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Henna is FUN: hobby becomes income

Sunday, February 07, 2010      6 comments

So, I've finally decided to get over my fear of charging friends and family for my henna skills. I designed and ordered business cards and a vinyl sign. And I've already got... Read more

I burned 1100 calories by dancing for 2&1/2 hours!!!

Monday, February 01, 2010      1 comments

Plus, It's a cheap date for me and my DH. He learns how to lead @ Salsa, and I get to dance w/ him and 10 other strange men during class. THen we get to dance w/ each other@ the social dance after class. an Hour-long class @ Salsa NoKaOi,... Read more

Uninvited guests stink worse than bad fish

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      8 comments

My mother invited herself and my new step-father to our house for Christmas week, on their honeymoon, of all things. As a thank you for letting them invade our home and not spend $... Read more

Finally back in the swing... two birds, one stone... see?

Thursday, September 24, 2009      1 comments

Moved in May, left Tokyo. arrived @ new house in Hawaii in mid-july. It is not nice being temporarily homeless due to an overseas transfer, I can only imagine the HELL that some people have had to endure due to recession. I gained... Read more

Girl's day out @ IKEA

Saturday, March 28, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I went to girl friends to the Ikea in Yokohama Japan. I found sooooo many good deals and even an easel and roll of paper for my 5 yr old, and a few hanging "condo" nets for my 10 yr old's stuffed animalia, etc. We're going back t... Read more

back to bollywood W/ Meera

Monday, March 09, 2009      3 comments

today I took about an hour out of my "me time" and I put in the bollywood DVD dances w/ meera. I did the warm up, all three teaching sections, and the final dance routine, plus the 10 minute cool down. I feel a bit tired, and a bit tight in th... Read more

What do you think about CelebriMama's?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009      1 comments

the MOST discouraging thing I could do post-partum was watch one of those Entertainment "news" shows or read a celebrity/gossip/fashion mag. I knew, realistically, that I could never afford to hire all those assistants, etc. who could enable me... Read more

fat is migrating.... NORTH?!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009      2 comments

Weell now! How on earth can that happen? LOL emoticon I've lost an inch on my hips (yes, I've noticed that my ... Read more

Hawaii, here we come! perhaps some stress-relief @ last.

Sunday, February 15, 2009      2 comments

Well, we haven't officially gotten the "call" or the "email," but we found out through a backdoor on a personnel website that we're going to Hawaii! It'll be nice to be able to read street signs in English again and shop for U.S. size 12/1... Read more

Who's ever heard of a toddler getting kicked out of preschool????

Wednesday, January 14, 2009      1 comments

Before you post a comment please read my Bio and other blogs on my Spark page--get the current story before giving advice, keeping in mind I'm in Japan. Today, my DH and I were finally able to meet (together as a couple) w/ our 4 yr old son... Read more

Keep chasing that "Happy You" feeling

Tuesday, January 13, 2009      0 comments

Dear Spark Friends-- Thanks so much for inspirational stories and methods for getting past my plateau. Several of you have mentioned a particular 6-week/12-week pl... Read more

Still confused, but feeling better and enjoying life more

Tuesday, January 06, 2009      1 comments

I'm feeling better about my life, but I'm still trying to figure out what's gone wrong w/ my Spark strategy... I was following the fitness program and staying w/ in my calorie min/max, and eating healthier choices, but I stopped losing weight, a... Read more

I have gained back all of my weight and my Dr is a glassbowl

Saturday, December 13, 2008      5 comments

I have nearly been killing my social life. I feel like a gym whore, always there always sweaty and not a flarging thing to show for it. (BTW that's our family's new "f" word. we had to change to it, when we heard our four yr old "quoting" D... Read more

ER trip w/ a bloody (literally) 4 yr old.

Friday, September 12, 2008      3 comments

didn't get to eat breakfast. spent the entire morning at the ER w/ my toddler who had tripped and smashed his forehead on a concrete pylon while eagerly running at the train track crossing, we were on our way to get him to his preschool bu... Read more

oops forgot to post summer goals

Monday, June 23, 2008      2 comments

Family Summer: official Start @ last day of school. June 12th,2008 Pizza goal: no more than 2 pizza orders in the same calendar month. Healthy cooking goal: Try one NEW healthy recipe/week WHOLE FAMILY g... Read more


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