Thursday, October 2, 2014

28 weeks!

Today I'm 28 weeks pregnant! So far pregnancy has been awesome. Little to no sickness, not too much pain, and baby is healthy! We found out we are having a boy :)! Much to my surprise because I was thinking girl this whole time haha.

Here is the revealing cupcake at the gender reveal.

Here is a current belly pic, don't mind the no make was my day off work lol.

We worked on the nursery this weekend! My mom and sister came down and worked their butts off to make my vision come to life. It's not complete but the tough part is done...the painting. Here are some pics.
Mapping out the chevron wall.  This took some math, a laser level, and a couple perfectionists.

The taping of the wall is complete. Now to be sure to only paint gray in the correct lines.

Doing some touch ups....don't worry, we got that one spot you're looking at ;)

The finished love with this room! Now we just need to put up gray curtains, add a rug to the floor and do finishing touches! I can't wait until it's complete.

Friday, July 25, 2014

week 18

Yikes! It's been almost a month since I have posted! I have been consumed by work. If I'm not at the clinic, I'm at Grizzly's. If I'm not at Grizzly's then I'm sleeping at home.

I'm 18 weeks pregnant now! Baby is the size of a bell pepper. Baby's ears are approaching their final position and their eyes may be able to detect light. Baby's bones are continuing to harden.

I have been able to feel some flutters. I can't wait until I can feel an actual kick! I have an appointment on Tuesday, and then my big ultra sound in a week or two!

Here are some baby bump pictures! I'm starting to show!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gender Prediction Wives Tales

I am now 14 weeks (tomorrow officially).  So far this pregnancy has been easy peasy.  I haven't gotten sick yet.  I have some aches and pains, but that's about it.  Oh and the tiredness... I have fallen asleep more times on the couch than I care to admit. 

So I am planning on doing something small with my immediate family for a gender reveal.  I feel like I know what it is, but who really knows except the baby at this point!  I have been doing some research and found a fun list of Wives Tales that predict the gender.  Let's go through some items on that list shall we?

1. Heart Rate:
If the baby's heart rate is above 140bpm it's said to be a girl. If it's under 140bpm than it will be a  boy.  Gender prediction: GIRL - first ultra sound it was 160. Yesterday it was 156.

2. Shape of Belly:
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl.  If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, its a boy. Gender prediction: inconclusive - I have no belly (let me rephrase that) I have no BUMP yet. nadda, nothing,... are you in there little fetus?

3. Acne:
If you have acne while pregnant, it's a girl. It's thought that the acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. Gender prediction: GIRL -  yes I have more acne :(

4. Cravings:
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnancy you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice then you are having a baby girl. Gender prediction: GIRL - bring me all the cookies, cakes and donuts you can! - oh wait, doc only wants me to gain 10-15lbs...

5. Moodiness and a Little Pecker (ha!)
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have more extra girl hormones in you. If your pregnancy makes you smile and be more happy you are having a boy because there is a little penis inside of you (lol). Gender prediction: BOY - I have been a happy little camper thus far

6. Chinese Gender Chart
the Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month she conceived. Gender prediction: GIRL - it worked for my mom and a couple of my cousins!

7. Dream of Sex of Baby
If you are having dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having. Gender prediction: GIRL - I dreamt that I had a boy and kept leaving it places and forgot that it was my child... yikes!!!

8. Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she is having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she is having a boy. Gender prediction: BOY - I have been dropping things left and right

9. Side You Most Rest On
If the pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she is having a boy.  If she prefers the right side, it's a girl. Gender prediction: GIRL

10. Morning Sickness
if you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it's a boy.  If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy count on a girl. Gender prediction: BOY - what's morning sickness?

I have 6 for girl and 3 for boy with one inconclusive.. We will find out in August!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The hardest secret EVER to keep!

Disclaimer: This post may be a little TMI...

April 28th... A date I will remember for a long time.

That day I had my first interview with Mankato Clinic at 9am.  I was then scheduled to work at Grizzly's to bartend from 10:30-5:30. Towards the end of my shift one of the servers came in early to eat before her shift.  She sat at the bar and we started talking about her pregnancy.  She was 8 months pregnant, but that day she said she started having contractions and leaking fluid.  HOLY CRAP!!! She should not have been working, but contractions were still far enough apart, maybe walking for a couple hours would help move the labor along.  We knew she was going to have this baby boy this week.. which was about 3 weeks early.

