Sep 22, 2009

Jewely Giveaway

Looking for an unique pair of earrings. Be sure to check out this giveaway!

http://audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/09/glass-willow.html

Good luck!

Blessings!
Sep 21, 2009

Amazing Grace...errr Leaves


It was a Monday in the truest sense of the word. I have found that my mondays usually are better if I start the day off with a good oolong or black tea as I am getting ready. I try to get everything ready in my Zarafina tea maker the night before so all I have to do is hit brew. But I had one of my migraines yesterday so about all I did was listen to a book in a dark room. Luckily sound doesn't bother me when I have one of those blasted things or I would go batty with the combo of pain and boredom. So anyways, I started out my day without any tea. Never a good thing on a Monday. I did get some iced tea once I made it to work but it just isn't the same at all. Mondays in the sales department are usually busy and a lot of people really jam on the sales. But I almost always manage to get low numbers. Must be in my head or something. Can you tell that I don't like Mondays? Oh and our internet was down today...grrrr...

It is now 8:30 at night and I am finally home. After work, I had to run to Target to pick up a few things including a prescription. The ambian that my new doc proscribed just doesn't work for me. Oh it puts me to sleep but 2 to 3 hours later I am wide awake and not able to get back to sleep. This has been going on for almost a month. Since she only gave me a 30 day supply with no refills, I picked up a refill of my trazadone. At least I know that I can sleep on it.

The first thing that I did once I unloaded the bags and fed the dogs was hit up my tea supply. Since it is evening, I didn't want a tea with a lot of caffiene. Just something to help me relax and brighten up my day/evening. As I have mentioned before, I review teas for Teaviews and one of the teas that I sampled recently was a Jasmine white tea and it was wonderful. So I set some of what I had left to brewing. The scent of jasmine wafting about my kitchen and I start to relax. Now I sitting in my recliner with my laptop and my tea. Just the scent and taste is enough to make my day better. Now I can laugh at my monday. Isn't it strange how some hot water and some leaves can change a person's whole perspective.

I sure hope that you had a good Monday and a better Tuesday!

Blessings!
Sep 17, 2009

Changing Seasons


I don't know that it is about this time of year, but it seems to invite quiet contemplation. Everything seems to want to slow down. I can't even say that the weather is a cause because up here in Washington, the weather is still see sawing. One day will be in the eighties and the next in the fifties. I have also noticed that this change seems to effect me more as time goes on. Ten years ago, I didn't really notice the change of seasons at all. Especially when I leave in a area that where the leaves don't change. Now... well rather then wanting to go play with the dogs, I am more apt to curl up with a good book and a better cup of tea. Has anyone else noticed that the change of seasons seem to effect you more the older that you get?

Speaking of tea. I sampled an excellent one yesterday from Teas Etc. If you are looking for an online tea vendor to wander thru be sure to check them out.

Blessings!
Sep 14, 2009

Awesome Cookies

Having a sweet tooth? Check out this list of the top 50 cookie recipes on the web!

http://www.blisstree.com/bakingdelights/50-best-cookie-recipes-on-internet-scene-2/

Blessings,

A New Week

Don't you just love new things? They are all so bright and shiney. I love to turn them over and around to look closely at them. Perhaps shake them up a bit. Then it is time to use them. To see what they are going to add to my life. Well it is a brand new week! What will the next seven days add to my life? The only way to see is to look and to experience.

Have a great week!

