XX number of posts done, 0 to go. Woohoo zero work backlog. (Naka ng toots!)
Now I’m so ready to begin my internet fasting in a few hours. May we all take time and have this opportunity to reflect and internalize the true meaning of the Lenten season…more than the vacation and relaxation we’re all excited about.
See you on…Wednesday next week, perhaps. I’ll be back with lots of stories and pictures about our Easter Monday vacation in Laiya.
Note to my “online bosses”: Please feel free to leave assignments in my online work tray. Rest assured that I’ll do them upon my return.
Today’s my last day of work for this week. Before I start my internet fasting tomorrow, I
wish to need to finish all of my pending online assignments so I can go on with my lenten sacrifice with zero backlogs. Half of my pending now are Odesk tasks and as it has been due for quite a few days now, it’s really important that I can submit them before the end of the day.
Aside from that, I’ll also be doing some online errands like pay bills and look for discount auto insurance on the web. Wish me luck and I hope that I’ll be able to finish all these commitments within the day.
Note to Asher: My baby, please bear with Mommy for today. I promise to attend to your demands full time starting tomorrow. Take it easy, ha? “Wag munang masyadong maka-Mommy today”. I love you, anak!
Two things that I look forward to in the next coming days are 1.) my sister’s family’s arrival this Friday and 2.) our Acuatico family getaway next Monday. Woot! *Doing a kilig-kilig dance over here*
I’m readying myself for yet again another series of balikbayan box diving and delving. But more than that, seriously, the whole family’s anxiously waiting for their homecoming as it’ll be Lauren Leela’s first ever vacation here in the country. It’ll also be the first time that the two grand kids in my side of family to meet and be together that will surely swell the grandparents’ hearts with so much love and joy. I just hope that Asher will be less possessive by then and that he’ll allow me to carry and cuddle his cousin even for just a short time.
I’m feeling so summer-y already with our upcoming Acuatico trip. I have all our swimming essentials checked: rash guards, swimming diapers and beach toys for the little one; new boardshorts for the husband and a new tankini for me! (Special thanks to my Mareng Ena for the gift). I’ve also double checked the van’s mechanical breakdown insurance as Laiya is quite far and a safe and comfortable road trip is what any traveler would want. I can’t wait to have a dip in the infinity pool, play with Asher in the sand, stroll along the beach and relax in the cozy and elegant rooms of the resort.
Despite my piling online writing assignments, I had a very laid back weekend recently. I initially scheduled and even conditioned my mind that I’d be having a hectic online weekend hours but miraculously I managed to mellow it out and busied myself bonding with my boys, just lounging and napping our Sunday noon away. It feels great and rejuvenating and even though I’m practically huffing and puffing now as it’s already crunch time with nearing deadlines and all, nothing beats the relaxation that the weekend brought me. It was also a sort of preparation for my self as I’ll be totally going offline this coming Holy Thursday until Black Saturday for my Lenten sacrifice. It’ll not be just internet-less days but I will be totally staying away from my laptop on those days. For a person who can’t go on a day without opening the laptop, checking the online world for money earning opportunities, this is a huge challenge. But in the spirit of Lent, I am heeding the Church’s call to do technology fasting (give up the internet, in my case) and spend more time in finding my self and reflect.
So there keber muna sa opps..anyway, it’s just three days and I know that the fruits of my sacrifice will be more worthwhile and rewarding.
If you’ve been frequenting my Parrot on a Porch blog, then you would have known already that our dear Little Mansion is nearing its completion stage. And because of that, I’ve never been more excited about the big move, shopping home stuffs and the idea of having our own home than now. The excitement has also influenced my routines and interests now as I more likely read sites having to do with home and living, interior design and inspirations and even home maintenance topics. I’ve also just bought a book about good housekeeping tips. This interest has also made me familiarized with certain home cleaning techniques and services like what a Seattle pressure washing company provides. We surely have known about the “Mr. Eletrolux guy” who would knock our doors decades ago and offer their vacuum cleaning services. But this pressure washing company is entirely different as they employ a different kind of cleaning technology, an Eco-friendly one. For actual pictures of how they do it, click here. They use a specialized equipment that enables them to recycle and reuse water thus, saving huge amounts of it. Their special cleaning formula do not also involve any harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment but leaves your property so squeaky clean.
Should you wish to know more about this pressure washing technology, read more here.