Oct 8, 2011

Out of the Darkness

So, today I participated in the Out of the Darkness walk in memory of my father and all others who have been affected in some way by suicide. I went expecting to walk alone, but was almost immediately approached by a woman who saw that I was alone and she walked with me. She had recently lost her cousin to suicide, and then she introduced me to another woman who had lost her father to suicide. I went alone and came out with what I hope will become a local support group. I have tons of support from across the country, but it always helps to have someone nearby as well. Following the walk, there was a candlelight vigil (unfortunately, the candles were quick burning and burnt our hands). Nonetheless, it was touching. There was also touching music by a great local band called Blue Mother Tupelo. At the very end we all recited the following poem by Sandy Martin, titled, Lifekeeper Promise

Someone we love did not keep their life.
In pain and anguish, they ended their strife.

In this lifetime on earth, we'll  see them no more
Yet, we carry them always in our soul, in our core.

Now we're left here and we must stay.
We have life to live in the fullest each day.

For we are the LifeKeepers, Truth Bearers, Peace Seekers
We are the wounded
We are the healed
We are the LifeKeepers-our commitment now sealed.
-Sandy Martin

It was very healing to finally be around others who have dealt with the same pain. There was a mix of emotions-smiles, laughs, anger & most of all, lots of tears. The most touching thing I witnessed was a group of firefighters who had lost a fellow firefighter to suicide. Enough with words, I'm going to share some photos from today's event.

My green ribbon symbolizing the loss of a father to suicide.
<3

Jul 28, 2011

Fleeing Facebook...

So, the first step to recovery is admitting the problem, right? Well, I recently realized I had a Facebook problem. I found myself checking it on my phone every morning when I woke up, before I went to bed, and everywhere in between. I also found myself updating my status like every 5 minutes and posting pictures of pointless things just because. FB was consuming my life, and I knew it was time to take a break and go on a FB hiatus. During that time I was able to step outside and look in and clearly see that nobody cared about what I was eating for dinner, where I was at every minute of the day (plus, that was just an invitation for stalkers), etc. During my hiatus I have been reading more, spending more quality time with family, sleeping better, yada...yada...yada. I'm not completely kicking FB to the curb, but I'm only allowing myself to check it twice a day, MAX, and I promise to only take pictures of fascinating things such as aliens, celebrities, and other oddities.:)
-KBN

Jul 1, 2011

92 Truths

So, I stole this from my much younger second cousin on FB, but I need to write here goes:



WHAT WAS YOUR:



1. last beverage = Diet Coke


2. last phone call =Ant


3. Last text message = Amy


4. last song you listened to = "Best of You," by the Foo Fighters


5. last time you cried = two or three days ago (I'm not a big crier)






HAVE YOU EVER:



6. dated someone twice = yes



7. been cheated on =yes



8. kissed someone & regretted it = yes


9. lost someone special = Yes



10. been depressed = Yes



11. been drunk and threw up =yes


LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS: (In order)



12. pink


13. Tiffany blue

14. cornflower blue






LAST YEAR (2010), YOU:



15. Made a new friend, who? = I made many new friends thanks to Zumba- Brooke & Jeffrey just to name a few


16. Fallen out of love = yes



17. Laughed until you cried = Yes



18. Met someone who changed you = absolutely



19. Found out who your true friends were = most definitely



20. Found out someone was talking about you = um, like always...


21. Kissed anyone on your FB friend's list = Yes



GENERAL:



22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life = most of them believe it or not


24. Do you have any pets = yes, a shih-tzu & a turtle



25. Do you want to change your name?= yes, actually, I want to change my middle name from Diane to Jane



26. What did you do for your last birthday = I had a huge 80's bash for the big 3-0-it was spectacular!


27. What time did you wake up today = 9:15 am



28. What were you doing at midnight last night = billing


29. Name something you CANNOT wait for =to sell our house so we can buy a new one!


30. Last time you saw your mother = 04/08/11


31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life = a lot of things starting with a healthier diet.





MY LIFE AS WE SPEAK



32. What are you listening to right now = Liv's watching Rugrats on Netflix so that's what I'm listenting to (yay).



33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom? = yes



34. What's getting on your nerves right now = the fact that my husband just started the dishwasher and I was getting ready to hop in the shower.


