Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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
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
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
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
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!
NEVER BUY A T-MOBILE SHADOW!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I hear that the opinion of Obama is that he is a socialist. I tend to agree. Here's why. He's always talking about spreading the wealth. I just want to know why it's ok for those who don't work, because they chose not to work, can recieve more help than I do. How is it fair that everyone should get the same salary, the same wages? How in the heck is that fair? I don't get it! So, maybe doesn't always get the best shot when they first start out in life, but they have the opportunity to be something great, if they work hard.
I don't really understand what it is that he is trying to accomplish. I'm sure he isn't going to want to share his Presidential salary with all the welfare recipients or even me. So, why do I have too?
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I have discovered something that has changed that! The Men's Shave Cream by Aveda is flippin' awesome! The salon I work at is an Aveda Concepts salon. Our rep came out and was telling some of us about the products. She told me about the men's shave cream and I thought yeah right. I took some home and tried it. OMG! It really does work! So, I am going to sell the heck out of this!
I am so amazed! Really.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
It is so annoying when you are trying to get answers and the person on the other end of the phone thinks they understand what you are saying, but in fact they don't. Then I definitely can not understand what in the hell they are saying. How hard is it to hire people who speak english? I mean really. Is english becoming like latin? Do people not speak english anymore? Here in Oklahoma, 90% of the population speaks english. It may be with an accent in some areas, but you can understand it!
One time I had a guy call about a payment that hadn't been made on a credit card of mine, because it was in dispute. This guy couldn't speak english to save his life. I finally just had to say, I did not understand stand a word you just said. He repeated himself 3 times. I just told him I don't mean to be rude, but have someone who can speak english call me back. I just don't get it. You are going to have to pay them just like you would english speaking natives.
I swear. The next time I decide to finance anything, I will make sure their customer service has all english speaking representatives.
So, now business owners have to be cautious if they defend themselves? Even though they are just doing their job. Even though they are commiting no crime. They have to just take these hoodlums crap? That is so totally ridiculous!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Another thing that I experienced in Vegas was the Aqua Massage, I have one word. LAME. They charge you for laying face down in a human car wash, except you don't get wet. I can not believe I paid money for this. I wasn't too stoked about doing it, but I thought what the heck. I'll try it. It was a complete waste of time. Then the guy was like here, try our oxygen bar. He put this thing in my nostrils like I was an ederly woman who needed an oxygen tank attached to my wheel chair and then eScorted me to the "OXYGEN BAR". This too, was lame. It totally burned the inside of my nostrils. I mean seriously. I can breathe. I do not have congestive heart failure. I can not believe people pay money for this crap. I also saw one at the airport when we were waiting on our flight to Denver. I just don't understand how people think this stuff is great.
Anyway, we had an awesome Vacation, but spent entirely too much money and was so ready to come home. We almost got married, but we didn't manage our time very well. So, we're just going to have to get married here. HA HA.
We are not in too much of a hurry to go back.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I swear. I must be the worst PTO Secretary. =)
Sunday, April 26, 2009
They sent a letter home saying that he needed to wear an oversized bright shirt and makeup or clown suit (in case you hadn't guessed....he was a clown). So of course, I wait until the last minute and didn't have the time to go to the party store and get him any makeup. I also had to stop and get a shirt from Walmart. It was orange. Of course, my mom gives me a hard time for puting him in "OSU COLORS!" Whatever...lol. I didn't see her offering to buy him a shirt. So, anyway we improvised on the makeup. We used Katie's play makeup and my makeup. Shawn and I just looked up clown pictures on google and winged it. I used some brown eye tint and made him a beard like a hobo and then Shawn drew on some big eyebrows and put some of Katie's red lipstick on his nose. Then lined his lips and put some red lipstick on him. Shawn fixed his hair so that it was going every direction and then put Katie's flower headband on him. He looked so funny! He did great and so did the rest of the kids. Here are some pictures I took.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Anyway, Shawn's coming home today. He's been gone for 2 months so I'm pretty darn excited that I don't have to go in. I guess I'm going to clean. How fun. =)
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life until yet again, I was almost 25. I decided to go to school and actually have a career. I basically had NO FREAKING IDEA what in the heck I wanted, until I was 25 and then it all of a sudden hit me. OMG! I'm a quarter of a century old! What am I doing with my life! It's so sad for me to see young women, go from man to man to man thinking they are going to find what they want, just to get their heartbroken or break a million hearts themselves and leave feeling empty. WHY ARE YOU MAKING SO MANY LIFE CHANGING DECISIONS AT 21?! STOP THE INSANITY!!! YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!
