How busy my life is?

blog 007I know “busy” is a timeworn word for everybody especially to a lot of mothers. Those with kids,full time job and more duties and responsibilities plus errands to do. Cough.Cough!

Before,I could stay up until 11 at night but lately I’ve been snoozing before 10 o’clock at night. Thanks to my different work schedules,no nap time anymore and doing my job as a mom to our girls and a wife. I’m telling you,it’s a lot and sometimes-overwhelming.

I have no specific time to write my blog.Some days you will notice I publish my blog too early in the morning like 6 o’clock or before lunch time or later in the afternoon.I try my best to sneak out or let the girls watch movie for a little and leave me for a while in our office.

Let’s say tomorrow,my schedule is 6 a.m to 1 p.m. Usually,I have lunch ready for my family to eat before I come home. If they wait for me to get our lunch ready,they would always starving.Our fridge usually have something,like my husband can make his own sandwiches or make mac and cheese for the girls.Or if we have any baked potato leftovers,and we always have eggs,sausage or bacon and my husband makes “brunch”.

Every time I get back from work,the house is pretty well kept. I am very lucky to have a husband who doesn’t like dirty house!

I gave up napping in the afternoon,even if it’s only for an hour.As much as possible,I want to take a nap with our youngest one while the oldest still at the school.It happened to me when I took a nap in the afternoon and I forgot to set the alarm clock.I woke up late.Late enough to pick up our daughter at the school.I felt so embarrassed but they understood how I felt because I just worked overnight.And didn’t get a chance to take a nap in the morning.It was a little messed up that day.I really felt bad for our daughter.A good thing,I called my husband right away to pick up our girl who’s been waiting for almost half an hour.She’s the only student left in the building.

Let’s say my daughter is at the school.What do I do with those hours waiting for her? I barely take a nap now unless our youngest one naps a little early.The bad thing is I have to wake her up in the middle of her cat nap and it’s time for us to pick up her sister.We watch movie together.I do laundry most of the time.I take time to rest too.

It’s also my time to surf the internet for a little bit or write post for the day or the next day.

If I decided not to do any chores because I feel like I’m very tired. I just read book. If we still have enough time before the pick up time. We go to the library and let the youngest one play games or read book.Most of the time,I bring something home with me to borrow. Like couple movies and couple books.

At 3 :30 pm,we get home. I give the girls something to snack on,like juice and crackers and give them time to watch for half hour while I finishing other stuffs around the house.

I don’t start preparing supper until 5 o’clock.My husband gets home at 6 :30 p.m and I start cleaning up the table an hour later.Between 7:30 pm and 8 :30 pm, I let our girls take bubble bath.They love to play in the water while I’m doing dishes and cleaning the kitchen. And that includes sweeping the kitchen floor and wiping the kitchen counter.

The girls go to bed at 9 p.m,so I have to make sure I’m done with everything. If they resist their sleep,we read books or I let them play their toys. They love blocks,coloring books and dolls. And they can make a huge mess. Luckily,they know how to pick up.I try to extend my night but I fail many times.When I put them to bed,I also fall asleep. Before that,I already have their clothes ready for the next day especially when the oldest one goes to school.My husband is not good at it.

That’s how busy my normal day is but I’ll be fortunate when I’m off.I don’t feel dragging myself too much on doing stuffs but I get through it!


A girl’s birthday party

blog 007We went to my friend’s daughter’s birthday party yesterday.I’m glad,it’s my day off after working Saturday overnight shift.I got a chance to take a nap for a little bit in the morning but I felt good. The party started at 4 p.m,this time the kids had a chance to play bowling. Just to see their reaction is priceless. And they danced to every music played. I wished I had my camcorder with me but I just took pictures of it.

blog 003The birthday girl and my girls. They’re friends. We only stayed here for couple hours. One hour bowling for the kids and one hour eating pizza, cake,having drinks and opening presents. The cake was so good!

blog 008It’s our girls first time to be in that place and play bowling. They had a blast and I’m thinking,we might take them there once in a while.

blog 059After the party,we went to our friend’s new place.The birthday girl’s mother. It’s a tiny place but very nice the way she decorated it. The house is perfect for her and her daughter.I can live in a small space like this. One bedroom,one restroom,small kitchen and small living room. I’m fascinated by tiny houses.I’m very happy and proud of her. She cooked a lot of Filipino foods.We only stayed for 1.5 hours because I have my husband’s cousin’s wife with me.Although,I think there was no problem with her staying late at the party but the girls were getting tired and they fell asleep while we’re heading home.

Line drying…again

blog 006It’s been a while since I hung clothes outside and now that it’s getting chilly,I didn’t expect after few weeks in a row,we’ve been wearing sweater and coats just to beat the coldness. Voilà! the sun showed up yesterday.When I got home,my husband did the laundry but never finished putting them in a dryer because he had to leave to attend his friend’s dad’s funeral.

While our daughter watching movie that we borrowed from the library a day before,I went outside with a basket of laundry to be hung outside.It wasn’t that hot (and I’m not talking about 80 degrees or something) but I knew,somehow,the clothes and towels will be dried. I have to take advantage of this while this kind of weather is barely showing up.

You know I love doing this even they say we don’t save so much money doing this but still, the smell of sun dried clothes and helping the environment a little bit is worth to try. Later in the afternoon, I noticed all towels and few clothes were on the ground. We don’t have enough clothespins.

Everything was dried except the towels and I ended up putting them in the dryer for less than ten minutes. Remember my husband always complains about stiff towels and it worked good.

And another thing to share with you.

I decided to turn off the air conditioner in the house to let the fresh air comes in. It was off for at least eight hours! I’m not sure when did my husband turn it back on. After my overnight shift, I came home this morning with the air running. It’s not that we save that big but every penny counts! This is one thing we used to do in the Philippines or should I say,one of the things that part of my life growing up, we never owned a washer and dryer until to this date. We spend our Saturday morning washing our own dirty clothes and we used to iron clothes that we use to go to church and school.