37. Nickname = Pink (well, at least it was in college)



38. Relationship Status = married



39. Zodiac sign = Sagittarius



40. He or She = huh? he or she did what?;) (she)



41. Elementary School = Piedmont


42. Middle School = Maury


43. High School =Jefferson County


44. Hair color = dark brown


45. Tall or short = short-ish


46. Height = 5'3"



47. Do you have a crush on someone? = Bruce Willis



48. What do you like about yourself? = that I make it to the gym at least 3 times per week, and I can finally do the tripod headstand in yoga.


49. Piercings? = ears and nose


50. Tattoos = just got my 5th one a couple of weeks ago.


51. Righty or lefty= Righty







FIRSTS:



52. First surgery = wisdom teeth extraction


53. First piercing = Ears



54. First best friend = Jennifer Chambers

55. First sport you joined = karate


56. First vacation = myrtle beach


58. First pair of trainers = im sorry what? (what my cousin said)







RIGHT NOW:



59. Eating = nothing.


60. Drinking = nothing


61. I'm about to = well, I was about to hop in the shower until the hubster started the dishwasher (see above)


62. Listening to = still the tv



63. Waiting for = the dishwasher to stop running! (see above)


64. Want kids? = got one



65. Get Married? = again?


66. Career? = Social Work


WHICH IS BETTER :



67. Lips or eyes = eyes



68. Hugs or kisses = hugs


69. Shorter or taller = indifferent


70. Older or Younger = Older



71. Romantic or spontaneous = spontaneous


72. Nice stomach or nice arms = stomach



73. Sensitive or loud = Sensitive



75. Trouble maker or hesitant = both










HAVE YOU EVER:



76. Kissed a stranger = yes (Spring break Panama City 2001)



77. Drank hard liquor = Yes



78. Lost glasses/contacts = lost sunglasses



79. Cried over a Girlfriend = yes



80. Broke someone's heart = yes


81. Had your own heart broken? = yes, but most of them later regretted it;)


82. Been arrested? = No



83. Turned someone down = Yes



84. Cried when someone died = yes



85. Fallen for a friend = Yes







DO YOU BELIEVE IN:



86. Yourself = depends on the day


87. Miracles = yes



88. Love at first sight = no, but I believe in lust at first sight



90. Santa Claus = no


91. Kiss on the first date = sure






92. Angels = yes



I can't believe I'm 30 and just completed this...I need ideas people!

Jun 15, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 12:

A song by a band I hate (I think my friend AMC chose this one as well-I remember us having a convo on how dumb some of the lyrics are)-Nickelback's "Photograph."



Jun 14, 2011

Jun 13, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge...

A song that makes me fall asleep-Sarah McLachlan's  "U Want Me 2." This is on my ipod's lullaby mix:



Jun 12, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge-Day 9

A song that I can dance to-Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull "On the Floor." I love to dance to this at zumba class.:)

Jun 11, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 8

A song I know all of the words to-"Last Tears," by the Indigo Girls (I always sang this to Liv when she was a baby):

Jun 10, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge-Day 7

A song that reminds me of a certain event:

Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston's "When you Believe." My best friend Amber and I sang this @ our HS graduation in 1999. Go JCHS Patriots!:)

Jun 9, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge-Day 6

A song that reminds me of somewhere (spring break 2001 Panama City):

Jun 8, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 5

A song that reminds me of someone (this is a tough one as almost every song reminds me of one person or another so I'm just going to pick what first comes to mind):



Jun 6, 2011

Jun 5, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge-Day 2

Day 2-My least fave song (for some reason I just find this song so annoying):



Jun 4, 2011

Remembering Ronnie

Check out the memorial site I created for my dad: Remembering Ronnie

30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE

I stole this idea from a friend-here are the rules:


day 01 - your favorite song


day 02 - your least favorite song


day 03 - a song that makes you happy


day 04 - a song that makes you sad


day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone


day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere


day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event


day 08 - a song that you know all the words to


day 09 - a song that you can dance to


day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep


day 11 - a song from your favorite band


day 12 - a song from a band you hate


day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure


day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love


day 15 - a song that describes you


day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate


day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio


day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio


day 19 - a song from your favorite album


day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry


day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy


day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad


day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding


day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral


day 25 - a song that makes you laugh


day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument


day 27 - a song that you wish you could play


day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty


day 29 - a song from your childhood


day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

Day 1-My fave song:

May 15, 2011

Words...

