Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's Not Too Late

First and foremost people may ask, what is mesothelioma? It s a form of lung cancer that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure and is most commonly found in the outer lining of the lungs called mesothelium.

Each year, thousands of people pass away or become ill due to the negligence of asbestos manufactures and the development of asbestos-related disease called mesothelioma. It's because some companies that manufactured asbestos-containing products knew about the health risks of asbestos exposure, but decided not to tell the employees or leak this information to the general public. It is believe that companies which manufactured asbestos-containing materials knew about these hazards as early as the 1920's.

So, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an illness related to asbestos such as mesothelioma, you may have legal options for compensation. A mesothelioma lawyer can can help you fight for your rights. It is important to save all medical and financial records relating to asbestos-induced illness for the mesothelioma attorney.
As a client, you will not have to be involved with other stages of the case. Mesothelioma lawyers understand their clients may be too tired to deal with the details of filing a lawsuit or attending a trial. For this reason, mesothelioma lawyers handle every aspect of the case.

Life is so precious but we don't know what's ahead of us. It's always for the best that we have to be prepared though.

For the record, lots of people survive too of undergoing therapies and treatments after being diagnosed of asbestos exposure and the so called Mesothelioma disease.

I humbly say that I get paid to post this entry in my blog.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Book Fair Sponsored By Books Are Fun

We have a Book Fair today at work. During our down time, I had the chance to see the neat stuff that they are selling.

One of them that caught my eyes is this book titled "365 Days To Live Cheap". It was kind of interesting so, I opened the book and did some scanning.

Maybe later, before I go home, I will buy a book for our little one to read. She likes reading and she always want me to read one story at night before going to bed.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Truth

The starting point of maturity is the realization that "no one is coming to the rescue". Everything you are and everything you will be is entirely up to you...!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Antique Mall

I had my eye appointment yesterday afternoon at 2:00 PM. Right after I dropped off our girl to her school, I drove to my appt.

It was kind of early to get in, so I wander around the shopping center. What caught my eyes is this Antique Mall as what it says on the sign. I always pass this place almost everyday since it's the same street where we live but never been inside.

Yesterday was my curious adventure inside. It's kind of cute looking all the stuff they have. As I can see not all are antiques though and I noticed that there's always a division and has a number in every section called "booth #". They have some neat stuff but didn't have the guts to buy one. As much as possible, I don't want more junks inside our tiny abode. Simple and a little bit organize is all I want.
I don't want to say that I am a clean freak individual kasi nakakahiya naman to say it and only to find out nagkagulo din naman pala ang bahay Better to be humble than to boast eh, pagsisinungaling din lang naman pala...wink!

Anyway, back to my Antique adventure, for curiosity's sake..I asked the clerk at front why there are booth numbers . Only to find out that there are people renting those space, hence the sign "Antique Mall". It's like a tiny mall where you can walk around.

I asked how much is their smallest space to rent. This nice middle-aged gentleman show me the tiny spot and said that the price to rent is $82 per month. For the profit, 10 % will be his share.

I narrated to my husband about my mini-adventure at the antique store and he was tickled pink. He said I'm so cute (siyang maysabi na cute ako ha and not me) and so innocent look ( sa kanyang paningin 'yan ha!...lol!).

Well, I just expressed my feelings about the store. My concept, they're antique so they must be pricey but I was wrong. It was like a garage sale to me...just like what our neighbor have every summer in her front yard...wink!

Now, I know what is an antique store looks like. I am so glad that I had the chance to get in. It was fun and enjoyable.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What To Do, What To Do!

I talked to my on call job that I'm looking for a regular job in the afternoon now and they can't call me anymore or rely on me.

I was told by our director that if I can wait, there's this one worker who's gonna be leaving pretty soon to join the airforce/military.

Bad me, I am already hired and accepted with my new preschool. I agreed with the time, schedule, responsibility and salary. I did watch the video and toured the facility and meet my new co-workers.

I am happy because I got hired, right? As usual, I'm not teaching since all the teaching will be in the morning. I f I do so, it's gonna be an informal one...something to do in the afternoon like crafts, arts, singing and anything that would kill the children's boredom. Yeah, I am lucky that they are in need of a group leader. Just a note, group leader needs to be ECE certified or out of country equivalent, Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.

