ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: October 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Upgrading the office

Days at the office have begun to change rapidly with the increase in technology that is available it was time to update our gear to get more with the times. For years we have done all our training with the old projector and acetates to show the information we were training for. The time it took to get things prepared for the meeting was very difficult as we had to develop our meeting plan than to copy it so we could use it with the projector. We decided we needed a new projector that could hook up to our computer systems and project our presentations up for the whole group to see. Now things we had to take into consideration for this was of course the price as we would have to maintain the budget to keep the boss happy. Than of course we needed something that was user friendly as the boss is a little old fashion and is only just now starting to warm up to computers and everything they can do for us. Other important areas of consideration was the after service that was available because if there were any issues we wanted to be sure that we would be looked after quickly. We were surprised by the assortment of data projectors and av systems that were available to purchase but found with the information provided it wasn't hard to find the best system to match our office needs. One of the most comprehensive companies we were able to find was "Reflex" they provided a great selection of products at reasonable prices which fit our budget along with great service options and customer service that was able to help with all our questions and took the time to help understand our companies needs. It's important to take the time to shop around when you are planning on making upgrades to your systems and ask the right questions to be sure you get what you need.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


This week has to have been my busiest week in a very, very long time. My husband made it back from his business trip Wednesday evening and nothing has slowed down even the slightest. It ended up working out that both me and Matt had last night off (usually one of us are working evenings) so after getting our monthly grocery order I took Trinity out for a mother/daughter evening to see High School Musical 3 in theatre! We had a great night and while waiting at the theatre she met up with friends from dance which was good because I was able to chat with their moms while waiting ( and it was a loooooong wait). I was so proud of her because I had expected her to want to sit with her friends, which she did, but she still wanted to sit with me because it was our night out. So I guess she won both ways, she still had he time with mom but had her friends there also!

This morning I had to send my oldest son off for the weekend with his Air Cadets group. They were going on their annual Bush Trip camping! It always makes me nervous sending him away like that but really they aren't that far from here and they know about his sleep walking habit and they assured me that it would be really hard for him to get out of the military tent, so fingers crossed :0) He was excited and I'm sure he will have a great time and I can't wait until he comes home (tomorrow afternoon)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Finding the best help

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So last night things went pretty good with the new sitter! The kids were a bit hyper at first but she was able to get them in bed and sleeping by 8:30pm. After she left my oldest son took over and kept an ear open for the other kids and you can imagine how many times I called to check in on things at home. At 10:00pm I had my half hour break so I quickly drove home and checked in on things for myself. All was well! I got Jay settled in my room, which was more central to all the rooms so that he could go to sleep. He was comfortable with the idea of being home alone with the kids so I headed back to work for my last hour and a half. I wasn't long getting out of there at midnight to come home to my sleeping children. (Sigh of relief!) I got changed and headed straight to bed then the phone rang (yep at 12:30 am) It was hubby :0) So needless to say I didn't get right to bed last night and was up early getting the kids ready for school and Yes I am exhausted :0( I only work a 4 hour shift tonight and will be home around 8:30pm so once things are settled in here I am off to bed. But keep in mind that hubby will be calling again tonight after he gets back to the hotel so I am not expecting to get to sleep early and I wouldn't be nice to just let the phone ring now would it???? Very tempting though :0)
I don't know what is going on with the hours at work but they have been cut and I only have 4 hour shifts all week so not as much money coming in as we were expecting. Hopefully the call volume will pick up soon and we will get our hours back! Fingers crossed :0)
Have a great Tuesday to you all!


One thing that I have noticed with my new job is that I am having trouble seeing the computer screen. I have been working now for 3 weeks and it doesn't seem to be getting any easier seeing. Now the lighting isn't the best but by the end of the night I have been suffering from headaches. So to me the obvious thing to do now would be to make arrangements to have my eyes examined. Well I already now that I do need eyeglasses but since my oldest son was born I haven't been wearing them. I now think the time has come to look into a new pair of eyeglasses so that I can once again see things much clearer. One of the reasons I haven't bought a new pair of glasses is because of the cost, as you all now eyeglasses aren't cheap or at least that's what we think. sells stylish prescription glasses online from $8 where I found a huge selection of frames with single vision lens, bifocal lens, tinted sunglasses, sun sensor lens, tinted sunglasses lens, and progressive lens. Not only will this save me money on my eyeglasses but for my husband and daughter also. Eyeglasses are now something we can afford and can do so with style.

