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Sunday, November 30, 2008

DC Are Sick

It started the day before thanksgiving with my preschooler. He didn't go to school Monday and Wednesday. He was fine during the holiday but then my Kinder and youngest DC was sick that day. Before the end of the day my second grader was not feeling 100% either. He got the runs and had to used the bathroom so often. By Friday morning he didn't got out of bed and vomited a few times. Same with my Kinder, they are still sick until now. My second grader needs to send a hand writing sample and today is the due date. He can't even get up to sit and write. That is what happens when I wait at the last minute for him to do it.

Lucky for my Kinder, she was done with her writing a week ago.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Everything went fine today. DD and YDS are sick today but they still entertain some family members. They have a little temperature but and stomach bug but they are a trooper.

I cooked a little late thinking that everyone will be coming late as usual but of course it always work against me. Two of my nieces had to leave early because they had to work this afternoon. My turkey was not ready until 4:30pm...bummer. I feed them all the side dish and desserts. I told them that next time I will start early to accommodate their schedule. But a year back, I was done cooking around 2:00pm but no SIL and nieces and nephew around. The dinner was cold when they got here. I can't win.

How was your Thanksgiving?


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Friendship Flower Award

Yay, a lot of awards on blogosphere. I still have a few to post after this one. Thank you so much Pinay Mommy for this award.


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Here are the rules for this tag:

1.) Copy the badge and put it on your blog,

2.) Link back who pass you this tag,

3.) Spread this tag to at least 7 or more bloggers who you think you are friend with.

“And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you."


I would like to award this to my internet friends naming:
  1. Weng
  2. Jade
  3. Karen
  4. Twinks
  5. Shimumsy
  6. WindMill
  7. Mommy Elvz

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cutest Blogger Award

Thank you Ms Weng for the cutest award. I guess my new layout belongs to this category. I appreciate it very much.

Here are the rules:
- Each blogger must post these rules.
- Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
- Bloggers that are tagged need to write ten facts about themselves.
- You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.
- Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and also to read your blog.

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300 PPP Posts

I finally reach the 300 paid post from PPP. It should be higher but I don't have time grab and write much these days. Plus as you all know my rank is taken out of my blog because I am doing paid post.

Like I mention before, there are good and bad came out of this. Good because I don't have time to grab opps and bad because I could have use the money for the holiday. But hey, I can't have everything. I'm lucky enough I still writes once in the blue and that is enough for me.

That's it for today, Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I will see you after the Holiday.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

TGIF

I never been so happy that today is Friday. Still finishing the updates with this blog. Trying to make it open up a little faster with the new layout. We (DS and I) survive the first week of home school. Most of the Math 2 we are doing right now, he already learned in B&M school. So, we always jumps to the assessment part of it and spend more time in Lang Arts 2, because he is not very fond of it. He needs more encouraging with this one and he hates reading and writing. I wish I can let him type everything on Word, but the cyber school wants him to practice writing more. We also do most of the assessment on science and history. We spend all the extra hours on Lang Arts 2. Which he hates, but sometimes when he realize he can't do anything until he is done with the class. Then he will listen attentively and do everything right.

I need a vacation already...lol.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Under Construction

I'm changing the theme of my blog for the Holiday season. Para naman maramdaman ninyo na ang Pasko ay malapit na. Ms. Twink is nice enough to make me a Holiday layout. Thank you so much, I love it. I feel sad because I miss having Christmas back home, but at the same time happy because I got this new theme for my blog and I'm with my own family. Other people are not so lucky to be with their family this holiday.



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I'm Tagged...8 Random Things About Me

Thanks Wind Mill on the Hill for this tag. Ok, what 8 random things can I post? I should ask DH, easier to write it when someone is telling me anything about me...lol.

Anyway, here are my 8 random things:

  1. I love to learn about other cultures. That's why I have friends all over the world.
  2. My 4 DC drives me crazy but at the end of the day when they give me a kiss goodnight they are all worth the craziness.
  3. I love to travel. If I can get a job to travel with my family, I'll do it in the heart beat.
  4. I hate politics, especially when I talk to people who makes excuses about the government, economy, 911, new world order, oh my so many to list.
  5. I hate winter, when all I can see is gloomy/cloudy day. It depresses me.
  6. I love summer, I can do anything and no school.
  7. I miss having an alone time with DH.
  8. I have a "half smile" just like Katie Holmes.

