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Saturday, May 16, 2009

What's your favorite ringtone?

Every time I hear someone else’s cell phone ring and they have the ringtone of a song I’ve heard before or that I like, I always want to get my own of one of my favorite songs. The problem is that each time I try to get one I can never find a site that has what I’m looking for, that is easy to use or that is available for the mobile service that I have.

Ringtones-direct has a wide selection of ringtones that are easy to search for and listen to in order to decide if you want to get it. There’s a list of top artists, which is good when you want to do a quick search.

The only downside for me right now is when I tried to get a ringtone a message appeared that they currently only supply to the UK. It will be good when it’s available for me because I’m quite excited to have found a site that seems easy to use with so many options. What’s available? There’s real music, true tones, polyphonic and mono ringtones. You can also search by phone manufacturer, which is a great way to make sure that the tune you want is available for you. Besides just searching for your favorite tunes, there are other features available on the site. You can search for graphics like logos and picture messages as well as action including themes, videos and java games.

What type of ringtones do you have on your phone? Although most of my ringtones are polyphonic, I prefer real music. Tell me which type of ringtone you prefer on your phone. If you don’t have what you want then tell me what you’d like to have. Then take a minute to check out Ringtones-direct to see what they have to offer.

Favorite phrase, book

A few years ago I read a book that I saw highlighted on Oprah's talk show. You'll have to bear with me a bit while I work my way up to the point... The title of the book is a phrase that I've used quite often because it's so catchy and I enjoyed the author's interview on the show. So, when I read the lede of the article "Considering an Eye-Lift?" by Robin Wolaner in the February issue of More magazine, I just had to share with you.

Wolaner wrote,
"I'm not the kind of woman who has plastic surgery. In my high school, when nose jobs were de rigueur, mine looked perfectly fine without one. During my thirties and forties, when I noticed signs of "work" on other women, I didn't feel, to quote Nora Ephron, bad about my neck. Of face."
Ephron is the author of "I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman," which is a wonderfully written and hilarious account of noticing the signs of aging. The title stuck with me so much that I've often used that phrase when telling my daughter about moisturizing:

"Be sure to moisturize your neck in the morning and the evening 'cause you don't want to feel bad about your neck." To which she gives a slight smile and a roll of the eyes that I've said it again.

After I saw Ephron on Oprah I continued to say, "'cause I don't wanna feel bad about my neck" in order to remind myself to apply moisturizer and creams to an area of my body that a lot of women seemed to have neglected. Don't take my word for it - just look around when you're out at the mall or in the grocery store.

For months after seeing Ephron and reading her book I was obsessed with noticing women's necks especially on television. I admit I became a little over the top, but I know one thing is for sure: I refuse to feel bad about my neck!

Friday, May 15, 2009

A sneak peek

I've had such a busy and crazy week that I haven't had a chance to do a lot of the things I need and want to do including write more posts and visit your blogs. However, I am taking a moment before I relax for a little while (then go to bed) to give you a sneak peak of a couple of the pictures I took tonight of...

Amber dressed for her senior prom.

Isn't she beautiful?

There are a very cute couple. (That's the BF.) Sorry it's a little blurry.

I know several of you asked me to share pictures and they turned out so beautifully that I had to get a couple posted now. I will come back later this weekend and let you see some more. 'Cause I know you're excited to see the rest of the dress! :)

The eyes have it

Renee at Cutie Booty Cakes has a fab column that she writes: Bringing Sexy Back. This time she's talking about wearing a little makeup to get her sexy back and asking us (her readers!) how we're bringing our own sexy back.

In honor of that, she's giving away two Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascaras, which haven't even hit store shelves yet. Check out the giveaway on her blog.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just call me Peaches

An old disabled veteran walked pass me today and said, "If you were a fruit, your name would be Peaches." I smiled politely as he hobbled away.

As I drove away in my car, I heard someone yell, "Peaches!" I looked over and saw the old man waving. And I chuckled.