Monday, October 20, 2008


If things around here weren't already crazy enough, let's just add to it! Hubby just left for the airport and won't be back until later Wednesday evening. This leaves ALL the family responsibility on me :0(. Normally this wouldn't be a problem but now that I am working it feels almost impossible to make things work. I have our new sitter coming at 5:00pm so that I can make it to work for 5:30pm. I work until midnight but she can leave once my youngest son goes to sleep then my oldest son can take over since everyone will be alseep. Tomorrow is a bit of a challenge with working again but only until 8pm but my daughter will need a drive home from her dance class and I haven't been able to make arrangements for that as of yet.I am off on Wednesday so there is no problem there. With all this going on I will just hope and pray that everything works out with the new sitting and that I will be able to focus on my work. It's times like this that makes me wish that I had some family around to help.

Time to Get Away


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Saturday, October 18, 2008


During our family summer vacation we woke up one morning to find a poor little birdie in our van. It had been trapped in there all night and what a mess of bird dropping all over the inside of our van. Let me tell you it was some happy to be set free that morning!

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I got this from Jenn's blog!

Copy these rules to your post
Link to the person who tagged you.
Keep track of your points. (Don't peek at the answers.)
Add the answer YOU got (and maybe an image) at the end of your post.
Tag some people.

The Quiz:

Which one of the following describes the perfect date?
a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
c) Painting in the park (5 pts)
d) Rock concert (1 pt.)
e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

What is your favorite type of music?
a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)
b) Alternative (1 pt.)
c) Soft Rock (4 pts.)
d) Country (5 pts )
e) Pop (3 pts.)

What type of movies do you prefer?
a) Comedy (2 pts.)
b) Horror (1 pt.)
c) Musical (3 pts.)
d) Romance (4 pts.)
e) Documentary (5 pts.)

Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?
a) Waiter (4 pts.)
b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
c) Teacher (3 pts.)
d) Police (2 pts.)
e) Cashier (1 pt)

What do you do with your spare time?
a) Exercise (5 pts.)
b) Read (4 pts.)
c) Watch television (2 pts.)
d) Listen to music (1 pt.)
e) Sleep (3 pts.)

Which one of the following colors do you like best?
a) Yellow (1 pt.)
b) White (5 pts.)
c) Sky Blue (3 pts)
d) Dark Blue(2 pts.)
e) Red (4 pts.)

What do you prefer to eat?
a) Snow (3 pts.)
b) Pizza (2 pts.)
c) Sushi (1 pt.)
d) Pasta (4 pts.)
e) Salad (5 pts.)

What is your favorite holiday ?
a) Halloween(1 pt.)
b) Christmas(3 pts..)
c) New Year (2 pts.)
d) Valentine's Day(4 pts.)
e) Thanksgiving(5 pts.)

If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?
a) Paris (4 pts)
b) Spain (5 pts)
c) Las Vegas (1 pt)
d) Hawaii (4 pts)
e) Hollywood (3 pts)

With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?
a) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
b) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)


The Answers:

(10-16 points) You are Garfield :You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:You are fun; you are very cool and popular. You always know what's in and you ' re never out of style , you are good at knowing how to satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice:try not to be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants. You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part Stay away from traitors and jealous people and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown:You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points ) You are Dexter:You are smart and definitely a thinker... Every situation is fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes. Try to do less over thinking every once in a while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!


Friday, October 17, 2008


I found this over at Petula's blog and wanted to play along since I actually have time to do this :0)

Here are the RULES:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving comments on their blogs.

The seven facts about myself are...
1. After 4 years I have finally gone back to work full time
2. I love my job (at least for now)
3. I have a treadmill but I'm having trouble getting on it
4. I am going to New York next summer with my daughter and the dance school
5. I crave take out ALL THE TIME
6. I am already thinking about decorating for christmas and Halloween still isn't here
7. When it comes to sleeping give me my SPACE!

