Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Fall Y'all

I know fall has arrived in late September but it is only recently that I feel like fall is officially here. You know why? The air has been crispy and it has been chilly, that's why. For the first time today, our low dropped to the upper 30's. But I am not at all complaining. I was just talking to my friend in Michigan and their low's are already in the 20's. It already feels winter where she's at

But to me this is still chilly. After having summer temps in the 80's, I am really feeling a bit chilly. Well, I know this is not cold yet but winter is coming and that is something that I couldn't change. All I can do is change my outfit, right? Bundled up and keep the furnace running.

But do remember what I said before, I am the type who embraces change. This is my fifth year of experiencing fall and no biggie at all. It is chilly alright but nothing beats the beauty of the beautiful fall foliage - something that I don't get to experience in our tropical country.

I am actually enjoying the view from our bedroom window now while I am sitting in front of the computer. Leaves have turned yellow, orange and pinkish out there which is just so pretty.

So yeah, happy fall y'all!

Monday, October 6, 2014

I Am Freezing

This past weekend, our temps dropped to its lowest point ever since fall started this year. From the late summer temps of 70's to low 50's. The abrupt change of temps totally shocked my body making me feel so cold since Saturday. The temps of that sort was totally unusual for this time of year. It was supposed to be the average temps for November, not October. Strange weather it is.

The funny thing was, the abrupt change of weather on Saturday was so perfect or maybe I should just say, ironic. Our son had soccer game at 1:30pm. The high that day was only in the lower 50's and it was windy so it felt like the temp was in the 40's. We were bundled up alright but I didn't wear any gloves thinking it would be too much. I should have known. And although I was wearing two sweaters under my hoodie, my hoodie wasn't the right one for that kind of temp. I thought it would be, but I was wrong. The sun was shining too so I thought it would warm us a little. Wrong thought on that one too.

Nonetheless, I survived. Both the husband and I survived. I didn't hear the little one complain at all. Well, you know kids. I think being cold has something to do with age too, hu? Oops!

The temp is going back to 70's today. Actually, the highs are going to be in the 70's this week. I hope the weather will not change this weekend. We had cancelled a plan over the weekend because of the weather and we're hoping we will be able to do it this coming weekend. I hope the weather will cooperate with us this time. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Present for Me

A few months ago, I got an opportunity to collaborate with one of the famous fashion stores in the Philippines. The offer was simply irresistible so I grabbed it without any second thoughts at all. But after exchanging emails with them, there was a little problem, they don't ship to the U.S. so what I did was had my items shipped home - to my parents.

The timing of the collaboration was perfect because my parents just celebrated their birthdays. Also, my birthday was coming up. So with the generous amount of the gift certificates that I got, aside from the shopping that I did for myself, I shopped for both my mom and dad's gifts too and they were so delighted.

My mom sent me my goodies and I did a happy dance as soon I got it. Who wouldn't? It took a month for the package to get here. I actually thought it got lost and I was never going to see the goodies. But I did and I was thrilled.

I got me a pair of shoes and a necklace which are really both nice and quality made. I will blog about it on my shopping blog soon. Watch out for it.