Saturday, July 12, 2008

My granddaughter--OMG

This week I officially became a grandmother at 32.

Yes, and I’m not denying it. They have the pictures to prove it, too. There is no escaping that fact.

The family is definitely getting bigger. Hopefully we can still fit in Mama Lina's house on our next reunion.

Congratulations to my niece, Jinggay, and her hubby, Mhyke, on your cute baby girl.

So Jing, you're officially a grandma. I'm just lola by technicality. LOL.

So, if I’m a grandma…my mom is a great-grandma! Haha… I’m not sure she’ll approve of the title. She's still convincing Kuya and Kowi to call her Tita. LOL.

Celine Mikaella

Friday, July 11, 2008

log off, shut down and read

Yes, I confess that I haven't been reading my books. The last book that I read was Step on a Crack by James Patterson and that was last April.

Since then several books have piled up on my side table and started to gather dust. There's 6th Target and 7th Heaven, still by James Patterson. Yes, I'm a self-confessed Women's Murder Club addict.

Then there's the book that my aunt gave me. Love in the Time of Cholera by Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I started to love him since I read Chronicle of a Death Foretold in college for a Lit assignment. I know this one is going to be good. That's what Oprah says and I take her word for it.

And there's The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Yes, I know it was published in 2003. I'm 5 years behind and getting to it.

So I'm logging off, shutting down and reading. Can you blame me?

A Tag of Four

What you are supposed to do…and please don’t spoil the fun…

Click copy/paste, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag 4 people in your lists!

(A) Four places I go over and over:
Grocery (of course), Bookstore, Beauty Parlor, SM!!!

(B) Four people who e-mail me regularly:
my cousins, Masikhay ladies, college batchmates and hubby

(C) Four of my favorite places to eat?
At home, Saisaki, Aristocrat, ____

(D) Four places you’d rather be?
At home, with hubby, the mall, and somewhere cold

(E) Four people I think will respond:
Melisse, Wheng, Kathycot and Jam.

(F) Four TV shows I could watch over and over:
House, House, House and Oprah

Thank you, Cee for the tag.

On cookies and crumbs

Since yesterday afternoon I have been having trouble logging into my blog. I have restarted, scanned, deleted to my heart's content, but I still couldn't log on. I couldn't even view it!

Much more to my dismay, I couldn't view other blogs. So no blog hoppity-hop for me.

But Google and Yahoo are fine. Even Ebay works. (I actually sold a couple of items.) I gave up at around 10:00pm and shut down.

This morning, it's the same thing. Yes, restarted, scanned, deleted.

And then I tried to log on--again. There it was. Something was wrong with the cookies.

Apparently, someone has eaten the cookies. As I try to get to the bottom of the cookie jar, bear with me. I'll be back as soon as I trace the crumbs for evidence.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

As with any three-year-old girl, Kowi loves playing dress up. Her favorite outfit this week is her old fairy costume from last Halloween complete with wings, wand and skirt. Sometimes she even borrows Kuya's Batman mask for added scary effect.

She has been prancing around the house since Monday dressed like this, sometimes sans the mask and wings but always with her wand and skirt. She would wave her wand at everything. She even turned me into a frog yesterday. "Mommy, you're a frog. Ting!" she said.

This morning when she got up, she immediately put on the skirt, wings and held on to her wand, waving it around. Kuya, while fixing his top bunk bed, reminded her to wear her slippers. She said okay and looked around their room for it. Apparently, one slipper was under the cabinet. I heard her saying, quite loudly, "Kuya, I can't reach the other one!" I heard her from my room across the hall.

Kuya, a little annoyed at her said, "Then use your wand to get it."

She did use her wand. She said, "Ting!" and then cried because it didn't work.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sweet Award

Thank you Jane for the sweet award. This is my first.

Sharing this sweet award to fellow sweet bloggers Marnellie, Berna, and Reanne.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

age ain't nothing but a number

When Kowi turned three, Kuya decided to test her if she knew that she was, in fact, three years old.

Kuya said, "How old are you, Kowi?"

"I'm three," she said while holding out three fingers for everyone to see.

"Do you know how old I am?" Kuya asked on.

Kowi held out three fingers on each hand. "Six," she said.

At this point, I decided to join in. "How about me? How old am I, Kowi?"

In deep thought, she answered. "You're so old, mommy. You are already 12."

Couldn't help but laugh and secretly wish it were true. Haay...

Light a Candle

Thanks for the tag Melisse and everything else.

Dear God,we pray for the quick recovery of all the sick and the dying especially those suffering from LUPUS and CANCER.

To those who will be tagged, all you have to do is keep this circulating. Even if it’s to only one person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by a serious illness like Lupus or Cancer or is still living with it. A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.

Please Keep This Candle Going! There will be a cure soon. Continue to have Hope and continue to pray.

I'm passing this tag to Berna, Marnelli, Michelle and Anig. Keep the flame alive.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Youth and consequences

I often bring my kiddos along when I go grocery shopping. One time I was alone with Kuya at the meat section, choosing chicken choice cuts, when I heard someone call me. It was an ex-officemate, let's call her Maria.

Maria has lazy eye. It's a condition where one eye is not in proportion with the other eye. Others would call it banlag. It was very prominent. Sometimes I had a hard time ignoring it, too.

As Maria and I started chatting and catching up on things, Kuya was very quiet. I noticed that he was barely moving at all. I thought he was getting bored so I introduced him to Maria. "Kuya, you remember Tita Maria, right?" I said.

Then Maria said hello to him.

Kuya's response: Why are your eyes like that?

I wanted the floor to open up and swallow me alive!!! I could literally feel the heat on my cheeks.

Then Kuya added, "Because one is looking there and the other one is looking at me. It's weird.

"I have a lazy eye," Maria tactfully explained.

We left it off at that and went our separate ways. Actually, I don't remember saying good-bye to Maria at all. Maybe because I was still reeling from total embarassment!