Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I did this quiz the first time about five years ago ... retake!
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (i Tunes, WinAmp, Media Player, iPod, etc.)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
Bring Him Home Santa - The Song Trust
With You - Linkin Park
First Day at School:
Who Says You Can't Go Home - Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
Falling in Love:
Every Other Weekend - Reba McEntire & Kenny Chesney
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Baby - Barry White
I'm Sprung - T-Pain
Rumors - Lindsay Lohan
Finally - Fergie
Like Me - Kenny Cheney
Getting Back Together:
Wife and Kids - Kenny Chesney
Crash Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Birth of a Child:
Bananza (Belly Dancer)
Changes - Kelly Osbourne & Ozzy Osbourne
Don't Phunk With My Heart - The Black Eyed Peas
Love Story - Taylor Swift
It's been an up and down year... it was the year of the BIG wedding that never happened, but the year that I did say "I DO!" Though I didn't get to have the wedding of my dreams, I still got to marry the love of my life! Small, yet simple... the courthouse wedding was the highlight of the year. All that mattered was that the family who supported us in everything got to share our special moment together.
So, 2013 is just a few days away. I am hoping for good things to happen... employment for both Rob and myself; better finances; and possibly a special blessing to join our family around this time!
Sunday, November 04, 2012
I don't know about you, but I definitely know that since my dog, Mya, came into our lives (my husband and myself) that it just feels that everything has changed. Prior to our life with Mya, it had been two years of mourning. My father-in-law suffered a stroke; my mom was in and out of the hospital, and eventually passing away in November 2010; shortly after, our other beloved pet, our dwarf rabbit bunny Mabel, past away three months later. So, I felt that our lives were empty. The talk about having another pet to love, like we did with Mabel, would help fill our void. My husband and I agreed that we would never get another bunny because, in all honesty, Mabel was the best. No other bunny would ever be like her, especially in comparison with the other two bunnies that were in our extended family. Anyway, since Mya had joined her us in her forever home, there have been changes in our lives. An improvement in my dad's health... a better outlook in life, in general. Whatever it may be, there is no true explanation as to how bright our life has become with our little Shiba Inu in our lives.
Friday, October 19, 2012
I often go people watching to kill some free time, curiosity, intrigue..... today isn't any different. I'm currently sitting at the mall's food court, about 45 minutes before all the stores open up at the mall. There are many people here, mostly the seniors, who are spending the morning power walking. Others are doing the same as me, eating breakfast while reading a book or on the phone (I'm doing both).
Voices begin to fill the food court area as groups begin to gather around tables. Some are just passing by to say hello to friends. Others actually sit down at a long row of tables. Perhaps, they will discuss weekend plans, or reminisce on some cherished memories. Whatever it maybe, animated expressions surround the camaraderie.
I just wanted to share... back to my breakfast and my book!
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
I know, I know.... I haven't really blogged over the past couple of years. I basically have had an uneventful life during that period of time. Other than planning the wedding that never happened, the travels to my parents' homeland, and school, I haven't really had much to share with everybody. I kinda find it a bit disappointing, actually, because there is always something for me to share... talk about... on my mind... you know, all those crazy things!
For myself, at least, I think I will go back to blogging... time to make it part of my daily routine again. I'm not working full-time anymore, but will be attending school at a full-time basis. Soooooooo.... I just may have something to share with all of you (well, whoever is left out there). I'm not quite sure what it is I just might talk about, BUT there are some interesting souls at school to contemplate on... we shall see!
Saturday, September 08, 2012
September has always been a "ho-hum" feeling whenever it comes every year. I can't really explain why I feel this way. The month can always be a happy one, a sad one, or just another month. The past couple of years, September has been a downer. Two years ago, we were celebrating my mom's 73rd birthday, then we lost her forever a couple of months later. Last year, the first birthday celebration (of my mom's and myself) without her around... I felt there was no reason for me to enjoy my 35th birthday. I felt that I should just be in my solitude, remembering my mom and how much I love her and missed her. This year, 2012, I still feel "eh" inside. I've been sad and angry because I know that deep down inside that I'm still mourning for my mom. Her birthday is in a week, and feel like I should keep that memory alive. I want to celebrate her birthday like she did, her last one. However, it hurts inside that I can't just run into her room, like I always did, and wake her up with a "Happy Birthday" greeting. Tears now drop down my face as I reminisce on those days.
