Sunday, September 28, 2008
Ok, these Fiber One bars are my absolute favorites! If you know me at all, you know I love these things. The girls at work make so much fun of me because I eat one every morning and afternoon for my snacks. They have 35% of your daily fiber needs, so if you have problems doing you know what, you may want to pick you up some. Be warned though...if you're not used to eating a lot of fiber you may want to stick close to home the first day you eat one! :)
Because I spent 5 years working for a Dermatologist, I get asked the same question all the time..."what can I do to make my skin look better?" Below is one of your answers. I use MD Forte glycolic cream III on my face every night. It has glycolic acid in it which is a mild skin resurfacer. It works over time to resurface and repair your skin. It can reverse mild sun damage and keep pores from clogging. I've worked my way up to the 30% cream and can really tell a difference in my skin. I've been using it for several years and plan to use it for many years to come. It's also one of the few things you can use when you're pregnant.
If you have dogs that shed, you need this vacuum! The Bissel Healthy Home is a lifesaver in my house. It has such powerful suction that I get a workout each time I use it on my rugs. It also has a great hand held brush that I use on my furniture to get rid of the pug hair. My rugs and furniture look brand new when I get done. It's bagless too, so I can dump all the pug hair right into the trash can.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Nanny gave Leslie a very nice rabbit dish. BIG mistake with mom sitting right there.
A pic of the hostesses: Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Felts, Leslie, Elizabeth, Leslie's aunt
Me, Leslie, and Elizabeth
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The next two pics are of the room after the carpet was installed and after Ben had moved all the furniture back to its normal place. Yes, that is a boar's head on the wall in the bottom pic. His name is Earl. I don't mind Earl. He gives the room character. Ben's hoping to add another deer head to the wall this winter. He began scouting many months ago...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
On another note, today was my second nursing lab at Belmont. The students learned how to insert Foley catheters. I remember learning the same thing and worrying about it so much. They did the same thing. The students have to watch videos online before they come to lab to learn their skills. So, as I was watching the video on how to insert a catheter (so I could answer any questions they may have about the video), I kept waiting for them to switch to mannequin view for the actually insertion of the catheter. But, to my horror and shock, they use real people now!! Who in their right mind would volunteer to have a catheter inserted into their bladder and then have someone video the entire thing?! Absolutely crazy. I'm still in shock.
The lab went really well. I love the group of students I have. They are a lot of fun and really care about what they are doing. It makes me feel good that I can share my experiences with them.
Our basement carpet is going in tomorrow so I'll post before and after pictures once it's done. Ben's really excited to get his "man room" back.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The girls in the pool!
Jordan and me.
Brianna and me.
It was such a great weekend. On Sunday, Ben and I took Belle to the park for a walk. She was so tired when we got home, she passed out. It was a nice, quiet evening after that...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Another pic of Belle when she was a bit younger.
Me, Belle, and Buster chillin on the couch.
Hoover jumped into the trunk of my car one time when I was leaving on vacation. She saw the suitcases and didn't want me to leave! It took a lot of force to get her out of the trunk.
Now you see why I love them so much! They are so stinkin cute!
My husband, Ben, is an EMT with First Call Ambulance service. We have been married for 2 1/2 years but have known each other most of our lives. Ben and my brothers grew up together. Ben loves to hunt, fish, and do anything outdoors. He is obsessed with Harry Potter and has read a few of the books three times. He was very mad when the next movie was pushed back until next summer. I think it's funny.
I am the mom to three dogs who run my life. My husband, Ben, loves the dogs most of the time. Buster is 11 and is my "little man" "Bubba" and "love muffin." I have many more nicknames but won't bore you with those. Buster loves to anything that involves eating and sleeping and being around his mommy. He is slightly neurotic and won't let me out of his sight. Belle is 2 and is my "monkey" and "crazy person." She has a motorized tongue and will lick anything, and I mean anything. A few of her favorites are Hoover's ears, Hoover' mouth, the carpet, the couch, her paws, the air...you get the picture. She is nuts and I love it. She's very entertaining. Hoover, my mutt, is around 7 (not sure how old she was when we found her as a puppy) and is the perfect dog. Sorry pugs. She is my "Hoovs doovs." Hoover knows exactly what you are saying to her and does exactly as she is told. No formal training. I think mutts just "know." She tolerates Belle better than I could ever imagine since Belle uses Hoover as her personal jungle gym. I am always entertained when I am home with the dogs, I call them "bubs" most of the time.
In my spare time, I love to work around the house. We have done quite a bit to our Crieve Hall ranch and are not done. I have painted every room in this house, redone the kitchen, redone the lanscaping and front porch, put in a new HVAC, put in a new garage door and opener, new doors, new light fixtures everywhere, etc. It needed a lot of work. I'm waiting on new carpet for the downstairs at the moment. Hopefully it will be installed next week. After that, I'm on the hunt for new interior doors for the upstairs. We have those ugly vented doors right now, and I hate telling people to turn on the fan when they go to the bathroom so others can't hear them pee (or worse!)! So, I'm always doing something to the house. Ben is very tired of it. Luckily for him, I'm pretty self-sufficient.
That's probably enough for now! Don't want you to learn to much on the first day! More to come as I am teaching a weekly nursing skills lab at Belmont this fall and will surely have some funny stories about the baby nursing students! Bye Bye for now....