Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Death.

One of my first memories of death was when I was in high school and got a call in the summer that my friend, Rob, was in the hospital with liver failure. Rob was on acne medication and supposedly over the course of a few months it had damaged his liver and caused major damage.

I went to visit Rob in the hospital and he was orange. He was on the transplant list but he was 16 and, unfortunately, the transplant didn't happen. Rob died. He was 16.

I've read recent reports of the Accutane Lawsuit and although I'm not sure this is the medication it was on...it could have been.

At 18 it was hard losing a dear friend and I can only imagine what his parents and sister felt.

I feel like the only way that these pharmaceutical companies are going to make better and safer drugs is if we demand it as a consumer.

Rain sucks.

So I'm stuck at home now and it's raining. I was going to head out and do my surveys but it's frigging pouring and I have an appointment at 2:30 for survey and then I have a hair appointment at 4:30. SO...

I told Margot that I would stay home with kids until 2:30 and then I'm off.

So sleep deprived and I think I could be coming down with the kid's sickness.

Sickies.

Poor me.

I have two sick kids home with me today and they're bouncing off the walls. BUT...Graem has a fever and they've got to get better by Friday since we're traveling.

I've been trying to do some prepping stuff for our trip like booking rental car but it's hard when you have a kid that's screaming and hitting her big sister.

*ahem*

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Diamonds and gold are...

my best friends!

One thing that never loses it’s value is gold coins! Even when our stocks are floundering you can always look to silver, gold, and precious metals to maintain their value. Our friend, L, has had gold bullion in her portfolio for the past few years and we constantly compare. Despite the crashing economy - she's always in the black!

I'm sure she's looking to buy gold with her tax refund money!

US Gold Bureau offers silver, gold, and other precious metals for delivery or they will make arrangements to have your metals stored privately and securely at a bank or depository.

I didn’t realize this but US Gold Bureau is an industry leader. They sell gold in two forms: coin or ingot. The world demand now exceeds the supply demand for gold - which makes it a pretty smart investment.

TONIGHT...

I am so excited about my shows coming back on television. However, I'm friggin exhausted.

Desperate Housewives is on in a few minutes and I have no idea what happened last season. More than likely I fell asleep during ever episode.

Killer Monday.

Tomorrow I have a good day of work ahead. As much as I wanted to go to the field trip I have two appointments in the morning and I'm working three days this week but I have TONS to do before we leave for Canada Friday.

Here's hoping I can do it all!

My new best friend.

One thing that never loses it’s value is gold bullion! Even when our stocks are floundering you can always look to silver, gold, and precious metals to maintain their value. Our friend, L, has had gold bullion in her portfolio for the past few years and we constantly compare. Despite the crashing economy - she's always in the black!

I'm sure she's going to buy gold coins with her tax refund money!

US Gold Bureau offers silver, gold, and other precious metals for delivery or they will make arrangements to have your metals stored privately and securely at a bank or depository.

I didn’t realize this but US Gold Bureau is an industry leader. They sell gold in two forms: coin or ingot. The world demand now exceeds the supply demand for gold - which makes it a pretty smart investment

Are we there yet??

I know that's going to be the sentence of the day Friday when we're on the long plane trip to Victoria! It's going to be a blast traveling with two small kids cross country!

Maybe Margot will take Emmy and Graem and I can sit in the corner of the plane and read and play gameboy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Too much television.

Home with a kid today and I swear I'm going to go nuts if I hear the kids cry again! It seems like every time we have a vacation the kids end up getting sick. I have both of them home now in hopes that they'll kick this bug and feel better for the trip.

I just had to yell at Graem for falling off the couch onto a floor full of pillows.

You'd never know she had a 102 fever and a broken leg.

My best friend...

is gold and diamonds!


One thing that never loses it’s value is gold bullion! Even when our stocks are floundering you can always look to silver, gold, and precious metals to maintain their value. Our friend, L, has had gold bullion in her portfolio for the past few years and we constantly compare. Despite the crashing economy - she's always in the black!

I'm sure she's looking to buy gold with her tax refund money!

