is getting into my nerves......I am so disoriented....tons of things to do and I don't think I am even half way in accomplishing the tasks....No yaya....no househelp.....office work.....house chores......all of it....rolled into one...
With only few days before Christmas.....i am wishing on every star to give me strength to finish my to do list.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I saw the post of hubby in fb and it talks about the crayons. They are in different colors but have to live in the same box......it is how he expressed his greetings for Human Rights Week....I suddenly remember this poem I thought to my Grade 1 students 3 years ago and I was able to teach to my 2 girls....I love the message of this poem.....have time to read and ponder.....
The Crayon Box That Talked
While walking into a toy store the day before today
I overheard a crayon box with many things to say
"I don't like Red!" said Yellow and Green said "Nor do I"
"And no one here likes Orange but no one knows just why"
"We are a box of crayons that doesn't get along
Said Blue to all the others "Something here is wrong"
Well, I bought that box of crayons and took it home with me
And laid out all the colors so the crayons all could see
They watched me as I colored with Red and Blue and Green
And Black and White and Orange and every color in between
They watched as Green became the grass and Blue became the sky
The Yellow sun was shining bright on White clouds drifting by
Colors changing as they touched becoming something new
They watched me as I colored - they watched me till I was through
And when I finally finished I began to walk away
And as I did the crayon box had something more to say
"I do like Red!" said Yellow and Green said, "so do I"
And Blue you were terrific! So high up in the sky
"We are a box of crayons each one of us unique
But when we get together the picture is more complete"
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I brought you into this world unexpectedly...
I was so busy taking care to my first bundle of joy, your ate tala
When i was carrying you, there were more of fears i felt
knowing that my time and my life will be divided between you and your ate.
Until the day you came,
You gave me the feeling of not to be afraid
You showed me that you needed me
I held you so close to me and say my prayer
From then on, I keep you in my heart always
and I thank God that you are in my life
I thank Him for being perfectly YOU.
On your birthday, I am asking God to bless you
again and again and again.
and personal qualities makes
You are our amazing gift from God!
We are so very proud of you!
Tatay, Nanay and Ate Tala love you so so much!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Time flies so fast.....our dear TaLa is now turning 9.
I reallly do not know what to say......I am so clueless
on what I should write.....my heart is happy, I am sure.
On your birthday Tala, let me share this with you, from the
book I bought especially for you....to answer all your
There will be times when you want to laugh and
let it all out.
There will be times when you want to shout out
But don't let the "bad days" get you down.
Don't let your own limitations or those of others
around you make you frown.
Instead, accept your talents as they are.
Grow each day a little more.
You will find that "limitations" are only guideposts
that will point you toward an unexpected STAR.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU OUR DEAR TALA!
Keep your star shining.
We love you so so much!
Tatay, Nanay and Mayumi
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
this what caught my attention as I entered our home from work this afternoon.
My dear Tala wearing her self made "signboard" complete with illustration
( a face which is seemed to be sound asleep).
As much as I wanted to hug her....I refrain from doing so coz as what the sign says...
Do not disturb.....
Oh, my angels...they never stop making me happy
and what a good sign to end our day.....
Do not disturb.....as we are having the best sound sleep tonight.....
Good night peeps!
The Barcena Family
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As much as I want to cook nutritious food for my family, I sometimes fail to do it....I am a working Mom....my 8:00 to 5:00 is solely devoted to work and sometimes I do extend....because I have to even if i don't want.... and during these times, I am very grateful to fast foods....it's a sweet escape for me.....(huh! sweet escape for the guilt of not being able to cook fresh food for my family)......seeing how they smile bringing home.....a bucket of love for them.........but a bucket of guilt for me! huh!
Monday, October 11, 2010
I regret that he wasn't able to see me grow...
It saddens me that he wasn't with me
when I am building my own family...
I wonder from time to time
how would he be like to be a LOLO...
but he leaves a smile on my face
whenever I think of him.
Today is my Dad's death anniversary...
and I am very thankful to the LOrd,
for giving me a father like him.
I love you Daddy!
I will always be a daddy's girl.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Saturday is my family's favorite day...it is actually a freedom day for us.....no worries on time to wake up....just a relaxing day ahead for us......
four souls woke up
to share a blessing from above
showing stronger bond
all for the sake of love
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Worth watching this film.
Nothing extra-ordinary but this very light-hearted movie
made my hubby and 2 kids laugh ----countless times.
On a serious note, this film made me remember
what my professor in early childhood education told me...
"The child is the father of the man"
A happy childhood is very important to everyone.
Friday, September 17, 2010
This morning, I heard hubby singing this.....
Ohhh, this song was one of my faves way back college times
but of course with its new version
but today, as I searched on the original singer
I fell in love with this song again
Just loving how it was sung,
the melody and tune.....
An old song on Saturday morning
What a great day to start our weekend.
Happy Saturday everyone!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I still did not report for work.....
will be attending to lots and lots today...
.just peeping in coz later when my world starts
I don't know how to fit everything in my day....
sipping a cup of freshly brewed coffee with my lappy,
staring to nowhere,
looking at the waiting tons of work...
