Monthly Archives: December 2016

28 December 2016

Words to Live by….

Unexpected generosity evokes gaiety and lightness like no other  …..

Today will be great if…

  1. I can come to the office on time ….
  2. I can feel better… and cast off this sick spell from me just about every Yuletide season 😦
  3. I can get my ride home fast… OS and I have a movie date 🙂

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) I don’t remember what day it was
    I didn’t notice what time it was
    All I know is that I fell in love with you
    And if all my dreams come true
    I’ll be spending time with you  Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) I Love You More Today than Yesterday cover by Spiral Staircase
  2. MMFF
  3. The Rogue One

Today was simply amazing because ….. 

  1. I feel a bit better today than yesterday…. coughing not as bad 🙂
  2. Free food and gifts kept coming ;D
  3. OS and I watched Saving Sally on lazyboys and we luv the movie and our seats 🙂

If…

  1. I left house 20 minutes earlier, I would have been on time coming to the office.
  2. M and R told me there is no more newspaper, I could have gotten it last night….
  3. OS calmly thinks of alternatives instead of reacting immediately, we would not be rushing inside the cinema catching our breaths and could have caught some trailers which I luv watching.

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27 December 2016

Words to Live by….

There is so much goodness all around us to miss it …..

Today will be great if…

  1. I can come to the office on time ….
  2. Traffic will be a breeze…
  3. I can come up with an arrangement with my brother  in going to the party …

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) She’s out of my life
    She’s out of my life
    And I don’t know whether to laugh or cry
    I don’t know whether to live or die
    And it cuts like a knife
    She’s out of my life Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) She’s Out of My Life, a Josh Groban cover of a Michael Jackson classic
  2. Another family gathering
  3. Coding ….

Today was simply amazing because ….. 

  1. I took the shuttle service in the village and got to sit in front 🙂
  2. I bravely faced my demon and paid the costly price of missing on a few centavos of payment 😦
  3. I finished up on the dog chores when I got home….
  4. I slept early as I need to catch up on sleep per doctor’s advice.
  5. I caught up with a friend at the terminal who told me how much she enjoys my FB postings of our Christmas celebration…. I was pleasantly surprised that such postings would make someone feel good 🙂

If…

  1. I was feeling better, I could have woke up earlier and not be late for work…
  2. H…. can be less self-absorbed, maybe things can be better …
  3. MD can complain less and not be negative, discussion can be more pleasant ….
  4. The party didn’t fall on a day when my car coding falls, we would have made it ….

Grateful for …..

  1. Free lunch courtesy of a colleague celebrating her birthday belatedly…
  2. The Red Ribbon cookies & cream mamon courtesy of a client served by the office.
  3. The thoughtful gift from a colleague with a generous spirit…

26 December 2016

Words to Live by….

Rest comes naturally to the weary ….

Today will be great if…

  1. I can treat the dogs for fleas…
  2. I can treat myself to the saloon…
  3. I can sleep early…

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)Last Christmas
    I gave you my heart
    But the very next day you gave it away.
    This year
    To save me from tears
    I’ll give it to someone special.Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Las Christmas by Wham (Tribute to the late George Michael)
  2. So little time…
  3. Sick 😦

Today was simply amazing because ….. 

  1. It’s a holiday and there is no work ;D
  2. I got to groom and treat the dogs …. just a few more …
  3. I got my complimentary hair treatment for a bungled hair job I recently got…. plus I got some more hair job and hand and feet pampering…
  4. The dinner of paksiw na lechon was surely comforting and delicious 🙂

If…

  1. ED can stay just a bit longer …..
  2. I started much earlier in my tasks, I could have finished all dogs and cleaned my bathroom 😦
  3. There was enough staff in the saloon, waiting time can be reduced…

Grateful for …..

  1. M & R are better in their tasks today ….
  2. K… for staying for the holidays …
  3. Time for myself ….

25 December 2016

Words to Live by….

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye….. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Today will be great if…

  1. I can do a little sprucing up of the house….
  2. Food will be enough, filling and enjoyed by all…
  3. The party would be an occasion to bond ….

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraid

    At Christmas time, we let in light and banish shade
    And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy                                                                                  Throw your arms around the world
    At Christmas time   Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Do They Know it’s Christmas by Band Aid

  2. Family reunion
  3. Christmas day!

Today was simply amazing because ….. 

  1. The home looked spruced up and ready for celebration with a bit of organization and hiding 😉
  2. We had one family gathering that is almost complete….was surprised someone I didn’t expect came.
  3. Food was a plenty….
  4. Exchanging gifts was taken over by the young ones ….

