So hubby was baptized on April 28th as scheduled. One of the highlights of our marriage! Then Sunday was the celebration at our house. We had around 20+ people here…as our house is small, we all wandered out to the patio (back driveway which is semi-covered) and had a great time! Many Thanks to my sister for marking the uneven cracks in the cement and for decorating the patio, as well as the new heavy duty card table and chairs!
After that we got to visit for the next couple of days, then she left Wednesday morning. We left Thursday morning for Thrive, W O W ! ! ! It was an action packed 48 hours, but so energizing and fulfilling. For those of you that serve in Ministry and/or work for a church, you definitely need to check out Thrive here. I’m hoping we get to go again next year!! We had a great time and great freebies!!
We came home Saturday night and picked up muttly from Sushi 4 Lunch’s house – Thanks again for watching our very spoiled dog!! Then we crashed the rest of the day. Hubby had to work in his ministry on Sunday and I continued to rest as I knew I had a full week ahead of me.
I’ve managed to rake the yard, yesterday. Working in the yard is something I enjoy, however, my back sure doesn’t. I started paying for it yesterday afternoon, however, today … I am really paying for it. I wanted to go to church yesterday, since I had to do some job work over the phone and after church I came home with several more things to take care of. To make matters even more interesting, I had taken a pain pill around noon yesterday … so being at the 4:30pm service was quite a new experience. Note to self – do not take a pain pill before church. Although I was pain free!!
Today, I have one more call to make for work and an email – then hopefully I’ll be done for the day and can relax and maybe, just maybe, my back pain will ease up and I can enjoy the rest of the day.
So that’s it … My wild and crazy world is still wild and crazy … and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Again, Happy Momma’s Day to all you Mommas out there!
I have to have my picture taken today … Have I mentioned how much I dislike having my picture taken? Well, I have no choice as it is for work. Since I don’t wear make-up, I was going to buy make-up, then I figured …. why? As it would be for this one time. So, hah … who knows how the picture is going to turn out.
Last night was the Parade of Lights in our little town. We didn’t go. I spent a couple of hours working on the fallen leaves in the backyard and it took the rest of the day to recover. Plus it was very cold and I could not get warm last night. I could hear them, but the show in front of our house was interesting. People didn’t realize that our street was closed during this time. So they would drive by our house, then see the barrier and have to figure out how to turn around with parked cars on both sides of the street and impatient people behind them. Demolition Derby was coming to mind. I don’t know why they don’t put up a sign one street above, notifying them that the street is closed. That would make so much more sense.
Unfortunately I don’t have all the leaves done. The hopper was full, even with stomping them down. I probably could have made a little more room, however, my neighbor came home … yes, that one …. and I didn’t want to listen to her drama de jour. So I quickly pulled the heavy hopper out of the yard and back in its place then took off my boots, so I could walk through the back door. I didn’t make it in time as she was taking her trash out … thankfully, I was half way in the house and only said hi while closing the screen.
Hubby is so funny. I got a gift of cookie fixings, we just need to add butter, eggs & vanilla. So he took the butter out last night and would check it every 10 minutes to see if it was soft yet. Well, considering the house is set at 60 degrees, it would take awhile. So he’ll probably tackle it today.
Speaking of hubby, the Vikings and Broncos are playing today. He’s still sleeping … I’m amazed that at present the Vikings are ahead. But … it’s still early in the game yet. So after a quick check of the score, I’ll switch it back to NCIS. Well, let’s see, after the 2nd quarter is over. Well, that was interesting. 15 to 7, Vikings. Maybe he should stay asleep … LOL!
Well, it’s that time to get ready … ugh! Y’all have a great rest of the weekend. What I was stopping in to talk about, I’ve already forgotten. This getting old crap is for the birds!!
I had decided on this post title earlier this morning, then all heck broke loose! Now, it’s evening and I’m sitting at the computer to write my post. I have no idea what my conundrum was. Yes, I’ve had several “squirrel” moments today. Now, I’m exhausted
We put my niece on the plane last night back to Las Vegas. I am going to miss her. There were a few times she displayed the teenage ‘tude, but it didn’t last long. She is a young woman that has been through alot. As I told my sister, last night, via a text message, “She’s a good kid with a free spirit that needs alot of guidance.” But it isn’t just guidance, it’s also the delivery of that guidance.
