Holy Moly

The only plan we made for this Holy Week is that we’ll stay home and enjoy the 4 day weekend. Well “enjoy” was replaced with recovery. Dan was in David’s words “stuck in bed” Wednesday night and the whole Thursday because of flu-like symptoms. Thankfully he got better on Friday. Friday morning though David was hot and his temp was 37.9. He drank Tempra which brought the fever down though as I write this now David’s temperature has shot up to 39.3 again. Tempra is keeping it at just 38 so Dan and I are alarmed. I gave David a cold sponge bath which didn’t really help seeing that his fever is still high. It’s just the 2nd day so we’re monitoring and praying the fever breaks soon.


Noah is still good save for a few ant bites on his face and body. Yes Ant Bites! He’s itchy but he’s not sick and I am keeping it that way. We are targeting to gain 1 lb in 1-2 months and if he gets sick we’ll be back to Noah being just 7.8 kilos. The boy is long but he is light. His pedia and endocrinologist though would like for him to gain a pound lang so Noah won’t have a hard time with his therapy and to also prevent issues like diabetes, which people with DS are predisposed to have.

As for me, I’m still ok. I rarely get sick. I don’t know why but maybe it’s the Lord’s way of allowing me to be able to take care of the family when everyone is out of commission. Pero Lord, pahingi namang extra health din. Please?

But seriously I would love for the viruses and germs to take a break. Our family is always down with something. I am sick of the family being sick. And Dan, we really need to schedule your executive check-up ASAP.

Haaay. Hope your easter holidays are faring better.


Oooh Monday

As much as I hate cliches, Monday always brings with it a certain heaviness that I can’t seem to shake off. Even if the weekend was productive and restful, whenever Monday rolls in I feel bleeeech.

Do you feel that way too? I would love to hear from those who embrace a new week with enthusiasm as I really need help in brushing off the Monday blues.

For now, I console myself with powerful positive rah-rah-rah quotes. Fight!!!




Plot Twist!!! Happy(?!) Monday everyone :)

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I've always been a fan of the Mind Museum and I've written about them a number of times here at the blog. So I was thrilled when I got to go to the Mind Museum's Media and Family Day last March 22, 2014.  I was excited most of all for David who is at that age where every other sentence that he says begins with a "Why....?????" The event began at 1 pm and we were ushered into a hall where there were lots of booths that showcased the different upcoming exhibits and summer activities of the … [Continue reading]

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I've had the same mobile number for 12 years I think. It's seen me through a number of phones and it's become the number of our side business too.  I've always thought about switching but I only want to do it because a plan fits our family budget. I've always been tempted to get a  new number and a new plan because of a new phone (hello iPhone 5!) but the practical side of me (meron pala ako nun) has always won. I really don't need to add a cost of almost 2k to our family's monthly expenses just … [Continue reading]