Hallelujah! it’s finally over ! don’t get me wrong, love halloween and all but when you have kids, they are so excited , they can drive you nuts ! The youngest had been driving me nuts about what she wants to be for Halloween and going back and forth about her costume, so you understand why I’m so happy now that it is over. Another year, I’m free of making and buying costumes ! the older ones are just fine, they get their own costumes and I have no worries about it. It’s just the youngest that drives us nuts !
When I travel for work, the first thing I do when I get some free time is to go shopping for my kids. They always have a list of things for me to pick up for them and like any mums out there, we head straight to the store to pick up their stuff first before even thinking of ourselves. This trip to New York, I was asked to pick up some Clayton Guitar Picks for them because they can’t find any locally. I’m glad they have it at the first music store I went into but I guess they are a lot more popular in the States than over here in Canada. The picks are also cheaper than the ones that I’ve been buying for them locally too, so I picked up like a dozen for them and their friends. Yes, I’m that kind of mom, who is very generous to all my kids’ friends, that’s why they loved me most. And you can be sure , I will know what my kids are up to from their friends – my way of bribing them – hahaha!
Preparing for my trip to Italy , and this is what I will be wearing for my autumn night. It had to be a little business like and of course, since it is cocktails and dinner, one have to dress up abit and autumn is usually cold in the evening, so this girl is bringing my coat too. My kids just complained that I’m obsessed with dressing up for the occasion but you can’t blame me for it because people would judge you for what you wear and how you represent your company and yourself.
My oldest came home for the summer holiday and told me that he could use a Bose headphones for the summer and since they were On Sale I figured I should get it for him as a reward for doing well in college. He usually doesn’t ask for a lot but having said that we always make sure that all our children have more than they ask for. But it is on sale, so yes, I will buy the headphones for him because we all know that Bose has the best speakers and anything audio, I myself have been in love with Bose ever since I found out about their cube speakers from 20 years ago. When we buy anything at all, we make sure we buy for the quality and not the quantity.
My kids take several music lessons throughout the week and they cannot do without their road runner case , in fact, all of them has one of them to carry their instruments from home to school and then from school to their music teacher’s home. Some might thing that these cases are way too heavy for a child to lug a long everyday but it’s one of the best cases to protect your musical instruments. Unlike in Asia, their are Filipino maids to carry the kids music cases, here in the West, they are pretty independent and carry it themselves. I’m proud of the way my kids are brought up because I don’t want to have a maid do everything for them and they literally become handicap once the maid is gone. So yes, my kids carry their own road rummer cases.
Yes, the things we do for our kids just to keep them happy and motivated. The oldest kid will be back from college for March break next week and he had asked the spouse to look at some parker guitars at music123 . It was a huge hint that the spouse should buy him one since he did so well this term. I’m really not for it because it is way too expensive – and too valuable to bring it with him to college. But in hindsight, he is no longer a kid – he will be turning 19 soon and if we can trust him with a car, why can’t we trust him with a guitar the spouse argued. So in the end the spouse agreed to get him the guitar, while I only paid for the hard case – the things we do for our kids!
The spouse and I are always invited for parties by friends and families and sometimes friends of friends – now the best ones are parties hosted by his company or those related to his company. Why? because they are so much more glamorous and I loved playing dress up and I loved those with live music and a dance floor. I collect dj business cards whenever I go to such parties in case I need their services in the future and it’s always good to have them when my friends are throwing a party – or need suggestions.
Thus far this year, we’ve attended a few parties and have thrown one ourselves during the spouse’s birthday – and we did have live music and dancing – so I’m glad I had hired the dj that we both liked at one of the parties we’ve attended. My friends who had attended our recent birthday party cannot stop raving about the dj we had – I was only too happy to pass along the contact.
My laptop is driving me nuts! and i know I’m not the only one who’ve had this problem at one time or another. But I hate to pay someone a lot of money to look at it – instead I’m going to try this slow computer fix that one can find online. You really don’t need to know a lot about your computer to fix a slow computer. So if you are like me and refused to spend tons of money and be at the mercy of some computer whizz, than you may want to try this out for yourself.
The spouse and I were on a mini – getaway with some friends who had wanted to head out to Magnetic Hill for a musical. So we tried to book a decent hotel but couldn’t find one of course since it was so last minute. But we did finally get a room in a 3-star hotel that didn’t have a fridge but who needs a fridge when you have a tub – hahah! and I thought we were too old to do something like that but I guess some people just loved to party and that said – my friends were big party people.
Anyhow, the musical was great and we did drain out all the water that had melted the next day and return home after a very tiring drive but we did have so much fun and I don’t know how we did it with so little sleep. I guess we were not as old as we thought we were – I’m glad we went to Magnetic Hill – it sure brought back a lot of memories for the spouse and I.
I’m not very tech or gadget savvy but the spouse, well he’s totally different from I, he knows just about everything about the newest gadget that is in town and when I need to update my playbook apps to watch a movie or to play a game with my kids, I go to him. You can call me lazy but why bother to drive myself crazy when you have a spouse who is good in this kind of stuff right? After all, you want to make him feel needed and smart at times too. I’m so good at that – or my girlfriends said I’m so spoilt by the spouse.