Product Review-Sports fan!!

As no one on here knows, I am a larger than life Mama. IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD! Well, that being said, I am also HOT all the time. As a Home Health nurse, I spend a ton of time in other people’s homes. This in itself is not really a bad thing (unless they are nasty but that is a whole other post for another time). The bad part is that some of these wonderful people are COLD BODIES! Now, to me, a cold body are the people who keep their air conditioners set at 78º or higher. I am happy at 65º or even 55º. Thus brings me to my product review today. Some amazing person decided to invent this… The Sports Fan!!!

I bought this fan off Amazon from Yobenki. I received the fan in 2 days and was very pleased with the packaging. The fan came with a charging port on the side and a charging cord with a usb side and a C-USB on the other end. The directions said to charge the fan for 3 hours before use. I plugged mine into my charging stand and let it charge overnight. The fan has three settings: Low, medium, and high. It also has two colors. I thought it was three but this one only has two. I took it with me to work the next day. The first test was in the senior living apartment where most of the people keep their air at 78º. I had one that even kept her air at 90º. I put this bad boy on my neck and walked into the building. I had tested the three speeds and they all seemed to work well prior to leaving my house. I have found that when using it, keeping it on low speed is most effective. Also, I don’t feel it works outside at all. It does blow air on you but when it was 105º you can’t tell anyway. I wore the fan for most of the day when in homes if needed. After the first charge, the battery lasted almost the whole day. By the time I got home, I knew it would need to be recharged soon. The fan did not stop. The settings just gradually stopped working, first the highest setting stopped working then the lights and finally the medium setting stopped working. So the lowest setting worked until I allowed the battery to completely die. I charged the fan the second night and was able to basically wear the fan around my neck for the bulk of the day and the next day. I would say the fan works well and I will have to update this post once I know how well this works and how longs it last after using it for a while so stay tuned. Otherwise… Five very enthusiastic thumbs up.

UPDATE: SEPT. 19, 2019

OHHHHH WOW!!! This is the best invention known to man. As a big mama, I use this fan almost daily while working and it usually works most of the day. I love how small it is, it isn’t too loud on its lowest setting and it keeps me cool enough on those rediculous hot days. Forget 5 tthumbs up, this bad boy gets all ten!!!

Mother of the… Groom!!!

Long story short, I am about to reach a new milestone in my life. My oldest son, W1, started dating a young lady that he has known for several years and they are thinking of expediting this whole dating thing and getting married in about 4 months. I love my son and the young lady as well. I am so excited about getting to be a part of their lives.

Now the bittersweet part is that I already have a married child. My daughter, who is 20 married in April. Sadly, she married against our wishes after she had snuck out of our home. We found out about her secret relationship and she got married within two weeks of each other. We were heartbroken and sadly, our relationship is still strained because of the many lies she has told and a few people who are causing strife and stirring the pot even making things worse.

So, I get to be finally be the “Mother of the… Groom!” I am so excited for my son and JDIL She is so allowing me to be a part of her preparing to become his wife and I appreciate it so much. There are no words to describe how sweet it is to know that W1 will be marrying a good Godly young lady! There will be more post regarding the upcoming bridal shower and wedding and of course eventually…

GRANDBABIES!!!!!!

TsumTsum Review

Game Review:

So about two moths ago, my soon to be DIL introduced me to a new game. This game is free but there is the ability to purchase things in app. At first I thought it was just going to be another random game that I would eventually get sick of due to boringness. Well, let me tell you, I AM HOOKED!!! This is your basic pop the bubble game with a twist. Each bubble is shaped like a Disney character whether that be a villain or a good guy. It is rather exciting when you get to gather these characters by gaining points and experience. I have to say, the game is rather addicting and I am totally loving it. The basic rule of the game is you have 1 minute to pop as many TsumTsum combinations as possible. There are special rewards for how many combinations you can create. There are also bubbles that can come from getting chains higher than 7 TsumTsum at a time. Then of course each game you pick a MyTsum. Your MyTsum has a special features that gets rid of any number of TsumTsum at a time. I have seen my whole screen of TsumTsum disappear. You can earn coins to buy more TsumTsum and also Rubies to buy coins and hearts. You have to have Hearts to play each game. The hearts generate every 15 minutes so if you are busy, they come back quickly. Basically this game can be played at anytime and is very innocent and perfect for kids. I think my favorite part it earning enough to get a new TsumTsum and then getting a really cool one like Nemo or Cruella. Deville. You will have to download this app to play it but I am sure it is available for both iOS users and android as we have it on both types of devices. I hope you have as much fun with this game as I have had so far. Have a great day!!!

Mamabekaboo

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Book Review:

I can remember as a kid hearing this story on the TV. I always thought it was just a movie. So when I saw it online on my kindle, I was excited. This was listened to by audiobook. It took just under 2 hours to listen to and I loved EVERY minute of it. The characters are great! The Herdman children are hilarious and each times they pull something new, I was cracking up. The storyline played out well, each comment pulled you further into the story. Get ready for excitement, minor crime, crazy comical commotion, and so much more. The best part is that it is also telling the Christmas story by the end. It made me wonder if the Herdman’s continued going to church, how they were as they got older, and if any of them became Christians. The poor lady running the pageant made me think of every single Christmas play I had ever directed and to be thankful that they went well. Make sure to read the whole book OR listen to the audio. It is so worth it! So glad I got this book. FIVE STARS!!!

