It has been weeks after the onset of my allergies and I am starting to feel better. Thank goodness! I still get the occasional itchy, runny nose especially in the mornings and before bedtime but it is not as bad as it used to be. My eyes have cleared up considerably. The anti-allergy drops that I use (I have only used it twice) works wonders. I have decided to stop taking antihistamine because I have read online that it could cause dry eyes and I did not want that to happen. I basically just have to toughen it up. It was not easy considering I am very whiny when I am not feeling good but I am making it. I have talked to the trees and told them to stop procreating already because they are bothering me. Of course the husband thinks I am nuts, lol. I cannot wait for the symptoms to totally go away so I can enjoy being outdoors with my kids.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The husband decided once again to quit smoking. He said that this time it will be for real. He quit smoking before and lasted two years before he started smoking again. It has been months since he quit and I really hope that he will be true to his word because I worry about his health when he smokes. The first few weeks was horrible for all of us because he was irritable but he has mellowed down since. He explained to me the reasons for his behavior but I told him I do not and will never understand because I have not been there. He has not talked about cravings which is a good thing. He said he can now look at ads that says buy rocky patel cigars without even thinking about smoking. Good for him. He said he does not want the little man to grow up seeing him, or anybody close, smoke. I hope he can and will keep his word.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
If you asked me a week ago if I was allergic to anything, I would tell you flat out I am not. I have changed my tune after days of being miserable from sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and itchy and runny nose. I have never been this miserable in my life. I thought I just had the case of the colds which happens when the temperature changes but when the cold meds did not work, the husband told me to try antihistamine. I felt instant relief then. For a few hours, that is. The symptoms get worse when I am outside. I have wondered what caused it but the husband said he knows, the trees. We have plenty of sugar maple trees in the yard and they are right now starting to come alive. I have read about them online and sure enough the tree is listed as cause for pollen allergies. I normally do not take medications for anything because I am afraid my stomach will suffer from it but I have no other choice if I want to feel better enough to function. I have religiously been taking antihistamine during the day while minimizing my treks on the yard. I do not go out unless it is important. And if I do, I wait until about noon because that is when the pollen count is supposedly less. I have never in my life believed that I could be allergic to anything but now I have proof I do. I just hope that this will go away in the next few days. The husband said it will go away, it is just a matter of when. I cannot wait for that time to happen.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Back in high school, I was a drummer. This was what we called kids who played(?) the drums for our school's version of the drum and bugle corps. I think I was in it for two straight years. I was not very good if you must know, but I could pass for average which was what was required back then. We were all what one would call primitive, lol. The new generation are better and joins competitions but not our batch. I was recruited by one of my teachers and I accepted because it was fun, not to mention it boosted my extra-curricular activities. I may have been a drummer but I was curious when I read the words addictive drums online. It was only when I read that I understand that it is not what I thought it was. It is way different than what I used when I was young since I used a real drum while addictive drums is actually a software. Times have changed and I am getting old. Things are getting so high-tech anymore which makes some things easier. It is fun to remember the old times and how simple things were back then.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
And I want it now! Seriously, I need a bread machine because I am tired of getting my hands and my kitchen counter dirty only to come up with less than average bread. The husband said I should have bought one a long time ago, I just don't know why I did not. I have a few bread machines that I am looking at online with different price range. I have not decided whether or not to get it from the store or online. It is only a matter of time then I can, hopefully, enjoy a good piece of bread. There are a few bread recipes that I have been wanting to try, mostly Filipino recipes. I will surely let you know when it happens.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Just the other day, the husband and I were talking about his long time plan of going to visit his birthplace in California. It is roughly a 3-day drive (day-time driving only) he said. He did it before but it was on an errand so he was not able to explore. He wants to stay longer, and this time with me and the kids. It is really exciting to talk and pretend to plan a trip. The problem comes when reality hits that it is not cheap to go anywhere anymore because of high gas price which basically drives the prices of all other necessities up. It is a lot easier to go on vacation nearby, where we do not have to be out too long on the road nor do we have to be out a lot of money on gas. The key is finding cheap vacation spots that the whole family will enjoy. The kids and I will be happy if we so much as get out of the house, it is the husband who has to really want to be on a certain place so he will not whine and complain about the whole deal. Some friends told me that research is key. The thing with researching online is that I cannot be sure whether or not the place is really what it seems. But I guess I will have to hope that it is. We like to go to the beach, the husband's "favorite place in the world". We might even go before summer. As for California, we will surely visit one of these days but it might not be soon since it requires a bit of planning and a lot of money. If only we can find a vacation package for a family of four that is
cheap affordable, it will be tantamount to winning the lottery. Yet, I know there is hope. :D
Thursday, March 14, 2013
We are gathering "items" to fill up a balikbayan box which we will send to my parents in Leyte. The expenses add up and it is a bit sad for the wallet but we draw positive thoughts on the fact that a lot of people will be happy if and when the box gets to its destination. We do this almost every year, as long as we know we can afford the extra expense. There is rarely anything expensive included in the box but like I said, things add up. Old clothes, soaps, shoes, he kids' old clothes, are among the things that we put in the box. Sometimes we buy stuff as per special request by the parents but they rarely ask for anything expensive. They just want things that they know they will be able to use and perhaps give away to the relatives. We are halfway through and I will be relieved when this box is taped, sealed, and ready to go. Then I will have weeks of worrying and hoping that the box will arrive to its destination on time and without problems. It happens every year, the stress and the worry, yet we keep on doing it. There must be something wrong with us, lol.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Sleep is very important to the human body. People require enough sleep to be able to function well the next day. The husband always tells me that the right mattress is the key. I am inclined to believe him. So when we needed to replace our old mattress, we did not go to the store right away to buy a new one. We hunted different stores' websites to read specifications and reviews. We looked at various websites for any, and all, information. He even looked up mattress stores los angeles just to see what they have to offer. It took a while before we made the decision to buy our current mattress but it was worth the wait. We both love how comfortable it is, how we wake up in the morning refreshed and well-rested. We did not spend a lot of money for it either which made the deal a lot better. We are glad we researched first before buying a new mattress, it helped a lot when we made our decision.