Monday, November 29, 2010

Blissdom 2011

Blissdom 2011 is coming up January 27 and 28, 2011!   And I want to go!! This would be an awesome opportunity for me to learn more about communicating through my blog with you, my readers! I haven't been to a conference yet, but keep hearing on other blogs about the great networking and learning experiences at conferences.  I'm a member of One2One Network, and would love to go!

One2One Network is giving 3 bloggers a chance to win Blissdom package giveaways !

They are:

GRAND Prize: Full conference pass (includes Wisdom Workshops), 3 nights at the Opryland Hotel, AND airfare/travel to the conference (up to $500)!!! A $1500 value!
FIRST Prize: Full conference pass (includes Wisdom Workshops), 2 nights at the Opryland Hotel!! An $800 value!
SECOND Prize: Full conference pass (includes Wisdom Workshops) A $500 value!
 We have to tweet, facebook, and blog as extra entries for this chance!


Winner of CSN giveaway!

#51 was drawn via random organizer, and it was :   swoodsonshoeclips said... I would like to get this!

You now have 48 hours in which to contact me. I will be e-mailing you as soon as I post this!!!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

TV Shows and some rambling!!

If you've been following me on twitter, you'll notice that I watch alot of shows from the dvr, when I post via Miso from my iPhone. I never seem to get the chance to watch shows whenever they're on in real time, due to that either hubby or son doesn't want to watch what I'm watching. I tend to catch Sanctuary from the dvr on Saturday mornings, it's a different sort of show on the SyFy channel. I started watching it after I stumbled upon Warehouse 13. Wednesday nights are always dvr'ed since I never get a Wednesday night off unless I'm sick or on vacation. Modern Family and The Middle are definitely son's and my faves! Grey Anatomy and Private Practice-----two that I can watch the next day after 10 am from enjoy them, and don't seem to get bothered by the surgeries! Maybe it's because I saw an open chest surgery back when I was in nursing school-- a lady's lung was being removed, and I could see her heart beating.  Who knows!
Miso is an app on the iPhone and the Blackberry, if I'm correct, and it's another social media site where you can post what movie or tv show that you're watching. They had a really cool thing on Thanksgiving, where if you posted that you were watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, you ended up with a Minion badge or something like that and could log on a site that had to do with Minions and the Despicable Me movie. Too Cool!

My favorite show today has been the Sarah Palin's Alaska show. Even though it's about her family and what they did this summer, I'm enjoying the awesome Alaskan scenery!!! Alaska's on my bucket list! Early on in my marriage to Steve, I wanted us to move there, and I wanted to work as a nurse flying to different towns  or work in a hospital in Anchorage! We got older, and my desire to want to move there changed, but I still want to travel to that beautiful state!!!

I can't stay awake much longer, starting to yawn too much!!! Good night to you all!  Hope that you had a great weekend!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

LOW entries for the CSN giveaway!

LOW ENTRIES FOR CSN STORES.COM GIVEAWAY for 11/28/10, Sunday night!   Don't forget to enter today!!!!!  
Y'all enter today!!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Low entries for the CSN!

Don't forget to enter the CSN $55 giveaway!!!  It ends 11/28!!!


"Featuring Norah Jones" CD review!

I recently was given the opportunity to review Norah Jones latest CD, Featuring Norah Jones, which went on sale this past Tuesday November 16th at

...Featuring Track Listing:
1. Love Me – The Little Willies 
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson 
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo  
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings 
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton 
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

I had briefly heard her sing on Dancing With The Stars, and liked her music after that. I was thrilled to have the chance to review this cd, and boy, was it great. I played it after son got home from school and hubby got home from work one afternoon, and we all were listening to it. Definitely a wide range  of different styles of music, something to suit everyone. This cd is compiled from cameos, duets and collaborations that span the musical spectrum---recorded from 2000 to 2010! My favorites were Baby It's Cold Outside, Creepin' In, Blue Bayou, to name a few!!!  Son liked Baby It's Cold Outside, too!!!!

