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Sunday, July 29, 2012

catch-up with my friend

My friend Arlene and her husband Robert visited with us this afternoon. The visit was completely unplanned and the idea arose during a conversation that I had with her earlier this afternoon. When I agreed that she should stop by, I mentioned it to my husband and assured him that I would straighten up our home a bit in advance of their visit. The next thirty minutes can be characterized as a mad dash to clean up in advance of their arrival.
It was pretty amazing how much could be accomplished in such a short period of time. It happens that I was just finishing with putting away the dishes from the dishwasher when they arrived. Thus, my husband was happy that I didn’t have anyone over when the house wasn’t clean. While they were here I had an opportunity to catch-up with my friend while our husbands watched the Olympics. Just as they were leaving, I woke my youngest daughter, who they had never met, and took a few pictures. Overall, I think it was a very nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

compact disc collection

Our family is filled with music lovers. We listen to music daily and have amassed a substantial music collection over the years. I can still remember when I was first married and I saw my husband’s compact disc collection for the first time. He had nearly 1,300 CDs. He sometimes complained that it had grown to a level that made it hard to manage and eventually decided to listen to each CD and rip all of the best songs to our computer. That process took months to complete. And not too long thereafter, we basically stopped buying so many CDs and instead began to purchase mp3s instead. Through that process our collection continued to grow over the years. Our music collection is very wide ranging with respect to genre and age. Although most of the collection probably consists of Oldies , we still manage to collect some of the better contemporary songs. Currently, there is music that is nearly 80 years old as well as music that was released this year. As the collection of “good” songs from our Cds now exceeds 11,000 individual songs, it is important to keep the music organized and perhaps to rate each song so that you can more easily develop good playlists.

How do you celebrate the end of your 20s?

I will turn 30 in about 4 days. Not really sure how I feel about that. I guess when a reflect on my life these days, I realize that I have been lucky. I have a beautiful family and we have a nice and spacious home. I have some good friends and my husband and I have done a pretty good job of getting out to do things with our children as a family. But how do you celebrate the end of your 20s?
I suppose you are really an adult once you turn 30. For a lot of people, 30 is the start of middle age. Here in the United States, people retire in their early 60s. Thus, one way to look at it is that I am halfway to being a senior citizen. Well, I won’t think about it too much. I will leave the celebrations to my husband. For my part, I will just look forward to enjoying my time with my family and remembering how fortunate I have been during the first 30 years of my life.

Friday, July 27, 2012

best baby sling

The best baby sling is the one that fits you, the mother, best! Don’t be afraid to try on multiple brands and styles to ensure a great fit. We started with a style that was more of a backpack. We could use it in such a way that our daughter could rest on our chest or on our back. As she grew, my husband used the sling even more than me. But the biggest adjustment was that we eventually outgrew the sling and began to demand more direct attention and interaction. If you are curious about the different types of baby slings, I suggest that you check out this guide . It includes helpful information about baby slings, carriers and wraps. The guide also includes photos that will permit you to visually compare the different types to get a better sense of which might be best for you. In fact, it also includes a link to another article which offers a different perspective about baby carriers, slings and wraps.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Very foggy

My sister told me that it was very foggy this morning going to her work. She was telling me that when is foggy in Australia, is very dangerous. Because is nothing to see but fog. So I told her that when is happen again while you driving make sure that the headlights are in low beams. And she said yeah! I know that already my husband told me already. And I said well make sure that you have your seatbelt all the time when you driving. She just said yeah! I know that already and I said well I just remind you because you know people in the Philippines don’t really use seatbelt. And she just laughs. But anyhow that is all for now. Until next time.

Gift Ideas

Since my birthday is coming soon my husband asked me this morning if I have any particular Gift Ideas in my mind. And I said well I would appreciate if you can give another necklace for my birthday. However this time I would choice what kind pendant I will get and this time I will choice my birthstone pendant which is green. My husband said we will see and I said okay.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NEW 7" ANDROID TABLET PC

Almost every day I see something new electronic device picture uploaded from my friends relatives from different country relatives who is in abroad. This morning when I open my facebook home page I saw this BRAND
W/ WIFI worth of 7,999.00 Philippines peso. This electronic device made in TAIWAN. Most of my friends saw this picture like it. I wonder if they really this product you know. Well maybe they do like it but since they don’t have money to buy this new ANDROID TABLET PC. They are just happy to comment to this picture. Anyhow happy Sunday to you all. Peace!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

shower fixtures

My husband and I are currently in the process of renovating our basement. I expect that we will finish remodeling sometime this summer. We have totally gutted the space, which consists of a bedroom, a bathroom, an exercise room, a media room and a laundry. We are currently completing the process of re-finishing everything following the big tear down. Although I think the renovation will result in a wonderful space, I believe the details will be very important. For example, we had to start from scratch with our basement bathroom. Before we began, the room was poorly lighted, had no power outlet, had terrible wallpaper and was a fairly depressing space. Now, all of those issues have been addressed. In light of our recent renovations, the room is much nicer and brighter than it was before. However, I do not think the room will be complete until we can find some nice, high-end fixtures to help in the final transformation. I would like to upgrade and replace everything from the mirrors to the lighting. We can then complete the space by adding some nice accessories.

Friday, July 13, 2012

unique residential mailboxes

Yesterday was the first time that I visited one of our neighbor’s homes following a long and extensive renovation. As extraordinary as it sounds, they started renovating their house last summer and the project has taken an entire year. Although the major work is done and they have moved back into their home, the construction workers still pay regular visits to make repairs and corrections. I am good friend with the woman of the house, and she explained that there were numerous things that they still want to change in order to make their house more elegant. For example they are now looking at some unique home mailboxes . She suggested that it was difficult to find places that keep unique residential mailboxes in stock. She went on to explain that her task of finding a nice wall mounted mailbox only served to make things more difficult. I never suspected that a task to find unique mailboxes could be more challenging.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer dress style

My summer dress
This is me after working my few tasks online. My husband was holding his camera so I told him to take picture of myself. So here I am. As you know I never wear this dress for almost one year. Because I could not fit this dress anymore due that I got fat for my pregnancy. But since I keep exercising I almost get back to my normal size when I first got here in the United States. Perhaps I still need to lose15 pounds so hopefully I can lose it in the next two month from now. I am really excited to wear my clothes that I bought when I was in the Philippines five years ago. Because some of them are still brand new. But anyhow that is all for now sorry for not updating my site so often.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

luxury mailboxes

We are thinking about ways to improve the overall look of our home. Our renovations of our basement and main floor are well underway, but lately we have been thinking about what we might do to the exterior to improve the valuation of our home. We are not interested in anything that will require a massive investment of time or money. Instead, we are considering minor improvements and accessories that might help our home stand out and enhance its curb appeal. I think we should consider looking into luxury mailboxes . They tend to be small and the sort of thing that a do-it-yourselfer can readily install. Although I really like keystone mailboxes, one of those would be out of place in our neighborhood. We currently have a wall mount mailbox and I would prefer to stick with that style. I found some really nice gaines mail boxes online. Once my husband has sufficient free time, I will sit down with him and review the available options.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Storm Ravaged Washington

I am glad that our power is back now. But as you know million of Americans people still no power at this point. In the middle of the dangerous heat can you imagine that? This is the hottest record in the past 25 years in Washington D.C Virginia and Maryland. The powerful storm happend on June 29 2012 destroyed the powerline in several states. With no cooling in the middle of the hottest days of the year. People are lined up for ice to save their foods. Right now the weather here today is 90°F its really hot here today. I really appreciated the air conditioning.