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.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I'm just wondering. When did it become ok for the Federal Government to fire the CEO of a corporation? The government was just so convinced that GM needed a "bailout" and then they ended up going bankrupt anyway. So, then the government says you're fired? When did the U.S. government become a dictator? I thought we had freedom in the United States. I thought we were allowed to have our own property without government interference. I thought we were allowed to have our own businesses without government interference. I thought we were allowed to succeed or fail without government interference.

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

No more 5 O'Clock shadow!!!

Ok, so let me start by saying, I am one of those girls that can shave my legs at like 7 am and then by 10 am I have 5 O'Clock shadow. I've just dealt with it. It's a little annoying, but I've dealt with it.

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

Customer Service has become foreign!

I thought Customer Service meant companies were supposed to service their customers. Almost every company I have recently called with the exception of Tmobile, has had someone on the other end of the phone who speaks english as well as a 2 year old. Do they think that this is servicing their customers?

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.

When defending yourself become a crime?

I've been watching this trial on the Pharmacist who shot a robber in his pharmacy. I think this case is so amazingly bogus. This guy was just defending hisself. He had no idea this was just a kid. He had no idea this kid wasn't going to get back up! He was protecting hisself and his women employees. On top of that he's crippled. How is this a crime? The kid was robbing HIM and was accompanied by another kid with a gun!

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

What happens in Vegas... won't exactly stay there

We just got home from our Vegas trip. We had fun, but seriously if we ever go back, we will NOT be staying at Planet Hollywood. The employees were like little leaches, like telemarketers, like the mexicans standing on the strip trying to hand you smut. They were always in our face trying to sell us something. Almost every time we stepped off the elevator or tried to walk out of the entrance to go to the mall that is adjacent, there was someone in our face asking us to come preview PH towers by Westgate. It was so annoying. I was like, DUDE! WE ARE FROM OKLAHOMA! WE ARE NOT BUYING A CONDO HERE! GET OVER IT! So, anyway we will never stay there again. On a brightside to staying there... they played awesome music in the casino, lol.

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

Not such a good secretary...

So, I'm the secretary of the kids PTO. This week is teacher appreciation week. I was responsible for sending out notes in the kids folders last week. Wednesday I typed up a note and made it so that it would fit twice on the page. I thought it would save some paper. I get to the school Thursday morning. I copy the note I typed up, cut the sheets in half, and put them in the teachers cubbies according to the class count. I am totally finished and the Principal comes up to me, picks up the note and says, Oh this looks great. Then she says, Oh, Wait. She starts laughing. Look at Wednesday, she says. Instead of it saying, Wednesday- Good Deed. It says Good Dead. I started cracking up. She says, I don't think this is a typo we can get away with. She was right. I had to do it all over. It took me another 45 minutes.

I swear. I must be the worst PTO Secretary. =)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Kaleb's in a CIRCUS!!!

Ok, not for real. He was in his school play Thursday and it was about a Circus. He of course had a speaking part, but it wasn't very big. A couple of months before he was asked to do it and he told the music teacher he didn't want to do it (which wasn't true). He only told her that because he thought he'd get a bigger part, which his teacher informed me that wasn't going to happen, lol. So, I explained this to him and he decided he wanted to do it.
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!" 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

Off today? I can't beweeve it!

I only work half days on Tuesdays, but I have still have to go in. So, it still kind of sucks. As of yesterday I had worked 8 days in a row. I am exhausted. I had no appointments today, THANK THE GOOD LORD. I think I might have dropped dead from exhaustion. I need a massage BADLY. Hopefully, Talle (another therapist) will have an opening tomorrow when I do and then I can get one. My arms feel like they are going to fall off, lol. Most of my clients like deep pressure. I use the heels of hands and my elbows alot. So, I save my thumbs but man... you should feel the knots in my forearms. I think I might need a chisel to get those suckers out.

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

The Price is Right!!!

So, Shawn and I are going to Vegas, May 8th-12th. We are staying at Planet Hollywood and we are going to see The Price is Right!!! Drew Carey isn't hosting but who cares! We can still win prizes! Shawn is so good at the game show. He always gets it right and is within 100 dollars of the showcase showdown. We are so stoked! Hopefully we win big money! =)

10 days in a row... of WORKING

I must be crazy for working 10 days in a row. Partly my fault, partly not. I have been working on sundays until they find someone to work. So, at the salon I have been working 6 days a week. Well, I had a friend ask me to come do chair massages for his employees. I spent my only day off doing chair massages, which I really didn't mind. I got 160 dollars for 3 hours of work. Not too shabby. But, it still made me tired with standing for 3 hours straight. It's totally fine with me to not take a break, because I'd much rather get it done quicker than be there for 5 hours. I just hope I don't keel over before I go on vacation. Shawn and I going on vacation in two and a half weeks. We are going to Vegas for 4 nights and 5 days! I am so excited. We have been planning this since february. It felt like it would never come! But, now I can not wait! I sooooooooo need a vacation! I think I'm going to get a massage. I desperately need one!

