Archive for August, 2007

Balancing Act

Posted in Aussie Life, Home Front, Mommy Diaries, Ramblings on 30 August 2007 by Leah

Gah! So many things to do but so little time! My life right now is one massive balancing act. I’ve got so many projects that are in the works right now, plus I’m trying to cram in as many articles for those occasional paying opportunities. Oh, and yes, I am still a full-time mother and wife. That’s a whole lot to juggle especially when you’ve got chores to do as well.

I wish I could say I was Wonder Woman or some heroine of that sort so that I can accomplish more in a day. But frankly, I do feel there really isn’t enough time to do all these things. 😦

Alright, got to get back to work. Precious time is wasted with these ramblings! 😛


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What the… ?!?

Posted in TV and Film on 28 August 2007 by Leah

I haven’t been a fan of beauty pageants of late but this one got my attention when they featured it on Rove last Sunday. You have got to watch this.

click to watch miss south carolina fumble

Ano daw? I couldn’t get her point. Can you? She was going around in circles the whole time.

Alright, let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. I suppose she must have been terribly nervous at the time, hence, the fumble. I mean I, for one, personally hate speaking in front of a huge crowd. I know lots of people do. But candidates in this type of competition surely must have had enough practice to have that presence of mind. Then again, in Miss South Carolina’s case, maybe not. 😛

I guess the kicker here is that inspite of making that boo-boo on international TV, she still managed to bag third place in the pageant. Imagine that! Now I reckon it’s the judges who do not have the ‘presence of mind.’ Pun definitely intended. 😀

Happy 2 years!

Posted in Family, Home Front, Relationships on 26 August 2007 by Leah

Lots of happy stuff for this month, eh? Well, exactly two years ago on this day, J and I said our I-do’s in front of a judge at Parañaque City Hall. At that time, I remember we were still in the thick of things, preparing for our church wedding later that year.

Erin-less days

We decided just to stay home because Erin was feeling restless (she really must be teething now). J and I were supposed to go out for lunch and leave Erin with my sister-in-law. Instead, we’re buying take-away food at one of our favorite restaurants and invited J’s sister and her family over.

Not at all romantic I know. But I guess those dates may have to wait, at least until Erin’s a bit bigger and easier to handle when left with others. Ah yes, such is life. 🙂

Happy 5 months!

Posted in Erin Chloe, Family, Home Front, Mommy Diaries on 20 August 2007 by Leah

The little girl turned five months last Saturday. Has it really been five months now since she was born into this world?

cutie Erin

She’s grown up a lot in that short span of time.

  • She can roll over on to her tummy very easily, with little or no help from us. Getting back to lie on her back is still a bit more difficult for her.
  • She is more vocal than ever. By this I mean, she  loves to shout and scream and make all kinds of noise. I suppose she is into exploring sounds these days.
  • Aside from sound, Erin is very much into exploring through touch. She will grab anything placed near her and bring them to her mouth. I think this is because she may also be teething.
  • Her hair is getting pretty long, and therefore, unruly. Those Goody barrettes are the greatest! 😀
  • Erin is more sociable as well.  By just throwing her a big smile, she will also do the same. Sometimes, we are rewarded with giggles.
  • She’s starting to sleep better too, especially at night. Thank God! No need to explain this one. 🙂
  • Erin’s more aware of her surroundings now. She knows when I’ve left the room. Sometimes I think she’s starting to develop separation anxiety. 😦

Babies grow up so fast! They are amazing, I tell you. They can surprise you every now and then. More often than not, these surprises are just a delight.

Scrappy me?

Posted in Digiscrapping Adventures, Mommy Diaries, Techie Stuff on 16 August 2007 by Leah

Well, well, well… Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d give digiscrapping a go. I suppose the creative bug bit me this morning and I soon found myself buried in tons of paper, embellishments and alpha’s. This online tutorial also made it sound pretty easy so I finally gave in. While Erin was napping away, I took the golden opportunity and by late afternoon, I came up with this…

my first LO

Credits: Urban Kiwi Kit; felt ribbon from 2006 Seasonal Sampler. All from

Okay, it ain’t much, being a novice and all. But I’d love it if you can honestly tell me what you think of it. 🙂

No Need for Jenny Craig

Posted in Aussie Life, Family, Home Front, Mommy Diaries, Ramblings on 16 August 2007 by Leah

Want to lose weight fast? These are the things that I would suggest you to do:

  • Live overseas.
  • Get pregnant and have fussy baby.
  • Make sure to breastfeed, if possible 100% of the time.
  • By fussy baby I mean no decent sleep, continuous for at least six months.
  • Don’t forget to do all the household chores as well.
  • It worked for me! 😛 I am now down to 50 kilos which is even less than my pre-pregnancy weight (I was 54 Kilos when we found out we were expecting Erin.) so I can fit into my old jeans once again. By the way, 50 Kilos was my weight when I was a fresh college graduate. And no matter how much food I eat now, I can’t seem to put on any weight back on.

    The sad part about all this is that my wedding ring keeps falling off from my ring finger especially when my hands are wet. I have to wear it now on my middle finger to keep it from slipping off and eventually losing it. Sometimes, I just leave it to J when I’m about to take a shower for safe-keeping. Occasionally I forget to get the ring back from him and he has two wedding rings on his hand! 🙂

    Alright, wanna try out my weight loss program? Let me know if it works out the same way for you as it did for me. Good luck! 😉

    Just got in

    Posted in Books, Family, Home Front on 13 August 2007 by Leah

    Look what came in the mail for me today…


    Well, better late than never. 🙂 I’m not much of an HP fan but this was sold on eBay at a real low price and I couldn’t let it get away. Anyway, I don’t intend to read it just yet. I need to read a couple more from the series first. The last one I read was Prisoner of Azkaban. I know, I have a lot of catching up to do! Meanwhile, all this HP hoopla has got J very intrigued and curious about it. I think he might give it a go to see what all this madness is about. 🙂