Saturday, September 6, 2014

If Only...

Two words means nothing but put together means a lot "If Only..."

One night, as I drove myself home to work. I pass by this small bridge and saw a tiny animal passing through. I wasn't sure what it was at first, It was pretty dark already and all I can see is a tiny black animal stopping on the other side. As I pass, I've notice it was a tiny dog. I'm pretty sure it was a dog, it looked at me for a moment and I saw a collar hanging on its neck. I wanted to stop, to get a closer look and find the dog's owner but I didn't, caught up with people behind my back, and the fear of not knowing that particular area specially at night time, scared me. One thought in my mind was, I hope someone would pull over, someone who live close by. Then as I continue driving, I hoped for someone to stop for that poor dog.

As I got home, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I prayed that hopefully someone found that poor thing, I slept on it and wake up the next day. As I drove myself to work, I once again pass by that road. Then, I had a bad feeling, as I was getting closer to that same spot I saw a tiny dark thing lying in the middle of the road. THE HORROR! It was the tiny dog laying lifeless in the middle of the hwy. I felt like crying, guilt stricken for what happened. I felt so bad, that I decided using another road to/from work.

My heart is still filled with sadness every time I think about that poor dog. I can't even begin to imagine if that was mine.

I never shared this to anyone until today, I was covered with guilt knowing that an innocent life has been taken away. I could have done more to save that animal's life but I got scared and for that it will always be at the back of my mind.

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's September


BER month which means christmas is starting back home, No, really! Philippines (where I came from), starts their Christmas Preparation when BER hits the calender. I don't know who started it, just that we love it.

Going back to the US. It's Labor Day... No work and I get paid. Yey! However, we didn't really do much today. Just hanging out at home with 3 dogs, reading a book, doing laundry and eating spaghetti.

I was checking my backyard earlier when I saw a bird's nest and it looks like it's newly made. Well, whatever it is. It look nice.

I just hope my dog won't get to it.

Last week, we went to New Orleans, LA (for a day). It was my first time to be on that state. It always excite me whenever I get to a new state I've never been. It's like achieving something. Anyway, it was quick. I would love to see more of NOLA, however, we have to leave right away. Some other time maybe, it was only 3 hours away anyway.

Since, we've move our house is so empty. We're slowly putting everything into place. One of the things I'm so happy about is my bookcase. I personally install them myself.

Lately, I have been reading.  I'm pretty proud of myself. I have been slacking with my reading. I've always love to read and this time I'm really up for it. Thank God for good books.

Hope y'all had a good long weekend and Labor Day.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Say Hello to 30!

Last August 17th, Michael turned 30. According to him it's not a big deal, but for me it is - in a good way of course, not everyone gets to turn 30. That's THREE decades!

 The night before his big day while he was snoring in the other room, I decided to make this. Something so out of the blue and unplanned:

 So, we did have a mini-party at home with family.

Michael wasn't that thrilled about the idea of him grilling something on his birthday, but he did it anyway.


and pets...

....and here's the birthday boy making a wish with his candles and his favorite LEMON cake made by yours' truly.

Everyone seems to enjoy the party.
I'm glad that they did came. It reminds me of home, I love family gatherings, birthdays and any occasions that makes a family get together. That is all that matter.

Monday, June 2, 2014

We have move

We have finally moved... Not quite, the husband went back to Key West and continue working for two weeks then he'll be officially PCSing after that.

Pensacola has been good to me so far, it's really different from Key West... I like this a lot more, I'm getting used to the long drives to get somewhere, the number of shopping centers and the Beach is awesome.

It has been so quiet without the husband around in our empty house. It's mostly just my dog and I. The in laws are close by so time to time I get some visitors and invites. My dog is loving our backyard. It's something new to him. Loving the fact the we have our own house now. It's a dream come true and more space... yey!