Monday, April 13, 2009

When you're a quarter of a century old...

Ok, so I've noticed that when you turn 25 it seems like your whole life changes. I know that sounds crazy, but it's totally the truth, at least with women. When I turned 25, almost everything I wanted totally changed. What I wanted when I was 20, 21, even from 24 totally changed. I wish someone would have told me this when I decided to get married and have kids! The kind of man that I wanted at 21 is totally different now and totally changed when I turned 25. I didn't really care if my man worked or not (I was a complete idiot!). Now, he better be doing something! I don't care if he is Mr. Mom. He needs to be contributing to society, not doing fake mess up orders at Taco Bell or ripping off the next door neighbor. I can not believe I was so stupid! Oh yeah people said to me, "YOU ARE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE! HE IS TOTALLY WRONG FOR YOU! YOU ARE GOING TO REGRET THIS!" Come on. Do you really think you can say that to a 21 year old and think they are going to listen? Heck no! If someone had said, Leslie. You are only 21. The things you want now are not going to be what you want at 25 or 30. You might want to wait to have a family until you are sure you know what you really want in life. Do you know what you want to do with your life? I might have listened. 21 year-olds don't respond to you when you tell them are basically stupid and it's never going to work out. Needless to say it didn't work out and I was divorced, with 2 kids at the age of 23. Real nice, huh.

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

Pink eye?

So, yesterday Kaleb was sent home from school because they thought he had pink eye. The secretary called me and said, Kaleb's eyes are red and the nurse isn't here, but if she was I'm sure she would be giving you a call too. Ok, first of all, the minute she said the nurse wasn't there, I should've said, Well then wait until she is and then send him home. But, I had my grandma get him. I called the doctor and they could get him in yesterday. So, we had to wait until today.

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 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

Why didn't you listen?

Perfect example of people looking at you while you're speaking, nodding their head, and totally not listening to what you are saying.....

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?

Client: No.

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?

In Wonder

I wonder if Amy Winehouse uses Bumpits.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Current Obession

So, I was watching Jimmy Kimmel about a month ago and guess who was on there..... NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK! They were so good I had to buy their new album. So, I went straight to Itunes and bought it.

I was so excited! I LOVE LOVE LOVED them when I was in grade school and Junior High. New Kids On The Block was my very first concert. I have always been a fan, but I hadn't heard their new album until recently. It really is pretty darn good. I have listened to nothing but The Block for about 4 days straight. The more you listen to it, the more you absolutely love it! I distributed it to all of my co-workers so that they can join in the obession.
It's definitely my all time favorite come back albums of ALL TIME!

The Kids Prayers

I make the kids go to bed every night at 8:30. That usually means they are actually in bed by 9. This is after them saying, "Mom, I need a drink of water. Mom, I need to go potty. Mom, I can hear Kaleb/Katie breathing...." etc... you get the drift. So then, they start saying their prayers. It starts dear God,(if it's katie praying) please help my brother turn in his homework, and help me be good, watch over mommy, momo, di di, angie, etc. (everyone she can think of and then...) please keep my daddy shawnie safe and don't let him get eaten by sharks (he's in Galveston). So, this makes me laugh. Then Kaleb starts praying, basically the same thing, but then he says God please don't let my daddy shawnie get eaten by killer whales...(yelling) MOMMY DO THEY HAVE KILLER WHALES IN GALVESTON? I say, I don't know Kaleb. Then he continues, Don't let my daddy shawnie get eaten by paranas...(yelling again) MOMMY DO THEY HAVE PARANAS IN GALVESTON? I say again, I don't know Kaleb. So, then says geez, ok just don't let him get eaten ( and instead of him saying in Jesus name) he says Lord Jesus Amen.