She had asked me if I had gotten my period yet. (Most people would think, what the heck? that's an inappropriate question, but I am an open book sometimes)  People at work knew I had gotten off the pill March 20th.  That was right before graduation.  It was now April 28th and I still hadn't gotten my period yet.  I had taken pregnancy tests up until 2 weeks prior and they were all negative, so I thought that I would wait longer until I take another one, because those things aren't cheap. 

I told her that I hadn't gotten it yet, but I "feel" like I should be getting it any day now.. with the cramps and the tiredness.  Anyway, I ran to the store for her because she was leaking a little, so I bought her panty liners so she would make it through the shift without completely ruining her undies. While I was at the store, I thought, what the heck, I will pick up a pregnancy test, just for shits and giggles. 

That night I get home. I didn't want to tell Nate that I had bought more tests, because he was thinking it was a waste of money.  We both thought that I wouldn't ovulate until after I got my period.  Since I missed my period in March and now in April, I wasn't ovulating. (things I read on the internet).  SO I took the test in private just for my own peace of mind. It came back positive!

I looked at that test for the longest time, making sure that the two lines actually means pregnant!  I went out into the living room and said "Honey, I took a pregnancy test and it was positive!"  He was at first upset that I didn't tell him I was taking one, but I honestly thought it was going to be another negative test.  Then his face changed into a smile.  I still didn't believe it at the time. I wanted to take another one that night, but we agreed I would take it first thing in the morning.

The next morning I get up, tell him I am going to take the test and proceed to the bathroom. It turned positive immediately. HOLY CRAP. I knew we were trying, but this happened REALLY fast! 

That day, I had to work.  How am I going to keep this secret to myself?  I had to.  Throughout my shift I still was thinking, maybe it was a fluke.  Maybe those two tests in that pack were faulty, I should probably try another brand, JUST to be sure.  So that night, I again go out and buy the digital pregnancy test and take it. Again, it said PREGNANT.  OK, this is for real now.  Now I really need to get the Mankato Clinic job... would they hire me if I am pregnant?  I am not going to tell them. If I don't get a job there, how was I going to get insurance?  Grizzly's doesn't offer insurance... we planned this pregnancy, but I honestly thought it was going to take me at least 6 months to get pregnant considering that I was on the pill for 13 years.

I didn't even know how far along I was.  Since I missed my period in March, I hadn't gotten a period since February.  But I was still on the pill in February and most of March.  So I could be anywhere from 6-10 weeks pregnant.. I had no clue.

We decided to tell my parents that weekend.  Even though I for sure yet didn't have a job and insurance was tough to get.  I knew those questions were going to pop up.  We were meeting them for dinner anyway and I couldn't keep it from them any longer. They were thrilled! What a relief. 

Mankato Clinic

I couldn't believe I passed the NCLEX.  It was official, I am a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). I have those initials behind my name now.  I was SO incredibly happy!!!!  My next step was to continue applying for nursing jobs around the Mankato area.  I had already applied for the Mankato Clinic, but I had to put in the application that I wasn't licensed yet.  So, I thought I would update the application to say that I was officially licensed.  Then my phone rings.

It's Mankato Clinic - they want an INTERVIEW!!! HOLY CRAP!!! This is beginning to be a very good day!  Were they watching the board of nursing website also?  Did they know that I JUST found out that morning that I passed the NCLEX?

I set up an interview time for April 28th.  This will become a very important date for me.

April 28th I have an interview with Mankato Clinic Human Resources.  They decide if the employee is the right fit for the job and then give you options of what departments you want to work for depending on what departments are looking to hire.  The departments I had to choose from was OB/GYN, Pediatrics, a floating position, urgent care and Urology.  I chose to interview with the OB/GYN department and pediatrics at first.  My ultimate choice was to work in the OB/GYN department. So, HR set up times with the nursing managers at those locations. HR also called me saying that the floating position manager really wanted to meet with me also, I am not one to turn down an interview so I agreed.  On May 1st I had interviews in 3 departments.  The HR person I was in contact with and I soon were contacting each other on almost a daily basis.  Unfortunately, OB/GYN department hired internally.  But hey, I would rather lose to a person that already had some pull than to another recent graduate, so I wasn't too upset about it.  Pediatrics was still not going to decide for a couple more weeks, and I never heard back from the floating position.  In the mean time, I get another call from HR asking if I was interested in working in Urgent Care.  YES! I actually had some of my clinical experience in Urgent Care and I loved it.  So we set up an interview and this interview seemed different. 