Words have so much meaning, even if we don't realize it right away-this is one of the last emails I received from my dad before he took his own life:

Kelly,




You don’t know how good that makes me feel…I also want to apologize for anything that I have done…you know that I love you so much and have missed you so much…I have so much that I would like to talk to you about and share with you….I just hope that we can get back to the way we once were….I love you so much and I think you know that….it is time for all this to be over and be Father and Daughter again…please send me a friend request on FB..there is so much of my research I have done that I would love for you to see and talk to you about …



I love you so much,



Dad

May 10, 2011

Never Lose Hope...

                                                   




Putting a Face on Suicide


day three - Tribute Pages

Ronnie Barnes - Age 58

Every 15 minutes someone dies by suicide in the United States, that’s 96 or so people each day; those are the statistics. These are their faces …Tribute to My Dad

By: Putting a Face on Suicide

Apr 24, 2011

Where was I When this Happened?

So, I look happy in this picture right? (yeah, I know poor Liv looks more like she's in pain hehe) Today is Easter-this picture was taken this morning after a wonderful church service and breakfast with family.  If one could only know how much pain is behind my smile. I've always been known for having a smile on my face, but don't let it fool you, because it doesn't always mean I'm happy. I think this is why some people feel as if they can be insensitive towards me, say hurtful things, etc. Many associate a smile with strength-not so much with me though. In the picture you see, there is a lot of pain behind that smile-more than I can even begin to describe. If  you have read my previous post, then you're already aware that my father passed away on 04/07 (he took his own life). It scares the hell out of me that my father had the ability to commit such a callous act just a few hours after I spoke with him on the phone. I admit, I suffer from depression and anxiety and had a conversation with him about this earlier in the week. I also admit that I'm going through the "anger phase," of the grief process, because he had to realize what this was going to do to me. I've lost over 10 lbs in less than a month. I can't eat, sleep, it's interfering with my work, housekeeping, parenting, etc. I've had days where I have literally not been able to get out of bed.  I found the following quote in a quote book of mine: "To be angry with a weak man is proof that you are not very strong yourself." This totally resonates with me and has made me realize that dad has not caused me to do any of the things I'm doing-I just blame h im because I too, am weak.  It seems everytime I (almost literally) pick myself back up from the floor something else happens.
Here's where I finally get to a point (I think, maybe): I called my mom the day before yesterday just to check on her and didn't get an answer, which is odd. I called her again yesterday and this is when she informed me that she had just had my father's celebration of life and his brothers came in from Nashville to spread his ashes. She described to me how "beautiful," the whole ceremony was. To make matters worse, she left me a voice message today providing me with more details and said it was "exactly the way dad would have wanted it." There's one thing missing here....where was I when this happened and why didn't she tell me about it?  (just to throw this in, there are people actually angry at me for not being there to see his cold dead body with a hole in his chest.) She made the excuse that she tried to call me, but I checked my voice mail twice for good measure and there was no mention of a celebration of life.  Is this really how my father would have wanted it? So, am I still angry? Yes. Am I still weak? Absolutely. Am I going to give up? Absolutely NOT. However, I do believe in KARMA, and it is a BITCH. To all of you whom defied me, went behind my back, listened to my mom's bullshit and lies while I'm here grieving over my father's death, F-You and kiss my ass!!! By the way, if you can even get into the door to get in my mom's house before the stench knocks you over, we'll talk. And seriously, if you have a problem with me message me and I will be more than happy to give you my number. The truth will come out-it always does. And again, if you had any part in going behind my back and spreading my father's ashes without my being there, may God have mercy on your soul, because when you did this, you took a part of mine.

~KBN

Apr 11, 2011

Life...

