Friday, May 30, 2008

What (or Who) is Mercy? And can you guess what this is?
Stories and photos once I get back. Laters!


Seeing Red

Thursday, May 29, 2008

(This is gross if you're a boy. But if you're a girl, I know you understand me.)

I have been wondering why I have been suffering from a terrible headache since yesterday. Sure, I cried my heart out two days ago. And I feel really depressed because of my loss. But I was not convinced that those were the culprit. And then last night, I discovered, the red flag is up! So that's the culprit! And to make things worse, I am suffering from dysmenorrhea. *sigh* It is expected because suffering from it has been a monthly thing. However, I am very much annoyed by it because it immobilizes me. I am still trying to find my balance again but here's something to make things worse. Or maybe better. See, I have been wallowing on anger. This physical pain keeps my mind off my emotion. LOL!

Basically, dysmenorrhea is defined as "painful menstruation". Symptoms include cramps in the lower abdomen. The pain can be continuous or comes and go. It sometimes extends to the lower back and legs. It can be accompanied by other "discomforts", in my case, a lingering headache. It affects my moods and appetite too. For me, it usually lasts a day. It should be because
I am hoping to go somewhere new tomorrow. It is unexpected and I hope that I will have a grand time. :)

Have a lovely Friday!



Wednesday, May 28, 2008


5' 9"

That's how tall my little girl will likely be at 18 years old. Yikes!

I used the Child Height Predictor-Child Height Calculator tool available at the ParentCenter. com. It asked for the sex, age, current weight and height of kid and parents' respective heights. The result was, as I stated, a whooping 5 feet and 9 inches! " This prediction is a "best guess" but it's still just that -- a guess. Based on the formula we used* there is a 50 percent chance that your girl's full-grown height will be within 0.7 inches (above or below) of this prediction, and a 90 percent chance that it will be within 1.7 inches."

I am just 5'5" and his Dad is 5'9". She *might* inherit his height. I might be reprimanding a girl taller than me for coming home late 13 years from now! LOL!



I am very much overwhelmed by the sympathy and love of the people I care for. They've shown concern and expressed comfort. Thank you so much! I am on leave and I have been talking with my online friends. They have been a good company and they kept me sane. Thanks from the bottomest of my heart!

Wes is already home and I am sooo glad to have him around again. It surely is comforting to be loved despite of my shortcomings. And he really knows me. He got me chocolates! And some hair products. :D

Anyways, things are getting better. I am feeling better. And I know I can sleep better tonight because my soul mate is beside me.


It's a Sad Day

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

And I blogged about it here. Now, this is a test of faith for me. Do I still see life as a blessing? YES! It was just a material thing. And I am very much blessed with so many wonderful people who were there to comfort me. Even people I have not talked to for quite some time. And like what many of them said, it is just a thing. The health and well-being of my family is far more important than the phone.

But I still feel sad. I tithe, I help the needy. I give unselfishly. I regularly attend Masses. I always pray. I
've been good. I think I've been good. But why did it happen to me? Why me?

And I remember Job. He was a super goody person and yet, super bad things happened to him and his family and properties. I remember the saints. All them suffered, many of them died because of sickness. Or were persecuted. Even Jesus, God's Son, suffered.

Who am I then, to question my suffering?


More of Me

You can also visit me in the following blogs:

A LIFE IN BLOOM - My oldest blog which used to showcase my digital scrapbook pages. These days, it's where I rant and rave and share about anything and everything under the sun.

DIGISCRAPTOLOGY - I am a struggling artist and this is my scrap blog. It is there where I share a few of my digital scrapbook layouts, my latest additions to my scrapbooking stash and book collection, sales and freebie alerts, as well as news around the digiscrapping land. Recently, I have started my Photo Freedom Journey which I deem to be important for me to become an efficient memory recorder.


Because I am Getting Impatient

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I have been working on this blog's template to no avail. My widgets get lost once I upload a new template and I know this was going to happen. I tried reverting to the old template last night then uploading a new one but those widgets were not reappearing. I decided to just leave it as it is and slept. I tried again tonight but voila! It won't upload a template! I am getting impatient by the minute and I don't like what I see when I view the blog. *sigh* Off I go again, hoping that tomorrow night, I can get lucky.

Good night all and have a lovely week ahead!


Is Your House Big?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I have not introduced the concept of rich-poor to my 5-year old girl. Nor did Wes. We have more important stuff to discuss like being obedient and kind and eating your vegies. I was surprised then when she asked me early this month whether were poor or rich. It was because her teacher asked them all whether they're poor or rich. Her answer? We're poor. :D It's a complicated thing but I tried explaining to her about us being in the middle class.

Anyways, this morning, over breakfast, I told her about my planned lunch date with her Ninang Marijo. She is a super close friend of ours. Here goes our conversation:
Me: Lunch kami ni Ninang Marijo mamaya. (Ninang Marijo and I will have lunch later.)
Her: Saan? (Where?)
Me: Sa Jollibee! (At Jollibee!)

(Now, if you're a Filipino, you know that Jollibee is a very famous with kids. It's a magic word. Blame it on TV commercials that depict Jollibee as heaven on Earth for kids because of its kiddie meals and toys. You can make a naughty girl like mine become sweet and extra nice. But no, she did not show disappointment when I told her that we're going there.)

Her: OK. Buy me spaghetti na lang. (OK. Just buy me spaghetti then.)
Me: Naku, wala akong pera for spaghetti. (Oh, I have no money for spaghetti.)
Her: Ah. Si Ninang na lang. (Ah. Then it's Ninang then.)
Me: Wala din money si Ninang. (Ninang has no money too.)
Her: (Surprised) Ha? Malaki ang house ni Ninang pero wala siyang money??? (Ninang's house is big and yet she has no money???)

Again, I am telling you that I did not teach me daughter that concept. She got it somewhere. Or maybe she came up with that all by herself. But I definitely did not teach her the concept that rich people live in big house while poor people live in small houses like ours. However, her line definitely made my day! I shared it with her Ninang and we both had a good laugh!

Anyways, here is a photo of the famous Ninang with a big house but got no money and her ever smart god daughter.



Friday, May 23, 2008

And welcome to my blog! Thanks to Ate JennyL for being so persistent in convincing me to have my very own domain.

So why did I name this as "Because Life is a Blessing"? Because life is indeed a BLESSING! I know that it is. I have been taught that it is. But this time, I want to be reminded always that life in general is a blessing. Despite the hardships and trials and limitations (and some annoying people), life and being alive is a great blessing. I am blessed in many countless ways. And in this blog, I will share how much I am blessed. There will be rants along the way. But they are part life and life is still a blessing despite them. :)


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