The countdown is definitely on. Just a few days before Christmas and I’m still neck-deep in studying with my girls. This leaves me no time for some serious prettifying. I’ve even had to miss several sessions with my slimming guru at the slimming center. And no, I don’t do the gym yet…I’m leaving that for after the holidays.
But as soon as this week is over, there will be no stopping me. First, I need a massage. Something to iron out all the kinks in my shoulders from all that studying with the kids. Then its off to get my footsies done. Then a haircut and other hair prettifying treatments. Then maybe some eyelash enhancers care-of that coupon I chanced upon on one of my favorite deal sites. Lastly, I need to fast-track my slimming treatments…those I missed. And even if my abs will still be more washed-out than washboards…in my mind they’ll be flatter..hmmp.
Its that time of the year again. To be fair to myself, I have not written a single item on my would-be Christmas list. In the past, my list would begin sometime in the middle of the year. This year, I’m being good. But not anymore, I’m about to embark on my most ambitious Christmas list to date. So here goes.
Because we are in the process of building a new home, and because my hubby said that he will PAY for my dream kitchen…
My dream cooking stove is a 48-inch Custom Sealed Burner Dual Fuel Electronic Control Range. A mouthful, I’m sure. But one helluva cooking monster.
Specifically, an All-Steel Side by Side built-in model. Never mind that it costs a whooping 14k just to have it pulled out for service (minus the service fee). This is the mommah of all refs and I want this in my kitchen. Long shot..yes. But doesn’t mean I don’t want it.
Those who know me well know that I cannot live without my coffee. Brewed or instant, as long as its brimming with caffeine, I’m happy. At home I have a simple drip coffee maker as well as a French press. But this Burr 12-cup Grind and Brew coffeemaker will make my caffeine experience more worthwhile.
Tuwing dumadaan ang Pasko, lagi kong naiisip na marami akong kailangan pasalamatan. Hindi sa nakakaligtaan kong gawin ito sa buong taon. Kaya lang, nagdadala talaga ng kakaibang kasentihan ang panahan ng kapaskuhan. Andyan ang pasalamatan ko ang mga naging bahagi ng aking taon. Ke mabuti or di mabuti ang naging bahagi mo sa taon ko, nagpapasalamat ako at naging parte ka ng nakaraang taon. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga pagkakataon na inihain sa akin ng tadhana..nukz naman. Kahit na ba sabihin nating may mga kapalpakang nangyari, nagpapasalamat pa din ako na may natutunan ako sa kapalpakang iyan. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga nakaalala sa akin…lalo na nitong dumaang Pasko….ahem. At syempre, higit sa lahat, nagpapasalamat ako at kasama ko ang aking pamilya nitong Pasko. Laking pasasalamat ko na nabiyayaan ako ng isang napakabait at napaka-poging (request nyang sabihin ko ito) katuwang sa buhay. At isa pang “higit sa lahat”, nagpapasalamat ako na binigyan ako ng pagkakataong maging ina sa dalawang napakabait at napakagandang (request din nilang sabihin ko ito) mga chikiting.
Sa inyong lahat, nagpapasalamat ako sa inyong pagbisita dito…sana nawa ay naging maganda ang inyong taon at mas lalong maging masaya ang darating na taon.
Its been years since I visited what is supposedly “the happiest place on earth.” And I have yet to take my kids there. To date, I’ve been to Disneyland five times and I still want to go back. My memories of my visits are all good and truly happy.
So when we heard that “Disney on Ice” was going to be shown here during the holidays, I all but jumped at the opportunity to get tickets. I remember watching this as well when I was a kid so I wanted my kids to see it too.
As fate would have it, my Mom decided that this would be her Christmas treat to the whole family so she instructed me to buy tickets. So the day after Christmas, the whole family got together to watch what could be one of the happiest shows on earth. To say that we left with huge smiles on our faces is an understatement.
Christmas is definitely in the air. Literally. We’ve been having cool evenings and mornings in the last few days. Not that the weather doesn’t cool down during these months. But it has been unusually cool. Cold even.
But that isn’t the reason for the winter paraphernalia donned by my kids and their playmates. This was taken in front of our house during our village’s Christmas party. Our house was the designated center of the party and we set up a Christmas photo booth for everyone to have their picture taken. Some neighbors brought out some Christmas gear for the kids to wear….actually, the adults too.