I wore this blouse yesterday and realized that it's been with me for sometime now. In short, it is old. This photo was taken when I was still working with Convergys and have not conceived Roey yet. Ha ha! But it still look as if new. Yes, I only have few clothes and most of 'em are about 4 years already. Some were donated, some became an everyday wear clothing. I know it's kinda weird that when I plan to buy something for me but always end up buying for the kids instead. That's one characteristic of a mother, no doubt about it. most of us Moms are like that.
This is my first time joining Chic in Black Monday.
This is mine, temporarily. As stated in the application, Facebook Timeline will be live by the 30th of September. There are some who find it cool and some doesn't really like the changes Facebook recently launched. I guess we just have to learn to go with the flow sometimes and embrace the fact that changes are inevitable, be it for the better or otherwise.
On the other hand, when my kids show cold symptoms, I really do not give them any medications at once. Serving them with fruit juices and lots of water is what I do normally. In most cases too, I use Saline nose drops or spray so as to help thin and remove mucus and let them breathe in comfort. I do not rely on medicines instantly for anything even for myself. I always have in mind that all medications have side effects especially to children. Another reason why I do not want to go through a 6 months long medication, in case Roey has Primary Complex is the fear of accidental overdose. These medicines have too many ingredients, yet not everyone has all the symptoms and same level of illness severity. I have seen the hesitation in giving the antibiotics in the eyes of the on-duty doctor at the emergency room last Monday. My MIL accompanied me and was the one who mentioned about giving Roey antibiotics. The physician gave a bit of a sigh, signed the prescription and explained the reason why he had to give the antibiotics.
Roey is getting better now. No more fever. But still, I'm having a hard time feeding her. She became a lot more closer to barney though.
It is definitely hard when the kids get sick especially if they do not have any health insurance. Health benefits are what I liked about my previous employments. We do not have to worry about shelling out money for consultation fees and the medical expenses are reimbursable too. Oh, am I missing the regular job prior to being a freelancer? I could be, but I am not giving up yet. I know I will do good as a freelancer. I can earn the same amount of money I was earning before and afford getting my kids the health insurance they deserve. Having said that… let me go back to work. LoL!
Are you a parent who would like to invest for the family’s future? I am sure that a number of parents out there have been contemplating on where to put their fund in good use. Some would plan to go for a business; others would rather put their money in the bank and a few would want to try buying or investing in stocks. I personally would like to try that too, invest in stocks. I guess it is a wise decision. But, do you know that before investing in stocks, it is best to know a lot about it first, if not everything? You would not want to just jump right in it unless you are ready to lose your investment in no time.
There are paid seminars that would be of great hep in being knowledgeable about stock investments. Alternatively, one could also sit down and discuss everything that we need to know with a financial adviser. An investor should also know how stocks are being moderated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.Aside from these, websites that can help too in getting helpful tips and tricks in succeeding in this kind of investment. There are some that guarantees free services, weekly tricks and information. Finding success in stocks investment can be a little tricky, that is why an investor needs to start right. Conducting research is but a right thing to do. It may not easy to find hot penny stocks, nor learn how to detect a profitable stock but reading and researching is a good starting point.So, if you think you already have all the needed information about stock investment and is well ready to start it, go ahead. As for me, I still have to learn a lot and save money to start with.
I have already claimed that this is my month... Septembercharm, remember? Here are few of the surprises that came my way this month.
Thanks to Eihdra and Pearl for these prizes. Aside from these stuff, I've been blessed to have been hired as a researcher as well. Blessings are definitely starting to pour. Issues of the heart & home may be there but I manage to keep positive. These issues just pass by but the lessons that's packaged in it stays with me plus I always remind myself that I'm more blessed than problematic. I have friends, family & relatives and my wonderful kids!
I'm looking forward to more happiness! Happy September!
I indeed lost weight. That's what I told myself after looking at these photos. Both these photos were taken maybe 4 years ago. The first one at the PBCom Towers office of Convergys and the other at my parents in law's home.
Weight loss, why am I little alarmed? Well first, I didn't really intend to lose weight. I didn't enroll in a weight loss program at all. I have not really grown big but I would like to maintain or be at the 50 kilos level. I'm below it as of this day. It was just recently when I realized that I've lost almost 22lbs. That's quite a lot. That's an achievement to those who are in a weight loss program or using weight loss systems. I have been made aware of this by friends and my cousins. That's what made me decide to do something to gain it back. Extra rice please!
I'm not a smoker, but hubby is. He may not be a chain smoker, still, he smokes. He unintentionally shares the toxins brought by second hand smoke. Well, he's kind enough to go outside when he needs to light a cigarette so our kids won't see him or inhale the smoke brought by the cigar. Nah! Even so, right?
Anyways, my brother in law was also a smoker. He still smokes sometimes. The only difference is, he no longer needs to buy the cigarettes per piece or pack, he just needs to recharge his electronic cigarette in case it needs to be recharged. Yes! He's now using an electronic cigarette and gave one to Ronald as well. He also mentioned the benefits of using it. I can't believe I am actually typing this, benefits of using electronic cigarettes. Wow!
Really? So what are they? Let's enumerate them...
First of all, you save money. And this is self explanatory.
Secondly, there's no second hand smoke. Well, there is smoke literally but it's water vapor released like smoke. When there's no smoke, then it's also smoke smell free!
Third, no tar, no toxins and no poisons and the likes...e-cigarettes are non-flammable too, so it won't burn anyone's skirt or shirt. I remember to have a shorts that has a cigarette burn, courtesy of an uncle. Haha!
I guess there were indeed quite a few benefits of using an e-cigarette than be the one being referred to by the cliche: "Smokers never grow old because they die young". I would like name the hazardous effects of smoking but I don't really want to go on the details anymore since they can be gross and scary at the same time. I'm gonna keep it short and simple instead : Smoking is dangerous to our health. And I have to really try harder to convince hubby in using the e-cigarette from now on if he can't really just stop.
Thank you to my friend Vangie for this photo. Happy 22nd month to our Roey as well.