Showing posts from 2021

Turned 45 this Month

Happy 45th to me! A couple of weeks before I turned 45, my health has been challenged. Overthinking, anxiety, fear and worry overcame me, and it took a toll on my health even more BIG time. But if there was something good that came out of me being unwell the past weeks is that I appreciated my husband even more for caring for me and looking after me even when he was also not feeling well himself at that time. Such a selfless husband. I also realized the importance of slowing down and listening to my body, and to not allow stress to consume me - to give more value to exercise and spiritual time (my relationship with God). I also felt the love, care and concern of my family and some genuine friends who always kept checking on me, praying for me, and wishing me well. For all that I have been through and am still going through, I entrust them all to God. At this point, I realized that there are no permanent friends, just as there are no permanent enemies. At 45, I declare that coffee and I

Flowers for Me?

Call it impractical these days but I am still one of those women who loves to receive flowers from loved ones every now and then. They say these flowers won't even last for a week and they will soon wither and end up in the garbage bin, but the instant happiness that a woman feels at the time she received these flowers is worth more than the money that was spent on them. This year, on the day of our wedding anniversary, my husband surprised me with a bouquet of flowers. I didn't expect to receive one because he is not really the romantic type. He is more of the practical type who would rather spend on food so everyone can eat. :-) After 14 years of marriage, this is no longer an issue to me because I am more than well assured of the love and care that he has given me and our daughter. At that time, I wasn't feeling too well. I guess I caught a bad flu. I guess he knew these flowers could lift my spirit. If that was what he was thinking, then he was right. Because of the flo

Still Stuck at Home and Surviving

Be careful what you wish for, that's what they always say! For many years, we've kept ourselves busy juggling between work and family time. I've been secretly wishing and hoping there's a way that I can be a work from home mom again. And then this pandemic happened and somehow unconventionally fulfilled that wish! We eventually got stuck working from home. Yes, thank God, we still have work despite this global pandemic! Students had to be home schooled, too. Almost everyone got stuck at home because of this COVID pandemic; and if ever we have to be outdoors for some reason, we had to make sure we're taking the usual health and safety precautions. We can't enjoy morning walks, even just within the neighborhood, without having to social distance from other people and wear masks. I'm not sure if I should be happy my secret wish somehow got fulfilled for over a year now, but ending up working from home because of a pandemic is not something I would ever wish at