I know I haven't been updating as often as I used to do. Life's been pretty hectic. Aside from the social events and magazine shoots, there have also been the taxes to pay, insurance plans to review and pay for, financial check-ups, medical appointments, and what have you. All the boring stuff that I really do hate to do.
On the medical aspect, I just had my first of three cervical cancer vaccinations. So I can't get pregnant till after August so I'm on the pill again. And, boy, adjusting back to the hormones is just awful. I feel nauseous practically every day. I'm also planning flu vaccinations for the hubby and me soon. I think getting the flu vaccine is one of the best things I've ever done. I have weak lungs and I used to get rushed to the hospital several times a year, but since getting the flu shot and pneumonia shot in 2007, I've not seen the ER! Yey!
On the financial aspect, well, I will confess something utterly stupid. We didn't know we had to pay property taxes. Haha. My mother-in-law mentioned it one day, I checked with city hall, and BAM! We had three years worth of taxes plus penalties to pay! I am not ashamed to admit this but I cried and begged at the tax counter and so the woman took pity on me and gave me a discount. So I will pay for all that today. Sigh.
So on the financial side of things, well, we're okay. Yes, despite all that has happened recently, Vince and I are still above water. And yet, we're worried. The global financial crisis has hit the Philippines and suddenly everything--our jobs, our savings, our insurance plans--is on shaky ground. Scary times, I tell you.
I guess it's good that we don't plan to get pregnant soon. A child is pretty expensive to have and to keep, and we are aware that we're financially okay only because there's just the two of us. All I pray for now is that God cover me and my loved ones with His protection from sickness and accidents. As long as no one is sick or needing medical care, I know we'll be all right.