Wow! I'm just going to get right to the point...I never imagined in a million years that I would lose my father. Well, I mean I knew it would happened at some point, but just not this soon. For some reason, it just seems as if things have been on downhill slope since December when I turned 30. It's so crazy, b/c I was so excited about planning by big 80's bash and the very next day things just changed-I really can't explain it.  I will admit that my dad and I were estranged for over a year and to this day I hate myself for not manning or "womanning," up and making amends with him. Back to the whole turning 30 thing...for some reason I began having some major anxiety attacks to the point I was throwing up before I had to leave for work (I've had anxiety attacks since I was 17, but never to this extent). My husband finally convinced to see a doctor and get a physical to make sure I didn't have some underlying medical issue and it turned out that I did in fact have some BAD lab results. I had to go for further testing, which was the scariest thing I've ever faced in my life. All I could think about was what would Liv do if something happened to me. Fortunately, thanks to prayers from many others and my own prayers (which I went for so long w/o doing), everything turned out fine. At the time, I found myself asking God "Why me?!?!" And I felt compelled to contact my father who I had not spoken to in quite some time. We continued to talk and communicate via FB, phone, and email, which I'm so thankful for. It's just a shame that it took a health scare for me to contact him, but now that's neither here nor there. Thursday, April 7, changed my life forever. It was a beautiful day so I was working outside doing paperwork (I'm blessed to be able to work from home). I had just recently found out that my boss who was also one  of my best friends was moving and she needed someone to take her pet turtle whom she raised from a baby. I had received a text from Ant that he wanted to take her turtle. The first person I thought of was dad, because God love that man, he rescued a baby turtle and nurtured it back to health. I tried calling him three times before I finally got in touch with him. The conversation started out about the turtle, but quickly turned into a heart to heart. It was 1:01 PM when I finally got in touch with him and we talked for 54 min and some odd seconds. I then got Liv ready for a photo shoot at the World's Fair Amphitheater and we had a wonderful time. However, when I got home I received the worst call of my life. I learned that my dad had passed away. I'm just so grateful that the last words we shared was "I love you." OK, so this is where it gets really tough...Friday I woke up and I was STRONG! I made the necessary phone calls and even managed to remain somewhat calm when I contacted the UT forensics department to find out if they had  yet received my father's body-they had. In fact, his autopsy was complete. I then contacted the funeral home I had chosen for him (Farrar's in Jefferson City-they rock by the way). They told me that they were going to pick up his body (I really hate using the word "body,") in a couple of hours and that the next of kin would need to meet there to complete paperwork. I'm technically not the next of kin, but I told them that I knew my mom just couldn't deal with it as she was the one who found him. This is where I'm finally getting to a point-as I was sitting in the room where many have sat before me, I look over at my husband who is crying and I reach to get a tissue from the tissue box, which I quickly realized was empty. This really made me think of how many had sat in that same chair I was sitting in having to make the toughest decisions ever and it made me realize how short life is and that we can never ever take anyone for granted. I missed a lot of time with my dad and I truly wish that he could have at least spent one last time with Liv. Like I said, there are many more details that I just can't share, but the point of this post is to tell your loved ones that you love them, even if you're angry with them because they might not be here tomorrow.  To all who is reading this, I could really use your prayers as tomorrow, I have to go pick up his ashes. I seriously don't want to sound like I'm feeling sorry for myself or asking for sympathy-if I can just reach out to one person who is depressed, I want to make a difference. I have plans in store to carry on my father's legacy. Namaste!

Mar 24, 2011

The Evils of Social Networking...

Ok, so I attended a pretty large high school as it was the only high school in Jefferson County. For this reason, I pretty much accept every friend request I receive from someone I attended school with, even if I don't remember them. I'm sure at some point in time we said "hi," to eachother in the hall, had mutual friends, or had classes together. However, recently, this one dude has been sending obscene messages/posts to me and my fellow alumni-like seriously bad stuff. This started last Friday when myself and several of my friends received super obscene messages from this dude (i.e. do you suck co*k?). I don't remember this guy, so I didn't take it personally and brushed it off. Earlier in the week he made a public apology on his wall and I was like, OK, so maybe he was on a bender and thought he was being funny. (We've all done crazy things on a bender, right?) BUT, today I received another message that I found to be extremely offensive. I found it to be so offensive that I took a picture of it (see below), just to prove to folks that I wasn't exaggerating. I find the word "dike," to be very derogatory as I have several good friends who are lesbians and are not, "dikes." "Dikes" do not exist to me. I can only sum this post up in the words of Depeche Mode:

People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get
Along so awfully
People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get
Along so awfully

So we're different colours
And we're different creeds
And different people have different needs
It's obvious you hate me
Though I've done nothing wrong..and yada, yada yada...

