What a Day!


This morning Amoeba over-slept.  This is a unique and rare thing, so I did not wake him.  Since he is to be my new boss on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, I didn’t want him grouchy.

And, yes, you read that correctly.  I am training to be a lab tech.  This means I get to clean up after Amoeba at home and at work.  ♥  Seriously, this was partly my idea.  Since I am not working and since his science budget doesn’t have room to pay a tech, why can’t I do the job? I’ll be learning something new, and interacting with live people.  I think it will be fun.

Amoeba also has a teenage volunteer.  She is still in high school but already taking college classes and very intent on becoming a scientist.  Her volunteering for Amoeba is giving her practical experience and job skills.  Plus, it is helping her with her science studies.  Today we were both brushing up on our knowledge of the Periodic Table as we were trying to find assorted items in the stock room.

After leaving the labs I stopped at the church.  The Pastor’s wife, another lady and I are putting together a women’s book study for the summer.  We are making it an online class so people can fit it into their week as best they can. We haven’t got all the kinks worked out yet, but we are hoping to launch the first Sunday in June.  Near the end of May I will teach a “how to interact with a blog” class for the ladies who are wanting to join in, but are feeling a little intimidated.

After the meeting I returned home to find 5 boxes of Avon piled up on my porch and waiting for me!  Speaking of Avon, if you order online right now and use the code SPRINGFREE you will get free shipping on any order over $5.00.   We have some great sales going on right now, including Skin-So-Soft which not only smells great and softens your skin, the Original Bath Oil Spray (p.158) works as an insect repellent, too!

And, right now every purchase of lip gloss earns you an entry in the “Now Is The Time to Shine Sweepstakes.”  You could win a FREE CAR.  Avon is giving away a 2010 Red Chevy Malibu 4-door sedan.  If you buy one lip gloss you get one entry.  If you buy 4 lip glosses you get 4 entries.  If you buy more, you get more … and we’re talking Glazewear, America’s #1 selling lip gloss.  Never sticky!  Glazewear feels light and moisturizing.  And it comes in 16 fabulous colors.

LOL!  Do I sound like an Avon Lady?  I am!  And I love my products.  Right now there are 6 different e-brochures to shop from, including one full of Inspirational Treasures.   I am afraid shopping for Avon through my site is limited to the US States, Territories and military installations.

Aye, Aye, EyeGlasses!

He can never find them.  I would say the most consistent thing we search the house for is Amoeba’s glasses.  Unlike me, he only needs his for close up work, so when he’s doing something that takes far vision, he just takes the glasses off and sits them aside — no matter where “aside” happens to be.

Have you seen my eyeglasses?” is his most oft repeated question. Generally it is rhetorical. He doesn’t expect me to search — unless of course he has already gone to work. And, to give him credit, he can usually tell me the vicinity of where he last had them. “Check near my computer.” Or, “I was reading at the dining room table”, or, “I think they’re on the bedroom night stand”.

Because Amoeba can’t keep consistent track of his eyeglasses, I keep threatening to buy him a dozen pair.  Well guess what, I really can and I won’t go broke doing so!  ZenniOptical.com has amazing prices on glasses. One can buy prescription eyeglasses starting at just $8.00 — and these are the same quality glasses you’d get from your optometrists shop. At that rate I could get Amoeba a pair for every room in the house and several pairs of r his office as well — all for the price of one pair from the optometrist’s office!

Zenni Optical doesn’t have the overhead of a fancy office, technical assistants, a receptionist, an answering service, and etc. They just process and sell eyeglasses. They have some really kickin’ styles, too. Maybe I’ll order myself a couple of pair while I’m at it!

Whiter, Brighter Teeth

According to all of the ads piling up in my email in-box, everybody in the world is obsessed with having whiter, brighter teeth. When I was a kid people who wanted clean, healthy teeth brushed and flossed after every meal. Now there are all kinds of treatments and procedures to get one’s teeth even more bright, white and shiny than nature intended.

