Saturday, 31 March 2012

true confession:I AM A DRAMA ADDICT


 Currently watching this show on TFC and I am totally loving it!  I don't speak tagalog, but I can pick up some words and phrases along with the characters' body language and then I am able to understand what's going on in the show. And this storyline is AWESOME!!! Yes, I am a drama addict.
 Now I am also looking for a new korean drama to watch. The last one I completed was History of A Salaryman and that was the best!!!

 A serious plot with comedy mixed in, oh my gosh, that was a good one!!! I don't know if there is another one out there that can top that one but if you know me, I will keep searching...

I suppose anyone reading this is thinking, "why is she wasting time watching these shows when she complains there are so many other things she needs to do?" My answer is "Yes, I am crazy!"

making a change

I really need to lose a few pounds. I hate exercise though. With a pile of household chores that need to be done plus a growing "to do " list, exercise is the last thing on my mind. Growing older (yeah, I know, I know, 40 really isn't that old), but I do notice that my body is changing, my energy level could be better etc. I really should do something to feel lighter, more energetic and less stressed.  Working in a hospital, I've gained more perspective on the importance of really taking care of your body. Seeing people acutely ill,  how they got there, what it takes to recover, whether they can even recover at all, I see that being sick really sucks!!! The scary part is that illness strikes any age group. So being a mom to four young people, I really need to stick around for as long as I possibly can. I need to make some changes. So I've decided to change our diet. I'm a pretty okay cook. But I basically make the same thing every week , I make things the kids like but that gets boring. I find that it's hard to introduce the kids to new foods, meaning the healthy foods, and I suppose that's an excuse to not try anything different. But I see now that I really have to.

I've been reading about quinoa and was curious about what it tastes like. I am a rice eater (due to being of filipino descent) and wanted to try something different. So I picked some up last weekend and finally made some yesterday. I followed this recipe seeing as it had tons of reviews and seemed pretty simple to make. I didn't have any frozen corn but I did have frozen peas, so I put that in instead. It turned out pretty good although I wish I did have the corn. I enjoyed it and will definitely make it again. The kids, on the other hand, didn't even touch it (surprise,surprise). So hubby and I will be having leftovers today.

Thursday, 29 March 2012


I am tired. Just got off working the night shift. It was a pretty decent shift,  meaning I didn't have to break out in a sweat trying to get my patients settled for bed. They were all good and slept quietly through the night. I wish all shifts were like that. This is the second week it's been good. Hope it stays that way but...I doubt it. Oh well, I'm off for 5 days (YES!). Hopefully, I will get much accomplished, meaning, more than just washing the dishes and doing the laundry. Even though 5 days off seems like a lot, it goes by pretty quickly. By the fifth day (ugh, monday!) I look back and think what have I actually completed? Nothing really, except of course, the dishes and laundry (just barely, meaning the pile starts growing again by monday afternoon). This week I have decided to plan my days off as follows:

Today: get some sleep FIRST, then once I have recharged my battery,  I want to line my kitchen cabinets with contact paper.

Friday (tomorrow): Do the laundry FIRST, then paint the laundry room. I have been planning to do this for months now. Hopefully it will get done tomorrow - or at least get started.

Saturday: READ Catching Fire. I'm 2 chapters in. I hope to at least get halfway through the book this weekend. Sand the bathroom cabinets and prep them to be painted. Another task that has been on my "to do " list for months.

Sunday: I hope the weather is good so that I can go outside and clean up the yard and work on the garden. I LOVE flowers! I can't wait to start planting . If weather does not permit, do some finishing touches in the laundry room ie. make new curtains.

Monday: REST? I hope so and mentally prepare myself for a busy and stressful work day at the hospital.

I really hope I can actually follow this plan and feel like I have been somewhat productive.