Wednesday, September 29, 2010

overload...

a lot of things have been going on around here for us for the past couple of weeks yet i still don't know how to relate everything to others up to this time..it's a rollercoaster of events and happenings..all i can say is we haven't rested well for almost half a month now....
tonight we went out to accompany a relative..here were the boys with a cousin while waiting just outside the Director General's office of the Ministry of Health in Riyadh, KSA. My  husband and his aunt were inside talking about organ donation..details of which i would relate as soon as i'm comfortable blogging about it... =(



 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

thrift finds

i have always wanted to go thrift shopping in the Philippines yet i don't know where to go to and who to tag along..so i find it funny that i was able to do that here in Saudi Arabia..in HARAJ! the place is huge and you can find almost anything..and i mean anything, in it..from clothes, to shoes, bags, appliances, furnitures, accessories..they have second hand stuff as well as brand new items..too bad we weren't able to get some pictures of the place..one whole day is not enough to explore it..

i'm not that happy with my loots though, because i thought i could have gotten better items if only we weren't in a hurry..plus my husband kept on sneezing, i was beginning to feel embarrassed, lol...


i love the skirts i scored and i'm excited to wear the  black and white floral one as a tube dress on our upcoming anniversary..i also love the A/X armani exchange sweat shirt i got for hubby and the miss sixty bag..
i also bought lots of stuff for the kids..all in all we were able to take home 8 bags for roughly 60 saudi riyals or 16 US dollars! =)

God wants you to know...

... that to love is to be vulnerable. Love is the opening of the heart, the welcoming of your beloved. Loving is not secure, authentic loving is risky. Security lies behind the walls of a closed heart. You either invite the union by opening in love, or you secure the isolation by closing down.


 saw this on facebook and i find it very true...for there is no greater feeling than love..from it every good thing stems out! =)

  have a loving day everyone!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

children's DOs and DONTs for parents

i got this from a blog i visit daily (see link below) and I feel like every parent should know this and live it by heart...  =)

1. Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for. I'm only testing you.

2. Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it, it makes me feel secure.

3. Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

4. Don't make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly "big".

5. Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it. I'll take much more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.

6. Don't make me feel that my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values.

7. Don't protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes.

8. Don't be too upset when I say "I hate you". Sometimes it isn't you I hate but your power to thwart me.

9. Don't take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the attention I need.

10. Don't nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.

11. Don't forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. That is why I am not always accurate.

12. Don't put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.

13. Don't be inconsistent. That completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

14. Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.

15. Don't ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

16. Don't ever think that it is beneath your dignity to apologize to me. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm towards you.

17. Don't forget I love experimenting. I couldn't get along without it, so please put up with it.

18. Don't forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult for you to keep pace with me, but please do try.

19. Don't forget that I don't thrive without lots of love and understanding, but I don't need to tell you, do I?

20. Please keep yourself fit and healthy. I need you.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

it's not that bad after all!

"When not-so-good things happen, you can only give praise and thanksgiving to God that nothing worst occured.  It makes you feel a bit better!"

That's what i posted in facebook today...

Earlier, we discovered that our car window was broken and that our car stereo was stolen...it would have been a really bad day except that since we joined this certain community, our perspective about things have been gradually changing..and i'm thankful for that. So instead of wallowing and having our day ruined, we just look at the positive side of things and be grateful that after all, it's just a minor thing if you think about it..

Anyway, i have finished another DIY project..it involves hubby's old shirts (again) and transformed them into my very own shirt dresses, haha..

they used to be hubby's office shirts

i used only back stitches for the sides and the arm hole edges..

i finished handsewing it on thursday night and by friday i was already wearing one of them..  a couple of friends noticed it and were surprised to find out it's DIY. It makes me happy that they find the idea interesting and told me they're gonna try it on their hubby's clothes (old clothes, that is! haha). =)

the boys and i...

Have a great day everyone!

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