I’m listing my top free directory web sites so I can submit my portfolio to them. Although I receive design projects monthly, I would like to widen my client base to encourage myself to try out new things. I’ve been so used to designing the usual, boxy company web sites that when a photographer contacted me and asked if I can show him some pop art type of artwork, I couldn’t produce any. The closest thing to pop art that I have is my portfolio web site which was created months ago.
I’d say I’m doing fine with my monthly quota plus my full time work. But since my earnings are okay, I should take it easy and do something more creative while I can afford it.
Did I just say I could handle the sleepless nights now? I thought it’s easier the second time around but it’s still torture. Especially when I think how Meg is such a happy baby that naturally, she’ll be a good sleeper. Wrong. She still is, a happy child. However, her sleep pattern have gone crazy due to God knows what.
Last night, I alternately walked, breastfed, carried, breastfed, put her on my chest, breastfed, walked and carried her up to 6AM. I suddenly know how it feels like to be a zombie walking back and forth just so she’ll go back to sleep. I was actually worried that I might drop her at one time because I was so dizzy. Nothing mattered at the time anymore – except if only I could just get an hour of uninterrupted sleep. Not even the movies or great songs that I reserved for such cases could keep me awake. I gave up, put her down and went to the restroom. When I came back, she was sleeping with a spoonful of spit trickling down on the left of her mouth.
She looked like an angel. And again, I was reminded of how lovely she is. Of course, she woke up as soon as I started getting comfortable. Yet this time, she gifted me with her famous wide, toothless, silent laugh. So yes, all is forgiven.
Maybe it is part of the female genetic code, but I love deal hunting. I have a hard time spending the full price for anything. In fact, it makes me bitter sometimes. I found this site called offers.com and it is a great one-stop-shop site for deal hunters like me. Even cheap college students can find things to spend money on because of the discounts that can be found there. I could have bought my medical books off offers.com! Oh, the things we could take back.
It’s an easy website to use. Imagine not having to coupon clip for hours and only having a limited selection of stores. Too much effort and not enough positive results. Offers.com is nice because I can go there, click the category I want, and it pulls up plenty of options regarding the product I choose.
Don’t ask me about the best hgh supplements nor the best diet pill out there. Because right now, the main reason why I’m not gaining weight is because I am breastfeeding round the clock and not getting any sleep at all. Being a human pacifier is fine but I really wish I could at least sleep for more than three hours a day. Even a straight, uninterrupted two hours will do.
And since we’re talking about my “hopes and dreams”, why not list them all?
1. A bath longer than 5 minutes
2. A relaxing full body massage that will really relax me, not make me wonder if Meg is crying during my massage
3. Some really good and sinful, creamy soup with melted cheese on top.
4. To wear an outfit that is not breastfeeding friendly
5. Not just uninterrupted sleep but have a much deserved sleep-in during weekends
During your professional career, you may move through multiple posts and through multiple companies. With every career move that a person makes in her professional life, he or she ends up losing friends. With every forward or back ward move, she leaves hundreds of friends behind.
These are the friends who were your lunch mates or people who kept you company after office for drinks. They might be your employees or your boss. They might be the guys or ladies who you met around the office and shared a meal with, or they might be colleagues that befriended you during a water cooler moment. They also might be the people who you met during your pre-career stage in conferences or GMAT course classes.
For most new moms, losing post-pregnancy weight is always a struggle. After all, having a baby keeps you busy enough that there’s just no time for other things like cleaning the house, working, let alone exercise. Luckily, there are so many weight loss programs out there that women can now choose which one will be perfect for their schedule. The website FitClick.com for one, is a great resource web site with their extensive list of diet plans, free weight loss programs and workout routines. I just love their articles especially the “Ten Tips on how to lose weight“. My top three from that list are:
1. Know what you eat. I’m addicted to numbers so counting calories is just another great way to pass the time while I’m breastfeeding the little one. I’ve researched the most common ingredients so I know what to avoid, which food I should eat less and which ones I can eat everyday.
A few of my favorites.
The Internet, the Web, or whatever you so desire to call it, has billions of articles and pieces of information. Most everything that you desire to know or search for can be found on this great tool called the world wide web. And, all this wealth is accessible to you sitting in your arm chair at home.
Not the newest invention, but a tool that has enabled countless people to get a higher education is the online university. If we wanted to learn something, we used to go to the library and check out a book. If we wanted to study something, we went to a university or community college and took some classes.
I will need sleep aids soon if The Husband wouldn’t stop his snoring. His snores are louder when he’s tired which is why he sleeps in the other room whenever he comes home from a night out or a long tiring day at work. Lately however, we just couldn’t afford to sleep in separate rooms. Meg tends to wake up and play or cry, depending on her moods, in the middle of the night. So we need to go into parent-mode even if the last thing we want to do is get up and smile. Our roles are like this: I’ll carry Meg when she’s crying while The Husband tries his best to put Sandy back to sleep just in case she gets disturbed by Meg. It’s really hard having two kids. When one is awake, you bet the other one sleeping won’t stay that way for long. So really, it doesn’t help if the “third baby” is keeping you awake as well due to his snoring. Sleep is now a luxury and I’m more than willing to pay if only I can have a straight four-hour sleep.