Mar 21, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day ?

I've been super busy so I've missed a few days...or um...weeks...so, I think this is day 14: A picture of someone I could never imagine not being in my life.

I know that this is all about posting pictures, but Liv and I got off to a bumpy start and I would like to share our story. Like most women, I was so excited to see "pregnant," pop up on the digital test. I just coincidentally had a routine OBGYN appointment the following day so it worked out perfectly, or so it seemed. I had the 6 tubes of blood drawn and an ultrasound. Everything looked fine and I was given the due date of 12/14/06. Shortly thereafter, I started spotting and went back for another ultrasound. I could immediately tell something wasn't right by the ultrasound tech's expression. Heck, I'm no professional and I could tell something was wrong from looking at the screen...there was just an empty sac, not the same one I saw in the first ultrasound photo. No baby + no heartbeat equaled heartbreak. The doc told me that I most likely had what was known as a blighted ovum, which is a very early pregnancy loss where the embryonic sac forms, but the baby doesn't. The doc planned on doing one more ultrasound  (just to be safe) that Friday, but the outlook was still grim. Of course, I was devastated-I had already fallen in love with this baby that apparently didn't exist.  Fortunately, I had lots of love and support and my aunt started a prayer chain for Liv and me. I'll never forget it...it was a Thursday. The hubster and our good friend Lee were walking to the car to go to Bruster's for ice cream. I was craving strawberry ice cream, which was odd, because I never order strawberry, but I digress. As we were walking to the car, I saw this bright red ball of light bolt across the sky, and after witnessing this, I immediately had a calm feeling come over me. The next day on the way to what was supposed to be the appointment for one last ultrasound and to schedule a D&C, I remember telling Ant, I think we're going to have a baby. He didn't want me to get my hopes up so he was like "Kelly, there isn't going to be a baby,"  but I just knew. Of course I was very apprehensive during the ultrasound and asked the doc to point the screen away from me, because I didn't want to see it, and then I heard the best words I've possibly ever heard in my life, "there's a baby with a heartbeat!" At that very moment, I knew I couldn't live without my precious child in my life. In a sense, it felt like I had lived a week without her while waiting on that ultrasound  and I never want to experience a feeling like that again. This is part of the reason Liv's an only child. People always ask me if I plan on having more kids, but I've been blessed with one miracle and that's good enough for me!:)



Mar 10, 2011

Mar 9, 2011

Tripod Headstand

Disclaimer: This post includes a short video clip-the volume isn't necessary, but if you want to hear me sound silly then scroll down to the music play list and hit pause.

So, I'm still too scared to do any type of yoga headstand without a wall behind me (that's my next goal), however, today I finally met my goal of achieving a Tripod Headstand! I'm so excited about it, so of course, I have to share it with all two of you blog readers!


Below is the link with step-by-step instructions on how to do a Tripod Headstand:
Sirsasana II

Below is a vid of me doing a Tripod Headstand-not quite textbook, but it's a work in progress. I didn't end up in the ER so that's a good thing, right? :)

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 12

A Picture of Something I Love:








Mar 7, 2011

Mar 6, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 9

A Picture of the Person who has Gotten me through the Most..
My husband, Anthony.



Mar 5, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 8


A Picture that Makes me Laugh:
I know, I know, most of you blog followers (all two of you) are like, "what is going on in this picture?" Back in college, I had a crazy circle of friends. A couple of friends "kidnapped," another friend's recliner from his dorm room, taking it all over town snapping random pictures of it (i.e. on the side of the interstate, etc.). Well, somehow the recliner ended up at my apartment, and this pic is of me and a few friends "violating," the recliner. And, no, none of us were under the influence of alcohol at the time hehe.

Ballerina Business

Liv has been doing ballet since she first turned 2 so now that she's at the ripe old age of 4,  it's time to up the ante and get down to some ballerina business;) Today at class, Liv tried on her new recital costume and showed off her new recital moves. Her recital isn't until the end of May and I must say that she and her fellow ballerina buddy are doing an awesome job as it's only March!

