Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thank You Note Etiquette vs. Nothing

My new dry cleaner wrote this handwritten letter and it arrived in a more timely fashion than actual thank you letters I've received or not received in the past- truth be told..

Not that I keep track, but still awaiting a thank you note for a wedding gift (aka cash) that was sent LAST November.

Who else keeps track of this type of thing ??? 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

I made it on the Finale of Under the Dome!!

It was a fun time on the set of Under the Dome. I was sweating until the last few minutes figuring that VC and I had been cut - but we made it on with minutes to spare! Too bad this was the series finale :/ Hopefully TV/Film will flourish in NC again sometime soon...

Monday, August 17, 2015

My Son's Latest Video!

Many of you have followed Austin's juggling journey. He has such discipline. Has been practicing most every day since he was 9!

Anyway, we have had a fun summer together. He heads back to college in Utah on Wednesday. Maybe I will get my blogging mojo back in the fall.

In the meantime, please enjoy his latest video. It is epic :)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Juggling Life

Oh, hey there. Hello.

Life has been a whirlwind since VC returned from college for summer break.

While away, he kept up his juggling skills as you can see from this photo and video from a festival last weekend:
A photo posted by CarmaSez (@carmasez) on

A video posted by CarmaSez (@carmasez) on
...and I even got in on some of the action yesterday lol:
Hope you are all enjoying the springtime sun!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shorts to Avoid

Well, Spring has fully sprung. I've been doing a lot of walking after putting out on Facebook that a do a nice 8 mile walk and asking if anyone would like to join me...

One pair of shorts to be avoid on said walk, or any walk for that matter, is flesh-colored shorts!! I memorialized the moment in the following Facebook post:

"Put on some new shorts today; snipped off the tags and then walked outside and realized the shorts were practically the same color as my legs, so it looked like I wasn't wearing any confused emoticon I continued to town regardless...."

Saturday, April 11, 2015

My Brief Blurry Appearance in The Longest Ride

If you get a chance, I get on out and see The Longest Ride - the new Nicholas Sparks movie in theatres now. Don't be fooled by the negative reviews, the movie is quite entertaining and the sets are incredible...As you can see from the trailer, it is two stories woven into one. Even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!

It was a fun three days for me filming among the 2,000 extras in the indoor rodeo scenes. And it was thrilling when I heard from a film friend the day after the premiere saying she saw my blurry self in the film!!!

You can see me in two spots - one - dancing in the stands moving my hands side to side - right side of screen, but the most noticeable shot is during the pyrotechnics scene when Luke finds out what bull he will be riding. It is dark around me but you can clearly make me out clapping when they pan over to the stands :)

Here's what I am wearing in case you are interested in trying to play Where's Carma:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I Don't Know if I Will Be Able to Make it Through This Book!!!

After eagerly awaiting for the international bestseller over 2 million copies sold "the life-changing magic of tidying up" - for months...since I reserved it at my local library, it finally arrived!!

I was eager to delve into the Japanese tidying up tips since, although I am not living in a cluttered home, there is always that one closet.....

Safe to say from many of the tips provided, the author must live alone and not have any children...

Irregardless of that, the book borders on OCD to the extreme.

The author gets excited in a way about cleaning that I have not seen elsewhere - e.g. Page 79 "When you stand in front of a closet that has been will feel your heart beat faster and the cells in your body buzz with energy. This energy will also be transmitted to your clothes." 

She also compares balling up socks to committing genocide.

And the "clothes have feelings" quotes are plentiful: 

"Be careful not to bury clothes in the cupboard even if they are off-season . Clothes that have been shut up for half a year look wilted...instead let some light and air in occasionally. Let them know you care and look forward to wearing them when they are in season." Page 85

I truly could use a few tips, so I will plod along...and hope for a few nuggets between the drivel.

As many have said in the reviews, the book can be summed up into one sentence. "Does the item bring you joy" - There, I saved you buying the book.

if you have some time to kill, check out the reviews on Amazon, especially the one from the husband who said something along the lines of "I hate this book. My wife tossed out my old iPod charger, and now I can't charge it"

The book does encourage a HUGE overhaul at once, not tossing out things here and there every day. For some people that is probably what is needed, but if you, like me, are just in need of smaller scale tidying help...this may not be the book for you. *I copied some of this from my facebook page since I was too lazy to retype it, hence the different fonts ;)
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