Happy Easter

This isn’t going to be a long post. (That’ll come later this week)

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you who celebrate, a Happy Easter.


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I was going through some of my older posts on my book blog and came across this one, I felt this was a post that should be posted again,
**Originally published on Are You Ready to be BOOKed? on May 22, 2016

Picture Credit: Google

Picture Edit: Crystal “Toni” Schmidt

“When you used to wanna spread a rumor, you would go to a bathroom wall, scream it from the rafters or handwrite our untruths. Nowadays we text it, email it or facebook/twitter it. STOP THE BULLYING – no matter how you do it ………. it’s still bullying and we aren’t kids anymore! #truth #realtalk #growup” – Crystal “Toni” Schmidt

Crystal your words combined with this pic have such a strong message that I think needs to be shared.

I’ve come to realize it’s not just kids on the playground doing the bullying either.. It’s the adults too, they’re just as bad if not worse.

LISTEN TO/BUY You Had To Pick On Me

For more on Matt Kennon or his music visit his website ~~> http://mattkennon.com

NOW is the time to STOP THE BULLYING!

Words, Words and More Words

Sorry no words of wisdom from me tonight, not that I ever really have any words of wisdom for you…

I don’t really have a purpose for coming here tonight, nor did I have a post planned out. I just felt like coming on and letting whatever came to be out.

This might just end up being a jumbled up pile of nonsense.. Hey, that sounds like my life a jumbled up pile of nonsense that I’m trying to make sense out of.

I just wanted to come on and post something so it didn’t seem so dead on here.
I came, I posted, now I’m heading to dreamland.

Until next time, Keep Calm and Ramble On!

Please Excuse My Absence

Yes, please excuse my absence (even though I haven’t really been absent)…

Perhaps I should have saved this post for when I’ve been missing for awhile… Oh, well.
I have a slight case of depression, I suppose that comes from having end-stage heart and renal (kidney) failure for four almost five years.

So, next time I’m missing for a month (or more) more than likely my depression got to me again.

I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes it pulls me under and it takes me a bit to get back up.

If you’re suffering from depression know you are not alone, I know at times it may feel like you are but you’re not.

THAT was definitely where I was planning on taking this post, but that’s okay. My posts always seem to go in the direction they want anyway.

That’s it for me tonight. Until next time, Keep Calm and Ramble On!

Walgreens Balance Rewards

*Not a sponsored post. Just sharing my love for Walgreens’ Balance Rewards program

I wasn’t going to post anything tonight… but I obviously changed my mind.
I found out how awesome loyalty/reward cards are today.

I needed to pick up a few prescriptions from my local Walgreens. I’m always picking up prescriptions and other miscellaneous items from Walgreens so it made sense to get a Balance Rewards Card. If you don’t know what that is or you simply want more info Click Here

Besides my prescriptions, I picked up a package of paper bowls, 2 Zone Perfect bars (Strawberry Yogurt), 2 Hershey’s Gold Candy Bars, 2 Vitamin Waters (Pineapple Coconut), a package each of Gardettos and Chex Mix.
Why am I telling you this? Well, all that combined with the coupons I saved on my balance rewards card for a few of my items AND $10 in reward points, I ended up only paying $2.63! But wait, I had a $5 Walgreens gift card so I ended up not spending any actual cash at Walgreens today.

That’s how you save at Walgreens… Get a Balance Reward Card, earn points, save and use walgreens digital coupons.

Rambling Ahead

Hey everybody, I’m in the mood to ramble.. be prepared for some subject jumping.

Hold on tight, here we go

It’s that time of the year where it’s Winter and Spring all in the same week, tonight it’s raining and tomorrow morning it’s supposed to be a rain/snow mix.

Not the best weather to go out walking in, but hey; I have things I need to do.

While I’m rambling let’s talk phones, what’s better prepaid plans or contracts? What do you prefer?

I like being able to choose my plan month to month, I might need more data one month than I do another. I suppose one could argue that prepaid is unreliable, I personally have never had any problems using a prepaid phone.
I should probably stop now before my brain explodes from thinking too hard… lol

In case you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a little new to putting my thoughts and ramblings out for others to read. I’m the quiet, shy girl who’s always sitting by herself. I figure no one wants to hear what I have to say so I just stay quiet.

