Monday, January 24, 2011

On with the new!

I just wanted to let all my followers know that I have decided to try WordPress for my blog. I have also changed the name of my blog to "It's a Bloggy Life"  You can find me at

Hope you come on over and take a look!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Night (Mostly) to Myself

We had our annual after Christmas Christmas party last night. We went out to a place called Poor Boys and had a wonderful meal and great conversation. My husband told me that he was going to go hang out with his friend after dinner, my son stayed at his friends house and my daughter told me that she was going to stay at my cousin's house for the night. I thought...WOW...and night all to myself! I was actually quite excited about it until I had been home alone for about 10 minutes. I put in a chick flick and sat at the computer to just relax, but I just felt lonely. I wanted someone to talk to face to face.

Does anyone else ever feel this way. I mean, excited to have a night all to yourself only to feel abandoned?

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Long Wait at the Doctors Office

There is nothing more uncomfortable than being stuck in the same room as someone that you really don't care too much for!! That happened to me yesterday. I had to take my son to the doctor yesterday. Our appointment was set for 3:30. We were sitting in the waiting room...watching the clock and 30 minutes later, the ex wife of one of my husband's friends comes strolling in. We looked at each other and immediately looked away. At that point, I grabbed the magazine that I had already read cover to cover and pretended to read it again. The next 20 minutes was horrible and seemed more like an hour. She was sitting directly across the room from me. I felt like asking the nurse what was taking so long and insisting to be put in one of the rooms. I usually get along with everybody, but this particular person tried to ruin my marriage, so I have a hard time being cordial with her. Well, anyway, I was so happy to get out of that doctors office and away from her.

On a better note, my husband and I went to see Jeff Dunham last night! He is so funny. My stomach and cheeks are sore from laughing so hard! It was nice to have a night out with my husband too!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Childhood Dreams

Every child, growing up, had a dream. You know, what they wanted to be when they grew up. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nurse. I wanted to be the one that helped deliver babies. My aunt is a nurse, so I guess that's why I had chosen that. As I got a little older, that changed and I had decided that I was going to go to college to be a physical therapist. I was so excited about that being my career. I went to talk to a counselor at school about it and I was told that because of my size, I would never be able to do that. I am 4 feet 11 inches tall and at the time, I barely weighed 100 pounds. In my mind, I knew I could do it. I was in gymnastics and I was able to lift a lot of weight, but that one person convinced me otherwise. I decided against it.

I am currently an insurance agent. I am very happy with what I do and what I have become. Not all childhood dreams come true, but what is important, is that you are happy with what you do. If you are not, you are the only one that can make a change.

Are you happy with what you have become?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Funny Thing Happened....

Last night I had to stop at the grocery store on my way home from the gym. I had picked up my nephew on my way there. We went into the store and got the items we needed and headed back to the parking lot. As we were walking to the car, we were talking about how nice it was going to be to get home and eat dinner because we were all STARVING! My son got to the car first and started to get in. My nephew opened the back door and I handed him the bag of groceries. As I handed them to him, I had the strangest feeling that something wasn't quite right. I couldn't figure out what it was though. I took a look at my car again and it hit me! My son and I said at the same time  "Oh my gosh...this isn't our car!!!" My nephew looked quite shocked and immediately started to walk away from the car, leaving the door wide open! We were all laughing and I said "You need to shut the door!" He ran back, shut the door and within the blink of an eye, were were two cars down and safely in OUR car! My son said that he figured it out when he saw the manual window handle and that it smelled like cigarettes. Thankfully, the cars' owner wasn't coming out of the store behind us! That would have made an embarrassing situation worse!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Blog for Jenny???

A friend of mine called me today and asked me if I would like to come over and hang out with her. She and I had a really nice talk! Several different topics came up, but the one that has really stuck with me throughout the evening is one about my cousin. She and her husband recently lost their beautiful newborn daughter, Laila. She told me that she doesn't want to talk to people about it because it tears her up inside. My cousin has posted a few comments on her Facebook page, but for some reason I get the feeling that she doesn't want replies on it. Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't bring myself to reply to her when she posts on Facebook. My friend said that in her opinion, it is not good for my cousin to keep her feelings bottled up and she thought that a blog would be a good way to let them out without having to face other people. (As long as no one comes across the blog and follows it) I couldn't believe that I hadn't thought of that! I mean, I have a blog and my friend doesn't. I will definately be mentioning that to her.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Freezer Cooking Made Simple

This eBook is filled with all the information necessary to learn how to freeze foods and make those dollars stretch.  With information such as how to get started, what items you need, what foods freeze well and foods that don’t quite cut it when it comes to freezing, this eBook tells it all.  Worksheets, printable labels and even a few quick and easy recipes are included to get you started with healthier meals when living on a tighter budget.

As a mother, wife and just all around caretaker of my home I needed to find something that would take less time and save me money in the kitchen.  I went looking for ideas and found many that seemed to be the answer.  Most of them I found to be more time consuming than anything. Then, I came upon this eBook.

Freezing foods makes sense in all aspects.  It’s amazing how in just one afternoon you can have a freezer full of healthy foods to feed your family for a month.  This eBook will show you how.  It’s easy to understand, has all the facts you need to know and will give you the answers to any questions you may have.
Freezer Cooking Made Simple is set up so that even the newly married can find what she needs.  It explains why freezing foods can save you money and time.  It talks about what you need in the way of equipment, how to shop for foods and how to cook these foods.

There is a section that explains how to safely store your freezer meals including labels to help you remember exactly what you have and how to reheat it.  Susanne has included a printable shopping list along with a worksheet to help plan your meals on a weekly and monthly basis.   Best of all - there are even a few recipes added to get you started.

If you’re looking for a way to save money and time in the kitchen, I strongly urge you to take a look at Freezer Cooking Made Simple.  Once you read through it, put it into motion immediately. You will see that this is a very simple and easy way to make those hours in the kitchen count.  Shopping, cooking and freezing foods aren’t as hard as many of us believe.  Give it a chance and you will find the answer you’ve been looking for all along.