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Thanks Mom

"When you feel uncertain about the course your life is taking or whether you are where you should be, remind yourself: "This is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment." Your choices and experiences have led you to this exact point, but God is in control, and He will use all of it to direct your life for your good."


Spa "Staycation"

Today I had a long-awaited, well deserved day off. A day to do absolutely nothing. I had a hair appointment this morning (I knew my roots were bad when my boss commented on them), so I decided to make a Spa day out of it. Things were going well, until my lady finished my color. Her next client was there already and she asked if I would mind if she didn't blow dry me. I said no, because she never blow drys me, because she never schedules enough time for my appointment. However I didn't know she was basically kicking me out!!! I didn't even get to have my hair trimmed, and for blonds who know, 7 weeks without a trim is bad enough, but then to have highlights and not get rid of excess split ends?!?!?! It's practically unheard of. So... whatever, I figure, I'll do it myself. I didn't tip as well as I usually do...

I called the next salon to get my eyebrows waxed, and my normal girl wasn't working today. I was going to reschedule but found out she's out of town for a week. I look like a bushman. I can not wait a week. I've been letting my eyebrows grow because I'm going on a cruise in 3 weeks and was going to get all my waxing just before I leave, but my eyebrows NEEDED it today. So I went in and this little high-school looking girl is today's esthtetician.... She walked around like she owned the place, with her nose in the air. Already I decide I miss Ardeth. When we got into the room, she had Ricky Martin blasting, instead of soothing spa music that Ardeth plays. Are you kidding me? Ricky Martin??? She waxes, and the whole time comments on how much hair there is. PLEASE! They're eyebrows, it's not like there can really be THAT much. Now I don't like her, and I'm offended. When she finished she got up and left the room. No goodbye, no walking me to the counter, nothing! Seriously? And my eyebrows look like sperms!!!!

I came home and whipped out the tweezers and shaped them so they look decent. I couldn't go into public looking like that! Then I got out the squirt bottle and the hair scissors my mom has in the closet. And gave myself a trim. To top things off I put on a face mask. Who knew becoming beautiful takes so much work!!! Well when you have to do it all yourself anyway. So much for my relaxing Spa day.


Newborn Shoot

Today I did my first Newborn shoot. I have to say, I didn't really plan out what I was going to do. I figured, I'd shoot some pictures, and see what we could come up with. Baby Madison was fussy because it was getting close to feeding time, but I managed to get a few shots. We had to put her in position, put her passy in her mouth, and then rub her head til she fell asleep. Then hurry and pull out the passy while taking as many pics as possible until she cried. Then I'd pop the plug back in and do it all over again.
To show her appreciation, Madison peed on me, well she tried, but I'm too quick and threw a blanket over her squirt stream! I'm not sure what I expected considering I had her naked all afternoon. Later at dinner Big Sis Mallory decided to come sit on my lap. I noticed her bum felt warm but I figured it was sweat from the back of her legs, it was in the 90's this afternoon. After a minute she got up to go back to playing on the playground. And AWESOME! She used me like a toilet! My whole lap and part of my shirt was covered in pee! Whatever, it happens. I figure they were just marking their territory and letting me know "I'm their favorite".


R U Kidding?

As an aspiring Wedding Photographer, I purchase A LOT of Wedding magazines. In them I get great inspiration for poses, angles, etc. Tonight while I've been working on my website, I was flipping through the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and came upon this ad:

It's the invitations for Bella Swan & Edward Cullen's Wedding... Twilight Fans, you've been invited.


Keep Each Day Positive.

I got this e-mail today, and thought it was hilarious! Read-on:

How to start each day with a positive outlook:
1. Open a new file in your computer

2. Name it 'Barack Obama'

3. Send it to the Recycle Bin
4. Empty the Recycle Bin

5. Your PC will ask you: 'Do you really want to get rid of "Barack Obama?"

6. Firmly Click 'Yes.'

7. Feel Better?


Cross your fingers tonight is better

I love my job. I think I've mentioned a time or two. However, on very few occasions I feel that the work isn't worth the money. For example, the months of March and April have been crazy. Everyone is taking vacation, so we are completely understaffed, and no one can even call in sick! Last night I pretty much got my @$$ handed to me on a silver platter! Normally I can handle about 10 tables. (In most restaurants 1 server only has a 3-6 table section). However last night I had 16 tables! By myself, and we were crazy busy. It was all I could to just to get people's food to the kitchen! If I had to grade myself on service I'd have to give myself a D! Even my poor little helper/busser was stressed to the max. I literally could not take on simple tasks, or even stop to talk to my tables because I just didn't have time! It was AWFUL! To make it worse, I had a table write me a note on their (paper) table cloth to let me know their thoughts!

I've only ever had 1 complaint before. My first day serving and I was covering 1/2 the restaurant the patio, and the bar by myself.... But last night killed me! They basically said "the service was awful", but followed it up by saying "our waitress was very friendly and had a great attitude, but we knew she was juggling more than she could handle" after complaining about the "kitchen process" they followed it up with "make it work". To top it off they still tipped me 25%!!!! What?!?!?! I couldn't in good faith take the tip since they didn't have a great experience, but that incident pretty much ruined my night, even though they realized I WAS doing all I could.

So to make it better, I came home, and booked a cruise!!! I'm going on a 7 night Caribbean cruise in May, and I'm stoked!!! After everyone at work gets back from vacation, it's my turn! I need a vacation, at least a day off!