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Monday, June 30, 2008

Hot, Hot, Hot

We just got back from the park. My friend Jovy came with her two children and they played together for over 3 hours. I get to crochet and catch-up with my friend too. The first thing my two youngest sons said upon waking up was: "I want to go out" and "I want to go to the park".

We've been there since 830. I finally insisted on going home when the heat started to eat at my skin. At least, it feels that way. Also, Yossi has a karate class in 10 minutes, which means, I had better dressed him or we'll be late. Again.

My friend, Acey, had this tarot test on her blog, and I decided to take the test. I have no idea what tarot is, but here's my test result. Uh, mental illness? What kind of card is that? Ugh! But there you have it. No wonder I don't do tarot. I only like happy and bright things in life. I think I had picked the wrong card. I'm pretty logical for a girl.

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Photo Hunt: Bright

The setting sun was bright on our eyes as we walk towards our car after taking a walk around the water gardens near our house. It was so bright, I still squint my eyes when I look at this picture.

Or maybe it's just late. It's after 2, and I'm still awake. I had about 4 hours of sleep last night. In the morning, I'll be driving my daughter downtown. That's less than 4 hours away. Are you seeing a pattern here? Sleeping 4 hours only with a birthday party to do the next day is probably not one of my brightest idea ever.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sky Watch: My Son's 4th Birthday

My husband took this picture while he was at work early in the day. Nothing paints like the sky. It's always a new canvas every day, and almost always, no two sky views are the same.

We just came home from watching Wanted with James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie. What an entertaining movie. Love it. I just love it. I want more of the same. I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching good action movies. I'll probably try to take my kids to see Wall.e tomorrow before 12, before piano lessons, and before hurricane harbor trip.

I must son, Yossi is going to be 4 years old today, Friday. This is Yossi. Happy birthday sweetie!

For more on sky watch, visit Tom.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Someone to Love by Jude Deveraux

Before the Black Dagger brotherhood, and the Dark Hunters, there was the Montgomerys by Jude Deveraux. I pounced at every book written about them. I started this series over 20 years ago. There's something very appealing to this series. If you haven't tried it, then it's about time.

This is a story about Jace Montgomery, and the mystery of his fiancee's death. I'm still currently reading the book, and I want to enjoy it. I'll give an update later to see if I am 'entertained' by my newest Montgomery. I actually find myself re-reading The Invitation, the story of William Montgomery and Jackie O'Neill. It's a fun story to read.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

On The Way Out

This is Yossi and I on the way out from Fairmont hotel. We took our pictures by the entry mirrors. Why post this picture? Well, I don't look such a tabby here.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Weekend Snapshots

First of all, my blog never looked so lovely! Thanks to Carlota for fixing the total make-over. I'm just so in-love with this new look.


My daughter was at a workshop from 8AM to 7PM on Saturday. This picture below was after we picked her up. My 2 and 4 years old went with me. On the way to our car, we stopped by a water garden. My two youngest boys loveed it there and complained loudly about leaving.

After being there for 11 hours, my daughter's ready for food and bed!

These are what my boys thought about leaving too soon...

Speechless! This is Super Great!

Do you see my new blog design? The incomparable Carlotta designed my blog for me! This is awesome! There are no words adequate enough to explain. I am in ecstasy....and very happy. I'm grinning like a loon. I'm tearing up at the poetry of it all.

Join me in admiring my template. I can't possible concentrate on P is for Peril by Sue Grafton, my head is on cloud 9! Wait, didn't Kinsey Milhone just found a body in a car under a water? I think she found her body, but I have to listen to this story again. I'm lost. I'm just going to go and admire my blog template again.

Thank you so much Carlotta! If you visit her sites, you'll know that she's so talented at design, and I, I am very fortunate indeed that she designed this.
Carlota's Blogs
My Daily Sunset
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett
32 sound disc

This is my very first Ken Follett book. It's huge, it's exciting, and sad and triumphant! Never have I read a book with so much hatred and suffering, yet with an overwhelming triumph too. This is a story about Tom Builder whose passion is to build a cathedral. He passed this passion to his apprentice, Jack Jackson. This urge to build a beautiful monument for God and man drove these people to extraordinary length.

