Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Flashback Photo

Alicia from more than words hosts every Friday a flash back photo. It's for us to check out every one's favorite photo's from the past(you know pre-digital). It's tons of fun looking at every ones pictures so join us by linking up on Mr. Linky over at Alicia's.
This one is dated back to 1989. Ahhhhhh to be that small again.........LOL

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts


1. I've been moody and not feeling like my old self lately.
2. I think school is getting the best of me this term.
3. Looking forward to spring break. I'm counting down the days(17 days)
4. I started a diet, and I hope I can stick with it!
5. I found an old friend and we have been emailing each other, this is exciting!
6. Did I mention I feel Blah!
7. We are getting more daylight, and it is on a warming trend for us. I love sunny days above 40*
8. I feel like I need a vacation again!
9. My house is a mess, and I don't care!
10. I feel like I'm in a blogging slump, nothing new and exciting to say!

Well that about covers it!.............Ha

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Borrowed from a Friend

I borrow this from my friend Leah at http://5girls1boy.blogspot.com it is seriously funny. Take time to go see her blog and you won't be sorry!


This may not be something that inspires me, but it certainly is something that brightened my day, and I'm certain you wont soon forget it!! I Got this from another blogger who got it from someone else- Author unknown...

- All hair removal methods have tricked women with their promises of easy, painless removal - The Epilady, scissors, razors, Nair and now…the wax. Read on…… My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: 'Maybe should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet.' So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those 'cold wax' kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off. No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK!?!) So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ('Cold wax,' yeah…right!) I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works! OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire. With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long strip) I inhale deeply and brace myself….RRRRRRIIIIPPP!!!! I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!…. OH MY GAUD!!!!!!!!! Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip. CRAP! Another deep breath and RIPP! Everything is spinning and spotted. I think I may pass out…must stay conscious…must stay conscious. Do I hear crashing drums??? Breathe, breathe………… OK, back to normal. I want to see my trophy - a wax-covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip! There's NO hair on it. Where is the hair??? WHERE IS THE WAX??? Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should be on the strip…it's not! I touch. I am touching wax. I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake…remember my foot is still propped upon the toilet? I know I need to do something So I put my foot down. Sealed shut! My butt is sealed shut. Sealed shut! I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself 'Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!' What can I do to melt the wax? Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right??? *WRONG!!!!!!!* > > I get in the tub - The water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit. Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub…in scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax. So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!! I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some >secret of how to get me undone. It's a very good conversation starter 'So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!' There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, 'Are we talking cheeks or hole or hoo-ha?' She's laughing out loud by now…I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. YEAH!!!!! Right!! I should be the joke of someone else's night. While we go through various solutions. I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor . Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!! By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event. My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace….the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax. What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and OH MY STARS!!!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. It's sooo painful, but I really don't care. 'IT WORKS!! > > It works !!' I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair…. THE HAIR IS STILL THERE……..ALL OF IT! So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. Nothing hurts. I could have amputated my own leg at this point. Next week I'm going to try hair color…… I told ya ~ You are wel come!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Friday Flashback Photo

Alicia from more than words hosts every Friday a flash back photo. It's for us to check out every one's favorite photo's from the past(you know pre-digital). It's tons of fun looking at every ones pictures so join us by linking up on Mr. Linky over at Alicia's.
This picture is dated 6/84, I am with my daughter Rachel at the park. We loved spending time outdoors, and the park was a great place to go. I can't believe how faded this picture is now!

46 of 52


Where you in any pictures this week?

I am participating in a year long challenge with Carin. The goal is to be in one picture a week, for 52 weeks. Since us moms are always behind the camera, this gives us a chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Fun challenge, right? You can join too! Visit Carin on Thursdays, so that you can check out other Moms pictures.
This is my Hubby's Uncle Dal, I got to see him and spend some time with him while I was in Portland. He is such a sweet guy and has always been very nice to me. He said our visit was the best Christmas present ever! I Love ya Uncle Dal!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

45 Of 52


Where you in any pictures this week?

I am participating in a year long challenge with Carin. The goal is to be in one picture a week, for 52 weeks. Since us moms are always behind the camera, this gives us a chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Fun challenge, right? You can join too! Visit Carin on Thursdays, so that you can check out other Moms pictures.

Yesterday I went to get my hair colored, I wanted something a little different and to stand out a little. This is what my hair dresser came up with. I really like it alot! I have natural curly hair and every time I go in to see her she likes to flat iron my hair and make it straight.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Where Has Time Gone

It seems that I don't have a ton of blogging time these days. I try to get around to everyone's blogs and look and maybe leave them a little note along the way. School started back up for me and it seems to take a lot of my time, along with family.
I have English and Intro. to Human services this term and both classes demand a lot of homework. It seems by the time I get done pecking out assignments, I loose interest in the computer.Ha!
I can't believe that this week marks week 5 of my studies and it seems to be flying by with a blur!
The family is doing good, hubby is working away and Chad is doing good in school too. Chad is really enjoying his first job as a courtesy clerk(cart pusher) at our local Fred Meyer. He works a night or two after school and on the weekends. He wants to save money for a car, although his first check he bought his girlfriend a pretty lil ring. He really has a heart of gold, and I try hard to teach him the values of treating a lady right.
My Brother in law that needs a kidney transplant fell a couple weeks ago and broke his shoulder in a couple places, so I have been trying to make sure he has meals and a clean house. Thankfully my other sister in law has been helping with this also. So between the two of us he has been taken care of nicely.
We got another 4 inches of snow the other day, and I can say that I'm DONE with WINTER! Although winter is not done with us yet. Our days are getting longer now and I love the extra light.
Okay well off to read another Chapter in my Human services book. Until next time, everyone enjoy their week and I'm sending Blessings to all!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

44 of 52


Where you in any pictures this week?

I am participating in a year long challenge with Carin. The goal is to be in one picture a week, for 52 weeks. Since us moms are always behind the camera, this gives us a chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Fun challenge, right? You can join too! Visit Carin on Thursdays, so that you can check out other Moms pictures.
This is me with one of my Sister's Karla, this was taken Christmas day when I was in Portland.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010