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And on the 8th day, massages were created

And on the 8th day, massages were created

Today as one of my Mommy Missions for Mommy Madness, I had to go get a free massage at Massage Envy.  I know!  The Torture!  Our first mission was taking the Traverse shopping to Kroger.  Mission?  Try daily activity!  But this is a mission I think they need to force us to go on every week to ensure we are calm when we are driving our Traverse.  I’m just saying!

A free massage where I did not have to start it with begging, reciprocate to get the hour long treatment, and I didn’t  even need to put out afterwards as a thank you.  Though a good nap would have made it perfect.

As I lay there being spoiled I had a chance to just think.  I know you are supposed to relax but my mind is never still.

Even though we have been trying in vain to rid Brandon of whatever is making him so sick, and even though Zarek put three different schools into a panic thinking he had the swine flu, and even though I am really searching for more hours in a day to actually get the things done that I need to do, I realized how very blessed I am.

As the knots were worked out, the kinks de-kinked and the tension in my shoulders finally release, I began to think about the things that have been stressed out so much lately.

Worrying about being the PTA president next year.  But?  I am so honored that the women I most admire trust me to handle such an enormous job.  They have faith in me.  I have a great team of beautiful people to work with me.

Worrying about the fact that my boys were sick and we were all in lock down.  But?  I have been able to spend quality time with all 3 of the kids while their guards are down.  I have been able to take care of them and let them be vulnerable.  We actually talked.

Worrying about my blog and blogging and how things are changing.  But?  I am able to come here any time I want and write whatever  I want without anyone telling me what to say or how to write.  No editorial guidelines.  And?  It brought me my amazing column that I write for Parenting Magazine.  And?  It brought me my agent.

Worrying about not finishing my book.  But?  As I stuggle with one, I have finished a second and am on a third.  Mainly because when the first one gets really, really tough to work through, I have the ability to switch gears and write things that are funny.

I am blessed.  And OH. SO. RELAXED.

I will upload my video later.  You can see me go from total excitement to totally Zen Chill.  It is pretty funny! You will enjoy it.  Or  not.  Right now I am too relaxed to care.

And remember that if YOU go into any and get your very own North Texas Chevy dealer and test drive the Chevy Traverse, you will get your very own gift certificate for a one-hour massage to any Massage Envy location in Dallas/Ft. Worth. (Be sure to let them know Jenn sent you!)  Also, ladies, if you want someone to go with you to take your test drive, let me know and I will meet you up there and we can cruise together!

When Life Makes Blogging Take a Backseat

When Life Makes Blogging Take a Backseat

First, I know you want to read something fun or of substance from me.  Go read (and comment) over at Mommy Madness DFW to read about my weekend freak out when I heard an explosive sound and knew my Traverse was totaled outside.  Oh and remember to vote because you love me and I shall cry if you don’t.  Or not. But vote anyway because you can!  Then? Since you just cannot get enough of me,  hop over to Parenting and read this week’s column.  It involves noodles and crayons.

Okay, so let’s see how much you really know about me.  Pick the real reason I have been too swamped to keep up with my blog this week and last.

1. The PTA is busy sucking out my Brain.
2. The Swine Flu.
3. I have been too busy working on my book(s).
4. Blog? I have a blog?

So?  Which one did you choose?

My long time readers probably looked at #1, laughed and said for sure that must be the one.  If you live locally or anywhere that gets news coverage you probably rolled your eyes since everything and everyone is up in arms over the Swine Flu so you may have chosen that as a default.  If you are my agent, most definitely you should choose #3 and believe it with all of your heart.  And many of you have read too many posts like this and knew the real reason was probably #4.

The winners? Those of you who chose….

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Mommy Madness!

Mommy Madness!


I have been waiting excitedly to tell you about the latest opportunity this amazing blog has brought to me.  I had to take care of a few administrative things before I could say anything but now, rather than bursting, I am going to share with you my secret.  I’ve been selected as one of only five mom bloggers in the DFW metroplex to take part in the “Mommy Madness” campaign for CBS Radio and North Texas Chevy Dealers.  What does this mean?  Well, in short, it means that I get to test drive (meaning live out of) a brand spankin’ new Chevy Travers for the next 8 weeks.  They are calling us the Mom Squad.  We have missions to do and errands to run but they are all fun for not only us, but for the entire family!

On Friday (during a downpour that made my liver quiver) I drove to the CBS studios to meet some of the CBS Radio DJ’s and pick up my Traverse.  Let me tell you something about the two fabulous DJ’s I had the opportunity to torment harass get to know:  They were hilarious and fun!  I am talking about Gene and Julie from the KVIL morning show.  Things I did not know before I chose to sit between them:

  • Gene actually would choose to eat baby food bananas if asked to. (He admitted it and it is on tape somewhere.)
  • You can totally be a smart alec with people who do it for a living and they aren’t afraid of your “out there” personality!
  • Calling yourself “the supreme being of all around me” will only get you the response, “Sorry, that is my title but if you need to borrow it you can.”
  • These two people are perfect together and I now have a duel DJ crush.

I also was able to meet  with the North Texas Chevy Dealers, more CBS radio personalities from Jack FM, KLUV and KVIL, all the marketing people you can fit into one conference room and the other 4 Moms who are a part of the “Mom Squad.”

The DFW Mom Squad moms are:

    After the meet and greet and tell us what you would eat (if you were to eat baby food), we were paired up with our very own dealer from our very own dealership. I was honored to be paired up with Jerry’s of Weatherford.  Poor David was the man selected to show me all of the amazing features of the Traverse.  I say poor David because we spent half the time going over the features and half the time laughing so hard people thought we had lost our mind.  For example, while he was showing me the features of the back seat DVD player he looked up and noticed me hugging the seat and fondly caressing the car.  To say the least it threw him off track.  Pretty much all of the features he showed me had similar responses from me.  He was absolutely hysterical as I responded to each amazing part of the Traverse with glee, giddiness and a bit of lust.  What a great sport!

    And now, where you can help me.

    The wonderful people behind this program want you to vote for you favorite DFW Mom Squad member.  (This would be ME to you, my wonderful readers!)  Just go to the Mommy Madness site and vote. (Again, for me.)  It isn’t hard.  It doesn’t hurt. AND when you vote you have the chance to win a spa trip to Lost Pines Resort & Spa in beautiful Austin!  You know you want a piece of that!

    AND if you are in the DFW area and go to any North Texas Chevy Dealers and test drive a Traverse, you can get a ONE HOUR massage at Massage Envy.  Show me one person who doesn’t need that one!

    I will be uploading pictures of my new foster baby Traverse later.  For now, go vote.  It is your patriotic duty, people.