Sunday, May 31, 2009

I have a confession!!

I miss my Tivo

Like HUGE.

I am ADDICTED to reality TV. There I said it out loud. I LOVE it. There is just something about it. And its REALLY hard to keep up without it.

The hubby teases me all the time that "its fake, and its GARBAGE" but I love it. Its like a train wreck. You just want to look away but you can't?

My favs are

The Hills (untill Lauren leaves and then I am not to sure I will watch it..)

ANY wedding show (Bridezillas, Who's wedding is it anyways, Say yes to the dress)

The house shows that declutter peoples homes.

Yeah the list is LONG.... Anyone else have any reality TV confessions they would like to make?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Smart cars...

Wow I think they are so cute... but SO SMALL, I am not sure I would feel so safe in one of these...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

So I figure 4 months is enought time?

So these DVDs and mirror have been sitting in front of the fireplace since we unpacked.. Because the mirror was so heaving I had been waiting for the hubby to put it up but after 4 months I took matters into my own hands...

I am not even going to tell you how many tries it took me to get it onto the wall (the mirror is about 40 pounds) and I had to HOLD IT OVER MY HEAD!

But its done...

And I am pretty damn proud of myself!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I HATE insurance companies!!

**Now before I start this rant I must say I am VERY blessed to actually have insurance (albeit a TERRIBLE company) I still have it**

I get a call last week from my new Dr. She said I have to come into her office to discuss my migraines and something about the insurance company.

Well turn out ASSHAT insurance company DECLINED paying for my prescriptions for my medication for my migraines because they claim its a "Pre-existing condition"

Well dumb asses of coarse its a PRE-EXISTING condition!!! I have also ALWAYS (since I was 14) taken birth control too to CONTROL my headaches but you have NO PROBLEMS paying for that?? (because a baby would cost them LOTS of money)

So the Dr had to fill out 101 forms and stuff so that the insurance will cover my medication.

Its really disheartening to have to deal with this. I am glad my Dr is a trouper and says this happens ALL THE TIME with insurance companies which just really boggles my mind.

Oh and I have a MAJOR sinus infection. So I am barfing my face off, fever, oh yeah a great day! And I am on antibiotics for the next 10 days.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day - For those who have gone before us

My drive to work for the last week has been donned with American flags. Its about 3 miles of American flags lining the way to work.

And it got me to thinking....

I stopped and bought a bunch of flowers.

And I stopped at the local cemetery and decorated graves that did not have flowers. And I said a little prayer for each person I left flowers for. It was a lot more emotional than I thought it would be. On the entrance to the cemetery they were giving out American flags if you were stopping at a grave of a Veteran. I ran inside to get a list of which graves were veterans because I was looking for graves of Veterans that had not been yet visited.

I left with a sense of clarity and calmness, I thanked them all for their service and sacrifice.

It so weird because I do not know what made me get this idea in my head. But it was good idea...

It will be my new Memorial day tradition.

I remember taking this picture at Arlington National Cemetery while choking back tears.... It humbles me all the lives sacrificed for this country.

Today we all remember.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A day at the dog park....

Well its technically not the dog park. Its the soccer park right beside the dog park that I take her too... She loves to chase the birds but because it was so hot today there were no birds. She just runs around stupid. I have tried to take her into the dog park but she has gotten so bad with other dogs. So I just keep it simple and watch her run and play and explore.

Its important to stay hydrated. And yes she is drinking from my water bottle. In fact she will paw at it if she gets thirsty! She is one of the smartest dogs I know!

Deciding which way to run!

I Love lazy Saturdays. We stayed out for about an hour and a half, I read my book while she ran around. When we got home she knew it was bath time (always after the park) and she hid under the bed from me. Yep. Smart dog. She is so getting a bath tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thinking of getting a new job...

**big sigh**

A sign of the times I guess. I am not making NEARLY as much as I was at the restaurant anymore because of the economy so I am branching out and applying for other jobs.

The gas station down the street is hiring and its close to home so I go in tomorrow to see if they think I am as fabulous as I am. But then do I really want to work at a gas station? But its only for a second job and its part time..

I figure I am going to apply to more jobs in the area. I am really not looking forward to making minimum wage $7.50 and hour!!

I am working HARD at my Arbonne business and so far I am going to have a REALLY busy June which I am really excited about. But its tough work building a buisness. Its a lot of fun and I am FINALLY seeing results. (I say finally likes its been YEARS but its only been a so impatient!

So that is where I am at. Uggg

Monday, May 18, 2009

GREAT customer service..

Remember this quick summary for those just tuning in.

My car got broken into 1 week before we were moving 900 miles. We bought a new car 3 days before the big move.

Well I received a letter this month from the State of Wyoming about paying sales tax.

Sales tax we paid here in Kansas (to the tune of $983 with registration)

Well turns out we ARE REQUIRED BY LAW to pay the state tax in the state we purchased the car in. Wyoming and Missori are the only states in the 50 states that REQUIRE BY LAW for sales tax to be paid in their states (all other states it does not matter as long as it gets paid somewhere)

So umm that $983 we paid in Kansas.

