Star Light, Star Bright

I’m blogging from Ohio tonight. My family and I made the trip here today. Not to far in the future, west central Ohio will be our new home. Tomorrow my husband and I will be going around and talking to various people about our choices for things for the house. What kind of windows? Doors? Stains for our cabinets? What color will the trim be? There are so many decisions that need to be made. We are going to have such wonderful craftsmanship with the people that are building our house. It’s very exciting…..even if building a house is a lot of work. Oh well, several months of house building craziness traded for many years of home owning enjoyment. It will be worth it.

When we were out tonight I was struck by the beauty of the night sky. Twinkling diamonds of light against a black velvet sky. I stood in the driveway for several minutes just taking it all in. There is something peaceful about being out in the country at night. I did tell Scott that these rural roads would take some getting used to…… No street names (just numbers), no street lights (unless you count the moon), and there are a lot of deer around so one must drive cautiously. I’m pretty sure I’ll love it.

I Have a Wish…

I really wish there was a way that I could let more people know about the opportunity that Arbonne offers. Yes, Arbonne has these wonderful skincare products, yes they have vitamins that are full of the nutrition that we all need, yes they have a beautiful color line, and yes they have recently created an awesome spa line.  All these things are great and I’m so thankful to Arbonne for their safe, pure and beneficial products…..BUT I’d really love to be able to reach out to more ladies that are looking for the OPPORTUNITY. This is a really great company to partner with, especially for women.  This is the type of career that one can make an extra few hundred dollars a month working part time or several thousand dollars a month as a full time business. It all depends on what someone wants for herself.  The possibilities are endless. I have truly been amazed at how helpful and encouraging the ladies of Arbonne actually are. They WANT to see me succeed. My success MATTERS to them. It is very unusual to see that kind of thing in corporate America. That is what makes Arbonne so unique.

I remember one day reading some Arbonne success stories and one of the ladies said, “if I continue to do what I’ve always done, then I’ll always get what I always got.” That’s so true. If everything in your life is going well and you are happy with it, then that is GREAT!  You are indeed blessed…But if you wish you didn’t have to trade your time for money at a job that you don’t really enjoy, or you wish you had more flexible hours so you could be there for your children, or you long to not worry about how bills are going to be paid this month….then maybe you should consider Arbonne. Look down the road and into your future. What is your life going to be like a year from now?  5 years from now? 10?  Are you content with what you see? Like I’ve mentioned before so many people have dreams that are never realized, their dreams are tucked away and then slowly forgotten…..only to be dusted off every now and then. Dreams that were once so vibrant begin to fade.

For me, when I first considered the Arbonne opportunity I thought to myself, “What is my plan B?”  If life circumstances changed for me, would I be ready? It gave me food for thought.

If anyone is reading this blog today and what I’ve said has struck a nerve with you, why don’t you send me a comment? I’d love to talk with you…..and who knows it could make all the difference in the world.

Doing Detox

Today I began Arbonne’s 7 day Detox program. This program promises to rid my body of toxins. Toxins that I’m exposed too through pollutants in the air, preservatives (among other things) that I eat/drink, and even toxins that are a by product of daily stresses. All these toxins can cause fatigue, low energy levels, and body aches. Believe me, the low energy and the fatigue have become all to familiar to me lately. It’s lousy to feel this way….so I’m ready for a change.

It’s time for me to purify my body… I’m drinking a beverage (throughout the day) of 32 oz. of water mixed with 1oz. marine botanicals. This will help me to clean and detoxify my body from the inside out. Last night I used the Detoxifying Hair Mask. I have to say my hair looks very shiny and soft today.  It feels very conditioned. The Detox tea helps to support my liver which is the bodies natural purifier. The rescue body wash is a gentle, purifying formula  that protects against free-radical damage and lays down a protective moisture barrier on the skin’s surface. Everything works together.

I’m anxious to see how I feel by Saturday evening. That will be an entire week on this detoxification program. I’m looking forward to some renewed energy, and a healthier body.

Other people have to pay hundreds of dollars to have just one detox spa treatment at the trendier spas around the country. I get to enjoy this for just a fraction of the cost of the spa fees—and I can detoxify over and over again, as much as I want in the comfort of my own home. I love Arbonne!

Getting On My Nerves

You ever have those days when people just get on your nerves? You can’t put your finger on it, you just feel irritated? Today is that day for me. I start out at court and sit for 2 1/2 hours waiting for the young woman who broke in my car to make an appearance.  She’s there but the lawyers talk and are putting her case off until she can be tried with her sister (her accomplice) in May. She is 19 years old and is a drug addict. She’ll probably have to pay restitution and go to rehab. There have been a lot of things that have happened today, nothing huge, just enough to drive me crazy. Not certifiable. Just enough crazy for people to look at me strangely.

Having A Good Hair Day

We women are an interesting lot. IF we are having a good hair day then everything else just falls into place. Bad hair day, well, just don’t talk to us! For me yesterday was a good hair day. I had an appointment with Kristen at Salon Du Jour. She did a great job layering my hair. I don’t know if my hair had ever been so full of shine and smoothness. When she got finished with me I had this unexplainable urge to swing my head around like a shampoo model. Of course, I bought a bottle of whatever it was that she put in my hair. The rest of the evening I went about my business, catching a glimpse of myself in the mirrors around the house…thinking “wow. girl you’ve got some good hair!”.

