Per a good friend’s suggestion, I am now doing Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred. I am on my 6th day though I started two weeks ago. Life got busy last week so I had to stop. What can I say about this workout? It is tough! But it is one thing that I need. I have been doing Hip Hop Abs for some years now and it’s getting boring and easy. Hopefully, this will work out for me and when I am done, I plan to try yoga. My husband already gave me some yoga clothing for women last month and I should put them into good use. Getting fit can be more fun and exciting especially when you’re wearing fashionable workout outfit, right?
We live near a skills training school and I have been planning to inquire about their short-term courses. I had the chance to do so when my daughter was enrolled in their summer cooking class last month. I learned that they offer various cooking and baking classes. As much as I love cakes, I do not have the patience to prepare and decorate it. I am leaning toward baking breads which I think is more practical and with less fuss compared to cakes. Hopefully, they will open bread-baking next month so I can enroll. I am excited to finally learn how to bake my own bread. Yay!
I have been accumulating a lot of tools and supplies for my online shop of handmade products and keeping them all organized has been a challenge. Last Friday, my daughter and I spent some hours at some thrift shop and a hardware store to buy some storage boxes. I also looked at the aisle of aluminum machine handles just in case I find something that I can use for my pasta machine because it’s handle is quite tough to maneuver but unfortunately, I was not able to find one. The good news is that we found some affordable and sturdy storage boxes and an organizer for my daughter’s knick-knacks. Upon coming home, we immediately sorted our respective stuff and used the storages that we bought. Now, I can easily access my beads and metals without opening all the boxes where I kept them. I used to have six small boxes for storage but now, I only have two big ones.
Summer break has officially started last month and for starters, our family had a 10-day trip to the islands down south. It was a very memorable and exciting family experience that we wish to go back and visit again.
And this week, my daughter will start her cooking class. We decided that it is going to be a good activity for her as she is very much interested in whipping up simple dishes and desserts. Aside from that, cooking is a life skill and it is good that kids know their way in the kitchen at an early age.
A friend also suggested that we enroll her in a physical activity this summer. My husband is thinking of enrolling her in a hip hop dance class but that is still subject for approval of the one who will take her to and fro her class – yours truly. Hahaha!
Anyway, I have already bought her new art supplies like watercolor paints, drawing books, paint brushes and others. With her money, she also bought new books and those has been keeping her busy for almost a week. This week, her class will pre-occupy her until next week. For the next weeks, I have to find new things for her to be busy with or else, she’ll bug me to no end. I let her play with the gadgets and watch her DVDs but those are controlled and limited to encourage her to do more productive things.
There is nothing more liberating than having your first car. For most people, getting a car is their first big purchase. This is why you should do your research and think very hard before deciding on what car to purchase.
Learn the Basics of Car Ownership
Before you get caught up with the details of the car model you want and what color it should be, learn about the basics of car ownership first. Ask about how you get a car registered, securing a license plate and purchasing car insurance.
Decide on a Budget
You need to be realistic on the budget you can afford. Chances are your first car will be paid by a loan you applied for. Tally that in your monthly budget. Car salesmen can be very convincing people. It is important that you stick to your budget no matter what.
Consider Your Needs and Lifestyle
When doing your research, you should know your non-negotiables. For example, you would need mini-van or an SUV because you have babies that need to be in car seats. Or you need to have a car that drives cheaper gasoline. It is easier to get the better car but remember it may not be the best car suited for your needs. You should also know the costs of maintenance and repair and factor that in with your decision.
Buying a car is very much like buying a house. It is a big deal. Careful thought and planning should be taken before deciding.
About the Author:
Martha Blythe is excited to finally buy her first car. She has done her research and decided to get a Ford in Yuba City. She can’t be more thrilled with her decision!
It has never crossed our mind but last month, when I saw on the news how a young lady was assaulted by a group of men, I suggested to my husband that we enroll our daughter to a self-defense class this summer. My brother, who holds a black belt in judo, told us some years back to engage her to the sport. Well I might do that soon. I am also wondering where to buy pepper spray for her and our added safety. It is sad that the world we live in gets more dangerous every day, thus, it is wise to take precautionary measures like learning how to defend ourselves when attacked and bringing products that we can use to protect and defend ourselves with.