Friday, March 30, 2012

A load of poop

On a regular day, Swe-cha and I take a walk outside after he wakes up from his afternoon nap.

Today, he felt differently and wanted to go outside BEFORE his nap. I think he actually only wanted to go out to the balcony and play there but I didn't want to let him do that because he might get overexcited and not nap at all so I said no.

We went to bed and got ready for his nap. He took 1 bottle of milk, then got up, pulled me towards the balcony door and I said no. He then ran around our 2nd floor back and forth between our 2 rooms.

Some time later, I caught him and brought him to bed again where he downed his 2nd bottle of milk. Afterwards, he tried to get me to open the balcony door again and I said no. He then ran around some more.

By this time it was around an hour after I first brought him upstairs for his nap and once again, I caught him and brought him to bed and he finished his 3rd bottle of milk (very unusual for him) and again, he tried to get me to open the balcony door and I said no.

While he went back to running around, I decided to lie down myself (I had been sitting on the bed waiting for him to come back before) and maybe sort of encourage him to nap as well. I felt/heard him running all over the place and coming near the bed each time. I didn't dare open my eyes.

Eventually, my nose caught a whiff.

Ayun pala, bastos na bata. He had gotten into the trash can and was bringing his dirty diapers (rolled naman) and were putting them ON MY PILLOW. 3 of the 5 diapers he put beside me were poopy ones. Is he trying to make a statement ? :P

Oh well. Time to change the sheets and maybe we should go back to using the Diaper Champ again.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tax Season

I knew I was postponing doing our taxes for good reason.

It turns out, I was right. I finally got around to doing our taxes because I didn't want to be experiencing issues when everybody else starts doing their taxes online by April 15 (deadline) and I realize now that I did a slight miscalculation when we paid estimated taxes for last year.

We owe $7.5k.

Okay, miscalculation might be an understatement.

Sigh, where to get 7.5k ? I'm just trying to stay positive now by dwelling on the up-side, that if we owe this much taxes, it means that we at least earned that much, right ? Am just wondering how/why I don't remember enjoying that last year ;)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


You know you frequent a store too much when you drop by one day to pick up some online orders, and the store associate declines to see your ID (they have to check) while saying,

"No need, I know you, I see you here a lot."

and then, 2 more associates w/in hearing range chime in...

"Oh yes, a lot!" (with a lot of emphasis on "lot" and nodding their heads at the same time)

I didn't know if I should be embarrassed or not. :P

Friday, March 9, 2012


I gave Tuna up when I got pregnant in 2009, haven't had it since.

I've missed you my old friend. Come and dance w/ my sinangag.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Defensive driver

I did our grocery shopping yesterday and since I didn't have anything lined up for the day & Swe-cha is in daycare, I had plenty of time to make my rounds of the shop (grabe, we were missing so staples at home already!) & drop by some suppliers to pick up stock for SavyMommy.

My day yesterday worked out so well that I'm wondering why I never thought of doing this before? Why did I always want to squeeze market day & SavyMommy errands in a few hours on a weekend morning ? I don't know what I was thinking.

I also passed by Toys R Us to buy a Little Tikes table & chairs set for Swe-cha (a gift from his A-i) and I just stuffed the huge box in the back of our SUV. I didn't realize, until yesterday, how much I actually use my rearview mirror until I felt the frustration of not being able to see out the whole window because the box was obstructing about 1/4 of it. My dad will be so proud of my driving skills.

As he always used to say during our driving lessons, "use your rearview and side mirrors, bagitong driver lang ang parating nakatingin sa harap, bagito ka ba ?" and just to make sure, he will quiz me randomly, "don't look, what car is behind you ?" Ganon raw ang defensive driver.

O ayan. *hollers* I look ah :) Dad trained me so well that even when I'm not driving, I find myself being defensive as well.

I stopped at McDonald's to fix the box...

.... and for some burger, fries and a sweet tea - in fairness, yesterday was about efficiency. I planned my routes well para "on the way" lahat and in that spirit, it seemed right to eat na rin at McD since I was there anyway. *defensive* --> o, diba ? =)


As it turns out, we have to exchange the table. I didn't find out, until I got home and was wiping the table / chairs w/ Lysol, that the table has a very deep scratch across the surface.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Today, while watching a manatee swim around on video, the narrator says "manatee" and immediately, Swe-cha says "Mama!" and claps.

Not sure if I'm amused or not.