The Show Must Go On..

2.28.2014




Why do you only have 28 days? It seems like yesterday when I was just writing my priorities for the month and now you're over. Why does it seem like time is a luxury I can't afford right now? Well, I'm not necessarily blaming you, or anyone. I don't like that attitude - blaming, or accusing. I have fully understood that I am and should be fully liable of myself and my behavior. 

Looking back to the past 28 days, my priorities include 1. No yelling for 30 days. 2. Potty training. 3. Reiko's alphabet. 4. Three recipes for the month. 5. Fix the monthly budget.

Whew, I have 5 priorities! My daily habit for this month is still the yell-free challenge, and know what? It was a blast! I was successful for 30 straight days! And today is my 37th day as a yell-free parent. Isn't that amazing? At least I'm relieved. Potty training - oh wow, I'm not seeing any progress here but then again, I don't wanna pressure Reiko, I just want to take it easy and follow his own pace for now so no worries. Wink, wink. 

On the other hand, I've been looking for several inspirations from Pinterest to create Reiko's alphabet wall. We did cut out the letters but they didn't look so nice, they were too boring and the wall looked so sad because the papers we used are white and the letters are black, not too appealing for kids. So here are some of the things I'm planning to do next.. these are what I got from Pinterest..

Love this wall! :)
And this too, very creative!

One thing I'm sad about is not achieving my goal of 3 recipes per month. Why, it seems like an elusive task, and I'm not even sure if elusive is the right word to describe it. My husband usually does the cooking but I help whenever I can and I really want to do it on my own. Where are my motivation and enthusiasm hiding? I need them, right here and now. Please.. And lastly, fixing our monthly budget had never been harder especially that my husband recently quit his job. Yes, he chose February to quit his job. I don't know if quitting sooner than later matters or what-not. But like what I said on my previous post, let bygones be bygones.

So.. I still continue to be the lead star in the movie of my life. February, you only had 28 days but a lot had happened. One of my bestest friends at work already left to work in his hometown. And it happened in a time when work is more toxic than ever. True friends -- are one of the few reasons why I'm still in my job now. Sad as it may seem, the show must go on. 



"Remember that thinking and doing are two very different things. Success never comes to look for you while you wait around thinking about it. And if you wait until you're 100% ready to begin, you'll likely be waiting the rest of your life." - Marc and Angel Hack Life

Thank you February, you'll always be remembered. And March, I am so ready for you!!!

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  1. So ready for March too. And I do keep thinking that I need a three day extension to complete all of my monthly goals because February is way too short!
    Kudos to so many yell-free days. I think I need to do that. And potty training is in our not-too-distant future. My kid is 20 months and definitely not showing interest..yet.

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    1. Don't we? An extension would be much appreciated! Haha :) Thanks Tamara, at first it used to be so hard not to yell but it actually got easier day by day -- I guess it comes with making it a habit. My son is almost 3 so I'm kinda pressured with potty training..

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  2. congrats on your yell-free days! woohoo!

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    1. Thank you Angel!! Hope you have a great March! :)

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  3. February just flew on by! Congrats on no yelling! I should be potty training Zavier...he's almost 3! We bought a pack of pull-ups and then went back and bought a pack of diapers. We have 6 more months to get him potty trained!

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    1. Right, Feb is so fast! Thanks Gracielle, I guess the no-yelling habit is working! :) Wow, 6 more months for you.. my son is turning 3 in about 2 months! Can you believe that? That's why I'm quite pressured with potty training.. :)

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  4. I'm ready for March too! It's my birth month :) hehe. Congratulations sis on your 37 days yell-free as a parent. That's so hard ha? Good Luck on next month :)

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    1. Thanks Lhen!! It takes so much effort but it's worth it. Best wishes to you too! :)

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  5. I am not sure where February went myself...
    Maria

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    1. Ahaha, never worry. March is on the way. I'm sure we can always catch up with our goals. :)

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  6. I love the alphabet walls, especially the first one - it's a great idea x

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    1. It is really! I hope to be able to remake it and do it this month. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  7. That last quote is so true...if we wait till things are perfect, we'll never even start. That quote needs to be up in my house! And I need to try a yell free challenge!

