Saturday, October 2, 2010


I'm so excited that my blog is now up and running!  Thanks so much stopping by!  First off, I would like to thank Leah from Cutesie Blog Designs for designing my blog - she was very patient with me as I'm new to the blogging world!  I would also like to thank Lindsay from {meant to be} MAMA for her help and referring me to Leah!

Where to start?  Let's start with the name of my blog A Balanced State of Mind - the search.  Why you might ask?  I'm sure that all of us are searching for a balanced state of mind, I know I sure am.  Life's crazy and it sure has a way of overloading my mind!

I've been married to an amazing man, Craig, for a little over 4 years now and we've had our ups and downs.  This past year has been difficult healthwise for the both of us!  It all started in May, when Craig decided to play softball with his brother.  Craig played softball before but this was his first games in years!  It had been pouring so the ground was slippery and muddy.  The game ended when Craig injured himself.  We found out 2 days later that he had torn his hamstring (the bruise was black so I made him get it checked out).  That was just the beginning.

After his hamstring healed, we volunteered for the Edmonton International Track Meet in June.  During teardown, Craig had tripped over some fencing that blended in with the grass, braced himself with his arms and fell on the cement.  At first, I just thought he had scraped his knee and ripped a hole in his new pair of pants (which I gave him grief for).  2 days later, we found out he had displaced his right elbow and fractured his left elbow.  He had the entire summer off from work to heal, and I didn't have any classes, so we actually had the entire summer to spend together!  But there wasn't much we could do with both arms wrapped up and the left one in a sling. =(

And then there's me.  My stomach hasn't felt well since mid August and is still not right.  I've been to the doctor, the ER, and went for a couple of tests.  It's a suspected ulcer, but it hasn't been confirmed.

I'm also a full-time student in my final year in the Bachelor of Commerce program at MacEwan University, but I'm behind because of my stomach problems.  I also work part-time in addition to being a Partylite Independent Consultant (since Dec 2009).  So trying to juggle and balance all these roles has been difficult.  And I'm not even a mom yet!  Eventually, but I think we have enough to deal with right now.

Okay, I think I've rambled on enough.  So to sum up what this blog is going to be about is the adventures of a wife and a mature full-time student (some of the "kids" in my class are just...well "kids") who's trying to supplement the family income in any way, shape, or form, as well as tips on PartyLite products (decorating and care).  And maybe a giveaway here and there.  I hope you will find something useful from this blog, or at least something you can relate to!

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