If…

  1. ED was home, Christmas would be more meaningful…
  2. I wasn’t so sick, I would be a better host.
  3. E… wasn’t so absorbed about going to their next destination, she could have enjoyed the moment more …

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24 December 2016

Words to Live by….

Everyone without exception is in need of a family to lean on.

Today will be great if…

  1. The family gathering would be fun and heart warming.
  2. We can go home early to prepare for ournown celebration at home.
  3. The simple fare and the family bonding would be the means to celebrate the real reason for the occasion….

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version)Said the night wind to the little lamb,
    do you see what I see
    Way up in the sky, little lamb,
    do you see what I see
    A star, a star, dancing in the night
    With a tail as big as a kite
    With a tail as big as a kite  Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) Do You Hear What I Hear cover by Carrie Underwood
  2. Family gathering
  3. Christmas eve
  4. Noche Buena

Today was simply amazing because ….. 

  1. We were early for the traditional family gathering 🙂
  2. An…. did her magic in the kitchen.
  3. We went to the Misa de Gallo together….

If…

  1. E… and daughters were not so demonstrative of their biases, I can be more pleasant…
  2. I can be more understanfing and accepting of people’s biases and swallow my pride to overlook these, relations can be better…
  3. More family members can come, it will be more fun…

Grateful for …..

  1. The ties that bind specially at this time…
  2. The thoughtful gifts
  3.  An… for taking it upon herself to the the de facto chef specially because I’m always sick around Christmas…

23 December 2016

Words to Live by….

Health is more valuable than any wealth …..

Today will be great if…

  1. I won’t be late for office.
  2. I can give my gift of love to others 🙂
  3. The caroling pack will be prepared by my household.
  4. Traffic wouldn’t be so bad…
  5. ED, MD and OS would buy my Christmas wish 😀

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) On the twelfth day of Christmas
    my true love sent to me:
    12 Drummers Drumming
    Eleven Pipers Piping
    Ten Lords a Leaping
    Nine Ladies Dancing
    Eight Maids a Milking
    Seven Swans a Swimming
    Six Geese a Laying
    Five Golden Rings
    Four Calling Birds
    Three French Hens
    Two Turtle Doves
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree  Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) 12 days of Christmas by Hooplakidz
  2. Colds and cough go away 😦
  3. Long weekend 🙂
  4. Christmas is sooo near 🙂

Today was simply amazing because ….. 

  1. I had a nice lunch party with the old and new staff …
  2. I got a nice message from our boss who appreciates our work and the staff I am mentoring.
  3. The advisory for our workshop came.

If…

  1. I left earlier, I would have made it to the office on time.
  2. That costly mistake didn’t come at this time, I would have a pleasant holiday…
  3. H…. would share the service fee, it would not hurt as bad as it does …
  4. I just sticked with the P2P bus, I would have gotten home much earlier..

Grateful for …..

  1. The gifts I got from near and far 🙂
  2. The appreciation from the boss.
  3. The light traffic going home.

22 December 2016

Words to Live by….

It feels great to give than receive …..

Today will be great if…

  1. I can come to the venue early….
  2. The party would be fun..
  3. Food will be sumptuous..
  4. I can manage to bring two big bagfuls of Christmas goodies ….

State of mind ….

  1. Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) We Three Kings
    We three kings of Orient are
    Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
    Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
    Following yonder star.  Musical Note Emoji (Symbola Version) We Three Kings cover by Rod Stewart and Mary J. Blige
  2. Happy 😀
  3. …but sick 😦

Today was simply amazing because ….. 

  1. Not tardy coz it’s our party ;D
  2. I made it to the shortest Christmas greeting in a contest for the longest greeting ;D
  3. The saloon owner giving me a compromise to tame the tangles of my hair that were not tamed by the recent hair treatment I got from them…. hope it works ….
  4. I got home early…

If…

  1. I was able to book an Uber or Grab car, I would have made it to the venue earlier and not miss the division presentation and J… spectacular presentation 😦
  2. I just added a few centavos to my deposit and H.. made her deposit earlier, that check would not have been returned.
  3. The hairdresser did not react negatively when i first came to show them the problem, I would not have lash out at her.
  4. If Manong Guard was at his post at the parking area, I could have given him a Christmas present….
  5. M and R … would snap out of their laziness, that would be the best gift they can give.

Grateful for …..

  1. Everything working out as I found a parking slot at ATC, got into a P2P bus and got a taxi.
  2. Shuttle ride to Alabang.
  3. ED being home….
  4. Falling asleep early ….. zzzzzz