If you are reading this than consider yourself tagged!


Where have I been? Wow, this week has me thrown for a loop. My very carefully planned out schedule for both family and work went down hill Tuesday night when I first got to work. It's not a bad thing but when things get changed around here it gets crazy. As soon as I started my shift Tuesday night my supervisor came to me and asked if I could start training Wednesday morning. Not a whole lot of notice but my friend said that she could watch Blake for me which made things so much easier and Matt (hubby) switched his Saturday off to watch Blake for me yesterday. Now Wednesday was suppose to have been my day off but I only trained from 9-1pm and still had my evening off to take Trinity to her dance class. Thursday I had training again for another account from 9-4:30pm so I didn't have to work last night and was nice to be able to spend time with the kids and I got to bed early. So what does all this training mean? Hopefully, all this will land me a permanent full time job! I started off being trained for just the order entry for the Gump's Catalogue then I was trained for Doctor's Without Borders donation line and yesterday I trained for AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) where I will be filling out new memberships and renewals. Nothing too complicating but a lot to get use to. So now I am doing 3 accounts and still 6 more I can train for. The best thing is with the account I trained for yesterday is that I will receive an extra 50 cents for every call I take and every extra cent I can make is a bonus. I have the day off today and I am getting ready to curl up on the couch with Blake to watch MR. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.



I got this meme from Jenn's blog and I just had to find out a little about my first name, so here it goes...let's see now;

C~people can't help but check you out

A~best GF/BF anyone could have

R~you love to kiss

R~you love to kiss

I~people love you

E~you are great

A: Best Gf/Bf any one could have

B: You love a certain someone

C: People cant help but check u out

D: You are really lovable

E: You Are Great

F: Easy to fall in love with

G: You never let people tell you what to do

H: You have a very good personality and good looks

I: People love you

J: People Adore you

K: You’re wild and crazy


M: Handsome/Beautiful

N: Easy to fall in love with

O: Best kisser ever

P: You are popular with all types of people

Q: You are a hypocrite

R: You love to kiss

S: You are freakin crazy

T: You are loyal to the ones you love

U: You really like to chill

V: your not judgmental

W: You are popular

X: You never let people tell you

Y: S3xiest bitch alive

Z: Never good enough

So I guess I am a Great, best GF that anyone could have, people love me and can't help but check me out!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Look what I got from Jenn! Isn't she just the bestest blogging friend ever :0) It has been a long time since I've had a chance to show off a blog award and boy does it feel great and now I get to pass this Brillante Weblog Award on to others! Thanks Jenn!

Here is how the Brilliant Weblog Award works . . .

*The person giving the award chooses blogs that they consider brilliant in their content or design.
*In return, the recipient is expected to choose a minimum of seven blogs that they like. They leave comments on these blogs to notify the winners.
*They then post about receiving the award on their blog (like this) and list their choices with links.
*They also include a mention of whom they received the award and include a link. Pictures are great, but not necessary.

1. Petula It's a Woman's World!
2. Matt The Males Perspective!
3. Jocelyn Hip Mama Blog!
4. Misty Misty's Musings!
5.Jenn My Kids are My World! I know you gave this to me but I just couldn't leave you out!
6.Tammy A Little Girl Talk!
7. Kim And That's The Truth!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


With working a full time job I was worried about how it would effect us when it came to going home to visit with family. Well I have only been working at my new job now for 2 weeks and already put in a request last week for Oct 31, Nov1 (son's birthday) and Nov. 2nd. to be scheduled off. When I looked at my schedule last night I noticed that I was on the schedule for the Nov. 1 which meant I was on for that sunday as well. I sent off an email to my surpervisor who in return email me back telling me that he sent it through again and not to worry that I would be off on that weekend! So great news! We are going home to be with family for Halloween (which doesn't happen often) and we will be celebrating Blake's 4th Birthday!