United States Gold Bureau offers silver, gold, and other precious metals for delivery or they will make arrangements to have your metals stored privately and securely at a bank or depository.

I didn’t realize this but US Gold Bureau is an industry leader. They sell gold in two forms: coin or ingot. The world demand now exceeds the supply demand for gold - which makes it a pretty smart investment.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A little supplement goes a long way!

I've thought about doing supplement and especially getting some fat burners at the nutritional store.

I've heard that many people are using human growth hormone these days.

I figure I might actually start to work out at the gym and it's good that they opened a new gym at the mall. It's easy to get there and the cost of the membership is reasonable.

Now the hard part....going.

The paint...

Well, I feel good that we painted the outside of the house this summer. When I got it quoted they said it would cost $3,000 to paint our house. So it's nice knowing that we got the job done for around $400. Thanks to our friends too!

We still need to do the second coat and we also need to touch up. Today I was able to get most of the paint off of the windows with the razor blade.

Now we just have to finish it up!

Work it!

When I was younger I used to gain muscle so easily. Since I've gotten older I don't think my body works as well and builds muscle as fast.

I've looked at www.increasemusclemass.org and it offers a great website with tons of useful information.

Of course, I think we all know that it's about moving less and eating better! But sometimes it helps to have tips from professionals that know exactly how muscle is formed.

It's almost time for Canada!

We have just a few weeks before we're heading out to Canada. Of course, we have so much to do in that time!

I will be working for three days a week up until that time and next Friday I have to head to the next county in order to do some of the survey's that have been neglected since they haven't had a field rep for that area.

I can't wait for Canada! We're going to have such a good time.

I didn't care.

When I was younger I used to go to the local neighborhood pool and spend all day in the sun. Never in a million years would I have thought to put on sunscreen.

In the afternoon I would sit on the couch and watch my skin bubble from the sunburn.

Now that I'm older I realize the need for skin products and especially sun protection for my skin and my kid's skin!

I've been looking at the best wrinkle cream and think that over the next few years I might need to buy some!

This weekend...

It seems like every weekend we pack it full of friends and errands.

This weekend we are devoting to finish painting the house (2nd coat) and putting away everything in our backyard and preparing for the winter. I know once we get back from Canada it's going to be cold and we won't be able to do much outside.

Then of course, within a few weeks we'll probably see some cold weather and snow!

Already, it's starting to get cold at night and today I had to move the herbs that were on the front porch into the living room.

Supplemented!

I have been prescribed prenatal vitamins but I have done a pretty bad job at taking them. They taste horrible and I have never been good at doing things consistently!

I might think about doing vitamins and supplements this winter though. I know that I need more vitamin D and with new studies I've read it seems like people that live in Ithaca really need to supplement their vitamin D.

I've heard hiding supplements in shakes work great and you can't taste or smell them.

School next year...

We're still discussing what's going to happen with G's school next year. Her school now is private and costs a fortune. We've been able to afford it but Emmy's at the age where she could start next week and I really don't think that we could afford for both kids to go.

I think we're going to check out the local elementary school because it's suppose to be really good and I think it would be really nice for Emmy to be in the pre-k and Graem to go to the same school.

Not to mention, it's 2 minutes from her and I could even walk the girls to school!

Chunky monkey.

I have decided that I will stop buying icecream because we go through it so fast! Plus, we're all getting a little too chunky!

I've thought about trying Belly fat diet pills but figure that with the winter approaching that I should probably eat better now and think about joining a health and fitness club.

They actually opened up a new gym in the mall and I don't think that the monthly rate is too bad. I'll just have to figure the childcare situation...

A little "Thintervention" goes a long way!

So I loved the old Jackie Werner show that was on a few years ago. Now I'm watching her new show and it's pretty good. It has a lot of drama queens and a housewife. But I think it's going to be interesting to see how she manages the different people and attitudes and I have a feeling she's really going to bust their balls and get them to lose some serious weight.

I just saw the first episode and they lost a combined weight of 53 pounds.

The basement...

We are still working on our basement. We have some tiles to put up, I need to touch up the floor with paint. Touch up the bookcase and I'd really like to buy a set of modern sofas .

