May
23
2012

Memorable Summer Time

After six years since I graduated and started working, I never really enjoyed my summer time. I’m glad this year, 2012, my summer time is different and I’m happy to say that it’s certainly memorable and worth blogging.

For the past five (5 years), whenever the school year ends, I’m not like any other people that are excited for the summer vacation or that rejoice because it’s time for a fun and exciting family time. In fact, I consider those times just like any other ordinary day.

You may wonder why, well, it’s because as a contractual employee (my contract ends every 31st of March) I have now work during April and May, which means, no salary! No work, no pay!, So instead of looking forward to an exciting summer, I am worrying of how I can survive those 2 months considering that I am the only one who is working for my family (which includes my husband and a very young daughter). It was 2009 (3 years after I started working) that my students’ clinical internship started (on the 1st Monday of May), now this means that I only have to worry of surviving the month of April.

Anyway, to make the story short, this year, 2012, I became a regular employee, which means that even if I don’t have a summer class, I’ll still receive a regular monthly salary, not to mention that my rate increased due to my new work status. Another thing that I’m thankful for this summer is that the students’ clinical internship was delayed due to some reasons. With this happenings, I spent my whole summer with my husband and my daughter.

This is the first time that I stayed longer with them; that I spent almost two months in the house, literally. You know, during school days, I am away from home for 4 days and spend just 3 days with my family. That 3 days is not totally spent with them because I still have 8-hour class. You can just imagine how busy and stressful my schedule is. Even so, I am not int he position to complain because I’m earning a little bit more and that’s what matters to me as of the moment, at least. It’s my driving force.

So, back to my memorable summer time, we spend quality time together as my husband and I sort of mutually renewed our relationship that was becoming boring and uninteresting. With this special bond, we tried to treat each other just like it’s our 1st year together! Also it’s the first time that my husband decided to become patient, tolerant and control his temper. In short, we’re having harmonious days instead of yelling and fighting over petty things just like cat and dog. As for our daughter, I spent quality time with her, enrolled her in a social dancing class, attend to her daily needs, which I seldom do because I’m always away from home.

We spent most of our afternoon strolling around the city with our motorcycle, eat street foods (kwek-kweek, tempura, kikiam) at the plaza, stayed their for a while, then stroll again. That is our daily routine, except when it’s rainy. Some of the days, we went to some beaches, falls or spring and spend the night there. A really ideal summer time for me and my family.

If we’re not in the streets strolling, we just watch the TV together, or spent our afternoons under the mango tree in the backyard and enjoying the comfort of the hammocks. A very relaxing way of  spending afternoons with the family!

Though for some, this kind of summer is not that exciting or there’s nothing spectacular about it, but for me and my family, this is one of the times that we will surely treasure as many “firsts” happened” towards a better family relationship.

 

About the Author:

Praning5254 is an insomniac who started blogging since 2008. She is an educator and a Clinical Instructor offline, who has the passion for gadgets and other technology-related stuffs. Online, she maintains several blogs of various niches, which depicts her passion for technology, health, food, movies, books and other interesting stuffs.

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