Friday, August 29, 2008
Well, Belle, (can I call you Belle?), if I can figure out cute, so can you!
First, I had to find a pink template because I'm all about the pink. Now, I just used a blogger template since I didn't know about all those background sites when I was first setting up the blog. So I chose Ms. Moto for all its pinkness.
But I really think it's the header that really gives the blog its "look". I make my headers at Scrapblog. They have lots of super-cute stuff for absolutely free.
After you've made your masterpiece, chose the option under File to export as jpeg. This will save your page as a picture on your computer. Then you'll just upload that on blogger as your header!
Let me know if you have further questions!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Love the magic pants, but it looks like the fit model was about 6-8 inches taller than me, so off to the tailor I go.
Anyone want my extra material to make a pair of their own? I'm pretty certain there will be enough scrap material off my two pair to make another.....
My HG lippie is Origins Bite Your Lips in Just Bitten Raspberry - I loved it because it was MLBB (My Lips But Better - tm Makeup Alley) and it didn't run into the little lines around my mouth. It was discontinued a number of years ago, but I found it on TCCS yesterday and am thinking about having them make some for me.
Downside- it will be $61.50 for two tubes.
Now I love this lipstick- and I probably do love it $61 worth. (Don't you judge me!)
It's my perfect color. It puts me in a fabulous mood. It makes me feel beautiful. It makes the guys come running.
Not really. And I'm certainly not beautiful. I may be "cute", but not beautiful. I was voted "Best Looking" senior year of high school, but didn't have a prom date until about a week before. Guys just don't look at me that way. Phone calls I got from guys were always asking questions about other girls...
But with this lipstick, I can rule the world.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, Aug. 26 (last night!)
- Greek (ABC Family), 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
- Biggest Loser: Families (NBC), 8 p.m. (so inspiring!)
Monday, Sept. 22
- Dancing with the Stars (ABC), 9 p.m. (but who the hell are these "stars"?)
- Dr. 90210 (E!), 10 p.m. (Dr. Rey, how I've missed you!)
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25
- My Name is Earl (NBC), 8 p.m. (undersmile, tee hee)
- The Office (NBC), 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28
- Amazing Race (CBS), 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
- Dirty Sexy Money (ABC), 10 p.m.
- Friday Night Lights (DirecTV 101), 9 p.m. (yay for DirecTV! see referral link on the right)
Sunday, Oct. 5
- Girls Next Door (E!), 10 p.m. (trashtastic!)
Monday, Oct. 6
- Samantha Who? (ABC), 9:30 p.m.
- 24 (I think!)
I haven't had a chance to check out all the new shows, but I will of course be watching the new 90210.
What are you watching?
I also feel confident in our choice to do the Therapeutic Listening program that she is certainly well-trained in.
If the OT hadn't warned me to watch for odd behavior on the 4th or 5th day, I might have been freaked out a little. But since she gave me a log sheet and asked me to makes notes about anything out of the ordinary, I'm not worried at all.
In fact, I can already see some positive changes in WC.
The strange middle-of-the-night behavior has not happened again. In fact, Sunday night (day 4) was the only night she had any sleep issues at all. Every morning since she's woken up in a fabulous mood saying "I'm ready for my music!".
So while I appreciate your concern, the Sashas have it under control.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Let me help!
First, type the words that your want to be your link. For example, type "I found a fabulous dress here."
In another window or tab, pull up the page your want your link to go to (website where you found your dress). With your mouse, highlight the entire address and do Ctrl-C. This copies the link onto your clipboard.
Go back to your blogger window or tab. With your mouse, highlight the word that will be your link (dress, here, or whatever you want).
Next, hit the button I've circled below. This will bring up a the link window- just do Ctrl-V. This will paste your destination link in the box. Click OK.
Monday, August 25, 2008
More, More, More
The Cat's Pajamas
Mama Drama Uncensored
Operation Skinny Bitch
Dot ... Dot ... Dot ...
Thanks for the love girls!
If anyone else wants to make my day and say something sweet about me, go for it!
It seems very new-agey to me, but our OT is just brilliant and is confident that this program will help WC learn to regulate her sensory processing.
The OT warned us that we might see some "odd" behavior on day 4 or 5. She said we may see some old behaviors (biting, hitting, etc) come back out as she adapts to the CDs.
So I'm glad I was a little prepared for what happened at 1:30 am last night. She woke up grunting, moaning, and crying, and when I went in her room she said "Get away from me!". (That'll break a mother's heart.)
For about an hour and half we watched as she wallered around on the floor, alternated between being upset and being quiet, and spent some time hiding under the clothes in our closet. She didn't want to be held or touched during this time period. Finally about 3 she calmed down enough to lay in our bed and we were able to get her back to sleep in her own bed about 3:30.
I am tuckered out today.
And it was strange. I've never seen her act like this. But I think it's a good sign, and it means the CDs are starting to work- to have some effect on her. The OT gave me a log sheet to write down behaviors that we notice, so of course this will be going on there.