I love it...
i love being a mom,
and a blogger.
Good Morning Friday!
NO MORE! yessss.....after almost a month of suffering from a bad connection
the PLDT give in to my plea.....and installed a new modem!
I've been a loyal subscriber of their dsl.....6 years to be exact!
Happy blogging to me again......
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
to be a Stay-At-Home-Mom? My heart says "yes" but my pocket says "not yet"........Hubby is very supportive of whatever decision I will make but of course I need to make extra careful on this decision because there is no turning back. At this point, I am praying and asking for God's guidance.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
It seems like someone is in the mood blogging......So let me take this opportunity of sharing with you what's up with me...and since I will be turning 38 this year, let me tell you 38 things about me:
- I am a mom to two (2) smart & pretty girls
- and sometimes I am a mom too to my one and only boy - my hubby
- I am a hands on mother but...
- I am not a typical mom - what do i mean? i dunno, i am not just that typical
- I love answering my kids' questions - I believe what they ought to know should be told in an honest way
- I am a working woman
- and I love my work
- I have a small business
- and dreaming it will become BIG!
- Somehow, I believe that being a Scorpion affects how I view things in life
- I am overweight
- and I always say that I will start my diet "tomorrow"
- but I am into Aero and Ballroom Dancing now - thanks to our program!
- I started walking every Saturday - crossing my fingers to do it religiously
- I love bags
- I love shoes
- I am a LaCoste fan
- I love to cook
- I love to eat
- Food tripping is fun especially if it's with hubby
- I love Jack Bauer
- I love Dr. House
- I am easy to be with - that's what others says
- I was once a teacher and would love to be one again
- It's a fulfillment for me teaching preschool kids
- I say what I feel
- I miss James Blunt
- I love to travel
- and I am saving right now to visit my sister in Melbourne in soonest possible time
- I still wasn't able to watch "ghost" and :forrest gump" - ask me why? i still dont know
- I am a cry baby - my tear duct is always ready to release tears
- My favorite movie is "I am Sam"
- My favorite song as of this time - "Fireflies"
- but my all time favorite is "Across the Universe"
- I love Beatles
- Tagaytay is my favorite getaway place
- I love galunggong - fried and paksiw with matching bagoong alamang!
- I love my life, family and me!
will be my next destination this year....yes, i am hoping it will be this year!
This will gonna be a happy travel coz I will be with my 2 bestest bff...
an all girls out of the country journey, our way of destressing
but it is not just that, we chose V coz we intend to visit a dear friend of us.
....very active blogging my way again.....ooohhhhhh.....I just so love blogging....writing what is on my mind....sharing what my life is offering....I just hope this blogsite of mine could be of some help or might be an inspiration to anybody out there....
Happy blogging! and a blessed Sunday everyone
Happy blogging! and a blessed Sunday everyone
It will be a long weekend again next week....Malacanang has declared September 10, 2010 as a Special Non-Working Holiday as the last day of Ramadan for our Muslim Brothers....and I am thinking on how are we going to spend the long weekend.....Since hubby will be leaving for Baguio on the 8th, we plan to just follow him on the night of 9th and roam around until Saturday....BUT that plan will not push thru coz the gilrs will be having another game, this time at Colegio San Agustin on the 11th....
With the hot weather we experienced today, i totally absolutely would want to go to Baguio...maybe will schedule it some other time....meantime, will be thinking how the kids and I will spend Friday.
.....for several days now, Tala has been asking me that she wants to do her own laundry....so I started teaching her to wash her own undies when taking a bath....and she religiously been doing that.....yesterday she saw me separating the soiled clothes and asked me if she can help....I told her that I will just be washing the hankies, undies and socks....
"I'll take the hankies, Nanay!"...
so I give in to her request.....
take a look at my dear laundry girl
I just hope that when she grows up and become teenager, she would still have that urge to do the laundry :)
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
is a brilliant mind
"I would like to invent a pencil that can change to pen or crayon.
What does it do? When I'm checking it will be a pen.
How will it help people? When my friend likes to draw, write, and check
they don't need to get a pencil, crayon and pen, it will change to crayon".
from: Tala's Seatwork
teacher's comment: "I would like to have one of these! (smiley) Very useful!"
I wanna have one too! especially if it comes from you my dear ate tala!
Monday, August 30, 2010
was our best day for August
kids were officially varsity players
eating what they can eat
last minute instruction from tatay
guided by their own heart
my ever reliable yumi
Tala, my serious goalie
attitude will make way
Family is the best feeling in this world!
simple blessings to share.
Event: Soccer Game
Location: International School Manila
Date: August 28, 2010 (Saturday)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
at work.....i need to relax...unwind....and be stress free....whenever I feel this way, I just look at the brighter side.....at least I have work.....and because of my work, I am able to buy things I need....give my kids what they needed.....
Hmmmm....so overload....think other way......thank you Lord for giving me work!
Monday, August 09, 2010
will come and go....that's what I have learned today!
But surely, God will never leave us empty...He will replace everything we have lost...Just remember: If he asks you to put something down, It's because He wants you to pick up something greater!
Good day everyone...yes! I am back.....to blogging :-)