It’s the 1st day of March and Andre’s summer break is fast approaching. Next week is their final examination and I will start creating worksheets and start our review this weekend. After their exam, they still have another week to practice their dance presentation for their school program and to complete other school requirements. We are so glad that Andre maintained his good grades throughout the year. The only subject that he had difficulty is the Filipino subject , which he was able to get an A in the 2nd and 3rd gradings. I just hope that he could continue to maintain his good grades until the fourth grading. He always makes us proud.
Since it is summer time again, I have seen several Kids and Teen Summer Programs like swimming, dancing, baking, and art classes. Andre has been attending swimming lessons for the past 3 years. This year, we are thinking of skipping his swimming lessons and enroll him to a Taekwondo class instead. We’re glad that there is a new building located near the gate of our village that offers Taekwondo classes. The good thing is it’s nearer than the school where Andre had his swimming lessons. It will save time and fuel as well. For the meantime, I will just bring him to the clubhouse to practice his swimming skills.
I am so delighted that finally I am back to baking. I felt and realized that anything about FOOD, including baking is really my cup of tea. I remember way back 2009 that I was inspired to create this blog to show the foodie in me. It started as a food blog, and then became an online journal about me, my family, Andre, our travels, our photos, and now Bea. During the 2nd half of 2012, I decided to re-live this blog, which was neglected for a few months due to many reasons. I had so many plans then, which includes creating printable worksheets for elementary students. But, until now, I haven’t posted any printable worksheets yet. Blame it to my very hectic work schedule. I also have an 8-month old baby who needs my attention and care more than anybody else. I hope I could still share the printable worksheets I made for Andre. I just wish that I could start working on it this summer.
Hope it would still be possible because I know I will be busy this summer break for Andre’s 7th and Bea’s 1st birthday. I will be baking their birthday cakes and I am starting to practice now. I will also make the layout for their invitation and I hope I could find good web to print software solutions for their invitations.
I am not the only one who has been busy for the past weeks. Hubby was also busy at work. He has to attend monthly meetings at their Makati office, visit their warehouse in Laguna, and visit their new office in Batangas as well. He travels all the way from North to South. But, he’s not complaining because they’re all part of his job. He is also busy supervising their plant in Bulacan, including the maintenance of their trucks and purchasing equipment like ph meters for their laboratory.
Hence, we always look forward to Sundays and we love Sundays because it is his day off. It is usually the time of the week when we spend our breakfast in the garden and I cook a special menu for lunch. Then we go to church in the afternoon and stay at my in-laws place afterwards. Sometimes we go to church early and go to the nearest mall afterwards. Oh, we love Sundays!
I’ve been busy again for the past weeks due to tons of work. I haven’t also talked to my parents and sisters for the past 2 weeks. I wasn’t able to talk to my eldest sister who recently moved into their new home. Blame it to our iPad’s wifi connection problem. But, thanks to Mr. Google, I was able to fix the wifi without having to bring the iPad to the Apple Service center.
Now that the iPad’s wifi is working, I had problems naman with my internet connection. Oh my! Internet connection is very significant to me, most especially to my work because as you all know I am working home-based. I tried using my SmartBro plug-in, but it didn’t work. To save time by not going to the internet shop to send my files, I just worked offline on the files at home then asked hubby to send the files the next day when he report to work. I am also thankful to my smartphone because I was able to use it to send files. It saved me during those times that I the DSL is not working.
As I write this blog post, we still have no DSL connection. Thanks God that the SmarBro plug-in is now working. I bought a new simcard yesterday to replace the old, which I think expired already. I hope I could catch up with my sisters and parents soon to update ourselves on the latest happenings in our lives. I want to hear about my eldest sister’s new beginnings at their new home and their plans to get a property at the Sunset Beach Real Estate.
The weather is very cold these past days and we love it! But, it has several advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is reduced low electricity bill. Our electricity bill is reduced because we do not have to use the air conditioning unit during this time of the year. We opened all the windows in our bedroom and used the electric fan. However, it also has disadvantages. On the very first week of 2013, Bea got sick. She got cough and colds and was under mediation for a week and was required to use the nebulizer for a more comfortable breathing. Andre and I also got sick a week after. Maybe the sudden change in weather is to blame.:( I think I should disinfect the house to get rid of the virus before hubby and our new nanny catches the virus.