Monday, January 4, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook #10

FOR TODAY... Jan. 4, 2010

Outside my window... We are up for a vacation in Baguio City (the summer capital of the Philippines) and I see the tall and fragrant Pine trees from our room; the mountain air is so cool and relaxing, and the ravens are nesting on top of the Pine branches.

I am thinking... Where else to bring my Mom and stepfather for another great tour of the City of Pines.

I am thankful for... The blessings my family and I will receive this 2010 from God.

I am wearing... A light yellow printed top, jeans, socks and sneakers -- not to forget the light jacket to protect me from the cold breeze once you get outside the hotel.

I am remembering... To do this blog entry so I would not miss this Monday's Daybook update.

I am going... To bring the kids out for strawberry picking at the Strawberry Farm later.

I am reading... The Joy Of My Heart by Anne Graham Lotz for my daily devotions this 2010.

I am hoping... To spend bonding times with my Mom, and likewise, for her to be able to create wonderful memories with my DS and DD.

On my mind... A big bowl of fresh Baguio lettuce with Caesar salad dressing, parmesan cheese, croutons and bacon bits all over it.

From the learning rooms... DS and DD are still on vacation mode at the moment; until next Monday after Mom and stepfather leave for NJ again.

Noticing that... Baguio is now very polluted in the city; so much unlike the days when I was little and I could walk with my parents along Session Road without having to cover up my face.

Pondering these words... If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you -- John 15:7

From the kitchen... None at the moment as we are out on holiday vacation; eating out and trying out great foodfare in this cool mountain province is a must =)

Around the house... The doors and windows are locked in our Manila home, and no one is around, except for a visit from my trusty, old cleaning lady, who by this time, may be changing sheets and cleaning nooks and crannies all around it.

One of my favorite things... Freshly picked plump and juicy strawberries straight from the stem to the mouth!

From my picture journal...

Thanks to Peggy for allowing me to take part in The Simple Woman's Daybook. Blessings and have a great week, everyone!


  1. Wow, Anne. Your Daybook reminded me of our vaction in Baguio 5 years ago. DH attended a summer class there and kids and visited him for 2 weeks. It's sad to hear it's now polluted. I heard a big mall is recently built there. That is not good for little novelty shops and fresh markets that made the place more interesting, right?

    Enjoy your bonding time with your mom and family.

  2. Hi Ruth, yes Baguio is (sadly) polluted, especially along the Session Road area. There is an SM City Mall up along Session, and yes, you are right -- bad for small business owners and quaint shops around town.

    Fortunately, we stayed inside Camp John Hay where the air was relatively cleaner, crisper and cooler =) We enjoyed after-meal walks around the area where we lived and the kids (and adults) just loved it.