Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Can I be FLY?

The internet is a wonderful thing, with a wide assortment of useful websites that I have yet to discover. It is always a treat to discover a new gem, and today I have found one of those gems. Hello FlyLady! I stumbled across this website: FlyLady.net.

The concept is appealing - someone on a forum I read asked in a thread "Is your life in Chaos?" Much like Ron White in the Blue Collar Comedy tour, I followed the link thinking this women must surely be talking directly to me. When I found out Chaos stands for "Cant Have Anyone Over Syndrome" I knew she was talking to me! Ok, ok, I shouldn't be giving rave reviews to the site just yet, but the principles are solid and I'm signing up (hey- it's free!).

So, I'm a single mom for the rest of this week. Husband is in Palm Springs for training on a new piece of equipment for the ol' job. Must be rough - Palm Springs. *sigh* It's ok - I get a lot more accomplished around the house when I don't have to clean around the husband :) And besides, he'll be back by Friday.

Picture Time:

Ok, as much as I am dreading this - here are some belly shots. The first is a side profile. Please don't faint from the horror of it all. I warned you that my skin and I are not on speaking terms right now due to her unwillingness to stretch to accommodate my offspring. The doctor said younger women get stretch marks because we have a lot of collagen in our skin. Uh - shouldn't it be the other way around?

I know, I know - it is going to get worse before it gets better. But - to illustrate my point on how ridiculous my stretch marks really are, here is a shot of the right side of my belly. For some reason I'm not getting them on the left side of my belly. Perhaps this is due to the positioning of Baby G, but that is just a guess.

So - any hot tips on dealing with these stretch marks? Is a skin graft my only hope??? /cry

I have other pictures, too. I caught my sweet kitties being nice to eachother this afternoon, and much to their dismay I had the camera plugged in and ready to rock.

Alright, that is all :) I will post more on the development of this FlyLady quest, along with my rededication to a Total Money Makeover with Mr. Dave Ramsey