Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sale Alert: LJS Warehouse Sale

A few decades ago, you can tell it is almost Christmas when the commuters go berserk over heavy traffic and when a jacket is a necessity.  Now, the traffic is pretty much the same all year long and the thermal digits never drop near the equator.

So what are mommy and daddy indicators that it is almost the holiday?  Aside from whining kiddos to start shopping for Christmas stuff (heh), it is the consecutive announcement of various Warehouse sale!

This year, this is one sale I am most interested in!  It is one of two shopping tradition that I do not fail to do for the kids (and myself, because of all the good finds and savings).  It is the 5th LJS Warehouse Sale!!

There are various great buys that you can find!  I used to work somewhere near the warehouse and I make it a point to visit at least once to buy for the house, the kids and some others I can give away.

Go check out the participating brands!  I am sure you'll find products you will not regret getting.

The brats grew up with brands like Philips Avent and Aprica.  Now that they are bigger I get to buy them comfy Sanuk and Kickers footwear as well.  

See you there!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Ray of Sunshine

It was such an eventful day.  

There were heartbreaking revelations that I fear I cannot digest.  It was such a bad day.

My work day was toxic that it felt more like a Thursday than a Monday.  I had a ton of email to reply to - a lot needing careful consideration because one step can be deadly, career-wise.  Procrastination got to me again as I preferred to wait until it was the deadline before I sent out my peer feedback;  I had eight write-ups to do.  It.was.TOXIC!

By late afternoon, I felt like I was going to pass out.  How crazy can this day be?  I was working from home but there was no chance for a breather.  Then there are "requests" from the kids here and there. 

Mom, I want this.  Mom, can you get that? 

Then I saw it.  My six-year old daughter was in the kitchen, her small hands washing the plates and glasses they used for snacks.  My four-year old ran to hug and kiss me.  

Mommy, I love you.  

I guess she saw that I needed the confirmation.

Sometimes it takes those little things to affirm that, although you are hurting, life goes on.  Will things mend to the way they were before they were broken?  I don't know.  I just know that, in case it stays broken, there are blessings to be thankful for; there are rays of sunshine even when dark clouds cover them.