Monday, March 29, 2010


So, I have been doing some reading about vegetarian lifestyles lately.... In the past two years or so I have been thinking about becoming a vegetarian/vegan and I suddenly feel that right now is the time to do it!

I don't think people REALLY realize what is actually in the meat/dairy that we is quite shocking. All sorts of chemicals, antibiotics, hormones and just completely disgusting stuff. Not to mention that our bodies really don't NEED meat or dairy. For instance, humans are the ONLY things that will drink other animal's milk...cows don't drink goats' milk...goats don't drink cows' milk...interesting! Why do WE drink cows' milk??

Not only is all of that totally gross but also HOW they kill, care for, and treat factory raised animals is appalling to say the least! I actually can't even write about it because it makes me ill!

Ahhhh, here comes the problem though...turkey is my life! I love it...I eat it everyday! I could do without all the other stuff...cheese would be tough but I could do it. Maybe I will try that tofurkey...

Thursday, March 25, 2010


This week has been sort of weird...not good, not bad.

To start off, I have had a terrible shoulder problem for a little over a month now. I am not sure what happened...I think it is arthritis, personally. It clicks and pops when I raise it up and forget about doing push-ups! Now, normally I would just deal with it and move on but I cannot do yoga! Not only from a physucal and mental stand point does this really suck but also costs $75 per month and I haven't been in a month soooo...

I never really "got" yoga. I liked the idea of it and the type of yoga that I do, power Vinyasa flow, really is an awesome work out! After about 3 months though, I could tell there was a change in the way I was thinking and living. I was more present. I miss that!

I need to work on my meditation I think.

Anyway, I have been running more so that is a good thing. Me and my boss lady have been going together and I must say it is very fun and refreshing talking to someone during exercise! I am so glad that we decided to do it!

I must say that I have been a little stressed, too. I cannot quit thinking about the future. I don't know why but I just feel this urgency...this need to know what is going to happen. (yoga please)!! I must say that I am actually VERY husband and me have a house, not too much debt other than student loans and a mortgage, he has a great job that he is very good at doing! I don't truly HAVE to find a new job right this instant and I am very grateful for that. I do however know that I NEED to have my own income and plan in case something ever happens.

Can't figure it all today....

Monday, March 22, 2010


This weekend was pretty mellow but also pretty fun...hung out with my family...hubby, Dixie doggie and a friend...watched tv, cooked, drank some awesome wine from Lange and Kosta!
Now it is Monday and it is back to the same ol' same ol' the house and laundry. Although we do have plans to hang out with some friends tonight. It should be fun...we haven't hung out with some of them since our college days!
Anyway, I reserved some good books at the library today...a Skinny Bitch cook aunt read one and she loved it! I also reserved a few beginner SEO books. SEO is Search Engine Optimization and this will (hopefully) be my new career! I have an AWESOME mentor that I am training with. It will be a struggle I know, switching from one career to a completely new one but I THINK I am ready! (there are a few other options on the back-burner, too...more about those another time!)
I want to start a family sometime and this career will allow me to spend time at home with my baby whereas other careers will not allow me that luxury. There are sooooo many stay at home moms that try to have day cares or preschools in their homes and I just don't want to do that...great idea for some just not for me. I could work where I take my child to school but I just don't know if I like that idea???
Ideally I would keep working in the child care industry for another year while training in SEO. Then after the year get a job in that field. Then decide when and if we are going to have a child!?! That topic will have to be for another day!
I hope I am making smart is so hard to know what to do. Life can for sure throw you curves sometimes...I want to be prepared for them ESPECIALLY if I add a child to the mix! Boy will it be hard to leave the child care industry! OVERLOAD!!!

I need a few pickles to help my stress...I love 'em! THey totally remind me of my childhood. Me and my aunt (my BFF!) would sit around and eat them and hang out. I would walk to the store down the street and get them for 52 cents. Everyday after high school I would walk to my Nanny Butt's house then walk to the store and get one. They make me think of home!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Wow, amazing how getting things out there, where you can see them, really helps! Another thing that helps: this beautiful weather we have been having here in Bend...nothing like sitting outside with friends and family...wearing a sundress and flip flops...does anyone else feel this way? I swear, flip flops make my heart sing!

I have been lazy this morning...checked on a couple of books I want to check out at the library...more to come about this! Checked emails and facebook...boring! Now waiting on the hubby to get home so we can go for a run. We have recently started excercising together and I must say that I LOVE IT! He just got into running...actually he just likes to exercise not into competitions or anything, but still it is awesome that we have found something we can do together!

I am feeling good frittata time. When I was in Hawaii my favorite time was sitting, enjoying the time with my husband while we ate breakfast. We had frittatas every day. It was one of THOSE moments...just being happy. I think it was (and is today) one of those times that people talk about...when you are TRYING to be happy it doesn't always work...just be in this time, this it!

Friday, March 19, 2010

in with the new

Long time...

I haven't been in the mood to write on my blog. My life has been pretty stagnant lately...working, spending time with the family, and a few getaways.

Anyway, I just really didn't have anything to really talk about until now. I am thinking about a career change! I have been in the child care business since I graduated from college. I LOVE LOVE LOVE working with children. For the past two and a half years I have been a nanny for a family here in town. The two children I watch are 4 and a half and 3 and they are my best friends! I swear I don't think I could love them anymore! ALthough I love children and the joy that working with them has brought me both as a nanny and a teacher, I just feel like there is something else out there for me!

Anyway, now that they are getting older and heading off to school it is about time for me to move on to other things. Of course the whole family will always be in my life...the adults and I are really great friends and there is no way I could go too long without seeing the kiddos!! Luckily for me I have time to think about all of this...

So, with all that being said I have had a lot on my mind lately. I turned the big 30 this! That in itself is enough to write about (and I will)! 30 isn't too bad it just makes you HAVE to set goals...for instance, if I wanna have 2 kids, 5 years apart and not be pregnant in my 40's...let's just say I have some decisions to make!

Basically I need to think about children, a new career, the same career, stay at home parenting, are we staying in Bend, for how long.....?????

This made me feel better!