1.31.2013

Definitely Not Living Life to the Fullest!

Fifteen years ago I gave up on me and I have no clue why. I was 30 years old. My oldest was 4 at the time and I convinced the hubby that it would be a fabulous idea to move to Kingsland, Georgia. We had only been stationed in Virginia for 2 years at the time. Moving put us closer to my mom and my grandparents because they had all moved there in the couple of years before that time. I left a job that I was really good at doing to go to an uncertainty of work. The hubby ended up staying in Virginia for a year after we purchased our home in Georgia because he had to wait for orders to be able to move.

I've been trying to figure out how I got to where I am at now mentally and physically. Is knowing how we got somewhere important so that we can change direction and get to a different place? Was it the move to small town USA, was it the year I spent working 40-50 hrs. a week at a job I hated all while trying to raise our son by myself, was it the stress of trying to make 2 house payments because we couldn't get our Virginia house sold for a year, or maybe it was all of the above. Even after 15 years I have not been able to pull myself completely out of the funk.

So what do you think causes a seemingly sane person to just all of a sudden give up on everything they have ever worked for or enjoyed and go the complete opposite direction? I went from someone who never missed a hair appointment, was thin, stylish in dress and loved to go dancing to someone who stopped wearing makeup or taking care of my skin properly, didn't do more than necessary with my hair, gained a bunch of weight and started wearing clothes that some grandmother might wear as well as no longer finding enjoyment in anything in life.

So just how does a stressed out, overweight, frumpy, uninspired, hot flash suffering, 45 year old woman rediscover who she is suppose to be and the life she is suppose to live?

1.06.2013

Bic Soleil Savvy Razor Review


About a month or so ago I received a package of the Bic Soleil Savvy razors to try for a survey. I thought I would share here my feelings about this product but I wanted to use them for a bit before doing so. What you will get with these is 1 disposable handle and 4 cartridges. There are no cartridges sold separately for this razor. After you have used all 4 cartridges you just throw out the handle.

I do like these razors but I cannot say that they are any better at removing hair than any of the other 3-blade razors available. My feelings are that as long as the blade count is the same there really isn't a huge difference between brands other than maybe cost. I also did not seem to get nicks or cuts like I have with some other razors that I have purchased over the years and definitely have not noticed any irritation when using them either.

I also like that instead of 4 disposable handles there is only the one so that will reduce some of the trash going to the landfill. And I don't know about anyone else but I find that refillable handles seem to get gunky & gross after a while and there are too many grooves to try and clean them to my satisfaction so this definitely appeals to my OCD side for cleanliness.

Lets talk money now since that is one of my things to work on this year. According to Bic's website & the facts sheet I received these will cost about $7.49 but I did see them online for $6.97. You can definitely find packages of disposable razors for cheaper but this maybe a case of you get what you pay for. While I have purchased cheaper razors they seem to dull much faster than the ones I pay a little more to purchase. So I will end this with saying that the Bic Soleil Savvy are definitely on my purchase list for when I find them on sale or when I can find a coupon to purchase them because they work so well.

1.01.2013

Hello 2013!!!!


I am hoping that this year is going to be vastly improved over the last year. Don't get me wrong we have been hugely blessed and appreciate every thing that we have been given. That said we have had some rough moments and I am glad to see the year end and a new one start fresh and new.

We are definitely not the type of people to make resolutions for each New Year because they don't hold water past the end of January so instead I'm going to just say that they are many things that we need to work on in 2013.

The biggest thing we are going to work on is putting an end to the chaos that our home has become by cleaning out & working on getting it decorated and looking put together. Something that I'm ashamed to admit has never happened in the 20 years that we have been together. Two apartments and 3 houses later and I have to say that I've never had one room that I was completely happy or comfortable in.

I also plan on working to find money saving ideas that work for our family. There are a lot of good ideas on the internet and in books but a lot of them just don't feel right for us at this time. But I do know that we have to work in this area and try to find workable changes that we can live with. I also need to find some ways that I can make a little extra money for us to put towards the changes that need to be taken care of with the house.

Of course like a majority of society I need to find some way of getting my eating under control and to find what works for me as an incentive to exercise. I did great in this area during the 2 years that I was studying mixed martial arts but when money issues came up and I had to stop my training I lost all motivation & drive to continue. Getting to the next belt level was a huge push for me to work hard and do classes which tells me that I need to find something that gives me the same push.

So here to hoping that everyone has a wonderful year in 2013 and is blessed beyond belief!!