Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I'd been busy looking for job. Jobs that I thought would make me happy. As a General Clerk back then, I felt a little bit uneasy about thinking of going back to work on the same position. I tried to submitt applications to different companies, some responded. I'd been interviewed 2 times but I felt of not liking the job because it's only part-time. I'm looking for a full-permanent job and it was so hard to find one during this time.
The 2nd week of June when I submitted an application for a state job. I haven't heared from them for so long and I finally think that they already got a candidate. Anyways, since I was a kid, I always wanted to be a nurse. But my parents can't afford to send me to school back then. Here in the United States, I know that going to college cost a lot. So I was just talking to my mother-in-law about going back to school and be a nurse and she was telling me about her experiences as an LPN in a nursing home. Hmmm?????.....NURSING HOME??? That gave me a big idea about my dream of becoming a nurse. I tried couple of Nursing homes in Montana to where I could go to class to be a Nursing Assistant. Both replied. But only one is very near to my location.
I submitted an application last week and after 2 days they called me to set an appointment for my interview. The interview day was yesterday. But Monday, the state job called for my interview!!! I was so sad!!! It's a government job and it's a good paying job. I'd been looking forward to work but...I also thought, heck...I already forgot all about it. The Nursing Home called me first for an interview for a class so I would rather go for the training. I was interviewed yesterday and got called the same day to be one of the six students for a free training among other applicants.
I am so very happy!!!
This would be the start of my new experiences in the healthcare field that I often wonder what it feels like to be a part of it. I am so excited.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
When I was pregnant, I weighed 135 lbs. After I gave birth, I weighed 125. Three months later 118. It's so hard to accept the fact that am getting to hate myself because of that. But it didn't made me feel frustrated to exercise and diet. I bought Leslie Sanson's walk for mile and Abs Blaster. Then I started dieting really bad.
*A glass of water
*Weight control oatmeal with 3/4 cup 2% milk
*a cup of instant coffee
*Slimfast in can
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
*A whole can of Campbell's soup (come in variety)
For Midnight snack:
Exercise: 1 hour a day
That's it!!! When you look at it, it seems not enjoyable to it isn't it? But it did paid off. Now I'm hoping to be down to 100 lbs. in less than a month!!! Pray for me...hehehehe
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yesterday, Todd didn't go to work but instead he went with us grocery shopping. Thank God! We went to a lot of places, errands here and there. I am just very disappointed yesterday because I was going to get my state id card and there's just a lot of requirements! Grrrr!!! So we have to drive back there again in couple more weeks.
I am planning to have a business on line but I'm still doing a feasibility and case study at the same time. There will be a lot of competition but oh well, this is my hobby and it's better show it to the world instead of keeping it all by myself and wearing them in order to coordinate with the color of my clothes!!! duh duh duh...Todd had been teasing me as a very color-coordinated person which is I'd been used to be doing since the time I could remember. Maybe it's just the up-bringing from my beloved Nanay.
Friday, March 13, 2009
It's not that I already forgot or abandoned my blogging, it's just that I'm so sick. I'll be back once again and start blogging a little bit better as soon as I get back on track.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Montana is a very nice place. If you want a peaceful, humble life, Montana is a place to be. I'm not saying that "fashionistas, socialiraz, and trendsetters" are not welcome here, what I mean is Montana is more of a retirement place. There's a lot of ranchers, people wearing cowboy hats, cowboy boots; people that ride their horses and herding their cows; sheeps...Alpacas, Lamas and Kuvasz guarding the sheeps will be seen on some ranches. This is just the site you will never think you will ever see. There are times in our lives that we came to watched cowboy movies unexpectedly and they're all true. They still exists. It is so amazing to see them riding their horses. Looked back in the Philippines, "Haciendas". Just similar in so many ways.
There were couple of times that I went with my hubby to work and in one of the ranches, there were 2 Kuvasz guarding the gates. I just couldn't help my self but petted one of them. He is such a doll. All his life, he's been guarding goats and sheeps. They fight coyotes, foxes; scares mountain lions and might as well BEARS. Bears are everywhere here in Montana. The last time I heared from my hubby when he arrived home when I asked him how's the Kuvasz...he said the owner said "He's out there working." I felt bad and sorry which I think I should not feel but dogs are man's besfriend. This dogs are working hard to protect the sheeps and goats. But maybe, they're compensated fairly for their job. Just makes my heart bleed... :-(
Montana have beautiful views, a lot of nice state parks, a lot of fishing site and most of all a nice place to hike. It is usually called as the "Big Sky Country". Why not? All you can see is the vast area of the sky everywhere! With a land area of 145,552 square miles, Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States.
The only bad thing in Montana is winter. Winter here is so unpredictable. We got a lot of below freezing temperatures and it really gets in your bones. My husband always tell me that I should be thankful compared to other states that have more snow than we have here, but oh my...who wants snow anyways?
