Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day at the Spa

I have been searching for some great day spas here in Knoxville. I was wondering of anyone knew of any nice places I can try. I have it narrowed down so far to two places, Oasis and European Body Works. I am leaning towards Euro just because the reviews I fins are more in favor of them. I am not looking for a quick massage or just the ones that last a couple of hours. I am looking for a complete day of pampering!!!! I am also looking to stay around less than $300. I would love any feedback! I will post my experience the spa of my choice later on. Thanks!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009


I am trying to budget and cut costs as much as I can with my husband being the only income right now! I really didn't realize how much we could actually live without!! I have cut off our house phone which saves us about 20 bucks a month. Also we switched cell phone companies which saves us 65 bucks a month!! I am also looking into downgrading our internet service to a slower speed and that will save us 25 bucks a month too!! I know it will take some getting used to! I am willing to wait a little longer for the pages to open and stuff than having an extra $25 coming out of my checking account!!! If anyone has any solutions on how to fight credit card companies on lower payments or settling that debt I would really appreciate it!!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Baby Shower!!!

We had my cousins baby shower yesterday!! It was really fun! I love getting together with my family. We always have so much fun. She is having a little boy, this is her second child. I am so excited for her. We didn't play any games because my grandmother cant stay out past 8:30!! LOL!!! I just don't know how many times we can ooohhhh and awwww before it becomes a little redundant but what else do you say?!?! It's hard to stay pepped when your seeing diapers, wipes, and bath sets over and over!!! The clothes and the bibs are the only ones that are really interesting. You can tell the economy is bad because at her first shower we got her the big expensive gifts and that was 3 years ago. This year she got clothes mostly :((((( It killed me!!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Crafting away!!!!

Well now that I have all kinds of time on my hands I have been crafting away! I made plaques for my girls' rooms and one for my little cousin. I also started to learn needlepoint. I got it out of the kids section, LOL. It said for 5 and up and I thought that would be a good starting for me!!! It took me two days to finish it and it is only a 6 by 6!!! It looks really good though and I am proud of myself for actually completing all of the projects that I bought!! I am not known for finishing things like that and have never really been that crafty. I am actually looking for some more ideas so if anyone has any I would love for you to share them with me. Keep in mind I am on a tight budget and I am a beginner. I love Joann's, it seems to be the best craft store here in my area. I have shopped Hobby Lobby and just don't seem to like their stuff as much plus the Joann's here is bigger.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Michael Jackson, Sperm, & Gay Marriage

Wow!!! Talk about some strange headlines lately?!?! People are complaining about all of the news coverage of Michael Jackson's death!!! It's really beginning to bug me! First of all if you didn't like him or are tired of hearing about it just change the channel or click on another headline!! There are other stories out there and did you honestly believe the media coverage to be any less of a circus for his death?!?! I mean look at what happened when Anna Nicole Smith died! Hello, you had to know it was going to be bigger than that! Just let the media do their thing that they always do and just sit tight, something else will happen soon enough and they'll be right on it! Remember they have no sympothy only ratings in mind!!!

Sperm from stem-cells?!?! I don't know enough about this yet to really have a strong opinion either way! I think it's great that science has come this far and I hope it continues to grow at a much faster pace! Don't get me wrong, I don't want to see cloning or people choosing the features of thier future children or anything but I do want to see cures for diseases and if we can make infertile men able to have children then so be it!!! The less pain in the world the better! I am really looking forward to see what all comes out of this now!!

Massachusetts challenging federal law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman "discriminating and overreaching." Ok, discriminating, yes, overreaching, not so much. I am all for the laws being changed to recognize same sex marriages and yes I believe they should all have the same rights as heterosexual married couples but I just didn't agree with the terminongly I guess! I think it is sad that now in 2009 we are fighting and trying to determine if this is wrong or right?!?! What's so wrong with recognizing them as we do heterosexual marriages. It does not make my heterosexual marriage any less of a marriage. I think if we can just recognize all people and couples with the same respect, rights, and privileges then we could all unite as a stronger country to help find solutions to other real issues!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quitting a job in today's economy?!?! Just ludacris!!!

I quit my accounting job of two years just this morning! I worked so hard to get my Associate's degree and did very well! I graduated with honors the summer that the economy took a nose dive! I was so proud of myself for going back to school and doing so well and then I wind up in a position where I was hired in as the Accountant's assistant and after one year was slowly turned into an Inventory Clerk! At least my boss had the nerve to tell me up front that he was seeing me gong in that direction more than the accounting work! Well it all has been downhill ever since! I loved the accounting work but once I started being taken off of that type of work I began to get down about the job! I have been searching for about 7 months now for another position but it's really hard in today's economy to get a good accounting job with only one years experience (would be two by now if I actually would have been kept on the same things)! You can only take so much of being unhappy in one part of your life before it takes cntrol of the other parts. When my job started affecting my marriage and other personal realtionships I knew I had to take a drastic measure! My wondeful husband told me to just get out and do what makes you happy!!! Who could ask for a more supportive spouse?!?! No more stress and no more resentment of not being in the field that I studied so hard for! Life is good! So I plan on finding some parttime work, hopefully workng with elderly people or somethng along those lines, best next passion behind accounting! When God presents me with my dream job then I will take it and be thankful! Now I am thankful for my husband and his support!!!