Archive for October, 2009


image I am the kind of person who’s not into accessories, I don’t know how to add my ensembles, as long as I have my wedding ring, I am fine, without it, I feel naked. My ear can only wear 14k gold plated, that’s why I only have 1 pair that I bought ( a little pricey),  10 years ago and I just buy something cheap that would last for a month or two, then when it starts to fade, my ears get infected. Same as necklaces, if it’s lower than 14k gold/silver plated, my skin would itch and I would have a rash that shaped  like  my necklace. 

I don’t go anywhere anymore, so, I don’t buy accessories. I don’t wear watch because my skin would get irritated that I would have a round liquidy rashes wherever the metal of that watch touched my skin. I envy those women that can wear anything.  I tried it, but, it didn’t work for me.


Our Wedding bands…

Rodney doesn’t wear his, because with his job, it can be hazardous, he can lose a finger. and besides he said, it’s too tight on his ring finger, but to loose on his pinky finger. Men!

Anyways, this is my share for Thursday Meme.. Sorry Mare, that’s all I got..Sabi mo kasi favorite eh, so ayan!

I wanted to post this on my Kid’s Site, but decided to put it here on my General site, since it’s about me too, hahaha! I posted my picture on Facebook and 3 comments said I looked like little Wrozlie. Do you think so?? I was probably 29 in this picture.

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Wrozlie and Liz Barnett. Mother and daughter .

La lang, gusto lang mag post, hehehe..


My Dad’s name is Honorio Bautista Agustin. He was born in Laur Nueva Ecija on October 31, 1938.  I will not go into details coz it always makes me sad when I think of him. Just by writing this post, I can feel my tears already.

It was 2002 of November when they finally came to United States. He was so happy. He went through a lot of poverty while he was growing up. His only wish was to get out of the Philippines and have a comfortable life with me.

Scanned1025091111    Halloween 2003 and his 66th birthday

My parents were so excited to come over. We were in Alabama when they first arrived. Then we moved to Illinois, to be close to my aunt May of 2003. We had our good times, going out, apple picking, Halloween and all. I am so glad, I was able to make them comfortable.


Scanned1025091111111111                                  Dan, Rodney, Roan, and my parents October 2003

February 2004 when he got sick and diagnosed with Colon Cancer. We knew he’s not going to live longer. He had his Radiation treatment , but it didn’t work. Cancer spread out through his lungs and liver. He started to deteriorate. Sept. when doctor said, he had only 6 months to live. I cannot accept that..I cannot accept the fact that my father was dying.  I cried every night, I didn’t even want to look at him, it hurts me to know that in 6 months time, I won’t see him anymore.

Scanned10250911111111111 My parents and Roan, October 2003 Yorktown Mall, Illinois

Doctor said, he can have Chemotherapy but, it will not cure his cancer, only prolong his agony. His only wish was to go back home to the Philippines if he was about to die. They went home September 27, 2004. A month after that, he passed away. I wasn’t able to come home for his funeral since we just came back from the Philippines for a vacation that July of the same year, and we didn’t have the money.


My parents and I, June 2000 when I went to the Philippines for a visit.

Until now, I still cannot believe that he’s gone. I look at his pictures and I am still thinking he’s alive. I didn’t want to remember those times that he was so skinny and deteriorating. In my heart he’s still here, singing, playing guitar..

To you Papa, although I wasn’t able to give you all the wealth that you were dreaming of, I know that you are so happy for me, I know that you are watching over us. and will guide us forever. If you were alive now, you will be 71 years old on Halloween.

My Dad’s 5th Death Anniversary on the 27th of October.  Gosh, 5 years has passed. Time flew so fast..

It’s Thursday one more time, and of course, I will never miss a week of posting on this Meme that my Kumareng Niko created.

Dress! here in America, when you say DRESS, meaning “bestida” in the Philippines..and I hardly wear one, since I am a t-shirt and jean kind of gal. But, since this week’s topic is about favorite dress, I had to dig out the box under our stairs and get these few dresses that I had been staring at (every summer) for the longest time. I wore it last night and asked my hubby to take a picture and it made it’s way back in the box for next summer, ehehehe!