Now lately being at work isn't going overly great, it's not the work that is the issue but the washrooms have been closed since last week and we now have porta-potties :0( Gross...the other option is to go into the mall and use the mall washroom (yes just one toilet). I go up to hubby's work when they are open. Now the mall has been nice enough to give us access to the mall washroom in the evenings when the mall is closed but it is dark and creepy. Now apparently some people from another department at work has called health and safety about this issue and we could be closed down until the issues are fixed (this would be with pay). It's not so much the washroom being the problem but there is no running water to wash our hands and all the germs we pick up going from one computer to another without access to washing our hands regularly is where we are drawing the line. Enough about work I will be there soon enough but tonight is a short night and I will have to remember to take my hand sanitizer with me!

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend even though we had no family around. Jay went glidding with Air Cadets on Saturday and had a GREAT time and I think he has finally realized what kind of fun he will be having if he continues to go. He went up in a plane (small propellor plane) for the very first time and they flew over our house, he thought that was pretty cool. I had to work yesterday at 3:30pm so we had our Thanksgiving Dinner early then I headed out the door. Hubby dropped me off then took the kids to the park, picked up popcorn then settled in with a movie night! It's great that when I am at work he puts pictures on my family blog so that I can see what is going on at home. The other night the picture was priceless. The title of his post was.....

Matt just loves spending quality, insanity time with the kids! LOL

Monday, October 13, 2008

Planning a Trip

I am working hard to plan a trip with my daughter and her troupe group for next year it has been a lot of fun working with the girls on getting the funds together to go. We have been very busy with all kinds of fundraising ideas to ensure the girls all get there and have a great time. Now one of the biggest expenses we are facing is the flights their and back so we put one of the mom's to work on finding us the best deal on flights. She came back to us with the Cheap Flights Map Widget which is an great tool that we were able to use to compare flight to and from New York from over 600 carriers. The Map Widget from skyscanner is pretty interesting because it allows us to just put in our destination and leaving points along with the dates we need and it does all the comparison work for us. The map widget is not only easy to use it's easy to install on your site as well. Many business use it on their websites to help customers find the easiest way to them. Hotels can use it to show the destination point and allow customers to find the best airport to fly out of to get to them.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Blake and our puppy Breigh having a cuddle moment. Now we usually don't see this too often between these two but on Thursday while Blake was sitting on the couch doing his puzzles Breigh curled up on the couch and watched him. Blake was so excited that Breigh was just sitting there watching him that he just had to give her a hug! Look at those faces :0)
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Friday, October 10, 2008


Yesterday I got to enjoy another day off and it was absolutely B-E-A-U-TIFUL! We finally got some Halloween decorating done then spent the rest of the afternoon with the kids. They got to meet their new sitter after school and she turned out to be amazing with the kids. Unfortunately now that I have found a sitter my shifts have changed for this week and I won't be needing her yet but with going into work later I will be able to take Trinity to her dance classes (at least drop her off) and spend more time with the kids!

Yesterday I received my first pay check from the training classes which was a great feeling to see the money in my bank account but unfortunately I can't spend any of it because it all has to go to mine and Trinity's deposit for our trip to New York but I am soooooo looking forward to my next pay in a couple of weeks. The greatest thing with this job is that if you make every shift in the pay period they pay an extra $1 an hour! How great is that?!

So not only did I get to spend lots of time with my kiddos today and get some decorating done I received something special in the mail today! It was a welcome sign that Jenn made! I was so excited to get the mail that I dropped everything I was doing and opened the package. Thank you so much Jenn I LOVE IT but you know that, I told you that already a few times today :0)

As always I didn't get to bed early and I didn't have a great sleep so needless to say I am tired this morning and have to be at work for 3:30pm but I'm sure I will get through the day!

Type your Speech with Dragon

With my busy lifestyle chasing 4 kids around while living away from family and friends I communicate to them all through my blogs and email, now trying to keep all the information in my head from the events I blog about can be difficult at the end of the day when I sit down and do my updates. I began recording my thoughts into my cell's voice recorder so I can use it later to reference the details of what I was thinking at the moment of the basket at the ball game, or the graceful moves at dance. When the house quiets down for the night I play back the recording and post my information. I recently discovered a software program that can actually take my recordings or real voice speech and translate it into typed text Dragon Naturally Speaking can be used with any Windows application on your computer. You can change between functions all by voice, tell your computer to go to Outlook express and then dictate your message and it will create your email message for you. You can literally control your computer all through voice. This program works with 99% accuracy and can keep up with your speech, don't believe me take Dragon’s typing speed test! and see if you can out type the Dragon, by the way you won't but try anyway it's fun. This is a revolutionary program that you can install yourself in just minutes with no computer tech degree. If your interested in hearing more from people who have actually used this product check out Dragon Reviews to see how it has changed the way they carry out their regular day.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008


