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Guilt-free shopping, anyone?

Lately, I’ve been out most of the days of the week, doing errands, filing legal cases, paying off personal loans… and shopping. The latter, however, was more of a by-product of all those things that I had to do. I think I finally understood why my husband once felt a sudden urge to buy himself a very expensive pair of leather shoes in Singapore, when we have just spent nearly 100k for our family vacation abroad. For the past several years, mind you, I have successfully practiced avoiding window shopping unless I intend to buy a particular item. I would only go into a particular store if there’s something there that I have really been planning to buy and if they’re holding a sale. I have always prided myself for being able to refrain from impulsively buying stuff for myself at the mall, even if there’s enough cash in my wallet or debit card for me to be able to purchase anything I’d fancy. Like my husband, I tend to spend money on good food, and …

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 …