Two Loves in a Day

I was in LA for two weeks.

Of course I had to share a moment with my two great loves…

Love #1.

we were this close!

Love #2.

i just had to stop and take a photo

Two loves.  One Saturday.

Don’t you just love Los Angeles?

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photo courtesy: SGM’s wonderful GE digital camera

Los Angeles, California.  March 26, 2011.

Gone but NOT Forgotten

Last stop... San Francisco

I’m back!!

Yes, I was gone for three weeks.  Okay, make that four since upon checking I just realized that my last post was dated March 15. 

To those who are wondering where the heck I have been (thank you guys for missing me), well, I went on vacation.  A much needed one.  And I had super duper fun.  I had so much fun that not once did I check if my blog stats were moving at all.  (Well, I checked just now and found out that people were still visiting my site even though I wasn’t around. Yey!  Does my blog title make sense now?!)

I have lots to tell.  Really.  I spent some time with Mickey Mouse.  I saw Jack Sparrow.  Count Dracula tried to bite my neck (after saying my blood probably tastes sweet. Sleazy!!).  I watched a Dodgers vs Giants game live.  I chatted with my best friend/person til the wee hours of the morning (live, too!).  My family and I played in the snow.  I went inside five different Victoria’s Secret shops.. and managed to buy something from every shop.  Heaven on earth, indeed!

Lots and lots to tell.  Have to deal with the jetlag first, though. 

Heavy eyes, bloated everything,  terribly jetlagged… but with a very joyous heart. 

Life is good!

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photo via 

Same time next year…

I went out of town with the family for the weekend.  Had my much needed vacay.  Why ‘much needed’ you may ask… Well, I don’t know, really, but I believe everybody’s entitled to go on vacation. 

We spent the weekend at a friend’s house a little up north.  Far enough from the hustle and bustle of the metro, but also near enough not to have callused behinds due to traffic or long trip (i never really liked long drives).  The ride going there was perfect.  We left the house at 5:30, Friday morning, saw the sunrise… Stopped over somewhere halfway to our destination to have breakfast… then reached our destination mid-morning.  The weather was cool and breezy.  It was a perfect day.

Halloween scavenger hunt

Our gracious hosts warned us that there will be other people in the house because they were preparing for the village’s Halloween event.  Basically, it was a weekend of shopping, more shopping, and Halloween preparation.  When my Superson and He-man went to the beach the following day, I opted to stay in the house and help out.  Yep, I chose putting Halloween stickers on strings over the sand and the sun.  Believe me, I had so much fun with the kids and the other enlisted “elves.”   Besides, after watching our hostess cook hotdogs and make popcorn (for more than a hundred people), I knew I was better off with the stickers.


Come saturday afternoon, the actual day of the event, we saw about 70 kids (and about a hundred adults) all eager to register.  The kids came in various costumes — I saw a number of vampires and witches… there were fairies and white ladies… there were ninjas… I saw an Optimus Prime…a bumble bee… a baby skeleton… Spiderman… Maleficent…

The adults came as themselves. Some were really scary, believe me.  Okay, the was a joke. I was being mean.

And then it hit me.  Last year I told myself that I will dress up for Halloween this year.  I remember walking in the mall, watching the trick-or-treaters all dressed up, and I was getting green with envy.    I promised myself that this year I will get myself a nice costume and join the fun.  But then because we decided to go out of town, I basically disregarded the whole idea… only to find out that we will end up in the middle of a Halloween event.  Costumes galore… and once again, I was green with envy.  So green, I would have made a good Incredible Hulk!

not exactly what I had in mind

Yes, I am a child at heart.  There just are times when I just want to let my hair down.  Since I have been playing the mommy role for quite a number of years now, sometimes it just seems nice to play another character.  The last time I dressed up for Halloween, I was a cross between Elvira and Morticia.  My hairstylist didn’t quite get it right… actually, it was my hair that won’t puff up the Elvira way, and it kept falling flat and straight.  Nevertheless, it was a fun experience.  That was about 6 years ago.

This year, if I had the chance I took the time to prepare for it — instead of sulking because I didn’t — I knew what I wanted to dress up as.  It has always been a childhood dream of mine.  I remember even telling my friends years back that my dream job was at Disneyland…

I have always envisioned myself as a Disney princess.  The one whose lips are red as blood and skin as white as snow — with seven little bodyguards, and with a Prince named Charming. 

I will be the fairest of them all…

I never really did like apples

Okay, so I chickened out this Halloween.  Sometimes we really just have to go ahead and do the plunge instead of over-analyzing things — halloween costumes included.

Next year.  Just you wait.

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(photos via google images)

Time out

It has been a very tiring couple of weeks. 

Been busy reviewing my son for his exams… then there are the other things i had to attend to for my sister who’s currently out of the country… and then there are things i need to attend to for my mom who’s out of town… then there are issues i had to help resolve — or at least i had to spend time hearing and listening about… and then there’s Mr Big who barks at 2am, and again at 5am… and although i am not always the one who stands up and attends to Mr Big in the wee hours of the morning,  i still can’t get the peaceful sleep because, well, i hear his bark.

Been sleeping late, too.  For some reason i find myself still washing dishes at 10 in the evening (which means we had late dinner)… sometimes i feel like i have to crawl to get to bed.  I find solace in the hot shower that i take before going to sleep around midnight… though i have to stay alert because there truly are nights when i’m afraid i’d fall asleep while taking a shower.  I am just so exhausted. 

My energy level is at an all-time low.  This morning i had to drink multivitamins to pep me up.  So far it hasn’t helped.  And yes, no amount of caffeine in my system seems to help, too. 

I guess we all really need some time out.  Time to do things for ourselves… time to do nothing… time not to be spent  thinking about problems or day to day issues… time to watch — i mean, REALLY watch — tv without distractions or without having to fall asleep in the middle of the show… time to read and finish a book — during the day, not at 3 in the morning… 

I know i cannot just pack my bags and leave everything behind, go somewhere where i won’t hear calls for “mommy” or the barking of the dog… even for a day — or two.  I’m too responsible for that.  I won’t say, though, that the thought never crossed my mind. 

 Supergoddess is super tired…. now that’s something you don’t see nor hear everyday!  I’d better snap out of it soon.