Archive for July, 2011

July 9, 2011

Of long days and typewriters

It has been a long day for me today. It started with a frenetic pace when I woke up just 45 minutes before the PTA conference of sorts started. Since the school gym was located at the other side of town, I knew I had to beat time and traffic. Unfortunately, somebody else was already hogging the bathroom.

Since I am not one who is comfortable prancing about before taking a bath, I waited for a good 10 minutes before the person finally exited the bathroom. All went into a blur, and as far as I am concerned, I remember being dressed eventually, and with 10 minutes to go, I started the motorcycle and pretty much flew across town.

Thank God I did not run into any vehicular accidents. Otherwise, that would have made my day a little bit more interesting.

The meeting went well. Same words or so as last year. But at least I showed up. I already did some injustice to my daughter when she was excluded from the dance the kids performed because apparently her school shoes are not the right ones. Meh.

Good thing about today was that I accomplished much. After the meeting, I stopped by Steds, a local convenience store, to buy bread and some milk for the kids. I got some food for myself, too. When I got home, I gave the kids a bath, cooked lunch, then sat down to work. I finished work in 3 hours, which felt quite good, if I may say so.

After working, the four of us rode around town just for fun. This is a really good substitute for going soemwhere especially if you have less than 500 pesos in your pocket. We stopped by The Boulevard and just let the kids run around… it was a good two hours.

Everything went blurry again after that… all I know is that I managed to cook dinner, eat dinner, and now here I am rambling away because I need to unload.

Honestly? My back hurts, my fingers hurt so much… but I type nonetheless. Because in typing – like I did when I used my grandfather’s trusty typewriter – I learned that I can lose myself through writing. I may not be the best at it, but I know that it is what I want to do.

And now, I want to put let my hands rest for a while.

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July 3, 2011

The July Deal

My birthday is on July 27. If you have any gifts you want to send me, this month would be most appropriate! 🙂

Last night, my King (aka, husband) made me a deal, which is for my own good anyway.

The deal is that I will STOP drinking soda (i.e., Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, 7UP) and all other variants as well as reduce my rice intake until said birthday. If I break it, I cannot watch the last installment of Harry Potter at the cinema.

Since I am a HUGE HUGE (also literally speaking) HARRY POTTER FAN, I have made that pledge. It may be easy for some people to do, but it is hard for me to accomplish. Which makes things a bit sweeter, I believe. At least he did not throw in the “stop eating donuts” bit or take away my chocolate. I guess he believes in baby steps, so baby steps it is.

The deal came about when I told my King about a relative’s health issue where blood pressure of the concerned party is at 200/130. So…. wake up call for the unhealthy person that is me.

I hope I win this deal. Even if the movie will show earlier than my birthday, I do not see the need to break it. I just need a deal to start anything. hahaha I do not have enough discipline, you see.

Anybody else care to make a deal with me? Like… Stop eating rice and I will give you an iPOD TOUCH or… something. hahaha