Just updated my blog on Our Precious Bundle Of Joy posting photos of Nate on his graduation from Nursery yesterday afternoon at Manila Hotel.
It was a lovely day of celebration, family togetherness and bonding. We were so proud of our baby. Time flies fast. It seems like it was only yesterday when he was in nappies and we were singing lullabies and children’s rhymes to him. How proud we are of him.
Next school year he will be in Kindergarten and it will be another milestone to go through and tackle. I wish you all the best Nate. I am pretty sure you can do it better.
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It’s our little Nate’s moving up today at the famous Manila Hotel. It is his graduation from Nursery. Next school year he will be in kindergarten. Here’s our future pilot.
We will be having dinner together with the family and Nissa’s in-laws later on. What a lovely day to celebrate with our boy. So excited.
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I spent the morning cleaning up e-mails on my Yahoo mails. Most of them (in thousands) are comments and like notifications from WordPress. I decided to change my Discussion Setting so I won’t have to be notified thru e-mail when I get likes and comments from the site, after all, WordPress has its own notifications once you receive the former. For new posts of the blogs I follow, I have my reader feed which is always up to date with them. It was quite hard to delete each page of the e-mails since I receive other e-mails too aside from the ones at WordPress so I just chose which to delete.
It’s the same thing with Facebook which is lot busier than my blogs at WordPress. Facebook is updated all the time in minutes and in seconds even. My reader feed is full of notifications sometimes. Unlike WordPress, I get a summary of postings made at Facebook. I could no longer remember how it was done before when I opened my account at the site. Here’s the funny thing, I have to retrieve my Yahoo account through my cellphones. I can’t remember I’ve been using the old password to log in. My goodness, I have changed it last December (senior moments to the max). Good thing though I’ve written all my passwords except those I frequently use every day. I haven’t logged in to may Yahoo account close to three months now, yes, until today. Just imagine!
Wow, WordPress has changed the colors of its buttons again. I can now see a bright red one on Publish and when you click the Dashboard, it is all red too. Sometimes you just can’t keep up. I prefer using the old thing as against the new buttons for adding a blog. It is hard to edit the new one. Believe me, sometimes no matter how careful you are in typing, there are always missed words or words which are not supposed to be there at all. Editing one’s post is a bit hard too because all along you thought you have typed the correct word but you have substituted it with new ones. There is always a reminder in the proofreading box that you are not supposed to use passive words which I think is inevitable.
I have finally updated my newest blog (it’s more than a year now) this morning. I usually have photos and a bit of text there. Please visit it if you have time. It’s called Dreams Never End.
How is your blogging adventure?
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This morning I received another copy of the cute Irish Blessings book that I lost back in 2009 from the same friend who gave me the first one. He sent it via a courier.
And these are just some of them, wishes and prayers that bring a smile when I read them.
May the good saints protect you
And bless you today
And may trouble ignore you
Each step of the way.
May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.
With the first light of sun –
When the long day is done –
In your smiles and your tears –
Through each day of your years –
Blessings to each one of you who read this.
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It rained last night, that kind that left water pockets on the pavements and drenched the grass. I won’t have to water the plants today. It is just the start of summer and yet there are these summer rains now and then. It is actually good for the plants and the grass and somehow diffuses the heat brought by the season. The climate is changing. Normally, we don’t get rains during summer except maybe for a few occasional showers in between.
The joy of seeing another lovely day.
The sun is shining now and the raindrops left last night are like tiny jewels on the grass. Such a beautiful sight to behold. it is somewhat amazing how nature gives us all these gifts, simple things that delight the senses. I am thinking of finally planting the seeds I bought last year. I’ve been busy updating my book shelves that somehow I forgot these. I guess summer would be the best time to plant them.
I am looking forward to having a copy of the newest book by Richard Paul Evans, one of my favorite authors. The Broken Road is not yet out in the market. I think May 02, 2017 is the official date of launching. I have been collecting RPE’s books over the years. Most of the hardbound books I have were given by friends. Continue Reading »
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Some people and bloggers say that they don’t really mind if their blogs are here but stay silent in cyber space. I do. I mean, one of the reasons why we share our thoughts is to be recognized as bloggers too, right? Of course it is a welcome bonus that our blogs could be popular on their own.
I have just reached 460,000 plus visits a while ago. For me that is an achievement for this humble blog. I must admit that it is quite hard to reach a number that you would feel comfortable with, if your blog posts are being read. A year of blogging would not even yield a thousand visits if people don’t read your blog and other bloggers don’t visit it and make comments. I think the idea of blogging is to share what you are passionate about, be it simple recipes that you do on your own, photos of places you’ve been to, things you love to write about and such other things that you want to share with other people. I could not exactly remember when the button Like on WordPress was introduced but it a lovely way of showing how one is attracted and like a particular post. When I joined the Post A Day Challenge in the year 2011, I used to get from 300-400 visits a day but that has waned over the years. Perhaps fellow bloggers and visitors have gotten tired visiting this blog. I can no longer see those who used to be active in posting too. Along the way, their blog has stopped. I miss them.
One feels glad when one’s blog is noticed by other bloggers. I am not one those who promote books (I am not an author) and those who have thousands of followers in their midst. I write about the daily happenings in my life, the illness I went through back in 2009, the journey of getting well and feeling normal too. I am grateful for those days that lots of friends prayed for me and empathized with me. I am grateful for those days that I was strong enough to face everything although it was a hard journey to go through. I am grateful for my family and relatives who were at my side during those days of recuperating and getting well.
There are so many blogs that I come across about how to blog. There are many blogs that tell you how to be a successful blogger. I think it all depends on what we want to share with the world. If our blog is public, every one could read it. There are no sure “how to’s” on how your blog would be noticed, much less when you are blogging on a free platform just like me.
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I went back to my internist after a month of taking medications for high BP and elevated sugar. Although my sugar level has gone back to normal, he prescribed same medicines for at least two months more. I have to go back there in a week or two because he is monitoring my blood pressure which always has a tendency to go up. I am not stressed but I wonder why my BP is always on the rise. I relax by reading, gardening and yes updating this blog and reading other blog posts. I discovered new ones which I recently followed. They have nice and lovely photography blogs.
For the past week, I’ve been reading e-books. I recently discovered this author Elizabeth Cox. She has written several books but this is my first time to read one of them. A Question of Mercy really made me cry. It’s a story of a mentally disabled young man and his teenage step-sister. His family love him but he was misunderstood by many of their neighbors until the former decided that he undergo sterilization and lobotomy in a state-supported asylum. The day before he was due for the operation, he was found dead in a river near their place. The cover made me decide to try this one. The lush landscape of North Carolina was vividly described in the story. You can’t put a price in the love of family. It should always come first, shouldn’t it?
It’s nice to be back reading e-books again. It took me a long time to appreciate e-books because there is nothing like holding a real book in your hands. I got used to it eventually. Lately, I’ve been reading books by Australian authors. Done with 56 books, 31 % of my reading challenge.
How was your weekend? Have a nice and beautiful Tuesday everyone.
Posted in books, Goodreads, life, literature and Fiction, reading | Tagged books, family life, Goodreads' 2017 reading challenge, health, life, reading, thoughts and ramblings | 14 Comments »