Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Why do they do that?

Just when you have that PERFECT product... they discontinue it! Yep, that is what CLINIQUE did to me! Are they sorry about it, I don't think so. They want you to try their latest and greatest! Well, it isn't GREAT! It is horrible! IMHO! I am talking about their spray on tanning stuff! It was Da Bomb! (hey, just got off a trip with 69 7th graders). It went on easily, dried quickly, didn't smell like some chemical burn, and I didn't look like someone that just OD on carrots!

I know, we have sun so many days of the year here, why not tan naturally! Hello, I am a stinking GLO WORM! I am just pasty white. I don't tan, I burn, peel, and turn back into Casper's long lost sister-in-law! Now... look back at the days of my childhood when I had NO kids, a great shape, no cares in the world, and a pool in my back yard! I was DARK! Now... just white! So I digress and hit the tanning solutions!

And tanning solutions I have tried! I have 7-8 still under my cabinet... I could throw them away, but then I would accept defeat! I have tried the loofahing, the shaving, the walking around nekkid until it dries... and nothing gives that ever-so-perfect-straight-from-the-beach-tan EXCEPT Clinique! And they go and discontinue it! What is THAT all about!

I have found an acceptable replacement for the time being! Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Bronze Bombshell Strike Gold or something like that! I still notice somewhat of an odor after the second application, but not like the days of old... and it is the most natural looking color so far (besides Clinique), and it is a lotion not a spray! But like I said, it will work!

I do plan on spending a few days in the sun in a few weeks at my SIL's fishing camp. Can you say, pull out the old bathing suits and get the sun! I swear I would like to have SOME natural sun! It will happen! But for now, I will either lather up or GLOW!

Lights Out!

Where to start?

What a whirlwind month! I have so much to say, but don't know how to put it in words...

We (69 7th graders, 7 teachers, and me) left for a four-day-three-night trip around Texas! It was a great trip... new places to visit... new experiences... I spent 3.5 hours in the ER with one of my angels, but she was great! No drama... just there and back! Her roommates from school were more stressed than she was.

I was really missed on the home front. E handled it in style, T not so much, and Chuck was definitely glad I was home! I must have slept the entire weekend!

Reality hit again on Monday. We are in reviews all week, finals next week, then SUMMER! WHAT THE HECK? When did THAT happen? My babies will be in middle school and kindergarten! Slap and wake me up! We leave for Chuck's sister's house the following weekend! I can't wait for just some quiet time, fishing, and being in the sun! I am on a QUEST this summer for a tan! I haven't had a real tan since before E was born!

OK, weird post... but it is updated!

Lights Out!

Thursday, May 03, 2007


You know... I know I haven't written in my blog for some days now... and now I have to! I was tagged... Thanks, Gretchen for the push!

The rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I teach middle school! Most people just balk, but I LOVE it! It gives me hope!
2. I moved ELEVEN times in my first EIGHTEEN years! Two middle schools and two high schools.
3. My *baby* brother is a helicopter pilot for the US Marines!
4. I read more young adult novels than "grown up" novels.
5. My all time favorite movie is "GREASE" I know EVERY line!
6. I met my hubby waiting tables in college!
7. Thanks to Cass for helping me with my last one, (I really am not all that exciting) I can trip UP the stairs without spilling a single drop of my LARGE SONIC DR. PEPPER!

I tag – Cassie, Lyn, Denise Jan, Bev, Lisa, and "anyone else that reads this with a blog"... So there! Okay ladies, I can’t wait to see yours too!

Lights Out!