We had dinner at Carinos with her friend, then we let them wander around the outdoor mall until it was time to leave for the airport. Prior to that we stopped at my friend’s house, so my niece could say goodbye to her girls. When we got back into the car, my niece opened the card she was given and I laughed. It was one of those talking cards and there were two voices letting her know that they weren’t going to let her go, etc. It was pretty cool! Even though my niece probably won’t admit it, I think the card made a big impression on her! Thanks to my friend, you are the bestest!!
I have no idea what has happened to the time. It’s been busy and crazy, but I don’t know why. I just know we are closing in on the middle of August. Wow, I’m not sure I’m happy about zooming to another birthday!
It has been a great week, although a busy one. The staff was treated to a mandatory offsite fun outing. We went to Reno for an Ace’s baseball game. It was alot of fun!! We lost, but we really won as far as getting to know each other a little more. Unfortunately with being gone on a workday, it meant having to get the work accomplished in a shorter amount of time. But truth be told, I wouldn’t trade! I had a great time and look forward to the next one, whenever and where ever that may be. I love my job!!
Hubby’s out watering the grass. We’ve pretty much trades places this year on the yardwork. My sciatic nerve has caused a great pain in both of our back sides. But he’s doing a great job out there, mowing, weeding & watering. My sciatic nerve still gets irritated, however, I now have a sleep number bed (thanks to one of my new co-workers) that has really helped relieve the pressure, while sleeping. Now I only have a problem when I sit too long. Although getting out of Red is a challenge also.
I didn’t have to work at the lake this weekend, which was a huge blessing. There were things that came up today, that needed to be worked out and taken care of and if I had to worry about working at the lake also, I’d be a crazier woman than I already am. Unless something comes up tomorrow, I’m going to take it easy. Plus Sha Na Na is playing a free concert in the parking lot of the casino across the street. Hey, you can’t beat free!! There’s also free cake being served between 3 & 4pm and 8 & 9pm. Have I mentioned how much I love cake?!?!? Well, that’s the plan anyway … but you know me … my plans change ALL the time.
This week is a busy party week. I have two Miche parties to do this week and I went to a Wildtree Party last night. Those on the East side of the states probably know what Wildtree is, however, it is now coming to the West.
The main focus is grapeseed oil. I first heard of the benefits of grapeseed oil through Melaleuca. At the party last night, I almost bought a bottle of natural grapeseed oil to cook with or use in dips. But then I tried the butter flavored grapeseed oil. Oh. My. Word. It tasted like melted butter one would use over popcorn. So I got that instead. Now I can’t wait until it’s here so I can start using this, instead of butter.
I love butter and I know, as a whole, is not good for you. However, one of my friends had mentioned to clarify the butter (melt) and skim off the fat that will rise to the surface and use the remaining. You can put it in a container and store it in the fridge. He said it changed the taste and the fat was removed. I haven’t tried it yet and as I’m typing this, I just might, since I won’t have the oil for a week or so.
Sorry, I went off track. Back to Wildtree. Wildtree is natural, no preservatives or msg and just plain good for you in addition to tasting pretty good. You can check out the website here. Yummy stuff, you’ll have to check it out or see if there’s a sales rep in your area. Better yet, become one!!
Hubby’s job can make for interesting duties. Today he has to stand by at a storage shed while the people get their things out of it, as he takes pictures and documents each item. Why? Well, let’s just say it has something to do with an eviction and a judge’s order. Since he works with the judge … well, there ya go! Thankfully it is a cooler day out, as his uniform is dark blue.
Tonight I’m supposed to go to ladies night for pizza and a movie. But After the doc visit, I don’t think I’m going to feel up to it. PLUS I think I’m going to take advantage of the cooler weather today and mow the lawn. Always a body abuser!! Last week I mowed the lawn and kept bumping my head on the low branches. Let’s just say, that is no longer a problem!!