I like the mixture of women in this story. There's Agnes who died in childbirth, and whose death change the course of her baby's life. There's Aliena, daughter or an earl who refused William Hamleigh's offer of marriage. This refusal would drive William to all depth of evil.

They all end up in Kingsbridge, the priory of Father Philip. Their journey in life is something not to be missed. I would recommend this book to every one. This book will make it to my list of "Books to Read before you die" if I were to make one.

I must say that John Lee, the reader, is an engaging reader. I like his voice very much.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Walk-Jog with Daughter

This picture is taken in front of a sprinkling yard in our neighbor. My daughter's trying out some poses she learned.

I feel asleep a little early on Saturday night. It was about 12AM when I lay down with my baby, and woke up at 530. 12AM is early for me. :) I took a nice was so nice. No one was screaming or beating on my shower door. It's almost like a vacation. Weird! Then I thought I might as well jog. I woke up my daughter and have her jog with me. In another year, her strides are going to be longer than mine. She's ten, and she's only half and inch shorter than my 5'2". We made it to our neighborhood 7-11. She bought Slurpee, and I bought citrus propel water. And a bag of Teriyaki beef jerky.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

DDP: Canon at Six Flags

This is the canon at Six Flags over Texas. If you're bored, you can just head over to Texas and ride the canon to pass the boredom away. This was taken one hot summer afternoon, we went and just had fun.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

DDP: Signs

This was taken with my husband's 2MP cell phone camera at night. I just love the wisdom of the signs, don't you? I need to sleep now because I have to get my daughter to her workshop someplace half and hour away at 8AM. At 9AM, my 3 years old need to be at his karate class for belt testing. I can't sleep though. I've always been insomniac. I think the sign I should be reading now is:
Can't sleep? Sleep anyway.

Briliant huh? What do you expect? It's 2AM my time.

Photo Hunt: Emotion(s)

There can be no doubt what this baby's emotion is. Clear as day huh? This is my youngest child at less than two weeks old. Click on that link to see him today. He didn't sleep early today. I hope he won't be cranky all day tomorrow. It wouldn't be fun as I have to be places for the other kids in the morning, and he gets to hang out with me.

More PSHunt.

Friday, June 13, 2008

DDP: Sky Watch

You have to click on the picture to look closer to the light. Come on, take a look. What do you think? My husband took this picture of me last week from a 2MP phone camera. This is also my entry for Tom's Sky Watch.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

DDP: Under a Bridge

This is what you would see if you're driving along highway 30, in Downtown Dallas. It's that part of the highway where they have a movable barrier. It makes HOV lane twice a day. I think it's a most expensive way to make extra lane. I was going to take a picture of the 'zipper', but my camera wasn't fast enough. My pictures are straight from camera because I don't know how to photoshop it, and I have no idea what a photoshop is.

The Days of Summer by Jill Barnett

The Days of Summer
by Jill Barnett
Mass Market Paperback
Published in 2007
Buy it here.

I've always been a Jill Barnett fan. Ever since I read the first one called Bewitching, I want to read everything she wrote. This one though, it took me a year to read it. It's on my TBR pile, but I just couldn't find the right time to read this. Until now.

What can you say about a girl who meets the wrong brother first? It makes for a nice story to be sure, but I wouldn't want to live that life. I have enough stress already without adding love-live stress to it. But this story is about the Peytons women and the Banning men, and how their lives are closely entwined. Actually, it's a great story, much better than I can ever say or describe. I'm really not done reading, I have about 100 pages left, but I'm giving away my copy when I'm through. Watch out for it at button provided by

DDP: New Things

My husband took this picture while driving today. It's amazing how much new houses are cropping up daily. This metroplex is certainly growing in leaps. Contructions like this always reminds me of my late Lolo(grandpa). He's a builder, and a great one.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sparkle Friends

Thanks to Cathy at Me and My World for this tag. I meet Cathy this year and she's a fabulous friend. I'm so glad I got to know her.

