Jul 28, 2014

Learning To Speak French

Orange rose.  The birthday celebrant picked this color because it's her future college color.
Our friend J and A invited us to their daughter's 18th birthday party this past Saturday.  The party was held in a clubhouse in Garland.  The clubhouse has a pool so guests were informed to bring swimwear just in case they want to go swimming after dinner.

It was nice because there was a kiddie pool with 1 1/2 feet deep water for the little ones.  Darling daughter couldn't wait to swim.  And I was glad that my dear husband went to the party with us.  He was the one watching over DD in the swimming pool while I was visiting.

J and her family just got home from a two-week vacation in Europe.  They went to France, Italy, and England.  It was really nice to hear travel stories from friends.  It gives you the feeling like you were also been to those places.  Our other friend E said her kids wanted to go on a vacation, too.  But they want to go to France first.  That's why they are learning to speak French through a translation service online.  She was proud of her girls because they are learning fast.  I think learning how to speak a new language is a big plus to your skills.  It can be an addition to your resume.

We all had fun at the party.  Since it was an 18th birthday celebration, the celebrant gave away 18 roses.

Jul 17, 2014

Physical Examination

I saw this portrait at the doctor's office lounge.
I did some fasting last night for the blood work this morning.  Our new doctor schedule me for blood work at 8:30 in the morning today and it was raining.  There's a severe thunderstorm yesterday and we're still getting rains this evening. I love the rain.  My heart is full of gratitude because we get heavy rains this summer.

Me, my husband, and daughter - we all drove together to the doctor's office this morning because hubby was going to work and watching over darling daughter while I was at the doctor's office.  Unexpectedly, I waited for more than 45 minutes just to get the blood work done.  I mentioned previously that I think I would like this new family doctor.  But with the waiting time I experienced this morning.  I got discouraged.  My husband and daughter were sitting in the car waiting for me.  The moment I walked out the patient's room, the nurse told me that the doctor's on her way to see me.

And so, I went back inside the room.  The doctor came in and talked to me for a few minutes.  Then the nurse took my blood and did an EKG on me.  'Only took about 15 minutes.  Anyway, I am looking forward to normal results next week.

Jul 14, 2014

The Garden Is Looking Good But We Have A Problem

Here's the latest picture of our vegetable garden.  The tomatoes are bearing and there's plenty of them.  The okras at the back are looking great.  They are ready to give us some harvest soon because I saw a few little ones in there.  

The problem we have now is that some of the red tomatoes have holes in them.  Looks like they're pecked or something.  My husband and I were seeing a bird landing on the sticks that he was trying to scout where the ripe tomato is.  So I asked my dear husband to buy a plastic owl from the garden center.  I got the idea from my girl friend because she has one.  I hope this is gonna be effective.

But something is also bothering us.  Grasshoppers are around again!  I spoke with my neighbor and mentioned to her about the holes in the tomatoes.  She said grasshoppers also do that pecking thing.  Oh no!  We have to do something about it quick.

The owl is watching over.
Jalapenos and tomatoes.

Anyway, here are some tomatoes and jalapenos I picked this evening.  We have so many jalapenos, too.  We gave some to our neighbor across the street.  It's always nice to share.

Jul 11, 2014

New Family Doctor

I went to a new doctor for a health check up.  The doctor that my dear husband and I used to see wasn't that very good.  I mean they don't call for appointment confirmations  and stuff like that.  Like they don't care with the patients.  Well, what do we expect?  My husband said the office is like a walk-in.  You can come and go just like that.

Anyway, I finally found a family doctor that seemed nice and accommodating.  Though the doctor's office is quite a distance from our house, the location is convenient from my husband's office. 

I had a conversation with her while she was checking my vitals and stuff.  She moved to Texas from Florida 10 years ago.  She has two kids but she looked very young to me.  I am glad that she gave me another refill of my prescription medicine.  She scheduled me for a blood work next week.  I have to go there at 8:00 in the morning.  Arg!

Jul 7, 2014

Comfort In The Perfect Footwear

I love it when I have time for myself - to travel, unwind, and to shop.  Me time is very important to me. I thank my husband and appreciate his understanding and thoughtfulness on stuff like that.  It makes me feel very secure with our relationship.

As I was saying, I love leisure time.  Traveling and shopping are good combination to me. :)   I like going to the parks and botanical gardens.  I enjoy looking around and these places are relaxing.  Feeling the cool breeze makes you feel good inside.

When going out on a hot summer day, cool and comfortable clothes are recommended to wear.  Light colored clothing is best.  Summer dresses, cotton shirts and pants are great example of these clothing.  Of course, the outfit won't be complete without the perfect footwear.  I prefer wearing flat comfortable shoes made with high quality leather or fabric because they make walking easy and comfortable.
 And every time my family and I go out of town, or even just going out to run errands, I wear my flat shoes because I couldn't stand walking on heels for a long time.  I recommend wearing comfort flat shoes because they won't strain your feet while you're out and about like me.