All posts tagged: A Musing Mom’s Tales

A room with a view

What’s the best thing to do during summer vacation when you’re not out on the beach? Reading, of course! Travel vicariously through books. I just finished reading “Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus” on Kindle and it has stirred in me a longing to go out and travel once more. Harriet is a 70+ year old widow who lost a bet to her daughter-in-law. As a consequence, she had to sell her house, pack her bags, and live with her son and daughter-in-law. She decided, however, to take the long route going to their place. She wanted to see the world, and so she traveled from Philadelphia to California via land transportation. And traveling she did, while adding more salt and pepper shakers to her collection. I had imagined the luxurious hotel rooms where Harriet stayed as well as the tourist spots she had visited. The story was beautifully written that I felt like I was with her all the way, hearing her conversations, feeling her emotions, seeing everything in her own eyes. But there is …

Silver lining

I am getting distracted more than ever. I’m supposed to submit three press releases today and edit some academic paper, write two essays… and my laptop has not been cooperating until now. Since I installed a new anti-virus software recently–courtesy of my husband–it just started doing crazy things. Really, of all the brands he’d buy, I couldn’t understand why he didn’t choose the one I have previously been using. I got very frustrated, since I didn’t have time to go out and find an Internet shop where I could work, especially not in the evening and with two little girls in tow. Anyway, I only have a few hours left or less than a day before TAT (turn around time). I’d better get going now before I start failing everyone including myself. I’m just blogging to breathe and give some update. For one, my dear little Z took an exam this morning at a renowned Montessori school in the area. The result? Really good! Her mathematical abilities are way advanced to place her in Nursery level despite the fact that it’ll be her first time to …