Here are the rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. A the end of your blogpost, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their name.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog.

I'm tagging the following bloggers:
Shimumsy
Weng
Sheila
Rosemarie
Vheil
Tchel
Kcee
Jena
Your turn my blogger friends.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Soo Tired

Home schooling two kids is hard, I am so tired when they are done with the day class. And it's only Monday. DS is not comfortable doing it himself, hoping he will get use to it after a week. He waits for me every time his page is done. But I can't help him right away because I need to read everything to DD. He did fine when doing activities out of the computer, but he seems not very fond of reading.Oh well, it's only Monday, hoping for a better turn out tomorrow. And it's only Monday and I am ready for the weekend. I need a nap now. Oh nah, I still need to cook dinner. I need a "katulong" around the house...lol, but I can't afford them. Maybe if I am back home and my husband is making the same amount of money, then I'm sold.

I did other things today too. I dropped and picked my preschooler to school today and I went to Vince house to buy two gallons of raw milk.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rec Room Cleaned

For two weeks now, my oldest son had been taking some friends home twice a week. Our family room downstairs has never been cleaned for the longest time. I hate cleaning it because as soon as I'm done my three youngest ones, will just mess it up again. It doesn't even take them a day to mess it up.

I do feel bad sometimes (yes only sometimes) when my ODS bring friends home because that room is always a mess. They might think that we never cleaned. So, yesterday after breakfast we all went downstairs and I cleaned. I put the toys away, put everything that are broken and not needed in the garbage and re-arrange the furniture. I am glad this morning when I went down there that its still uncluttered. Hoping to stay that way until Tuesday because that's when my ODS bring friends over. At least they will think that we still clean.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days they come over. That means I have to cook extra dinner on those days too. So far we met 5 of his chess buddies, one of them tuned the guitar that my little ones played with. It's nice to know his friends.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

DH Brought DD

DD and DH are on their way home from DD 2nd birthday party attended this month. Poor DH is not allowed to join DD inside the place, even during reception. They should have said that on the invitation that it's kids only party. I feel so bad for him, because the last party she attended parents are allowed inside and included in the party. I was the one who accompany her that time.

Then DH said that it would be nice if we only have one child, because while she is having fun inside we could have gone for a nice dinner date. I told him that's what happens when he ask for a dozen children...lol. We don't have time for ourselves anymore. The alone time was gone a long time ago. Oh well, we are too old for alone time anyway.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hubby's Truck Needs Work


Until now my husband truck is not inspected yet. We are still waiting for the parts to come in. His friend who will work on his truck works for our local car repair shop close to our house. We have until the end of the month to put the part in, to get my husband truck inspected. Hopefully they come soon because I don't like doing things at the last minute.

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Oldest DS

I can't really complain much about his lifestyle as a teenager. He is a below average when it come to it, which I like. Not like other teenagers around who got suspended so many times in high school. He only gets in trouble when hanging out with the wrong crowds and trying to become their friends.

Anyway, we gave him a cell phone when he was in junior high because of one incident after school program activity, he was supposed to get drop off in certain location at certain time but I waited for 1 hour and the bus didn't not show up. I drove to the school and he is not there anymore. I spoke to the principal but she is not much of a help. Instead she told me to call her back to tell her what happened. I'm already missing a son and she want me to call her back to tell her what happened when my son gets home. Pathetic.

That was the reason for him getting a phone 3 years ago. Fast forward this year, now he is abusing the use of his phone. He gets this stuff online that he needs to pay $10 a month to get some weekly happenings text to him. Mind you we don't have text service because we can't afford it. And every time he is away for some kind of church helping hands thingy, he gets some games over the phone to play because he is bored. He can't get a job because his father takes him every two weekends to stay with him for 2 days. We (DH and I) want him to get a job on the weekend to learn about finances. Same reason why he never gotten his drivers license, we want him to pay for the insurance on his own. And his father doesn't let him to get a job on the summer either.

If he gets us mad enough, I will take the stinking cell phone away from him. He keeps getting some kind of charges on his phone and he can't even answer it when we are calling him most of the time. Other than that, he's been an honor students since junior high. BTW, he only have one year to go then I don't have to worry about him...well for the most part. He'll be gone to college and he can do whatever he wants with his set allowance.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Better Than Never

Thank you so much for my October Top ten EC droppers. And I also wanted to thank everyone who did not make the list. All your visit are very much appreciated.

