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Saturday, December 19, 2009

One-day Gardening

I missed blogging, have so much to post but very little time, what with my sister and her family spending the two-week winter break with us, and the usual yuletide get-together here and there.

Oh well, I decided to do this quick post because New Year is just around the corner and my Christmas posts are all stuck elsewhere but here. Anyway, a week before Christmas, Doods and I spiced up our little garden at the front yard. Last time it snowed, some plants withered and others died. The thing is, my sister's husband and her three daughters (ages 9, 10 and 11) are spending Christmas in America for the first time, we want the experience to be special. An added bonus are the good deals at most plant stores during this time of the year.

Here's a little part of My World, my life.

We can't wait for the buds to bloom

Instead of plain mulch, we added roses that turned  the oak lively!

I do not know the name of this interesting parasite. 

Camellias, hardy up to 10 degrees!

Beautiful camellia

Those camellia buds bring promise of  abundance. . .

They look happy. . . I am happy!

The cyclamens look healthy

They glow in the sun

These cyclamens are generous with their blooms.

Berry-like fruit from the Poda-corpuz

Garden jar to jazz up an empty space.

They look so lush. Love it!

The effort was well worth our while. My nieces love the flowers... and the butterflies!

Mulch, the secret of healthy, happy foliage.

Voila! Who would have thought it snowed a couple of weeks before this photo was taken!

"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." ~Adabella Radici

To kind blogging buddies who went out of their way to inquire about me during my absence in the blogosphere, thank you so much! I appreciate it. All is well, am just caught up in the swirl of the season!

Yesterday, Doods and I celebrated our 13th anniversary! How time flies. . .

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Techno Friends

Technology used to be feared, shunned. People use to be inhibited to try new tech-stuff. I remember when beta max was first introduced, we had to wait for my dad to be home because apparently, he was the only one who can operate it -no kidding! Haha!  Or the time when microwave first came into the market. My mom and aunts had to think twice before owning one because of hearsay about dangerous waves and such coming out of the thing. Now, every house has one. Actually every house needs one! Technology has come a long way and people have warmed up to different tech stuff available in the market. 

I'm a small person, so I get along well with a mini laptop. My fingers fit the keys perfectly well, not to mention the weight, wow, mine is so light! When we traveled to Asia, mine fit in my small carry on. Very convenient. Another useful friend, is our tomtom go 930t gps. Anybody who drives needs one. Ours was the best attachment our car ever got. It has proven its worth when we traveled to my sister house last Summer.

Recently, Doods purchased a Sony lcd television for my craft room. It was a very timely purchase because my nieces are here for the holidays. While am helping them with the crafts that they are working on, I can also watch at the same time. I just need to be around to assist but they are old enough to work on their own. This new sony lcd  television also allows me to watch sitcoms that I've missed seeing during its regular airing. It has plugs that lets me see all the episodes of my fave Grey's Anatomy without commercial interruption.

Am glad that this generation considers technology as friends. I myself am dependent on a lot of techy-stuff to help me get by my day efficiently and comfortably.

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