Here's links to check out more on Norah Jones:

Thanks to One2One Network for giving me the opportunity to review Norah's CD. MY review is my personal opinion of the cd, and I'm entered to win a gift card through One2One Network for participating in the review! 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Whew, what a week, and it's not over yet!!!

Good evening! Posting from the phone till after Storm Chasers is finished on the dvr! We have had a long sick week in our household, and hubby and I are both exhausted!! Alesha, I know that I can't totally relate to what you go through on a daily basis with Ike and especially when he's sick, my hat's off to you!!
This week, our son who's 11, almost 12, started in with a fever of 103.3 on Monday evening. We started with trying to get the fever down that night before I had to go to work---as a night-shift RN in a nursing home. Hubby took Tuesday off to take son to the pediatrician. Found out that son had a bilateral ear infection ( both ears, for the non-medical!!) and a sinus infection. Big guy took care of little guy while I slept that day, and I worked Tuesday night. I came home to son still running a fever Wednesday, still. So, I helped with cough syrup and Tylenol or ibuprofen, and I proceeded to doze off on the sofa.
I woke up to the sound of son coughing, like he was going to cough up a hairball or something. I called our scheduler at work to see if she could get someone to cover for me, since I really needed to take care of my son.
I ended up getting her to cover Thursday night, too, and I am using some vacay days to cover those hours for pay.
I went through countless nebulizer treatments, bugging son to drink fluids & eat, take mucinex and Tylenol or ibuprofen when needed. We, being hubby and I, took son back to pediatrician this afternoon, after speaking with her on the phone today. His temp wasn't staying down and we didn't know what else to do. The doctor switched his antibiotic from Augmentin tabs to what is known as a Z-pak! He also got another diagnosis, bronchitis. Arrrrrrggghhhh! Still xopenex nebulizer treatments, mucus-busting meds, and Tylenol/ ibuprofen!!!!
All the while this week, we've picked up homework and assignments twice from school for him, trying to stay caught up.
I've battled head congestion for about 3 weeks now and hubby's starting to feel cruddy! We're all asthmatics, too! Lovely, eh?


- Posted using BlogPress from my phone!!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

$55 CSN Stores Giveaway! (Ends 11/28/10)

Years ago, when we ran out of roon for dvds and videos in a dvd rack we had, my husband decided to look online for storage units, especially a corner one. Lo and behold, he bought one through CSN Stores online! We were so happy with the item!
I was recently approached by CSN to have a giveaway for their company. They have over 200+ stores. From end table to cookware to whatever you need in your home, they've got it! I could spend all day,  just looking through all of their stores! 

And did I forget to mention that they've got Hassle Free returns and free shipping??

WIN: a $55 gift code for CSN  ! Especially with the holidays coming up, this is a great way to decorate your house or to get Christmas shopping done!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit  CSN and post one thing that you would like to buy! You must post a link to that item or the item number in your post for the entry to be valid.

EXTRA ENTRIES:  (to be done after Mandatory entry! Each Comment must have its own entry and e-mail address with it in order to be a valid entry!)
1) be a public follower of my blog on Google Friends Connect, and mention what name or nickname you're following under!)  (1 entry)

2) follow CSN Stores on Twitter @CSNSTORES, and leave your twitter name in the comment.
(1 entry)

3) follow me on twitter, @winterbabe98, and leave your twitter name in the comment. (1 entry)

4) tweet about the giveaway, and leave the link in your comment. I must be able to check the comment.
(1 entry)

5)Blog about the giveaway, and link back to FL Mom's Blog and CSN in the post. (5 entries!!)

Giveaway starts November 12, 2010, and ends at 11:59 p.m.  on November 28, 2010. The winner of the giveaway will be chosen by, and will be announced here on my blog as well as contacted by e-mail.  You will have 48 hours in which to respond back  or a new winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and you must be 18 years of age to enter. 

Disclosure: I was given the $55 gift code for this giveaway to give to  one of my readers.  The opinions are my own. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Night's Alright!

Sorry for no posts in a few days! Aiming to get out another post for ya'll  over the next few days. Been busy at work, and around the house!


Long Time No Write!

  Long time no write, well, on my part! I actually went through a blogging funk, where I just couldn't get creative writing juices going...