Friday, December 31, 2010

Welcome 2011!

Wow can you believe it's 2011? A new chapter...a new day..a new beginning. A lot of things in 2010 happened in my life. My 10-year greencard was approved so it's some kind of a milestone for my family. Hubby at one point lost his job so it was unforgettable. I wonder what 2011 has in store for me and my family. I hope and pray that it will be good. Let's welcome 2011 with a big round of cheer. I will do my best to make this year wonderful. Have a great new year everyone!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Looking Back...

What I am now is a product of who I was before, what my parents have given me and what my surroundings have taught me. Since the year has ended I can't help but look back. Look back with kindness and understanding and most of all with gratefulness. I was born and raised together with four siblings to a widowed wife who worked her way out to feed five kids. It must be so tough of her to be doing that since she was not a professional. But her love to her children made her stronger as a mother and as a person as well. I have learned to understand since I was young what hardwork means. Everyday I see that on my mom's courage.
I did my best to fit in the society. My mom raised me well even if we were poor. The thought of being so poor has made me think I am a loser. I was shy because I felt that we were poor with the material things in life yet God has made me rich in so many ways. Christmas was always a fond memory because no matter what we always attend the Christmas party in church. I admit I was a little jealous of the rich people who go to church. i can see that in the clothes they wear and the car they have. We never have the nicest clothes nor a car to brag but we have a good heart and soul. I have done my best to live in God's teachings and that's what matters most. I shoved jealousy aside. We celebrated Christmas in the simplest way. Even God was born in the simplest way. There is no way He could be a loser. I love to study and learn. This made me understood things better. I am not a loser and no one is. We all have an equal opportunity in this world. It is always up to us on how to act and react in every situation. My mom told me she can't afford to send me to college since she did not have a permanent job. I did not even consider this a hindrance. I submitted scholarship applications and worked my way out and did my best. My mom supported my aspirations. Then I came out of my shell. If I will be shy now who will know what my potentials are? And this is who I am now... a strong woman who can smile even if sometimes there's a feeling of fear inside.
Thank you God for giving me the chance to pause and look back. I have a past worthy of looking back. The past year was a tough one but we were able to make it. Thank you family and friends for helping us. You have been our strength and inspiration. Cheers!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Google Adsense Payment

I got my google adsense payment in the amount of $111 yay me!! This is my very first payment and it took me a long time a year or two ago (hehe) to get this like a very long time? Thank you so much google. I've been trying to take extra good care of this because it usually kicks off people monetizing their blog if they get too much suspicious clicks. I just let it go with the flow and not think about it because anyway I also have paid to post stuff. My second payment from blgosvertise came so soon so I have a total of $45 in a month's time from them. Thanks blogsvertise!!;-) Weee this is a very nice New Year I got some money to share with my family.;-)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winterstorm After Christmas

I was already feeling down with something just feeling. It must be the weather. It's so dry and cold. My throat hurts and my eyes itched. Common winter symptoms you know. It's a good thing I went on leave for a week. I was lucky to be stuck home not needing to drive after Christmas. It was snowing and the winds was blowing pretty hard. Hubby went back to work and left off very early in the morning. Lucky he reached SC just on time sunday at 7:30PM. The storm hit us in South Jersey. The next day I have to shovel the path myself since hubby is not home. I did manage a little bit with the help of my kids yet I did not finish the job. It was just too much for me. The older kid didn't seem to care of helping. I was having bad back aches after the shoveling. Arrghhh. So I ranted at hubby. He called his son and he shoveled just a little bit. Life oh life....

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas @ Home

The kids were so happy and amazed that I brought home a little Christmas tree. In the eyes of a child a tree is gigantic no matter how small it is with all the gifts and decorations around it. It was a simple one decorated with red and gold balls. I got the tree since hubby would not be going home for Christmas but then hubby really surorised me. He came home last Wednesday. Lucky me.;-) Somebody will be driving me to the Chritmas party at a friend's house.;-)
We got the kids a Wii and it made them really happy. Son also wanted a twister game and daughter wanted a nice barbie doll on top of that. I thought it's cool to have nice presents for Christmas. For me I am happy enough to have hubby home.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I Got my First Payment From Blogsvertise Yeehah!

I am just pretty new with blogsvertise and I already got my payment. I thought this is pretty interesting. A month ago somebody told me about blogsvertise so I tried it and it worked! I can't believe I am getting paid with blogging much better now. Two paid postings for 25 bucks not bad. I already made four and the other two are pending for payment. I'm jusr happy at least I was not paid a doller for every posting.;-) Simple things make me happy. And this is one of them. May the joy of Christmas bring you peace and happiness within. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

I Almost Died Today!

I worked very late today from 4:30 PM to 11:30. This is my first time working so late at night. Why I was chosen to work so late I have no idea why. It sounds lame but I am just an employee so i have to go and do my job. At 11PM we were told to go outside and there were firemen came in to target because there a leak. I was attending to a guest with a $500 bill that I have to suspend because we were told to go out faraway. I was wearing my fall coat for a good 10-15 minutes outside where the temperature was freezing and the wind was blowing hard. I felt like crying but the employees were laughing. I thought this was a ridiculous thing. Is it a drill or a what I think so. But all 3 of the evesham firetrucks were there so soemething must be going on. Now my body is aching.
On the way home my car slipped on the curve where Marlton circle is beiong renovated. The road was slippery and I almost hit the car right beside me. I swerve to the right and I almost hit the concrete that blocked between the two roads. I was shaking. God I almost died. I wonder if I was ready to meet my maker. I wonder what will happen to my kids left at home. Thank you LORD for extending my life a little bit more. For sure my kids still need me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jereika's Shifting Courses

College life has never been easy with my niece Jereika. First she took HRM and now she shifted to another course. At first her sister who is spending for her rejected the idea of shifting courses because it's a waste of time, money and effort but Jereika really wanted to take a medical course. It's not a bad thing to shift to a medical course since it is a very demanding career. Her inspiration actually came from her mom who died of cancer three years ago. She really wanted to become a nurse but she has to start as a nursing aide so she could check and feel if she could survive college life. I think she is loving it. She showed us pictures her pictures while she wore her white uniform, lab gown and nursing scrubs. I admire the way she dresses up. I can see that it is not just for comfort but also for style and personality as a young woman. She looks really great.

I wonder where I can get some quality cheap scrubs for her. Christmas is fast approaching and I am thinking what gift I could give her. She is striving to do her best as a student so I would love to give her a useful gift. I'm pretty sure she would be happy for this idea. I would love to see her succeed in the career path she is choosing.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Busy Weekend

I work for the whole weekend in the store successively for 8 hours each day. I don't like it but I do need the money for survival so there is no need to murmur about it. I had hubby baby sit the kids and watch the painters at home via webcam. Hi tech! Last Saturday Gen invited us to dinner to her house so I didn't need to cook. She made some burger patties for the kids and tossed salad and chuck steak for us. We had a chit chat after dinner while the kids played with Chumpy her dog. We talked about life and my frustrations with my brothers and sisters. Gen is a good listener. I was so full and tired. When I went home I slept right away. Thank you Gen! Gen has become my bosom buddy. Last night I decided to call her so we can eat out instead of making food. I did not know that was on her mind too so she agreed. We went to Champs since I got a $10 gift card. Then we went to Wawa to have the car refueled...this happened to be my first time to go and have the car fueled since hubby does this chore all the time. Thanks Gen for being there to support me, at least having you around I did not feel too nervous and scared to do things on my own. Hubby always believe that I would survive in moments like this. A friendship like ours will be treasured forever. I will surely miss you when I move to Maryland.

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