The location was not at the main clinic, it was a separate building on another part of town.  The manager was very down to earth and my interview was pretty much a conversation about working there.  I felt like I was hired, but didn't want to get my hopes up too high.  We agreed to do a 2 hour following experience so I could get to know the facility more and the staff could "feel me out" - (that was my own perception).  I absolutely loved it.  

The next morning I get a call.. I got the job!


Once I passed nursing school, there was still one more test that had to be done.  This was the most important test of my career.  If I don't pass the NCLEX, my whole school experience would have been for nothing and my life would have be put on hold.

Since day one of nursing school we have heard about this test.  We were given practice questions.  We were told to start going through the NCLEX book and studying for the test from the very beginning.  If anyone knows me... I procrastinate. I wait until I absolutely feel pressured to study and then I study, I study every free chance I get, I study until the text is blurry.

I scheduled the test for April 23, 2014. At the time of registration I was still a month out. I had time, I wasn't going to stress about it. I was finally getting back into working at the restaurant full time. I was also working on my resume, cover letter, getting my letters of recommendation, and starting to apply for jobs. I was enjoying my free time and taking a break from school.

Two weeks later I still have not opened the NCLEX book.  Panic starts to take place.  I had two weeks to remember all the things I have learned in nursing school, plus some. Finally I open the NCLEX book.  I just started doing practice questions right away.  This would get me comfortable in how the questions are going to be worded and what to look for in each question. 

The questions are multiple choice, math, put in the correct sequence, and visual (place the curser on the correct part of the body). For multiple choice there are 2 right answers and 2 wrong answers, my job was to pick the MOST correct answer.

My study method was to do as many practice questions as I can.  The ones I get wrong I would read the reasoning of the right answer.  I got through about 400 questions in 2 weeks.  Which wasn't that much, but that's what I did. 

The day before the test I stayed with my parents since their house was only about 15 minutes from the testing location, as opposed to a 90 minute drive the morning of. They recommend putting everything away by 5pm the night before the test and just relax... YEAH, RIGHT.

I hardly slept that night, I was so nervous that I didn't study enough, that I wasn't smart enough.  I drove to the test site and was shaking. My mind felt like there was a literal fog in it.  I tried deep breathing and relaxing.  I was called into the testing room and my test started.

It was all on the computer.  You could not go back once you answered a question. The test was anywhere from 85 questions to 200 questions and would stop any time after 85 questions.  We had 5 hours to take the test. I was trying to read each question carefully, remember the tips and the tricks that I learned throughout the 2 years of nursing school.  Remember my ABC's ( no not the alphabet, but Airway, Breathing, Circulation) which was a big part of the test.  My test did not stop after 85 questions.  I kept plugging away. Some questions I knew immediately, and some I had to take my best educated guess on.

I get to a question which was about the proper way to insert a breathing tube. WE WERE NEVER TAUGHT THIS!!!! I had to put the steps in the correct sequence.  I could pretty much figure it out, but there were 2 steps that I kept switching back and forth. I spent what seemed like 5 minutes answering that question and just said "screw it" and hit submit. My screen turned black.  That was the end of the test.  Oh, how I wanted one more question to end the test on a confident note, but that was not an option anymore. I was dismissed from the testing facility, went to my car, called Nate and started crying.  I really didn't think I passed. I was pissed.

There were a couple ways to figure out if you passed the test or not.  One way was to try to register for the test again.  They say if you can't register for the test, you have passed.  The second option was to register on the board of nursing website and they will post if you are a nurse or not within 24 hours.  Third, was to pay the testing organization (more money) to find out quick results.  I just paid over 300.00 for this test, I wasn't going to give them a dime more.  So later that night with Nate, I tried to register for the test again, but I couldn't. Good news?! I, of course, didn't  believe it. So then, I registered on the board of nursing website and it said my results weren't posted yet.  I think I refreshed that page 100 times that night to see if they were posted.