OMG did my day off yesterday ever go by fast. Today hubby has the day off and I go in at 3:30pm until midnight. Yesterday overall I had a great time with the kids but as usual when they get home after school things start to fall apart but not long after I had things under control. Trinity had her troupe dance class last night and I finally got to see the finished choreography of her new dance. We had a choreographer fly in to teach them the dance and it's based around the cirque du soleil theme. What a fun wild dance this is! Now as much as I would LOVE to share a video of this dance with you all I think I will keep it a surprise for my family. I mean really there needs to be some kind of surprise in the end of the year recital right? Trinity was ok with this but asked " What about Jenn mom, she loves to watch me dance?" So when I do get a video I will see what I can do! lol oh what a kid she is.
Yesterday morning I went to the mall for a few minutes and found myself a t-shirt for $5 and a long sleeve sweatshirt for $10. Great deals and I needed new casual (very casual) shirts for work. Usually I go to work feeling a bit over dressed and what I have isn't very dressy so that should give you and idea as to what people wear. I like to feel some what business like when going to work.
Thanksgiving for us here in Canada is fast approaching and I have no idea as to what we are going to do. With any luck the weather will warm up and we can get some Thanksgiving/Halloween decorating done (or at least started) We won't be visiting with family again this year so it will be just the 6 of us and we will just be thankful we have each other! I get my first paycheck on Friday so maybe I will buy us a turkey! Thanksgiving just isn't the same with the family getting together. Maybe next year they will come here for a visit. My mom and dad couldn't come to visit this year because my mom was going away for the weekend with her friends so I am hoping they have a save trip.
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


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One of the things that is the hardest for me with working evenings is that I am not there to tuck the kids into bed. Lately Matt has been finding Blake sleeping on the floor. I am off tonight and looking forward to being able to read to the kids when tucking them in for the night. Blake's favorite bedtime story is "Who will tuck me in tonight?" I love this story too especially when Blake reads the lines of the little lamb!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The weather wasn't all that great this morning but that didn't stop the kids school from taking part in the national walk to school day! Thankfully the rain did hold off but it was a bit chilly. My kids walk to school daily so they are use to walking but it was nice for them to meet up with friends and head off to school. They had a pretty good turn out considering the weather and the school will be doing it again sometime during the winter and that one is always a cold walk but we always have the hot chocolate to look forward to.

Above in the green jacket is my daughter Trinity and below in the black jacket is my son Kohl.

Things are still really busy around here and probably always will be as long as I'm working full time but I do visit all your blogs but if I'm at work I might not have time in between calls to leave comments. I am off tomorrow night so I will try my very best to spend some time blog hopping. I miss you all. Oh boy what an adjustment! I got my pay scale finally last night and for incentive for great attendance if I make every shift I will receive an extra $1 and hour added to my pay check and that should add up quick!

So again this week I haven't lost any weight but if I don't get back on the treadmill on a regular basis I know that I will put all the weight I lost back on. At nights while at work I have been putting in time waiting for calls by snacking on candies and chips and on top of that eating a full supper at around 8:00pm which I really don't need to do. I think I might have to start getting into reading to help pass the time instead of eating. Last night I did about 11 search word puzzles and numerous Sudoku puzzles. Quite the job isn't it?! Actually it's great and I love! So hopefully for next week I will have some good results to share, even if it's just a little :0)

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, October 6, 2008


With working evenings now on a full time basis we are really noticing the difference around the house. I am use to being here for the kids 24/7. I get them ready for school, pick them up after school, help with homework, get them off to their dancing and bowling etc... and then tucking them into bed at nights. We know I'm not here for a good majority of all this. Hubby gets them supper, does the homework, runs them around to dance and tucks them in at night. This is a huge adjustment for everyone and I am feeling guilty but we really do need the money right now. I will give my full time position a chance and if I find it's still too hard on the kids I will have to consider going on part time.

