Saturday, February 28, 2009

Proposed to Marry

Maria, Amy, Cecile tagged me on this one. I've already shared my story how I met my husband. After we both graduated from college and landed a job, my husband's parents were pushing us to get married. However, I was not really emotionally stable at that time. But by the time I felt I was ready to settle down, my father became sick of cancer. He would've wanted to walk me down the aisle, however, I couldn't concentrate on these things at the time. I opted to take care of my dad first because he was already dying. He passed away on February 2001, but he already gave us his blessing. On April 2001, Glenn proposed.

Actually, I had no idea that he would propose that day. Glenn was even asking me to change my outfit because I remember I was only wearing shorts and blouse fit for malling. But I did not change. I was only curious when he took me to a fancy restaurant. There was no special occasion at all. Anyway, he finally popped up the question with a ring on his hand. The ring has a pearl and a diamond stud. Of course, I answered yes... We got married on January 12, 2002, almost a year after my dad passed away.
Few months after we got married, he gave me another ring. We call it post-engagement ring and I've been using that ever since together with our wedding ring.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Am Grateful

I am grateful for this day because my mumps is healed, therefore, no more swollen face! You just don't know how depressing mumps can be because I could hardly eat even when my stomach was already craving for food. I just couldn't stand the throbbing pain after I've tried eating. And I've even mastered swallowing the food without chewing it. Good thing I did not choke.

Anyways, I don't want to dwell on that anymore because it's o-v-a-h! It's better that I think of the present especially now that my daughter Chloe is back at home already. I asked her to go home last night and it's so great to have her around. Now, our house is messy and noisy once again, hehehe, but I'm happy that she's back.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Best Mom

I got this beautiful award from Chubskulit of Rose's Obstacles and Glories. Thank you for considering me as one. Being a mom is my greatest occupation and it is very fulfilling. I thank God for giving me Chloe and I pray that I will be able to instill in her good values and proper decorum. And I hope she will not get my negative traits, too.
The rules: 1. Show the award logo in your post. 2. Pick a picture you have with your kiddo(s). 3. Post should include your best experience as a Mom. 3. Nominate other blogger mom's out there that you consider the best mom, like yourself.

Passing this award to all Kikamz, Ane, Anna, Dharlz, Luv2x and all mommy-bloggers out there. You all deserve this award!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


My mumps is getting worst today. Damn I hate this illness! I tried avoiding looking at the mirror as I don't wanna see my reflection but when I got inside the bathroom, whoa! I saw an alien-looking creature staring at me. I have to accept that this is how I look right now and not deny it! Both my jawbones swelled and it sores a lot whenever I chew. I wanted to eat whenever I am hungry but who would love to eat when everything hurts? After I took my breakfast this morning, I felt the most excruciating pain. No wonder some people loss their appetite but I didn't! I am damn hungry and I even want to eat the chocolate cake my husband bought for me last night but I just can't finish eating it!!! I even talked like C-3PO, like not opening my mouth normally as not to trigger the pain. I only felt relieved when I put cold compress in both my jaws, so, just imagine how I'd look..hey, don't laugh!

And no matter how I tried to fix myself, Yoda of Starwars or Fiona the Shrek is more good-looking compared to me. Late last night, I felt a sudden slight of depression and self-pity. Why this had happened to me? I wish it happened before or after my hospital rotation as I don't intend to extend my 3-month duty with them. Even when I was still in school before, I don't like to be absent. But then I have to face reality. I prayed instead and hoped that my husband and daughter will not suffer the same illness that I am currently having.

And since it was Valentines yesterday, I tried sending messages to some of my friends but I didn't get any reply from them. Maybe they all don't have loads in their phones, huh? The people I least expected to text me were the ones to greet me instead. So sweet of them to remember me. And a dear friend, Soul Anchor, brightened up my night, too, as she lent to me her Twilight book. I know some of you have read this book already but you know, it is sold like hotcake in here. I started reading last night and I just can't put down the book anymore. I made use of my time that I was able to grab some opps before finally hitting off to bed.

Anyways, today, I am very much looking forward to my road to recovery, to look PRETTY once again and see my daughter, Chloe, and give her my tight, big hug.

Google Cookie Needs

I got this tag from Kristie. The way it works is you type your name in Google and then needs i.e (Cookie needs), and see what comes up!

Cookie Needs a loving family dog adoption.
Wow! Suddenly I became a dog. I hope cookie the dog finally found a cozy and loving family to live with.

Cookie Needs a few hours rest.
I am actually given a week's rest coz of mumps! And I'm not happy about it.

Cookie Needs a new pair of shoes.
Oh, I would be happy to buy a new pair of shoes ;)

Passing this on to other bloggers out there. Have Fun!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bittersweet Valentines

I went to see a Doctor yesterday amidst the bad weather and with a high fever. I was hoping that the doctor's diagnosis would turn out differently but subconsciously, I was very aware that 99%, I got mumps. I read the symptoms and they all fit on it. I looked like an alien already as my jawbone swell and sore a lot. And so alas, the doctor confirmed that it was indeed mumps (!) and sad to say, I was told to rest for a week - and it means to say that my duty will be extended, too. Sigh.... I hope I won't get sick again during my entire rotation at the hospital.