Mar 4, 2011

Vloggin' It Yoga Style

Don't forget to scroll down and mute the music playlist and turn your volume way up because you can't hear a word I'm saying throughout the video...and just for the record, I'm a complete nerd! Oh, and um, yeah, in the beginning I rave about Christopher O'Reilly's cover of Radiohead's "Black Star," which you won't be able to even hear playing in the background. Um, and I think I repeat the phrase, "here we go," like a billion times. hehe Please be forgiving, however, as this is my first "vlog." I promise the next one will be better. Namaste!


video

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 7

A Picture of my Most Treasured Item
(even though you coudn't tell, since It hasn't been removed from its tube in who knows how long.)



P.S.-I'm still paying for this by the way...;)

Mar 3, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 6

A Person I would love to trade places with for a day:
Rodney Yee
Why? He gets paid to do yoga everyday!
(below is the book from my yoga class @ UTK)


Mar 2, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 5


A PICTURE OF MY FAVORITE MEMORY
I remember snapping this shot of baby Liv from my hospital bed. Not a bad pic for a camera phone back in the day.



Mar 1, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 4


A Habit I Wish I Didn't Have...
CONSTANTLY WORRYING about things I CANNOT CONTROL!!!

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day 3



A Picture of the Cast from my Fave Show!
"Serenity Now!!!" 


Feb 27, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Two

A picture of me and the person whom I've been closest with the longest...

Feb 26, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge

I've had a lack of creativity as of late, so I'm going to give in and do this 30 Day Photo Challenge I've been seeing some folks do on Facebook. Day numero uno starts with a picture of yours truly and 15 facts about me-get excited!

1) My 4 year old daughter, Liv, is my world and my best birthday gift ever, as I woke up with labor pains the night of my birthday (12/04) and she came along a couple of days later (12/06).:)

2) My fave color is pink. "Pink," was my nickname in college because of the excessive amount of pink in my dorm room. This was before the singer came along and ruined it for me.;)

3) I pass out at the sight of blood and/or needles, but I have four tattoos. All but one of my tattoos mean something. My first tattoo is the typical "tramp stamp," and it's just a design I picked in pink (imagine that?). My second tattoo is the saying, "Baruch Bashan," which means, "The Blessings Already Are." My third tattoo is Liv's name on the back of my neck and finally, my fourth tattoo is Namaste in Hindi. (OK, so I really went off on a tangent there)

4) I've owned/own 4 Honda Civics, and I've named them all except for the one I currently have-I guess I should get on that. My first Honda was named Trina after the rapper, and my second Honda was named Trina Dos, and I forgot what I named my third one.

5) I won female music student of the year my senior year of high school. Yes, I was a gleek before being a gleek was cool.

6) I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee-class of 2003, yo!

7) I love to drink pickle juice.

8) I love yoga and practice it 3 times per week. Pigeon pose is my fave.

9) I'm an only child, which explains my quirkiness.

10) I have anxiety attacks on a regular basis-sometimes daily.

11) I love to dance and I do zumba 3 times per week, sometimes more (I went 4 days this past week).

12) The only plant I can keep alive is bamboo, so that's the only kind of plant you'll find at my house.

13) I have an obsession with EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)-I can drink it straight up. That's straight up sick, right?

14) As of 03/01/11, I will have worked in the social services field for 6 years. I coordinate services/supports for folks with MR/DD. Past jobs have included: telemarketing, waiting tables, retail, and working as an office manager in a psychiatric office. I would have to say retail was the roughest out of all of them.

15) I wore braces for five and a half years and still have my retainer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles retainer case.

Stay Tuned for More!

Namaste!

Feb 6, 2011

And I say hey yeah, yeah, yeah-eh hey yeah-eh I say hey what's going on???

So, what's going on? Here goes it: (by the way scroll to the bottom of this page to disable my music playslist unless you want to go nuts)

I visited the new CNS office in Greeneville
I took a picture of the Capitol Theatre in Greeneville
I finally got a frame for my fave 8x10 fam pic
I had bloodwork done-I'm a  HUGE wimp...

Fortunately, they had this book reserved for me...
I bought a new pillow...
I bought a new lamp...
I went to the antique mall...
more antique stuff...
Home office before...
Home office after...

More Home Office after...
And even more home office after...