Great news, even though Halloween is a blackout day for having it off at work but since we are travelling to Moncton to be with my family for Blake's birthday they have sent off my request for the weekend off and it looks like it will be approved! Oh and then we get a call telling us that Kohl has been approved for financial help with his dance classes! It took a lot for us to fill out the application form but we really didn't have a choice unless we took him out of dancing for the year and that wasn't fair. For right now they are paying his classes until December then hopefully I will be making enough money to cover the classes in January. I was embarrassed when Matt told me he was approved and was talking to the dance school owner but she does know we have 4 kids in sports (only asked for help with 1) and she knows HOW MUCH money I pay to her every month. Moving as much as we have in the past for hubby's work has really made our budget tight but I'm sure we will get things straightened out soon! One day at a time and every needs to turn for help at some point in their lives....right?!
Ok enough about the guilt ridden rant. I have to go get ready for work.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I am getting ready to head off to work so I didn't get a new picture of Breigh, BUT I came across a picture of my oldest son Jay showing off the tickle fish he caught this summer at the nearby beach.

and then of course we can't let camera critters pass by without a picture of Breigh and since Halloween is fast approaching we will try out some different costume ideas for her. How about this one. She is a Zombie! Doesn't she look mean, I think I might have to look into something different :0)

Have a great weekend! I'm off to work!

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dreaming of a Getaway

Ah, dreaming of being waited on hand and foot while I enjoy beautiful white sandy beaches. Fantastic candlelit dinners, along with many other fantastic dining options. The beautiful ocean lapping up against the shore, with beautiful calm waters. Cabana's directly on the beach, swim up suites the imagination is endless when I begin to think of a romantic getaway I would like to take, with hubby of course. I began looking into vacations that we could take and found a fantastic group of hotels in Karisma Hotel line located on the beautiful waters on the Mexican Riviera Maya. The Karisma Hotels offer a number of unique vacation opportunities to match with what you long for in a vacation and specialize in beautiful settings and gorgeous views.

More Fundraising

Well, with my Daughters trip to New York next summer with her dance group comes lots of bills. We need the deposit paid for the middle of October so the girls first fundraising program is to sell spagehetti dinners for a local reastaurant and they split the ticket price. It will be a lot of work to sell but so far we have had a lot of support from the people she has asked which is really fantastic to see. I hear next month we are selling tubs of cookie dough, that sounds fattening.eeks.

Accredited University online

One of my biggest regrets in life has always been that I hadn't gone to university after High School, I had my first son right out of high school and concentrated on raising him the first few years, than came my hubby's job that was unpredictable and we had to move a lot, 10 times in 7 years, too hard to get into any courses with that schedule. We are settled a bit more now and with the kids a little older I have begun looking into courses to upgrade my education. There are great options now a days for people who need a flexible option to their university education with online degree programs like those offered by Capella University you can get the degree you want with the flexibility you need. They are an exclusively online and an accredited university currently serving over 23,000 students all over the world in all sorts of disciplines.

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High school musical

What excitement in the house, the kids are all excited about the new High School Musical Movie that is coming out on October 24th. This is the first one that is being released in the theatres as the other 2 were just for TV. The kids have really enjoyed the last 2 and are looking forward to see how the final movie ends up. These movies have really helped show the kids it's alright to enjoy singing and dancing and not to worry about what other people think of you as long as your happy with yourself

It is freezing today

Oh you can tell that fall is here now, the last few days have been so nice and warm but we got hit last night with a thunderstorm and it is freezing out today. Grey and yucky with lots of clouds I am waiting for it to rain again. This is my first day off after working my new job all week so I was kind of hoping for a nice day to enjoy but somethings you just can't control so we'll make the best of what day we have.

