Saturday, December 10, 2011

More Christmas Cards Arrived Today!

I decided to display these Christmas cards in our home office.

This card design is an actual illustration of the family. Very cool!
I received a card from my Pain Management Specialist and a work at home buddy!

Bistro Tuscon Grille - Couple Time

Have you eaten at the Brio Tuscan Grille



My husband and I decided we would have a healthy lunch but wanted to try a different restaurant, at the Town Square.

That's when we saw the Brio Tuscan Grille and noticed people eating outside in a beautiful patio setting.

We decided to give it a try! Since the wait for the patio was long we chose inside seating. The hostess seated us with a few minutes. The inside of the restaurant transforms you to Tuscany. They even have Italian music playing in the restrooms.

Our waiter was very pleasant and greeted us promptly. Since the hubby was driving he had an iced tea. I decided to try a Martini ! Between the waiter and my husband they walked me through the selection process. Now, I know next time to order a Tall Vodka Martini with Vermouth and Olives. (they're olives are stuffed with blue cheese ~ delicious)

After our drinks were delivered, along with warm bread and butter, we decided on the Eggplant Pomodoro Panini with Wild Rice Orzo Salad and Penne Gorgonzola.

We really liked that there wasn't a rush to present our entrees. It gave us an opportunity to do some people watching, soak in our surroundings, decompress and just talk.

When our meals were placed the waiter asked my husband if he would like some Parmesan cheese. The waiter began shaving the cheese over his dish. Don't you love those little extras when you're dining out?

My husband surprised me with asking for a bite of my Eggplant Panini. He's always stated that he's not fond of Eggplant! After his first bite he renounced his hate for Eggplant!

Our dishes were amazing. You could truly taste the layers of spices and ingredients. This should always be the level of service and food when dining out.

Lunch and drinks ran around $30 plus tip. We'll definitely be returning.

Great News! I Have a New Job!

For some time I've been wanting to find a work at home part time position.

I had so much stress anxiety and was actually dreading going to work. So, I spoke with the hubby and we decided it was the right time.

I no longer needed a full time job with benefits since my husband has a well paying full time job. And his benefit package was not only better but more affordable.

So, I headed to
Rat Race Rebellion to search for e-chat positions.

I applied with several companies but finally got the call, had a few phone interviews and mock chats and then was offered the job!

Last night, I started my job. I placed my headphones in a storage tote. And no longer have to worry about noise!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Time for a Manicure: Ali's Big Break OPI Nail Polish


This OPI nail polish color, Ali's Big Break was shouting to me, "It's Christmas"! I didn't want a polish that was deep red but I was definitely looking for some glitter. This color really fit the bill.

The nail technician tried to talk me into a gel polish of this shade but I passed. And no soon did I put on my coat I smudge 3 nails on my right hand and one nail on the left!

Maybe I'll spring for the $25 for the gel polish on my next visit.

Christmas Cards Are Arriving Via Snail Mail 2011

This year, I decided to place the Christmas cards that we receive in the tree!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

VOTE FOR BRUNO! | Bill Handel


VOTE FOR BRUNO! | Bill Handel: We're thrilled to report our fundraiser on November 18th raised $160,000,  6,430 pounds of pasta and 2,380 pounds of sauce!!!  THANK

Last year, I blogged about the good works Chef Bruno Serato and his charity, Catrina Club in Santa Ana, California were doing by feeding the Homeless Motel Kids, at a local Boys & Girls Club every night!

The Boys and Girls Club has always been dear to our hearts. Our son attended a club in San Diego from 7 to 16 years old. He even received the honor of Member of the Year in 2007. My husband and I feel that the counselors were part of the village that assisted us in raising Marcus!

While living in Las Vegas, we learned of the alarming rate of homeless teens when Kiana came to live with us a couple of years ago.

This year, Chef Bruno is one of the nominees for CNN Hero of the Year! If selected his charity will win $250,000! This money will be instrumental in continuing to feed homeless!

p.s. This November, KFI radio raised $160,000, 6,430 pounds of pasta and 2,380 pounds of sauce!!!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Rupert the Havanese | Puppies | Daily Puppy


Rupert the Havanese | Puppies | Daily Puppy

Every morning I take time to read The Daily Puppy. I love reading the stories and seeing those adorable faces!

Today, I had to share with you Rupert. Rupert's parents think he would be a fantastic therapy dog. I feel like he's definitely on his way. He gave me a few pain free seconds when I saw those eyes!

Don't you just love the name, Rupert?

The Good Wife - What Did You Think Of The Latest Episode?

Spoiler Alert!

I could feel their hearts breaking when Alicia told Will that she was ending things

. But after the scare with Grace, I believe she did the right thing. What do you think?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Church at South Las Vegas - Internet Campus


The Church at South Las Vegas - Internet Campus

Today's message: Don't let things control you! Remember, material things do not make you content!

What an important message anytime of the year!

Great news! The bank and the church have finally come to a settlement regarding the loan. Amen!

Christmas Decorating: What To Do With Extra Ornaments

I had some extra ornaments so I took a couple of mugs, filled them with filler and than added the red mini ornaments.
I decided to display a few of these Martha Stewart ornaments throughout the house

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