Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Placebo Effect

If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?

A painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment?  I think I would create a cure for cancer.

I know cancer has so many facets, but I wish it was something that we could easily treat.

Creating it now would have no effect on my past, but it would definitely change all of our futures.  A cure now would not bring my mom back or my grandparents.

It would not change my medical history because I’ve already been down that cancer road, but hopefully it’s one I do not have to go down again.

Changing the world for my daughter’s future is every parents’ dream.  Don’t we want to leave a better place for them.  I can’t think of any better gift than a world without cancer.

What would you create a cure for?

Searching Online

What was the last thing you searched for online? Why were you looking for it?

Just this morning we were searching for funny team names for our Color Me Rad team.

When we did this in February, we were separated into girls vs. boys and decided we just wanted to have one team.

There are some pretty crazy team names out there.

Here are some that we didn’t choose, but we thought were hilarious:

  • The Fast, The Slow, and The Pretty
  • Tight Butts & Sweaty Nuts
  • Chicks & Dicks
  • Babes & Bandits
  • Dye Running

We finally settled on Do or Dye.

The run is February 22 in Corpus Christi, TX, so that gives me plenty of time to work up to a 5K.


Day 6 – change

NOV. 6: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Physically, I would love to be about 30 pounds lighter. I’m working on that but unfortunately that’s a slow process.

I would love to be a runner. I’ve tried, but I just can’t get into it.

I would love to not be a worrier. I always seem to have a ton on my mind and it’s usually stuff that I have no control over. It keeps me up at night.

I would like to be a better cook. More willing to try new things and just say no to the drive thru.

I would love to be better at keeping a cleaner house. It always falls to the bottom of the priority list until I absolutely have to do it.

I guess there’s quite a few things I would like to change about myself.

Day 4 – Character

Who is your favorite character of all time?

I have a hard time picking a favorite character of all time.  On any favorites, I’m quick to pick something that I’ve watched, read, eaten, etc. recently.

I do have a few movies that if you were to ask me my favorite, I would tell you Dirty Dancing, Grease, Coyote Ugly and Sweet Home Alabama every time, but I may also throw in something I’ve seen recently.

I’ve been pondering characters and trying to decide who I would pick as my favorite character of all time and I really cannot come up with one.

How about you?  Who is your favorite character?

Day 3

This has been a busy weekend. Football on Friday, two soccer games and then a spaghetti dinner for some of the football players. I made enough food for 10. Too bad only 3 showed up. Jason and I will be eating spaghetti all week for lunch.

This is going to be a busy week. Tomorrow is H’s last 7th grade volleyball game. Then she has theater try-outs for The Little Mermaid on Tuesday and then she starts basketball practice on Wednesday. Not to mention our regularly scheduled soccer practice on Tuesday and Thursday and football on Friday. I’m tired just thinking about it.

Have a good week!

Soccer Saturday

H had a great game today. She’s been feeling under the weather and dealing with fluid in the ear and sinusitis most of the week.m she didn’t practice at all and she was worried that she wasn’t going to start today.  

She did start but never really had a chance to get her foot on the ball during the first half.  Her teammates managed to get two goals in.  Haley goes back in ti start the second half and then ends up scoring three goals.  She played her position and was where she needed to be when her teammates passed the ball.  

She has another game tomorrow.  Hopefully, she plays just as we’ll.

NaBloPoMo – Day 1

November 1st – I always have good intentions to stick with NaBloPoMo and usually fizzle out after a few days, but this month they are promising to provide daily prompts Monday through Friday, so I’ll just have to think for myself on Saturday and Sunday.  🙂


NOV. 1: If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?


Wow! How do you spend one million dollars in one day?

My first thought was buy a house, but that’s going to take longer than a day.  With all the inspections and paperwork, that’s out of the question.

So then my next thought was a new car.  Of course I just bought one, so I guess I could go over to the bank and pay it off and might as well pay off the truck while I’m at it.  I could go back to the dealership and then custom order my camaro convertible with all of the features I want and pay cash for that.

I would buy myself a new computer, maybe 2.  I need one for my CPA work and then one for fun.  Maybe the new iPad and might even buy one for Jason and H.

A new camera with all of the zoom lenses that are currently on my B&H Photography wish list.

I would love a new wardrobe, but I really dislike shopping and trying on clothes, so that would definitely take me longer than a day.

I would give money to H’s soccer club to install more lights on the fields, new uniforms and whatever else they needed.

I don’t know what else I would spend the money on in a day.

How about you?  How would you spend one million dollars in one day?