"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spa Diva (530) 392-0039

The Best part of my day was getting an absolutely fabulous facial at Spa Diva!! I'm in the spa business and have been getting monthly facials for over fifteen years. I have had the chance to get a variety of facials, skin peels, microdermabrasions, you name it, but by far Lisa at Spa Diva is the best!!
She has been working on my face for over three years now. She uses top quality product. My skin is the clearest it’s ever been. I believe the main reason that I do not look my age is due to Lisa. After my microderm treatment my skin looks radiant & has a smooth texture. My skin is noticeably brighter, hydrated, & plump the next day. Lisa always does an amazing job! I so love her & I highly recommend her!!!! And YES I am biased when it comes to her!
 If you love magnificent looking skin & love to be pampered go visit Spa Diva!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beginning to Rebuild

I have to restore my spirit. I have strayed from my belief that happiness comes from inside of me. I misplaced how significant it is to find happiness from within. Instead, I started turning to a man to make me happy. I am once again, focusing on finding happiness inside of Christine. Presently, I am getting in touch with my “authentic self”.   
Every time you lose control to negative emotions like anger, disparagement, resentment, or rage, you allow those negative feelings to have power over you. It is easy to remain in a state of frenzy. It is an undertaking to leave behind these detrimental behaviors. You need to persevere & thwart all destructive mind-sets.
My intention is to reclaim my unadulterated self.  To fill myself with creativity and oodles of positive energy! I need to “dig down deep” for my inner strength. Thank goodness I do not need “to dig” too deep! The power & strength that comes from inside one's self cannot be lost like a set of keys. Once you create a life with meaning, purpose, and vitality, it can never be taken away from you!

My Theme Song


We went round for round til' we knocked love out
We were laying in the ring, not making a sound
And if that's a metaphor of you and I
Why is it so hard to say goodbye

I can't wait to hate you make you, pain like i do..
Still can't shake you off..
I can't wait to break through these emotional changes..
Seems like such a loss cause I can't wait to face you,
Break you, down so low there's no place left to go..

I can't wait to hate you..

My Authentic Self

     I just committed one of the biggest mistakes most people make when they get involved in a long term relationship. I fell into the trap of giving up many of my own opinions and beliefs for the sake of my partner. I got so caught up in him that I lost my own identity. I gave up my social life with friends in order to spend time with him. I feel like I lost a part of who I am.  I lost my personal identity. I started to feel as if I was slowly dissolving away. I didn’t realize it of course, until the relationship was over.

     I feel in all my previous relationships I did a fantastic job of maintaining my own identity & was able to invest a good portion of myself into my other relationships. I was always able to share my life with that “special someone” & maintain a sense of personal fulfillment & happiness that wasn’t as a result of my relationship with my partner.
     In healthy romantic relationships both partners need to be willing to compromise. We both did our share of compromising in the beginning. Than it constantly felt like a power struggle so, in the end I did all the compromising. I was so “In Love” that I ignored the “red flags” of his dominating personality and control issues.

     I am a believer that whenever a relationship ends that there is a lesson to be learned. I have been mulling over my life lesson and I couldn’t figure it out. My dear friend Tim said, “My lesson is to be true to who you are & you haven’t been with Ken.” So, in my next relationship I will remember to hang onto my own identity in my "future committed relationship."  
So, I now need to rediscover who I am again!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Job & Health Care Fair

I will be providing free chair massage today, September 26, 2010 at Antelope Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is located at 4219 Antelope Road, in Antelope, CA 95842. The church is hosting a Job & Health Care Fair for the community of Antelope. It will take place in the Fellowship Hall from 11am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yippee Skip NO more roots!!!

Okay normally I get my hair colored and cut every six weeks. This time I waited a whole nine weeks my roots must have been 2.5 inches worth. So, the best part of my day so far is going to Shear Magic and having Kitty Coppin fix my hair. I have been going to Kitty for almost 3 years now. So, has my daughter, Jennifer and many of our friends. Kitty is awesome does an amazing job and I LOVE MY HAIR AGAIN!!!!! If Jen & I ever wait too long to schedule an appointment and if we have an event to go to Kitty always squeezes us in. We may be double booked but again she makes sure our hair looks great for whatever event it may be!