The next morning, I try again. It said, Exam results: PASSED.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I successfully competed LPN nursing school!  Woohoo!!! I have never been more worried about graduating school... especially still during finals week!  Nursing school is something else.  You play a whole new ball game.  I still have to take the NCLEX sometime at the end of the month or early May.  Once I pass that test I will officially have a nursing license!  This is such a huge accomplishment for me.  I am SO ready to get out of the restaurant business full time, and only use it for extra cash. 

This week Nate and I have been good about going to the gym this week!  We have gone Monday, Tuesday and Today (Thursday). I like to do workout classes while he lifts weights.  Today's workout class was h.a.r.d.  It was called Total Body Conditioning which I thought was going to be different workout moves with weights.  It should have been called "Step Aerobics".  We didn't stop moving!  It was all stepping on the aerobic step.  I could not keep up.  15 minutes in I was sweating and struggling to keep up and she said "that was a good warm-up, let's get started!"  That was the warmup?!?!?!?!  I tried keeping up with the instructor.  I tried to move effortlessly while switching legs or moves.  I am surprised I didn't trip over my own feet.  I would like to say I never want to go back to that class again, but at the same time I want to challenge myself.  And it was a good workout to say the least. 

I have been tracking what I have been eating on MyFitnessPal again (shansen1111).  That is going ok. I have been good and tracking everything is going into my mouth, but I still find myself snacking when I know I shouldn't.  I am always going to struggle with mindless snacking.

Friday, March 7, 2014

2 weeks until graduation.. hopefully!

2 weeks tomorrow is my graduation.  2 WEEKS!!! There is a lot I can still do to screw up in 2 weeks.  That is what my anxiety is focusing on right now.  I had to take a test today.  I have no clue how I did.  Since I did pretty well on my last two exams, I have a 85% average on test scores going into this exam.  So, technically I only need a 64% on this exam to keep a 78% average in the class. So, I could get 18 wrong on the exam.  When put in those terms, it doesn't seem that bad.  (I should have been a math major haha)  BUT I was a good buffer going into the final, so I am hoping for an 80% on the exam or better.  Hopefully she will get the scores posted by Sunday.  Then, I have to just pass the final exam, a proctored ATI exam, and a practice NCLEX exam... in the next two weeks... shoot me now. 

2 more weeks.

I was looking through my pictures I took this week, but they consist of the work schedule and some before pictures of my body.  I am challenging myself to do a full application of itworks wraps and taking the supplements to see what kind of results I can see in 30 days.  I am taking a daily picture of my stomach from the front and the side.  In 27 days I will show everyone just how well the itworks products really do work!!

I have also been on a good 3 day a week running schedule, that I have stuck to for the past 3 weeks!  Today I ran 22 minutes non stop. Next week we will bump that up to 25 minutes.  It is so awesome to be able to run and not feel like I am dying.  I am enjoying it!  I still remember when running for 1 minute felt I couldn't breath and my legs were falling off. 

1/2 Marathon is in 7 months and 12 days.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Nate's birthdays

This weekend was Nate and Nate jrs birthday. Yes, they fall on the same day. Yes, it makes my life even more confusing when talking about them. It was also Bockfest, which is a beer festival at a brewery about 30 minutes away. We have friends that come into town every year for Bockfest, so we had quite a busy weekend!

Nate jr wanted his birthday at Mount Kato which is a ski/tubing place like 2 miles away from our house. It was fun! He had a good turn out of kids that came! He slept over at his grandmas house that night with all his cousins.

That night we celebrated Nate's 32nd birthday by going out to dinner and going out for drinks.

Yesterday we had a Dexter marathon day. We are finally on the last season! I heard the series finale we will see! 11 episodes to go!