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    1. The yell-free challenge is liberating, ironically.. even though you're not shouting or screaming. I've realized that waiting for the perfect time isn't gonna happen, so what if we're only 50% ready? It's not a competition anyway :)

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  8. Also happy it is March, even though February is such a short month and blew right by me. Now, if only the weather (the snow and the cold) would get the message that Spring is coming, we would be in even better shape here!! :)

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    1. Ohh Janine! I do hope everything's gonna be back to its normal state in your place. I understand how you've been feeling since winter started. Can't wait for you to share your spring posts :)

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  9. I'm crazy about letters and typography and just love what you've done for that cute artwork :)

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    1. Me too, crazy about letters! Haven't done them yet though, I'm still gonna try this month :) Thanks Kelly!

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  10. Ready for March! I am ready for warmer days! ~A~

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  11. i like that first alphabet wall that youre planning to make for reiko :D i also saw some DIY alphabet / numbers tea bags on pinterest you might like that too. and congrats on your yell free month sis i really admire you for working on that :)

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    1. Thanks Shayne, I'm working so hard to keep my cool all the time to avoid yelling, hehe. I'm really hoping to find more time to do that alphabet wall, so help me God! :) I'll definitely check more ideas about the alphabets from Pinterest.. :)

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  12. Hey Rea, February does always go by too fast even though it's just 2 to 3 days less than the other months. I like the picture of the first of the alphabet, it's really cute. I'm also, trying to potty train my daughter who will be 2 this week and she is not interested either.

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    1. My son is turning 3 and I feel like I'm running out of time. Hehe! I hope I can get to work on the alphabet wall before March ends. Thanks Sonya!

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  13. February always flies by! Hmmm those alphabet crafts look fun. Not sure if Reiko is at the age where he likes to sit and do crafts but maybe you can make a craft out of it with him. :) I'm sure you all will figure out the finances. Never know...hubby might find a job where he makes even more money than he did at the one he was at :) Go easy on yourself with the recipes. Maybe strive to do one for March and perfect it. I'm just glad you're reaching into unknown fun territory. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes :) Thanks for faithfully linking up to my blog hop. You're such an awesome supporter to me in the blogosphere :)

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    1. It's my pleasure to be your blogger friend Brittnei! I love linking up to your blog hop every week, it also gives me more chances of knowing more great blogs. I do try to involve Reiko to any of my activities and hope that he pays more attention and won't get tired right away. Hehe. I think I'm gonna follow your suggestion of one recipe per month and perfect it. Thank you! :)

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  14. YAY for no yelling! I wouldn't be able to do it.

    February always goes so fast for me. I think it is because we have a birthday in the beginning of March, LOL!

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    1. Thanks Echo!! It takes so much effort to not yell but it can be done.. Hehe. Oh, happy birthday!! :D

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  15. I love the quote, Rea. I just went back to my email for something that I was supposed to do and realized it was already a MONTH ago! Time flies by so fast, I swear I felt like it was no more than two weeks ago. I'm decorating the girls room and trying to decide what to do for their alphabet and numbers too. It's really hard to decide... considering I have to decide how much work I want to put into it. LOL! I'm glad you were successful on your 30 days of yell-free challenge. I'm yelling less these days, I think subconsciously, your rubbing off on me. Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style.

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    1. Oh I'm glad you're yelling less these days, we can make it a habit! :) I agree that the month just flew by so quickly. I hope you get to do your decorations and I get to do mine too. Hehe. I'm also a bit hesitant as to how much work I'll devote on it because we're also planning to paint our bedroom wall and apparently it would be best to do that first before the alphabets. :) God bless to us! Thanks April!

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  16. wow. that quote at the end spoke straight to me.. or something :P I should stop waiting until i'm fully ready. I should stop making excuses. Sigh. Inspirational post :) thank you.

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    1. You're welcome Natasja, and thanks too for always visiting my page. I'm glad you're getting something insightful from my blog. :)

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  17. The yell free challenge is such an awesome idea! I really don't yell much, but sometime by impulse I yell because he is about to do something dangerous or make a huge mess. My son is super sensitive like me and gets really upset if people yell around him. I think I will bring this up to me boyfriend for our relationship. We tend to yell sometimes and I think this would be very helpful!

    I totally agree with the potty training too. We have a potty and he knows about it, but we aren't making a huge fuss about it yet. Just getting him used to the idea for now. Hopefully we wont be changing poops for too much longer!

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    1. I've learned that yelling to your kid is alright because we're doing this to catch their attention when they do something dangerous but yelling at your kid is something that we would want to avoid. :) I tend to yell at my husband too if I get really mad.

      As for the potty training, I hope to be able to start it soon because my son is almost 3. Hehe.

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