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organic maple syrup... anyone?

It snowed again the other day. As in... really snowing. The only consolation I got is the fact that I know it isn't winter anymore. Or is it? Anyway, that is what springtime in Maine is all about... having snow showers every now and then... dipping temperature... and flood watch.


On the other hand, this is what I think the maple trees need to be able to produce lots of sap for maple syrup. And speaking of Maple Syrup... one of the best products from Maine... Hubby is tapping sap in our backyard for our breakfast pancakes and waffle.
[improvised or recycled sap bucket by: Mikey]





We have some potential trees that Hubby taps. His technique may not be the standard by technically... I think it is very ingenious and earth-friendly. He uses or recycles those juice and milk plastic gallons instead of buying the "real" sap bucket that most farmers use to catch the sap. And I think it's very smart of him to do such thing beside the fact that it is indeed organic... hypothetically…

Our Dream Vacation

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Finally, Spring is here and I have been waiting for it since the start of winter. LOL! But just this morning it started snowing again. Grrrrrr! Maine weather is indeed crazy. If only we can move down south, where the weather is warmer and more favorable, maybe I will be stress-free. And speaking of south… I can’t wait to take that dream vacation in Kissimmee that me and Hubby planned for our 3rd Wedding Anniversary. It will surely be another wonderful and memorable gate-away for us.

Well, this will be our first visit to Florida that is why I am so excited. And we chose Kissimmee because it is in the heart of Florida. It is close to everything exciting and fun-filled attractions like the Kennedy Space Center. Hubby is already excited to take their new Shuttle Launch Experience Ride and live his childhood dream of being an Astronaut even just for a day. While I am looking forward to visit… …

Of snow... lemons... and macro

It's Spring and it is snowing! What's up with that? Well, what can I do? Someone told me... when things are not going the way you expected... you better make lemonade out of a lemon. Whatever that means... I am doing just that.
So I dug up my winter boots again and put my winter coat on... took my camera with me and arm myself it an umbrella [to protect my cam] and went out to take a photo of some interesting things in my backyard.
And these are the result. My experimental MACRO SHOTS!



Brandon, Alvin and the Chipmunks

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I came home a little early today and found Hubby in the bedroom watching the News while surfing the internet. Brandon on the other hand, was in the living room watching Alvin and the Chipmunks for the millionth time. After I changed into my house clothes I immediately set the table for supper. Brandon didn’t realize that I was already home so he had no clue that I was watching him while he was dancing and singing along with the Chipmunks. It was an awesome sight to see. His Dad soon came and we both watched his performance. When he realized that he was being watched… he stopped and covered himself with the throw on the coach.
During supper Brandon asked me if I could buy him the movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" that he watched last winter with his cousins. I didn't say anything even if I already know that it is available on DVD and Blu-ray and even on Digital …

Spring Feelings

Yey! It's already Spring. Technically! Tomorrow is the official date for Spring and I am having a blast. The weather is lovely... 60 degrees... clear blue sky... spring-ish ambiance... snowless grounds... and spring-y scented breeze... what else could I ask for?
Well, I am still not over with Hubby's drama over the weekend and I am writing a letter to him right now. It has nothing to do with spring... the spring mood added some twist to my feelings right now though.
Dearest Sweetest,
Firstly, I want to apologize for being so mean to you last week. Though I can blame it to PMS... I will not use it as an alibi. I felt so guilty because I know I hurt your feelings. We argued a lot in the past on almost everything and I know that it's normal in any relationship. We do have conflicts every now and then due to different points-of-view or simply difference in cultural background and orientation. But last Friday... we had another argument and it turned ugly. I didn't expect your …

Do You Need a Personal Assistant?

I am freaking out. What do you expect? Aside from the changing season that has a great impact on my mood and personal effects… another season that really affects me beyond reasonable doubt is “tax season”. Well, as a Financial Manager slash Budget Analyst slash Household Custodian slash Hubby’s Sounding-board; I have the toughest job ever in making sure that my family’s needs are met and well-taken care of. But in this present economic situation, no matter how one plans for everything, it is still hard to make both ends meet especially if the earning is not enough and expenses are too much.
In this present economy, housewives need to be equipped with essential knowledge on home energy saving tips and how they can use this knowledge to run their household to their advantage. They need to know if there are basic tools or equipment available for them that they can use like home appliances that will make their job easier.
Good thing there is indeed a tool that we can use to help us in our s…

Taking Care of the Laundry

It's my birthday today. It's no big deal. When you are five years away from becoming a "Golden Girl" birthdays are a countdown that you either look forward to or dread to even just give it a thought.
Yes, I turned 45 years old today and it's not a big deal. I have more important things to do than celebrate it. I need to attend the last day of training required for my work. I have laundry to do. I need to answer my take home exam for my Medical Terminology class tomorrow. And I am just so tired and frustrated that I cannot take the weekends off.
Yes it's my birthday today and Hubby played it cool and I am not very impressed. Here is the thing. When I celebrated my very first birthday as his wife... Hubby screwed it up. He didn't know the exact date of my birthday. He thought it was the 13th and not the 14th. And any wife feels how terrible it is when your Hubby doesn't know your exact birth date. Good thing his daughter saved him from disgrace. Heather b…

I am not so happy today

I am not so happy today. No, it has nothing to do with the weather. The weather today is just a-okay despite being gloomy and having some dusting every now and then.
I am not so happy today. No, it is not about my class. Oh, did I already write about my class that I am taking recently? Oh yeah, remind me to write something about it next time because it is a new thing to me.
I am not so happy today. Because... I am on detox diet! My diet includes only liquid. I am only allowed to take beef/chicken broth, popsicle, coffee/tea without cream, kool aid, strained juices of apples and jello. Aside from that... I am advised to take 4 tablets of Dulcolax, 238 grams of Miralax mixed with 64 oz of Propel water. How fun is that?
I am on detox "clear liquid" diet because tomorrow... I am scheduled to do a COLONOSCOPY procedure. Sounds great! Not really. I wish I didn't know what I know now. But too late.

I learned from my Medical Terminology class that colon/o is a Latin word which means…

Beauty Sleep

There is nothing more relaxing than crawling in my bed and taking a long nap in the middle of the day. I am allergic to bed, okay? Yes, I fall asleep right away when I see my bed. So I guess it is an allergy. LOL
My bed is the most important thing in my house… errrrr… second most important thing in my house… [because my computer is the first] so I value it.
Normally, I'm already up at 4 in the morning because I need to be at work by quarter to six. So you could imagine how early I need to get up and prepare for work. And I don’t go to bed until 11 PM because I do other important things at night too [e.g. multi-tasking – translation: facebooking, blogging, chatting with friends, and watching TV]. But I am already off from work by 9 AM and will not be back till quarter to two for the second shift. So I have 5 hours to kill in between… and there is nothing more logical thing to do but to take my beauty sleep.
Beauty sleep was not that fun a few months ago. It was more comfortable on…