Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stimulate Your Brain

Mr. O slumps back on the armchair, and declares, "I'm mentally drained."

This is what happens when you haven't played chess in a long time.

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

I've always believed as we get older, we should keep physically but mentally active.

We all have busy lives. Often going through the same, old routines.

Why be boring?

Why not change your routine? Do things differently once in awhile.

Go outdoors. Go for a walk. Read a book. Learn something new.

Exercise your brain! We all need stimulation.

In the evenings, I play Brain Age or do sudoku puzzles. And of course, I write and read a lot of books.

What's a few minutes a day?

I've encouraged Mr. O to do the same.

I may be old and a little forgetful but I like to keep my mind young.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Twelve

Twelve years ago, on this day, we welcomed a son into the world.

Such a tiny, sweet, beautiful baby boy.

Truly a gift from heaven!

Now, it's hard to believe you were so little then. For you have grown up to be a fine, young man.

So talented, smart, funny and independent.

How could we still call you our baby?

And although, you're finding your own way, I hope you'll never forget us.

Whatever you do, we will always support and encourage you.

For you have brought us so much love and joy.

If you only knew how much we feel about you - words cannot express.

We are so proud of you.

Happy 12th Birthday!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Think Spring

The sun is shining, and the temperature is soaring.

Gone are the winter coats, hats, gloves and boots.

Think spring!

Gardening, flowers, birds and longer days.

But think again.

There's no way I'll be enjoying this fine weather.

My boys are sick with ear infection and fever!

I've spent a whole week taking care of J.P. - working round the clock.

And now that he's feeling much better, my eldest boy fell ill on Sunday.

What?!

No!

There goes March Break. Sigh.

Think I need a drink.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Sports Fan

Modern Family, Parenthood, and The Big Bang Theory are just a few television shows that I watch every week.

Reality tv?

No.

I'm sick of it.

My brother asked, "What other shows do you watch?"

"DIY programs."

I have basic cable, no specialty channels here.

I do tune in to the sports channel.

Perhaps, I'm not your typical sports fan. But I do enjoy watching basketball, football, soccer and hockey games.

And funny how I'm the only one who keeps track of the games.

Somehow, I find the sports channel more intriguing than tv programming.

Thanks to Jeremy Lin!

And now that the playoffs are just around the corner, I'm cheering for my hometown hockey team.

And my boys have jumped on the bandwagon! Yay!

The more, the merrier!

It may take a miracle!