Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful

One empowered woman's struggle against the world
Tuesday March 28th 2017

‘Life’ Archives

Lovely Card

Lovely Card

Awwww such sweetness and love. Click on the images to see the full size card.

Enter The Supreme Court

Enter The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the ultimate Court of the land.  The U.S. Constitution created one court that would have authority to rule over all laws, that is the short and simple version.  Before we get to the Supreme Court though a person or company must go through two tiers of lower courts.  We have two court systems in the U.S. [...]

Cat’s Paw Theory

Cat’s Paw Theory

In the previous post Can I Quit, I introduced Jane an employee, Skippy her manager, Dan senior upper management official and Marcia upper-management official.  I also introduced the XYZ Co. that they all work for.  Check out the post for the details of the hypothetical case we are discussing.  Here I am going to discuss this doctrine that has [...]

Can I Quit?

Can I Quit?

Seriously, can I quit?  What I want to quit is the insanity of the legal world.  Actually, not the legal system but the lawyers who are behind it and who manage to twist the simplest of laws into something other than what they really are.  The lawyers who make the legal system the extremely adversarial process that it is.  The lawyers who use [...]

A New Experience

A New Experience

I haven't commented much on my daily life because well it has been kind of boring filled with numbers and calculations. I know what you are thinking, how can that be boring? But trust me it isn't all glitz and glamor or even a little glitz and glamor. I started on a new experience which isn't really exciting but definitely new and interesting [...]

Shut Up And Get In The Scanner – TSA

Shut Up And Get In The Scanner – TSA

Updated November 15, 2010 Disclaimer - This version is very direct and blunt.  If you offend easily read the long version here. I am watching the news, reading all the comments and listening to all the debates and complaints about TSA's full body scanner being rolled out into the airports and how it violates and humiliates the passengers.  [...]

Walk Through the Scanner – TSA

Walk Through the Scanner – TSA

Ever since the announcement came out about Transportation Security Administration (TSA) going to the body scanners and the new pat-down procedures, I have been on the phone.  I wanted all the inside information on what was going on with TSA and the new procedures.  You see I used to work for TSA.  Almost five years with the most hated US [...]

It Is All About The Add-Ons

It Is All About The Add-Ons

Last weekend, I made the mistake of walking into my local convenience store all dressed to the nines.  Hair and make-up done.  High heels and a dress even.  I looked pretty spectacular if I do say so myself.  It was a mistake though. I go into the this particular store quite often, it is my go to store for convenience stuff.  They see me [...]

Socks, Underwear And Hangers

Socks, Underwear And Hangers

I, like most, would love to win the lottery.  I live in Florida and we have the Lottery, Powerball and Fantasy 5 as the big ones.  We have a bunch of smaller ones too but I don't ever play those.  No since dreaming about the winnings if you don't even play, the smaller ones that is.  The lottery ranges anywhere from a few $100K to lots of [...]

London is not Orlando

London is not Orlando

Email posting is not working! I don't know why I am surprised but I am. I tested out posting by email and it seemed to work fine. As I sit here in Starbucks trying to figure out why it is yesterday's post is not showing, all I can guess is that I did something wrong. Not sure what I did wrong but it must be something because no post is [...]

A Romantic Gesture

A Romantic Gesture

Well romance is still alive and well, at least in my world.  All relationships take work but long distance relationships take even more work.  Sometimes it is the littlest things that make all the difference in the world.  With the technology we have today in email and video chat programs like skype and msn live, long distance relationships [...]

So You Want To Make A Baby

Here are Mom vs. the World I said I wanted to give real world advice, so that is what I am going to do first and foremost.  I will include additional articles on the ways to track, calculate, chart and otherwise drive yourself insane when trying to make that baby but for the first one, some real world advice for you. My first piece of advice [...]

5 Things to Think About Before Trying to Conceive

Getting pregnant is more than just conceiving and waiting nine months to meet your little creation.  There are several things that you should think about before trying to conceive.  You will never be perfectly ready no matter how much you plan or how many checklists you mark off but you can make it a little easier. Before you start trying to [...]

