Wednesday Happy Thoughts

WHT

1. SIL’s here for an overnight stay.
2. BIL’s first day at work.
3. Excited for Lily patootie to start munching food.
4. Julito learned a new magic word (thanks to “Tinker Bell and The Lost Treasure”): I’m Sorry.
5. Finally downloaded Glee S3 Episode 7.
6. Countdown starts tomorrow for my 31st birthday (that’s 4 days from now).
7. Received a text from my Dad.
8. Done with Sheriff’s task.
9. Will watch “Superman Returns” tonight.
and lastly, 10. Insha Allah God willing, next week will be a blessed week for me.

It’s Breaking Me!

“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” is playing on the Cinema now all over the world, and I haven’t seen it. Huhuhu! I miss my movie partner, Mojo! Where art though? Last 2008, when Twilight was released, I watched it with Hubby and a couple of friends. Of course, at the end of the movie, it was only I who enjoyed it. “New Moon” and “Eclipse” was a bonded contract with Mojo and Adnan. Oh dear, I miss those guys. I’m sure they’ve seen the movie. I guess, I just have to wait.

Gift Giving

Are you all done with your shopping list for the upcoming exchange gifts with your office mates, friends or families? Well for me and my Twitter friends, we’ve organized a yearly online exchange gifts. This will be my 2nd year to join in. I’m not really sure if my gift will arrive before the deadline, because I just recently updated my shipping address. I was confused between shipping it to SIL’s place (Dubai) or back home (Philippines). But since we’re still stuck up in here, might as well be safe than never – I have it shipped back home. My mom will have it shipped to me I guess. So, if you guys are looking for some good Friends and Family deals, shop now. You don’t want to be in a cramming mode.

Holidays In The Mall

I so miss the holiday season back home. I’m sure by now, malls are all tangled up with those cute ornaments and beautiful lights. I even have some friends who registered to sell off their loots for some big sale event. They have those trade show display booth that looks all so amazing. I think they’ll do well with sale. I can imagine the piled up people going around with their daily errands to make sure that everything on the wish list are checked up. Most of all, I miss my family. December is such a good month.

And so for that, you guys should take extra good care. Shopping spree indeed, but watch out for those pockets and wallets. You’ll never know when the bandits will show up.

Update for Lily Patootie

In a few days from now, our little patootie will turn 6 months. I’m thankful that even though we hadn’t have the chance to blow a monthly cake for her, since her 1st month, I’m sure that she’s growing up just fine like her sister. There’s a lot of differences between them, most especially with their cheeks. Big sister is more chubbier at the age of 6months already, but patootie is taller though – which is a good thing. But the most important thing is that they are both healthy Alhamdulillah, thanks be to God.

Before going over some work assignments about posguys barcode scanner, I’ll just post a couple of shots for the little one. Thank God for Instagram, I can update some photos for them. That reminds me as well to use my dslr this week.

 
At 5months and 4wks:

  • She grabs things with her right hand.
  • She loves being smooched.
  • She loves doing her boos and blas’ lately. If I’m not mistaken, I think I heard her say her first word – “Tete” (means Grandma in Arabic).
  • She loves to eat. I’m feeding her pinched of bread and mashed banana.
  • She can sit up, but if she’ll try to grab on some things in-front of her, she’ll fall off.
  • Alhamdulillah Masha’Allah her sleeping time is normal. I hope and I keep my fingers cross that I can maintain her and her sisters sleeping habits.

I’m so happy that like her sister, she can easily be persuaded to give a smile. Look at those chinita eyes. It’s a mini-me indeed. No doubt that she’s mine. Anyways that all I have for now for the little one.

Dearest December

December is here. And this is will be my laptop wall paper for the next month. I download it of course from Shabby Shoppe Blog. Click here for more info.

I added a text saying “All I want for Christmas is YOU…”. Aside from the holidays, December is a very special month for me. My birthday is coming up soon. I’m blessed with a supportive family-in-laws. But there’s just one thing I wish for my birthday. That is for US family to be complete. That’s all I want as a gift for my birthday.

I miss you Sweety…. come home soon… :( My birthday wouldn’t be the same without you. Ya rab… Ya Allah! Bring him back…

Avoid Toxic People

Dear Jhari,

Are there people in your life that aren’t making you a better person?  Avoid toxic people.  Love them, yes, but don’t spend too much time with them.  Life is short!

Be wise,
God

P.S. Jhari, I’ve provided wonderful people around you to be your friends, teachers, and inspiration.  Look for them.

Yup, I’m following orders. That’s why I stick up with my friends over the blog and Twitter. I haven’t seen them personally (except for Maileen), but I know them by heart. And they don’t treat me like a stranger at all. They are my true friends online to whom I can share with my ups and downs in life. Aside from barkada back home, these are the people which I don’t ever want to avoid in the future. Besides, it’s not right to avoid people who prays for you, who sends you happy thoughts and positive vibes, who encourages you, who inspires you and admire you for your strength. These are people worth sticking with until the end. I just wish that I will have the chance to meet with them. If that happens, I assure you that I will be speechless. I really am a shy type you know – yeah right! ;) THANK YOU BEBOTS FOR EVERYTHING!

