Sunday, June 12, 2016

Outcast!

If you are not put off by demons and possession, you may want to check out Robert Kirkman's newest show "Outcast." I had the privilege of working on the show several times and appeared in Friday night's episode. The show airs on Cinemax Friday nights at 10:00 ...

Here I am in the church scene:



Sunday, May 22, 2016

No Promposals for Me! Thanks for the Reminder, Sirius XM

It appears that Sirius XM has automatically added "Prom Radio" to my settings. Are they trying to mock me?? Do they not know that I was not asked to my proms. That's right. Neither prom!!!
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Senior year I can see, as that was the year I pulled a Britney and buzzed off my hair. But Junior year too...and I don't think I looked that bad that year; can't recall.

Anyway, it's aiiiiiight. I'll just drive around and relive those bad memories. I was likely at home watching Silver Spoons or some such while the 300 other students were having a blast at prom >:-(

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Roller Skating Fail!

Not sure if I mentioned my recent fall at the rink but it was a hoot! Andy captured it on video. My wrist too the brunt of the fall and is still bruised but healing :)

Before I busted my butt lol

A photo posted by CarmaSez (@carmasez) on

here's the video: Just received the new set of wheels I ordered. Stating on 25 year old wheels on a very slick floor was not conducive to good skating... and then one of me not falling...We still like to jam skate like it is 1984

Monday, April 4, 2016

Surprise! The Sun is Good for You!

Here is a photo of me on my honeymoon back in 1993.



The picture is something that has rarely been seen since then - carma with a tan!!

We have been told for years that the sun is BAD. But last week a study came out indicating avoidance of the sun is as dangerous as smoking!!!!! o.O

https://www.wddty.com/news/2016/03/sunbathers-live-longer-and-avoiding-the-sun-could-be-as-dangerous-as-smoking.html

I don't want to get wrinkled but maybe I will go a little easier on the sunscreen going forward. What about you? Does this study change your mind on sunbathing?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mother's Day with World Vision

This Mother's Day, World Vision is encouraging parents to teach children to be global citizens. If you have young children, here are some tips from for bringing this concept home:

-          Turn story time into a teachable moment: Learning about other countries and cultures can happen during daily activities. Choose children’s books that accurately portray other cultures or focus on historical events for afternoon or bedtime reading. After finishing the book, parents can talk to children about what they learned and how the lives of the characters in the book differ from their own.

-          Make the facts digestible for young minds: Young children may have a difficult time comprehending abstract statistics about inequality around the world. Create a math activity at home to make this information more relatable. Use beads or buttons to count out how many children are in the child’s class, and then remove items based on global averages for clean water access or hunger statistics. According to World Vision’s 2015 Food Assistance Report, 1 in 6 children – more than 1.4 million kids - are dangerously underweight because they lack access to adequate food and nutritional assistance. For a classroom of 24, remove 4 beads to represent these children.

-          Experiment at home: Ask children to put themselves in another person’s shoes by conducting experiments at home. For example, create a family menu budgeting $1.25 a day per family member. Give children $1.25 during the next grocery store trip - the amount of money that 1.3 billion people worldwide live on each day, according to World Vision - and let them shop and price compare themselves. Afterwards, talk about the types of foods they couldn’t purchase and what kinds of foods the menu is limited to: Were you able to purchase fresh fruits or vegetables? Is the meal limited to rice or pasta? What kind of protein could you afford to buy?

-          Sponsor a child: Get children involved directly in providing a “hand up” to communities in need around the world by sponsoring a child as a family through World Vision. Involve children in the process of choosing a boy or girl to sponsor; ask them to write cards and draw pictures for the sponsored child, and talk to them regularly about how the sponsorship donation is helping provide equal opportunities for boys and girls, clean water, bed nets, job training for parents, and much more – including the freedom to simply be a child.

Find out more at the World Vision Facebook page at /WorldVision and Twitter at @WorldVisionUSA.

Full disclosure: I received an item from the catalog for the purpose of this post. No other compensation was provided. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Carma Cooks!

I have been trying to work more veggies into my diet. I came across this recipe on the interwebs and it was quite good and very filling...Here is a photo of how the dish turned out. Healthy and colorful!




Broccoli Apple Salad. Recipe Credit: therecipecritic.com

Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets, (about 2 medium heads)
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 large apples, finely chopped (I used gala apples)
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • Creamy dressing ingredients:
  • ½ cup lite mayonnaise
  • ½ cup low fat greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine broccoli, carrots, red onion, apples, pecans, and dried cranberries.
  2. To make the dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Unexciting Update

Thank you to my awesome bloggy friend Charlotte for prompting me to make an update!!

I have been inundated with activities with my son home for Spring Break week. He is like  having 2 children I always say, although I know moms of two children will probably dispute that ;)

Needed to help him this week with buying a car and having said car shipped out to Utah. Still waiting to hear back from the car shipper to get a pick up date. Hoping all goes well.

On Tuesday I will be working at the polls in NC. Lots of contentious races going on locally due to the proposed Toll road on I-77. I have rarely seen people so fired up, which is a good thing. Get out there and vote!!! There may also be some local issues in your area where you vote will make a difference. It isn't all about the Presidential primary. (unattractive photo of me and my son after we early voted)



Speaking of Presidential primaries, Season 4 of House of Cards came out last week and oh boy, it has not disappointed so far. It is worth getting Netflix for that show alone, plus my other much less complex series obsession: Longmire! If you haven't heard of it, Longmire is a modern day Western, but don't let that discourage you. It is oh so good and I'm finding it is a good way to escape stress. The episodes aren't heavy...and Deputy Branch Connelly is super-hot and attended college at Duke University in NC!


What is your latest Netflix obsession?



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