Bad two, I applied for another job without telling my husband...wink! I thought it was a surprise and makes him happy so I can have some reinforcement in paying some of his co-pay for all his medical expenses. It's true husbands are husbands, they have the pride. In other words, he don't want me to work saying that we can still survive despite of our meager income.

"Dear, I'm just wasting my time whole afternoon," I insisted. "That's okay, play with your computer, watch your Filipino channel and go out with your friends," he said.

"We even want you to quit your morning job," his shocking news to me.
"Who's we?" my questioned.
"Dad is planning to go home pretty soon and he wants you to be his social worker, home care or whatever they call it and he needs you full time," his narration.

"No, I don't want to quit my job and it's not a hindrance! I can take care of him after I get off from work. I can work the 2nd and third shift and be around you guys," saying my side.

"Dad will pay you more of what you're getting from your regular job," he continues.
"I know, I know! What if something happen to him? I'm loving my job and it's hard to find a job now that would give you a very flexible schedule with the here and there picking up and dropping of our child to school," my further explanation.

"We will see, it's not right now though but sometime overtime. One thing for sure, don't accept the regular preschool job if you want peace in our family," his further ramblings.

My FIL and I had a hard talked about it and moving to his place will be a huge transition. They want us to put a sign "for sale" to our house and talk with our realtor. Huh! It's not that easy...as we can see, not a lot of buyers at this point of time. I told them, FIL, BIL, DH that what if I quit paying the house payment and afterhow many months, it will goes to forclosure?

"It's not a good idea, Zosie," my BIL has to say. "You put up a lot of money to your house already and you're building up equity to it. Why not try to put it in the market?"

Transition, transition, transition! What to do, what to do? I want one step at a time but time like this...we will see how far I (we) reach our goal.

There's so many things to consider.

Angelina's school, my job, my biological parents and etc.

I'm a home body but to be at home 24/7, oh my golly! It's a different story...lol!

I guess, this is what we called...community service and helping to the elderly. I love changed but it depends on my liking...so help me God.

Need to have some feasibility studies with regards to this transition thingy.

I believe God will never leave us nor forsake us. He's always there to guide us through. In Him, there is always hope in life. Cheers, God Bless and happy Thursday!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Talking About My Child

Wish I have all the energy just like her. But as I get older, I'll be weaker overtime...lol!

Anyway, I changed her nap time routine. Instead of a morning nap, she has to take her nap after school. I noticed, as she's getting close to 5 year old, she has a hard time taking her nap or maybe because grannies are not imposing hard and very strict about it.

As much as possible, I want our girl to take a nap even just an hour everyday. That makes me feel better and at peace.

We started the after school nap yesterday and it works really good on her. She was dead tired, I guess.

Starting last Sunday, I have to take her to church an hour early so she can join the choir practice in preparation for the kids presentation on Easter. It's just one song though and I'm about to go crazy (just exaggerating) listening the song in our car every time she rides with me...lol! "Please play the CD for me, Mama."

The Sunday school teacher gave each parent a CD so our child can sing along with it as a practice tool. Our girl is singing and hamming to it. Seems like she knows the song already.

Remember the Kids Expo? There was a Karate Demo at the event and now my girl is bugging me to join the Karate. I explained to her that she needs to be 5 year old to join the martial arts.

Oh my golly! Of all the activities she saw, it was the Karate that she's fascinated with. We will see. I already told her that she can only have up to two extra curricular activities when she's in a regular school. One on the weekend and one after school. That way, I won't be running here and there that much. I still have time for myself and our other activities together.

Yesterday, she told me that her boy classmate will make a ring and a necklace for her.
"Why would he do that?" my questioned to her.
"Because he likes me, Mama!" her say.

What can I say? Kids are just fun to be with...lol!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Reliable Car

Driving is a great privilege and owning a car to drive is a total package.

Having a car in the United States is a necessity. It takes us from here and there to work, school, church, appointments and joy riding with friends of course.

As always, handle with care, I mean we have to take care of our cars. Every six months or a yearly maintenance is very important. It's better to be safe than sorry, right?

