Thursday, 28 August 2008
I bought two pairs of shoes last weekend and wore them this week and look what they got me. the blisters aren't that bad, at least. But I'll let them heal properly before I'll wear my two new shoes again.
Been planning to take photos of them but haven't got the time. Maybe this weekend.
Well, J&J is not just about baby products as well all know. It has pharmaceutical companies that sell wide range of medicines that can treat any sickness there is in the world. Like most companies committed to serve the community, they have spend millions of moolah in searching for ways on how to help people live healthier and eventually longer. The research is focused on three units mainly for those illness that are related to central nervous system and internal medicine; biotechnology, immunology and oncology; and virology - more of an infectious diseases.
Oh, and I just learned that babycenter is one of J&J's products. I used to consult that website when I was pregnant. Well, I still do but less than often now.
I can say that J&J products are a part of my life.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Yes, I want to go to Europe, somewhere in the middle east, Russia or a Las Vegas travel. And I want to go there with my family so it is important that my little boy is big enough to understand that going ons. When is that? Sometime in his school holidays. It's not far you know. He already goes to school (daycare) so it might be very soon. :)
Well, planning a holiday entails lots of efforts. There's the consideration of the best travel deals that you can get, the weather and of course the availability of all the persons involve.
I know that when we eventually get to have a final plan, the holiday would be very nice. We would have enough time to spend with my family plus our budget would allow us to do more than we planned before. That's the sweetest thing I guess. The trade off of not going now. :)
I was sort of relieved that he didn't sign up on that deal. I am a person who needs to see tangible proof before dipping into my pocket. The amount involved was not to be joked of. It could make us a sort of like palace back in the Philippines.
So yeah, it really pays to do your homework. Thanks to the internet for making those data available. I know there are investment companies that are good, you just have to know who are they.
The next day, I decided to wear the ballerina flat shoes that I bought just the day before last. They were blessings for aching calves and toes and back and shoulders. I reckon, I won't take the laptop home with me in the foreseeable future yet. Only if I am ask to do some important stuff. I just took it home with me to check the vpn connection anyway, which I am happy to say has no hassle really. I didn't even notice the speed difference.
Plus, I might consider to buy a light laptop bag (Swiss Army might have). Actually, Mcj had been telling me that before so it will be in our plan. I might spend some of my personaly money but it is for my own good.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
What massage does
Massage should be enjoyable for both parent and baby.
It provides lots of benefits:
Learning to know each other
Helping the baby to feel safe and loved
Stimulation of different body systems (immune system, circulation, digestion)
Enhancing development (encourages movement and coordination).
Helping parents and baby to learn to trust and have confidence in each other.
When to massage
Each family needs to find the time that suits them best.
It is best to wait 20 minutes or so after a feed but not too close to sleep time.
Some families massage after bath time when the baby is already undressed, as many young babies dislike being dressed and undressed. Some babies respond better in the evening.
It is not a good idea to try to massage a baby who is upset.
How often to massage
Baby massage can be done whenever it suits the family routines, but don't feel pressured that you have to do it. Be guided by what your baby likes and how you feel as well.
I just bought Jens a massage oil and he seem to like it. His reaction was pleasant unlike when I was just using a normal cream. He went to sleep after the massage. Maybe he was just sleepy or in growth spurt. :)
What do you think? It doesn't come cheap though but I told Mcj that if I got a job by then, maybe we can afford to buy him that. Hopefully. Or maybe, we would be able to think of a more suitable gift for him. Let's see.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Which fruit is the clear front-runner when it comes to antioxidants? Hint: It’s smaller than a grape and darker than a blueberry.
It’s the acai (pronounced "ah-sigh-EE") berry, and it may beat every other fruit or vegetable by a mile. Case in point: The freeze-dried berry has 30 times the disease-arresting anthocyanins of red grapes.
The antioxidant quotient is reason enough to eat this fruit, but acai berries are also chock-full of B vitamins, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, and sulfur. In South America, acai berries are pureed and served warm as a sauce or soup. Check your local health-food store for acai juice, smoothies, and other products containing this berry nutritious fruit.
If this fruit is available to everybody, common illnesses won't be a problem in the near future. We will all be glowing, acne treatment is not needed at all.
Pave Curved Gold Ring--Rose Gold
Editor's Note: Share in Victory’s love for bold jewelry on Lipstick Jungle with this pave gold cocktail ring! Add dusters for that touch of evening elegance.
It's rare that we find a product that no one has seen before, but Rici's Rings are brand new to us! The curved dome top extends down at each corner, making it look almost like a mini, sparkly parachute. The four corners connect in a small flat plate at the bottom, but the wide open edges let you slip it on forwards or sideways. Technically it doesn't matter, because each side is exactly the same! Pave set CZs coat the ring, making it incredibly glittery. Also, the high arch inside means that you can bend your fingers easily while wearing this cocktail dome ring!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
We've discussed his superannuation status. As of now, it i not getting bigger because most part of the earnings goes to his life insurance. The life insurance rates is bigger because it used to cover the mortgage on the house. We don't need that anymore. But he didn't change it yet as he will be under the knife next week for his teeth extraction. You know, he thinks that it is possible that he won't wake up at all.
We also talked about our health insurance premium. We are paying that much that we thought we are subsidising those who are sickly. Thank God, we don't get sick but at some point it is ridiculous paying that much at all. So we might cancel it later this year.
When you check your bills and finances and take a look to see if you get away from it. It could be a big savings or something that would go to your holiday budget.