As a mother to 2 school age kids, one of the things I sometimes put on the back burner is my role as a wife. Not that I don’t notice my hubby or anything. Its just that most of the time, the kids really come ahead of anything else. Including myself. Nobody is complaining, not even the hubs. He completely understands. He even doesn’t mind much that during my downtime, I would rather lie back in be, surfing the net, shopping online, and even looking for weight loss supplements to kick start my morphing into my vavavoom new self…yeah right.
But still, we try to make couple time every now and then. Not counting the times we travel out of the country together, we try to go out every so often. Dinner…coffee….shopping…..whatever. Anything just as long as we get to be alone.
And when we get back to reality, so to speak, we feel recharged and, more often than not, missing the kids. Funny how that always happens.
Its been 2 days since the big celebration. And I wasn’t part of it. I didn’t even watch it on TV. Why? I wasn’t interested. Why? Same old, same old.
When the big revolt happened 25 years ago, I was a college freshman who happened to be amongst the big players of the said revolt. I remember having 3 Huey’s land on the football field right beside our building why I was having a Theology class. I remember helping the numerous other students silk-screen propoganda posters on old newspapers at the college quad and having the president announce on a bullhorn that whoever wasn’t back in class in 5 minutes would be suspended. I remember going to PICC for the quick count and being beside some provincial governors. I remember going to Mendiola to check out the protesters and standing beside a barbed wire fence and cutting off a piece of the wire for posterity. I remember going to Quezon Avenue when the tanks passed and there were rioters who started throwing stones at it.
Then I remember going to Edsa with my parents. We stood at the side gate of Camp Crame not knowing that Ramos was doing his famous jump at another gate. We were all wondering why there was thunderous applause. For me, it was fun. We were with friends. It actually felt like a party. But that was from a 17-year old’s mind. That was then.
Now I’m thinking, what happened? Really…what happened? Nuff said.
The hubs just informed me that he could be the lucky recipient of a new car. Woohoo!! The catch…none whatsoever. I think the folks at work finally realized his worth….not that they didn’t in the past…they only realized it big time this time.
So does he get a new car? I hope so. We’re both waiting with bated breath. He was originally planning to avail of the company’s car plan next year which is when the last payment for the last vehicle is due. He gets to purchase a new vehicle every 4 or 5 years or so. Not that we need another one, actually. But the car plan is pretty good for a car plan. But this new deal is even better. If I’m not reading the signals wrong, he gets it for nothing. Nothing!!! Now isn’t that the best plan ever.
We’ve been trying to imagine the new car already and where we plan to go with it. I’m thinking it would be nice and nifty if it had a DVD player, a minibar, and a wooddash kit for the dashboard. Nice!!! Read more
Today marks a special day in the entire world.
Today the calendar marks the date as August 9, 2010 or 8-9-10.
Whoop it up folks…the next time this will happen will be on August 9, 2110 exactly a hundred years from today. Officially, that makes today a special day
Because I had nothing to do yesterday, I decided to take a look at all the work files that I keep in my Mom’s library aka “the office”. To be completely honest, I am in no means a neat freak. But you can trust me to find anything in a heap of trash.
But things are different now. Ever since I took over my father’s business, I’ve had to figure out a
document management system simply because the docs we keep are important. In the beginning it was one hell of a challenge. Why? Well, my father wasn’t exactly a good file keeper either. I had to do everything all over again, classifying, throwing, marking, and filing.
Now I pretty much have things where I want them. Whenever I need to pull out a file I know where it is. But compared to others, mine is still a bit messy but heck, it works for me and that’s all that matters.