Hearing the news over the radio and seeing them on TV, there's a recall for almost all model of Toyota products.
My friend who is living in downtown Chicago called and told me about it too. She owned a Toyota Corolla, 2002 model and super glad that it wasn't included in the Toyota recall. I understand that a lot of people owning different model of Toyota were not happy about the recall but sometimes, things will just come up from the open. It's a good thing that the Toyota Company announced it in public for the safety of all the users.

Back to my friend's car, she told me that she brought her car to the nearest chicago auto repair for maintenance and whenever there's something wrong with her car. She talks about how professional, quick and honest this auto shop she's going to.

One time, while she's in the hospital (where she works at as a nurse), the auto repair people called her if the y can replace the car's water pump. She was not even thinking that there is such a thing in a car. Yeah, we only drive and don't have any idea or clue what are the things to be done with our cars.

Anyway, I'm happy for my friend in Chicago. Even though she's just living by herself, she manage to handle all the things to be done, specially the quarterly or yearly check up of her car.

Having a car is just like having a child almost. We have to take good care of it and make sure the maintenance is up to date.

What My Birthday Has To Say

Humorous, Optimistic & Generous
Inquisitive and energetic, you are the traveler. Your philosophical, broad-minded approach to life motivates you to wander far and wide in the search for the meaning of life. Extroverted, optimistic, and enthusiastic, it can be almost impossible to keep yourself down. You love change. In fact, change is essential for you to feel your best. Favorable Colors: Purple Key Body Part: Hips, Thighs Lucky Gem: Topaz Strengths: Great sense of humor, idealistic, generous. Weaknesses: Will say anything no matter how undiplomatic, promises more than can deliver, can be impatient to the point of rudeness. Charismatic marks: Open and interested. Generally tall, strong legs. Clothes for comfort, not style. Women act in a “tomboy” manner. Likes: Travel, being outdoors, freedom, philosophy. Dislikes: Details, being constrained, off-the-wall theories, clingy people. Best environment: Outside, on the move.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I Did Everything

...just to please you.

I totally understand what you've been going through.

I am with you but I don't have the character of a saint but I try my very best.

Someone caught you in the act on how you treated someone.

They can't tolerate your behavior but I was there to rescue you.

Whatever and wherever it takes...I am always here for you, just to let you know...

I always be me by the saving grace of our Almighty God.

The Spring Has Sprung

It's the first week of March. Time flies and there's so much to do and accomplish inside and outside our home.

I've been out in our yard today, pulling some weeds here and there. Yard work is fun if it's not against your will working with all your mights. It's a very good exercise and refreshing to be outside in our backyard. In fact, our little girl was having fun playing her scooter while I was busy raking and pulling the dried leaves with the nice weather we had earlier during the day.

As I was raking, I saw our Tulips happily sprouting and the grass is changing its color, a little bit greener than brown.

Now, that I get used working outside, I learn to appreciate the beauty of all the flowers, plants and trees around our house.

Before, I only take care the inside of our house but now that my husband is on health restriction, I have no choice but continue what he started with our surroundings. Spending an hour to two hours outside is a great feeling. I have to be more vigilant of all the plants and flowers growing outside our home and be a friend to them. I can't promised them how good I am taking care of them but I will do my best as I can as what my dear husband had started. Seeing some flowers bloom and plants growing just brighten my days.

I'm thinking right now, if I have to add more flowers this year. There are many types of beautiful flowers that can be grown. Mostly that we have are perennials and I'm here in the internet at this moment searching what kind of flowers I need and how to take care of them.

There's too many options to choose from and I need to think more about it. Spring is just around the corner and need to do something to make our yard clean and beautiful.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pa's 69th Birthday

We went to their favorite restaurant in town, Heaven Star.

It was my treat to my beloved Pa not to mention other stuff.

I praised the Lord for adding another year of his life.

There's so many things in our life that we must be thankful for. Giving God the credits is a great privilege. We can't be a perfect human being in the eyes of our humanity but we are in His love.

To you, Pa...thank you for being our Father, a great mellow grandpa to your grand kids and a very understanding husband to your one and only wife. You mean so much to us.

Happy Birthday, PA!