Tuesday, March 29, 2011

what kind of people are they

I mentioned that our car was hit in the parking lot by a woman who is not looking while she was about to leave the parking lot on reverse. She didn't see our car which had a hazard signal because our kids were getting inside of the car. We were not blocking here way, we stopped/ parked properly on the kiss n ride lane, so there is enough space for her. When my hubby talked to her about the incident, she gave her name, address, contact numbers. And she told my hubby that she forgot her driver's license! Picking up your kids and driving without a license? Ridiculous!

The first thing we did was to report to the police. But advised us to go to the collision center. We went and had a quotation. Hubby called the woman and informed her how much is the damage. She said there are other collision centers. And she asked my hubby to go to Milton which is really far from our place since maybe it will be a lower quotation if we will bring our car there. But hubby told her that he can check also at Orangeville which is nearer. Last Thursday we called her again to ask for a settlement since it will be a great hassle if the insurance will cover it.We went straight to her house. Hubby talked to her with her husband. I didn't hear their conversation. It was a quick one. Hubby went back at the car and told me- "They don't want to pay for the amount the collision center had quoted and when I mentioned that I consulted the police about this, they said to me - GET OUT OF HERE!" I was shocked.

Here we are making diplomatic and nice approach to you and then your going to treat my husband just like that? Who do you think you are? You are the one who made the damage not us. It is your fault because of your carelessness. What if you hit the door where my son is seated? What if it is a kid you hit? You are not looking while your are on reverse. You stupid, woman! And how stupid are you for not having your license? Maybe because we are not the same color? I am sorry for your kids because their parents are so hard to deal with.

We went straight to the police and stated the problem. The police called the woman. While the police were talking to here you can tell that the police was irritated with their conversation on the phone. So he told her, it is her fault. You have to pay them. In the end, their insurance will cover the damage. And expect that their car insurance will be high next year. Good for you.

my vacation part 2

Day 3- What a day! Snow on the first week of spring! And I picked up my kids from school and we just walked. Too much snow on the streets and sidewalks. And it's cold and tiring. My son cried as we walked because it's so hard foe him to walk with all the snow. I shovelled our driveway, so my hubby can easily park the car and the snow continued until evening. We planned to go to the park after school but the weather did not cooperate. We just stayed inside the house. I was not able to bake a cake, too tired after walking and shovelling.

Day 4-My plans for day 4 was cancelled because my son is not feeling well again. He was coughing and I was afraid that it will be worst just like what happened the 1st week of March. I decided to take him to our family doctor. But this time we will take public transit. I don't have any choice since we only own 1 car and I don't drive. - that's my goal this year to learn how to drive, I think it's a must for a suburb mom. It is so hard to walk on the sidewalks because of the snow. First week of spring and we experienced one full day with continuous snow. But Day 4 is a sunny day.As it turned out, we had a great day, my son and I. Our commute is like a field trip to him. He loves riding in the bus. We are seated at the back of the bus where he can see all the views. We arrived early on our stop so I bought my son a muffin since he said he is hungry already. He ate his blueberry muffin and he really liked it. A big muffin for a dollar. Not bad. We went straight to the doctor's clinic. His checked up was fine. He was given a prescription and got it from the pharmacy. I liked this pharmacy because the personnel here are so friendly and they are all Filipinos. I checked our transfer ticket-will expire at 4pm. It was already 3:45pm. My son and I rushed down the street. And rode the bus exactly 4pm. The transfer ticket is still valid. Yey! We only spent $3 for our trip. We were both tired and fell asleep in the bus. We waited for my husband at the mall near our stop. While we waited I treated my son with a popsicle. If you just can see his joy while eating. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera. :(

Day 5- I stayed at home the whole day. I didn't sent my son to school. I wanted him to have a full rest. The girls had a date with their Uncle at the bookstore after school. My son and I had a nap. He had a headache and was crying. After our nap, I gave him a bath. He stopped complaining with his headache while he is in the tub. He enjoyed it, really. At dinner, we decided to have a Vietnamese Pho soup. So the five of us went out for our dinner. It is so good to have a hot soup in this cold weather.

That's it. My vacation is over. Back to work, back to reality.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

my vacation part 1

Day 1- Very busy day, health card renewal, doctor's appointment and someone hit our car bumper while we are picking up our kids! I was shocked because it happened in the school's parking lot. One mommy didn't see our car while she is leaving the parking lot. She didn't bother to check if the way is clear. What a day! What if a kid is passing by and she didn't see it. What if she hit the part where my son is seated instead of the bumper.

Day 2- finished already, started already our tax return and gave me a headache. Whew! I already cleaned the blinds, washrooms, washed the bedsheets/ pillowcases, vacuumed the carpet in the bedrooms.

