Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Friday to a Relaxing Weekend

The technical problems of Blogger are finally resolved. I am able to access my account and get updated with my favorite blogs. Please don't let this happen again Blogger. My life will never be complete without this account. Please take care of our precious blogs. :)

It's Saturday and I am spending my quiet afternoon at home with my family. This weekend was way relaxed as compared to my last week's mall escapades.

I already planned to spend my weekend at home because I am expecting a blast from a Friday night reunion with my former colleagues. It was supposedly a reunion of six people, who once comprised the Research and Publications team of a school. Five of my six colleagues promised to join. Unfortunately, only the three of us came.
Ate Mitch, Tinee and Me
This wasn't our picture last night. This was taken in 2007, back when I was 110 lbs and my career was just starting. (Sigh) We had fun though two of our colleagues broke their promise. We made a lot of catching up stories and recalled our adventures and misadventures in the workplace. 

We failed to take pictures last night because we were so full of stories, food and drinks. This entry in my planner would perhaps forever remind me of how we squeezed in our last three years in one night.
I love reunions and I used to love organizing reunions. A recent experience however taught me to forget about organizing this type of gathering. But with Ate Mitch and Tinee, I know no effort is ever wasted. You two are the best. 

Back today, I woke up late and this was how I spent my quiet afternoon

Reading Madeleine Wickham's (Sophie Kinsella) Wedding Girl.
This is the first hardbound novel I have purchased.I love books and novels but I always prefer the cheap paperbacks. A recent sale from my favorite National Bookstore in Cubao gave me the chance to finally own a real hard bound novel.

While writing this post, I am also enjoying this bunch of sweetness
Double Expresso Cookies from Kitchen of Cakes and Coffee

and this
Potato Marbles
I love French Fries and it used to be a regular weekend afternoon snack at home. I believe this is healthier than the frozen french fries in supermarkets.

My niece wanted to sleep over at home so this evening it will be the two of us in my room.

Girl bonding! 

Wishing everyone a great weekend! :)


  1. It's 8PM on a Saturday night, and I'm still at the office. Been here since morning... and I don't think I can go home yet. Waaaahhh!! Nice to hear you were able to have a quiet Saturday at home. I hope to get something like that tomorrow (asa pa! Waaaaah!)

  2. Please let us now what you think about the book. It looks cute!

  3. What a fun day you had! enjoy your read.

  4. Hi Diane! Oh, it sounds like you had lots of fun with your old friends! Three is a good number! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. I think it's so great that you make the effort to get-together. I'm glad you had such a good time.

    I think your niece is lucky to have you for an aunt. That will be a special memory for her always.

    Enjoy your book & those delicious looking cookies!

  6. How cool that you spent an afternoon with old friends. I love such gatherings. Those cookies look delicious. :D

    Take good care of the niece. ;)

  7. Sounds like such a great weekend! Hope you had some great girl bonding & those cookies look so yummy! Makes me want to run off and bake some right now :D

  8. Kabisado ko yang Tomas Morato! The good ol' days...sigh. Btw, I want to reply to you via email after each comment but you're
    still a and you can easily fix that by doing this: It will help communicate with you faster and easier :)

  9. Very sweet photos! And I would love to read that book...I'll look for it! The food you show looks yummy. Right now we have 'new potatoes' in the store and they are so sweet and creamy! I know you would love them! ♥

  10. There's nothing like a good book and cookies to spend a relaxing afternoon! The book looks like a romantic novel. I hope you're enjoying it :)
    The cookies look yummy, almost like homemade!

  11. Most definitely those potatoes are a much healthier alternative! Keep on writing! :)

  12. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.I love to spend time with family. I rarely get to see mine these days. I agree Blogger does need to try to keep that from happening again. It was rough to lose posts and comments. Thanks for stopping by Coupon Challenged. It actually was my first blog but I rarely post on it now. For some reason it posts to people that use my other blog.I probably messed something up.

  13. Kabayan, salamat sa papuri mo sa gantsilyo ni nanay. Yon nga lang, hindi pa rin ako makasagot sa comment mo via email kaya i-try mo yong sinasabi dito:

  14. Hello Diane! I read your comment in the "Discussion" area of the online class for E-publishing. I'm so glad you added your infot. How are you liking the class? Some of the lessons are really interesting to me, and others, I'm not scoring very high on the quizzes!

    I just started my blog May 8th. Still trying to get the kinks worked out. I'm going to sign up to follow your blog. Nice to meet you!


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