Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Quick one....

Hi all....

Weighed in and ............ LOST another 3.4 lbs, so am pretty happy with that.

The deck is still being built, he is currently here hammering down the boards so yay, was hoping it would be ready by the weekend, but the weather might not allow that, it is suppose to rain every day for the next 5 days, well rain and thunderstorms no no no, So Sad :(. Well I suppose we can walk on it if nothing else after today.

Not a lot else has been happening, it has been mighty warm, we have been getting up to 33 degree's that is really warm for us and the humidity is anything above 80%, does not make a happy girl. Today it is 91% humidity.

I have Rochelle another nail tech coming around to play a little, she is going to show me how to do some 3d flowers etc...... I have kept clients to a minimum this week with the builder here and the dogs cant go outside unless on a lead, as the gates are open etc....

Oh yeah am trying to grow my nails out naturally and documenting the IBX treatment I am doing, well will be doing it on one hand and see how much better it works. I hate having short nails but have to start somewhere lol, but am really hoping I can last as did I mention I hate short nails......  follow me on my Facebook page 'here'.

Anyway thats it for now, if the deck is looking exciting tonight I will take some pics and add them, until then stay safe and keep smiling :)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Nope have not forgotten :)

Ok first off, weighed in last Sunday and lost 4lbs..... Thought I better get that in before next weigh in lol.

Anyway not much new has been happening we now have a new fence, and half a new deck, can't wait for it to be ready, hopefully by the first long weekend end of month. 2 long weekends in a row yay lol.

Anyway some pics of the new fence and half finished deck :)

Old Fence

Fence getting built

Fully Finished fence and new gate :)

Old messy deck

Thats how rotten it was....

Getting built

Getting closer

Deck ready to be nailed down, the sides up and we are ready to enjoy except.....
he is now not back until Tuesday :(

Keep Smiling and Stay Safe Jaxx :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hi all......

Well the start to the year has been crappy, ok well not really crappy, just this type of weather plays havoc with my CRPS. Either stay cold, hot, wet or dry, don't keep changing your mind every bloody day. Thats it vent over....

My cousin in Holland is going through a rough time, it was this time a year ago, where they had to make a decision to turn of life support for her son, a tough decision to make, and even tougher for parents to make it for their child. He donated his organs, so hoping someone got to live because of him.

Good things happening, we finally have a new fence and gate, no need to nearly rip my nails off getting in and out from the old gate lol. So much nicer for the clients. More good news, the deck will be finished by the long weekend at the end of January, we can then go shopping for nice furniture on it, and also put the BBQ up there and we might even get to enjoy it for a bit before the crap weather returns, oh thats right it hasn't gone away yet...... 

I have taken tomorrow of work cause my bloody wrists/arms are playing havoc in this weather, so tomorrow will be clean up house day, have let it go bit and it bugs me so much YES I HAVE OCD. So tomorrow have my list already to go.....

Oh yeah weighed in on Sunday, am weighing in pounds, for no real reason, just that it is different from kilos..... I will try and remember to weigh in Sunday's, though the scales are not going to dictate my mood, I will not allow that. I am going to do the two week free diet from the diet doctor, have only just signed up, so yet to suss it out properly that is tomorrows job. Click 'here' for the link, if you want to join :). Next week I start an exercise programme, what yet well thats a surprise, ok to be honest I have not even thought about what I want to do yet.... It will involve some cardio and lots of swissball work, just need to find the pump thing for the swissball and try to remember how it pumps up.

See you soon, stay safe and keep smiling :) 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Am I really back?

Well yes it is me, so you can stand up now - I am back, well for today anyway - and hope to be more regular but hey...... will wait and see on that one. 

Where do I start, well lets start with business. I have my new table and it is brilliant, there has been 1 change, I have changed brands, which is more expensive so only half the amount of polishes but am slowly building them up again. The other brand was good but the two I am using now are so much better, last's longer, needs less coats etc etc.....  just a general better quality overall gel polish. The business itself is going good, slow but steady, my wrists/arms are still causing me issues so an OT (Ocupational Therapist) has been out and we are going to try some wrist supports or something. Another issue is I have constipation from the meds (and yes we have tried every flipping thing to try and remedy the situation) and I have been using my wheelchair cushion, but I need a proper cushion so she is also sussing out some for me to try. Getting regular clients now which is really nice :)

David and the puppies are all doing well, well they are not really puppies anymore. Chico has not a seizure in about 7 months now, so that is great, though she still stress's out with rain, thunder, fireworks.... we can not leave her when it is heavy rain, well she wont let us out the gate, but we also are to scared to leave her alone in case she has another seizure..... Rusty is now 1 1/4 so growing up fast, will do some pics and hey might even do a vlog in the next post, yip there just might be a next post :)

Me well lets just say, not a lot has changed, oh one thing I am unfitter at the end of the year than what I was at the beginning, hmmmm something went wrong there, I was suppose to be fitter at the end of the year, oh well just means another goal for 2016 to achieve :). We are not going to Aussie this year, unless we happen to win some money from somewhere or I inherit some money, BUT I may have a chance to go to LA for some nail training with this amazing guy. Someone is trying to get a group of us together from New Zealand for a weeks training in LA - hence why the fitness goal is in there, if I plan to go to LA I need to be one hell of a lot fitter than what I am now, thats for sure. Doable yes if I keep on focusing on the reason why :). The CRPS is the same, no real change but hey it isn't worse so thats a good thing. Next year we will go back to Aussie, spend a week at Melbourne, then about 5 or so days at the Blue Mountains and around that area, then fly/drive up to the Gold Coast for a couple of weeks of rest and relaxation :). 

