going to happen. You might, for instance, simply know that you're going to get that job before the interview even happens with a certainty that exceeds what you would expect to have simply knowing the facts of the situation. You might have a sense of dread before going out for the evening only to later have a flat tire on your way home. These little hunches are easy to ignore but for you especially, quite often lead to a true prediction of what is going to happen. These predictions can be used to generate positive outcomes, and the more you know about how to use your talent, the more you will be able to distinguish between fantasy of the future and an actual reality you are seeing happen, before it has actually happened.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Breakup and Learn Survey

Having a breakup in our lives seems to be the norm. Do we all learn the same things? What happens after the breakup recovery period?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Unprofitable Anger

Unprofitable Anger
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Sunday, April 20 2008

"Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools." - Ecclesiastes 7:9

Every day of our lives we are placed in situations that engage us with other people, whether it is in the office, our homes, or in public places. Do you recall the last time someone cut you off in traffic, or you were forced to wait in line because someone up front got held up? Perhaps your employer did something that was downright unfair. Anger can result from many circumstances.

A friend once told me that anger is like warning lights on the front of your car dashboard. They signal that there is something going on under the hood, and we should take a look to examine the source of the problem. Anger can be traced to a few sources. First, when we lose control of a circumstance that we have placed certain expectations on and those expectations do not result in our desired outcome, we are tempted to get angry. The source of this type of anger is both fear and protection of personal rights. You see, when we believe we have a right to something, we have not given the Lord permission to allow an outcome different from what we want. If an outcome is different from our expectations, this may stimulate fear.

For instance, if a vendor failed to deliver an important job on time due to something out of his control, you may respond out of anger. Please know that the source of your anger is the fear of what might happen to you or what this might say about your abilities to manage a project. You no longer are in control of the circumstance and this creates fear in you.

The next time you get angry ask the Lord what is the source of that anger? Did the Lord allow that failure to let you see what is "under your hood"? God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind (see 2 Tim. 1:7). Give up your rights to expectations that God never gave you. You will find a new freedom in Christ you never knew you could have.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: My Men at the Zoo

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On Paid Blogging and Its Perks

I have a host of other sites, five others to be exact and a total of five out of the six that I maintain, I am able to get paid to blog from. Is it not the neatest? I continue to reign queen as the domestic goddess that I am while at the same time helping the hubby rake in the income this household needs. We really could use this extra income even as our family is in health crisis plus the nationwide hike of basic commodities, especially of our staple, rice, which is becoming scarce and scarce by the day.

We were able to settle the full amount of our credit card that we used to buy our laptop from the proceeds of paid blogging. I remember for the longest time having to put up with a bad running Pentium 3 that shuts down on me every time. It was frustrating. Now I am working with this full powered Core Duo lappy and I am getting really efficient in doing my online tasks.

Smorty connects bloggers like me with advertisers to write opinion posts. What I love most about this team is they do not require bloggers to do a full review of the products and services, rather, we can freely write our opinion on them. Because of services like this, I am able to do what I love doing and get paid for it. Can anything be neater? I honestly consider this as a blessing to me and my family.

Shopping Cart Software

As I earlier mentioned about Ashop being the better choice for online merchants’ shopping cart software, I found it necessary to emphasize this even as an online consumer. I recently had a not so good experience with an online shopping site using another software. It turned out that it was one of those free carts that are offered. I had to google it and see for myself. It was such a headache! Anyway, that company just lost one patron of their site. I just find it such a sacrifice when the ideal is to get shoppers double if not triple by the day.

Ashop is just about the most user friendly shopping cart I have ever come across. It is an all in deal if online merchants would just think about it. No wonder it Ashop is the leader in shopping cart software all across the US. The ease of use, no installation required unlike other softwares and definitely very affordable.

Online Shopping

One of the things I enjoy doing in the internet aside from blogging is online shopping. There were the handful of times I window shopped through all those neat things available in the online shops that I frequent.

If there were a few times I would have to purchase these are for those necessary items and which I could buy on bargain as opposed to buying it from another merchant whether online or otherwise.

One of the things that stand out from those sites is the kind of shopping cart that they use. One of the better ones are that of Ashop. There were times I would have to sign out without doing the purchase because their carts are so not user friendly. If a merchant does not care enough to provide a better cart, then it’s not me to persist and figure their cart out, I’m sure I will find another merchant carrying that item that I need.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My Almost 35 Month Old Toddler

How my toddler's growing: His third birthday is almost here! Your preschooler is becoming more independent. He can probably prepare a bowl of cereal for himself and even get dressed without your help — though his color coordination and fashion sense may be different from yours. He can also walk, stand, run, and jump with ease. However, it may take a little extra concentration to stand on his tiptoes or balance on one foot for a second or more.

By now your child probably needs only a short nap in the afternoon, if any at all. You might find, however, that scheduling a quiet, restful time in the afternoon — whether he sleeps or not — can be a calming part of her day and yours. At this age, he has a need for privacy, and time to relax alone during a busy day can help him feel settled and at ease.