Today I went to the gym and continued with my couch to 10 k. I am starting to see physical changes in my body and I can feel how my body is adapting to this new life style. Its awesome :)

This post I am doing on my phone so I can share pictures. I am very illiterate when it comes to technology, but my husband just told me that I can email my pics on my phone to myself so I can blog on the computer. Duh. So I will do that next time lol. In the mean time, here are the pics I took this weekend :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Body Reform

Made it to the gym 3 days this week so far! Monday and Wednesday I ran week 5 of the couch to 10K program.  Today I went to Body Reform.  I have been to this class a half dozen times, but not consistently.  I want that to change.  It's a great class!  Works your whole body.  Uses weights, which is awesome because I have no clue how to incorporate weights into my workout yet.   The half marathon is in less than 8 months.  I know that seems like a long ways away, but I need that amount of time to get into shape and run a decent time!

Isn't this the truth?  I was just telling myself the other day, that I am so sick of waking up FAT.  Now is the time to do something about it.  After 3 days in the gym this week and watching what I am eating, I am feeling pretty good.  When I feel good, I want to keep going! Just. Keep. Going.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Garage Kitty

We had a visitor for the past week.  A garage kitty.  We do not know how long she had been in our garage before she showed her face.  Nate was in the garage working on the snowmobile with his cousin and all of a sudden this cat appears!  We went to the neighbor's house to see if it was theirs, and it wasn't.  We took pictures of the cat and posted ads on facebook and checked some lost pet sites.  We kept it in the garage for a week because our house is not fit for a cat.  It would come out in the afternoons mostly.  We had food and water for the cat because we didn't want it to starve.  Finally after a week it gave us sad eyes when we were walking into the house, so we brought it in.  Panzer was obsessed with the cat and would not leave it alone.  Sadie would sniff it and then do her own thing.  We kept the cat over night and decided it would be best to call animal control.  We don't have enough room for another animal, otherwise we probably would have kept it.  Animal control said they would keep it for a couple days then give it to the humane society.  I researched the humane society in our area and they do NOT euthanize animals that have been there a while, they keep them there until they get a home.  That's good!  This cat was super friendly and will make a great pet.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Pity Party for 1

So many things going on right now.  I am on an emotional roller coaster.  I cannot WAIT to be done with school.  I really hope I graduate in 6 weeks like planned.  I just get so worried about the exams that I can't concentrate on studying. It sounds ridiculous because most people would be more prone to study if they are worried about the exam, but my mind doesn't work that way.  I think about all the situations that might happen if I don't pass.  It may look like I am reading the book and turning the pages, but I will all of a sudden "read" 10 pages and have no clue what I just read.  I didn't go to class today because we had a midterm, so I emailed that I was "sick".  Luckily, the whole class felt unprepared for the exam and the instructor decided to push the test back a week, so I didn't miss anything it looks like.

That's another thing.  Rasmussen doesn't have a clue what it takes to teach a class.  They think they can hire any old nurse that wants to change their career a little and think they know how to instruct a class of students.  They have no clue what they are doing.  I can say I do.  I have a bachelor's degree in education.  I know how to teach.  My instructors when I was getting my bachelor's had nothing but good things to say of my way of teaching.  My students didn't know I was a "student teacher" they thought I WAS their teacher. That says a lot.  Why I didn't go into teaching is another post all together.  The point is, these nursing instructors are setting us up to fail. There is a reason 50% of the people I started with ended up failing a class and have been put back.  I am one of them.  If I fail this class, I am out of the program.  I am supposed to graduate in 6 weeks and I am scared shitless that I wont.


On to the next topic.  My body.  I have gained close to 50 lbs since being in a relationship with Nate. We both have a problem with food.  I can't get it back on track unless he gets it back on track.  You know how hard it is to eat a salad when they are eating pizza?  Or not to eat the cookies that are in the house?  I know I need to be disciplined, but I am not. I am weak.  I need help.  We both need help. I signed up for a half marathon in October.  That gives me 8 months to run 13.1 miles.  The hardest part is to get to the gym.

I know I am having a "Sarah pity party for 1". I will get better.  Maybe I just needed to get it out.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Made 50 Extra dollars!

Almost done with the first week of the last quarter of nursing school to become an LPN.  The first 5 weeks of the quarter are going to be tough!  Wednesdays especially.  Yesterday I my day started at 4:45 in the morning and I didn't get home from work until around 11:30 at night.  I had to be at clinicals at 6 in the morning. 

