Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bummed about my Nails

My nails haven't been "marbled" in months. It makes me sad. Ever since Dh stopped working, I haven't been going to get my nails done, so no fancy designs. Also, I have really ramped up the jewelry making, adn it tears the heck out of my nails, so I have been keeping them really short.

I don't know why, but this is just bumming me out today.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"The Best Job in the World"

In case you didn't read about it on Yahoo, or some other streaming news outlet, Tourism Queensland (in Australia) is in the middle of searching for applicants to what has to be one of the best jobs EVER! They are looking for an Island caretaker on Hamilton Island in the great barrier Reef!! Wow!!

The requirements are that you should possess:
-Good interpersonal skills
-good written and verbal English skills
-an adventurous attitude
-A willingness to try new things
-A passion for the outdoors
good swimming skills and enthusiasm for snorkelling and/or diving
-ability to engage with others
-At least one year's relevant experience

I am SO trying for this job. Of course, I probably have a snowball's chance in H-E-double-hockey-sticks, but why not try? It sounds AWESOME! check it out at

I'm sure some unwritten requirements, since you would be required to be on television and in the media a lot are "be gorgeous and/or built", of which, I am neither, but that's OK! I am adventurous, and I bring one thing that they probably won't see from many others to the equation: I have ADORABLE children, who want me to try for this job! They want to live in the Great Barrier Reef, and see the fish and beach, and go adventuring. They are even already planning my application video essay.....of course, it will be closely based on iCarly, if they have anything to do with it....

I'm still trying to figure out what constitutes "relevant experience"..... I have blogging experience (duh), I have vacationing experience, I have snorkeling experience, I have outdoors adventure experience, I even jumped off of a bridge because everyone else was doing it once!

I'll keep you updated on my progress!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weight loss accountability

Two years ago, I lost 20 lbs, gained 5 back, and had, up until this past September maintained that weight. It was heavier than I wanted to be, but I was happy I was maintaining at a weight I was more comfortable with. Then, this year, I managed to gain 5 lbs in 4 months. Ouch!

So, this year, I broke down and made the dreaded "lose weight" resolution again. My ACTUAL resolution is: "lose a pound a week, every week, until I reach a weight I am happy with, then maintain forever, or until I decide I actually want to be lighter."

I am back on my "diet that's not a diet". It's based on the book, "the Skinny", and worked REALLY WELL for me last time. It's basically an "eat whatever you want, but not too much of it" moderation diet.

This is my accountability. I am posting here, so I keep it up.

Starting weight: 1/6/09 - 185.6
Weight last Week: 1/6/09 - 185.6
Current weight: 1/13/09 - 184.4
Goal reached? Yes
Total Difference: 1.2 lbs

So far so good.....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Random interesting discovery

Did you know that if you let Peeps get so old, they're crunchy, they taste like the "marshmallows" in Lucky Charms Cereal? Yummy!

I'm an Aunt Again

My Brother in Law and his wife just welcomed their first child into the world. He's a little cutie, born on January 4. Just bragging. :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Taking things seriously

Well, I am sick and tired of my family not taking my businesses seriously. It probably doesn't help that, up until the husband (HHBG) lost his job, I wasnt really taking things seriously. BUT my Jewelry business is something I am passionate about, and I AM taking it seriously this year.

Check it out:


Hopefully, others will see how serious I am about it. I have a separate blog talkign about my business and the things I am making. I see this as a big step for me to making this a real business and livelihood.