Monday, February 17, 2014
My husband is not the type who wants to wear jewelries and accessories. Yes, he is that simple. If there's one jewelry that I can ask him to wear, that would have to be our wedding ring; although that, too, is something I would sometimes need to remind him about. Anyway, speaking of my husband, I realized we've been married for almost seven years already. The other day, I jokingly hinted at him that since he did not give me anything on Valentine's Day (he's not the showy or mushy type), the seven years of our marriage very well deserve a Scott Kay wedding band as our anniversary gift for each other this year. Thankfully (not really sure why I said 'thankfully'), he didn't really say No to this suggestion. I thought I should at least feel a pang of hope but he only said to wait another 18 years. LOL. By then, I'm sure I would already have a different wish. Seriously, I'm really not that materialistic; although I also wouldn't mind being spoiled sometimes. I'm already happy we stuck together - for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health.
Today, I'm happy I've had the chance to send my little girl off to school. Rarely do I get the chance to do this because of my work schedule. This is why whenever I would enjoy a day off from work because of a holiday or a service incentive leave, I would always want to spend it by making time with my daughter. When she woke up this morning, she was so happy to see me. At first, she thought it's still a weekend (and that's because she found me not in a rush to go to work) that she refused to prepare to go to school. She eventually complied after I've explained to her that it's a Monday and that her mom is just enjoying a holiday off. Thanks to Presidents Day, I'm so glad to have enjoyed long weekends at home with the family. Tomorrow is going to be a lot different than today, though; but no matter how busy the rest of the week would turn out for me, I think I am already prepared for it. After all, I have already recharged myself for a couple of days. Bring it on, yeah!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
While commuting on my way home from work, I overheard two passengers talking about their upcoming graduation and how eager they were to attend their Graduation Ball and Ring Hop. They were talking about what to wear to the ball and where they would like to order their class rings from. Someone mentioned that her mom (a nurse abroad) had already ordered at Joy Jewelers and had already scheduled a flight to be with her on her Ring Hop and graduation. How touching! Suddenly, I remembered about my very own class ring which I pawned at a jewelry store (now this is a bit embarrassing) when I was still starting out on my very first job. Oh, I vowed to forget all about it but now I'm accidentally walking down that part of Memory Lane again. I needed extra money then and thought I could get it back within a month or two. Unfortunately, for some reason (and it's a long story which also boils down to financial reasons and a personal choice of priorities), I was not able to redeem it. Nevertheless, if that said class ring would still be with me up until now, I know it would really need some resizing so it would fit my ring finger; although if I were to go back and decide again, I wouldn't let go of my class ring for sentimental reasons. After all, it was my father who paid for it. I told him it would be a great graduation gift for me which he also agreed. How I missed wearing that class ring now! I know I should have cherished and taken cared of it. I would have thought of other ways other than leaving it unclaimed at the jewelry store. Anyway, as my husband was always telling me, there's no room for regrets. That's just jewelry and I already learned my lesson after that. I'll just wish my co-passengers well on their graduation and hope that they will be able to get their dream jobs afterwards.
Today, I'm glad I'm already home when the rain started to fall. How long ago has it been since the last storm? Our country is now again passed by a new typhoon called Basyang. It's Signal #2 here in our region as I am writing this. Hopefully, this storm signal will not be raised any further a few hours from now. It's raining here and a bit windy. Glad I still have Internet at this time. I thought I need to catch up on my blogging itineraries because there's a good chance that we will have no electricity tomorrow. I hope and pray that the storm will leave us peacefully, quietly, and with zero to less damage or casualties.