That was yesterday…this is the morning of the day after. My beautiful hair has been slept on. I’m not exactly sure what it is that I do to myself at night to wake up with such uh….interesting hair. Ladies you know what I mean. One side flat, the other side sticking out at weird angles. I looked at myself in the mirror this morning and wasn’t nearly as impressed with myself as I was yesterday. What happened to the shampoo model hair?

Now, the question is will I ever be able to do to my hair what Kristin, the stylist, did? Probably not. I can try but I don’t have the gift. I know how to comb my hair and I’m fairly adept at a curling iron, but model hair??? I’m not so sure. I’m a little intimidated. Hmmm……I’m going to attempt to have a good hair day. For the good of the world….or at least for the good of my little part of the world. Hey people, I have my priorities! 🙂

They Get What They Deserve

I’ve been doing some thinking lately. (not that I don’t think all the time) I’ve been thinking about criminals and court cases. I’ve been thinking about some moral questions about consequences of personal choices……

#1 I received a notice in the mail this week that I am to be at the court house this Friday for the case, State of Tennessee vs. Ms. Mobley. This would be the case against one of the lovely ladies that broke out the window in my car and stole everything that wasn’t attached. People can say what they want, but I don’t have any sympathy for her. I think she deserves jail time. (remember–prostitution, drugs, vandalism, and theft) Sure she had no role models and quite frankly her life probably was (is) a very dark place. I still think she had choices to make for herself and she chose a life of drugs and crime. Other people have had bad lives and they chose something better for themselves……She could have done that. For whatever reason she chose to be a burden on society. I think she needs consequences for her actions. She needs to understand that what she did was wrong. I don’t know if she’ll actually be sorry. I don’t know if she even cares…….and that is probably the saddest thing to me. Total apathy.

#2  Now on a much bigger scale, and a much more profoundly sad note…We, in Knoxville, have a case that has gone to court and we are now waiting for a jury decision. A group of black men carjacked two young, white people in their car in January of 2007. The young woman and her boyfriend were taken back to a house and both were sexually assaulted in ways I can’t even write, tortured, and brutally hurt in ways that are too difficult to even think about. The young man’s body was then burned and thrown on train tracks. The lady was ravaged for a couple more days then wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown in a trash can where she suffocated in a slow, agonizing death. These animals that did these things were eventually caught. One of the men just had his trial and we are awaiting a jury decision on his fate. Of course race has been brought up. I don’t understand that at all. What has race got to do with this? Really, not a thing if you ask me. What they did was not racially motivated at least not in the beginning….they wanted an SUV I guess. But what happened next can be nothing but a hate crime. If all they wanted was a car then why not just throw the people out and take off? Why torture these people and kill them in the most violent way? What has to happen inside a persons heart to allow them to do such awful things to another human being?

Some family members of the carjackers are saying they aren’t bad people….they were mixed up with the wrong crowd….How hollow is that? This was not even a shooting, which is terrible enough. Sometimes a shooting happens because of stupidity or an act of anger. The person isn’t really thinking. This case is on an entirely different level. Once they had these kids they kept them for quite a while before disposing of them. It’s sickening. How dare anyone make excuses for such animalistic behavior. In cases like this I think they need the ultimate punishment. The death penalty is called for. My opinion is that when they chose, in a premeditated way, to torture and kill two human beings they at that moment chose to sacrifice their own lives.

A Little of This…A Little of That

First of all I was looking at my blog map this morning and I have several new people (to already add to my ever increasing list) reading my blog….the latest are Chicago, IL, State College, PA, Franklin, TN, Altavista, VA, Manchester NH, New Haven, Conn, Portland OR, and Blaine, WA. Wow, I have so many people reading my blog. I’m really amazed. I’ve also gained readers in Canada, Denmark, Poland, Brunei, and Australia. The internet is really amazing isn’t it? I enjoy spending some time each day “talking” with you. It’s fun!

Now, on to a new topic. I want to go see that new movie that is coming out this Friday that stars Ben Stine. It is all about Intelligent Design. I watched his interview this morning on FOX news. He said that he has found out that scientists are not allowed to mention Intelligent Design at all….they must stick to Darwinism or they will be shunned, fired, laughed at by the scientific “elite”. Won’t it come as a huge shock to these same self assured scientists when one day they stand before the Lord and He says, “Why did you not see Me in the beauty of my creation? How could you use those analytical brains I gave you, and yet be so ignorant of My existence? The way cells divide and become organs in a developing baby….the way chlorophyll is used in plants….the exact position of the Earth from the Sun, the spectrum of colors in the rainbow, the way bees make honey, the change of seasons, a human’s respiratory system, the tide, Earth’s gravity, human emotion… the list could go on and on. Darwinism tells you that humans evolved from lower life forms….how wrong you are! I lovingly created you. I knew you when you were still being formed in your mother’s womb. I know each hair on your head. I have your days numbered and know each breath that you take. I created you so we could have a relationship, and yet you push Me away with your skepticism and hard edged doubt. I am the greatest scientist that there ever has been or ever will be. Nature itself cries out my name and gives light to a Creator. Open up your stubborn eyes and see Me.