The Rainy Days are Coming

It is July now. It hasn’t rained much since I could remember. Just when I thought the rainy days won’t come, they came withΒ a vengeance – two typhoons, one coming right after the other exited {sigh}. I am a summer person – that means that I’d rather have lots and lots of sunny days than any rainy day.

In the Old Days…

Well, not really in the very old days but back when I was young – in the 1990s, that is – the weather was predictable. The rainy days will start at the last weeks of May and would stretch until around December. Then the next couple of months will be sunny. That is the reason why I love the first few months of the year more than the second half. Also, when it starts to rain, it was a signal that school days are back and we’d be trudging with our wet uniforms and broken umbrellas to school. πŸ˜€ In those days, I played with earthworms. Ewwww! I hate ’em now πŸ˜€

When the weather was almost predictable, we know when to travel – we don’t do it on June and we try to avoid traveling in the typhoon months of the last quarter of the year.Β My cousins and I wouldΒ plan a summer trip to somewhere nice.

These Days…

Nowadays, predicting the weather has become a difficult task for laypeople. No longer can we say that June will bring the rains – no, it took July to scare the rains in coming. And why am I complaining, anyway? I love summer! Well, I just wanted the regularity that the rains brought when I was younger. Still, I love summer – the less rain, the better. πŸ™‚

The Song…

The Carpenters penned my broken chords into song several years ago. Here it goes:

Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old

Sometimes I’d like to quit

Nothing ever seems to fit

Hangin’ around

Nothing to do but frown

Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

Β 

What I’ve got they used to call the blues

Nothin’ is really wrong

Feelin’ like I don’t belong

Walkin’ around

Some kind of lonely clown

Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

Β 

Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you

Nice to know somebody loves me

Funny but it seems that it’s the only thing to do

Run and find the one who loves me.

Β 

What I feel has come and gone before

No need to talk it out

We know what it’s all about

Hangin’ around

Nothing to do but frown

Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

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Hey girl! Are those wrinkles? πŸ˜€

A Domesticated Summer Day

ironingI haven’t realized how busy I am with work and with enjoying summer until my hubby proudly told me last night, when I got home from work, that he ironed some of our clothes! A lot of you may say that it is nothing new but just think that my hubby is a military man πŸ˜€ Just imagining that he was bent on ironing some of the clothes – including the ones I use in the office – made me feel proud of him and thankful that he was thoughtful enough to do so. Oh, many may lambast me for being a carefree wife, that I should iron our clothes and all πŸ™‚ I don’t really care. I am just feeling lucky that my husband is thoughtful enough to do that for me πŸ™‚ And no, he was not mad at me for not ironing πŸ˜€ he was plain proud that he was able to iron without being told – sounds like a child, yes? Well,lucky me, either way.

Well, since I have no assignments today and work is still at 2 PM, I decided to iron what was left of the ones that he didn’t iron. No, not a guilty person’s way of doing things πŸ˜€ but just being wifey after the thoughtful display from my hubby πŸ™‚

The room just had to be cleaned first, the kitchen followed, then the clothes. Whew! What a day, what a summer day, what a domesticated summer day. πŸ˜€

ironing

4 Days is a Very Long Weekend (latest update: Saturday)

“4 days is a very long weekend” is grammatically incorrect, yes! However, this is the term that closely describes the long stretch of weekend that we are in for. Wow! For the first time in weeks I am really going to have several days of rest and recreation. Oh, we are supposed to spend those days in celebration of the Holy Week but I had never really been very religious. πŸ™‚

So what do I do with all the time I am granted for R&R? The most obvious answer is: R&R πŸ˜€ So, I vowed to wake up late – at 10AM or 11AM. Other plans include:

Thursday.

  1. Wake up at 10AM.
  2. Work on some projects for Maree.
  3. Go to my cousins’ house for bonding after finishing the projects.
  4. Watch a movie.
  5. Sleep.

UPDATES

The electric company has plans of its own – brown outs for several hours, power back, the brown out again! That means that I have to work double time on the projects – which will probably be passed later than the deadline – and say goodbye to activities #3 and #4. {major double sigh}

MORE UPDATES

It is 10:30PM. I’ve just sent the assignments due at 5:00PM {sigh}. I wish I could live in a place where brown outs are not a problem at all (the power stabilized at 6PM!). Thankfully, I was at least able to deliver within the day {sigh}. Sadly, as I had predicted earlier, I was not able to do activities #3 and #4 – but at least I earned about 4 days worth of salary from my real job within one day of work πŸ˜€ Thanks, Maree!

Friday.

  1. Wake up at 10AM.
  2. Go to Sibulan Golf Club something for a whole day of swimming. (tentative schedule)
  3. Girls’ bonding with my cousins.
  4. Watch a movie at home.
  5. Sleep.

UPDATES

I woke up at 7AM – refreshed. I made some candles the whole morning and took out my old cross stitch πŸ˜€ Then I’m going to church this afternoon at 2PM. Swimming at Sibulan was postponed tomorrow. πŸ˜€ Yahoo!

the candles i made

the candles i made

Saturday.

  1. Wake up at 10AM.
  2. Watch a movie (or movies).
  3. Sleep in the afternoon πŸ˜€
  4. Watch another movie.
  5. Sleep.

UPDATES

We went to Bravo Golf Club…

sa lowest na pool

sa lowest na pool

zen text

zen text

pizza

pizza

Sunday.

  1. Easter Sunday sunrise service.
  2. Some activities with the cousins.
  3. Bonding somewhere with the girls.
  4. Bonding somewhere with the hubby.
  5. Sleep.

This schedule is, of course, tentative.

Then, on Monday, we work at 2 PM πŸ˜€ Cool weekend.

How’s your long, 4-day weekend?

Maybe I'll go to Forest Camp within the weekend, too

Maybe I'll go to Forest Camp within the weekend, too