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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Too Much Being Online

It's been a crazy week. Despite my son's staying in school for an extra hour, it felt like I still have not enough time to finish all my housework and errands. In as much as I don't like wasting too much time browsing online, I still can't help it. So I blame it on the internet, lol. I do almost everything online - reading the news, online banking, catching up on shows I missed on TV, doing online work, catching up with old friends through FB, and a lot more. Sometimes I tend to overdo it, I just click buttons that say click here, so that's the start of too much hanging online. So what I do now is just to shut my laptop off and keep my ipod and iphone out of reach.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free Facial Massage

Later today I'll be going out with my girlfriends to go to a cosmetic promo in the mall. My girlfriend has another friend who works for a cosmetic company and they're going to introduce new make-ups and will offer free facial and make-up demo. I'm so excited to get a free facial massage, another pampering that I used to get a lot while in the Philippines. But now that I'm in US and too busy with motherhood, I never get to do it anymore. I'm just glad that my girlfriend invited me to go with her. I wonder if they do blackheads treatment too?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pampering Time

Yesterday, I went to my hairdresser friend to get some pampering. Actually I didn't get any hair cut or hot oil treatment, but a foot spa. The last time I had a foot spa was a year ago when I went to the Philippines for a much needed vacation. It really felt good to have somebody scrubbing and massaging your legs and feet. And to finish off of course I also got a pedicure, and then manicure and eyebrows plucking are the icing on the cake.

One thing I used to do on my own was to pluck my own eyebrows. But for some awkward reasons I just couldn't do it anymore. It's not the same anymore since I use a pair of reading glasses so I can see things up-close. Wearing them while plucking eyebrows is just ridiculous for me. So I need to go to a salon to have my eyebrows plucked or waxed. But if I couldn't go, I just have to deal not only with bushy eyebrows but also with a little wrinkle around the eyes. It's a good thing I can get the wrinkles under control with my very reliable
eye wrinkle cream.

Term Insurance to Get

One of the things that I don't really like doing is sorting through my junk mails. I accumulate tons of them even if I sort through them just before garbage day. Anyway, while browsing through my mound of mails on the kitchen island, I found several term insurance quotes and started reading through. I know I've been thinking of getting term insurance in a while, but have been putting it off for sometime now. It's good to stumble upon these quotes so I got some ideas and compare features and prices. Now it's easier to make a decision of which one to go for.

Life Saver

When I started high school, my problem with acne also started. It was very annoying and embarrassing to have acne breakouts especially at the time when I also started having crushes in school. It felt like I want to cover my head with a paper bag every time I would walk by the school corridor and see my crush. Then my acne problem went on till I was already working and starting my career in the bank. But then I've found the acne solution that ended the embarrassing situation in my early adult life, and until now I'm still using it. It's a life saver that I always keep handy. Whenever I get some showing of a breakout, this lotion sort of pacifies and clears it out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Better Safe Than Sorry

When our son started to walk and climb up and down the furniture and all, I started clearing coffee and end tables in our family room so he wouldn't get hurt in case he falls. The family room is where he's only allowed to play and it literally became a play area. But as active and curious as my little boy is, he still had an accident falling backward while jumping up and down on a sofa and hit his head at the edge of a table in the formal living room which he was not even allowed to go to. We also quit using our fireplaces because he can be fascinated with the flickering fire and one time he couldn't help himself and opened the fireplace door and almost got into the fire. You can't be too careful with little boys so it's better to be safe than sorry.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Caring For Pets and Ponds

One feature in my sister-in-law's house that I admired when we visited her a few years back was the small pond that she built in the backyard. What made it really adorable were the beautiful pond plants that she incorporated in it such as water lotus and water lilies. It looked like it takes a lot of work to maintain the pond but since she enjoyed it too much she just kept it effortlessly. She's really into animals like she has some horses that she cares for and had a few dogs and cats too. I guess it takes a lot of time and patience to care for pets and ponds, but it doesn't matter when you really love and enjoy what you're doing.

Being Frugal

As a frugal mom I always look for ways on how to save money. One way that really pays off is to save on controllable expenses like electricity, water and heat. A few dollar saved here and there would amount to a huge savings in the long run. Sometimes I also haggle with car insurance companies to give me competitive premium quote that is usually cheaper and better than the last one we've got. Well there's no harm in trying to haggle if it means savings on your part.