Saturday, March 22, 2008

Every Monday Matters

Make today matter….
Week 8

have you ever been hungry???

most people don't have to decide between food and
rent, medical care, or medicine….
but over one million do

the second largest expense for families is food

1 in 4 people in a soup line is a child

here are some ways to help…

1. find an organization that supports the hungry and
find out what they need and help provide it

2. donate your time at a local soup kitchen or
homeless shelter

3. go through your pantry and donate some
canned food

4. create or support a food drive

5. purchase and hand out fast food gift
cards to the homeless

you can be a part of the solution by donation
time, food or money

you will gain a new appreciation for the food
on your table…. It truly is a blessing.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

i had a thought....

here's a thought..comment..statement...
whatever you want to call it

masquerading as a normal person
day after day is exhausting !


i got this off a post a note and thought
it was really funny :)

thanks for the laugh becky

April Book Club Selection

The office goddess book club has
announced the April book club selection
it is....

The Surgeon
by Tess Gerritson

selected by Paula

happy reading :)

don't forget to leave a comment about the
March book to win a prize :)
just go to the post about the book and click
comments and type in your thoughts.
if you chose to read another book you may leave the
review there also. we'd love to hear every ones
comments. deadline is April 2nd

Saturday, March 15, 2008

100 things about me for my 100th post

as requested here are 100 things about me to
coincide with my 100th post that i did way
back when.... okay, i have been busy....



1. i am odd

2. i am proud of my oddness

3. i have three kids

4. i have four if you count the husband
who sometimes acts like one of the kids

5. i love my children

6. my kids are the wind beneath my wings

7. i have a therapy/nail session every week

8. thanks aby

9. i think my sessions keep me sane

10. am i sane?

12. i work full time to support the family

13. i try real hard to juggle it "all"

14. sometimes i am good at juggling

15. other times i fail miserably

16. my kids seem to be surviving in spite of
my limited time and short comings

17. i have a wonderful and supportive family

18. husband, three kids, parents, 2 sisters and a brother

19. and a dog too--don't forget the dog.... she loves me
when everyone else is mad at me

20. i like to scrapbook, no make that i love to
scrapbook, it's my favorite hobby.

21. i formed the office goddess book club

22. we have a membership of ten

23. we post our monthly selections on this blog

24. you can win free prizes if you comment on the
book

25. we are currently on our 20th selection

26. i have been soooo busy i haven't read the books
for the last few months.

27. i might have to kick myself out of the book
club (jk) (no one gets kicked out)

28. i am old

29. i will be 46 this year

30. i just used a calculator to figure my age

31. i have alot of gray hair

32. i try to cover it with highlights

33. i don't think i am fooling anyone

34. i love to go to vegas

35. to see my bff, becky

36. i love it when she comes to visit me

37. we have movie marathons

38. we go to jordan commons and
watch three movies in a roll

39. we are trying to make up for
our thursday movie nights we miss

40. since she lives in vegas

41. i grew up in kentucky

42. i do not miss the humidity

43. i do miss my family

44. i do miss the green, green grass

45. one of my sisters live in pleasant grove

46. i don't think i could have made it
through a few of the "bumps" in my life
with out her

47. she makes my blog look pretty

48. she doesn't realize how much i admire her

49. i have an art gallery

50. there on display are many of my oil paintings

51. it is on a big wall in my parents home

52. yes, i use to paint

53. had to quit when i was pregnant with the twins

54. could not sit for 8 hours at work
and then sit for 2 more for the class

55. my other sister is younger

56. we are so much alike

57. i wish we lived closer

58. she lives in kentucky

59. she is always there for me

60. my brother lives in georgia
and weekends in tennessee

61. we use to fool people into
thinking we were twins

62. he is my favorite brother
ever..

63. oops, he is my only brother

64. well, if i had more i would love
him best

65. my mom and dad are wonderful
examples to me

66. i hope to be as wonderful a person
as they are one day

67. i like to go to starbucks

68. i get the peppermint mocha creme
frappacino (no coffee)

69. i hate coffee

70. i love chocolate

71. i have no middle name

72. when my sister and i were little
we made up our own middle names

73. mine was Amy

74. hers was jane

75. our younger sister was too young to
make up her own middle name

76. so we made one up for her

77. thumbalina

78. poor girl... good thing it was just made up

79. i love to read

80. now that the kids are older i get to read

81. my favorite book of all time is the
twilight series by stephanie meyer

81. i love the character Edward

82. there are three books to the series

83. Twilight

84. New Moon

85. Eclipse

86. the fourth and last comes out
in august, Breaking Dawn

87. i am really sad to see the series end

88. maybe the author will change her mind
and write more

89. I drive a ford explorer

90. i like big cars

91. my son has a cooler car then me

92. mazda protege with a sun roof

93. my sons turn 16 in 10 days

94. my daughter will be 20 in june

95. where does all the time go

96. why does it have to fly by so fast

97. i want to go to hawaii before i die

98. i love to wear flip flops and sandals

99. i hate to wear socks

100. my favorite flowers are daisies

there you go---- 100 random
things about me :)

Every Monday Matters....

