What’s new..

I HATE being uninspired.  My last entry was a few months back… And the end result of THAT day was damn near the same as any other day in court..  Pieces of data were missing, someone needs to find it..  blah blah..  Back again next month. Fast forward a few months.  Feb 15th.  I won’t go into the annoying shitty details, but now rather than going to his house sat 8am she goes Friday after school.  She’s very angry.  The counselor flat out LIED in her report and put words into my mouth that were never said.  Long story short, I’m kind of GLAD she goes Friday – Sunday night now.  These last few months have been… beyond rough.  Arguments escalated between she and I as well as he and I.  And she turned 13 this month to boot.  AND that whole “became a woman” thing hit.  She’s an emotional hormonal wreck.  I have just been ignoring everything.  I stopped my smoothies, and my diet went to shit.  I have gained like 10 lbs in the last few months.  My jeans don’t fit.  What did I do? How did I get here?   Doesn’t really matter anymore.  I have already started changing things.  🙂  One is I got my new Vitamix 750 Pro.  OH BOY DO I LOVE IT.  I’m back on my smoothies and have already dropped a few pounds because of it.  A friend of mine has some health issues, so I told him he should be drinking green smoothies..  I made the following recipe and brought him some.  He was REALLY surprised how yummy it was…  It’s nice to help others.. balances out shitty days at home.  🙂 

6 or so leaves of Kale
a handful of Italian Parsely
a handful of regular Parsely
6 leaves Dandelion Root
a peeled knuckle size chunk of ginger
a few shakes of cinnamon
2 tsp raw organic honey
some ground up rolled oats (like flour consistency)
10oz green tea
1/2 fresh pineapple WITH the core
1 green apple
1 banana
1 orange (WITH the white pith skin part)
1 bag organic frozen raspberries
2 tsp flax meal
2 tsp maca powder
1/2 lemon juice

Blend it all in a big blender, it yields about 64 ounces of yummy smoothies…  I usually put 1/2 in 32oz mason jars and drink one each day.  1/2 for Breakfast and 1/2 for lunch or snack.  GOOD stuff…  Note:  I never measure smoothies.. just toss stuff into the blender… if it doesn’t taste good after blending, just add more sweet stuff  🙂
Tonight I am going to mix it up and use a grapefruit and add some cucumber.. 
Have a great day er’body~

New Beginnings..

I hope to have A LOT of new beginnings this year.. I changed my name.. that was HUGE and a big GOOD change.. 🙂  On Jan 1st I went out and bought me and the kid a new car.  “Bessie”, my 04 Tahoe was at 99,991 and I feared wouldn’t last much longer.. so this year, we are starting out with a new car.  It’s a car we can afford, and with the gas I was putting in the 11mpg tahoe, it pays for the car.  🙂  VERY happy about that… Actually, I’ll be SAVING $$!  We deserve it.  She thinks the shadow of it looks like “Shrek”.. so we named the car “Fiona”.. Fi for short, since it IS a girl car.. 😉   The house we are renting, the owners LOVE us so much, they asked if we wanted to BUY the house!  I love everything about it.  More yard than house.. I spend more time outside anyway.  A pool..  3 br 2 bath.. it’s just perfect.  I think in a few months I will look into doing that.  Having full custody of Dano now for going on 8 months has been awesome.. we are going to do so much together this year.. little road trips and just being together.  Hopefully my job will go back to full time in the first qtr, but in the meantime, I am going to start doing everything I can to get my business www.ieskinnywrap.com up to where it should be.  I really would like to quit my job and do my business full time, helping others to become the healthy person they want to be. 🙂  Anyway, I am happy, and content right now. Sure, I could win the lotto and be SUPER happy, but I keep playing.. HAHA  Anyway, I hope ALL of you have many new and exciting beginnings this year as well.  Together we can make it happen.  
Cheers n beers y’all!


As this blog indicates, I just want to be me. Not what EVERY OTHER DAMN person wants of me. I can only live up to so many expectations (and THAT isn’t all that easy). I like the saying You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time” But there is another one… equally good “I Can Only Please One Person Per Day. Today ain’t your day and tomorrow ain’t lookin’ good for you either”. I can’t seem to please ANYONE lately. Least of all myself. And isn’t that how it’s supposed to work? To do things to please OURSELVES first? I guess that is difficult to achieve when you are too busy trying to please everyone else at the same time. The shitty thing there is, how do you prioritize who you try to please first? I mean, there has to be a chain there somewhere right? There aren’t enough hours in a day to do EVERYTHING that seems to be expected of me. Let’s see, I broke my foot, had to deal with Dr’s and hospitals for xrays, and meetings for work, and family… no wait.. not a lot of that here for me now. Let’s see, what else? Oh yea, my kid, and homework, and laundry, and cleaning, and making dinner, and making lunches for school, on top of working all day. Oh, and let’s add to that I have a cold now and I can’t breathe. I have friends that need help with a computer, or a phone, or a whatever… I really need to stop everything I do, and just hang out with ME for a while. But then of course, you will all think I am a selfish bitch. This isn’t me bitching about how busy my life seems to be, ok, yea it is.. but it’s my fault. I really don’t know who reads this, but I have an idea, and this relates to every single one of you… somehow. Not MY time / energy per se.. but you can relate. I don’t think you’d be human if you didn’t.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?
Rabbi Hillel