  1. Symphony of Love
  2. Everything Has A Reason
  3. WindMill on the Hill
  4. Random Rambling
  5. Girls Are Made of Sugar and Spice
  6. In My Kitchen
  7. The Path to the Pegasus Letter
  8. Metallman's Reverie
  9. The Sewing Mom
  10. Colloquium
Your EC will be feature on my side bar. Please take a moment to check it out. Again, thank you very much to all my visitors.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Clothing For Girls @ Shopwiki

Before home schooling my daughter, her teacher asked everyone if they wanted to be included on birthday lists. Since she doesn’t have any friends yet, I made sure that her name is included. Sure enough after a few days in home school she received a few invitations for a birthday party. All of her invitations came from her girl classmates. So, most parties are held on a cheering school and gymnastic schools. She doesn’t own a pair of leotard clothes, so I started looking online using Shopwiki.

Searching at Shopwiki for girls clothing never had been easier. They show you in the very beginning all the information you needed to know. You can also sort clothing by type, so if you are searching for formal dresses or casual clothing. I was surprise on my first time using it because it’s not your usual shopping websites. However, I find it easy to use, try Shopwiki when searching for girls clothing.

Please visit their site for anything you need. They are like another shopping website out there but with the twist. Try it out today.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

DD @ Her First B-day Party

This is the party that we went to over the weekend (11/2). DD is the one wearing a pink top. You can see that she is the smallest in her K class. Most of her classmates are turning 6 this month. (Hers is in May.) This is her first birthday party this month. The second one is on the 15th and the third one will on the 22nd. She had a lot of fun with this picture. She didn't even touch the food and specially the cake. She usually eat a lot of it, but with this party she only taste the icing.

Btw, the birthday girl is the one wearing a shirt with birthday girl printed on it. Most of them are very happy to see her at the party.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

He Likes Quality

My husband like I mention before works outside. And he always preferred to buy pricey clothing because he knows that it will last longer. Not like the cheap clothing you will find in some store in our area. He actually like those tactical pants you will find at Operator-tactical-pants.com. You can see the image above that it already has the shape for the knees and big pocket to put anything he needs during work hours. They are not to loss, that you will look like teenagers these days. And not too tight that you will see every bulge there is. They still look professional enough for the job he does.

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OLS Not Working This Morning

My DD OLS is not working this morning when we started. I kinda relieved and worry at the same time. Happy because I was planning my 1200 EC happening for the first time, and DD will be doing back up classes until Saturday.

I think within 2 hours is was up and running again. Whew, no Saturday class as we speak. I'm so glad ha ha ha. I don't really want to do a class on the weekend. So glad that we don't have to.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Did You Start Your Christmas Shopping Yet?

I know a few people who start shopping as soon as the holiday was over. One of them is my mother in law. She shop so early that she will never remember where she put everything that she bought for everyone. We always end up getting present from her throughout the year. She maybe giving us Christmas items on Easter or she will be giving the gift right after the occasion. The present she is giving away are bought the year before. I find it funny sometimes and annoying at the same time.

Anyway I found a site for those of you who love to shop on black Friday. All you have to do is subscribe to this site to get an email alert about cyber monday discounts. You will find out what and how much you will save by getting the Black Friday circular with the entire sale going on in your area, or even online. You don't need to wait for the mailman or newspaper boy to deliver your paper and circular. They will email it to you as soon as they can. You can easily access them without leaving your seat at home. I really don't mind getting email alert from Old Navy. What can I say, I love that store. What are you waiting for, sign up for email alert today.

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Here Is My Candidate

This is the man who deserve my vote. He is also back up by Ron Paul. Chuck Baldwin my friends.



I met him at the Revolution rally back on July 12 in Washington DC.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Pushy Special Ed Teacher

Today is the first day for home school for my 2nd grader. I don't have any hardware and materials for him yet, because he only got approved last Friday (Halloween). And they wanted us to start today. I don't think that people who are in charge for hardware and materials even read their email yet about what we needed. That will take at least about a week to get the first shipment to us.

Well, someone called me today asking how is our first day of home school. I told her that I sent my son to school today because we don't have anything to start with. Then she proceeded that we should start on the date that is given to us to start. Hello, who are you? Are you the president of this school? I hate when they are pushy. I bet she don't have any kids home school. She doesn't know anything about how the kids are affected with not having any materials to use. She told that she will her supervisor about it. Then she called me back around 3pm telling me that I will start tomorrow. No if's and buts. He can only be enroll in one school. That is why I'm letting you know that we will wait for the materials to come. The lessons can be push back and same with his start date.