Make today matter….
Week 7



Write a letter to a US Military Hero
active military members are deployed for long periods
of time and they love receiving words of appreciation
and support even from a stranger.


1. select a soldier
2. if you don't know one ask a friend, co-worker,
pastor or military chaplain.
3. grab paper, envelope and pen
4. write a letter to express your gratitude, show
your support and provide encouragement.
share a bit about yourself. Avoid topics such
as death, killing and politics.
5. include your email or mailing address in case
they want to write back.

6. send the letter



Our military protects our nation's freedom and regardless
of your political affiliation and whether or not you believe
in the war, these brave men and women need to know we
appreciate their sacrifices and service.



your letter might make a soldier smile :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Favorite song of the week

the favorite song of the week was picked
by Karlene. Thanks for deciding for me,
and putting me out of my misery,
i was having a hard time....


Old time rock and roll
by Bob Seger




ooh- to be 16 again.....
i look at my sons that will be 16
in less than two weeks...
and they don't listen to any of
my "good" advice....but then i
didn't either back then...and i think
i would love to go back and redo
parts of my life.... but then would i
be the same person i am now if i
redid anything????
i guess my temporary "youngness" from
music will have to do

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

indecision is running rampant....

ok- i just cannot decide on which of the
bob seger songs i want to post as my favorite
song of the week..... i was trying to decide from
his greatest hits cd #1 and #2. then i found out
from my sister that he released a new one in
2006...which i had to go get and it is making my
decision even harder... so the first person who
comments and tells me their favorite song by
bob seger... will get the pleasure of picking the
song of the week :)

how's that for passing the buck!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Favorite Song of the Week

the favorite song of the week
will be a song yet to be determined
but it will be by

Bob Seger

i am currently listening to his greatest
hits vol one & two trying to decide on a
song.... all i know is i love the temporary
"youngness" i feel when i listen to him.
it transports me back in time.....

Every Monday Matters Week 6

Make today matter….
week 6

44% of junk mail is thrown away but
people still spend 8 months of their
lives opening junk mail…
it takes 100 million trees to produce the
annual supply of junk mail.

here's some ideas on how to reduce
junk mail:

1. anytime you enter a contest, make a donation,
join a buyers club, order anything by mail, etc..
write next to your name when possible
Please do not rent of sell my name.
2. call the number of the people sending you
junk mail and ask to be removed from their
list.
3. remove name from several national mailing list
through the Direct Marketing Association
Preference Service- on line of by mail.

the average person receives 500 pieces of junk
mail per year.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

i had a thought.....

i had a thought and naturally it wasn't my
original thought but here it is.......


Create a happy day :)


this was below the signature line on an email
a friend sent me and i almost missed it....

i thought about it and i believe most days we
can choose to create a happy day and therefore
we can have a happy day. But, some days i don't
care how much you try it isn't going to turn out
to be a happy day no matter how hard you try.
But then again.... maybe i just am unable to control
the outside influences in my life as well as others
can.

But for today I choose to create a happy day :)

Special Announcement

In celebration of Edward and the Twilight series
and the release of book 4, Breaking Dawn,
available August 2, 2008. The final book
they say, how sad is that……
The office goddess book club will be having
the books of this series as the book of the month
as outlined below:

May-Twilight
June-New Moon
July-Eclipse
August-Breaking Dawn

For those of you who may not want to re-read these
books, you are crazy, but we support diversity and
we will also be having an alternate selection
for each month…which will be announced
each month as usual.

happy reading :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

office goddess book club

just a reminder to leave your comment
on the february book of the month
(or any book of your choice) before
the 5th to receive a prize !!!

we had two winners last month
karlene and becky.... they won
valentine bookmark pens.....
thanks for your comments :)

Favorite Song of the week

my favorite song of the week

i can see clearly now
by everlife




i can see clearly now the
the rain (the flu) is gone....
it's going to be a bright bright
sun-shiny day :)

give it a listen
when you get a minute

enjoy :)

Every Monday Matters

Eat Healthy
1. consult your doctor
2. everyone is different but here are some ideas to help:
*eat fewer foods w/ refined grains and sugar
*reduce fatty foods
*eat smaller portions
*eat more dark green veggies, fruits, whole grains,
low fat milk and lean meats
*eat slowly so you feel full before you over eat
*eat at close to the same time every day
*drink lots of water
* limit snacking
3. eat to live---don’t live to eat

Do it for yourself and for those who live you
just start….. One day at a time…