Type your life…

So, I had a rough day today. Actually my day went pretty quickly. I got up, got dressed after doing my normal morning routine. Then I went to The Pines where I complete a foot clinic-basically I trimmed toenails and rubbed old people feet. I completed that around noon and my husband showed up with my son and EE and brought lunch. We ate our Sonic lunch at The Pines and they went to DG and I went to my Start of Care for work. I spent an hour and a half working and then basically came home. The kicker is I have felt like crap ever since. My mind is racing a mile a minute. I am a bit frustrated because I reached out to our wayward daughter and she basically treated me like I didn’t matter. My heart hurts over her sin and it just drags me down. What’s harder is she doesn’t understand that we all deal with daily sin. Even Paul had to die daily to his sinful life/thoughts/past. But because she was so bamboozled by another lady, I am just her mother. I also talked with my son today and he told me that she hasn’t spoken to him since he returned to California. It just breaks my heart. And then, when I want to divulge myself because of all that my head spins around, I can’t!!! I am not allowed to have a negative thought at all because (said in my most hoighty toighty voice) “I am a preacher’s wife and I am above such things”! Seriously, there are some people that just need to be hit by a brick… HARD! I am just as much of a sinner as everyone else and then I am put in front of everyone where they can watch me fall and on top of that judge me. Give your preacher and his wife a break. They are human. Well, my vent is over. I am going to complete my bedtime routine and hit the hay. Since no one follows my blog , this will likely never get read anyway. Someone out there who randomly reads this needs to bequeath me a million dollars, some dark chocolate and a puppy!!! JS.

But If Not…

Mamabekaboo

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan

Book review: I actually like to read children’s books because they are normally shorter and then I don’t have to worry about inappropriate content. Also, since I work as a Home Health nurse, I spend a lot of time in my car and I want to read still. I tend to listen to a lot of audiobooks. My son, J2 and I have been listening to this book for the past few days. I thought it had an interesting blurb and since my son is homeschooled, thought he might like it as well. Now, I will say that their way of homeschooling would never fly in my home but I guess it worked for them. I loved Jake and E.D. I often wondered if they would become friends but by the end of the book, I wasn’t sure what they were… more like siblings I guess. Then also, all the different types of characters were quite hilarious. I loved the growth of the butterflies and Jake in sync. That underlying theme was very neat. Although there was no inappropriate scenes in the book, it does have a 13 year old smoking, using a lighter, and it suggests swearing multiple times but doesn’t actually say the words. Now, I am pretty sure the father said a swear once. Other than that, the book did a great job staying on a kids level. I was sad that only one of the books was on audiobook and will likely now have to rent them from the Library. I would lump this book into books like Bridge to Terabithia, Because of Winn Dixie, and similar.

Mamabekaboo

Trimming the dogs toenails.

This morning I decided to get some initiative and sat down on my bed to trim the doggies toe nails. Don’t get me wrong, I love my dogs but they do not like me to trim the toenails. My dogs are not little by any means. Chino-chocolate lab weighs approximately 105 lbs. and his “little” wifey Lady-Yellow lab, weighs in at 90 lbs. Now, at some point in Chino’s life he became scared of getting his nails trimmed. So we usually have to sedate and muzzle him to go to the vet to get them done. But Lady does fine. So today I broke out the handy dandy toenail trimmers for doggies and called my first victim to the room. Lady jumped onto my bed and I rubbed her down and scratched her belly and then preceded to trim all her nails without any concerns. She in fact started to fall asleep prior to me finishing the job. She was a normal girl at the nail salon,

AND THEN IT WAS CHINO’S TURN!!!

Let me begin by saying that I am pretty sure Chino has the doggy form of ADHD as well as that he might have been dropped on his head as a puppy. Remember in the movie UP where the dog was all like… SqUiRrEL! Yeah, that is Chino. So I let Lady get off the bed and call Chino in the room and he comes trotting over. I should probably add that my bed is very high and so it does take some effort for the dogs to jump into it. I give him the normal command for him to jump up on the bed and he does. But doesn’t of course make it all the way on the bed, his large rear end is hanging off the side and he is preceding to jump kangaroo style trying to get his butt up to the bed. My nephew finally lists him the rest of the way unto to the bed where he preceded to roll on top of me to show me his love.

After finally calming the psycho mutt down, I begin to give him a rub down and then gradually work to his paws so that I can cut his nails. I actually was able to complete the right front paw without even so much as a wimper and then out of the blue he goes all Dr. Jekyll, Mr.Hyde on me. He jumps up and gets all excited, runs around the bed, eyes all big, really wanting to play. I have to call his name several times to get him to understand I am not wanting to play but clip his nails and be done with it. So I finally get him back to where I can cut his nails again, I grab his left front paw and he goes all wonky again. After three failed attempts and the dog finally starting to get upset and me as well starting to get upset I gave up. I never did get to cut any of the rest of his nails.

So, my story wasn’t super funny but it was just an average day of trying to get something done in my life.

Mamabekaboo