They are so funny. They keep me laughing!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clumpy Mascara Lashes

I am honestly not trying to be rude, but do women who walk out of the door in the morning not look in the mirror? What are women thinking when they walk out the house with clumpy mascara? This picture is the best I could find. I've seen worse. I am just wondering if women really do think this look is a good look? I mean, why do you have to put on 6 coats of mascara? One, maybe two coats, then put the mascara down and back away slowly. If your mascara's thick, buy more. Why do women keep putting on old mascara? It baffles me. I am so not trying to be judgemental but I just can not help it. I am so OCD about this. It's totally unattractive. If you just can't put your mascara on with it clumping, go get a makeup lesson.

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


So, I was elected Secretary of the PTO at my children's school. Which, I totally didn't want. I wanted something easy! Something I didn't have to spend a WHOLE lot of time doing, but alas... I guess the Parents and Teachers have spoken... I shall be the new secretary for school year 2009-2010..... lol I hope I don't screw this up.... =) Tonya I may need your help!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines Day!

Valentines Day..... Well... I just have to say Shawn and I are losers... Well, really just me... I guess I'm just getting old but I decided I just wanted to stay home and play on my new laptop.  So, Shawn grilled steak and potatoes.  They were soooooooo good!  That's pretty much all we did.  It's so sad that my mom who is 56 can stay up til 5 in the morning and I'm in bed by 10.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Magical Stylings of Shawnhan

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

Water is your friend! Just say no to soda pop!

Ever wonder why you have a headache at the end of the day? Ever wonder why your skin is so dry? Ever wonder why you feel so bloated (and women it's not your time of the month)? Nine times out of ten it's because you are not drinking enough water.  Put that Dr. Pepper down and back away slowly.  Diet pop is not any better.  You think think because it has no calories, it does no harm. Wrong.  If you look at the sodium on a can of  any diet drink it has the same, if not more than a regular soft drink.  
In an average day, you should be drinking at least 60 ounces of water.  Most people barely even drink 8.  Wonder why America is obese?  That's why.  No lie.  Soft drinks are the leading cause of obesity in Americans. When you come home with a headache, try drinking to glasses of water and don't be surprised if it goes away.  

In December, my church started a fast until New Years.  It could be from anything.  So, mine was from Dr. Pepper.  The first week was rough.  I'm not going to lie.  But after that first week, it was no big deal.  I feel so much better now.  I don't feel bloated or tired anymore.  It's great!  I also lost 6 pounds.  You have no idea how much water contributes to your health.  I tell my clients all the time to drink lots of water, but I myself would drink at least 2 pops a day.  But, water flushes out all that waste you build up in your body throughout the day.  

You should really cut down on the pop intake daily.  You will notice a difference within days.  Remember, WATER IS YOUR FRIEND!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl

As you know, last night was the Super Bowl. I had to work. Shawn says, just call in! Who gets a massage during the Super Bowl! Then he says, the Cardinals are wearing OU colors. They'll probably choke (we were rooting for the Cardinals). 

Anyway, the game has already started by the time I get home.  The kids were over at my grandma's (she lives next door). So, I started dinner and then told her to send them over.  They come home with 3D glasses they got from the store.  They had four. One for themselves and then one for Shawn and me.  So, Kaleb sits down and starts writing his spelling words.  Katie goes over to Shawn and says Daddy(sometimes they call him Shawn, sometimes they call him daddy), Which one is the Super balls? The one in the red and white? Are they super balls?  Shawn starts laughing and says, go ask mommy.  So she says, mommy which one is the super balls?  I said, Super bowl. She said, oh! Which one is the super bowl? I said, they are both in the super bowl.  So, I continue to make dinner. It's the end of the 2nd quarter. Then Shawn says, ok guys.  Get your glasses on.  So, we get them on.  The commercials were pretty cool.  Shawn and were both like, we are so going to see Monsters vs. Aliens!!! We had a pretty awesome family night.  I would post some pictures, of the kids with their glasses on, but my camera was stolen at Olive Garden this weekend. =( 

Oh well, such is life! =)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Email to God

Here's a little preface:

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


I've been asked to run for PTO officers. So, I signed up for everything that I don't have to do much....=) I'm just not real crazy about spending alot of time with stay at home mom's that have nothing better to do than start drama (I'm not saying all stay at home mom's are like that). Anyway, keep your fingers crossed that I get a good position that doesn't take up a lot of my time.


Ok, so I get my taxes done last night. I go in with all my junk and had to wait for 30 minutes while the lady is helping this couple with 2 screaming kids. Then another couple with screaming kids comes in. I mean, are you kidding me? I guess it's just me, but my children do NOT act like that. If they acted like in public, they get their butts beat. But, all these parents do is yell.

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 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!