With all that has happened to me, I cannot celebrate Valentines day with my husband and daughter. As I've said in my previous post, I sent my daughter to her grandma's place and now I am terribly missing her. I posted a blog at My Girl about how I felt on not seeing her.

Yesterday, I really had chills and my husband put on so many blankets over me. I guess there were 5 including my woolen blanket. And since it was not enough, he wrapped himself around me to keep me warm. He took a leave of absence from work to take care of me so he was the one who prepared my meals and all my other needs. I suffered Parotitis, too, that I had a hard time chewing on my food so my husband decided to spoon-fed me. Sweet, huh? But what a sad way to celebrate our Valentine.

But I do appreciate his gestures. I suddenly remember our vows more than 7 years ago, that "in sickness and in health, for better or for worse..." It's very meaningful to me now more than ever. It is indeed a Bittersweet Valentines Day for me today. But despite all that happened, and despite all our nonsense bickering, I felt love and protected. I thank Glenn for everything.


My husband left me for awhile because he decided to buy a viand. He got back around 12:45 pm and he bought me malasugue soup because it's easy for me to chew and it was all that I wanted, too. And he also brought me a bouquet of flowers. It fills me up, huh? I was having a fever already but I suddenly forgot it for awhile, hehe. Thank you Glenn for sticking with me thru thick and thin. Happy Valentines Day!

Cheer Me Up!

Times like this, I need somebody to cheer me up. I thank my dear friend for this cute set. Glad to know I found a friend who loves watching anime as well, haha. Actually, I only got addicted to Itazura Na Kiss and Hana Yori Dango anime shows.

Personal Valentine's Greeting

Thanking Kikamz for this tag. This really cheered me up!

An Irish Blessings’ friendship proverb:
May there always be work for your hands to do,
may your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane,
may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Life is Grand Award

This award is from the cutesy little one, Samantha. She is actually tagging Chloe but I decided to post it here or I might forget to post it again. Thank you baby Sam from Chloe.

I got this Passionate Blogger Award from Cecile
. Thank you for putting me on the list, too.

And I don't know what else I am suppose to do, hehehe. Actually, I got so many tags but I can't kept track on them anymore. Just wanted you all to know that I am grateful for all your tags because it means to say that you remembered me ;)

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

I Am Sick!

I was so looking forward on this day because I was given a day off. This only happens once a month because every second Saturday, we are required to report to the hospital and do some general cleaning. But as of yesterday evening, I got sick and my neck hurts a lot. I am not sure if this is mumps (God forbid!) but it surely hurts. I was even thinking a few days ago that come this day, I'll be the one to drive Chloe to and from her school and after that, we might go and eat somewhere. We will surely have a great time bonding as mother and daughter. But everything turned out differently. Here I am, bundled up in a woolen blanket (but still was able to do blogging, hehe).

I decided that my daughter will stay at her grandma's house (with my husband's consent) ~ it's a weekend, anyway. I don't want her to get sick, too, but I will surely miss her. I wanted to cuddle, kiss and hug her before she went to school this morning but I couldn't do it. She gave me a flying kiss instead. And I'll miss her tonight and will surely miss her smell...sigh...

If this is the result of my day off - I think it's better that I don't have any day off at all but did not get sick! sigh...

Friday, February 6, 2009


I haven't been blogging lately even though I wanted so much to post an entry here. I actually visited my friends' blogs and tried to post a comment or left a message in their cbox, however, I can't do it to all of them. My eyes can't seem to stay longer in the computer now. I also suffered back pains last week and the entire weekend were spent mostly staying and relaxing at home or lying down on the bed. Even sleeping is a luxury for me these days. I slept early yet I need to wake up as early as 5 am to get prepared and to cook food, too. So, bear with me, I know I owe some of you with my visits and I haven't even posted the tags I promised to post last weekend...sorry for breaking it :(

I'm still in the transition period right now and tried adjusting with my schedule especially that I don't have a house help at home. That's why I thank God that my mom's around to take care of Chloe. Well, I guess I need to make a little sacrifice with my time in order for me to fulfill my endeavors in life. I must have guts to do it or I might regret it later to have wasted my profession. Anyway, things may be tiresome for me these days but I've learned a lot, too. It's no joke to be an OR nurse but it's also fulfilling.

My assigned area for this week is not so 'toxic' compared the other week. But one thing is for sure, we Never ran out of patients. What a busy hospital! My training period will only last for 3 months and after that, it's only up to me whether I want to extend it for another 3 months or just stop. As of now, I chose the latter because I have another plan after that. But I know it's also possible that I'll choose the former. Oh well, I'd better think of the current situation...

Oh, anyways, I really wanted to say this today - Thank God it's Friday!!!