Saturday, April 12, 2008

Passing the Buck

Don't you hate the "pass the buck" mentality? I can't understand why people think that it let's them off the hook when they try to pin their inadequacies on someone else. Famous last words, "that's not my job, xyz, is in charge of that". Knowing full well that someone told you that they were in charge of it and that's the only reason why you came to them in the first place. I don't know, maybe it's just me.

When I am in charge of something, I try to make sure all t's are crossed and all i's dotted. And I definitely have broad enough shoulders to take the heat if I mess up. I guess I am a relic in these days and times. Some wise women told me this once, around Fall 1991........
"Excuses are monuments of nothingness, those who use them seldom accomplish anything."

*black power fist*

Married with Kids

So, I'm working full time, going to graduate school, my husband's in grad school, and we have 3 kids all under the age of 10. Now, as you can figure, my spare time is ZERO. But for all of you busy mom's I have found a little nugget to share that may help some with being all things to everyone in your home. I don't remember how I ending up doing this, but it is definitely a great idea. I took one of my daughter's favorite storybooks and recorded myself reading it. When she wants me to read her a story and she sees me busy, she'll just go get her portable cd player w/headphones and listen to me read her story. I plan on recording several more, but I know you can buy books on tape. However, nothing beats mommy reading the story! My daughter absolutely loves it!

All you need is a cheap microphone to plug into your computer and you can record it on any music player that you use. I happened to use the media software that came with my Creative Zen player. I did a cd, but you could do a cassette if that's easier for you. It was so worth my time.

Good Stuff

Okay, so I am seriously a beauty product junkie. So much so that, when I run out of any type of facial product all I have to do is pull another from my cabinet. That's what happened a few days ago. I ran out of my liquid eye makeup remover. I decided to bust out these cleansing cloths that I had bought on clearance from Tarjay. OMG....those cloths are the bombay. I used it on my whole face and was amazed at how clean my face felt. Some removers leave kind of like a film on your face, but this one cleaned like soap and water. It was so refreshing. It has a smooth side and an exfoliating side. The product is Pond's Exfoliating Clean Sweep-Cucumber Cleansing Towelettes. These things are a must for this summer, when you can't get to a sink but you want to clean your face. And for the gym? These things would be a lifesaver for when you plan on showering when you get home, but just want to clean your face. I got mine in a double pack for $3 on clearance. Check'em out if you get a chance!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008