NOTE:Pardon the looks of a stay at home mom who was ready for bed and thought of having pictorial so she can have entry for today’s Meme…


100_2061When I was pregnant with Alexandra (2006), I can barely walk coz I had humongous belly, and while looking for something, I seen this dress that my cousin was  about to put in the garbage since she didn’t like it anymore. I told her “ I will take it, I might wear it 10 years from now” So for 3 years, every summer time, it would be hanging in my closet and I will look at it, thinking when am I going to wear it.  For today’s Meme, I was able to.. Now, it fits me, since I lost all the  fat..but..I lost the boobs, wahhhhh! So, it looks awful without boobs to fill the chest part.. 

100_2062 We attended a birthday party last March 2008, and they wanted us to wear a dress. I had to go to Goodwill to find one that I can wear. I found this and it was $4.99, I am cheap when it comes to stuff like this. When I wore it to the party, I had to find the “body girdle” the one from chest to the hips, that way, it can hide my straight body and will give me a little curve. The girdle was too tight, I thought I was going to turn purple while at the party. I can’t even eat a lot, for I thought the whole dress was going to explode. Whew, that was a painful party for me. Now, I can wear it without any girdle, wohoo!!

100_2063This one was a hand me down from my friend Jen, who lives in TN, she said, she didn’t want it, so she gave it to me. Hand me downs are my favorite of all.. If you have something you want to get rid of,  think of me first.. I am not into this type of outfit, but..I only posed for the picture..Hahaha.. My hubby was so patient enough to take my picture and I am glad that he didn’t say anything about buttons flying all over the place ( kasi kapag nagsuot ako ng masikip at may buttons, iilag na yun, kasi baka tamaan daw siya!)


This is ME and my favorite outfit. Shirt and pants.. taken 11-2008 with my now resting Honda civic…

That’s all Folks, sorry, I cannot give you  better pictures, since these are all I got. Join us too and have fun showing your favorite, dress, tops, outfit, what have you..


 imageThis wonderful Tag is from Ate Cecile of Life is Good and Beautiful. Thank you ate Cecile for regarding me as one of your sisters.


Be the kind of women that when your feet hit the floor each morning,
The devil says “Oh Crap, She’s Up.”

Sister, life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right.
Love the ones who don’t just because you can.
Believe in everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Kiss slowly. Forgive quickly.
God never said life would be easy.
He just promise it would be worth it.

Today is sister’s day.

To the cool women that have touched my life.
this is for you…..LOVE U!!!

Tag all your sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, girlfriends,
Including me if I am like one. If you get tag back seven times, you are loved.
Happy sister’s day! LOVE YA SISTA!!!
Girlfriend and sisters WEEK.

I am tagging all of my Blogging World SISTAH!!!!  yes, YOU, all of YOU!!!!

It was Friday when Wrozlie and I were running around to get stuff done before we went to my Parents-In-Law’s house , since we were giving my MIL a surprise birthday party ( just us, hehehe). We first stopped by at the library, then went to Walmart, to get a cake and some food. We were freezing inside my car since it doesn’t have any heater. I was complaining that we were cold, Wrozlie was coughing and my hands were like icicles.

Saturday morning, Rodney  left at 6AM , said that he and his brother Ike will go to a Fleamarket and see if he can find something to buy. 3PM came and still no Rodney. While I was on the phone with my aunt Jo, who lives in Oregon, he called and said that I need to get ready in 10 minutes coz  we were going to pick up my car.. I was like, wa..wha…what?? I thought we were going to look for a car. But, hey..this is not the first time my husband did something like this..

When we got to the Car Mart, he pointed to me a particular car..and I told him “ You know, I don’t like white cars” And he said “ That’s what I got you!” I was like “ Oppsss…” Then he said, I can pick any color or any car I want. But, I trust my hubby’s  judgment when it comes to car. He knows what is dependable and what works best. So, I told him, whatever he picked for me was fine..

So there it is..My new BFF  that I will be with everytime I get out of the  house. It will take me wherever I need to go. We have 3 days to decide if we will keep this or we will get another one. Can you imagine 3 days of using it and if we feel that we don’t want it, we can get a different one..What a deal.!

