Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oh, By The Way....

I have all of this stuff that I want to tell you about and they have been piling up here in my head so I'm just going to have a clear my head post and then I can relax again. Okay?

Okay. First thing I want to tell you about is my little sister. I love her with the power of a thousand burning suns. (I stole that from Loralee.)Like most big sisters, I want to protect her and I want her to be happy and have a wonderful life. She has had a rough time. Most recently, her landlord stopped paying her mortgage and Bobbi had to move. Also, her business as a Massage Therapist had dropped off because of the economy and she had to move back home with my parents. The end result of all of this is that Bobbi is regrouping and she had to get a JOB!

She is a brilliant and caring Medical Assistant but she doesn't enjoy being one. She loves massage. But...when you are an adult you do things you don't want to do and Bobbi is working at a job that she really doesn't like but is making the best of. The end result will be that she saves enough money to move out of my parents home and get on with her life. I'm encouraging her to follow her dreams! To figure out what she REALLY wants and DO IT! I'm helping her figure out what this might be and make plans to make it happen! It is really exciting to motivate someone to change their life! I think I was a Life Coach in another life.

While coaching Bobbi...I knew she was going to need something visual to help her remember WHY she is working this job and what she is working towards. And that is when I contacted my beautiful friend Monica at Moon Over Maize and asked her to help me design a necklace that would contain characteristics that would help her in her journey.

This is what Monica came up with.....we have named it The Dream Catcher!

  • Chrysoprase is a powerful stone and can bring happiness, which is partly because it helps its wearer get rid of negative thoughts and irritability.
  • Aquamarine is known as a stone of courage and fortitude. Mystical and folk lore states that it is attuned to the sea, and protects travelers on water.
  • Apatite is said to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive awareness and can be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones.
Bobbi loved the necklace and it is helping her get through her days at work. Thanks again Monica for helping me with this project! To see more of Monica's work check here.


I mentioned a few weeks ago that I am really excited about the new show starting in a few weeks called In The Motherhood. One of my favorite bloggers contacted me and informed me that I didn't know her at all because I didn't know that she is an actress and has a bunch of cute little segments on You Tube that are along the same lines. Her name is Jessica Bern and her website is called Bernthis. Click HERE to see all of her videos. One of my favorites....Introducing My Family!


My husband Calvin has been spending some time on The Naughty Step.

Our rambunctious son Alex, has been placing Daddy here for a number of reasons. This time it was for biting. Yep, you heard me right. My husband bit my son. You know how Daddies have this annoying way of teaching their children little habits that are not necessary but they think it is funny? Like...pounding on the table, screaming, jumping on the couch and BITING! Many months ago, I had a come to Jesus meeting with Calvin because he informed me that he was teaching Alex to bite...nicely. I informed him that I found that behavior unacceptable and if he didn't cease and desist immediately, I was going to bite HIM! As many Daddies do...he didn't listen to me and we have had many, many minutes of naughty step time because Alex and Mallory bite each other. They have learned their lesson.....but Daddy. Has NOT!

I would like to thank all of you for your support of my resolutions. Many of you were concerned about my decision to abandon my 'Dance Like Beyonce' pledge. I have given it a lot of thought and I think I have found a solution that is very similar but more doable for me. Please watch this all the way through and tell me what you think.....



  1. That is an excellent solution!
    I hope things work out for your sister and the necklace is great.

  2. I love Bobbi and her crazy massage client stories. And I love her new inspirational necklace.

    I ALSO love Jessica Bern. She is one of my favorites as well.

    Sadly - I'm familiar with the concept of "someone" teaching the kids bad habits... I should have put Chris on the naughty step for helping Oliver throw black and orange Halloween clings at the ceiling. The stains mock me daily.

    Finally - I could totally move my boogie body and it's a great solution to your Beyonce aspirations. Baby steps right? But I have to tell you - I kind of think THAT lady COULD dance like Beyonce.

  3. Shake it honey, hot dog, LMAO!!!
    I honestly don't know if I could keep up with that!

  4. oh and thanks so much :) love ya

  5. That was priceless and way cooler than Beyonce! I think I could even handle those moves :) Good luck to your sister! I am sure she will find what she is looking are an amazing sister.

  6. Funny video -- boom chicka boom!

    Beautiful necklace - what a wonderful thing to do for your sister! I hope things get better and she can get her own place again!

    That picture of your husband on the naughty step is great!


  7. Yes, why is it that daddies feel the need to pass on bad behavior?!?!

  8. Wow, I didn't know you loved me THAT much! Thanks!

    Find it! Feel it! Do it!
    If you don't have it, you're never gonna get it. Words to live by!

  9. okay, you gotta love these gals. I love when the back up ladies "froze" there for a bit. Not sure what that was all about.

    thanks again for the "shout out". I'll be sending the check in the morning LOL


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