Being interested in the differences between girls and boys is a normal part of growing up. Try not to react with shock or horror if you find your child in the midst of an anatomy check with another child. Just let both children know that penises and vaginas are kept private and steer them toward another activity. They'll probably be relieved, since they may already have some sense that the game they were playing is taboo.

How your life's changing: Your little one is able to focus well on one activity and is developing more sophisticated social skills. He may soon start playing more structured games with others, like tag or go fish. And meals with the entire family are very important now. Sitting down together teaches your child table manners and encourages listening, sharing, and communication skills. If you don't all sit together for a meal every day, try to rearrange schedules so you can — even if your child has to have a light afternoon snack to make it to a later dinner.

Parent Tip: The Perfect-Sized Party "Our son's third birthday was a nightmare. We invited too many kids to his party and he spent the afternoon anxiously guarding his toys. Our friend later told us that a good rule of thumb is to make the guest list match the child's age — invite three kids to a third birthday party, and so on." —Traci

Milestones and Article Tidbits by ParentCenter.BabyCenter.com

TV Shows are Back!

The writers strike had many effects ... one of which was a dirth of TV entertainment ... which prime time shows are your favorites from network TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Multi Tasking Momma

It's 9:45 A.M. I have done 2 loads of laundry @ 7kilos a pop. I have loaded one more (curtains) and the next to go are the beddings. It is papa's birthday today and I am just taking advantage of my folks taking my son to the mall to eat out.

It's so fun to do this and while I'm doing these chores simultaneously blogging both for pleasure and for money. I just posted away a total of 6 entries since 7A.M. today, three of which are paid ones. I still have one assignment on queue, but it's good I can do that later. It has no six hour deadline like the ones I do for PPP.

6 entries, 2 loads of laundry and more to go. Made $20 for the day and still counting and I am actually enjoying juggling my chores and keeping my crown as the reigning domestic goddess of my household! What more can I ask for?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?'
'Yep,' the wife replied , 'in-laws '
'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
'So, do you always carry your TV remote?' I asked.
'No,' she replied, ' but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.'

A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000.
The wife replied, 'The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men... The husband then turned to his wife and asked, 'What?'

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, 'You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee.'
The husband said, ' You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.'
Wife replies, 'No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.'
Husband replies, 'I can't believe that, show me.' So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says........ ..'HEBREWS'

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Coming Soon: Our Son via BlogTV

Doing live tv via blog is now made possible by BlogTV.com. I know everybody will agree with me that it is yet the neatest thing that has come to web blogging. I love the prospect of my finally being able to do a live show of my son doing all those cute antics and the like. Live broadcast was such a far fetched idea awhile back, but with the technology we now how, everything is practically made possible.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Big Boy's First X-ray

It was our son's first time to have a chest x-ray. The x-ray technician sure was apprehensive about me being alone with him. She said a two year old almost always fusses and throw tantrums when subjected to stand still to have that shot. It usually takes at least two companions to get a good x-ray shot. This photo which was taken from my cam phone (which explains the haziness), is the proof that he was the easiest boy ever.

I have myself encountered atleast two x-ray technicians this last two months, the lastest was when I was confined. All the x-ray technicians I have come across with are all nice people unlike the nurses who assisted me when I recently got confined. The hubby also got his last x-ray done last week and was cleared of any disease. For which we are thankful for.

The x-ray result of the son was that he had bilateral PPTB (a.k.a. Primary Complex). He is now almost done with his first month of medication. Five months to go and we will be done. Even with taking his medications, we never had a hard time with. He even calls all three of his medicines names according to flavor. Catsup medicine for that thick bloody red one, the other one he calls banana medicine because of its flavor and the last one he calls orange medicine for its color. It's flavor is actually peach. Boy are we blessed to have such an easy child. Our prayer is that he stays healthy and strong, inside out. :-)

Donation in Ministry

I believe our being in the ministry for sometime now has enabled us to understand the value of having people partner with us as they volunteer their time, efforts and overall support. This is one of the reasons we believe in the cause of what carangel.com is doing. One gets to donate boats and use them for ministry and rehabilitation. There are people who have boats and cars and they no longer use and it will actually cost them more to dispose of them than to have them donated. Carangel.com accepts boat donations and use them to support their ministry in creating anti-drug documentaries and children's animations. If I were blessed with boats and I no longer use one, I will surely donate my boat for charity.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My Frequent Drugstore Visits

I tell you I have not frequented drugstores in the past as much as I have been doing now. Dear son have maintenance medication and will continue for the next five months. I have encountered a number of pharmacy technicians from regularly visiting different drugstores. Each one has personality of his own and makes me wonder if the way they treat clients depends on their pharmacy technician salary or some just don't really like their job. There are those who are just snobbish and some who do not seem to know what they are expected to do – giving me that “clueless” stance. I guess it all boils down to where they got their pharmacy tech certificate to begin with. That should spell the difference.