Our Own Little Walk of Fame


Took this picture of Elmo’s footprints. I did mention in previous posts that we were having works done on the house, one of them was a covered walkway connecting the garage to the side door (which leads to the kitchen). As the workers were already paving the walkway, we requested that they allow Elmo to stamp his footprints on the cement while it was still wet. 😛

Would have wanted for handprints as well, but he was being fastidious at that time and didn’t want to get *dirty*. 😛 He is pleased with the “finished product” though and would point to his foot prints, exclaiming “My feet!”

When he’s older, I intend to take a picture of his much bigger feet beside his tiny footprints.


Blowing My Own Horn

Today on The Daily Post: Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us a good thing about yourself.

Ang hirap naman! Paano ba magbuhat ng sariling bangko?!?!??!!! 😛 Pero sige na nga, challenge accepted. 😉

I am responsible. Give me a task and I will get it done–within a reasonable time frame of course. (I hate rush jobs!) While I do procrastinate, I rarely miss deadlines. I might cram or pull an all-nighter, but I will definitely deliver on the day. 😎 I have initiative and self-reliance. I do not pass on my responsibilities to other people, and I take responsibilities for my own actions. I am efficient and ethical.

You probably wouldn’t want me as your boss because I expect the same things from you. But if you’re the boss, you’d definitely want me on your team because I am honest and hardworking. 😎

Clone Wars

Today on The Daily Post: If you could clone yourself, how would you split up your responsibilities?

Oooh, I like today’s prompt! 😛 Especially since I find myself wanting to do so many things, in so little a time. 😉 Now if I could clone myself 4x over and be in 5 different places at one time, these are where I would be and what I would be doing.

  1. Be a full-time mom to my sweet little boy Elmo, so I don’t miss out on his antics and milestones. 🙂
  2. Be with Elmo… again. Because sometimes I can’t manage him all by myself. The other me can watch over him when the first me has to go pee. Or Clone #2 can assist me feed Elmo or change his clothes when he’s being uncooperative.
  3. Spend time with my husband. Accompany him throughout the day, wherever he goes. I especially enjoy our chats and drives together. ❤
  4. Spend alone time, reading a book, getting a massage, shopping, loitering online, lounging in bed and just plain being lazy. 😛
  5. Cleaning the house. Because it’s so messy!
  6. [Work.]

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Edited (02/17/2015, 11:20 PM): I realized that today’s prompt allows for only *one* clone with *whom* you can split your responsibilities. Now, I must have been dyslexic, and mixed it up with the succeeding daily prompt (Five a Day), so I came up with 5! 😛 But I was on a roll answering the Clone Wars prompt (toldja I really liked it! 😉 ). Hehe! 😛

Sobe It

I recently signed up for The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 course, to help me jumpstart this blog. Because often, I find myself lacking in ideas and motivation, and Blogging U. just might give my blog the impetus it needs. Today’s assignment is to try out at least three other themes on the blog. Because as with a pair of jeans, you’ll never know it’s a good fit until you try them on! 😎

Compared to thinking of a tagline and writing for a dream audience, this one’s a cinch! 😎 In fact, it was WordPress’s gorgeous themes that drew me here. (I was previously blogging at Tabulas, which was good, but had limited “templates”, which is what they call their themes.)

My old WordPress blog started with the now-defunct Banana Smoothie. Visually, it was cheerful and refreshing, but its features eventually got outdated. Since then, my blog has seen many theme changes. Sometimes, it was simultaneous with a “phase” I was going through, e.g. Misty Look, during a gloomy period in my life; Forever, which came out so timely during our wedding preps; Crafty, when I was a new homemaker and trying to channel “Martha Stewart” 😛 Other times, when things were getting stale, revamping my blog’s look gave it a fresh re-start. 😉

For this new WordPress blog, I am using Sobe. No need for Blogging U. to tell me to “Love {my} Theme.” I am soooo loving it, I would hug it if I could. 😛 It’s sweet, but not saccharinely so. It’s simple, almost minimalist (like Penscratch), with unobtrusive icons for post formats. Unlike my previous themes above, I’m using a one-column layout this time to keep the focus on my writing. 😉

Blogging U.

I Write Therefore I Am

I don’t fancy myself to be writer, but I do enjoy writing in my spare time. At the end of the day, I try to write even just a little bit in my journal (Day One’s a nifty app for that! 😎 ). For over a year now, I’ve been writing about Elmo’s milestones and exploits. I try to “immortalize” his baby moments, if only on paper (and photos & videos), for this is a very fleeting time.

I write to reflect on my day and count my blessings. I also write to clarify my thinking. Because sometimes, I get so many ideas and they are nebulous. Writing about them allows me to sort through the haze, and give my thoughts some tangible form.

Sometimes, I write for catharsis.

I write to exercise my long-neglected right hemisphere. It is probably my most creative pursuit, since I don’t craft, paint, draw, take photography, etc. I write as a means of self-expression.

And so I write.

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I recently signed up for The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 course, to help me jumpstart this blog. Because often, I find myself lacking in ideas and motivation, and Blogging U. just might give my blog the impetus it needs. This is my assignment for the week. 😉

Blogging U.

The Daily Prompt: Burning Down the House

Today on The Daily Post: Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

  1. Cellphone
  2. iPAD
  3. My long wallet, which holds my IDs and ATM cards
  4. Laptop, which contains digital copies of our important documents
  5. Photo albums, particularly those of our childhood pictures

But if I’m gonna be less stringent with the 5 items…

  1. My everyday bag, which contains the 1st 3 items above: cellphone, iPAD, long wallet; as well as my stethoscope and other tools, asthma inhaler, antihistamine tablets, steroid cream, a couple of lipsticks, reading glasses, pens, tissue and a small wallet of cash. 😉
  2. Laptop
  3. Photo albums. Perhaps, I should get around to scanning our old pictures and storing them digitally, so I don’t have to bother with these.
  4. Our Wedding Box, which contains our wedding album, Bible, candles, cord, arrhae, other wedding paraphernalia, and the book, “Guess How Much I Love You.” 🙂
  5. A few choice books.