I found this poem online. Isn't this a great description of frienship and friends?

Tagging: Gen at Wonderful Life, Ghee at Creative Mind, Bernadeth at Isaac Story, Nancy at Just The Way It Is, Hailey at Hailey's Beats and Bits, and Lolli at SO-cute.

Captive of My Desires (Malory Family) by Johanna Lindsey

Captive of My Desires (Malory Family)
by Johanna Lindsey
Mass Market Paperback
Buy it here.

I haven't read Lindsey in a long time, but picked this one up because I want something familiar and good. I've always enjoyed the Mallory series. I used to stay up all nights reading them.

Since I have five children, and a few more other businesses, I can't stay up all night reading anymore. This Mallory is about Drew Anderson (James Mallory's brother-in-law) and Gabrielle, the Pirates daughter. It starts out a little slow, then picks up. It has great moments, then it has silly moments, but overall, it's worth the read. This is not the greatest of Mallory series, but it's certainly still a good read.

Monday, June 9, 2008


When I was little, my father would never take a picture of us sleeping. It makes him uncomfortable. We weren't allowed to wear black either. That's reserve for when someone died. The sleeping picture...well. it reminds him too much of the practice of when they used to take picture of dead people. What was the term for that practice?

I like taking pictures of my children at any stage. I'm not superstitious. Much.
Currently reading Omega Sol by Scott McKay and Captive of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey, and over a dozen books more. I'm enjoying these books. What are you reading lately?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wordless & Two-Word Meme

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Got this meme from Booshay. It seems fun, so I'm doing it.

I'm tagging:
Cathy, Liza, Lolli, Carlota, Ghee, Vhiel, Witchy, Hailey, Loloy, Myende, and Steve and Emz

What to do?
Copy and answer the question using only two words. Link back to me and be sure to let me know when you've done the tag so I can visit you.

1. Where is your cell phone? in bag
2. Where is your significant other? right here
3. Your hair? very straight
4. Your mother? always there
5. Your father? fun, fair
6. Your favorite thing? reading books
7. Your dream last night? chocolate cake
8. Your favorite drink? Mr. Pibbs
9. Your dream/goal? everyone here
11. Your hobby? reading, baking
12. Your fear? snakes, cockroach
13. Where you want to be in 6 years? slim, travelling
14. Where were you last night? right here
15. What you're not? mountain climber
16. Muffins? not now
17. One of your wish list items? European tour
18. Where you grew up? Mindanao, Philippines
20. What are you wearing? gi, shirt
21. Your TV? off now
22. Your pets? 4 dogs
23. Your computer? fast desktop
24. Your life? never boring
25. Your mood? satisfied, relaxed
26. Missing someone? whoever's away
27. Your car? Chevy Astro
28. Something you're not wearing? thong bikini
29. Favorite store? Barnes bookstore
30. Your summer? planned trips
31. Like someone? for sure
32. Your favorite color? red, black
33. When is the last time you laughed? just now
34. Last time you cried? two days
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Currently reading: Omega Sol by Scott Mackay. Military personnel made it to the moon now. There's some suspicious activity with this shinny sphere. I think I love sci-fi now.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wordless: Fans

My daughter getting a signed picture from Hermoine of Harry Potter series.

Finishing Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran. This is a book I won at Ann Aguirre What a great book, and what a journey this has been. My son tore the back cover off, and I glued it back. If it doesn't offend people, I'll probably post it for free at this site.

Don't forget to check out other free books posted right now at ♥ available books. You'll be glad you did. *wink*

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Currently reading: Omega Sol by Scott Mackay. I'm on chapter 7 and cannot wait to find out what is this strange shinny sphere that just landed on the moon.