And since I have other computer at home, my son can use one of them. It's not the hardware I'm having problem with, it's the materials. It will too much for him if we start with nothing. Then she said that I can print everything I need to start. Ok, we tried it after eating dinner, and guess what? All the practice sheets have answer because they are teacher answer sheets. Most of the student pages are in the book. The only thing we found is the assessment page. But how can he answer it without practicing first.

I did an orientation for him and ask the question about starting later (about two weeks later). And the lady who is doing the orientation had no problem with it. Because we don't have any materials. She have 2 kids home school and she understand me right away.

She didn't say that today is our start date, that we should start today even if we don't have anything. I don't know what is the other lady's problem. Good thing she is not my son teacher. She is only his special education teacher, I really don't know what that means but I think she is my sons IEP (speech, my son is delay) teacher. I should call you from now on "Ms. Pushy Grouch".

I didn't actually argue with her about the whole thing. I just keep telling that we need some materials to start and I will ask DH what he thinks about the whole thing and we will get back to her thru email. I better email her now.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Back


Don't forget to turn your clock back one hour. If not you'll be one hour early tomorrow.

I know I should have posted this yesterday, but I was busy doing other things...lol.

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We Took The Kids Out

Yesterday we took our DC to the mall for a few hours. Well actually, we had to get our vehicles inspected so, instead of waiting at the garage for 4 hours we went to the mall. We walk for hours, (well it feels like hours) bought gifts for my DD classmates birthday parties this month. We are going to one today, and another one in two weeks.

Anyway, we got their picture sketched by a automated artist. We did not get one for my youngest son, because he refuses to sit still. Plus the machine don't want to take our dollar bills. I ran out of quarters for the three of them. I had to asked the lady that was getting a drink from the machine to exchange my bills for coins.

She hesitated for a bit, but I offer to put my bills in the machine. When the machine took my dollar she gave me her coins. Anyway, they had fun and my youngest son fall asleep as soon as we start driving to pick up one of our vehicles.

We were expecting the worst from them but they turn out well behave and listen to us the whole time. The last time we went out with all four of them was two weeks ago. I blame DH for it. I told him, he can go out and take one with him. But he insisted that I come along, meaning taking everyone with us. As soon as we got to Staples (getting some school supplies for home school) they fought you gets to ride on which shopping cart. Ending that most of them wants to ride with DH, but they can't all fit in small shopping cart. Two started drying so loudly, I feel like hitting DH in the head for insisted we all come along. Instead of having a restful weekend I spend and hour trying to make the two stop crying and running after them all over the store. I can control them very easy at home, not out in the public, because I can't choke them in public...lol. I will go to jail.(ok watch out people, you better know me before reporting me to social services) I know a lot of you there will report anything even if you don't see anything that is happening. And you think you know more about my kids than their own parents.

So, that's what we did yesterday. I have to get ready now for my DD classmate birthday party. Then we are going grocery shopping after.

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Stylish Prescription Glasses Online For $8

I have read so many tips on how you can be frugal these days. You will find tips on groceries bills to clothing and everything in between. But when it comes to groceries I’m not frugal enough. I buy foods that are mostly made with natural ingredients. I can see blogs that are telling you are saving this much or that much by buying certain items, but most of the food they bought has High Fructose Corn Syrup, Fully & Partially Hydrogenated Oil and glycerin and the like. I’m sorry but I’d rather freeze my behind at home to save money on electric bills than eating this crap. Right now we have our thermostat set at 55 degrees.

But, I can definitely save some money buying eyeglasses from Zenni Optical. For 8 dollars a pair, I can easily buy reading glasses and sunglasses for driving around. I hate it when it’s bright outside. I can’t see very well without shades and with the sun shine is the worst for me. But believe it or not, I still have 20/20 vision for my age, because I wear sunglasses every time it’s bright outside. Plus I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables that are good for my eyes.

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"I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations. I have a continuing program of research (What mother doesn't?) in the laboratory and in the field (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (the whole darned family) and already have five credits (four sons & one daughter, 1 joined the working community, 4 are being educated @ home ). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?), and I often work 14 hours a day (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers, and the rewards are more of a satisfaction than just money."


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