Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Recently, Alexis auditioned for a scholarship to Blue Lake, a music camp she plans on attending this summer. The camp costs a lot of money so she's hoping to get a scholarship to one of the programs. She's been taking violin classes since 5th grade and I'm glad she stuck with it. Thank goodness she got my brother's musical skills. And now that I think about it, my brother started in 5th grade as well. He plays the guitar. He didn't have any formal training and was self-taught but he's really good at it. He was able to set up his own band. I remember him frequenting danelectro's website because of his interest in electric guitars and such.

Someday I hope to learn how to play an instrument as well. I might even sign up for beginner's lessons who knows.


Thanksgiving is one holiday I'd like to say "pass" next year. It was nice to be around family, celebrating festivities and what not but we spent way too much money on Black Friday deals that I swear I'll just sleep through the event next time around. It didn't help that there were good deals online as well. I didn't even have to leave the house and be in line for hours. I visited different websites including
http://www.redenvelope.com/christmas-gifts-her-rcher. The most popular ones of course, are the ones with lots of electronics. Hubs found a 60" LCD HDTV for $799. Not bad at all considering the prices of such luxuries back in the day. *sigh. I promise, my mantra next year will be SAVE SAVE SAVE!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Road trip

Next month, both hubs and I have a week off after Christmas. We plan on doing a road trip with the family. Down South sounds nice, as we do need to get away from the harsh winter even for just a while. We'll load the truck and click POI on our GPS. That'll be interesting.

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times our truck gps tracking has kept the peace and quiet in our family. I'm such a backseat driver and I oftentimes find myself nagging my husband to frustration. The gps really helps us a lot specially in situations where we both know that we'd both be at each other's neck without it.