Saturday, June 28, 2008

Omy's New Job

Omy is experiencing a totally new occupation. I would say it is quite a career change! After nearly seven months on the unemployed rolls, and in the very week the unemployment checks were to stop coming, Omy has found work as a Family Service Counselor for the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Oakland. He works at Holy Angels/Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, CA.

Family Service Counselors are the ones who help the families sort out the burial needs and other final arrangements for themselves or for family members. He handles cemetery plot sales, cremation, niches, etc...You name it. I guess you could say he is in Real Estate. This is the last lot (for burial) or condo (niche for your cremated remains) you will ever need.

He seems very happy to be there and the staff there was very happy to have him come to work with them. I went over there to see his office and I really admired the beautiful decor of the Holy Angels Mortuary. I liked it all very much. If he is happy there, and can make a living, I suppose that is what is most important. Our parish priest was the one who referred him to the Catholic Cemeteries when he knew of the opening....thanks, Father Jose!

Because he is an employee of the diocese, we are entitled to a considerable discount on the grave or niche as the case may be. So there are benefits.....and, get this, there is a pension too! So maybe this will be it, at least for now.

Customers are dying to get in

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stephanie Ronquillo's Graduation from Moreau Catholic High School

Last Sunday, May 25th was a wonderful and emotinal day for us. Our baby, Stephanie Monique Ronquillo graduated from Moreau Catholic High School. The weather was nice, we were seated in the Mezzanine and watched it all unfold before our eyes as Stephanie crossed the stage.

Aunty Carissa Aunty Terry, Aunty Desa, Uncle George, and Michael, Uncle Johnny and Aunty Merci were all there. Some friends from Ballet and classmates from Oour Lady of the Rosary attending other high schools were also present.

We had a party later at home. The next party will be when we send her off to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Photos of My Blue Kitchen

Some time ago, Catie, Stephanie and I decided that we would re-do the kitchen. We took down the cabinet doors, removed the hardware, and repainted the doors using s 5 step process.

We replaced the doors with new hardware after we painted all the bodies of the cabinets blue and the walls yellow.

I love it. If I ever get the kitchen re-done again, I need to have another blue kitchen. Since custom colors are pricey, this is My Blue Kitchen for a while to come.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cent and Catie!

Omy and I are proud and very happy to announce that our daughter, Catie is engaged to a fine young man. His name is Centurion Wood (we call him Cent). Here is a photo of the couple taken the weekend he popped the question.

Even some pets have a blog, so why not me?

More and more we live our lives in the ether. It is easy to be the armchair expert when we need less and less to look our audience in the eye.

Last semester I took a "teaching and learning with technology" class and I started to become familiar with the great ether in a more usable way. so I decided to try it out.

But there are so many places to go and I must use my time wisely. Entertainment has never been so easy or more time consuming.