Friday, December 9, 2011

Initial Board

Initial Board

I bought a cork board, super glued plain brown wrapping paper to it, then super glued the camo print square paper on top. Once it dried, I super glued the initials in the middle of the camo paper. Then I took a yellow ribbon and a green ribbon with a wider width, put the yellow on top the green and lined the frame with it.  It looks pretty and covers any crooked cuts with the brown paper. All the of it cost me about $20 at hobby lobby. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

If you are a Massage Therapist and knock kneed....

I am both!

I am going to start with the beginning of my day. In my closet, I saw a pair of khaki corduroy pants I haven't wore in a few years. I loved those pants. I just thought maybe I didn't wear them anymore because they were too tight. I thought to myself, I've lost some weight. Maybe I can wear them now. I put them on and they fit great! I was stoked. I get the kids off to school grab my stuff and head to work. I get there, clock in, grab my schedule, go to my room, put my towels in the hot towel cabby, and turn on the bed warmer. My fellow massage therapist, Talle, comes into the room to put her stuff in the room (we are doing a couples massage). We chit chat until our clients are filling out the paperwork. We bring the clients in and give them the shpeel. Walk out and give them a few minutes. Then we walk back in. I sit down. I work on the clients neck and shoulders while he's face up.

After about 10 minutes, I get up and get the sinus eye pillows for our clients and lay them on the eyes. I walk to my clients arm and what do I hear as I'm walking? My knock knees making my pants rub back and forth. I suddenly remember why I stopped wearing these pants! So, you can imagine this goes on all day driving me nuts! Not to mention that when I get home, Shawn (my finance') says what is on you that's making that noise?

I sometimes think clothing should have a warning label. Like if you are over a size 20 you should not wear spandex. Or if you have knock knees, don't buy these corduroy pants!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Last week, I was super busy at the salon. We had couples massages galore. So, about the third one, we have a younger couple. The man was a pretty big guy. The woman was a stick. I tell them, "I'm going to be at this table. Talle will be at this table. It doesn't matter to us which table you decide to choose." Yada. Yada. We step out and close the door. We wait about 5 minutes and go back in. The woman was on my table.

So, I ask her, "What kind of pressure do you like, Light, Medium, Deep?" She says, "I want it pretty deep and I only want my neck, shoulders and back done."

I say, "Ok. Well, if the pressure is too deep or too light, just let me know."

She says, "Oh you can't hurt me." It makes me laugh when people say this, because they really don't know what they are saying.

I work on her shoulders and neck while she's face up. She says, "That was the best neck massage I've ever had!" She was a little dramatic. Then I have her turn over.

I get to her shoulders and she says, "Could you use a little less pressure please?"

I say, "Sure." I let up a little.

Then about 5 minutes a later, she says again, "Could you use a little less pressure please?"

I again say, "Sure." I let up some more.

Another 5 minutes goes by. She AGAIN says, "Could you use a little less pressure please?"

Are you kidding me? You told me I couldn't hurt you and you have told me 3 times to use less pressure? This makes me laugh and it's sort of annoying. People think because I'm a small girl I must suck. Or they want to look "tough".

Haven't these people heard the expression, "NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER".

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BB 11

Ok, I know I haven't blogged in awhile and it's kind of lame for me to blog about Big Brother. But, I just have to say that.... LYDIA IS PSYCHO! And so are Chima and Natalie for that matter. Are they sniffing crazy glue or something? Crying over Jesse?! They are MAD ( as in loco)!

Chima: Jesse is the only one who didn't say anything bad about anyone in this house. He is the only one who kept his word.

Seriously? Did he not say he would put Ronnie up and then back doored Casey and evicted him? Did Jeff, Jordan, or Michelle cry and go CRAZY over that? No. It's a stupid game.

Then Natalie saying Michelle pushed Chima to act like a child. Uhhhh.... Chima's been acting like that since day one. Only this time, Chima couldn't stand it that maybe... just maybe... Michelle was a little bit smarter than her.