Surgery has been scheduled for Thursday, June 24th at 3:15pm. I’m not thrilled about the time, I usually like to have surgery scheduled in the morning, so the doc isn’t tired, but, since we had to be squeezed in for June, we’ll take what we can get! After research on the web, I know now what to expect. Everyone says the same thing … P A I N F U L , but worth it as they were able to breathe. Now if we could only fast forward past this painful part!
There is a person in Maine that took advantage of my personal June special of paying the shipping for their Miche Order. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your order has been received and what I have been told, was shipped to your lovely state yesterday. I’d say in a week it should be there, as it is coming from Southern Nevada.
Well, before my day gets away from me, I’m going to go. Y’all have a great day and if I don’t yack at you before, have a great weekend!!!
We can be such creatures of habit! I’ve had to cover for the office manager while she was on vacation. Which meant I worked Thursday and Friday last week and Monday this week. My body and mind are so confused!
Last night I cut the grass, since the disposal service will be collecting the green waste today. I had my blue mask on so I know I looked funny as I could see my reflection in the window. Oh Well, at least I could still breathe when I was done!
Last night I went to Arby’s to pick up dinner before I got home. I was so bummed, their shake machine was out of order, so no Jamocha shakes. But I did get their apple turnovers. Just not the same, love the new Jamocha shakes at Arby’s!!
Unfortunately, I missed my last night of bible study. I had way too much to get done last night as I didn’t accomplish very much this weekend.
I’m again up in the air if we are going to Vegas. There is part of me that would like to get to the meeting, the other part isn’t looking forward to the drive. But then, we need to pick up a bench we are getting from her husband. There’s also a possiblity that I may have to work on Thurs and possibly Fri of this week, I won’t know until the office manager calls.
Wow, only working a day a week sure has me feeling lazy! Wouldn’t it be great to be lazy on the beach??? LOL, well, that won’t be for a while, as there is another winter storm hitting the Sierras later this afternoon! I am so done with winter. I know, I know, in a couple of months I’ll be complaining how hot it is in this house! But it’s May!!! The end of May to boot!!
Friday starts the monthly summer concerts in the park in the town I live. That’s the other reason why I can’t make up my mind whether to go to Vegas or not. *sigh*
Well, as you can see, all is the same here. LOL Hope you have a great day!! I’ve got the house to clean, so I should get going!
Sometimes being a mother isn’t always happy. To celebrate a day for mother’s, sometimes isn’t a happy one either. I’ve found myself in a pit this morning. Sad and getting sadder. Life right now just isn’t the way I pictured it and I’m somewhat sad. Mad, really, but definately sad.
I do hope those of you that are moms have a great day. I’m going to rip out the dandelions, destroying these weeds, just may help! LOL, Ninja weed killer, that’s me!
The wind is roaring outside and things are flying and falling. We woke up to a loud noise … turns out it was another tree branch from our neighbor’s tree. Yup, same trees that were trimmed on the diseased tree. Gotta love those elm trees!!
At first I thought it was the sattelite dish or my neighbor’s swing. I’ve emailed a picture to the property management company in addition to a phone call. Hopefully someone will get back with us or come over and assess the damage.
I was down yesterday … throat was on fire and the ears were plugged. I’m feeling better today, so I’m thinking it’s allergies. Wind isn’t helping, however, the grass is growing with the weeds and I didn’t get out there yesterday to mow it. Hopefully this storm will be gone by Thursday. Sorry midwest folks, it may be heading your way. We are supposed to get snow with this storm … I’m NOT thrilled!!!
Well, I guess I had better get the house cleaning done. I feel like one of the three little piggies as the gusts hit the house.
Hope y’all have a good one!!
I just looked at the calendar on my fridge and all the days are crossed off, except for this last week.
Then I realized I hadn’t posted since the 15th. LOL, some of you are saying, thank you! But I’m back, at least for this week. I never know where the world of Miche will take me next, but I asked for it. In one of my conversations with my Father, I told him that I wanted a job that travels. Well, I got what I asked, and I’m thankful for it.
