Thursday, October 29, 2009

Things to do

Last week the agent who sold our house delivered our mails , the new owner gave our mails to the agent to be delivered to us,,, to return the gesture I wrote a nice thank you letter to the new owner .. I also diverted our mails ,, and I must say it is expensive to have mails  redirected , we have to do it ,, so that we will not miss any important letters, aside from that I have to cancel our pay TV, electricity , phone and water , I also need  to get an insurance quote  for our house contents ,, so much stuff to do ..

I am missing the old house and I always pass by to have a glimpse of the house. It had been good for us , I consider it a Lucky house and I would terribly miss it,,, although I like the place that we are staying ,, but it feels like its a holiday house, I know that when our dream home is built I would settle in quickly knowing that we have a HOME!!!!

Were getting there

I had unpacked the last box today,, so most of our things are packed away on its proper places and most of our stuff are packed and kept in the garage, since we are renting the place , we dont need to unpack everything , only the things that we needed...

The house is a miniature size of our old house ,, so imagine how cramped we are here,, I already purged heaps of stuff,,, I even gave away my 8  feet Christmas tree, a portable heater, electric blanket
 , gym equipments, garden bench ,toys toys and lots of toys!!!!!

It was a stressful time of my life,,, mentally exhasuating,, and guess what we will do it again once or house is finished,, but I must admit that I learned a big lesson,, not to hoard and not to buy too much stuff.....
Now that we are slowly settling in , I can slow down a bit and do things for myself,, pamper.. I needed a good body massage , a haircut and a manicure..... Yeah!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Courier

AS I said I've sent 4 big boxes of stuff in the Philippines  and I still have 3 more big boxes here at home ready to be sent overseas.. I am having a big head ache with this company that I am dealing with ,, I used to deal with FOREX and they are really good and they really deliver on time...  But someone told me to send my boxes to LBC because it is cheaper ,, half the price of what FOREX is charging,,,,  so off I wen to to my local Pinoy shop to buy boxes ,, filled up 3 boxes quickly and rung their call center services to arrange for pick up ..  But sadly , it was all confusing !! they did not come over to my place to pick up  and I have to ring them up and confirm ,, they said that they will come over but no LBC pickup!!!!!! My hubby was furious knowing that we are moving and we need to have the boxes sent , we don't want to take the boxes to our new place , but no show from the LBC, I have to ring them up the next morning begging them to pick it up,,,,  Ive spoken to a guy over there hesitant saying my place is too far!!!!!!  yeah right ,, what the!!!!!!!!! they are courier service !!!!!  I was really getting agitated with them...  Hubby said if they cannot pick up in time how do I expect them to deliver on time!!!!!

Good point!!!!!!!   hey LBC guys we are here in OZ !!!!!!!!  we deal differently here !!!! FAST and Efficient !!!!!!!!!! we are not back in Pinas!!!!!!!!!   I made a phone call to the 1300 number complaining about the service ,, only to find out that the call centre is based in Pasay Phils... not here,,, expect an email with complains from me,, So if you are sending parcel or money to the Philippines thru LBC think twice!!!!! they are not professionals!!!!!!!!! and you will just have a headache...

Looking Forward

This morning we went to the travel agent to get all our papers  and tickets for our holiday this coming December ,, tickets for Disneyland, hotel plane tickets were all done,,  we also booked a transport from the airport to the hotel .. we just wanted to arrive and someone will meet us and take is to the hotel straight away,, no more fuss...

As the days pass ,, my hubby and I had been talking about going on a diet  ,, hoping that we can at least  loose a few pounds before our holiday,, for sure once we are there we are going to gain more because we are missing all the nice food out there and we will definitely pig out  and try everything...  We are getting excited and the kids are looking forward to it... Especially Bianca who kept on telling me about her cousin Reign whom she see online via the web cam, I've already sent heaps of toys so they can play together....

Net thing to do is to ring up our family doctor to arrange to get our needles/ injection before we travel ... 

Truckload


Pictures of the week when we were moving some of our stuff.. It was such a killer moving out ...
I was so exhausted and feeling really sick and tired of packing things but I have to do it... Good thing Joe's brother and Uncle were there to help us move ,,

I threw more than 1o big plastic bags of stuff and 2 big loads of council pick up  7 big boxes to the Philippines .. That was a lot of purging.....!!!!

What funny was when we were moving all my Christmas decor ,,, One truck load of Christmas decor and I was so surprised to see how much I've got..They were having fun at me for accumulating so much stuff,,,.. Speaking of Christmas,, wont be long now till we spend our 1st Christmas in the Philippines with my kids ,,, I already organizing some Christmas invitations , it would be Fun for my kids to experience Christmas ,, Pinoy style and we would have a special party over there....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mommy Moments (Tantrums, Tantrums )

mommy moments



Im Back from a long hiatus from Mommy Moments and I'm glad to see you all again...