Wonder what will happen tonight....
A big, giant, thank you to the Sasha Says reader who used me as a DirecTV referral!
I just opened my new bill and noticed a $10 credit on there! I'll get a $10 credit each month for 5 months, and so will the person who signed up!
If anyone else is interested, just call 1-800-443-8869 and give them account number 10108109 as your referrer!
I love my DirecTV and have two of their dual-tuner Tivos so I can DVR up to 4 programs at once. Oh how I love my TV!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
(Your older, seemingly discontinued Liquid Bandage product.)
Just thought you ought to know.
At first, I was jazzed at the idea of a pre-moistened portable applicator. I thought it was the best idea, and damn, why didn't I think of that?
But turns out, the new product doesn't work so well. And I ought to know. I am prone to skin cracks on the tip of my thumbs and I was your best customer of the Liquid Bandage product.
But the new product doesn't measure up all at. Doesn't seal the wound. Doesn't last.
Signed, your former customer Sasha
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
on your blog?
Here's what to do:
1. Go to http://www.mylivesignature.com/ and create you a pretty little siggy.
2. Choose the option to create HTML.
3. Save this HTML in a word document (I'm sure there are other ways to do this, just is just how I did it).
4. When you get to the part in your post where you want your siggy, switch to "Edit HTML" and cute and paste your HTML from your word document.
5. Switch back to "Compose" mode and fix your spacing and such.
Thanks to Smoochiefrog for these instructions for permanently installing a signature so you don't have to cut and past each time you post:
On the dashboard, it's under Settings and formatting. Then you scroll down to post template. You insert your code there and it will post it every time for you.
I can't believe The Politician's in Pre-K. Today was his first day in his new class. He's been at this early childhood development center since he was 6 weeks old, so he is really comfortable here. In fact, I think he pretty much runs the place and is certainly the class clown.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
When I got an invitation to this campaign on BzzAgent, I went ahead and joined even though I don't do a whole lot of bathtub/shower cleaning myself. After all, I have a cleaning lady! (Now, don't you judge me! You all know that's because my time is limited since I work outside the home.)
However, I figured that there would be a time when I would have to (reluctantly) clean the tub myself. How could I know how right I would be?
I recently had to tell my cleaning lady not to come during Chicken Pox/Staph Infection Extravaganza 2008. And that bathtub- well, it severely needed to be cleaned, especially after all those oatmeal baths that poor WC had taken.
I actually got a little excited to try this product out. And it worked fabulously. It easily removed all the soap/oatmeal scum on the tub, and my hand didn't even get dirty! Also, the smell is not at all overpowering, like some cleaning products can be.
So I'm sold!
- The Starter Kit includes 1 handle and 4 cleaning pads in a compact storage tub – all for a suggested price of $5.29 (note: There's a coupon for $2.75 on their website!)
- The cleaning pad Refill Kit contains 6 pads and has a suggested price of $3.19
- Both the Starter and Refill Kits are available at all major retailers
- The Handle is made from extruded foam, low density polyethylene (that means it's comfy!), water-repellent, and equipped with fastener strips to attach easily to the cleaning pad
- The Cleaning Pad is multi-layered with tiny scrubbing fibers, pre-loaded with concentrated Scrubbing Bubbles® foaming cleaner, water-activated, and disposable after one-time use (one pad cleans an average shower/tub)
- The Storage Tub holds six cleaning pads, stores the handle on top, and takes up little space
Monday, August 18, 2008
I first read about them on Hungry Girl a few weeks ago (sign up for the emails!) and had been keeping my eye out for them. There they were at Sam's on Saturday so I picked up a giant box because Hungry Girl said I'd like 'em.
She was right!
These are only two WW points, and are both sweet and salty and truly delicious.
If you are on Operation Skinny Bitch like me, this is a perfect smart snack.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The party was fab. All his buddies were there and a good time was had by all. I think I can confidently say this since all the bottled water, juice boxes, pizza, and cake were completely eaten and everyone was giving each other hugs as they were leaving. These kids are a huggy bunch.
Of course I forgot to hand out most of the party favor bags, but I guess that just means more gummi bears for me.
Also, several moms asked me how I was handling such a big group of crazy 4 and 5 year old with ease, to which I gave my standard answer "Lexapro!".
Mr. Sasha suggested I not make my drug-taking such a well-known fact, but I don't mind people knowing. In fact, I wish someone had told me about it when I thought I was going crazy and there was nothing I could do about it! It's kinda my PSA, and paying my debt back towards society by helping other moms on the brink.
Friday, August 15, 2008
P's party is from 5:30-7:30 tomorrow at an outside park.
I am currently working on a backup plan, but not having much luck.
Although she was Hispanic, she didn't know what I meant when I said we wanted a Diego cake. We also had a misunderstanding about how old he was going to be (6? No, 5.) and the color of icing we wanted (Me: Whatever coordinates with the Diego cake. Her: Hmmm.... OK.)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Since I was there by myself with WC, I asked a random guy walking by to come have a look-see (and since he and I were wearing the same marathon T, I thought we might be kindred spirits and all and surely he'd be a huge help). He guessed it was either the battery or alternator, then shrugged and said "Sorry" as he was walking off to his own working vehicle.