The area looks great right now and it serves as both an office and play space for the kids. Plus, when it's really hot outside we all sleep in the basement on the old futon mattress.

Work.

So work has been going pretty good. Some days I have so much work I can't even think straight. Sometimes I actually have free time and it's nice to be able to take it easy and do stuff around the house.

Tomorrow I have some commercial reports to do and they will probably keep me pretty busy.

I think it's been a good thing for Emmy to be able to go to daycare because she's really making great friendships and learning to spend time "away from mom".

I've got to start shopping!

We have been talking about what to do for Christmas. We figured we might make a weekend in New York City and do a radio city show and nice hotel. We figured we would get the girls one big present and one small present.

Graem is into arts and crafts and so I have been looking at arts and craft kits for christmas.

I have no idea what to get Emmy. She plays with a few select toys and she thinks she is into Dora but when I buy her Dora items she doesn't play with them!

Jeff Lewis.

Seriously, I love "Flipping Out". He is so charismatic and hilarious. Given last episode he was a total dick to Jenny and at the end he made her apologize to him to make himself feel better...but I still love him and hope this show stays on forever!

Got meds?

The past few nights I have been trying to get to bed early. We have all been sick and I figure the one way to kick the cold/sinus infection that is brewing is to get some good sleep. Last night I hooked up with some Nyquil.

I had a friend who actually enlisted the help of tramadol no prescription . I'm too scared to go that route and figure if my cold gets bad enough I can always go to the doctor and get antibiotics and cough medicine with codine!

Rainy Thursday.

So right now is absolutely perfect. I'm sitting on the couch, have the television going on in the background and I'm workin on some blogging and trying to catch up!

The only thing that could be better is knowing that I have a massage scheduled later this afternoon and a baby that takes a longer nap!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Toshiba down.

My Toshiba laptop is just a few months old and already I got a notification that it was recalled because it gets so hot and burns people. I've experienced this first hand and the only way I can type with it on my lap is by using a lapbuddy!

I should have followed the Consumer Reports and looked at getting the Sony VAIO. It's ranked much better and although it cost a little bit more would have probably been the better investment.

Bachelor Pad.

Yes, I'm watching.

Yes, it's trashy.

No, I don't think I have a favorite character.

Yes, I vomit in my mouth everytime I hear Tinsley speak.

Lesson learned.

When I was looking for a laptop I went to a local retail store and at the end of the day I really didn't get that great of a deal. Then the other night I get an email that my laptop has been recalled for overheating.

I wish I would have had access to wholesale laptops because I probably could have saved money AND it would have been a much better quality laptop! One that doesn't burn your leg or set your house on fire.

Bathroom....

We really don't have much left. We finished the tile this weekend.

After I finish blogging I'm going to sand and finish touch up painting in the bathroom.

Then I figure tonight Margot can caulk, put the quarter round down, moldings up, and attach the shower head.

Then we'll just need to install the shower fixture, the walls in the shower, sink, and toilet and we're all done!!!

My best friend...

One thing that never loses it’s value is bullion! Even when our stocks are floundering you can always look to silver, gold, and precious metals to maintain their value. Our friend, L, has had gold bullion in her portfolio for the past few years and we constantly compare. Despite the crashing economy - she's always in the black!

I'm sure she's looking to buy gold bullion with her tax refund money!

US Gold Bureau offers silver, gold, and other precious metals for delivery or they will make arrangements to have your metals stored privately and securely at a bank or depository.

I didn’t realize this but US Gold Bureau is an industry leader. They sell gold in two forms: coin or ingot. The world demand now exceeds the supply demand for gold - which makes it a pretty smart investment.

So.Busy.

I almost said busty...which would also be the truth.

This weekend went by so fast. We actually accomplished a lot and I love it when Monday rolls around and I feel like I got something done.

We're in the middle of 10 projects and I hope that by next weekend we will have at least completed the outside projects because fall is on the way!

Plus, I just ordered the new toilet for the bathroom and tonight we're going to touch up paint, put in moldings, shower head, and sink and maybe...just maybe by this weekend our house will be back to a 3 bedroom - 2 bath!