Tantrums ,,,Tantrums is the theme for this week's Mommy Moments

Tantrums are normal for kids,, its their way to get things , manipulate the parents and make the parents stress out!!!!

I handle my kids tantrums different from each other,, the 2 small ones have a big personality difference,, Braiden is quiet and Bianca is out going, they saw a quiet river runs deep... so when he has a tantrums the whole house is turned upside down,, the best thing to deal with are  AVOIDANCE   and DIVERSION......
With Bianca ,, IGNORING her while having tantrums is the best method ,, she'll just snap out of it sooner than we think....
Kids are getting bigger and less tantrums nowadays... Knock on wood!!!!!

But how about a PUBLIC TANTRUM?????
Tantrums are difficult to manage when you're out, when outside you are more vulnerable and there are always crowds of interfering people, watching to see how you react .. What is worse is , whatever you do , half the people who watch will think it is wrong,, It is such a real pain when kids throw tantrums in the public..


Thank goodness my kids are easy to manage now,, before we go out I give them the rules first so they know what to expect ,, it was hard when they were toddlers good thing my hubby is there to help me ,, he is so good with rules and discipline and kids listen to him,,,  he also helps me deal with the kids and I find his tactics effective.....

So, tantrums are always going to be there,, even my 15 year old daughter throw tantrums every now and then ,, just do whatever works for your kids ........

Monday, October 19, 2009

Moved out

I don't know where to start form here,, its been more than a week that we moved in to our new place and there are still heaps of stuff to do , unpacking and decorating..
It is still emotionally draining for me... I am missing our old HOME, where my hubby and I started our family,, there are lots of good memories and happy times there..

I still pass by the house every now and then , just checking it and reminisce, I know it will take a while , hey I like our new place ,, it's like living in a Golf resort ,, just feel like we are on holiday... we are renting at the moment and we will start building our new HOME soon,,, so another roller coaster ride.....

There are lots of stuff happened during  the move.. the sad part was when things in the house started to break,, my dishwasher broke just days before we left ,, my washing machine machine broke 1 day before the move,,, our Yellow Tang fish died week before the move and the sad part is when our Beloved Pet  MARTY the Zebra Eel died 2 days before the move!!!!!!!
I dunno if its true,  but when we were selling the house we were having hard time selling it ,, either the right offer are not coming or the feeling was heavy ,, then we sold the House we were having difficulty finding a rental place ,,, we only find a place  a week before we settle the turnover of the house.... It was STRESSFUL....
It must be our attachment to the house that making things difficult , I would walk around the house and would say thank you House for all the memories and protection....

No we that we are staring to settle I have to check on some things like getting a Medifast coupon code   I needed to shred a few pounds before we go on our Christmas holiday in the Philippines...

Photo of our empty house on the day that we turnover .. The Aquarium was the last to go because it was hard to move this ,, we had to call an aquarium people to move this out...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Im Back

I'm back and I'm glad that I can now blog and surf around again... Whoaa,,,,, I know I know I've got tons of stuff to do but this is my rest Time.. Blogging......

We are slowly getting settled in the new place ,, everyone told me that its going to be hard to move,,,, but boy oh boy its not just HARD,,its a KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was in a point of losing my sanity,,, We stayed in our house for 8 years and with 3 children the amount of stuff that we accumulated throughout those years are enormous!!!

WAAAA I feel like I'm a HOARDER!!!!

I felt embarrassed with all those stuff... its just like watching an Oprah show with Peter Walsh the Organizer.... I try to organise my stuff but I have difficulties of letting go of things.....
I've learned a valuable lesson with this MOVE..... and I will change for good....

With 6 big boxes of stuff that I've sent to the Philippines ,, yeah,,, ours stuff that people would appreciate more ... pre loved toys and clothes , shoes and things for the house,,, I was suppose to garage sale them or put them on Ebay ,, but instead I decided to put them in the boxes and send them overseas,, even if I pay for the cargo I am happy to send to them especially after the big storm some unfortunate people would love to receive them....

I have to hurry up and put all the stuff in its proper places and make this new place homely .... The days are passing by and soon we are going to the Philippines for a holiday.... We are going o visit Hongkong first ,the kids would love to go to Disneyland,,, its a test run for us ,, if the kids are good then next time we will take them to USA and might stay in disney world hotels 
That would be lovely.....

Well,, my rest time is up!!!!! got to do some more work...... see yah...

Still here

Hi everyone Im still here busy unloading my stuff. We still dont have an internet connection!!! Just using my Iphone and Im missing the blog world. Ill keep u all updated.. See yah

Monday, October 5, 2009

Update

Just a quick update ... We are in the process of moving house and I'm extremely busy at the moment .. I'll keep you all updated once I get things settled and internet connection to the new place is done...    So ,, see yah all!!!!!  Have a GOOD day!!!!