Kitty Coppin (916) 410-9138
199 Cirby Way # 18
Roseville, CA 95678-6429

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bargain Shopping

As everyone knows, I currently cannot work for another 4 weeks. Needless to say money is a bit tight right now and I have two birthday gifts to purchase by Saturday. If you have never been to the web site http://www.become.com I highly suggest you visit this site! This is by far the most affordable and quality site to get earrings and watches that I have ever researched! They sell watches for both men and women at http://jewelry-and-watches.become.com/mens-watches/watches .The Watches come in every imaginable style that you could possibly want.
            While shopping for Jen & Mom I couldn’t help but purchase a watch for myself. This watch is extremely versatile. Watches are always a nightmare for me to find. I need one that is suitable for everyday use and great for dressing up. Normally I have to have two watches. A watch for work and a separate watch that works for getting all dolled up.  I’m so impressed with this site and would recommend it above previous earrings or "whole sale" sites I have been too!
Jewelry is so hard to find in a reasonable price range! The site was very easy to browse through and user friendly. I was able to find exactly what I was looking for from size, to color, to quantity at http://jewelry-and-watches.become.com/womens-jewelry/earrings! My personal favorites on this site after browsing through were these adorable Cubic Zirconia dear drop ring. They are very simple but yet so classy at the same time. A great gift for my Mom! Of course I fell in love with a pair of earrings for myself that I just couldn’t live without!!
I bought Jen an adorable Sterling Silver Heart Dangle Charm. She loved the charm said it was stylish and she won’t get beat up while she’s working!! I started X-mas shopping early and purchased several charms for my cousins. Shopping on  http://jewelry-and-watches.become.com/womens-jewelry/charms way to really get great quality items at a fantastic price!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Actual Nails

This may be a bit trivial but for the first time in 6 years I have fingernails! I have so missed my fingernails. I can scratch an itch again. Ken & Coco loves my long fingernails too! Obviously as a CMT I cannot have long nails. One of my daily rituals is to clip my nails. Normally they are not past the quick. I will be able to enjoy my long beautiful nails for 32 more days! Yippee Skip! The only perk from my surgery!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Awwee take a deep breath in!!!

I so love the smell of the Rain!!! Don’t get me wrong I am a sun worshiper but that first rain is literally like a breath of fresh air!! Rainy days and Mondays always get me down…Great song!  Yes, I am dating myself now “Rainy Days and Mondays” by The Carpenters.  So gathered up the pillow cushions on the patio chairs and covered up the furniture.  Jen & Ken moved some furniture under the patio covering. I saw you & him walking in the rain you were holding hands & I’ll never be the same. Was just singing that out loud. I love that one 2!!! Classic on my IPod of course! Watch tomorrow it will be 100. Hope not!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Random ?


What was the best part of your day?
My answer Seeing Jen, haven't seen my baby girl since Friday. Happy to have her home!!!

The Treasure Trove

Labor Day was pretty uneventful. Since surgery still can't do a whole lot. Was so so incredibly bored that I spent a total of ten hours cleaning out the treasure trove aka my garage. Now to all that know me, know that is a HUGE deal!! Especially since Ken has been trying to get me to clean out the garage for I'd say a year and a half. Please Ken has been willing to clean my entire garage by himself if I would let him. While means throwing out all my treasures. For those who know me & Ken they know he tells me I am a big hoarder! I agree but only where the garage is concerned!!!! So since I still cannot work for  a whole 5 more weeks the plan is to spend just 15 min a day in the garage until it is clean. Change one thing right!!!!

So, after  only 5 months Ken FINALLY has a space for a work area. Priceless!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Taking It Easy

It's been three weeks since surgery and I am officially going stir crazy. I am beginning to really stress out over finances all though I am trusting that every thing will work out in the end. Funny story, this week I had an attempt of 12 new clients and I am still stuck on bed rest! Ken has really been sweet and helpful waiting on me hand and foot! Lucky me! - and believe it or not I have been a big girl and not a baby. Only whined a few times, I am pretty proud of myself to be honest. I can not wait to get my clients back and begin working again soon. Sweet story of the month: Once I was home from the hospital I was up late at 3 a.m. for a glass of water, and Ken got upset and offered to get me water and told me to not move!

I should begin taking clients again on October 16th! I can't wait so here is the official count down beginning NOW! 45 more days and it's go time!