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Monday, February 25, 2013


I think a lot of people have a misconception of what the kitchen is about, but you know the grueling part of it is also the pleasure of it. That's why I think you have to have a certain mentality to understand what that is and be able to handle it.....

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zumba dance

I have not been exercising in the last couple of months. Because we are renovating our basement and the entire exercising machine is in our storage. I tried to do zumba dance occasionally but since zumba dance is not my exercise routine I am somewhat big now. In addition, since the weather here is so cold to jog or to walk I end up cooking so that my kids and I will enjoy while staying at home. Now I gain weight and I am trying to get rid of my extra fat in my body. I hope that I will be able to get rid of this fat before summer. Oh! This is what happened if you enjoyed cooking and eating in the wintertime. But anyhow its kind of late now here so let my stop here now. Good night and good morning Philippines and good afternoon other parts of this world. Cheers!

Monday, February 18, 2013

raleigh photographers

Both my husband and one of his closest friends are both accomplished photographers. In fact, my husband has sometimes helped me to take better pictures. As good as he is, his photographic talents are not as advanced as those of professional photographers. Recently I was looking at the work of some accomplished raleigh photographers. All of the photos on their site reflect a level of depth and emotion that is seldom exhibited in the photos that my husband or I take around the house.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

basement bathroom

This morning, my husband removed the existing vinyl flooring from our basement bathroom. The removal of the flooring was one of the last steps before we will be ready to install tile on the floor and walls. Now that the floor has been removed, my husband explained that he would need to remove the sink and the toilet to ensure that the tile is properly installed. Currently, we anticipate that he will get that done today. Once completed, he will turn to laying out and cutting the tiles to fit around the walls and flooring of the bathroom. I expect that he will also cut the required tiles for our exercise room at the same time. If all goes according to plan, it is possible that we will be finished with laying tile in our basement by this time next week.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

destaco clamp

We continue to work on the many renovations to our home. At almost every step of the project, we have encountered tasks that have been made much easier by having the right tools for the job. Recently, we have begun to lay tile and are preparing to create some seating. For this stage of our project, I think a destaco clamp would be invaluable to helping us get our project done properly. It could be used to hold together pieces of wood that need to be cut with precision.

snack bread

My snack bread
This is my first time to make bread. The ingredient I used is all purpose flour egg vegetable oil salt baking powder. And I just make an experiment with it and it come out okay.

stanchions and ropes

Are you a party person? I think it might be nice to through an Oscar party. It would be fun to include a red carpet, stanchions and ropes, door-men and photographers to give all of the guests the same superstar treatment as the entertainment industry elites who attend the show. I think kids might enjoy such a party too. The key is the fact that I get to wear an evening gown, but our daughters would be able to wear their princess dresses.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

crown molding

This morning, my husband and I continued to work on our basement. At this stage, little remains to be done besides adding tile to our bathroom. I helped him to attach some crown molding. However, there remains a lot more that we still have to put up. In fact, because there was a size problem with some of the molding, I think he may ultimately use some of it in our bedroom. I think that would be a very nice touch for our master bedroom because currently there is no crown molding used in the upstairs of our home. If it is not used in our bedroom, it might be nice to use it in the upstairs hallway. That way it can be more readily seen both by us and by any visitors to our home.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My long distance telephone bill

It has been a while since I last spoke to my father. I wonder how he has been doing. I recently spoke to my oldest sister and asked her to go to our father's house to check on him and text me when she got there. It has been several days since I spoke to her, but I have not yet received a text from her. Thus, I am debating whether I should call her again to follow-up. Maybe I will wait couple more days before I do so that I can better manage my long distance telephone bill. It happens that my business has been slow recently so I do not have extra cash to pay significant long distance telephone bills. You know that it can be very expensive to make international calls to certain countries. Unfortunately, the Philippines where I am from is not one of the countries that offers free calls to the United States.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Have a great weekend everyone!

You can push frustration a little further away but again it will be there waiting for you.So start enjoying yourself. Just sitting silently, feel delighted. Just looking at the stars, for no particular reason, start singing or dancing.......Within your innermost core, new life is happening every moment. It is an explosion, an ongoing explosion... Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy life to the fullest ♥ ♥ ♥