Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Mother's Day...My Ladies Friends!

Mother's Day is a perfect time to honor Mom for the years of love and childrearing, so show your appreciation for Mom's hard work and patience with a poem. Personally-written poems come from the heart, and your Mom will be truly touched by the effort and thought that went into writing her own special Mother's Day poem.

"Happy Mother's Day" means more

Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pretty Glass Tiles in My Kitchen

When we did the renovation with our house almost three years ago, the most extensive labor we did was our kitchen. We totally opened it to make it bigger. We put new cabinetry, kitchen drawers, new sink, counter top, flooring, paints, and appliances. We also scraped the pop corn ceiling and painted it to look new. My favorite thing in our kitchen was the glass tile we put on as a black splash. It is water resistant, and the I like the rich look of it. If you are planning of some home improvement and you need glass tiles for your kitchen, and bathrooms, you better visit for they they huge selections of glass tiles and even mosaic tiles if you prefer one. Right now, they have a sale going on and if you place domestic order over $100 the shipping will be free, same thing with the UPS ground shipping.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Don't Want to Wear Short Pants, Mommy!

As always, my son got up this morning for school without us waking him up. He always have to wait at least five minutes though before jumping out of bed. There are days that he said he doesn't want to go to school, but ended up going anyway. This morning, I told him to wear short instead of pants since the weather here has been warm lately. For some reason, he didn't want to wear a short. It took a lot of convincing between me and Daddy before he decided to wear it. Maybe because he has gotten used to wearing pants because he has been wearing pants ever since the weather got cold last year. I am glad he agreed to wear short today.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Say the Right and Consoling Words!

We just recently loss our grandmother and it was very painful for us. I was very close to her since I grew up with her when I was a baby till when I was old enough to go to school... the only time I was away from her; after school days, we were reunited again. She loves each one of her grandchildren that during her funeral, almost every grandchildren said something about her. It was a unique funeral, the onlooker said. Anyway, if you are going to visit or attend a funeral and are not sure what to say, you can get help by visiting This website can help you What to say at a funeral as well as what not to say. There you will be confident not to hurt or offend the family of the deceased person. Whether you are very close or just an acquaintance, you can be sure what you are going to say will console the grieving people. Go visit their site now and learn what to and not to say during funeral, viewing or just visit the wake.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to Avoid Jet Lag?

Many travelers lose the enjoyment of a day or more of their vacation because of their inability to avoid jet lag. Don't let this happen to you when you visit Hawaii. Here is how to avoid jet lag.

Here's How:

  1. Eliminate stress and anxiety as much as possible before you fly. Get plenty of exercise before your trip and try to avoid getting a cold.
  2. Eat plenty of starch, carbohydrates and greens before you travel.
  3. Get plenty of sleep the night before your trip and wear comfortable clothing during your flight.
  4. Set your watch to the time of your destination (Hawaii or home) before you board the plane.
  5. Drink lots of water before, during and after your flight -- 8 to 12 ounces every hour is recommended. The dry air in plane cabins causes dehydration.
  6. Yawn or chew gum to alleviate the pressure build-up in your ears, especially during takeoff and landing.
  7. Avoid alcohol, coffee or other caffeine products before and during your flight.
  8. Eat meals at times that are as close as possible to meal times at your destination.
  9. Consider carefully whether you wish to use a product like No Jet-Lag (homeopathic) or melatonin. Be sure to read up on any product before you consider using it.
  10. Use earphones to listen to music or earplugs to reduce cabin noise, which tends to be stressful and brings on fatigue. Kick off your shoes and try to get some sleep.
  11. Get up and walk around the cabin when possible, or do some exercises in your seat to stretch your muscles and keep your circulation flowing.
  12. During extended layovers on long flights, see if a shower is available. A shower can help ease your muscles and make you feel much better.
  13. When you arrive in Hawaii, try to stay awake until your normal bedtime (local time). This will get you on Hawaiian time very quickly so that your first full day is not wasted.


  1. What you do before your trip is as important as what you do during the flight. Avoiding jet lag begins days, even weeks, before your trip.
  2. Rest, drink water and keep your blood flowing -- the three key things to keep in mind.
  3. Try to adjust to the local time of your destination when you begin your flight.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All About Jet Lag

What is jet lag?

Jet lag, also called desynchronosis, is a temporary disorder that causes fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of air travel across time zones.

What are other symptoms of jet lag?

Besides fatigue and insomnia, a jet lag sufferer may experience anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, dehydration, headache, irritability, nausea, sweating, coordination problems, and even memory loss. Some individuals report additional symptoms, such as heartbeat irregularities and increased susceptibility to illness.

What is a time zone?

A time zone is a geographical region which has the same time everywhere within it. The world has 24 time zones, one for each hour in the day. Each zone runs from north to south in strips that are approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) wide. (The actual width of each zone varies to accommodate political and geographical boundaries.) As the earth rotates, dawn occurs at a set hour in one time zone, then an hour later in the time zone immediately to the west and so on through the 24-hour cycle. Thus, in the U.S., when it is 6 a.m. in the Eastern Time Zone, it is 5 a.m. in the Central Zone, 4 a.m. in the Mountain Zone, and 3 a.m. in the Pacific Zone.

Why does jet lag occur?

The cause of jet lag is the inability of the body of a traveler to immediately adjust to the time in a different zone. Thus, when a New Yorker arrives in Paris at midnight Paris time, his or her body continues to operate on New York time. As the body struggles to cope with the new schedule, temporary insomnia, fatigue, irritability, and an impaired ability to concentrate may set in. The changed bathroom schedule may cause constipation or diarrhea, and the brain may become confused and disoriented as it attempts to juggle schedules.

How does the body keep time?

A tiny part of the brain called the hypothalamus acts like an alarm clock to activate various body functions such as hunger, thirst, and sleep. It also regulates body temperature, blood pressure, and the level of hormones and glucose in the bloodstream. To help the body tell the time of day, fibers in the optic nerve of the eye transmit perceptions of light and darkness to a timekeeping center within the hypothalamus. Thus, when the eye of an air traveler perceives dawn or dusk many hours earlier or later than usual, the hypothalamus may trigger activities that the rest of the body is not ready for, and jet lag occurs.

I thought I'm Over it!

I thought I was over with the jet lag, but I was wrong. I found myself sleeping in the day time and wide awake at night time. My husband told me to go to bed anyway, even though I am not sleepy. Well, I tried but it didn't work. I think it will take awhile before my schedule of sleep will be back to normal. So I told my husband to bear with me for it is not easy for me, too! Catching up with my blogs are also affected by it. I am thinking of taking sleeping pills to see if it helps :-). Anyway, bear with me, friends....will be visiting your blogs as often as I could.


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