I woke up in Vegas and had our open house. It was fun to let everyone shop. Since sis and I were the hostess of this open house, we also got our free hostess stuff! Pretty cool!!
While waiting for the conference on Wednesday of last week, I spent the days weeding my sister’s backyard. Because it was warm outside, I would take a break every hour to drink massive doses of liquid. As the weather got warmer, my breaks turned into every 30 minutes. Over the course of three days, the tall weeds are gone and her rose bushes are basking in the sun again.
The first annual So. Nevada Sales Rep conference was awesome! Miche Bag is coming out with great products. I can’t wait. The food was simple and real good! But the presentation was even better!!
I flew home on Thursday and hit the ground running. Today I’m catching my breath before I start flashing my bags again.
Hubby picked me up at the airport Thursday morning and I was starved … LOL, what else is new? We had seen on the travel channel that Sierra Syds has a gun collection. Sierra Syds is a truck stop in Sparks. So, we went there to eat at the Trucker’s Grill and gawk at the collection. It was interesting as they had added a little bit of history along with the gun collection.
Since we were in Sparks, we stopped Scheels Sports and wandered around, since we had extra time. Turns out hubby knew the handgun manager. He’s a pretty interesting guy with a law enforcement background. Amazing the people you meet in this store!
Friday was a work day for me. I was mostly by myself, so I was busy. Made for a nice quick day. I also had a canine companion all day. The shop foreman’s big black lab was with me all day. Wow, talk about a well behaved dog that minds!! I would tell him to do something once and he did it. He may not have liked it, as I got dagger looks, but he did it. His favorite game is playing with an empty water bottle. When you tell him to put it in the trash, he’d pick it up and drop it in the trash can. LOL, so different from my muttly! The one with selective hearing!
Saturday was an all day simulcast event of Beth Moore, So Long Insecurity. AWESOME!! I know there are many of us out there, me included, that have that nagging insecurity going on inside. This was the best event!! I’ll post more on that later. Her book is out, titled: “So Long Insecurity, you’ve been a bad friend to us!”
Well, it’s time for me to get my yard working clothes on and start pulling my own weeds. Y’all have a great day!!!
I only like cabbage in cole slaw and Runzas. So making cabbage with my corned beef … well, let’s just say I wasn’t too keen on it. Well, I litterally ate my words. The Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe I used was way good! Thank you Betty Crocker! Her best advice … throw out that little seasoning packet that comes with the meat! I’m a fan now.
For those of you that don’t know what a Runza is … well, until you’ve tried it, it’s real difficult to explain. It’s a Nebraska thing. Since we don’t have any Runza stores here in the West, I make Runza Casseroles, ground beef, cabbage and already made crescent dough … YUM!
This has been a busy week end for me. I’ve made it through my appointments and meetings and somewhere in the middle I actually had 6 1/2 hours of working at my job. I’ve spread weed and feed on my lawn, only to have the dandelions stand and laugh at me! Then I sprayed a weed killer on them, and they just looked at me, as if saying, “Is that all you got?” I just went out to look at them and their yellow flowers are laughing. *sigh* I think hubby secretly goes out and does something to them, as he loves dandelions. He wants them at his funeral. I wonder if that would be a special order?
I’ve started the domestic abuse class … wow … I had no idea there were so many types! Are we a sick world or what?!?!?!?! Quite and education I’m getting as well as seeing how my situation has affected me.
Yesterday was errand day. Then, last night I went to Reno with a friend of mine. I’m going to be a Pampered Chef Consultant. Have you been to a show recently??? Oh My Goodness!! It is so much more fun, than it used to be!! I am excited!! I like the changes they’ve made, not only to the products, but also the company. It’s a great way to keep my commitment to the company I work for while earning extra income. Those of you that are far away, would you have a catalog party for me???? I’d so appreciate it!!
This morning was the Housewarming party for the new pastor’s wife. She is so down to earth and fun to be around! Great time this morning with all the ladies. Now I’m ready for a nap.
Well, it is Saturday and I have six days to pull the house together before sis and her fam get here. I guess I had better make my list of things I want to get done. Y’all have a great weekend!!