So, today Oct. 18th, we will be  off to TN, using this car. We need to get my mom’s medicine and that way too, we can  visit some friends. We will be back Monday night though. It will be Rodney, Wrozlie and myself.. See you then Folks, and I hope you had a great weekend.. We will go to Goodwill, yehey!!! It’s been months… I miss the smell of it, and of course the prices, hahaha!!!

image                                                        2006 Suzuki Forenza 

image                                                            Picture: Courtesy of Google



                                          Mommy and Alex goofing around Oct. 16th 2009

This is the reason why I don’t normally take pictures of me and my kids.. I look so brown next to them. But, hey! what can I do, I am a Morena beauty, ehehehe!



Wrozlie and Mommy also getting pa cute before going our to eat with Jen and Amanda May 2009

Here’s another proof, hahaha! Gosh! People would think I am their Nanny, wahhhh! It’s OK, since they are both adorable, and they are my girls, I would feel adorable too. If it wasn’t for me, they won’t be as pretty as they are, di ba??

100_0720Roan as a Little Groom at my cousin’s wedding in Quezon Province, June 5th 2009 

Roan is not so white, but he’s so good looking, hehehe..that I would also look like a Nanny next to him. Well, what can I do? I was born tan..


I have no problem with Dan, since he’s also tan like me.

I was playing Cafe World one day, and Wrozlie said why is my avatar’s skin white. She said “ Mommy, you have to change your skin color. You have to put brown!” The nerve!!!! So now, my avatar is brown with black hair. Grrrr!



I had an Endoscopy yesterday to check on my esophagus and upper portion of my stomach since I had been complaining of loss of appetite, weight loss and some abdominal pain and too much acid reflux attack.

Gastritis is what the doctor found out and an erosion in the lower third of my esophagus.  No wonder my acid reflux is getting out of hand. They took some specimen  and sent out  for biopsy to check what kind of bacteria that caused this gastritis, so I can be treated correctly. I had been taking  Nexium  for my acid reflux, but I only take it as needed. Lately, I was having this attack everyday and it’s affecting my appetite, and I am losing weight which is not good at all. I wanted to weigh at least 110 lbs. but not in a way that my health is at risk.

Now, for 2 weeks, I will take Nexium everyday, while waiting for  the result of the biopsy which will take 2 weeks. Hopefully, the erosion in the lining of my stomach is not that bad, so that I won’t need any surgery. Medication can cure this illness and I am hoping that ,that is my case.

It’s Thursday once again (it just started here in Alabama)and we all know what we are going to show off on this day. Shoes, yes folks, our favorite shoes. I used to collect different kinds of shoes when I was still working. But, since I don’t work anymore, all my high heeled and really nice looking shoes were given away to my less fortunate cousins and sister in law in the Philippines who happen to have the same size as me (7)Now I only have few pairs that I keep wearing over and over again.


This is my everyday shoes, I wear them when it’s not too cold to expose my feet. I lvoe this Flip Flops since the sole is thin that I can feel my break and gas when I drive. I don’t like wearing thick soles for I cannot drive while wearing one of those. So, this is my ultimate favorite of all. I hope it lasts until I find another one. For $10 at SHOE DEPT. it served it’s purpose already.         


100_2004  This is my winter shoes, it’s so wore out but hey, I got this from EBAY for $5 when we were still in Korea and I made sure that I bring it with me when we moved back here. I love this one since it has thin sole that I can definitely drive while wearing this.. That’s all Folks and thanks for reading this. If you also want to show off some of your girly girl stuff, just click on the badge and voila, you can join.. Have a great day to all!!!



Hehehe, I don’t know what kind of award this is, but I received it from Kaye of Random WAHM Thoughts,  thanks Kaye, my newly found Blog friend. Wow, I can’t believe that I already got an award from her, this must be my lucky week..

5 Things I LOVE

1. I love to Blog, that’s for sure.

2. I love to read when I have the chance.

3. I love to cook and eat.

4. I love to shop around for bargains.

5. I love getting awards..Keep sending them to me, hahaha!

Have a great day to all!!!!

Now, I am passing this award to everybody who visit me here..Grab it guys, we all deserve it.

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