I thought how cute, I have a nickname. Then, later, I got to thinking a little about that: 'What was he trying to say? Should I start dancing?' I mean I was dressed conservatively in jean capris and a black shirt with wedged sandals so I don't think he was saying that. I dismissed the thought and went about my day.

When I sat down to tell you about it I did a search on peaches to find some pictures. There were only a few pictures of the actual fruit, nothing kind of cute and the rest were pictures of ladies scantily clad.

Hmmm... Just call me Peaches? I think not.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Restless sleep

Pop over to 5 Minutes for Mom for more Wordless Wednesday and be sure to check out more of mine before you go.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Take Twitter, blogging to the next level

One of the things that makes a successful blog - besides great content - is the supportive and wonderful readers. And although I enjoy writing and blogging immensely it's not as fun if no one reads or comments. That's why I'm trying out BeTweeted. The concept is fairly simple: Grow your Subscribers and Twitter Following.

BeTweeted - Advertise on Twitter

Why don't you give it a try too? I'll let you know if it works for me and, after you try it out, come back and let me know how it works for you.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Can I get a do over?

It looks like the harder I try to get things accomplished today the more I'm messing them up. For some reason the 1,000 things I had to do today are still at about 1,000 and the few things I did manage to do I messed up.

Okay, it was one thing, but it was kind of major so that upset me and made me feel like the day was wasted. Now it's time to leave to pick up the two middle children, I haven't had lunch and ... well, instead of wasting time typing this I should try to grab a bite to eat.

I hope your day has been more productive than mine.

I wonder if I can rewind. I can go to sleep, decide I need to start the day over and it'll be Monday morning again.

Monday's Muse: Taking care of me

My inspiration is simple and short this week, and I think I have written about it before. I was inspired by Mother's Day to take care of myself. My teenager cared for the younger kids while I relaxed. I went out to the kitchen in the morning for breakfast and she said, "You're supposed to have breakfast in bed." So, without argument, I returned to my bed with a few magazines.

I ate eggs, pancakes and watermelon and had a cup of coffee. Then I reclined and read magazines. I turned from side to side, rolled over, propped myself and kept on reading. After a little while I sat on the couch with my feet propped up and watched television. Then I went back to lay on the bed again... LOL. I napped and later took a shower using every moisturizer, cleanser, exfoliater, buffer and so forth. I painted my nails...

Today, I told someone that I relaxed so much my bottom hurt! :) Now the downside of all of that is I'm a little sluggish today and, amazingly, sleepy... But the lesson is a day of rest and relaxation is exactly what every mother should experience and not just once a year on Mother's Day.

Remember to take care of yourself and schedule relaxation. You'll be surprised how it'll fuel your muse.

For more Monday's Muse visit Maternal Spark.

My Monday musings

I'm feeling a little loopy today so please excuse my randomness. There are a lot of thoughts running through my head:
  • blogging
  • making money
  • paying bills
  • paperwork
  • housework
  • organizing
  • Amber's prom this weekend
  • getting everything together for Amber to begin the summer program at her college. (Yup, COLLEGE! OMG!)
  • taking care of the younger children
  • ...and everything in between...
Yesterday was such a relaxing day that I think it affected my brain somehow. I'm looking at my to-do list, but it seems to be missing something. The things listed are things I need to do, but something isn't right.

I'm going to take some deep breathes, maybe make some coffee and have my morning snack... It could be all a matter of centering myself and just starting my day without pressuring myself to get everything finished.

Truth be told I am nervous about quite a few things especially Amber leaving for college in a few weeks and not the few months we had originally planned. It's a little scary and although I am extremely proud of her there are a lot of responsibilities that come along with that. For her and for me.

How's your Monday going? Are you focused and ready for your week? Do share.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Smooches on Mother's Day

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day and receives all the love and joy that their heart can stand times infinity.

Happy Mother's Day!
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