Yep we owe Wyoming $500...

AND there is a slim chance we may or may not get a refund from Kansas because Wyoming is stupid.

But the good news and what this whole post was about was I called the Kia dealership we purchased the car from, they did ALL the leg work to figure out what had to be done AND THEN THEY PAID 1/2 of what we owed to Wyoming!!

Wow. Just wow! Of coarse they asked if we do get a refund from Kansas to reimburse them but if not they are sorry about the inconvenience...

How cool is that? I would even go back to Wyoming Kia to purchase a new car just because of that....


Sunday, May 17, 2009

All the cool kids are doing it!!

Ask me ANYTHING!! And I will answer for my 1100 posting!

I am so excited to see what y'all want to know about me... Or for a twist anything you want me to take a picture of.. That will make it more fun!

Happy Asking

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

It is not ok!!! Version #1

* To snap your fingers at a waiter

* To WAVE your hand in the air frantically (unless you are DYING and even then I am still not sure)

* To put gum under the table

* To tip less than %10 FOR WHATEVER REASON! I tip a MIN of %20. Just because. Did you know servers only make $2.13 hour. Yep and the NEVER see any of it because it all goes to taxes. We pay taxes on %10 of our sales if you tip us or not. And if you do not tip a min of %10 IT COST US MONEY TO SERVE YOU!!

* To not look up when we come to the table, and before we introduce ourselves to BARK out what you will have to drink.

* To be rude and an asshole because you assume we can not get another job. The majority of the people at my restaurant have degrees. And we CHOOSE to work there because we either like it. Or for the money.

* To SIT AT OUT TABLE FOR 3 HOURS AFTER LEAVING A $1.50 tip. If I was alowed I would ASK YOUR ASS TO LEAVE, because with you sitting there there is no way I can get another table "company policy"

* To go out to eat AFTER 9pm. Because we hate you. Yes we smile and dream about doing something to your food (we never would) but REALLY coming in just before we lock the door and 5 people have to stay because of your dumb ass.

End Rant

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I may have cried a little..

So I have been crazy driving around trying to find my favorite store Ross. I LOVE me some Ross.

And the closest one.. IS 191 miles away.

I am very upset about this...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Taking Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

A dear friend of mine Terri is raising money for a walk she is doing for Crohn's & Colitis.

Something I have not talked about on my blog, is my dad who is very sick with many ailments also suffers from both Crohn's & Colitis. From what he has describe and told me its TERRIBLE.

My dear friend Terri also suffers from Crohn's.

So I am calling out to the blogging world.... Please help us raise money to FIGHT Crohn's & Colitis. You can click here to donate directly

Its for a great cause.. Every little bit helps!! And you can donate anonymous as well.

Thank you all...

My sister, dad & me!

Operation clean the closet!!

So its safe to say the closet has gotten away from me...

So I am a bit of a pack rat. When it comes to clothes and shoes... Well I finally decided to dig myself out of the closet! I contacted our local Hope House a womens shelter that helps battered women & children to see if they needed donations of womens clothing. And it turns out they did not need them so my donations are off to The Salvation Army.

Voila!! The finished product!

All the access hangers!! And I am going to have to go back through again in 2 weeks when I am down 10 pounds and continuously each week while I am the shrinking women!. The diet is GUARANTEED (if you follow it properly of coarse) and I am already down 4 pounds!! In 2 days!!

Ohh and you must run out and buy one of these nifty things.. I got it a Bath Bed & Beyond. It 2 bands with little hooks on it that hold up to 16 purses so you can display them all nicely instead of hiding them in totes.

So now that I am losing weight I am hoping to have to purchase a whole new wardrobe by July!! I am so excited.. The husband not so much because now I will have an excuse to shop.... Everything will be hanging off of me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The season of baby showers!

This was the diaper cake at our managers baby shower. It was at 8am this morning before the restaurant opened. It was fun.. she got a lot of loot!! She received everything she needed...

More pictures to come!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I love pot lucks!! Or as you Americans call it "Carry in's"

So the diet starts today in full force.

Well because when you have a carry in at work, and you work at a restaurant that 1/2 the staff are chefs.. there is NO WAY I could fight that will power!!.. For mothers day because its the busiest day of the year and EVERYONE works all day no matter what and NO ONE is aloud to order food due to the volume the kitchen is already dealing with....

So this was my creation

The final product! Well the picture does not do it justice at all.. Its super yummy greek salad!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Giveaway!! And HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!

Trying our best is giving away a great book/cookbook. Its a book and a cookbook all mixed into one its called the Military wives cookbook.

Go enter.. read her post.. SSOO I am waiting to see if I win however if not its already added to my shopping cart on amazon!! Her review of the book is great too!


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Honesty is NOT the best policy!

So once again being honest has bit me in the ass.

At work tonight I made a mistake and gave the wrong bill to the wrong table.

And the JACK ASSES (because the bill was obviously WAY lower than what they ordered) paid the wrong bill without saying anything AND SNUCK OUT!! (which is why I am calling them JACKASSES!)

Anyways when I realize my error I tell a manager and groan about having it come out of my tips.

