Tuesday, January 25, 2011

BRRRRRRR!!!! It's Cold Out There!!!

This cartoon explains it all....short and sweet.  
I HATE THE COLD!!!!!!!!!!!  

Friday, January 7, 2011


Guys, I a m so sorry if I left you hanging on the OPI polish!!!!  Shame on me!!!  Well, so that you know, the polish DID last as long as they promised.  Now be prepared to sit in the nail salon soaking your fingers in a cold chemical in order for them to properly remove this polish.  VERY BORING process! Just took too long.  The condition of my nails after the use of the OPI gel was not the same.  I usually have very strong, nice nails.  Always have.  This polish is almost like a lighter version of having wraps on your nails.  Not cool (for me).  It made my nails weaker and now I am trying to salvage them left and right until I get so annoyed that I chop them all off (which I do once in a while anyway).  So BEWARE.  I would use this polish if I was going on a vacation...definitely.  But not on a regular basis.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

OPI Axxium Soak-Off Gel Mani

So I gave in.  I did away with the traditional manicure of base coat, color, and top coat.  Today I opted for the OPI Axxium Soak-Off Gel Mani.  Well....it takes a little longer, but the en result is wonderful!!!  Guess what the best part is??? NO DRYING TIME!!! Who cares if the actual manicure takes longer.  I can rummage in my bag (for keys) without ruining my freshly painted nails!!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!! For that reason alone I am sure to get this done again.

This manicure promises to last at least 2 weeks (or more) without chipping.  I am going to have to test this myself. Now when I do dishes, I do not wear rubber gloves.  I know I should, but I don't (stop scolding me).  Most of the time the dishwasher does that job anyway.  At work I am constantly on the computer, if not having to fix someones issue with a computer, I work with books and I have kids. I guess this is all normal wear and tear on a manicure.  My "normal" manicure usually lasts about a week and a half before seeing the tip of my nail or some chips.  So 2 weeks without a chip sounds wonderful.

The picture below shows my fresh  OPI Axxium Soak-Off Gel Mani.  I will post another pic next week to see what it looks like and I will continue from there.  I hope this was worth the money.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Can you tell what I will be writing about today??  Yes....you got it!!! STRESS!!  These past two weeks have been the most stressful weeks that I have ever experienced.  I don't remember feeling like this EVER! (Giving birth was easier!!)
     What I am guessing is that there is just too much that I am doing between home and work; work being the issue.  They have really piled a lot of crap on my plate.  Although it can be taken as a compliment...that people at work rely on me to be able and capable of doing things the right way (and not complain) it sometimes can be a little too much.
      Today I was able to voice my issue.  I am doing a whole bunch of other crap but the stuff that I need to get done is being pushed to the side.  MY work is not getting done.  I feel unorganized because my things that should be done, are not, and are not complete....which I can't stand!!  Hopefully all will get corrected after a sit down next week.
     I have a three day weekend and I am hoping to do many fun things with the family and enjoy them and keep the stress away, because I really do not want to hurt anyone.  I really am not a violent person.  I am the complete opposite...I always spread LOVE, JOY, and HAPPY FACES!!!  Now that's more like it!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hard Stuff

One thing I have learned is, that PARENTHOOD is the HARDEST job in the world.  It is also the greatest gift given to any parent!

If you are not a parent you have noooo idea!  The most difficult part is the discipline.  Ugh!  I am NOT one of those parents that let my children do as they please....it just doesn't work that way.  I lay the law and they need to follow the rules.  But....THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ALWAYS DO!!  That's when things just get ugly.  

I have learned that consistency is crucial, as is follow-through. Make good on any promises of discipline or else you risk undermining your authority. Kids have to believe that you mean what you say. This is not to say you can't give second chances or allow a certain margin of error, but for the most part, you should act on what you say.  When do you give the second chance? When do you follow through.... oh....those are the toughest questions!  But as the parent you usually know what to do by what the child has done wrong.

I had to share because I had to discipline my son and it is the worst thing in the world that happens to him.  He generally is a good kid, but being a "normal" little boy...he got himself into trouble.  Not listening to me when I speak to you 3 times is a no, no.  So it had to be done.  Inside the house!! while the rest of the kids were in the yard playing....sorry pal, you should have listened when the adults told you to stop.  Then to continue with the banging and crying???? He gets to go to bed early. Well that did it.  ~He had to go to bed early one day last week.  People FOLLOW THROUGH at least once!!!! When you say that you will do it again, it registers!!! The light bulb turns on (She sent me to bed early last week....she's not kidding).  It worked for me...thank goodness because I can't stand the crying and the drama!  Bottom line is that if you don't discipline your kids it will only make your life harder.  EVERYONE needs guidance.

Just thought I might help someone today by posting this....trust me we are not alone!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Summer Coming to an End....Boo Hoo!

Summer is ending...and at a fast pace.  This summer we had a blast!  Did many things with the kiddies. Birthday parties, weddings, BBQ's all that fun stuff. We went on our vacation.  Good thing I planned it towards the end of summer; gave everyone something to look forward to.  We had fun, fun, fun!  

Now I have to get myself ready for work.  Oh, joy! Back to work! Can you see me I'm jumping!!!!! I want to go back, but then, I don't want to go back.  I love spending time with my family.  I also love my job. The thing I can't stand is, the few people that always seem to make it harder for the rest of us.  You ALL have "those" people at your job.... come on, admit it.  They always seem to put a damper on things.  I go in every year with a new and improved attitude and slowly but surely I get sucked in... into the feeling that I can't stand being there surrounded by negativity.  I am generally a happy person and I don't like feeling differently.  I don't like giving/getting those negative vibes.  Don't get me wrong...YES...I have my bad days too, we all do, but I keep it to myself. Negative people. They're like human black holes which suddenly come out of nowhere and just suck the life out of you. I try to stay positive and remain strong but their negativity is just completely draining, makes one feel exhausted, I am just dreading that part.

On that note...
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Monday, August 9, 2010

I'm Back!!

Here I am again and I don't know where to begin.  Let me start off by saying that summer got in the way of my blogging.  I LOOOOOVE summer!!! If I could I would make it summer year round!  I thought I would have more time  for my blog but....as you can see that did NOT happen.  I think because of the summer I have less time to really think.  I'm constantly doing something!

The summer began with a friends wedding with both my kids in it.  So that was the buzz in the house for weeks!  They even got themselves in a European paper and European PEOPLE magazine.  So I have two celebrities running around in my home (all thanks go to the bride-- the European sensation) and this went to their heads...just a little.  They will understand more as they get older.

Then we find out they are going to be in another wedding in November (hopefully the last one!!) LOL! Too much work for me.

Anyhow...now I have to get back into the groove of things and will get myself back to writing my random thoughts. 

Oh! BTW, if you follow me on twitter I thank you again....that's my new "toy"...and that could possibly be the reason I haven't blogged!