December 26, 2015

My Very Special Pet

We are a family who loves dogs.  It was a long journey before I finally agreed to have a shih-tzu pet inside the house.  My kids knew for a fact that I love to stay in a clean, neat and organized home and at first, I was thinking that this is not possible to achieve having a pet dog inside the house.  They promised to look after him and that they won't let the house gets messy because of him, but still I was reluctant.  My daughter was begging to have one actually.  This was her dream.  Because I love her, I finally agreed on one condition.... that she will keep the promise of not letting the house becomes messy.

Those were the days, now this shih-tzu became my own baby.  I love him a lot and I am personally taking care of him.  I couldn't explain everything he does for me in this post but one thing is for sure, I adore him and he is my stress reliever.  There are numerous times that I have proven this to myself. I am very easy to get annoyed and irritated but every time I see him staring at me as if telling me to cheer up, I would instantly go back to my cheerful state and would later find out that I am already playing with him.

This doll gives me company when I'm alone in the house and entertains me with all his sweet little gestures.  Pets are gifts from above.  I believe they were created by God to let us feel unconditional love. 

I remember my daughter always telling me... "Mom, you can always buy a dog but you can never buy the wag of it's tail".

What's New This Christmas?

We celebrate Christmas almost the same way every year. Exchanging of gifts on Christmas Eve, eating a simple and yet special dishes that we prepare for our Noche Buena, attending mass, receiving relatives at home, giving cash gift to kids and of course, watching movie right on Christmas Day followed by a simple dinner in a restaurant of our choice.  This has been a routine every year. However this time around, there is something new and that is celebrating the holidays with hubby. He wasn't home at Christmas every year because of his job overseas and this is the only time that we are able to be with him on most occasions including our wedding anniversary which happens to be on December as well.

Excited as he was, he was very busy preparing his gifts for the traditional exchange gifts at home and it was really fun especially when we revealed to him hat he needs to buy some gifts for our pets.

He also prepared a simple dinner all by himself.  He doesn't want us to assist him actually, he said it would be his pleasure to do this for us.

Overall, it was really fun to have him around.  My daughter Mika was laughing non stop.  Too sad that our son Edmar wasn't able to celebrate with us as he is currently out of the country but we are all looking forward to see him in flesh very soon.

Aside from the fact that we are very happy with all our construction projects going on right now for the home improvement, what makes us happier is the fact that we had the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with him. Such is in itself...a gift.

Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2015

Neighborhood Noise

Dealing with noise in the neighborhood seems to be alarming especially for people like me who works at home.  Aside from occasional writing tasks, I also have online classes at night and it is during this time of the day that neighbors are having parties at home, thus the noise.  Just the other day, one of the neighbors had their office Christmas party held at their house and as expected, they use a sound system with all those speakers and amplifiers.  Aside from that, they hired a party host who uses shotgun mics and as a result, the entire neighborhood is super noisy.  I'm having online classes at that time and I canceled all my classes as I find it to be not conducive to learning.  As a result, I lost my income for that day.

Well, I couldn't do anything but to bear with the situation.  I am not sure whether there is a law that prohibits company parties to be held at residential areas so I just have to live with it.  It seems that my neighbors love to hold parties at home.  I remembered the same neighbor to have held her daughter's debut party at home too.  Well, I didn't give them the same problem as my daughter's 18th birthday party was held in a hotel.  That was my personal choice though and we couldn't expect everyone to do the same.  Nonetheless, dealing with neighborhood noise is a common problem now a days, I remembered seeing a post on FB of one person complaining about the excessive use of videoke in their neighborhood almost everyday.  Luckily that I don't have to face the same problem daily. Hopefully, these issues can be resolved amicably to avoid further complications.

Have you experienced the same too?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...