However I may feel, I realize that life definitely goes on. September 14 will always be the day that I will remember my mom.... Whatever I may do to remember and celebrate my mom, I know that she will always be there with me. I can hear her now... "Don't be shedding tears for me!" SO, here are to the happy memories... ho-hum...
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I spent a good evening with my dad last night. We were watching "Top Gun," and he saw a fighter plane on the TV screen. He told me how he once saw one like it as a child during the Japanese War (WWII). I was truly amazed by the stories he told of his childhood. It was a special moment only because he never told stories when I was younger. It was my mom who always told stories about her childhood. So, these are times that I will cherish since I know that I won't have that much time left with him.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
As you may know, I returned to school in a more serious basis in October 2010. My focus was to finish school for career advancement. For twelve years, my previous job positions were good as a "job," but not challenging enough for me to develop a career. My last job as a Contract Assistant, though it was different than my previous job history, was intriguing since I dealt with contract reviews and project closeouts. However, I did not enjoy the environment with a couple of people in my department -- my boss and a co-worker. To this extent, I needed to search of a way to go beyond being stuck at any kind of job out there... thus, the return to school.
So, where am I going with this? Well, this quarter, even though I am only part-time, is really kicking my butt. For those that know me, I don't really mind the learning part. It is the writing part that I really don't enjoy. I believe that when I was taking the classes at the community college that the writing assignments is what hampered my learning. I really struggle on a weekly basis to try and put together a five-paragraph essay, let alone, just a paragraph. I hate planning the structure of a paper. I don't mind the outlines and the freewriting aspect of it. It is the ACTUAL paper that I can't stand... have I mentioned that I don't like writing papers? My point is that I struggle every week completing my papers, and I struggle to find the motivation to do it. It is to the point where it is ultimately the last ditch effort to have something completed by the due date. I have a paper due on Wednesday for my Critical Thinking class (another subject that I do not enjoy) on the five aspects of problem solving -- topic: Facebook privacy. I do not even know where to begin!!! *sigh*
OK, thanks for listening to me vent... continue onward to watching the Olympics (I'm watching the women's gymnastics)... GO USA!!!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Here's a look back on what life was like:
2006 - My one and only blog for the month: March 5, 2006
2007 - Three posts: March 2007
2008 - I stopped blogging consistently :-/
2009 - Did not blog more, only TWO posts in 2009
2010 - Must have been a rough year... mom was in the hospital that year
2011 - It was all about Mya around this time ~ Mya was born and the first time we met Mya!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I know that I probably do not have the right to post something like this, however, I feel that I have to say my goodbye. So, here goes...
Jamie, we first met when you were a patient at Fortanasce & Associates... an 18-year-old girl who recently had knee surgery, and was preparing to head off to UCLA. For some reason, we shared a special bond through photography, scrapbooking, and the mere stories of the random people we came across at the clinic. Under all that, we became the best of friends. We had our adventures, and somehow, even though the bad days, we still managed to share our thoughts and deepest secrets with each other. For the past six years, your health had been up and down, and you going in and out of the hospital. I feel that somehow I was too blame for not being there when you needed me the most. For that, I am deeply sorry that I dropped the ball. However, for the past six months, I became a bit selfish when I got lost in all the wedding drama. I was angry that you could not be part of my engagement party because of the two people that made your life miserable. I took it personal when you blocked me on AIM... I took you off every means of communication that I had with you. Therefore, for whatever reason, I felt that I lost my best friend. However, there was not a day that I did not think about you.... When I saw an old co-worker, Ashley, comment on Tony's status post of you passing, I was in complete shock. Today, I am still in shock. I feel your presence in a sixth sense kind of way. I can feel your mom's pain because I know how much she loved you. This is my final goodbye to you... I know that you are finally at peace and that God has relieved you from all the pain you have endured. I do still love you. You not only were the bests of friends, but you were a sister to me! I will and always will miss you.