Saturday, April 16, 2011

Understanding One's Mental Illness and Seeking Help

Catherine Zeta-Jones recently shared that she spent 5 days in treatment for her bipolar disorder.

In my journey I found my way to treatment when I was committed to a mental institute after I attempted suicide, in April 2010, for my Major Depression Disorder.

On my third day, in the institution, the counselor pulled out some arts and crafts and placed them on the table. I commented that we were treating us as mental patients. That's when someone said "Rona, you finally got the memo"!

While staying there the doctors were finally able to find the right medication and dosage that will give 8 hours of deep sleep in 10 years! I was placed back on Prozac but with a higher dosage. I would also finally admit that I had a disease, needed to treat it as such and accept help.

I continue to pray for all of us that suffer from mental illness.

Friday, April 15, 2011

What Am I Reading This Spring? Kelly's Korner

Here's a couple of books that I'm re-reading this week!

A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
I love this book because I always feel better after I'm read it! The writer shares varies short life moments in this cute size book.

I thank my son everyday for giving me this book!

Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-Based Job,Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living by Christine Durst and Michael Haaren
This is the go-to book for those looking to work at home or telecommuting. And those of us that have been working at home for years!

Christine and Michael, Rat Race Rebellion, not only provide you with resources, job reviews and tips but you'll find that this book will become part of your personal resource library!

My favorite sections are the interviews with hiring managers and home-based workers, virtual water coolers, and how to write a resume for a work at home job!

I really love re-reading this one and when someone ask to borrow it I always tell them to get their own copy!

Sugar Free Easter Candy for Your Diabetic - See's Candy

Me and the hubby

My hubby loves chocolates anytime, especially on Easter. But, since he's a Type 2 diabetic he had to miss out on this yummy treat.

One day, one of our former self storage customers gave us a See's Candy gift certificate. We stopped by our local See's Candy store and were pleasant surprised to see that they had sugar free chocolates!

We asked the counter person if we could try a piece and were blown away!

Even Marcus and I enjoy this candy!

Stop by See's Candy for a selection of sugar free chocolates.

I Won a $25 Gift Certificate at the Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I enter the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, at 5 Minutes for Mom, and actually won a prize! Whee!

I won a $25 certificate for choice of a BooJeeBead ID Necklace, Retractable Badge Reel or Conference Credential Jewelry at BooJee Beads!

I'm planning on getting an ID Necklace for my eyeglasses. Then I won't be bothering Charles and Marcus less for the great eyeglass hunt!

Work at Home Customer Service Rep Opportunities - Rat Race Rebellion

This is the website that I found my current work at home full time CSR job!

Neiman Marcus - Must live in 214 or 972 area codes

Asurion Customer Service Agent - Must live in Nashville, TN

For more Work at Home Call Center Rep opportunities check here!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Love a Great Fitting Bra!

When is the last time you were measured for a bra? A year ago? Maybe more? Have you had a change in your weight? Did you know that you should measure yourself at least once a year? Losing or gaining weight can effect your breast size. Did you that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra?

Visit One Hanes Place for the Bra Measuring Instructions and Bra Sizing. You'll need a sewing tape measure, pen and paper.

Are your bra straps cutting into your shoulders? Solution: You may be overtightening your strap, loosen it. Does the back of your bra ride up in back? Solution: Try loosen the straps and tighten the band. If that doesn't work you may need a smaller bra.

If you would like some help with your fitting stop by your local department store. Many of the better department and lingerie stores will measure you for free!

WAH Adventures: My Dos and Don'ts to Staying Focused

Starbucks Iced Mocha

WAH Adventures: My Dos and Don'ts to Staying Focused: "There are often those jobs that pay great but the work is so monotonous we sometimes would rather pull our hair out strand by strand than to..."

Great tips for staying focused when working a work at home job.

One of my favorites is watching TV. If you have a phone job use captions and mute the volume!

The Hare Spring Pillow Giveaway at BerryMorins Bits & Tips

I'm starting a Spring Break Giveaway today at BerryMorins Bits & Tips today!

The prize is a Hare Spring Throw Pillow at My Apple Tree and Me, at Etsy! (my favorite online mall)

I'm also making the entry rules very easy. All you have to do is leave a comment at this blog post for an entry!

I'll be closing the blog giveaway on Friday, April 22, 2010 at 8 pm PST!

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Watching Sophia and Malcolm Getting Married - Young and the Restless

Sofia and Lily getting ready for the wedding! This dress is available, online at David's Bridal.

I so loved Sophia's wedding dress. After all it's the same dress I wore at our renewal ceremony!

Me and the hubby after our renewal ceremony!

kelly rae: my office (in a closet!)

kelly rae: my office (in a closet!): "(my office, in a closet) last year when we moved into our home, i knew i would need a small office space in a totally separate area from m..."

I really love this small home office. It would be perfect for an apartment home office too!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Start the Week Off with a Pedicure at Home

I decided to treat myself to an at-home pedicure today!

I purchased an at home pedicure kit at CVS!

My adorable hubby blew up the inflatable tub. Red-faced, he advised me not to deflate it!

I love how my feet feel now!

I dried them off, filed, buffed and then painted them with a clear base nail polish!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Latest Episode of The Good Wife

I wonder what Will's next move will be now that he confess that he doesn't want his girlfriend to relocate?

This season of The Good Wife has been another winner!

Sunday House Tour: Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada

My Dream Home

Sunday is a great day to do some house touring. In my case, it's just for fun.

Here's a few mentionable that I viewed online, in the Summerlin community of Las Vegas today.

Luxurious House, over 13,000 square feet

4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath House - Practical Choice

5 Bedroom, 5 Baths With an Amazing Pool

Woman Rents 90-Square-Foot Apartment in New York

Woman Rents 90-Square-Foot Apartment in New York

I have to say this is apartment is a bit too small for even Charles and I. Besides, I'm not fond of climbing a ladder every night to get into bed!

Kiana's Birthday Cake Topper Has Arrived!

Lynn's Little Creation at Etsy, has created another amazing cake topper!

I love all the details. My favorites are the bling on the cell phone, the belt and the shoes!

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