Thursday, December 29, 2005

Thank You Christmas Shoppers!

Thanks to those who did their Christmas shopping with me.

It was a happy surprise when you called and said, "I don't know if you remember me, but I want to order six tubs of C-Spa Salt Scrub and five jumbo Lip Tubes and a tube of Satin Shea Body Butter." (Of course I remembered you! You were excited to find a CBBB rep last summer when we met, because you were almost out of the Country Bunny Bath and Body Satin Shea Body Butter, and you desperately wanted to find a way to buy more.)

And when I started to give you (each 'you' is different) a Christmas gift, you said, "I want to buy something," and bought Country Bunny Bath and Body Lotion Bars and Satin Shea Body Butter for yourself, your inlaws, and your children.

Then, you said, "I need eight Lotion Bars to give my brothers and sisters," and did your Christmas shopping with me.

Then, you said, "When you come home, bring a Shea Butter and a Lotion Bar for me to give my mom."

And, you bought two Country Bunny Bath and Body Oatmeal Milk and Honey Gift Sets, one for yourself and one for your sister.

Then, you bought Country Bunny Bath and Body Pearberry, Mountain Fresh, and Lavender and Eucalyptus Glycerine Soaps.

And, you bought Lotion Bars for your your son's teachers, and there are nine!

You also bought a few extra Glycerine Soaps just to have some on hand when birthdays and special occasions pop up.

You bought a Country Bunny Bath and Body Shea Butter Bath Bomb set for yourself to make your bath water silky smooth and luxurious.

And, you bought two sets of Country Bunny Bath and Body Kids Bath Paints for your niece and nephew.

Then, someone gave you a Country Bunny Bath and Body Lotion Bar. You had never heard of Country Bunny Bath and Body before, and you liked the Lotion bar so much that you looked at
the online store and you bought seven more Country Bunny Bath and Body Lotion Bars to give to your sisters and brothers for the late Christmas celebration you'll be having with them across the country in a few weeks. You ordered the other night online and it was packed and shipped by UPS the next morning.

I gave you the phone number for the customer service line, so you can call them sometime if you want the personal touch when ordering. They know the products, and they can be so helpful in helping you find just the right item. That number is 1-877-66BUNNY. It's toll-free but, the 1st three digits are 877. 1-877-662-8669.

Thanks to all of you who bought your Christmas gifts with me. I love the products. You love the products. Now your families and friends are experiencing them, too.

Thanks! And, HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Joyous Noel

That's how I feel today, joyous and peaceful and contented. It's really nice. :)

I'm with family in NC having a perfectly lovely time. I feel so content and happy here with them this year that I'm noticing it repeatedly and making note of it internally. I don't know if things are extra good with them this year or if I've just been way more stressed than I had realized. Either way, it's nice to feel so relaxed. I've also had the opportunity, so far, to see three friends here. And, I'll get to see at least five more before going back to OK. So far, this visit has been filled with friends, family, laughter, children playing, books, music, photos, fire in the fireplace,good food and that surprising feeling of deeply joyful contentment.

Friday, December 23, 2005

I Forgot to Mention

I survived Level One (the first semester of nursing school). It was definitely a learning experience. I'm sure I'll have more to say about it later. I'll just need a publisher! ;)

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Easy Christmas Shopping

Easy Christmas Shopping. Click the link, then use the left sidebar to find what you want.

Update: I just discovered that the link was getting some kind of error. If you get to a page that asks for your representative's number, my number is 7733.

Tomatoes, Blueberries, Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, Kale

Five Superfoods for Better Health

1) Tomatoes

These five superfoods can slow the aging process and beat the three biggest killers. Decrease cancer risk with tomatoes. The powerful antioxidant lycopene, found mainly in tomatoes, helps protect against heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, osteoporosis and cancer. Cooked tomatoes are better because heat causes more lycopene to be released. Buy the best: Choose dark red tomatoes and store fresh tomatoes at room temperature.

2) Add Blueberries

Prevent heart disease. Blueberries are brimming with vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Preliminary evidence also suggests that a component in blueberries might enable cells to break down fat and cholesterol, which helps keep arteries clear. Buy the best: Year-round, you can buy frozen berries marked unsweetened.

3) Go for Broccoli

Beat cancer. A National Cancer Institute study found that people who ate three servings of vegetables a day (especially those who included a half serving of broccoli or cabbage) were 40 percent less likely to get a cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, have also been shown to lower the risk of ovarian cancer. Buy the best: Choose broccoli with floret or bud clusters that are dark green with some purple tinge.

4) Savor Sweet Potatoes

Lower your risk of stroke. These flavorful orange spuds are one of the richest sources of antioxidants (such as beta-carotene), which may help prevent heart disease, strokes and certain cancers. Sweet potatoes are also rich in fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C. Buy the best: Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and have clean, smooth skins. Don't confuse this vitamin-rich veggie for the less nutritious yam.

5) Consider Kale

Protect your eyes. Eating more kale and other dark green, leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Kale is also high in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes and can reduce the risk of cataracts. Buy the best: Look for crisp, fresh, dark-green leaves, or buy frozen, chopped kale.

From the AOL Welcome page Dec 8, 2005 taken from All You magazine