Clues: There’s no place like “it”; we pray that God Bless “it” always; and “it” is sweet. Another clue: we did not have to spend on gas, on entrance fees, or on cottages. Sirit na?
Because summer is so grueling for us, we can’t even afford to unwind and go somewhere, even just in any of the numerous neighboring resorts in Los Banos/Calamba. Our penitensiya (well, not actually because I’m not a Catholic) during Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday included encoding student information into our database and editing review materials for our high school entrance exam review. On Easter Sunday, same thing plus we hosted a math teachers’ workshop, informally titled as, “The Irvin Techniques on Teaching Math with Flair”. Basically, the highlights of our holidays were our ala-resort lunch outs at our yard. Resort na resort, as we already have a hut that looks like a resort cottage, plus Randy bought Raviv a huge inflatable swimming pool (upgrade from his batya, story HERE) that enticed even the adults. Here are more snapshots:
It was definitely a way to beat the summer heat! But despite putting a shade on the swimming pool, Raviv’s skin was still getting darker and darker, and I was worrying. I told Randy to stop the activity, but he said that Raviv is a boy and his skin getting dark does not make him any less cute. However, his skin getting dark is not just my concern. There are so much more reasons to be alarmed! Good thing I was able to buy Johnson’s Baby sunblock from Duty Free. It cost about $20, but I still bought it because I trust Johnson’s. Since he swam almost everyday (and because the other “members of his swim team” share it with him), it ran out pretty quickly. So imagine my delight when I saw that one of my Nuffnang sponsors was…
None other than the Johnson’s Baby Sun Daily Protection Lotion! The good news is that it’s sold locally, and I’m sure is more affordable than the imported version that I bought from Duty Free! Yay for that!
Even though we were not really able to rest (as in rest) during those four days, we are grateful because:
1. While we may have had so much work, it was because we had so many clients…should we complain about that?!? ‘Course not! Thank you Lord!
2. We may just be at home, but our place was good enough for our household to bond, and for our baby to enjoy safely and comfortably.
3. And most of all, we are reminded that HE died for us, and, HE HAS RISEN AND HE LIVES FOREVERMORE.
Indeed, there’s no place like home sweet home when God blesses it!
- Why Cousin Yoona Cried (momsterteacher.com)
- Vocabulary Lessons from Yaya Tet (momsterteacher.com)
- Bathtub Downgrade, Fun Upgrade (momsterteacher.com)
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