Things started to look up after a nice guy offered to help push me to a better location to be jumped, but my jumper cables were crap.
Stop the madness!
All is well now. The kids are clean and in bed. I just chased my Lexapro with a Mike's Light Hard Cranberry Lemonade.
On a more exciting note, my Couch to 5K story is up at Operation Skinny Bitch! If you haven't checked it out, what are you waiting for?
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Y'all, Jillian Michaels just kicked my ass. And that was on Level One of 30 Day Shred.
Just got this in the mail today and am definitely adding it in my rotation. I have finally realized I need to add in some weights to keep my metabolism up.
This tape is go-go-go for 20 minutes straight and she doesn't even let you stop to take a drink of water. In fact, she says if you need to catch your breath, you can stop for "5 seconds max".
But I can tell it's going to be effective. Three hours later I am still shaking and can hardly type.
a Fried Ice Cream Blast from Sonic. Does that sound like a bad idea? I'm sure we all remember my obsession with Sweetheart Blasts and how I ate them practically everyday for the entire Valentine holiday season.
You can tell I'm feeling a little more upbeat today, huh? WC is at school this morning. I'll be picking her up after lunch and taking her home though. I figure that 1/2 a day at school is long enough when you haven't been there in 2 weeks.
Monday, August 11, 2008
They'll see her at 2:50 and see if they can drain any of the blisters, or if they need to admit her.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Sometimes your post looks just like you want on the first try, but sometimes it takes holding your tongue just right.
So here's a little hint about how to insure that there will be spaces between your paragraphs.
Type this where you want a space: <.P.> (but take those two periods out)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Before dinner I dropped off swabs from WC's infected spots to the lab. The ped suspects MRSA. I won't tell you about the hell it was to hold the poor thing down so they could drain the areas. I can't speak of it, or I'll start crying again.
We will find out the results Sunday, but have started the oral and topical MRSA meds.
I am ready to do a ceremony of some sort to lift this horrible illness cloud that is upon the Sashas.
Anyone knowledgeable in this area?
Thursday, August 7, 2008
If you happen to be petite and small-boned like me, I also found something really cool- I can wear an XL in some of the kids shirts and they fit great. These are cheaper in the store, I think, (like 3.99 or 4.99) so I picked up about 4 different colors.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Steve the A/C Man came to our house about 8:30 pm and got us all fixed up by 9:30. The $300 we spent will be subtracted from the roofing bill.
For dinner last night I had the very nutritious dinner of two Mike's Light Hard Cranberry Lemonades and about half a bag of Garden Salsa Sun Chips, which you must try if you have not. They are fab! Mr. Sasha graciously took them away from me and almost finished the rest of the bag as his bedtime snack.
I'm home with WC today, who is feeling just fine except for the little red volcanoes all over her torso. Since I had to cancel the cleaning lady coming today, she is helping me with chores, which is making things take twice as long.
I talked to the surgery scheduling nurse this morning, and she said she has to find out from the doctor how long we have to wait after WC gets over the chicken pox before she can go under general anesthesia. Hopefully it won't be too long.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
The Case of the Mysterious Bear was solved.... it's the town Travelling Bear, meant to be left on an unsuspecting person's door. You're supposed to let them freak out for 2 days, then call to confess. Not sure if I'll play along.... Creepy if you ask me.
Since I'm home with WC I thought I'd be productive and workout. Pulled out my old Firm tapes- the ones that use the Sculpting Stick and the Fanny Lifter. Damn- that is hard stuff! Kicked my ass. Results in 10 workouts they say- we shall see!
Oh- and I left a message with the surgeon about WC's pox- I am assuming they will call back and reschedule the surgery..... I just hate that!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Cause this is a weird (and somewhat freaky) story, and I need help figuring it out.
Last night Mr. Sasha went to a baseball game and I was already asleep when he got home about 11 pm.
Mr. Sasha: What's the deal with the giant teddy bear on the front porch?
Sasha: Huh? There was nothing on the front porch when I closed the blinds at 8:30.
Mr. Sasha: Yeah, it actually kinda scared me because it looked like a person standing on our front porch when I drove up... but turns out it was a life-sized teddy bear leaning up against the front door.
Sasha: Was there a card or a note?
Mr. Sasha: Nope. Kinda freaked me out, so I stuck it in the garage.
And there it still sits. For reference, that's WC's tricycle in front, so you can see how giant it is. (And don't you judge me for the state of filth in my garage- it's just a garage, people!)
We've talked to family and friends and no one knows about it. I thought maybe someone was thinking of the kiddos (who have both been sick) and was trying to cheer them up.
But no dice.
My coworker thinks we need to call the police and have someone haul it off. She went down the road of drug lords who may have hidden heroin in it, stalkers, and hidden cameras/microphones.....
So what do you think??????