Blessings!!
Sep 7, 2009

Organizing Your Pantry

If you are anything like me, then organizing my pantry is a job that I put off as long as possible. And once I get around to it, I usually end up throwing things away as they have expired. I think that I have just come across the product that will really help out--the Cansolidator! And the company that makes this wonderful product is even having a giveaway. Check it out here:

http://www.shelfreliance.com/blog/index.php/2009/09/07/free-friday-cansolidator-pantry-2pack/

Blessings!
Sep 6, 2009

Great Food Contest

As I am wandering about the internet today, I discovered a contest for a $25 GC to a site that provides some wonderful kits to put together slow cooker meals. Check this out! I am hungry just looking at this site.

http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/09/delicae-gourmet.html

Down Time

I feel like jumping for joy or something along those lines to celebrate the start of my weekend. But all of that just takes far too much energy. I did survive last week which deserves something as it was the week from hell. Now only was I suffering thru what I thought was withdrawals from my sleeping pills ( now I am not so sure because my supervisor at work is suffering the same symptoms which leads me to believe that it was some sort of strange flu) but I managed to work 56 hours last week. That to me is quite an accomplishment as a lot of weeks managing my 40 hours is a real stretch.

I have a rather strange weekend as I did go in yesterday and put in 5 hours overtime. But I still have a three day weekend as I am not due back to work until Wednesday. I can go in on Tuesday and put in some OT but at this point I am not sure if I will. I know that I should as to get back on our feet, I need as much OT as possible. It is time like this that I really wish that DH had a real job so he could cover us. But the fact is that I am the main breadwinner. It has it's advantages in that he doesn't ask me where I got the money that I spend on beads but it has real downsides. This experience has pointed out the fact that I can't really choose to transfer to another department. The whole reason that we are in the hole right now is that I was lent to another department for two months and the commission that I make in Sales is the difference between having play money and scrambling to even pay bills.

But anyways.... I plan for at least the next couple days to relax and recoup. The only thing that I need to do is work on the Firebuff's website and that is enjoyable work. Other then that, it is playing on Facebook and watching Lost on Hulu. I really need to figure out a way to watch Hulu and work on my jewelry. Every other time I am watching TV I am also busy working on beading or crocheting. And there are some necklaces that I really need to get done. I had originally planned on starting a business with my jewelry but I am just not that productive. I do have some beauiful jewelry made... Perhaps when I retire.

Gym update: Yes I did manage to drag myself out of bed and make it to the gym yesterday. My saturdays do seem to go better when I start them out with a water aerobics class which kinda surprises me. Before starting to do so, sleeping in on weekends was precious to me. But I seem to have more energy if I expend energy first thing in the morning. I really wish that they had classes I could take before work during the week. Anyways, I was right and my lack of eating last week did reflect on the scale and I am down to 146.4 pounds. Only 16 more to go!

Have a great holiday weekend!

Blessings!
Sep 4, 2009

Bead A Day Calender

Jewelry designer extraordinaire Lori Anderson is running a contest on her blog for a Bead A Day calender and some beady goodies. Be sure to check out her blog. Lori has some really yummy pieces of jewelry and to enter the contest head to this URL

http://lorianderson.blogspot.com/2009/09/win-bead-day-calendar.html

Blessings!

Tale of Woes


Hi everyone,

I have really been scarce this week and I didn't mean too. I just wasn't sure if I was going to survive or even I wanted too. Listen to my tale of woe and hopefully you will get a good chuckle out of it.

My new doctor decided that I needed to change sleeping pills. I have been Trazadone for past four years. I am supposed to switch to Ambien but I was supposed to taper off the trazadone gradually. Well I ran out so I just switched over. Since last Saturday, my internal thermostat has been on the blitz. It took me til Wednesday to figure out what was causing. One minute I would be dying to heat then next second I was freezing. My DH kept saying that it was menopause even when I explained to him that menopause wouldn't happen overnight. I am finally coming out of this tailspin but it has been a hell of a week.

Gym Update: I have been a really bad girl. I haven't been to the gym in almost 2 weeks. I am going to correct that tomorrow morning as I want to hit the water aerobics before work. Then I will get to weigh myself. I think that I have lost some pounds as I haven't really been eating much.

I hope that everyone had a great week!

Blessings!
Sep 2, 2009

Blog Party Giveaway

I just wanted to share with everyone this wonderful contest that I found wandering my way about the internet. Be sure to wander over to

http://jeanetteblix.com/blog-block-party-give-away-6-chances-to-win/#comments

to check out the wonderful prizes and the most excellent blog!

Blessings!