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Thursday, June 24, 2010

25 Weeks Pregnant

Well, we seem to be steadily churning along. Miranda is now 25 weeks pregnant.
She's been doing VERY well. The only complaints as of late are heartburn, fatigue and shortness of breath.
She says if that's the worst that happens then she's in great shape.

Here's the most recent pics of her.

This one was taken 5 days ago:

And this one was taken 3 days ago:

 How awesome is that baby bump?

The most current baby stats are:
25 weeks, 2 days
13.73 inches
24.37 ounces
102 days left until full-term

I can feel both babies kick, punch and even toss and turn!
How amazing! You can tell when their little head (of little butt) is pressing against her belly - its gets really firm.


The job hunt is just that - a hunt.
I'm still hunting a full-time job in my field - and out.

I've even applied for a part-time job 5 blocks from home in my local paper's mail room. Ugh!

There is a position open at my local hospital that I'd take in a heartbeat. 
Yes, mom, I've applied for it already. 
No, mom, I haven't heard anything yet.

Its an IT Help Desk position.
Everyone always said I'd end up in computers. You know what - if I got that job I'd take it, work it and stay there. I'd put Respiratory on hold. Just because I have a degree doesn't mean I absolutely have to work in that field. I love being an RT, but I love computers too. I have since I was 6 and my 1st grade teacher let me place "Face" on the school's only computer. An old Commodore 64.

Everyone reading this, please pause for a second and say a little prayer that I'll find a position soon.
Stress builds daily without me working full-time.

Who knows - maybe I'll win the lottery.

Ariva dare'che
(I know its not spelled correctly, I was too lazy to look it up and I spelled it like it sounds, LOL)

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Coming Soon: CSN Stores Review

CSN Stores has graciously agreed to allow me to do a review of one of their items.
These folks have over 200+ websites dedicated to certain consumer items. I've browsed many of them so far and one that sticks out in my mind are their platform beds. Miranda and I are in dire need of a new bed. Especially with the twins coming. :) We'll definitely be looking further into this site.

Stay tuned for the upcoming CSN Stores review. 
We're super stoked about this opportunity.

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Win an Amazing Camera

Odd/Funny Picture Contest

Wherever you’re traveling this summer – whether hiking the Grand Canyon, visiting Times Square, riding the roller coaster at Cedar Point or ogling the Eiffel Tower in Paris  – don’t leave home without  
Steak-umm Burgers (or at least the box)!  

Snap a pic of yourself and/or your fellow travelers holding a Steak-umm package anywhere in the world and submit it to the Steak-umm “Bon Voyage, Burger!” Photo Contest. The most creative photo gets the prize – the odder or funnier, the better. 

The winning photo will receive a Samsung DualView TL220 Blue 12.2 Megapixel Digital Camera – the much-talked-about $299.99 (MSRP) model with a front LCD screen that makes it easy to take pictures of yourself (with or without your Steak-umm box) and a back LCD touch screen for quickly scrolling through photos and menus. 

The contest runs from April 30 through August 15, 2010. Winners will be selected by August 25. All entries must include a photo with a Steak-umm box, and be time-stamped or postmarked no later than August 15. Entries can be submitted by mail, email, Twitter or Facebook – see Contest Rules for more details. 

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Zevia Diet Soft Drinks Review

Recently, the awesome folks at Zevia sent me a mixed case of their Diet, No Calorie, All-Natural Soft Drinks to evaluate and review... and the results are in!
I've come to the conclusion that I've been missing out. Honestly, I had never heard of Zevia before I stumbled upon them during a recent web search for healthier drinks. I was interested. So I contacted them ans asked if I could do a review for them and they agreed. I'm very glad they did.

Here is a stock picture of the items I received:

I drank all of the items they sent me in a matter of about 4-5 days.

My favorites were:
Lemon-Lime Twist (like Sprite)
Orange (like Sunkist)
and Ginger Ale (like, well, Ginger Ale)

The other flavors were great and I really enjoyed them but those left a little more of a sweet-like aftertaste than my favorites did. Still, it didn't take away from the satisfaction.

I do want to take this opportunity to let the recipe makers at Zevia know that they may want to alter the
Dr. Zevia recipe a tad bit. If you were shooting for an alternative to Dr. Pepper, you missed the mark. Not by a whole lot, but enough to possibly turn some folks off to that flavor.

Overall I really enjoyed all of them. They are definitely a great all-natural alternative to mainstream diet soft drinks. I want to thank all of the folks at Zevia for allowing me to review their products.

(I was sent a case of Zevia drinks on my request. All opinions stated in this post are mine and mine alone.)
(Dr. Pepper, Sprite and Sunkist names are all copyright their respective owners. The use of their names in this post was used for comparison only. No copyright infringement intended)

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