Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tech Tuesday...My Fitness Pal

Today's Tech is actually a great little app my Friend Carrie told me about.  Its call My Fitness Pal its a free calorie counter that tracks everything you eat and best of all it includes a bar code scanner so all you need to do is simply scan the label of the food your eating and it will automatically track your calories.  

Birthday Blues....

Its once again that time of year, when I get a little bit older, allot wiser and tend to be very on edge and touchy.  

When I was a younger I really used to look forward to my birthday.  My grandparents would make it a super awesome day.  My grandma would make sure I had a cake and my grandpa would make sure I had flowers and I would get to do whatever I wanted.  (as you can see from the picture to the left, I even got to sit on the table) 

As I grew older my grandparents would still make sure my day was special, having dinner, and one thing that I could alway count on was for sure there was a birthday card in the mail with a check in it for what everyone called "The Birthday Allowance"  not a ton of money I think it started out at $20 and every year my family would ask me how much the "The Birthday Allowance" check was because I was the one that usually set the going rate.  Once I turned 30 the allowance grew to be $30! 

2 years ago the cards stopped coming, and my birthdays stop being so important.  I have also noticed that I tend to become very irritable, easily upset and depressed the weeks before my birthday.  

My husband thinks its because they spoiled me so much and I now that their not here anymore I don't get spoiled anymore and even if he tried he couldn't spoil me as much as they did.  He probably right in some ways. But I'm pretty sure I fell like this because it makes me realize how much I miss my grandparents and that they are no longer here to celebrate with me. 

Before my grandpa passed away I asked him who was gonna love me unconditionally like he did. He was the only man that loved me no matter what and I could always count on him.  He told me that I could count on my husband, and that I needed to give him a chance to show me how much he really loved and cared for me.  

My husband is a pretty terrific man and sometime I forget and don't see that.  I need to remember what my grandpa told me and trust and let him take care of me and love me like I need to be loved.  

I also have a pretty terrific son who loves me unconditionally and is always there for me.  

I need to let my boys spoil me on my birthday and not get disappointed if what they planned falls short of what I have come to expect.  

I'm hoping this birthday is awesome and filled with great surprises. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me #MQAM

Acting Balanced

1. What was your favorite childhood toy?

-I would have to say my Barbies.  

2. Where did you go this weekend?

-We put 200 miles on the Bike, Watched my Cousin Fall from the Sky, Bet My son's friend go cart racing and went to the Trapshooting banquet.   

3. When was the last time you shopped for yourself?  What did you buy?

-a few weeks ago. Bought some summer dresses.

4. Paper, Plastic or Reusable?

-I like paper, then we can use the bags to start fires in our woodstove. 

My 5th question this week is...

Birthdays....celebrate them or is it just another day?

-I'm torn on this.  My grandparents used to make my birthday something special to look forward to.  Now that I'm older and they are gone, it seems like its just another day.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me #MQAM..

Acting Balanced

1. What is your favorite movie quote or song lyric of all time?

- "Somethings gotta be wrong when a guy ditches is buddies for a chick" 

2. If you had to choose a novel for a book club to read and discuss, which one would you pick? 

-hmmm...I'm no good at picking books.  I would pick something like 50 Shades of Grey or a Nicholas Sparks book. 

3. When was the last time you danced?  What brought you to it? 

-I seriously can't remember, which is sad.  I did try and dance with the hubs on Saturday in the garage but I got to him too late.

4. Do you typically remember your dreams?

-Most times. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Flip Offs....

I haven't done a Friday Flip off for awhile and thought it would be appropriate for this week.  Momma Kiss is the original host, but I don't see that she does this anymore .Go and check her out anyways, she has some great posts. 

What a great way to let off some steam and Flip Off the Things or People that Pissed you Off this week.  So here we go.

-Recruiters....cuz they lie and don't care who they hurt as long as they get their cut!

-Selfish People. I think you get this one.

-Weight.  Why can't I just loose the amount I want and stay there and not have to worry about it.

-Age. The Birthday is creeping up on me and I'm pushing the big 40! I think we skip this years and stop while I'm ahead!

Now you go!

Catching Up....

Over the last month, allot has happened.  My son finished his Sophomore year on the B Honor Roll with the "Silver Presidential Academic award" again. Got a score of 81 (out of 100) in the Minnesota State Trap Shooting Tournament, and is still working hard over at the farm.  

My husband is busy picking up compost while I....well let me tell you.

First there was this job opportunity with one of Minnesota Top Ranked Marketing Agency.  Let me tell you, what an opportunity it would have been.  There were allot of bells and whistles to get threw and I passed each phase of their tests with flying colors.  I was offered the contract and worked for 4 days, just as I got into the grove the bottom fell out.  Yep, the recruiter was pressuring me into singing a contract that had no term and said that I could only work for them and whoever they contracted me to work for.  Lets flash back a couple of weeks when they first offered me the job, because it was only a 3 month contract I told them that I would not give up my current clients to be left with nothing after the 3 months were up.  Well apparently the Recruiter did not mention this to the agency and apparently the agency does not allow any of its employees to freelance or work on the side so after 4 days at what might have been my dream come true job I was out on my A$$.  All that I can say is: Good thing I didn't give up my current clients or I would not only be out on my A$$ but on that A$$ without any income at all! 

So lesson learnt.  Never,ever trust a recruiter and trust your gut, even though the opportunity could be your dream. 

So I'm back in the market again, looking for some more clients or that "Social Media Dream Job" So if anybody needs help or knows of a business that needs some marketing help please send them over to One Girl Ideas

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Brief Siesta....

I've been napping for a while and want to get back into blogging again, because quit frankly 

It soothes my soul and calms my nerves and puts me in a place where I like to be.  

Tomorrow I will catch you up on whats been going on in my life and the bumpy ride I have been on for the last couple of weeks.  For now, sit back grab a cup of joe and relax!