Sunday, September 25, 2011


For the past few weeks I've been trying to find some simple and inexpensive ways to relieve some stress. I've been so busy at work that I have gone days without eating lunch. Not because I don't get the time to take my lunch but because I have so many things on my mind and so many things that I am working on the time goes by and I forget to eat. So each day I have been coming home and trying to find different ways to de-stress as I call it. I realized that I needed to do something when I heard my 5 year old say he was so stressed out while playing with his toys.

In the past I would drink tea, preferably ginger or lemon tea. Recently I found a new tea that I absolutely love. It's a white blueberry tea by Lipton. I'm not a Lipton tea drinker but I LOVE this tea. I also listen to calming music sometimes. Another way I have been doing it is surfing the Internet. That of course takes up a lot of my nighttime rituals but I have found that it has been helping. I'm doing something mindless and not thinking about work. I also find that reading something funny helps quite a bit. The other night I drank some milk before bed and slept like a baby. Not once did I dream about work while sleeping. Of course, there's also getting a massage but that can get expensive. Instead I find that a nice inexpensive pedicure works as well.

What are some of your tricks to relieve stress?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shopping...In Store or Online

I have always enjoyed shopping. Well, for most things. I can look at clothing, electronics, gadgets, makeup, books and shoes all day long. There have been times when I think I may need an intervention when it comes to how much I enjoy shopping. I haven't been shopping as much lately but I often browse on the internet for different places to shop. I often look at shoes or books because for me those are the easiest for me to shop for online or to just window shop for. I came upon this wonderful website that has everything in one place. Who wouldn't want to buy everything they need in one place from the comfort of their home.

The site I found is This site is online shopping at its finest or power shopping at your fingertips. You can shop for anyone and everyone in your family. With the holidays coming This may be a grand idea. What's even better is that the site has giveaways, gift ideas and shopping tips.

For those who work on their feet a lot or just like to wear shoes with a lot of comfort, has a great selection. I was checking around and found a number of pages of reasonably priced Easy Spirit shoes. For style, quality and comfort at some prices lower than in store, I found Clarks. There are lots of people I know who swear by the comfort of Clarks shoes and the life-span of their shoes. For some of us who likes to bring out the cowgirl in us there are some FABULOUS cowgirl shoes on the site. I especially like the pink one.  

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wow... I realized that I am maturing as a parent and I didn't even know it. My only child started Kindergarten today and it feels like I was just pregnant. The last 5 years went by so quickly. Needless to say, I was in a bit of a panic for about two months. I was concerned about how he will adjust, what he will eat, will he be emotional, will he listen to his teachers, what will I pack him for lunch. Down to the wire I was yesterday (Yoda much...LOL). I hadn't bought anything to even begin to prepare lunch for him. Then I began worrying about his shoes being too big. Of all the things and times to have to worry about those two things the day before school begins and having errands to run after work. Well, I made it happen but not effectively I must say. First off, I sent my husband on a hunt for either insoles for my son's shoes or something to tide him over until maybe December. He came back with something really cute but he let him wear it out of the store which means it was scuffed and he paid too much for it. While he did tat, I went to the grocery store. I had no clue what I wanted to get.

Lesson learned after yesterday: Never go to the grocery store without an idea of what you want. You will walk out with items you do not want or need. Never wait until the last minute to plan or organize a milestone event in your life