By the way, for all of you who wants to see Montana, just go to http://www.montanapictures.net/
I just don't want to paste copyrighted pictures in my site so just being careful, just go to there beautiful website and explore Montana.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Survivor is on too so we are going to record it. We are just fanatics of this reality and competition shows. And aside from that, it's going to be Hell's Kitchen too after American Idol. Oh my, my...that Chef Ramsay indeed is a good chef. Known for his "F" word and would totally embarrass somebody that would not meet his standard. I'm so sorry for those cooks but the price is worth it for all those cussing and embarrasment they received from him.
I think I have to end right now since American Idol is already starting. I don't want to miss it so I could have more to talk about tomorrow! :-)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
First, I finally had my one desire of all since the time I arrived here in the United States. I got the Filipino Channel already. For 2 years, I have waited patiently and here I got it. I just can't wait to see how everything changed from the tv network since I left Philippines. I was so surprised that the Direct TV has the International programming already. So we are such a wasteful people actually, we got 2 dish networks and direct tv satellites. Well, I think it's a little bit fair for me anyways, they got to watch their favorite shows, why can't I? So every single wait and patience had been paid off. Gosh! I got to see Saicy Aguilar on Wowoweee! I can't believe it. I was just like yesterday that we were talking at the van when her ex partner in dancesport was dancing on one of the production of an alumni homecoming. We were so cropped up inside the van that she burst out laughing and cracked jokes. She was indeed a pretty girl, a good dancer, REALLY A GOOD BALLROOM DANCER! When she was in Bacolod still, she was already known for her talent in dancing especially that she's with a team of great dancesport competitors down there. My sister really liked her so much that she even imitates her when she competed for one of the dancesport competition back then. I remembered when she danced with my barkadas and we got to talk once in a while and she really teases people a lot. But I'm happy for her. She indeed did her best and she deserved it.
Another thing today was, my hubby got another phone. He got tired of using his blackberry phone and said that it's just not for him so he ordered a Samsung Flipshot Red! It's cool though, but I won't give up my blackberry, won't even give it up for an iphone...
Today's American Idol, I love it. As what I was expecting for to got in, that blonde girl, I forgot her name but she is totally awesome! I hope she's going to make it at the end. Simon is really harsh on his judgement but I like him. He's so honest and not phoney at all. I mean, this is a singing competition and the singers deserved to be criticized no matter what. But another thing is, I think the judgement on this show is kind of unfair though. I hope they would do the judgement like 50-50, 50% for the voting and 50% for the judges' judgement. I mean, what if the worst of all the worst will win? Even he/she is out of tune it's just ok for him/her to win the title of American Idol? It's just unfair. But oh well, i'm not the producer, it's just an opinion though.
But thinking about tomorrow, it's going to be grocery shopping to which I hated a lot. It's just tiring and it's absolutely excruciating. I have to leave that thinking behind. Till tomorrow! Ciao!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
So we started off late in the morning for our so called "Date" for the first time, me and Todd has to leave the house without the kids. That's a little bit of relief. But all of the time, I'd been thinking "How are kids? How are they doing?". Thinking on the other side anyways, I told myself, this is our pre-anniversary celebration so BEHAVE!!!
We went to Billings-is the largest city in the in the state of Montana, I mean it just makes me happy to be out of the house once in a while. We headed first to H&R Block to process our tax return, "Big Deal". It's been a week now since Todd and I were thinking of have my hair cut or not. But gosh! Try to think of having a 4-month-old baby and likes to pull your hair all the time? I have my hair up to my waist and it is just hard! So I think it is a final decision to have it cut. Oh my my!!!
So have to wait for my turn for almost one and a half hour...that tested Todd's patience for instance. And to tell you, I was so surprised to get back in the car with a big stuff dog and big hershey's chocolates waiting for me on the passenger side of the car. How sweet! He even got me a wristwatch. hehehehe.
I just got him a Betty boop collector's mug and Gosh only God knows how he loved Betty Boop stuffs and that really freaked him out when he opened his gift. And guess where we eat for our dinner date? My favorite REd LobSter!!! Oh my! I have to fed up my self with a feast of 3 orders, "The Stuff Flounder", "Shrimp Scampi", and the "Wood Grilled Salmon"!!! Having not to say about 4 cheddar garlic biscuits and an appetizer of stuff mushrooms!!!Yummy!!!!!
There's just nothing fancy after all. I like to be spoiled once in a while but surely I am, a very THRIFTY person. You want to take me to a fancy restaurant? I'd say: "How much" not "do they taste good?" hehehe
Valentines day indeed was a happy event. Got to be with my hubby and I got him solo, he got me solo. me and him for a day! Yes that's a big deal!