Laundry Basics for Clean Clothes that Last

I love my clothes, not clothes in general but my clothes.  When I find the perfect top for the perfect pants or a versatile piece that goes with anything, I want to be able to keep it around forever.  So imagine my disappointment when I pull that perfect piece of clothing out of the washer or dryer and it is ruined.  We have all been [...]

Style for the Stay at Home Mom

Since becoming a stay at home mom three years ago, I have noticed that my concern over my appearance has gone way down.  I spend the majority of my day on a computer, cooking, cleaning, running the kids to school and taking care of them when they get home.  For all of that a pair of drawstring pants, a t-shirt and a ponytail do fine.  Seems I [...]

The Unemployed Are Not the Problem

The Unemployed Are Not the Problem

You know what I am sitting around doing nothing but collecting unemployment checks.  That is right you heard me, not looking for a job, wasting money, and laughing at all the suckers who are going to work and paying taxes so I can sit at home eating chocolate bon bons and watching soap operas.  I am loving it and having a ball. If you believe [...]

Dressing Sexy in the Bedroom – For Beginners

Let me first say that I am a huge fan of lingerie and it has nothing to do with sex, ok well maybe some things but sex is the minor consideration here.  My love of lingerie comes from how it makes me feel rather than what it does for my partner.  I do enjoy the effects it has on him but bottom line I wear it to make myself feel good and when [...]

Erotic Adult Films For Women

Finally Adult Movies Aren't Just For Him Seems the time has finally come where women are beginning to direct porn.  This is wonderful for women as the female directors are getting away from the typical porn and moving into the area of erotica.  Erotica is more suited to women and although there are tons of erotic books there are very few [...]

Lessons to Get Further in Life

Lessons to Get Further in Life

I got around to checking my email, which I was weeks behind on, and there were several about the Where I have been post that was posted last week.  The general tone was people were sorry and praying for me and my family which I thought was very sweet and thank you.  There were quiet a few though that questioned why I wasn't angrier or why I [...]

Some Things I Have Learned About Sex, Men, Love and Relationships

Some Things I Have Learned About Sex, Men, Love and Relationships

Learning about men, love, sex and relationships has been an on going lesson.  I have been in different relationship with men older and younger.  I have dated the bad and the good boys.  I have seen abuse physically, mentally and emotionally.  I sometimes learned from my mistakes and other times didn't. I have been down the road and have my [...]

10 Things Not to Do On a First Date

10 Things Not to Do On a First Date

You had to know I was going to go here - no matter how perfect the date turned out to be. It did turn out perfectly. I looked amazing which made me feel amazing making things go a little easier. There is a lot to be said for self-confidence which I was admittedly lacking due to the last guy I dated. Here are some basic tips for things to [...]

Where I Have Been

Where I Have Been

I know it seems I have fallen off the face of the earth but I am still here. Been busy with legal stuff of late so haven't much time to do anything else. I got a few emails asking if I was ok due to the court stuff comments and I am always ok whether I want to be or not. I learned long ago you can either rise above the crappy stuff that [...]

Life

Life

Mom vs. Life You might have worried that becoming a mother would completely change your identity, and in a way, it did. You can't become a mother without making huge changes in your life. However, the person you used to be is not gone forever—she has just evolved. This evolution takes time. Your transition to motherhood doesn't end when your [...]

Fired For Having Premarital Sex

Fired For Having Premarital Sex

I swear I am moving out of Florida and having my birth certificate changed.  Everytime I turn on the news, I am going to quit doing that as well, there is some new story about people just being messed up in Florida.  I am going to have to start a new category just for crazy crap that could only be happening in Florida. The news story today is [...]

