I just got the results of the coolest thing – ever! Do you know what that photo is? I admit , it’s a little strange-looking, but that is a Personal Gene Ring from Connect My DNA. A few months ago Living Social ran a special that dropped the somewhat expensive test down to $30. I know quite a bit about my mother’s family and our origins and last year when some family went over to England and Ireland they uncovered some really cool findings. [Read more…]
I’ve never really been a fan of makeup. *shocking*
Wait, let me rephrase that. I’ve always been a fan of makeup, I just never really liked to take the time to put it on, even though it made me look better. I spent my life perfecting the simple 10-minute routine. As I got older, I wore a little less. As I started to work from home, I stopped putting it on unless I left the house.
In my post about the lost of my life-long friend , Stephanie, I mentioned how I wanted to pay it forward somehow. Sort of a way for her kindness legacy to live on. One of the things that was such a constant in my life was the steady flow of letters, cards, and small gifts that would find their way inside my mailbox over the years. When I was happy, Steph congratulated me. When I was sad, she sent me cards to cheer me up. When I was at my darkest hour she sent cards, small gifts, and long letters full of words of encouragement. She also sent cards for all of the usual holidays, as well as some of the lesser known ones.
It has been a while since Chewy has come to visit. We sure are happy he’s here today. Since becoming a bit displaced and moving in with my mom, Casey and Tink have had to adjust to losing their dad and their short human sister. While they are used to grandma, they are not used to being here for great lenghts of time. Grandma has a 16 year-old ‘snickerdoodle’ and a 1 year-old kitten. Tink has tried to make friends with Kitty (real original name, right?) but Kitty just doesn’t know what to do. I feel bad for Tink, I know she misses her cat Ziggy and her small human. [Read more…]
In the early part of the 2000s (around 2003) I embarked on a weight loss journey with the Weight Watchers at Work program. After those 16 weeks ended, I continued going to WW on Saturday morning at Oklahoma State University. Back then, there wasn’t a lot of material on the Internet in regards to weight loss blogs and recipes. We did have Yahoo Groups and the Hungry Girl newsletter. I remember walking in to my WW meeting shortly after reaching Lifetime status and sharing this wonderful newsletter with my meeting members. No one had any idea who she was. [Read more…]