Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 2019 Goals

Hello April! It's my birthday month.



First, let's review March 2019 Goals:
  • Prepare my hospital bag. Done - March 6
  • Notify SSS of maternity leave. Done - March 1
  • Talk to my employer about maternity benefits. Done - March 4
  • Stay physically active and eat healthy. I tried.
  • Remake photos when I was pregnant with Chloe. Done.
  • Invite my sister and mom when I give birth. My sister Sha visited me a day after giving birth to Coffee.
  • Educate myself more about breastfeeding. Joined Breastfeeding Pinagy FB group.
  • Attend church, BS and Dgroup while I still can; because when I give birth - I might be on leave for awhile. I tried my best. We were still able to attend marriage seminar few days before I gave birth to Coffee.
  • Read More Than a Carpenter book by Josh McDowell. Failed. :(
  • Spend more time with Chloe before the new baby comes out. Done. Went to park few times.
  • Take lots of pictures specially now that my tummy is big (for remembrance). Enough pics.
  • Learn additional 5 Spanish sentences. Failed. Forgot about this.
  • Decide on what recipe should I try and master. Buttery corn with shrimp. Have to try cooking that soon.
  • Search fabric scrap ideas. Saved DIY videos from Youtube.
  • Pray for home-based job while I'm on maternity leave. I prayed about this and still contemplating on the idea.

So here's for April 2019 Goals:
  • Rest and recover well.
  • Exclusively breastfeed Coffee.
  • Simple thanksgiving for Chloe's 9th birthday.
  • Meet Ate Pretty here in QC.
  • Do online selling.
  • Create an accessory from fabric scrap.
  • Learn additional 5 Spanish sentences.
  • Read More Than a Carpenter book by Josh McDowell.
  • Visit my sister Sha's place.
  • Simple thanksgiving for my 32nd birthday.
On my calendar this month:
  • Chloe's 9th birthday
  • My 32nd birthday
How about you? Do you have goals and plans for this month? Wanna share?

Friday, March 1, 2019

March 2019 Goals

Hello March. Summer is officially here!


Let me go back to my February 2019 goals first.
  • Less screen time and devote more time with the Lord. (But I know should improve more on this.)
  • Practice spiritual discipline: attend Sunday service, Dgroup and Bible study. In this way, I could share the gospel more effectively, finish GLC and would have a clear direction from God where to volunteer. These 3 things are on my 19 in 2019. (I was able to go to church on Sundays, and attend Dgroup even though there were times Duz didn't go with us.)
  • Read More Than a Carpenter book by Josh McDowell. (Not yet so I'm moving this to March goals)
  • Stay physically active during my 8th month of pregnancy. (Yah. I tried. Not very much but I still tried.)
  • File SSS maternity leave.  (Not yet 😑. I went to SSS but there's a lacking document so I have to go back.)
  • Find a reliever who will replace me while I'm on maternity leave. (Our secretary will be my reliever.)
  • Be effective at work that they will miss me while I'm on maternity leave. 😉 (I believe I tried my best.)
  • Ultrasound and give the result to our Dgroup so they would know the gender. (Done and the surprise gender reveal was one for the books.)
  • Remake photos when I was pregnant with Chloe. (Not yet. Gotta do this soon.)
  • Buy hand-me-down newborn stuff. (Two friends gave me baby stuff. Thank you Lord. I just need to buy few essential things.)
  • Browse home-based jobs. (Yes. Actually, I got 2 offers for part-time homebased jobs. The problem is, I do not have a laptop or desktop and internet connection. So I'm really praying and thinking about it.)
  • Spend more time with Chloe by bringing her to the park. (I wasn't able to bring her to the park but I tried to spend more time with her - just the 2 of us.)
  • Take lots of pictures specially now that my tummy is big (for remembrance). (Actually, I have more photos last January than February.)
  • Be thoughtful to those who are celebrating (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) this month. (Small effort like greetings and gifts.)
  • Learn at least 10 new Spanish words. (I learned 5 sentences but will study more.)
  • Decide on what recipe should I try and master. (I'm still not sure what recipe I want to try. I want Spanish cuisine like paella but haven't tried it yet.)
  • Simple celebration on our 11th couple anniversary. (Done. Check it here.)

So here's for March 2019 Goals:
  • Prepare my hospital bag.
  • Notify SSS of maternity leave.
  • Talk to my employer about maternity benefits.
  • Stay physically active and eat healthy.
  • Remake photos when I was pregnant with Chloe.
  • Invite my sister and mom when I give birth.
  • Educate myself more about breastfeeding.
  • Attend church, BS and Dgroup while I still can; because when I give birth - I might be on leave for awhile.
  • Read More Than a Carpenter book by Josh McDowell.
  • Spend more time with Chloe before the new baby comes out.
  • Take lots of pictures specially now that my tummy is big (for remembrance). 
  • Learn additional 5 Spanish sentences.
  • Decide on what recipe should I try and master.
  • Search fabric scrap ideas.
  • Pray for home-based job while I'm on maternity leave.
On my calendar this month:
  • Baby Coffee's arrival.
How about you? Do you have goals and plans for this month?

DuzEm's 11th Jowanniversary



February 25, 2008 when Duz and I became a couple.

So this year, we are celebrating our 11th Jowanniversary.


We just bought a cake and made our coffee at home. For me, it's a perfect match.


Parang si Duz yung coffe - strong. Ako yung cake, pa-sweet lang. Char! 😅


Excuse my bare face specially my big nose. 😆😆😆