Ok, I believe I've said my peace, lol. I just want young women to wait! Slow down. If you believe in God, wait on him. Your life will be so much better. I have an awesome Man in my life that loves me and my children more than I could ever ask for. I have a great career and wonderful life. If you've made bad decisions, don't continue the trend! If you are a quarter of a century old, you know what I am talking about! If you are not, listen to my words! lol Live life to the fullest. Be happy! You don't have much time left! Life is but a vapor! =)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Just as I thought, he did NOT have pink eye. The doctor said, tell the teacher to stick to the teaching and let us do the doctoring...lol. I thought to myself, what if I was someone who had to take money out of my rent or utility money to take my kid to the doctor. I am going to tell the secretary, unless the nurse is there to say he needs to go home, don't bother calling me.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I am at work. I have a new client. He is probably in his late 50's. He is getting the Euphoria body treatment, which men do not usually get. It consists of a sea salt glow, a soak in our clawfoot tub with aromatherapy oils and a massage. So, I greet him and bring him in to the room.
Me: You can put your things behind the divider. Have you ever had an exfoliation?
Me: Ok, I suggest you completely disrobe, because you may get salt in your underwear and then you will be soaking in the tub. So, you don't want to be spending the rest of the day in wet in underwear.
Client: Ok. (he smiles)
Me: I'm going to step out. I will give you sometime to get onto the table face up underneath this top sheet (folding the top sheet back). Then I will knock on the door when I am ready to come in.
Client: Ok. Thank you.
I give him about 5-7 minutes. I knock on the door. I walk in. He is laying on top of the table at the opposite end of the table.....TOTALLY NAKED! I close my eyes and point.
Me: UNDER the top sheet at the other end of the table! (then I laugh nervously then walk back out of the room)
I am pacing in the hallway, trying to gather myself, still laughing nervously. I walk back in.
Client: I guess I wasn't listening.
My inner monologue: Ya think?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
They are so funny. They keep me laughing!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I know there are probably things that I do that annoy others, but this is one of my greatest pet peeves.
Clumpy is not cute!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This morning was not extraordinary, except Shawn felt compelled to brush Katie's hair. This is not the first time he has felt to the need to brush her hair. So, he tells her to go and get the brush. She gets it and hands it to me. I hand it to him. She says, No. I want mommy to do it. He says, Come here Katie. I will make you look pretty. So this is what she looked like afterwards. She says, I look crazy! Shawn says, No you don't! You look great! Go look in the mirror! She says, I look crazy! I was laughing so hard. I almost peed my pants. At least my morning started off pretty good. I hope the rest of the day goes as well. My schedule looks like I'll be working like a slave for the rest of the week.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
My uncle Jay died in June of 2007. He had Wegener's disease, which normally fights the lungs, but fought his kidneys. Anyway, he had to get a stem cell transplant so that he did not develop leukemia. He died of congestive heart failure, because the bone marrow unit at Presby wasn't real efficient with his dialysis. He was a father figure to my kids. He was an amazing man. His life touch everyone he came in contact with. My kids talk about him all the time. It's so amazing how they can still remember him and the things he taught them.
My mom had my daughter, Katie, during the snow days. My mom was explaining to her how email works. She told Katie, I have friends that send me emails and I send them back. Katie says, Like God? My mom said, Yes! Katie said, So, he can tell Jay?
If you touch a child's life in a positive way, they will never forget it. I pray that the impact on my children's lives are positive and not for my own personal gain, but what's best for them!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Anyway, back to the subject. I get in there and she's doing my taxes and I tell her, I am a first time home buyer and that I should be getting the 7,500 dollar tax credit. I guess, she just ignores. When she tells me how much I'm getting back, I ask her, is that with the tax credit? She says, I've never heard of that. So, she calls her boss and her boss tells her it's 10% of whatever you bought the house for. So, ok whatever. No big deal. Then I ask her well why am I not getting as much as I did last year? Well of course, I made about 15,000 more than I did last year. But, you know that nifty stimulus check we got last year? It so happens that, it counts as income. So, that put me in yet ANOTHER tax bracket. They totally can't be serious. Now I see why people live off the government...lol. Not, that I would ever want to do that, but they make it so much easier to just do very little and essentially have everything paid for you. Than to get off your butt and work hard. I think it's total crap!