Holy crap, I was a little over whelmed at clinicals.  It was our first day at that site and with that instructor.  She picked me to be the "Team Leader" which meant I was to act like the nurse manager of the nursing students.  The rest of the students had a patient they were to focus on for the day.  My job was to go to the nurses in charge of 2 wings and see what kind of treatments had to be done during that shift.  These treatments can include vital signs, any sort of cream they need applied, blood glucose checks, etc.  Once I got that list, I had to tell the students what I wanted them to do, schedule their breaks and make sure I get all the blood glucose checks done at the right time.  I had one nurse that was super helpful and was very welcoming to students.  The other nurse however... holy crap.. I was intimidated.  I went up to her to introduce myself and she said "what do you want?!?!" yikes.. well I just needed her list. So she gave me a "list" and went on her way.  I was also to report during the shift back to the nurses to let them know what us students have gotten done and report anything from the patients that needed to be reported (abnormal blood pressure, pain, etc.) and to find that one nurse and catch up with her was a workout in itself! haha  Needless to say, the day ended up going by pretty fast with all the responsibilities I had to do, which was good.

I got home around 2:30 and relaxed on the couch with Nate until 4:30.  I was trying my hardest not to fall asleep.  I worked on my blanket and looked for snow pants online. We are going snowmobiling in a couple weeks up north and I realized I don't have a pair of snow pants!  Still have to find some, I had to go to work before we could decide on a pair. 

Work was fine.  A lot of big parties, some of which didn't have a reservation, so finding a spot to put them can be difficult.  I was managing on Wednesday night, so I was helping the servers as much as I could by either running their food, seating tables, and I even took a couple orders so the servers could catch up with what they were doing.  An eleven top came in around 7:30 and the only spot to put them was in a section where the server was already working on a 10 top and a 12 top.  That is a lot of work as a server.  I decided to greet them right away and see how the server was doing.  I ended up doing all the work for the table so I kept them until they left.  I ended up making 50 extra dollars from them!  That was a nice little extra for the night! 

Once I got home I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open, I hung out with Nate for about an hour and finally decided it was time for bed.

Today I had the day off from school and work :).  I tried to work on some homework, but it was really nice to just relax.  I worked on some It Works stuff like messaging people on Facebook about joining the company and trying the product.  I also have texted others.  I hate always advertising, but I also want this company to grow, and this is the only way I know how to do it, so if you are annoyed... I'm sorry. 

I also made some very delicious banana bread with cinnamon chips!  My house smells amazing right now!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Goals of 2014

So today marks the first full week of 2014.  I have so many things I am trying to do better at this year.  It almost seems over whelming.  One of the things is blogging more.  Even if I think my day was boring, I will write about it.  I used to write in my diary growing up almost daily, so I don't see how this is different. (except for the constantly talking about my crush of the month and who my friends are that week). 

School also started today (my last quarter!!!) Except its a "snow day".  The governor shut down all k-12 because of the arctic temps. Rasmussen also decided to close their doors.  Right now it is -20 feels like -40.  That's f*cking cold!! So, today I took a nice long hot shower, and I am sitting next to a space heater in sweats crocheting a blanket, watching Vanderpump Rules.  (a very trashy reality tv show that I can't seem to look away from).  Tomorrow I start clinicals again at 6:30 in the morning (ugh).  Have I mentioned I am NOT a morning person?! 

Tonight is Grizzly's annual Christmas Party.  I am not going.  I have clinicals early tomorrow, so I want to be in bed by the time the party starts.  The Grizzlys party is not a classy dinner holiday party.. it's a drinking "Olympic" games, getting drunk, and not remembering what happened the night before type of party.  Another reason I don't want to go. I am trying to not drink so much this year.  AND we aren't allowed to bring our significant other.. BUT our GM invited this crazy 80 year old lady who is one of our regulars... I don't really agree with that decision, since we aren't supposed to bring guests.

Another "resolution" I have this year is to be more involved with It Works.  I am a distributor and I can potentially make a lot of money, if I just get out there and "blitz" (advertise the product).  I have been at it for like 6 months and have 5 loyal customers and no distributors under me.  womp womp.  So it's time to change my business approach, get outside my comfort zone and start making some money!  I love all the products I have tried, and my loyal customers are very happy! 

Well that's all for now.  I'm going to continue with my blanket.. but it might not be done until next winter!