Thursday, October 28, 2010

Memories Passed Down

Guest post written by Janice Billups

For years IÕve been dying to go exploring down a pumpkin patch. I went once when I was a little girl and it left quite the impression on meÑso I think thatÕs part of it. ThatÕs actually one of my clearest childhood memories, if you can believe it.

I went down with my grandfather and we spent hours searching for one that I liked. I remember it so vividlyÑI wanted it perfectly round, perfectly orange and perfectlyÉperfect. We turned over every leaf until we found one that fit my high standards. He used to joke with me about my picky tastes.

Well, now that my grandkids are getting to be about the age I was back then, IÕd like to take them down to pick out their own pumpkins like my grandfather did for me. I think IÕll do it as a surprise, though, so itÕll be extra fun for them. And IÕll make sure to stop by and get my Hearing Aids by Miracle Ear so we can have optimal amounts of fun. I can only hope their memories will be just as fond as mine were!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Keep It Up

Last week, our girl came home with this paper in her folder. Hubby and I were so impressed of her munting achievement in her studies.

"Are you proud of me, Mama?" her say. "Of course, little one...we're always proud and happy that you come into our life," my respond.

Way to go girl and keep up the good work!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Way To Go, Girl!

So proud of our girl, came home with her pink folder and went over it. Looking all her papers, may nakasulat na 100%. We always remind her to keep it up and explained to her that 100% means perfect score. In her green folder and writing journal, she showed to us her score and she did it again. Thank you, Angelina for making Mama and Dada happy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Being Me

I am a woman of optimism. I believe that we always have the option to take things positively amidst negative situations. I always look at the brighter side of things, and rather than dwelling on what I lose or what I don’t have, I count my blessings…

I would say I live a normal life.. work during the week (part time), drop off and pick up my child at school, take care of my family... Party during weekends, do some household chores on a Saturday…. And attend mass on Sundays… My place, pc, and malls are my comfort zone (heheh) and you would always find me on those places.. Yes, I live an independent life, but I don’t abuse my independence..

They say I’m a woman who has the passion for everything that I do.. May it be at work, or in simple things. I always strive for excellence, but I’m not a perfectionist. I believe that what makes us human, is our imperfections.. I myself is not perfect.. I have my own share of imperfections, but I always see to it, that I don’t commit the same mistakes again..

I always value the importance of hardwork.. And what I have now, is because I have worked hard for it (per se).. Life wasn’t that simple for me,.. I also had my own taste of success and failures… But it’s not on how many times I have fallen, but it’s on how many times I have risen from that fall.. I just simply get what I deserved and that is because, God knows how much I worked hard for it..and also me wants, me gets.. :-)

Respect begets respect,,, I have high respect for those who know to respect others… Rather than saying anything bad, just don’t say anything… A mere hi or hello would not hurt… I’m here to meet nice people for good conversations.. So be nice enough and again, learn to respect….

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Racing for Halloween

Guest post written by Tracy Parker

I think that my dad has rubbed off on my son because every time we're over at his house it seems like my dad's watching a race and my son gets really into it because he sees that his grandpa is. He's started following the drivers over the years and now he knows as much about racing as my dad. So for Halloween this year he said that he wants to dress up like a race car driver.

Instead of wanting to dress up like a real race car driver though he said that he wanted a Halloween themed racing outfit. So I did a bunch of research online to see how they put all the little labels and symbols on all of their jump suits. When I was doing that I saw and decided to switch over our internet service to that provider. But by then I had a good idea of what I was going to do.

I'm going to put a 31 on his uniform for October 31 and then also put a jack o lantern on it. But race car driver uniforms always have all kinds of little symbols on them so we're putting more stuff on them, probably.