Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Forgotten Appointment

While I appreciate the doctor's office in making those appointments 6-months into the totally unknown future, I tend to do one of two things: 1) Go home and write it down right away in the calendar
2) Go home and wait for the office to send a postcard or call me a week before showing them that I'm still alive and well. Usually the events go off without a hitch.

Today I realized, I can no longer put off going to the dentist. Afraid that the beginnings of a small cavity would work its way into a root canal as that tingling sensation continues, I call the dentist for an appointment and ask for an available time for a back-to-back cleaning and filling in the next 4 days. As the receptionist checks her schedule, she says quite as surprised as I am, "You already have an appointment for a cleaning and a filling" in 3 days! Guess it really is time for me to take care of this!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Nordic Naturals Back-To-School Campaign

I've really appreciated the information and updates from Healthy Child Healthy World on keeping my family safe and healthy naturally. Now until Oct. 31, 2012 Nordic Naturals, the leading manufacturer of omega-3 supplements, is donating $1 of selected children's products purchased (at Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Pharmaca, and other independent health food stores) to Healthy Child Healthy World. Look for their Nordic Berries, Omega-3 Gummies, Childrens' DHA, and Baby's DHA. Let's help keep our children safe and healthy naturally!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ah Matey, Are You Collecting Swag Booty Yet?

Coming up on Sept. 19th is talk Like A Pirate Day, and Swagbucks will have a Swag Code Treasure Hunt and also a Mega Swag Booty Day! If you still haven't heard about Swagbucks, sign up and as you search the internet (along with many other options like watching clips online or playing games), you can earn Swagbucks which can be redeemed for varies gifts like Amazon or Target gift cards -- very helpful for the up-coming holiday season!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Back Again!

Hi friends! While I have not intended on giving you the silent treatment, I do apologize for the lack of communication. The last time you heard from me, I was taking 4 semester hours of graduate courses online, while quickly preparing to take my 3 year old with me on a trans-pacific flight. I didn't realize the amount of stress I was under until my body reminded me that it was extremely taxed (and I had to double check that I was not pregnant).

Unlike most women, I have the unfortunate inability of multi-tasking. I found this out during our small group of married couples; as we were going through the different perspectives, I had the rather odd experience of recognizing that I like focusing on one task at a time and that I can sometimes have a "nothing box!" It does stress me out to have multiple things going on at the same time, and when that happens, I'm often dumbfounded and too confused to be anything close to effective. I tried to solve my problems by thinking through how others do it, but those women are able to multi-task much better than I do. Up until a few days ago, I was thinking that I'd better focus on what's physically in front of me, since I can't handle too much anyways. But I'm thankful for a dear Facebook friend who wrote to inquire about this blog, and she encouraged me to do what I can. So here I am . . . and I'm going to do what I can! Since I can't multi-task, I'm going to give this blog time at the beginning and at the end of the week -- if I'm not there, be a friend and see if I'm still alive! But I'm going to try to adapt because it's not all or nothing, right?!?

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