Anyway, now that I really am done rambling. Until next time, remember to Stay Calm & Ramble On.

Feb 25

Isn’t that just a catchy title….

Sorry, my creative skills aren’t flowing tonight. I think the high winds blew them away.
I’m beginning to think that, that one lone view from the US is me.. I’m also thinking that if I’d like more ”views” I need to find hosting. (More on that later).

I guess this is going to be a short post. It’s late and I’m tired…… If you’re seeing this let me know, don’t be shy say Hi!!

Have You Tried Tervis Tumblers Yet?

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Two post in one week,.. Shocking isn’t it? I had to share my love for Tervis tumblers with all of you today.

I love Tervis tumblers, they keep my hot drinks hot and my cold drinks cold.

The tumblers can be used with or with out the covers. Tumblers come in 12 oz, 16 oz or 24 oz.

Tervis also has 24 oz water bottles, 16 oz mugs, wine glasses, seamless wine glasses, they even have a tervis sippy cup!

You can buy Tervis cups off their website http://www.tervis.com/, I’ve seen them here at Shopko, Hallmark stores usually have them. Or you could use the store locator on the tervis website to find a location near you. Amazon is also another place you can find tervis products.

Tervis Black and White Skull Wrap Tumbler with Black Lid, 24-Ounce
I’ve put my tumblers in the refrigerator (after making sure the lid was closed) and and no issues with it. I haven’t used them in the microwave yet.

Do you use any tervis products? If so, let me know what you think of them.

Love Me Some Zone Perfect Bars

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I have a confession. I have an “addiction” to Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars.
Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars are great tasting, good for you, and obviously slightly addictive..

I don’t remember the flavor of my first Zone Perfect bar (I think it might have been cinnamon roll) but I know I wasn’t impressed. Fast forward a few months and now I love the Strawberry Yogurt, the Chocolate Mint, and the Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Why do I eat Zone Perfect Bars? I’m sure some of you are wondering how the idea this post came about, I have end stage kidney failure and am on peritoneal dialysis.
For PD to work you need to keep your Albumin (protein in the blood) up, for my dialysis clinic is has to be over 4.0 to be considered in range. I had trouble keeping my Albumin up so the dialysis dietitian suggested Zone Perfect Bars.
She gave me a box of Fudge Graham and Strawberry Yogurt plus a few Chocolate Mint. There began my “addiction”..

Strawberry Yogurt tastes like strawberry, Fudge Graham as a slight cinnamony taste to me, and Chocolate Mint tastes like a cross between a Thin Mint and a York Peppermint patty.

This brings me to yesterday Friday the 16th, I had to stop into Shopko and finally remembered to look for said Nutrition Bars and found not only Strawberry Yogurt, but also Cookies & Cream Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk, and Dark Chocolate Almond.

Once I’ve tried those other flavors, I’ll have to do another post about them. Though that won’t be for at least a few weeks.

For anyone wondering the do in fact help me keep my Albumin up, my last two monthly labs showed my Albumin in January to be 4.1 and this month’s was 4.0. If you’re on PD for sure and your dietitian approves give them a chance.

You should be able to find Zone Perfect Bars at your local Walmart, Target, Shopko, Walgreens, CVS or pretty much any other Grocery Store. You can also get them on Amazon.

Here are my favorites so far,
Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars Strawberry Yogurt 1.76oz 5 Bars (2 Pack)
Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars, Chocolate Mint, 8.8 Oz (Pack of 2)
Zone Perfect Chocolate & Peanut Butter Nutrition Bars, 10 – 1.76 Ounce Bars


**Artwork courtesy of my niece

I haven’t forgotten to post, I’ve been handling a lot of personal shit (please excuse my language).

My next post will be about my “obsession” with Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars. Ok, it’s not really an obsession BUT I do love me some Zone perfect bars.

There is a reason as to why I eat them or I should say, eat so may of them.. CHECK BACK SOON TO FIND OUT WHY.