Well seeing how I said something to the manager and company policy is a server can NEVER pay out of their own pockets for an error.

I get written up.

I feel like I am friggin 12 years old. I mean really..

Friday, May 08, 2009

40 pounds in 8 weeks!!

A friend of mine did this AMAZING diet and she lost 35 pounds in 6 weeks. She paid over $5000 to get her paws on this diet, and support. (The initial consultation is $700)

And I am SO GRATEFUL she is sharing it with me!! Its no big deal really, nothing that I can not really do.

I am sitting here eating my last peanut butter and banana sandwich for the next 8 weeks. I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS DIET!!! She gave me everything I need, all the list of stuff to buy. All vegetables that are off limits I am starting tomorrow!!

So you will all being seeing all my grossness in the flesh!! Yep before and after pictures!!

I am on day 4 of the 7 day detox and all is well. I feel WAY better, and I am a lot cleaner.. ha ha.. at least my intestines and bowel are clean!! It was not as bad as I thought it would be. There was only one moment in 4 days that I was like "WHOA, I need a bathroom" But other than that pretty darn cool.

3 pounds in 4 days NOT BAD!! But its 3 pound of gunk.. ewww..

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Now that was not SO bad!!


Especially new dr's. And especially for the "well women exam"

I have avoided it for 3 years. Actually ran screaming from it for 3 years. Last time they found a lump in my breast and I refused the exam.

Seeing how many cancers run in my family I bit the bullet.

Well it was more that I was running out of my "stock" of prescription drugs and needed new prescriptions that prompted my search for a new family Dr.

AND I LOVE HER!! I really do, and her nurse is supper nice as well.

The thing I hate about going to new dr's is that you have to explain EVERYTHING, and the whole breaking my neck thing (I brought my xrays) and how I over came that. And my family history which practically takes an hour in itself.

But WEEHOOO done for another year!! And I will not be so scared next time. Although she found my lump again and is sending me for a mamagram (which I should be getting every year anyways) I am good for a year!!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

So I guess I missed this fashion tip!

I WISH I would have gotten a picture of this whole outfit. She is wearing a MANS shirt as a dress, no belt or anything, and moccasins. Oh and I forgot t mention the "dress" was see through and she was wearing a black boy short and black lace bra under it.

Is it just me or is this strange? I mean I get the whole "gladiator" sandal thing going on right now that I really hate.

But are moccasins really making a come back?? I mean were they ever cool? And its 80 degrees today???

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

7 day detox cleanse....

7-Day Body Cleanse Dietary Supplement

The marine botanicals infused in this concentrated dietary supplement stimulate, strengthen and support health and beauty from the inside out, by assisting with gentle elimination and flushing out excess fluids. Milk thistle helps to protect and improve the function of the liver by detoxifying metabolic waste. Marine botanicals provide beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidant support to protect cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ( 1 fl. oz. each, 7 bottles )

This should be interesting!! I have heard great things about this product and now I am finally brave enough to try it!!!

So wish me luck!! I will let y'all know how it goes! My body needs this SO BAD!! And for $49 I think its worth a shot!

Wish me luck!! And if you want to order this email me!!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Its going to be a GREAT DAY!!

When you use the bathroom "air fresher" for HAIRSPRAY!!

True story.


Sunday, May 03, 2009

You learn something new every day!

So I was lurking reading this blog Trying our best and she put out to the internet that she totally had NO idea how to strike out words on a blog post.

I mean I TOTALLY knew how all along **insert sarcasm here** and I though you had to have a "special" button or something (I may or may not have been trying to figure it out for 3 years)

And VOILA I know how. How cool AWESOME is that?

So I apologize in advance for my sudden need to change my ideas mid thought and strike them out...

You want to know how???? Ok all you need to do is use this <> insert word/words with no spaces in between < /s >

So cool!! Am I the only one who finds this SO FUN!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The best customers all day!

So I have worked in restaurants over 20 years. I have a love hate relationship with it.

I love it for the customer aspect of it, I LOVE working with people.

I hate it for "certain" customers. They may me wonder some times how people make it through each day being SO horrible.

It all evens out, and more often than not we have more nice customers than mean customers.

At the restaurant I work at we have this one couple that comes in every week. EVERYONE that works there knows who they are. There bill is always about $80 - $100 and the reason everyone knows who they are is


So last night the hubby and I went out for dinner. It was not an $80 dinner by any means but I remember the one time I got the %100 tippers, so we left %100 tip. I explained to the hubby that we just made this girls night. We snuck out before she looked at it and I ran to the rest room, when I came back I saw our waitress and all her co-workers giving high fives, and she did a little cheerleading move.

That alone was worth it.

And we feel FABULOUS about it!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Blog Every Day in May!!

Its MAY again.. Wow where did the time go!!

Ok so I challenge you!! Can you blog every day in May???

So I was thinking, everyone who is going to blog everyday leave me a comment and at the end of may I will hold a draw for a BEAUTIFUL surprise package of free product from Arbonne!! You know you want to!!
(y'all know I LOVE surprises in the mail!)
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