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New adventures

So I posted a couple weeks ago that I have been thinking about writing and getting back to regular posts. And then I actually posted a couple of times… Go me! Way to follow through!

And then I signed up to be an Independent Consultant for Jamberry! I couldn’t wait to tell you all about the awesome nail wraps and nail care items that are available through my website: amyswank.jamberrynails.com!

And then I got sick. Very very sick. I didn’t get off the couch for two full days. After a week of fever, coughing, headaches, ear congestion and chest pressure that nothing I tried over the counter would even touch I gave in and went to the local urgent care. Where, after listing my symptoms, I had to confirm that I hadn’t ALSO been out of the country in the last 30 days… 10 times. If I was going to be an Ebola candidate, they were going to know it! The doctor took one glance into my right ear and declared it “very bad”. A look into the other ear and my mouth confirmed bilateral ear infections, a sinus infection and likely strep (we didn’t do the strep test because she was putting me on antibiotics anyway). I am now half way through the course of antibiotics proscribed and am barely feeling human. My goal is to be WELL by Thanksgiving. I do NOT want this crud interfering with my yummy turkey day dinner OR my Black Friday shopping!

I will be posting more about Jamberry in the next few days, but here is a glance at some of the great offers for Black Friday/Cyber Monday (the whole weekend!).

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I’m not dead

Christmas in the post-War United States

Several major projects at work… multiple million dollar projects that have taken all my time and brain matter appear to have been at least a partial cause for my poor blog to go silent for the last few weeks.

There was also Thanksgiving. A nice time with family was had, and Christmas plans were made. Cookie baking day is fast approaching! I can’t wait!

Let’s not forget Black Friday shopping that went VERY well. Did anyone out there know my Princess Girl is spoiled? Rightfully so, I think. We managed to get the Christmas tree up that weekend, too!

And of course cheerleading. There was a competition several weeks ago. The girls did fabulously. This coming weekend is a Nationals qualifier, and we have had girls dropping like flies to illness and injury so we are all anxious about how that will go. It should be a good time for everyone though, with team bonding Friday and competition all day Saturday.

I’ve also been working on my 2, 5 and 10 year plans. Need to be more concrete, but I see major changes on the horizon.

And somewhere, some time, I need to start wrapping presents.

 

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Happy Holidays!

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Ahh, the joys of a mini-vacation! From Wednesday at about one until Monday morning I was celebrating Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. We had a great time with J’s family and mine on Thanksgiving.

I shopped til I dropped Friday. There were some very good bargains to be had, and I had them!

J took me out to dinner Friday night AND Saturday night. We saw some old friends and had a great time.

Sunday, my cousin and her husband invited me out for Bloody Mary’s. That was a great afternoon of catching up.

Never fear, I did not ditch Princess Girl. She had a pretty good holiday weekend herself. Of course Thursday she was with us.

Friday she got to hang out at home with a new Wii game and jam out to her iPod while we were at dinner, but we were home before bed.

Saturday she spent all afternoon at the mall with Maryjo and then when midnight bowling and spent the night with friends.

Sunday, of course, is chore day.

With all of this excitement we did not manage to get the tree up. I did get things started and I hope we can piece it together this week. Although it is going to be a busy one, too!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m ready for the Christmas festivities to begin!

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Holiday preparations

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I have all the ingredients for my traditional green bean casserole. We have our timing down to hit both J’s aunt’s house and my mom’s.

Princess Girl has started her Christmas wish list, and I have too.

But most importantly… I’ve started making my game plan for SHOPPING on Friday morning!!

Yes, that’s right, folks. I am one of those people. I WILL be out bright and early Friday ready to get some great bargains. And of course meet mom for lunch and a drink after!

That also means there won’t be a post on Friday either.

Happy Thanksgiving! Have fun shopping, I’ll see you on Monday.

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Random thoughts on a Friday

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1. Princess Girl’s school’s opening night production of their fall musical HONK! was a smashing success.

2. Princess Girl with no food and stress = very crabby and headache.

3. At what point to kids start listening to their parents again? (I told her she needed to eat before the performance, not wait until after.)

4. I am thankful for Candice. We are having guests on Saturday and I don’t have to worry about the condition of my house.

5. I got a new car this week!

6. We are having guests on Saturday; Yikes! I have to worry about feeding them!

7. I am looking forward to a short work week next week.

8. I am REALLY looking forward to Black Friday shopping next week.

9. I so need to win the lottery; Princess Girl is expensive.

10. My new car is completely and totally fabulous!!!

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Thousand Word Thursday.

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