Day 3- Hmm, next for my early spring cleaning: living room, kitchen, maybe bake a cake, cook and if I have the energy and power maybe the basement, too. This is supposedly a vacation from work. But it's my other work being domesticated and being a mom.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday cooking

And it's Thursday cooking for me again. We have food good for three days which were cooked last Sunday. Today I cooked baked chicken which I marinated in barbecue sauce and ketchup and baked pasta. My hubby woke me up before he left for work. Even though I was still sleepy, I went straight to the kitchen and started cooking. It's already 10:45am, and I'm still thinking if I am going to bake a mocha cake. This mocha cake is inspired by the famous Goldilocks brand of cake in the Philippines. I searched for the recipe in the net and found two. I hope this will be good.
My daughter enjoying the baked chicken...yum!

Monday, March 14, 2011

march break

Good morning!
Today is the first day of March break. Woke up late, yes, no school, no snacks and lunches to prepare and no yelling/ whining in the morning. Kids are busy- playing their DSi.

We don't have any activities for them this week because my hubby and I are working. I was supposed to take a day off but the company where I worked decided to have a shutdown next week. And we will not be working next week. They said we can file it as vacation leave. It sucks! Why did they decided to have a shutdown after March break? Why not this week? It really sucks. This week no school but with work and next week no work but they have school.

So what can I do with that? Nothing, a break that will be wasted, no family activities... :(

Friday, March 11, 2011

thank God!

And now the furnace is working and still OK. I thank God for it and we are still blessed. Having seen in the news about Japan's earthquake and tsunami, we are still fortunate for having a house and far from any calamity.
Thank God to that my son is well now. Really God is good.

Be content and thankful for everything even though how hard some things are...

Thursday, March 10, 2011


What a week! We are really stressed out this week. First, my son had a bad cough and had to stay home and rest. I have less hours of sleep because he is really coughong badly since Sunday. He was checked up already by a doctor and gave him an antibiotic that the pharmacist said that is an ultimate already. As in a strong medicine for his age plus 2 puffers. Four days after, I can see the improvement. Thank God!

And here's another thing: when I came home last night, our furnace is not working! No heat inside the house. Temperature is dropping from 20 degrees to 18 degrees. Another problem for my hubby and I. :(
We checked everything, tried to call hotlines for furnace repair and Enbridge gas. I tried to read the manual just to find out what's wrong. Hubby had no patience in reading the manual. In my understanding of the manual, the furnace had a lock out. It's about the sensor or something that's why it's not lighting anything and the motor is not working. Hubby even thought maybe there's no gas supply but it can't be. Who's crazy person gonna cut your gas supply in this kind of weather? And the funny thing is I just called Enbridge yesterday about our bill that we have not received since December. Really it's weird. At 1 am, we went to bed. Hubby stayed inside the girl's room with the small portable heater and I with my son in his small room. My hubby woke up this morning and found out that the temp. is already 15 degrees! Oh, it's getting colder. And he is really mad and worried.

He called Enbridge, but it's not the problem. So we searched furnace repair on the net and found one near us. They gave us 1 and 1/2 hours and the technician will be right here. I told my hubby to wait for the technician and be late for work. Luckily, the technician arrived he leave for work. And one really weird thing is, the furnace is already working minutes before the technician arrived. But at least he can have a checked. He did some checks and explained why it happened. As of this time, it is still working. I hope it will stay OK...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

a lazy Sunday

Staying at home the whole day makes me lazy. I know have so many chores to do- cleaning the washrooms, bedroom, finish folding clothes, clean the kitchen, do some sorting of unused things etc. etc. etc. but I feel lazy doing them all.

I stayed up late last night folding clothes while watching a movie. I just finish the first batch of clothes because I was so sleepy. And now I haven't started yet the next batch-still inside the dryer. My three kids are coughing all together like they are part of a group doing their solo performance of coughing. Hubby said he is not feeling well. And I am the only person here who is ok. I hope the next few days I'll be fine.

I just started cleaning the kitchen, and now it's dinner already. The pizza is cooked already. Kids will start to eat again. More mess and I'll clean again the counter, clear the dining table, never ending cleaning!

I haven't shower yet, as I have said this is a lazy Sunday.
No choice but I have to start moving!

good deal again!

I worked again half day yesterday. Hubby picked me up from work and our plan is to go straight to the grocery but we're starving already so we grab a bite from the fast food near the grocery.
After doing groceries, I needed to go to the washroom but I don't want to use the one inside the grocery so we went to Sears outlet near the grocery. Of course we have to go around the store since we are in it already.
We looked around at the furniture section and we found a dresser which is exactly the match of our bed frame. We cannot buy a full bedroom set before because it is so expensive . We had only a bedframe. So when I saw the dresser I was delighted and excited since it's 50% off the original price. But I was hesitant in buying it since it was to big. My hubby told me that it is a good deal already and matched with our bed frame. I looked around and saw a night stand which matched also. It is exactly the same night stand we saw when we bought the bed frame. Yey! I -have -found- my -night- stand! And it is more than 50% off! We didn't think twice of buying it but of course we checked for some damage. We talked to the salesperson, she said to avail of the sale price, we had to apply for a Sears card. I mentioned before that we had some trouble of applying for this card since it's asking for credit background. Read credit card. I applied again to avail of the sale price. The salesperson processed it and within 15 minutes of filling up a form and some information, it was approved right away! No questions asked unlike before. We went home with our new night stand.