Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Beautiful Blogger Award

Just blogging again. I've been busy and not that motivated but one time when I visited my blog, I was so surprised and happy knowing that I received this Beautiful Blogger Award.
 Thank you so much to Nic of Domestically Challenged Housewife Blog for choosing me as one of her 15 picks.

This is my first ever award and a sign for me to blog more!
This is really tough because I have to choose 15 blogs to pass along the award and now, this are my chosen ones in no particular order:

1. Small Burst- useful home remodeling that you can do by yourself.
2. Simply Sensational Food - yummy recipes.
3. Crafty Chic Mommy - wonderful crafts.
4. Nethero Twins - cute blog of family with twins.
5. Shelleys Swag - great coupons and giveaways.
6. Rather Be Changing Diapers - great giveaways.
7. Domestically Challenged Housewife - a nice blog to read.
8. Because I Said So Mom Knows Best - great reviews and giveaways.
9. Coupon Clippin Mommy - great finds of savings/budgeting.
10. Mom Spark- lots of things to find for moms.
11. Synni City - nice digital scrapbooks.
12. Moms r the Best - nice reviews and owner of site of great apparels for moms.
13. Big Bare Foot Angel - one of blogger mom I admire because of a nice blogs from a deaf single mom.
14. Frugal Racing Fan Mommy - great coupons and giveaways.
15. Supah Mommy - so cute blog of digital post it.

But there are rules in receiving the Beautiful Blogger award:

1. Thank the person(s) that nominated you; link to the person that gave you the award!
2. Pass this award on to 15 bloggers you’ve discovered and think are fantastic.
3. Contact said blogs; let them know they've won!
4. State 7 things about yourself

So here's the 7 things about me:

1. Just new on blogging and loving it but you can often see me on facebook playing games there. It is my social life because I am a home buddy and a home based online assistant. It is also my way to lessen the stress of life.

2. I am a late person, meaning I am not a morning person. I usually sleep late at night. I am more energetic at late afternoon & onwards. I love to sleep until 10am. 12mn is my earliest time to sleep.

3. My husband is a seaman so I am kinda single mom to my daughter because my husband is away most of every year but I am now adjusted to it because of my daughter (but still praying and dreaming for a complete family together).

4. Beside facebook and sleeping, I also love to eat and still need to learn how to cook!

5. I can consider myself as a young at heart person because I am easy to please, love playing online games, going to team parks, playing with my daughter, taking pictures, eating especially ice cream, see a movie or a show that kids loves and shopping.

6. I hope I can have more time to blog, a one way of myself expression and I enjoy it.

7. I don't wear make up and I don't know how too and I only wear clothes that I am comfortable with and that is more of a casual clothes and I love working at home because I can have more time for myself and my family, most especially to my daughter but I am still dreaming to have my own business.


Friday, January 29, 2010

All About Marriage

I want to share this story I read from facebook which shared by an online friend.
This is really touching.
Married and getting into marriage should look at it.
This is a must share!

Fiona Zen Maye Wamar: To those who are married, .. Not married .. and soon to be married, I hope you will be touched with this story...


When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce.. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Dew. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Dew so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Dew.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce.
She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that everyday for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning.. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Dew about my wife's divorce conditions.. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully..

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time.. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Dew about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mum out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind...I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead.. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other any more. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead.

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.


Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6

This story really touched me. *teary eyes*

Monday, January 18, 2010

On Children Poem by Kahlil Gibran

I want to share this poem that I got somewhere online which really caught my attention.
And I love it.

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let our bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Kahlil Gibran, On Children

Monday, January 4, 2010

Grane as Dancing Santa

I want to share this video.
I loved it because my daughter laughed really hard because of this.
I liked it when my daughter laugh like this.

This is because of Santa Yourself application.
Where in you can change the Santa's face into anyone you like.
I tried it myself and it is really funny.
It is a dancing Santa greeting application.

I got it from facebook when my friend there sent it to me.
So I made another one with my daughter's face to sent it to my relatives and friends as a Christmas greeting.
She noticed it when I'm done working on it so she sat on my lap to take a peek.

She really laughed out loud most of the time when she watched the video and asked me to repeat it again and again.
She likes Santa Claus and she was more amazed to see a dancing Santa herself.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cats are Good Example of Great Moms

This is our pet named Miya.
We don't know how old she is.
She's just a wandered cat at the back of our house sometime between September or October 2009 (Bagyong Undoy).
She is a sleepy, beautiful, sweet and pure white cat.

Our family thinks she was already pregnant when we adopted her.
She just delivered her 5 cute kittens last December 16.

We called her Miya because of my daughter.
My daughter keeps calling her Miya which she really means "meow" so we end up calling her Miya.
It is a nice and unique name for her anyway.

She just love to eat and sleep.
But now that she's already a mother, she's often awake to breastfeed her kittens and clean them every now and then.
She's a very clean cat.
You will see her often licking her body, as well as her kittens.
But that's the way cat cleans themselves.

She is also a very quiet and behave cat and maybe because she was sleepy most of the time when she was pregnant.
But now, you can still see her sleeping but if she's awake, she wanted always to eat.
That is maybe because she's on breast feeding.

It make us crazy because she's often hungry.
She'll never leave you unless you make her eat AGAIN!
But the wonderful thing is seeing her taking good care of her kittens.
We are sad because we can't adopt all of her kittens when they get a little older and when they can already  able to eat solid foods.

We really not a kind of family who wants to take good care of pets.
We have a dog when I was young, that was because of my father.
We don't like having a pet because of taking time feeding, cleaning and especially to clean up their wastes.
But now we are used to it and we now loved having a pet because of Miya.
But we can't have all her kittens.
We only plan to keep Miya and one of her male kitten.

We don't like female kitten because female get pregnant too often.
Miya is our lucky charm and we loved her that's why we want to keep her.
We will just look for persons who might like to keep her 4 kittens.
Although it will be hard because in our country, cats are not really a must have pets here.
There are so many cats here, you can see them everywhere.

But I realized that cats are one of the good example of great mothers because they are really caring.
They are like humans who really take good care of their youngs.
They are very protective.
They will not let you hold their youngs.

They feed their young often and on time and they will leave it to do other things if the kittens are already sleeping and full.
She also sleeps most of the time beside her kittens.
She will also separate some of her kittens that are much bigger to the others.
And keeps them clean all the time.

Mother cats are really wonderful.
One of the wonderful creature of God.