Lydia has been a little off her rocker for a while now. I mean come on, watching Jesse sleep in HOH room and he didn't even know it. Pyscho-stalkerish. And how dare she call Jordan a dumb hoe when Jordan had never said anything sideways about her. Was it not last week that she couldn't stand Natalie and now they are BFF? Lydia... jealous much?

Anyway... I hope Jeff and Jordan win! Yay for Jeff for play the coup de' taut! Power to the sane players!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Money is what really makes the world go around

5:30 a.m. my alarm goes off. I turn it off. I lay there for a minute and then decide to get up. I turn on the coffee pot, turn on the t.v., and sit down on the couch. You will never believe what was on the news....Bernie Madoff and Michael Jackson.

I am so sick of hearing about Bernie Madoff and how he swindled everyone.

I get it.

He stole money from THOUSANDS of people.

But, when I hear all these people say, "I invested half a million dollars with him!" I think to myself, you invested a HALF OF A MILLION DOLLARS? You had a half of a million dollars and you wanted MORE? Greedy much? I mean seriously. If I had a half of a million dollars, I wouldn't put all my eggs in one freaking basket. I hear all these people say, "He stole my hope, my dreams, my soul!"


Your hope is in money?

Your dreams are in money?

Your soul is in MONEY?

If you weren't so gosh darn greedy, you might have your half of a million dollars right now. Haven't you read the bible or listened to the O'Jays song, For The Love Of Money? Maybe if you had, you wouldn't be in this situation. Yes, he was greedy too. Don't get me wrong. There are people that he stole from that didn't have a half of a million dollars and they were putting every dime they had into Madoff so that they could have a retirement. It was those that had a half a million dollars that were feeding his greed, so that he could take from those that didn't have as much.

Granted. I don't have a lot of money. But, I am perfectly happy.

All I have seen for the last 5 days is Michael Jackson.


He was a great entertainer, musician and he was a weirdo. WE ALL KNOW THIS! Why keep rehashing it?

You can't tell me that they aren't making money by keeping this going. The man died FIVE days ago. I think we've beat this to death! Let him rest in peace!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Death To The Shadow!

I am so flippin' frustrated!

I have had T-Mobile cell service for 5 years now. I actually have never had a bad experience as far as the service goes. However, the equipment I purchased in February has cause me nothing but frustration. I swear, I wanted to throw it through the freakin' wall! It reboots itself constantly and then when it comes back on it won't show the time or date. I have to take the battery out and put it back in at least 3 or 4 times before it does what it's supposed to do. It freezes up and then again, I have to take the battery out. Most of the time it won't diplay my contacts. I have never had so much trouble with a dadgum phone!

So, I called them the end of May and they asked me all these questions, blah blah blah. I get a new phone in 7 days. The replacement phone did THE SAME THING! So, I call them back this last tuesday and I spend 10 minutes on the phone while they ask me the same questions, blah blah blah. They send me ANOTHER replacement phone and what do you know.... it does THE SAME THING! I am so sick of this phone! I have to get it replaced one more time before they will give me another model. I am so irritated I could spit and I think I might!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Great Importance To The Small People

It's so funny to hear what is importance to kids.

Last week, I was driving to my mother's house with my son (6), his friend (7), and my daughter (5) to take them swimming. Her pool is clean and bigger than mine. They are talking in the backseat and then I hear my son say, "Nu uh! Katie you're lying!" Then I hear his friend say, "My dad took a string and yanked out my tooth!" Then I hear my son say, "This tooth right here is loose! It's going to come out any day now." So, I stop listening to them and start listening to the radio. Then again I hear my son say, "Katie! You're only 5! You're lying!" He's getting really upset. Then I say, "Hey, what's going on back there." Kaleb, my son says, "Katie said she has a loose tooth and I haven't even had a loose tooth! She's lying." I had to laugh. Here these kids are getting upset over who has a loose tooth and who doesn't.

Oh the days when that's all I had to worry about.