Pity Party, Table For One Please

I generally try not to get down on myself.  I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, and do unto others.  I try to support people I love – family and friends, even those I’ve never met in person but only know on the Interwebz.  I don’t ask or expect much in return – a thank you, a smile, and then when I need it, a little returned support.

I have noticed anymore that people are just downright rude.  No one says “Thank You” anymore – I mean, I know people probably don’t write “Thank You Notes” anymore (I always do), but at least acknowledge people’s efforts.  I have also noticed that people think it is ok to say, “No offense” before any statement and it won’t hurt the other person’s feelings.

What’s worse, when I need support, no one is there for me.

Usually, I’m pretty stoic about stuff like that.

But I am feeling a little needy here lately – huge amounts of stress with work, a new business, and school starting in about a month – well, my nerves are a bit frayed, and I need someone to just tell me things will be ok.  Stroke my hair and tell me I’m pretty.  Give me a piece of chocolate.  A glass of wine.  A “Hey, you look cute.”  Anything.

I have my launch party scheduled for next month.  I sent invitations to that launch party a month in advance.  My sister can’t come – she has to work, and that gives her a pass.  My bestie more than likely has to work that day too – but booked a party for herself.  My nieces can’t come – they have other parties/etc.  Another “friend” told me today if I were selling Pampered Chef she’d come because she likes that stuff.

Seriously – you can’t just come and give me some support?  Have a glass of wine?  Pretend to be excited for me?

I would do it for them.

I realize direct sales stuff isn’t for everyone.  I’m ok with that.  I can’t tell you how many parties I’ve gone to, how many things I’ve ordered that I didn’t need, all because a friend was doing it and I wanted to show them I was supporting them.

It makes me sad.

It also makes me want to reconsider what I do for other people.

I guess I expect too much out of humanity.

Bah.  Bugger.  Whatever.

I’ll remember this next time.  It doesn’t mean I won’t do what I normally do, but I will remember where to go when I do need someone to help me out.


Busier Than A One Legged-Man in an Ass Kicking Contest

Sorry, been a bit absent, but I am working on a couple of HUGE projects at work, plus getting my Jamberry Business up and running, and I haven’t had time to wipe my nose much less think of a blog post.

So, I’m having MORE surgery.


Because my life goes like that.

The De Quervains in my wrist is to the point where it is no longer treatable with splints and therapy.  I’m not allowed to take cortisone.  No NSAIDS because of my gastric bypass.

So, I’m scheduled for surgery on 4/24.

Good news – no restrictions post surgery.

Better news – easy for the insurance company to approve.

Bad news?  I’ll be awake.


Good drugs are what I’m hoping for.

Jamberry business is awesome.  Loving the work, loving the product, loving meeting new people and getting out of the house.  I have booked two events this spring – one is a two-day garden party event, and the other is a Blues Festival where I’ll have vendor booths at both.  So excited!

My other job (the full-time one that pays my health insurance and what not) is cray cray right now – big projects going on, and I had to travel yesterday to NYC for the day.  My poor little piggie toes are still pissed at me – I go blisters to the point where it actually tore my nylons.  Ouchie.

Everything else is status quo.  So, what’s new by you my lovelies?

Oh – send your remission prayers up – I have my two-year check on April 6 (I’ve been NED for over two years, but this will mark two years since I finished my last cycle of chemo).  I am not expecting anything, but I’m hella nervous anyway.

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

I’m still in a quest to find my new normal.  As part of that, and in the spirit of having a lot more visibility at work, in the past year, I’ve taken more time with my appearance – I’ve started to get my hair done again on a regular basis, started doing my make up every day, paying attention to how I look.  I want to put my best face forward, so to speak.

As a result of that, last fall, I was invited to a Jamberry party on Facebook.  I was curious, and I poked around the website, and liked what I saw, so I ordered some.

And I fell in love.

What is Jamberry you ask?

Jamberry is a new, fun way to do your nails. In a nut shell, Jamberry is a company that sells wraps made of vinyl & when heated, they stick to your nails. There are NO HARSH chemicals in Jamberry products. There are over 300 designs, so you could give yourself a muss free Pinterest Quality Manicure in the privacy of your own home!  And they are economical!  1 sheet of wraps gives you 2 manicures, 2 pedicures, and 4 wraps to use as accent nails.  For $15!  They are so easy to use, and stay on for weeks!

My cousin’s wife had another party right around Thanksgiving, and I ordered more.   I loved them.  I pick at nail polish like crazy.  I hate waiting for it to dry.  HATE IT.  So these wraps were perfect.  And they are so cute!

Fast forward to last month, when my consultant asked me to host a party.  For free product?  Heck yeah!  I invited all my girlfriends on Facebook, and was expecting a few orders.  The new Spring wraps were gorgeous.  I mean, just look at how cute these are!


To my surprise, I did as much selling of these wraps (which to me sell themselves) as my consultant did.  She sent me a text half way through the party and told me I should consider selling them.  My party netted over $500 in sales!  I got tons of fee stuff.

And I took the plunge.

I’m not an official Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant.

Ladies who follow – these wraps are great – seriously.  Just go to my website and take a look around.


There is no special equipment required – you can apply using a regular, household items!  And, we always have a buy 3 get one free special going on!  Quite a bargain!

So, come on!  Check it out!!

Oh Hai

I’m here – not much to write about, and busy with work, and stir-effing-crazy from being stuck in the house so much.

We had an ice storm Sunday night into Monday morning, so I worked from home yesterday.  This afternoon, we are expecting another ice storm.  EFF ME.  I’m working from home again today because it is supposed to start about 2pm or so.  I didn’t want to get stuck downtown.  Tomorrow is supposed to rain all day.  Thursday we are expecting the biggest snow of the season.  Six to nine inches.  I had a follow-up appointment this week with my endocrinologist regarding my thyroid.  It was originally scheduled on Monday, but because of the ice storm got moved to Thursday.  Now it has been moved from Thursday to next Tuesday.  If it snows next Monday, I may scream.

Eating as been going well.  I know my thyroid is still out of whack because my weight is going nowhere.  If it were ok, I’d be losing weight just based on what I’m eating.  Yesterday I could have kicked myself.  I got up, took my thyroid meds, and went downstairs to pack my husband’s lunch and fix myself some coffee.  Now, when you take synthroid, you can’t have any food for one hour after taking the pill, or it won’t adhere in your system.  Well, not thinking, I popped a strawberry in my mouth while packing my husband’s lunch.


So, today i had to double up on the synthroid.  I really could have kicked myself because I really am super careful about that kind of thing.  My brain yesterday was just on auto pilot.  Sigh.

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