Friday’s Feast # 144


List 3 emotions you experienced this week.

This week, I’ve experienced being: happy (spent a wonderful Mother’s Day with my family, and celebrated two birthdays –Honky Tonk‘s and Paeng‘s); tired (Nate’s sleeping pattern drives me nuts and sleepless); and frustrated (my kids drove me beyond exasperation yesterday!).

Name a car you’d love to have.

When one becomes a driver-mom, her priorities change. Though she would have wished for one of those sleek sports cars (she must have been a race car driver in one of her past lives), she would rather want to have a bigger utilitarian one that will accommodate three kids, a yaya (nanny), huge school bags, a food bin (a.k.a snack bar), a stroller, a bag of clothes (for emergencies), and of course the whole clan! The vehicle has got to be spacious enough for Patch and VGood to be seated faaaaar apart because they would often get into irritating fights on the way home from school. It’s also got to give a smooth ride since VGood has motion sickness. I guess driver-mom will settle for the latest model of Toyota HiAce Grandia. That will definitely complete her look as school bus driver. LOL 😛

Describe your typical morning routine.

Now that it’s summer break, I am able to sleep in late. But not without justification. I co-sleep with the Magnate, and lately his sleeping pattern drives me crazy. He wakes at 12 midnight, stays up until 2 or 3… he sleeps again, and then wakes up to his morning at 4 or 5am. I then hand him over to the nanny, and I hit the sack again.

During schooldays, we wake up at 5:30am. I prod the kids to hurry, hurry, hurry! And then we’re off to school by 6:30am. I’d usually have just a mug of coffee.

Main Course
Have you ever emailed someone famous? If so, who, and what did you say to them? Did they reply?

Does holding public office qualify for fame? If so, yes, I emailed a national government official (head of a bureau who gets a lot of radio and TV interviews so she must be famous LOL) on some questions I had about processing/attaining certain public documents. The response took a while but I appreciated that she took time to reply completely and accurately. Her tone was a good mix of personal and professional (not cold and unfeeling, robotic-like).

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones?

No, I have not yet discovered podcasts. Otherwise, I might as well be growing roots already on my PC chair. LOL

Would you like to join the feast?

14 thoughts on “Friday’s Feast # 144

  1. When my twins were taking drivers-ed a couple of years ago, the instructor referred to our SUV as the Mommy Battle Wagon — we have referred to it as such ever since — and they (or at least a mini-van) really ARE a necessity to the job!!! I sure wish WE could have had one of those YaYa (nanny) things though! THAT would have helped considerably too!!!

  2. Great feast! Sorry your little one doesn’t sleep well at night, we’ve had 3 nights in a row of that this week with sick Baby. Thanks for visiting my feast 🙂

  3. WAsn’t this what we were talking about when we were playing the other night? Nate’s sleeping pattern which you work parallel with. H’e so cute naman .. a smile from him would surely blow your pagod and puyat away. Basta take care of yourself, eat well, and takevitamins, rest whenever you can, and play scrabble edgwise for sanity haha. I am sure you can cope with these pungent-sweet years of growing up babies.

  4. Hi, chateau!

    Enjoyed your feast!

    Regarding your question on my BIL, yes, we were quiet certain that he would make it based on our own independent survey… I gues the silent majority have spoken out. But we’re still keeping pur finger crossed.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh to have a nanny! *sigh* we share a similar appetizer (frustration) How old is your baby? 🙂 Does he have a bedtime routine?

    Cge, ingatz 😉

  6. Thank you, fellow-FFers, for the visit!

    Hi annamanila, he’s too cute to provoke me LOL. I guess this is not the worst of it yet. The terrible twos are yet to come! And I can already feel it – my boy will be different, more difficult than my girls.

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