Sad part is I have been struggling a little about my job search, I'm technically on Job Search Leave from my employer until something opens up in one of their stores here, it's indeed stressful for I need a job so bad. So, instead of just waiting for an availability from my employer, I've been on a hunt for other jobs in other companies. Hopefully, something pops up cause I don't think I can still wait this long.

In the lighter side of things, my Brother-in-law finally proposed to his girlfriend. I'm so excited for them and another addition in the family.

Well, that's it for now. Hope to post something next time.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

My one week vacation

My one week vacation is about to end and I felt like I should have done more. Originally we were planning to visit Pensacola to look at some houses and maybe make an offer, however, the Husband's bosses change plans and he didn't get approved to leave for a week. I, in the other hand was good to go, so here I am just waiting till Monday comes.

What did I do during the week?
Ghost and Gravestones Trolley

Not that much really. Let's see I tried to sleep-in which I failed cause my body clock always reminds me that it's time to get up.
I did read books which I really enjoyed.
I was really looking forward unto doing something which didn't really happen until today. I always wanted to take the Ghost Trolley Tour here in Key West and eventually we did it today. It was more of a funny tour. Then, the highlight of the tour was Robert the Doll which is known to be possessed by some entity in which we were also given this EMF Detectors. It was pretty cool having that device on your hand, I felt like a real Ghost Hunter. One thing I learned (not from the tour but from my own research) is that the doll has been the inspiration of the movie Child's Play, where Chucky (the killer doll) is the main Antagonist. It was really interesting to see this doll, he doesn't really look creepy but thinking about the story behind it really makes you wonder.
This is Robert the Doll

That's about it.
And I'm just not looking forward for Monday, but that's life.
Another day in KW ends and another day to look forward too!

Friday, February 7, 2014

A year older and it feels good

Embracing a new year is such a blessing and today marks my 27th year of existence. Another year of endless possibilities and challenges. 
Google even knows it's my birthday! ^_^
This was taken at work earlier, Cake was made for everyone who's birhtdays fall in the month of February.

Michael took me at TGIF for dinner and Better Than Sex after for dessert. My favorite place here in Key West.

Getting something on my birthday is something I don't expect. However, you can't help but feel so special when someone gives you something, right?!

This one was given from a very good friend of mine. I was completely surprise, who would have thought. Felt so grateful for this wonderful gift.

I also got Birthday Cards. From my in-laws and my colleagues which is for me very thoughtful. I love Greetings cards and letters. For me they are very special. Effort is very rare nowadays, and it really is a wonderful when people do it just to make you smile. And for that I'm very much happy. It's the thought that counts that's my motto. 

This one is from my Colleagues.

this is from my in-laws

I don't need a big celebration just to make me feel special just being with my love ones is enough to celebrate such a special day of my life. Now, let's see what my 27th yr has in store for me.... I'M UP FOR IT!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Back Again!

It's been awhile since I blog... I want to get back here and read more as well. It's been almost a year since I've shared something in here. A lot has happened. 

One of them, was finding out that we'll soon be moving to Pensacola, FL next summer. DH's hometown, In-laws and cousins are gonna be nearby. Personally, I don't really mind since they've been good to me. They are very sweet and caring and I feel lucky enough to have them as my in laws. 

Next, I got a new job... I finally went out of my comfort zone and dive into the Financial Industry. It was really fun for me and I feel comfortable doing it. I have made new friends and the people there are really nice. Since they have branches mostly anywhere, I'm really thinking of making it as a career. 

Oh, and did I mention we've moved AGAIN,  7 months ago and this time to a One Bedroom just to save some money. *LoL* We're very random but it works for us. One thing though is that I can't wait to get out of Key West. You might ask why... It's just not for me. I just don't like it here and that's my personal opinion though. 

Lastly, my puppy who doesn't look like a puppy anymore is 1 year old today. How time flies! I could still remember yesterday when I can still carry him in my arms... The joy of having a dog. 

Here's a pic of him so excited to take a bite out of his cake.

The whole year was indeed crazy but we managed. Looking forward for what the future has in store for us.