My Weight Loss Journey

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Day In The Life Of A Prim Girl Going To Cosmetology School

School is still keeping me pretty busy, I have not been able to even pick up a sewing needle in 5 weeks, I am hoping that soon will change and I can start working on some Christmas primitives. I really miss sewing and creating my dolls and look forward to getting started on some prims for our craft show in Spooner the end of November.

At school last week, we learned how to give pedicures. I didn't think I would like the whole pedicure thing....not really a fan of touching feet but it really was not that bad. I will like it even more when it brings in a paycheck. We had to get a pedicure lasts week was fun and felt so good. Tomorrow, we will be tested on the pedicure procedure from setting up, to giving the pedicure and then the clean-up process....the key thing here it SANITATION and I totally understand why!!!!!!

Me getting a pedicure

Ashlyn was my partner, here she is giving me my pedicure. I had never had a pedicure before and I can actually say I LOVED it. Ashlyn gave an amazing foot relaxing!!!!!

House Progress

All the samples lined up against our granite counter top for our bathroom

We went home last weekend and worked on the house...yes, it's become pretty much our, school and off to work on the house. Someday, we will have a life again but until then, we are keeping our eye on the prize:)

We have come to the point where it is time to pick out the tile for our shower. Last week, we found a couple samples we liked so we brought them to Plover where our granite pieces are to make sure that they all match. We decided on a textured brown tile...we both liked it so hopefully it will be all we are envisioning.

Here is our kitchen granite piece, I was so excited to see it again (we picked it out in June)'s been since June since I hadlaid my eyes on it....I STILL LOVE IT and can't wait to see it in my kitchen.

We also picked out our fireplace stone, the sample piece is to the left.....LOVE IT!!!!!

We picked out our interior doors awhile back. We ordered one to make sure we liked our choice before we went ahead and ordered all of came last week and we LOVED awesome!!!!!!!

A trailer full of our hardwood maple flooring.....we picked it up at the sawmill and got it all hauled into the house last weekend. It has to sit and acclimate to the house for 2 weeks then Brent can start laying it down. I can't wait to see my beautiful wood floors!!!!!

Brent spent the most of the weekend bulldozing. We decided to build a berm to give us privacy from the neighbor across the field from us. When we built our house here, we knew we would be doing something to block the view of the neighbor. A couple weekends ago, we decided to build this berm and plant a row of pine trees on the top of it to give added privacy. Not only will it give a beautiful touch to our yard, it will give us the privacy we both want.

Getting a good start

half way there:)

I am so blessed to have such a talented husband....he seriously can do anything!!!

While looking out the windows in the house, you can not see anything except the sky line.....just the way I like it!!!!!

And here is our driveway shaping up. We are going home this weekend and Brent will hopefully finish up on our yard excavating. Can't wait til we get the grass and flowers all will really all come together then. That will not be for a while but I know it will be AWESOME when it is finished!!!!

My daughter Alyssa went flying with her dad the other day and they flew over our is the ariel photo she took for me, I LOVE it...just thought I would share it will you all. This of course was before the berm was started:)

Well, I better get to bed...morning comes way too FAST. Until next time, Blessings everyone....Rhonda

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

School, Homework, Work On The House...Repeat

I cannot believe that I will be starting my 4th week of school Monday....weeee, what a whirl wind of a ride!!!!

All in all, school has been wonderful but also very consuming. I have A LOT of homework that does not wait for anything and that makes it a little hard for anything extra especially when we go home to work on the house on weekends. My husband has to do a lot of the work by himself while I am at my daughter's working on homework. He has been very understand about all the homework, both during the week and on weekends. I am hoping that the load will lighten soon, but I do know that when it is all over with, it will be worth it.

I have made some really nice friends at school. Even though I am much older then they are, they all treat me like one of the gang and that means so much to me!!!!! We go to lunch together, help each other with our hands-on projects and also our homework, they are all so sweet and make school very fun.

I love all the teachers too, they are so helpful and are very understanding that we are learning everything at a break-neck speed and give us mercy when we don't get things right away. I am a very blessed girl to be able to have this opportunity of going to school and I thank God that he has allowed me to do it. I have realized something very important that I have known all along but sometimes need to be reminded of....I CANNOT do ANYTHING without JESUS....without JESUS helping me through this school journey or any other journey this life takes me through, I could not survive it. HE keeps me focused on what is really important and really valuable in life!!!!! He is my ROCK!!!!! HE is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE and NO ONE comes to the Father except through him!!!!!

A look inside our classroom where all the brain strain goes on:)

Me with my gal all perm-rodded up...she got worked over that's for sure. Her head was in positions that I do not think a client's head could be in. I better get practicing if I do not want to cause client's to end up at the Chiropractor right after their perms!!!!!

my mannequin after I took out her perms rods....pretty cool!!!!

Me giving my mannequin a blunt cut....loved it!!!!

Work it girl!!!!!

House Progress

Last weekend, we went home and painted the whole interior of our house. My daughter and son in-law, Brent and I, and my step-dad worked like dogs. We got the job done in 2 days and I was very proud of our work.

Brent starting our bathroom

Our bathroom finished

Our kitchen/dining room

Kara painting our spare bedroom

Nice job Kara!!!!

Brent painting our entryway

Brent still painting our entryway

Our entryway almost finished except for the cutting in at the ceiling which my step-dad finished up with a very steady hand....thank you Ray for all your hard work!!!!!

Kara and Trav hard at work...what a cute couple!!! Love you both very much!!!!

Our spare bathroom

Our bedroom

The office, Brent picked out this color....he LOVES it, it's his favorite room:)

The kitchen, dining room, and hall all it!!!! Can't wait until the kitchen cabinets are installed!!!!!

Our son in-law Travis hard at work....Trav is an awesome painter!!!!!

My daughter Kara, she is an awesome painter too, she hung in there with me through the whole process....thank you so much Kara, I could not have done it without you!!!!!

Well, that's about it for now, sorry I have not posted for a while. With school, it has been a bit harder to keep up with my blog every week but I will for sure make the time to post when I can. I LOVE blogging and will not stop no matter how busy I get.

Thank you all for tuning in, I appreciate it so much. Until next time....Blessings, Rhonda