Well you would think after 4 months I would have something exciting to talk about lol - oh yeah we are getting a new fence and gate put up, and we are demolishing the old deck and getting a new bigger one put up on the 18th, the fence is being started next Monday. Cant wait for a new fence and gate, the old one was a pain in the butt and looked bloody ugly, will take a pick tomorrow, so you can see the old and the new :).

I will take some photos soon of my nail room etc and put them up so you can see what I am doing, well where I am doing it anyway. 

Anyway thats me for now, talk soon :)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Trying on iPad

Well it has been a while, a lot has happened but not a lot if you get what I mean. I am trying this on the iPad to see if the issues it used to have are fixed. This way I might even blog a little more often maybe.......

Anyway what's been happening, the business since I decided to focus on is starting to pay off. Am getting more regular clients and new clients are finding me through recommendations from other people. The downside is I have been feeling a lot more nauseous, couldn't really work out where from but we think we may found the reason, it is the dust and smell from the manicures, so how are we going to solve this issue, by leasing a Emendee table, where it has a fan that keeps the dust and smell to a minimum. Well I am hoping it will work cause it is a 2 year lease if it doesn't lol. I would link it in properly if I knew how but for now I will just add the link - http://www.emendee.com.au. Hoping it will arrive sometime next month.

Exercise and food wise, well yeah that's about it...... But seriously on Monday I am going to start eating healthy again, how am I going to do it not really sure, maybe count calories on My Fitness Pal, exercise wise, again not really sure what I am going to do. Tomorrow when I am more awake I will set up some sort of plan, so will come back and tell you what I am doing, when I know what I doing :). I will weigh in on Monday, need to get some batteries first and will weigh in pounds, for no real reason just something different. I need to change my food and exercise habits, they are really bad and I am feeling so tired and lethargic and I know it is my food. It needs to stop and now!

No real plans for the weekend, well half the weekend has gone, so Sunday will go out for lunch probably, we usually go out for lunch once in the weekend, and I want to plan my week ahead for exercise and food :).

Anyway am going to sign of now and see how and if this has published, if you see then it has, if it doesn't well you won't know any better :)

Cheers and stay safe Jaxx :)

Location:Rotorua New Zealand

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I made the right decision.....

Yip I made the right decision, 1 week on and I am loving nails again, I have done more clients this week than all of last month, now I have got time to promote the business. Ok I was in Aussie for some of it but hey....

I am feeling really happy and relaxed about it all, especially now I have got out of the thinking oh shit I have an assignment due and so on.....

Next week I am going to start offering acrylics, it is currently taking me 3 hours for acrylics and a gel polish, but the more I do the quicker it will go :). Oh speaking of nails etc, a client was telling me her mum went to an Asian Nail bar and got a fungal infection in her toenail from it yukkkk , most of those places are the most unhygienic places ever around, I would never send my worst enemy to one of those..... please don't go, most of them will have cheap nasty products and they put the stuff in unnamed containers so you don't see whats in them. A nasty product is MMA, it was banned in New Zealand in 2006 but still people are using it and why because MMA is much cheaper - it cost about $20 or $30 a litre, compared to more than $200 for ethyl methacrylate (EMA) which is what I use. If you do go, please make sure they disinfect properly etc, not just a quick spray of equipment, ask to see what is in their product and if they don't show you then you can just about guarantee it will have MMA in it and walk away.

It was Chico's birthday last Sunday she turned 4 years old, it is Rusty's tomorrow and he will turn 1 - time is going just far to quick. Chico has been good since being home, apart from 1 little turn it lasted about 10 sec, not sure if it was a seizure or what. It had been heavy rain and thunder and like per usual, she was freaking out, having trouble breathing and so on, when she did this weird thing, I am not sure if it was a seizure or not. But will keep an eye on her and see if it happens again. 

Anyway thats it from me, catch you all soon, nice to have a few warmer days at the moment, won't be lasting long, apparently we are heading for another cold snap this weekend :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Some changes....

On Tuesday night I made what I felt was a huge decision, I dropped my study, though I am so close to graduating, what is the point, I wouldn't be able to use it anyway as at this stage by going back to full-time work, is something I could not even attempt right now. And maybe if and when I ever do get back to that stage, I can finish it then, but I have changed my goals, I want to get the nail business up and going instead, studying was taking about 25 - 30 hours a week of my time, which was then making me tired for nails. Something had to give and it was not going to be the nails, so it was the study, and to be honest I had lost all enthusiasm for it.... so decision was a no brainer really.

So now I can focus just on nails, it means I now have time to practice, I now have time to watch youtube, and also will have time to keep upskilling. As well, will have time to do clients and not have to stress about what is due for study. I felt so relieved when I clicked the button on the website to finish the study, and the next morning it was so nice not having to stress trying to fit everything in. 

Today I got my hair done, and the dogs also went to the groomers, so will upload photos tomorrow. I went to a new hairdresser today as my other one was in Tauranga and moved further away from where he was, and it would have added another 15 minutes each way on the trip. Which might not seem much but when you are on meds and get tired so easy adding another 15 minutes onto an already 45 minute trip each way was just getting to risky. But anyway the new hairdresser did an awesome job even if it did take a bit longer this time round, as she learnt what colour bleach to put in, and went on the safe side, once it was all done we decided it needed more bleach in, so had to do redo it, but from now it will be simple, also love the haircut I got and its only 10 min drive away :)

Here is a picture of Chico and Rusty pinched off the groomers page and edited out the other puppies :)

Anyway not much other news for now, catch you all later, will try and remember to get a photo of my hair and put it on here :)