Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie First Birthday tickers

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July

Wow. It's been almost two weeks since my last post. I am getting L-A-Z-Y! Well, sort of lazy ... it's been busy but I really should find time to blog. The days are just going by so quickly and the last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activities. For starters, Gail and her family were with us and although we didn't get to spend most days together (we were at work and they were at the theme parks), we did manage to have a couple of evenings together. I loved coming home to a full house and having dinner ready =) And of course there was the one night we took them out to dinner at Lucille's, and the other night, they took us out to dinner at Benihana's.

July is also birthday month galore. My hubby celebrates his birthday on the 17th. So does my brother-in-law, Jay. this year they had two separate parties. Jojo treated the family to dinner at Buca di Beppo while Jay had a Hawaiian themed dinner at home. On July 18th was my niece, Danni's, second birthday and she had a swimming party at their place in Cerritos. On the 21st was my other niece's, Maddie's, sixth birthday and we had a dimsum party for her. The 25th is also dad's birthday so we attended a special mass for him. Also, over the weekend, our family friend Mye had a baby shower, and I had a mini-reunion with some high school friends who live on the west coast. It was really nice to catch up with Lei, Jacqui, Mich, Rach and their families. We had a nice lunch at Salo-salo Grill in Glendale which ended past 3 pm (that's how much talking we did!). It was a bit surreal to see them since the last time I did was probably back in high school! I am so glad we are planning another reunion, this time in the Bay Area to include the others who were not able to make it (Monse, Biggs, Gina, etc.).

Work-wise it's been hectic too. We have a huge deadline this coming Sept 15th (we knew it was coming and have preparing for it since May). But all of a sudden we are gripped with a sense of urgency since it is just 6 weeks away. How can it already be the "ber" months?! Also, we have a huge career fair on campus this Thursday and are ultra BUSY making sure everything goes well. Fingers crossed! Jojo's new job is going well. He is so BUSY though which I guess is the trade-off. So far, so good though. He's enjoying the challenge and is psyched to have this opportunity. I'm glad.

On the homefront, we were suppose to get the house fumigated this weekend but may have to postpone it to the following weekend. Jojo is down with a nasty cold and there are just so many things to do before we can get the fumigation started. For one thing, we have to totally empty the fridge and freezer (we have two!). We have not gone grocery shopping for more than two weeks and are eating our way through all the stuff we have! But still, there's a long way to go! Before fumigation starts, we have to pack up all the food in the house, all our medicine, and all our toiletries and cosmetics. Then we need to make sure our valuables are secure since we will be leaving the house at the mercy of the exterminators. We need to call the gas company and make sure the turning off and turning back on of the gas coincides with the fumigation. Not to mention relocating to another place to live for 4 days. SO MUCH HASSLE! =(

Back home in Manila, I'm worrying because my guama has been hospitalized. I am hoping that all is well. I called her while she was confined and was glad I got to talk to her and cheer her up even just a bit. I hope that her fever abates and that she gets to go home soon. Hospitals are just so "argh!" and are no place for the sick (I really think they just make you sicker!). I can't help it - I worry about my mom, and brothers and sisters too - even when I tell myself not to, I can't help it! I know things will work out and we just have to have faith. But sometimes, being human means having doubts, and fears, and worrying. I just try not to let it consume me.

So, that's been my last two weeks. Time is going by so quickly but I can't say I have any regrets. I am just trying hard not to blink too much because there are too many awesome moments that yu don't want to miss anything! =)

4 comments:

joyeee said...

I could sense from reading your blog that you are so stressed... first of all, just to clear your head, all is well here at home. mom, and jim and juled are doing well. gwama just got out of the hospital today and she's fine. I'm doing good too but is tough waking up so ealry in the morning! haha (enough complaints) Just relax joey...I know its easier said than done. take it one step at a time. everything will fall in their proper places! :)

joyeee said...

I could sense from reading your blog that you are so stressed... first of all, just to clear your head, all is well here at home. mom, and jim and juled are doing well. gwama just got out of the hospital today and she's fine. I'm doing good too but is tough waking up so ealry in the morning! haha (enough complaints) Just relax joey...I know its easier said than done. take it one step at a time. everything will fall in their proper places! :)

leslie ty said...

Wow Jo! July was action packed for you =)
can you make kwento more about the ICA reunion? =)
I saw some pics already...it's the talk of the ICAns here in Manila =) We were so happy you guys got together there =)

Junarakasa said...

Thanks Joybee. I can always count on you! I super miss you and hanging out doing nothing! Wish you were here or I was there ... soon though! Take care =)

Les, the reunion was super fun but super bitin too. It's funny nga kasi I'm not that close to the ones who attended but that day parang we were all best friends (haha!). There is a 2nd reunion being planned for Oct in the Bay Area. I'm planning to go if Jojo and I get a long weekend off =) I think more people can make that one so hopefully it'll be just as fun =)