Friday, July 25, 2008

Dressmaking Class - a new career???

I started a dressmaking class. I had blogged about whether or not to take this class in my private blog. I finally took the plunge and am not on my 2nd week. It's only twice a week and takes about 3 hours. The kids are getting used to not seeing me during that time. The first day, Joselyn slept for most of the time I was gone so we didn't have any problem with her looking for me. Benjo's old enough now to understand that when mommy goes out that he just had to wait for her to come back. Before I think they would worry that I wouldn't come back.

Anyway, the dressmaking class (a free class offered by the CWL or Catholic Women's League of our church), is going smoothly. We started by learning to make measurements and making our own patterns. I had first taken this class because I was inspired by my little girl's love for dresses and "pretty" clothes. Looking at the clothes in the department stores, many of the "pretty" clothes also have "pretty" prices :) So hopefully when I do learn to make clothes I can make them not only for Joselyn but for the whole family. Who knows, this might even be the start of a new career??? A far cry from my past IT background!

You've Got Mail

I watched the first half of "You've Got Mail" yesterday. It's the first movie I've watched that is actually one of my choices since watching "The Terminal" back in January. I loved "Sleepless in Seattle". I watched it in the movie theatre 3 times I think and several times on home video. I don't know why I didn't get to see its so-called sequel - maybe because of some critique I read. But when we were at Video City the other day, the cover caught my eye and I had to pick it up. It's really good so far and if I don't fall asleep early tonight I might finish watching the second half. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan remains two of my favorite actors and I love the way their chemistry. I love the idea of having a children's bookstore, which Meg Ryan's character (Kathleen) owns. It would be one of those dream jobs that given the resources I would like to own or at least be a part of.

Friday, July 11, 2008

New Look and Title

New look - this blog now has a new layout and title. Brighter than the dull brown we had before. "Unpaved Path" is the new title I've chosen. I guess it's one of the things that sticks out in my mind when I think of walking the streets. At least where we live, anyway. I know of many upper-class subdivisions that have very nice paved paths that you can actually walk on and not be run over by a passing bike or motorcycle.

I remember when my brother, sister-in-law and I were walking several blocks to a nearby grocery store. It was my brother's first visit in about 13 years and my sister-in-law's first time to be in the Philippines. I had already been back in the country for about 3 months and had already walked the streets several times. I knew that the fastest way to get to our destination was to walk near the road. To walk on the "pathway", you had to dodge parked cars, lamp and electrical posts, holes in the road and even vendors. But my brother tried walking along what should be a walk path as I walked on the side of the road. I saw him zig and zag and lookws rather frustrated at all the obstacles in his way. But it was safer I admit and I ended up following them on the "obstacle course".

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Changing Blog Name and Other Thoughts...

I haven't posted on this blog in awhile. Been busy with our homeschooling blog and the usual responsibilities of a mother and homemaker. I've wanted to change the title of this blog. It's very uncreative to say the least. I've thought of "Foreigner in Her Own Land" or something to that effect. This title will have to be explained in future blogs...

I've got a story or several stories that I've been wanting to tell. It's not something that happened just recently but happened at least two decades ago. Been wondering if it's something that's worth sharing. But I know it's something I have to write. Will post it in the coming days...