My IG History

I signed up with Statigr.am today and they sent me cool statistics about my Instagr.am account. I couldn’t believe that it’s been a year since my first post.


 
 
 

And yes, I still remember that Shey and I are the only users over my IG app. I told her to download this app since that time we were so interested with Hisptamatic. Do you still remember those days sis? We said that Instagram is free, so might as well use these filters. But it was too late for me, because a week before knowing Instagram, I’ve already purchased Hipstamatic. No regrets though.

Julie and Julia are the reasons why I have these enormous likes. It’s nice to see that people adore these kids. I wonder who their mom is? OH, it’s ME! Hahaha! Pathetic. Anyway, go ahead and sign up with Statigram and check your stats.

Downloading Problems

Our next door neighbor has been calling for me to fix their downloading problem over the internet. This is the 3rd time that MIL has requested for me to check over it. Our neighbor’s daughter was about to download video from youtube, when her laptop suddenly stopped responding. Well, thank God for having a husband who is a geek with computers. After doing a little troubleshooting with her laptop, I was able to fix the problem. But of course, that doesn’t end there. I know in the next few days, they’ll be ringing the bell again for me. There’s actually no issue for it, it’s just that their laptop language is set in Arabic, which is giving me a hard time to navigate with the menus. Sigh. Why can’t they just switch to the common language instead right? But anyway, it’s not their fault. Blame it on the school over here, because they don’t introduce English as one of the means of communication. Anyway, enough of the rant.

e Pickpocketing

Do you know that your credit card now be easily be stolen by someone without even knowing? That’s if you really didn’t leave it behind somewhere. Last month, one of our online friends was charged with full blown amount over her credit card account without her consent. The thief was able to get a copy her credit card details and made a replica of it. They suspected that the e pickpocketing was done when they paid via cc over a restaurant after dining in. They’ve already solved the issue with her bank, but of course the perpetrators are still on the loose. So dear friends, be aware and responsible with using your credit cards in public. Don’t let them charge you over without you actually seeing them swiping the card on their machines.

Wonderful 3 Years

Our baby Julia has turned 3 years old 5 days ago. I made a layout for her placing a photos over the past 2 years of her birthdays. Seeing her growing up so beautifully makes my heart melt. Next year, we will have a preschooler. My baby will start her journey one step at a time to fulfill her dreams in the future. And thinking about her growing up as an adult scares me. It makes me think of my capabilities as a mother. Will I be a good guidance for her? Will I endure her seeing her facing her own fears? Ya Allah Ya Rab, may God Allah guide me and my husband for this. If others can, why can’t I?

LO65 - 3yrs

Happy birthday dearest.
I’m so blessed to have you in my life. Although sometimes I still can’t believe that you’re mine. You don’t look a lot like me ;) Your face is like a copy/paste of your father (no doubt about that). But I know you’re mine, because your heart calls for me as your “MAMA”. Your 3rd birthday was not that fancy like the previous 2 years. In time you’ll understand why. You know your ABC’s perfectly. You can count 1-10 in 3 languages: English, Arabic and Spanish (a big thanks to Dora). And you know the magic words: Thank you and Please. For that, you make us so proud.
May Allah guide you and save you always for us.
I love you so so so so so much Julia.

Actos Cancer Lawyers

Do you know that taking Actos can increased the risk of having bladder cancer? I came across some reviews about people looking for actos lawyers. There’s a law firm accepting cases like these since they believe that these types of cases are special, and it needs special attention. Actos is a medication that treats Diabetes. Some believe that taking it will increase the risk of bladder cancer as well. If you have taken this drug and feels differently after taking it, you might want to consult a medical expert on it. And no worries about finding lawyers to act as your guidance on the case since you can contact them Watts Guerra Craft LLP today.

We Need Curtains and Draperies

These are the things that we need for our home. I’m thinking of getting curtains from Brylane Home. Their designs are wonderfully made. The colors that I’ve chosen matches our wall designs and particularly the furnishings. Their prices are reasonable as well. Choose between $0-$39.99. From all types of colors from Beige to Yellow. Right now they have a 20% off with the highest priced item of your choice + free express shipping upgrade. Great deal, right? Aside from those deals, what I love about them is that they have all types of things that you need for your home sweet home. Beddings, bath, kitchen appliances, storage, furniture & décor, window and dinnerware sets. It’s like a one stop shop over the net. What else do you need to make everything complete for your humble abode?

Going on with my curtain wish list. We have 3 verandas. And I’m eyeing on either of these two photos below for the kitchen door.

Batiste Semi-Sheer Door Panel Scenario® Sheer Voile Door Panel

And here are my choices for the for the salon.

Waverly Collection Country Life Rod Pocket Panel Waverly Collection Imperial Dress Rod Pocket Window Panel

Having draperies in the home makes the surroundings cozy. It’s like having a feeling of being at peace. There’s no place like home.