February 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Just wanted to tell everyone I’m still here. Since 2014 has started, I decided to make the one-photo-a-day challenge for this year. So keep an eye out on those posts from my Twitter feed on the sidebar of the blog. I am also trying to move my media blog to somewhere else than another WordPress site. I know, I know, I always change stuff. I need to stop! But I can’t! Hehehe! But anyway, I’m in the process of moving it from here to there.
In other news, I’ve been so busy at work. Operations is becoming more and more Service Desk, which makes me sad, and makes me so busy. And also, my manager wants to change my schedule. Again. Grrr. And yesterday, I learned a co-worker didn’t show up at all for the Operations shift! It doesn’t look like he was fired or anything, but this is the first time in my almost 13 years working here that a shift has not been covered. There’s something more going on in the “backend” that I am allowed to know. So much drama. I know more changes are coming. I think I’m going to wait it out for another 2 years and see if this job is still good for me. I’m not as happy as I was when we were still Operations. Maybe it’s time for a change soon. Sigh.
December 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
So, haven’t had a vivid dream in a while until last night. I only remember certain scenes like in a movie or play. Here it is:
I found myself hanging out with my cousin-in-law, Lora, and she was staying at a hotel as a sort of a celebrity main-stay. At one point, I remember she had two phones in her hotel room, but one that wasn’t close to her bedside and it lit up (the whole phone lit up, not just the digital face). After she had answered a phone call from that phone, I suggested she move her phone close to her bedside so she didn’t have to get up if she got a call in the middle of the night. So I moved her phone over, and even turned off the light setting so it wouldn’t light up the whole place at night. End scene.
Next scene: we were walking down a street, maybe from doing some errands or maybe a party, and either my brother or my uncle hailed me from afar. I would say my uncle – it was before he had his stroke, maybe during our band days – but it went back and forth to him and my brother; it was hazy. Anywho, he hailed me and gave me a kind of a USB flash drive to give to my uncle (I’m guessing he was my brother at this time). I asked what was in there, and he said it was a loads of MP3s he had put in the flash drive and could I give it to my uncle when I got home? My cousin-in-law was looking on, and I introduced her to him (as my uncle this time). End scene.
The last scene I remember is we are back at the hotel room and one of the bellman was there, hanging out. Apparently, he was good friends with my cousin-in-law, and he always came over when he had a chance and just hang . Then there was this radio that was given to my cousin-in-law, and she was looking it over and opened it up like a professional technician. She looked at the circuits and was disconnecting them while I looked on. She then explained to me that the radio was rigged to get only US radio channels and wouldn’t pick up Canadian radio channels, but all she had to do is change one of the circuits over and she would get the Canadian radio channels. (I know, this was hilarious, even as I am typing this, but it was quite entertaining in the dream. ;)) End scene.
Alarm went off! Too bad. It was fun hanging out with my cousin-in-law, even if it was in a dream. Maybe soon it will be a reality. :)
November 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
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October 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
I will be putting all my round loom creations on a new site: Round Looming. Hope you like it!
October 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
So sorry for not posting lately. I have been having a hat frenzy, ever since my mother gave Lucien a little circular loom to make hats for preemies. My hat production has skyrocketed from then on! I graduated from the little circular loom for preemies to child and now adult sizes.
Hats Completed: 26
Hats In Progress: 16
Since I have been posting some pictures of the hats I had completed on my Facebook page, orders had been piling up and I couldn’t keep up with them. I decided to put those orders on hold until I can manage to finish the ones I still have in progress or I will never get them done!
So far, I am enjoying making the hats. It is also fun to research and explore the many possibilities on how to make different patterns on the hats, as well. In fact, my Pinterest board for Loom Knitting is overflowing already with new ideas and patterns.
I just hope my hands won’t get tired enough for me to make for my whole family (and there is a lot!). :D
September 1, 2013 § 3 Comments
Thank you to Isela Phelps for permission on posting this!
April 17, 2013 § 3 Comments
I’ve only now had a chance to post this. So last Friday, April 12, I was having contractions faster than normal. So I had Luci time my contractions. It was going around 5-7 minutes apart. I originally had a doc appointment with my OB/GYN to check the baby’s status if she was going to be cephalic this time, but I called them to ask if I should go to the hospital now or still keep my appointment. They said to go ahead and go to the hospital. So, Luci and I dropped off Lauren to our family friend’s house to babysit and off we went to the hospital.
We went to a different hospital from the hospital where I gave birth to Dani and Lauren. They didn’t have a Labor & Delivery department there anymore, which made me sad, as I wanted all my kids to be born in the same hospital. Ah well. So we went there, and it took us a while to navigate the area as it was a bunch of hospitals in one place. We finally found our way and went to the Labor & Delivery (L&D) area. The process of me checking in and “suited up” didn’t take too long.
They monitored me for a while, checking the baby’s heartbeat and my contractions. There was a doc that came by and gave me the “fastest sonogram on earth” to check if the baby was cephalic. Sure enough, and thankfully, she was! It took about 5 seconds to check which made me laugh. So they continued with monitoring me and the baby. It took some time, and I was still at 1cm. At this point, my doc had recommended I go home for a while until I feel if my contractions were getting stronger. I had to call the doc’s office to make sure because she wanted to induce me that day anyway, if in case the baby is cephalic. She didn’t realize it was this day she wanted it, so she said to stay. Thank goodness for that, because I didn’t want to go back home. I wanted to have the baby already, hehe.
They gave me some induction medicine and my contractions started getting closer and I went from 1cm to 3cm in 2 hours after that. The contractions were getting a little bit painful at this time, and I asked if they could start my epidural, which they did. I forgot how painful the epidural is when first inserted, but once I felt the medicine go through my legs, it was all good. However, I felt all jelly-like and all relaxed that I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Fortunately, at this time, I went from 3cm to 7cm within an hour or so (so fast!). I could see the contraction monitor go up so high and I didn’t feel a thing. So thankful of the epidural, lol.
After a few more minutes, the nurse had asked me to start pushing. I could actually feel the baby push on her own already. Even though I had the epidural, I still felt the baby, which was good because I wanted to at least feel that part of the delivery. After 3 pushes, the head was starting to poke out. Then the nurse asked me to do a really big-deep-breath-raise-your-legs-up kind of push and they had to stop me quickly because the baby was ready to come out! The doc was called and after her preparations and such, one big final push got Leslie out. It was such a relief to hear her cry and cry, she did! Everyone was so surprised on how she cried (such big lungs) and marveled at her shock of hair. They put her in NICU for observation to check her blood sugar due to my diabetes. While they did that, I was taken to OR to have my tubal ligation procedure done (I had requested it before delivery). This means Leslie is my last child to bring into the world. It took about 45 minutes to do my procedure and I slept through it all (they told me I was snoring, lol).
So, here is Leslie Samantha. Born April 13, 2013 at 1:08am, weighing 6 lbs. 10.8 oz. with 19 inches in length. Welcome, Baby Leslie!