Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Vitality VoxBox from Influenster

I have been a member of Influenster for a year now and just received my 2nd VoxBox in the mail. This time it is the Vitality VoxBox. I always love receiving surprises in the mail and since I was home on my lunch break when the box had arrived, I waited until after work to open it, so I had more time to go through it and check it in. Checking in your box is a very important step in the process because once you do, you open up new tasks to do which award you more points. Personally, I am not one to be in front of a camera, so I did not open the box on video and post it on youtube, and I won't make videos of the products, but I will do my best to try everything, and give honest reviews. The products in the Vitality VoxBox are as follows: 1. First Degree Advanced Burn Cream valued at $5.97 - $8.99 2. Playtex Sports Fresh Balance tampons valued at $3.99 3. Elizabeth Arden FLAWLESS FUTURE Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum valued at $60. for 1 fl oz 4. Pure Leaf Iced Tea 5. Softlips Cube valued at $3.49 And my box also contained a packet of Bikini Ready Energy Gummies I have websites and hashtags for each item they prefer us to use on social media and as I use the products I will post them on either my instagram account, twitter or my blog. If you would like the opportunity to earn a future VoxBox, please let me know and once I receive your email, I will send you an invite code. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Can Karma bite you before you screw up?

Since my mom died in March, my world feels like it has fallen apart. In the past month I have a bulging disc in my neck at the C5-C6; while I was on pain meds for that I got an ear infection and then I went in for my annual physical and mammogram and got called back for a Diagnostic Mammogram and just now got called to schedule a needle biopsy on my breast. I don't even know how I manage to get up every day, but I do. I've been so depressed but I put everyone else....my family, my friends, loved ones and job first. I messed up big time with friends and have lost them forever, but the loss of one breaks my heart. Karma hit me before I screwed up I guess. I'm scared. I want my mommy.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Karma and redirection

Health Karma....I think that is the term my doctor used this morning when I was in for my annual exam. Things have not been all that great in the past few weeks unfortunately. Its like my health karma has caught up with me. It started two weeks ago when I woke up with pain in my neck. The kind of pain you have sometimes when you sleep wrong. By the next day the pain was worse, and radiating down my left arm. Needless to say when I called m physician, they sent me to the ER. Turns out, the EKG showed I do have a heart but that I have a bulging disc in my C5/C6 that is impinging on the nerves in my neck and shoulder, causing the severe pain and numbness. On top of that, I got a severe cold and ear infection that I am still trying to get over. And my annual mammogram was done, and the doctor's office called and wants it redone, because the radiologist saw something he wants another look at. So, while my health karma is kicking me in the butt, I am trying to remain positive, and finding out who in my life I can count on. People have offered their shoulders, as well as their advice and that has been very nice to get. I have found the past few nights, as I sit here and nurse my wounds, I am also counting my blessings. I have discovered who my friends are, and that I need to be my own best friend first and foremost if I am to be a good friend. It's funny the things you think about when you take the time to focus on something important, like yourself. I know I am not perfect. I have flaws and issues, and no one can fix them but myself. When my shoulder/neck start hurting, I get up and do something else. AIM may be on, but I am redirecting my focus, and stepping away from the laptop. AIM doesn't buzz hardly at all, so I can get stuff done. Redirection can be a good thing.