If your a white tooth fan — and I have to admit that dazzling white smiles always catch my eye and charm me — you’ll be interested in Roy Mayhem’s teeth whitening articles. Roy isn’t a native English speaker and his articles have minor language flaws, but they are still understandable. Moreover, of his two favorite teeth-whitening products, his second pick is American Dental Association approved.

Roy also talks about maintaining a healthy diet and eating right as solutions to brighter, whiter teeth. He mentions smoking as a teeth-yellowing culprit (actually he says “eating tobacco” when I think he means “chewing tobacco”). Coffee, tea, and sodas also discolor teeth. Eating fruits and vegetables, especially the harder fruits like apples, help keep teeth white because they help scrub them clean.

Of course, taking the time and finding a place to brush one’s teeth three times or more per day — not to mention carrying around the paraphernalia to do so — is a nuisance. On the other hand, laser whitening or permanent caps is far too costly, which leaves most of us standing in the drug store pondering an array of whitening products wondering which to choose. If you need help choosing a teeth-whitening product, visit Roy Mayhem’s website, teethwhitening.com, and check out his product reviews. You just might find one that helps you put a bright, white smile on your face!

Looking Good & Shopping Smart

I just got my haircut.  It is a great haircut and I am very pleased with the way it looks and feels.  I am also very pleased with the hair stylist, who approved when I told her I was “going natural” and wanted the last of the dye removed from my hair.  She did however encourage me to seek “product” to manage my hair.

Unlike every other stylist I have ever encountered, there was no “product” for sale in this shop.  She did not drag me to some fancy glass case and insist I needed a $23.00 an ounce shampoo and 52 other related products.  She said, “Get a nice stiff gel and some hair spray.”  I like this lady.  I will be seeing her again.

In the meantime, I am checking out Shopwiki for the best prices on hair gels and sprays. I love Shopwiki because it compares products from a variety of stores and lets me choose the one offering the best prices. For instance, I love Paul Mitchell Hair Care products, so I type “Paul Mitchell” in the Shopwiki search engine and I get a plethora of results for stores selling Paul Mitchell Hair Care products. At that point all I have to do is click on the sites that interest me the most and decide where it is I want to shop.

One really cool Shopwiki feature that I truly appreciate is that they provide me with a link to every online store selling the product or products I am searching for. Shopwiki doesn’t just feature the stores that have subscribed to their service. They aggregate everything available and offer it all up for the convenience of their shoppers. And it is convenient, too. check it out!

Accutane Lawsuit ~ Public Service Message

Newsome Law Firm wishes to make you aware of the Accutane Lawsuit. Accutane is an acne treatment created by Hoffman La Roche, a United States drug manufacturer. Check to see if you or anyone in your family has taken:

  • Accutane
  • Amnesteem
  • Claravis
  • Decutan
  • Istane
  • Sotret
  • Ratane
  • Raccutane
  • Isotretinoin (generic)

Accutane Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Accutane has been linked to several inflammatory bowel diseases including Chron’s Disease and Accutane Ulcerative Colitis. It has also been linked to a host of other horrid side-effects:

  • weak skin
  • Alopecia
  • depression
  • suicidal tendencies
  • birth defects
  • miscarriages
  • back pain
  • joint pain
  • dry mucus membranes
  • pink eye,
  • dryness of the eye
  • vision problems
  • ringing in the ear
  • psychosis
  • liver damage
  • anaphylaxis
  • erectile dysfunction
  • aggressive behavior
  • bone loss
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • seizures
  • lowered white blood cell count
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • allergic vasculitis

I don’t know about you, but I am thinking that acne is a whole lot less horrific than that list of gloom and doom. If you or anyone you love is taking accutane (by any of its names) I’d suggest you stop now. And, if your doctor hasn’t informed you of those side-effects listed above or they did not come with a prominent black box warning label, you may be due compensation if you or a loved one has suffered any of these side-effects or complications.