Hair Coloring FAQ

Hair Coloring FAQ

1.    Can I give myself highlights? No.  I could say yes and give you a detailed explanation but truth is you are best off going to a salon for highlights.  There are many variables that come into play when highlighting hair.  Working with the back of your head is also very difficult.  You might think enlisting a friend will help but it [...]

Time to Color

Supplies you need: an old towel you can toss in the trash if need be an old large t-shirt you can toss in the trash afterwards Vaseline a comb a few hair clips a timer (I use my microwave or stove timer) your coloring kit Don't skip the prep work Don't rush in and give yourself plenty of time.  Like all things you need to follow [...]

Condition Before You Color

Condition Before You Color

This is one of the areas that always bugged me about salons.  The hairstylists know for you to achieve the best results the color needs to be applied to a good canvas (your hair).  They know this and yet will color your hair the minute you walk in the door without any regard for the condition of your hair. If you are going to color at home or [...]

Choosing the Right Brand

Choosing the Right Brand

When you hit the beauty aisle you will be met with so many different brands for hair coloring. I learned long ago not to be a slave to one particular brand. I will tell you now that all brands are NOT created equal. Even brands within a brand are not created equal. Some brands are just better for some colors than others. Over the years I have [...]

Picking the Right Color

This is probably the hardest part of the whole process.  I have personally spent hours pacing back and forth on the hair coloring beauty aisle trying to figure out what color I want.  I have done the online sites where you upload a picture and then change the color of your hair, I have stared at the boxes, picked up and put down the sample [...]

DIY Hair Coloring

Do it Yourself Hair Coloring - Yes you can!!! I have colored my hair for so long I couldn't even tell you it's natural color anymore. I think it is brown with red highlights throughout, well now probably gray. I modeled for a short time and it seemed every time I turned around a new color was needed. I have gone several different shades of [...]

UPDATE to Unemployment Needs a Tier V

UPDATE to Unemployment Needs a Tier V

I received this email today and it was a welcome sight.  I am passing it along in its entirety for anyone who feels they want to contribute.  This is an issue affecting many families across the United States.  Sadly the unemployment situation is not just our country either.  Unemployment and no jobs being available is affecting countries [...]

Unemployment needs a Tier V

Unemployment needs a Tier V

I haven't touched the subject of unemployment because one it is a touchy subject and two I was giving Congress time to do their job.  I am affected personally by it so many will see my commentary as biased, as well.  Am I biased?  Maybe a little, who wouldn't be when it has a direct impact on them.  Anyhow, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has [...]

Weight Loss – Response to the Naysayers

Weight Loss – Response to the Naysayers

I posted more articles on the weight loss series yesterday.  Before they were even loaded onto the webpage, it seemed, I got some more emails telling me I was nuts and some others saying I might be nuts but hey nothing else has worked so why not. The one calling me nuts basically said there is no way to lose weight other than cutting calories [...]

Pulling It All Together

Alright if you are here and didn't skip ahead you know four things. Your body processes all the food you eat, healthy or unhealthy and turns some into energy to fill the good productive fuel tank and any extra into fat. Your brain sends signals to pull from the good productive fuel tank first and then the fat stores second. Moving is what [...]

Exercise – oh the evil evil exercise

Exercise – oh the evil evil exercise

Exercise is the real key to weight loss. You can not diet your weight away. No exceptions it just isn't possible. Your body will adjust to the amount of food you eat and you will eventually end up starving yourself. Please don't make me explain again why starvation diets don't work. I hope by now you understand completely why starvation [...]

How Many Calories to Eat

How Many Calories to Eat

Alright you know by now I am lazy when it comes to losing weight.  I want it to be as simple as possible.  There is an easy way to figure out this answer and there is a hard way. If you go online and do a search for "how many calories should I eat" you will be presented with millions of sites all offering calculators to get you an answer.  [...]

Starting the Weight Loss Plan

Starting the Weight Loss Plan

Ok the moment I have been dreading ever since I took the pictures. I have three before pictures front, side and rear view....I am not liable for any ill effects caused by looking at the pictures. You have been warned!!! So here are the starting stats for me: Age: 37 Weight: 160lbs Height: 5'2 Measurements: Chest: 36" Waist: 37 [...]

