Saturday, September 11, 2010

Follow Up Doctor's Appointment - Test Results

Drum roll please...I'm not peri menopausal. My hormone levels are good.

I do however have a low white blood count so I will be returning for another round of blood work in several weeks. The doctor wants to keep an eye on it.

My doctor also order a colonoscopy, due to my family history.

In the meantime, I'm still feeling tired but the nausea has cleared up. Oh, and I did get my flu shot today!

Please Keep Our Nephew In Your Prayers

Yesterday I received some terrible news about our nephew Kareem. He had a stroke and was rushed into the hospital for brain surgery. He's a young man and the family is devastated with this news.

Our family continues to pray for Kareem to have the Heavenly Father to lay his healing hands on him and bring him relief. Also that the family know that they are surround with support and love.

I have seen his ways, and will heal him:I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. Isaiah 57:18

Friday, September 10, 2010

When You Got Married Did You Expect Your Husband to Be The Breadwinner

I'm currently listening to the Oprah Radio, The Gayle King Show this evening. The ladies are discussing 2 questions:

Do women want their husband's to be the breadwinner?

Do men care if their wives makes more money then them?

When Charles and I were first married I did think he would be the breadwinner. For most of our marriage I have been the breadwinner. At this time in our lives I look at the money as ours and don't focus on who's making what percentage.

Great News ~ Marcus Was Hired by Big 5 Today!

Marcus surprised me with the news by stopping by the salon while I was getting my nails done. Everyone was so thrilled with his news - including me.

He said that the manager was looking for athletic types who play a variety of sports. The manager was also very impressed with Marcus' knowledge of sports.

Kiana, Charles and I are very proud of him. Way to go Marcus!

Do You Think About the Idea of Restaurants Banning Screaming Children

In the latest burst of anti-kids-in-public news, a North Carolina restaurant is making headlines with signage that does not quibble. “Screaming Children Will NOT Be Tolerated!” read signs at the the Olde Salty restaurant in Carolina Beach, N.C. And while some parents have expressed concern that they are singling out disabled kids, most patrons have responded well.

Click here to read more of the article.

So, what do you think of this restaurant's new policy? Do you think it's time that establishments take the lead?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Suggest a Book That Kiana Should Read ~ Creating a Teen Reading List

Do you have a favorite book that you read in high school? Please share the title with us.

Charles and I would love to hear about it. He's decided to create a Junior high school student reading list for Kiana.

Kiana's Lastest Photo - I Love It

Kiana actually took this photo herself.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A 30 Day Bus Pass is The Way to Go !

A 30 day Transit Bus Pass is the way to go when you use RTC for your primary transporation. For $65 you can make multiple bus rides during the month. In our house, we share a pass to save money.

Click here to view the Albertson's locations and other businesses that sell monthly transit passes.

Friendly Wednesday at Feeding Four

Friendly Wednesday at Feeding Four!

Charles Has Join Marcus on the Job Search Train

Today, Charles received a phone call from his corporate office. They wanted him to stop by the office.

Well, he was advised that his services were no longer needed and they presented him with his last pay check.

I'm assisting Marcus and Charles with the possibilities of work at home.

The Young and the Restless - 9/3/2010

The Young and the Restless - 9/3/2010

Have you been keeping up with The Young and The Restless? Do you think that Billy and Victoria will get married?

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ever Wonder What's Involved in Getting a Brazilian Was?

Have you ever wondered what is involved in getting a Brazilian Wax? Okay, now be honest. I cannot be the only one.

Well, Beauty has a step by step explanation of what really goes on. After reading it I can now say that this gal will past.

Looking for a Work at Home CSR Job? VIP is Hiring for Eddie Bauer

I stopped by Rat Race Rebellion today and noticed that VIP is hiring for Eddie Bauer. This is a Work at Home Customer Service Rep position. Click here for more details and as well as a link to apply.

Happy Labor Day!

Menu Plan Monday - September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day everyone! For those of you that have the day off ~ Enjoy. And for those who are working today, you're not alone. I'm working too.

Marcus, our teen, received bad news about his job. He was laid off.

Kiana starts her Junior year this week. Since she has 2 math classes Marcus offered to tutor her. Since my husband majored in US History he'll cover that subject. Any other assistance she will be using

Now onto this week's menu plan. Thank you to Organizing Junkie for hosting this linky party.

Oven Baked Cod Fillets and French Fries, Mixed Green Salad

Beef Tips with Yolk less Noodles, Mixed Greens Salad

Turkey Meatball Soup with Veggies

Sandwiches, Pickles, Macaroni Salad

Tri Tip, Baked Potato, Mixed Greens Salad

Sunday, September 05, 2010

How to Stretch at Work Video and Steps | Real Simple

How to Stretch at Work Video and Steps | Real Simple

My back care specialist has reintroduced me to these at work stretching exercises. It's very important to stretch through out the day as a chronic pain sufferer.

Chic on the Cheap: Inexpensive Home Decor

Chic on the Cheap: Inexpensive Home Decor

Don't you love it when you find an article that you just have to re-read? I loved knowing that they creating their living space with fantastic, affordable finds. And now we can too!

Thanks Good Housekeeping magazine!

Marcus Got Laid Off - The Job Search Journey Begins

Sean, family friend and Marcus after high school graduation ceremony this June

Marcus was getting ready for work on Tuesday when he received a phone call. It was his supervisor advising him that he had been laid off.

The bad news ~ Marcus doesn't have a job and pay check. Good news ~ I can finally get him in the dentist chair to have his wisdom teeth pulled!

We're here to support our Little One.

Greeting the Kids With Homemade Pancakes!

For many years I've been making pancakes from scratch. It's my way of not including sugar and avoid all those preservatives found in a box mix.

This is my favorite pancake recipe, courtesy of Betty Crocker's Cookbook ~ The Big Red Cookbook!


1 large egg
1 cup of all purpose or whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of milk - we use 2% low fat milk
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Butter, margarine or shortening - we use margarine

Beat egg in bowl until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients except butter just unit smooth.

Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or at 375 degrees. Grease your griddle with your choice - butter, margarine or shortening.

For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook pancake till bubbly on top, puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other side till golden brown.

I recently learned a tip, courtesy of Good Eats. Use a rack to place your cooked pancakes on. They wouldn't stick to each other or get soggy.

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