Holistic Options

Searching for organinic and holistic forms of therapy is becoming increasingly popular. With increased awareness of the environment and the riches of the rain forests more people are taking a keen awareness of the fantastic yet somewhat unknown natural products that are produced in remote areas of the world. The blue lotus for example is farmed off of a single pond in Nepal and is used in tea or wine and is said to create a "feeling of excuisite joy" throughout the entire body. The blue lotus oil is created from the blue lotus flower and it takes 1 ton of flowers to make 1 kilo of the oil. For this and more interesting options check out

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cool Blue Mouthwash

I recently heard about this cool new product, I guess it has been available in the states for the last few years but it is new here in Canada. This works pretty neat, the kids use it like a mouth wash and the liquid actually clings to any plaque build up on their teeth and gums and turn it blue. The kids than know exactly where they need a little extra work on brushing to clean up the blue. I will be getting a bottle the next time I am out to the store

Christmas Shoppin

We have been starting to shop for the kids for Christmas and one thing that Kohl would really enjoy is the new Vsmile Vmotion which is basically a VSmile machine with a spin of the Wii mixed in. The great thing about this is seeing that we own a v-smile the games will work in the new machine to. Now the Vmotion works like a Wii because the kids have to get up and move around to make the game work so he's pretty interested in that.

Getting Ready for a Party

My husband's annual Christmas Party is coming up next month and now with me at work I will have my own Christmas Party at work too, so I will be into preperation mode. I usually start to stress about this as soon as the official date is announced. I began my search for Designer Jewelry online to find some unique pieces to accessories my look. Holsted Jewelers is one of the leading experts in online jewelry and have prided themselves on creating the highest quality product and great prices. They have created great sets of product to make it even easier to get pieces that work together and create even better deals.


When I got home from work I immediately jumped on the computer and found this fun meme on Jenn's blog. Since I have sooooo much time on my hands (not really) I thought I would have some fun!
So let's see....

What color is your toothbrush? white and pink

Name one person that made you smile today?my kiddos

What were you doing 45 minutes ago? probably getting home from work!

Have you ever been to a strip club? um, hell no

What is the last thing you said aloud? yes I will have some cheese!

What is the best ice cream flavor? crispy anything with peanut butter MMM

What are you wearing right now?my carebear pj's

What was the last thing you ate? cheese and crackers!

What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? corn on the cob popcorn. love it :0)

Who is the last person you sent a comment/message on friendster? what is friendster?????

Do you take vitamins daily? nope.

Do you go to Church every Sunday? Unfortunately we have only been to a Church service once since we moved here but the kids get involved in as many Bible camps as possible.

Do you like sweets? you bet!

Do you like Chinese food better than pizza? I like chinese food better than ANYTHING (I'm with you on that one Jenn!)

Do you drink your soda with a straw? yep

What did your last text message say? I don't text message. As a matter of fact I don't know how to do it?

Are you someone’s best friend? yup.

What are you doing tomorrow? taking the boys to dance then enjoying my day off!

Where is your dad? probably at home

Look to your left, what do you see? nothing but a wall

What color is your watch? Gold but the battery is dead for now it makes a nice bracelet

What do you think of when you think of Switzerland? nothing comes to mind.

Do you use chopsticks? nope

What is your birthstone color? aquarius

Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through?it depends on the drive through line up but most times it's the drive through. Hubby always goes in.

What’s your favorite number? 69 lol no just kidding but that was my grandmothers lucky BINGO number lol

Do you have a dog? yep she's four months old.

Have you met anyone famous? I'm sure I have famous I don't know. I have met dancers from the top 3 of so you think you can dance, does that count

Any plans today? I am going to bed

Ever gone to college? nope...that wasn't the smartest choice

Do you dye your hair? once in a while

Last song listened to?.I don't know some kind of hip hop type song that Blake was dancing to this morning lol what a kid!

Can you say the alphabet backwards? nope.

Do you have a maid service clean your house? I wish!

Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Oh my .... that would have to be my new black dress shoes for work. They are more comfortable then my treadmill sneakers. I love them!

Are you jealous of anyone? not really.

Is anyone jealous of you? I have no idea....maybe my sister because I am the only one of us married and we have a pretty stable life for the kids!

Do you love someone? I love a lot of someones

Do any of your friends have children? most of my friends are moms

What do you usually do during the day? blog, clean, shop, get ready for work, walk the dog and take a nap when I can :0)

Do you hate anyone that you know right now? hate is a stong word but I have people that annoy me!

Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? every time I answer the phone and that seems to be alot lately with working at a call center!

Do you like cats? sure! they are cute, soft and cuddly but having a dog and 4 kids is enough for me!


I have tomorrow off to spend with my family. My first week of training is over with and what a great week it was. I never though I could enjoy a job as much as I am. I was actually taking catalogue orders today on my own and ended up helping/training a coworker of mine. She was in my training class. It wasn't overly busy which was good because it gave us time to talk about what we were doing. I still have lots to learn but that will happen a little bit or lots in some cases every day. Next week I will be working Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. They are pretty good so far with scheduling around hubby's schedule! I guess I should go tuck in my kiddos and do some paid post opps I have waiting for me to do.
Have a great weekend!

Time of new shoes

Knowing I was starting a new job and had to purchase a whole new wardrobe including new shoes meant I was going to have to deal with the break in period on my shoes. You all have been through this you buy a new pair of shoes and to break them in you have to go through an excrutiating series of blisters. I decided to look into Blister Prevention techniques and was surprise to find a method that was acutally guaranteed to prevent blisters. The products from goengo actually attach to the inside of your shoes and last up to 6 weeks providing you comfort while preventing the formation of blisters. This insert product will actually assist in pain relief associated with blisters and assists in the healing process too. Like I said this is guaranteed so you have nothing to lose but the pain.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Now as some of you already know I have just started a new job on Monday and last night I finished my 3rd class of training! What a busy few days/nights it has been. It has been a lot of the same thing being said over and over but I guess how else will we remember what needs to be done. Yesterday morning I had an early morning with hubby needing to be at work by 6:00am then not long after the kids got up for school. I did manage to have a nap with Blake in the early afternoon but it wasn't enough. As soon as I got to sleep my 12 year old son and his friend came home for lunch then hubby called saying he was on his way home for the day, so up I got. So I guess I can say I was still a bit tired going into work last night. Anyway I made it through the training class and got out 15 minutes early. So I waited for hubby who was only expecting me to be off at 11pm. Five after he's still not there to pick me up. Now by this time it was getting really cold outside and I didn't have a sweater :0( and the only way to see if he was waiting for me was to wait outside. So it got even later....I called the cell, no answer :0( hesitant to call home to wake up the kids, I finally called, no answer. Starting to get pretty pissed at this point I waited some more, then made the phone calls again, still nothing. Starting to panic wondering if something happened I call home and the cell again, nothing. Well this went on until just before Midnight I called and when the voice mail picked up I call again then finally an answer!
With a very (OMG you just woke me up voice)
I hear hubby say " heeeellllooooo!"
Me: "Where in the hell are you?"
Me: "where are you? and what are you doing?"
hubby:" Who is this ?"(very annoyed at this point)
Me:" It's me your wife, I'm at work"
I don't know what was said after that I was so pissed. Can you image....Who is this? For crying out loud, and this is only after working for 3 nights.
Oh and get this he didn't believe me when I told him I called many times looking for him. He just said that I called just the once. When we got home he had the nerve to check the history on the phone. Sure it was there just the once but on the new phone it only records the number once if it is repeated so I got the old phone which showed every single time I called and at what time. That put him in his place lol
So once I was finally home I tucked in the kids then went to bed. I was still freezing cold and nothing I did worked to keep me warm. The chill was there but I was tooo tired and mad to have a hot bath and the heating bags went missing so I couldn't even use those. I think by 5am this morning I started to feel warm again but today I am exhausted and I go to work for 11am so I don't have a chance to nap. At least tonight I can get to bed early.
I'm off to work soon so I will try my best to visit you later! Maybe on break I can check in! Surfing the net is something we can do in between calls :0)!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


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My next Car

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As regular readers know I just started a new job this week, part of the reason I did this was so I could afford a little car for me to do my running around and so we can save gas as compared to always running around with the van. I have been searching the car lots and online at and I have found the car for me, it's compact enough but still has flexibility in space and will hold the kids. The only decision now is what color to get, I'm sold on this cranberry/red color, or possibly silver.