Monday, November 23, 2009


Jill at challenged her readers to list ten things that we are grateful for, so I thought that I would share. These are not necessarily in order.
1. My family
2. Jeff-He is really good at letting me be me.
3. My friends
4. My job and co-workers
5. My education-currently in a masters program that I am loving.
6. Living in Washington
7. Church
8. Opportunities that have been recently presented to me.
9. Laughter
10.Facebook :)

So there you have it, just a few of the things that I am thankful for. Thanks Jill for the inspiration.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Spa Party!

This past Saturday I had a spa party at my house. I invited more people than I had room for and thankfully, after several last minute cancellations, we had just the right amount show up.

I was roped into doing this party by my friend Kaesha who is selling the product, Sensaria. I was feeling apprehensive about doing this because, 1. I'm busy with school and work and church and life and 2. I feel weird asking friends to come to a party to spend money. Thankfully, everybody was game and seemed to have a good time.

After a few hours of good food, great conversation, facials, hand rubs, and foot soaks I was ready to hunker in for a good nights sleep...If only I didn't put off my preparation for a presentation due at 8:30 the next morning. Bummer!

Needless to say, I prepared just enough to get through the presentation and it went over really well. All in all, it was a nice weekend.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Case #0002 The Second Flood

Okay, so I had yet another flood in my basement. This time no appliance was involved, only mother nature and a clogged drain. I woke up at midnight to find 2 inches of water flowing through my Kitchen, guest bedroom, bathroom and living room. After spending an hour getting the water out with a wet/dry vac I headed to bed thinking about what lay ahead of me the next day.

We have this wonderful gardener/handy man names Oswaldo who rushed over to save the day. He spent the day sucking out the water that remained from the night before and did a great job. The carpets finally finished drying yesterday so I have spent today cleaning, rearranging and throwing things out. The carpets will probably need to be replaced at some point but thankfully it can wait.

I have to say that the damage could have been so much worse and I really feel like we were be watched over. Looking back in hind sight, there were so many warnings that went ignored such as a niggling in the back of my mind that said I should check the drain. We had half of the power in the house go out. It was this that prompted my dad to come down stairs and check the breaker box. Had the whole house lost power he would have ignored it. It was because of this that he noticed the water coming into my part of the house.

All I can say it that I am grateful, and that I will pay more attention to the promptings that come my way.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Case#0001

Case:#0001 The case of the Flood

Victims:Mr. Washing Machine and Carpet

Culprit: Ms. Down Comforter

Hero: Dr. Bissel

Conclusion: Overflowing washing machine due to over stuffing.

Case Closed!