Monthly Archives: February 2013

Thinking of putting up a garage sale?

After organizing again my messy room, it was a surprise to see tons of trash again. It seems that a trash accumulates and builds up everyday.   I am thinking of putting up  a garage sale so I could earn money out of the mess.  I couldn’t afford to  give them away to some friends because I am not sure if they could still use them or just  keep them  sit in the corner of  their room  and serve the same purpose,  a  mess in others house too.   I will keep only those that are important to me and gifts that have meaning in my heart like the pandora charms  that I received from a friend last Christmas. It was another busy Sunday and now I’m ready again for busy weekdays and to start it all, I will be assisting my daughter tomorrow on her  video  project   for her Christian Living Education subject.

Dragon Fruit

I usually buy fruits that are only common to us like mango, water melon and orange. When I buy a certain fruit like kiwi, passion fruit and dragon fruit, that  means I only crave to buy a piece or two and not because it is included in our diet. Dragon and kiwi are kind of expensive and thought that I could get all the vitamins from other fruits that give the same nutrients.

When I watched a documentary show that features dragon fruit,  I listed down dragon  fruit  in my  supermarket  list. I thought about the many benefits we would get from this fruit.   It  has little black edible seeds inside like kiwi fruit, sweet and crunchy.  It  is low in calories and rich in nutrients like Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.

Entrance test plus two more, asthma and what triggers the attack

I accompanied my daughter   to take the entrance test for Grade Seven today.  We arrived  just about five minutes before  the scheduled time. Perfect!  I already calculated the travel time  via PUV and  walk  to  and from the  school.    There’s  a thousand of applicants,  not the exact figure though,   but just imagine the number  of people   who were there waiting at the school grounds,    parents plus relatives who support  their  sons/daughters for the said  test    added  to the large crowd.  There’s a tent where parents could stay  while waiting  till  the exam is done.  Some are reading pocketbooks and  magazines  while others are busy with their gadgets like Ipad, laptop and mobile. Even if there is a place to stay with strong Wifi plus a large tent fixed with a toggle clamp and few benches to sit on,   I decided to go back home to nurse my older daughter who has an asthma. She’s still sick  right  now  but  she  feels  better  with inhaler medication. Over the years, I know well how to manage her sickness,  asthma that is.    But of course,  I cannot just take it easy because  asthma deals about breathing. When the condition is severe, this condition could be fatal.   It takes proper medication and  avoid the factors that will trigger the attack to be avoided.   The food,  allergies, environment, cold weather, smoke, viruses and stress are just some factors that can trigger  the attack.

How to avoid?  Simple.  Discover  what  triggers the attack.   Most likely, the polen from flowers on Valentine’s day plus the drastic change of weather put my daughter into this condition right  now.

Food to avoid  asthma

  • Dairy products
  • Fatty meats
  • Citrus fruits and tomatoes
  • Salty food