Stop Dieting and Start Eating!!!

I can not stress this enough.  I talked about the two processes you needed to know about in the article here.  You should now understand that you need food to produce energy.  When you deprive your body of food everything slows down.  Not just weight loss but bodily functions, processes and organs.  How are you suppose to function at peak [...]

Water’s Role in Weight Loss

As I set off on my journey to lose some weight one of the first things I will be doing is replacing my soda with water.  I grew up drinking soda, long before it was determined to be so detrimental to our health, and it is a habit I have no desire to break.  However, I love to eat good food as well so as I go through the process of losing this [...]

The Two Processes You Need to Understand

Your body is a series of processes.  Everything that occurs is determined by the signals your brain sends out based on the input your brain receives.  Now there are long winded medical explanations for all the processes going on but you don't need to know them all to lose weight.  There are two specific processes that you need to know and don't [...]

Five Diet Myths You Need to Get Over

With every new and fad diet book that comes out the same myths seem to populate these diets and fuel the hype.  There are probably enough diet books containing these myths to fill a library on their own.  Sometimes we hear it from a friend or a neighbor who swear it is true because they know someone who followed the myth and it worked for [...]

On a Mission to Lose Some Weight

On a Mission to Lose Some Weight

I am about to start a plan to shed about 35 pounds in 2 months.  I know this is very possible and easily obtained (haha nothing really easy about weight loss is there) because I have done it before.  Throughout the years I have been overweight and underweight.  I was blessed, fortunately, with a pretty equal distribution of my weight though so [...]

A Summer Co-op can be a life saver

You might be asking yourself, what is a summer co-op? A summer co-op is a group of parents who come together for the summer to help each other out. Summer can be expensive with additional childcare cost, higher electric bills, higher food bills and just time spent on summer. Creating a summer co-op of parents can help drastically reduce those [...]

Small ways to save on groceries

Small ways to save on groceries

We all want our money to go further so I have put together some great tips on how to save money at the grocery store. In my house, with 4 growing boys, the food budget can quickly get out of control. The main tip I see is to buy all generics but that just doesn't work in my home. So I have put together some real tips that you can use to help [...]

Small ways to save on entertainment

Small ways to save on entertainment

We all work hard for the money we earn at any given time but especially right now with the recession our hard earned money seems to pay for less and less. Entertainment is usually one of the first things to get cut out of the budget when times get hard. We all need a little entertainment in our lives though. Parents and kids alike need time to [...]

Exercise

When most people think of exercise they think weight loss. Exercise is not all about losing weight. Exercise should be done to be fit and well. Weight loss is one of the benefits of exercise. There are numerous other benefits, which for some people, are more important than just be the right number on a scale. Whether you are here to lose [...]

Dieting

Most woman cringe when they hear the word dieting. I am the same. I love food and the thought of dieting and depriving myself of the foods I love is horrible. I have set about, over the years, trying to find a way to “diet” and still eat the foods I love. What I have discovered is traditional dieting is a short term solution to a long term [...]

Finance

Finance is simply funds management so I am told. We all know that it is not really that simple. On paper it is easy to create a budget and allocate spending and saving to cover everything we need. But we don't live "on paper". You can't plan for every financial event or crisis you will face. So although finance is simply funds management, how [...]

Health

When we think about health in general, we equate it with illness or disease. We consider a healthy person as one to be free of illness or disease but there is much more to health. Overall health encompasses so many other aspects such as: mental health, social well-being, and physical health. In order to be healthy we need to make sure all the [...]

Working

There has been an age old debate about which is better working moms or stay at home moms. Society constantly pits the two against each other. This is a disservice to all mothers. Whether you work outside of the home or in the home it is still a job. Each has its own set of trials and tribulations but at the end of the day it is all work. Now [...]


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