Monday, July 5, 2010

Sweeps4Bloggers Giveaway – Samsung S2 Portable Hard Disk Drive – Ends 7/20/10

This giveaway is for a Samsung S2 Portable Hard Disk Drive (ARV $75) to one lucky winner.

Save all that is precious to you. The S2 is available with 160, 250, 320, 500 and 640 GB. (less than an inch thick, a little over 3″ wide by 4″ long it has an amazing amount of storage space).

See the original post at Sweeps4Bloggers for full contest/prize, and entry details:

Samsung S2 Portable Hard Disk Drive

Monday, June 21, 2010

*Nutrisystem 4 Weeks of Food (ends 7/9/10)

Giveaway – Nutrisystem 4 Week Meal Plan – Yes, 4 Weeks of Nutrisystem Food! – Ends 7/9/10

Sweeps4Bloggers has another awesome giveaway, a *Nutrisystem 4 Weeks of Food (ends 7/9/10). There is a very encouraging review of the Nutrisystem program, the "diet", the food, and after looking at the official Nutrisystem website, I really want to try this out. For those of you who know me, I've already had gastric bypass surgery back in June 2009. Although I've lost a substantial amount of weight, I still have 50-75 pounds to go to reach my goal. I've hit a plateau that I just can't get past. I'm hoping that I win these four weeks of Nutrisystem food, sure that it will help me reach my goal.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Giveaway – Tortuga Rum Cake Company Picnic Pack – Ends 6/6/10

Sweeps4Bloggers has a new Giveaway running until June 6, 2010. The Tortuga Rum Company would like to give a Picnic Pack to one lucky entrant. The Picnic Pack includes: one 16oz Original Golden Rum Cake + Caribbean Sauce Pack – Jerk Sauce, Hell-Fire Sauce & Gourmet Steak Sauce (5oz ea.) with recipes, + 10oz Pepper Jelly (ARV $38.50) Can you just taste it? This is one of those prizes that you just have to enter to win! Enter now at Sweeps4Bloggers.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Update on Civil Service Exams

I'm done! I've passed all my exams! In fact, I did better than I expected the wait for openings. Please continue to pray for me, that my job search will yield not only a job, but a position I'll love, that I'm more than competent at, and that I will be able to improve the lives of others.


I won the Senseo coffee machine from MomStart! Thanks soooo much! I've used it everyday since getting looking for new flavors my local store doesn't carry....I'm on a mission!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One down....three to go...

I took my first Civil Service exam today. First the typing test. I had the opportunity to take the typing exam twice...if I didn't hit 40 words a minute with either of those two, the test was over. Imagine my joy when I passed it the very first try. YAY! This is a milestone, especially since I really don't type well at all...thank GOD for the backspace key! Second up, the grammar, spelling, filing, people skills, etc...oh...and math....ugh! I hate math, I find it intimidating. And we couldn't use a calculator. I did my best. I hope I get the results soon. Next, I return to Harrisburg next Tuesday, for more exams, this time two in one day... Pray for me.

I really hope one of these jobs goes through. Right now, I'm hoping for the DPW, CYS Case Aide or Driver's License Center positions...only one of them, of course.

I'll keep you informed.

Oh, and a shout out to my sis,BEV, who loaned me her GARMIN GPS for the's awesome! Thanks BEV!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day Giveaway from 5MinutesforMom

Here's another awesome giveaway from Janice and Susan at

Hit the link and check out what they have to make you or your Mom's day really special.

Mother's Day 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wise Words.....

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of it's strength. - Corrie Ten Boom

So maybe I should actually start blogging...

Like discussing what's going on in my life. I've not done it before because I've had no life. It's been the same ol', same ol' for the last 5+ years, since I've left my job in December 2004 because of disability. If you're family, you can stop reading now, I'm sure you're tired of hearing about my health and my problems.

I've been patient...I've had to be. Although, I guess at times, I've appeared impatient. But I haven't really. Not impatient, just unsure. I'm bored. I'm feeling useless. I'm feeling like I'm being kicked down continuously. Like nobody is listening, and no body cares. I'm stuck in that red tape. I needed a certain assistive device, basically a wheelchair, which I finally got. But now I have a wheel chair I can't use! I get a wheel chair to finally return to work and now I can't transport the wheel chair with the car I have! I can't get a job without that car and I can't afford a new car/minivan/handicap accessible vehicle until I get a job.

So, I'm tired of waiting for my luck to turn, or for things to fall into place. So I decided to throw myself into my job search. I went down to CareerLink and renewed/revised my resume. (Damn! I can't get it any shorter than two pages....three if you count my references!) Anyway, I'll be 5o years old this year...I've got a lot of work experience! :D

So, between CareerLink visits (a woman there commented that I'm there a lot....I told her she's gonna see a lot of me until I find work), and accessing what info and resources I can on the computer at home, I managed to send out 28 resumes/applications this week!!! Plus, I've scheduled 4 trips to Harrisburg to take 4 separate Civil Service Exams. Getting any one of the jobs I applied for would be awesome....but I'd really love to stay/return to Social Service.

I've made some calls this week to old friends/co-workers/supervisors in an effort to get some references and to network for work. Thanks to all my friends for being so understanding...and patient.

So, I'll let next week ride. I'll go to church tomorrow, pray, put myself on the prayer list, attend my doctor visits, take my exam on Tuesday, maybe even make it to the gym on Thursday....maybe.

So, this is my new mantra....My best days are ahead of me....hence, why I put the Danny Gokey video here.

It's been hard, not only on me, but on my husband, Tim. He's been keeping the family financially afloat. It hasn't been easy on him, and it's changed him...and not for the better. He's more critical...argumentative, ... drinks more... :( That's the worst part. He's not the man I married. And he and my son, Cody, are strained. They mix like oil and water.

I'm ready to give up the house, but the sad part is, we owe more on the house than what it's worth. And it's worth less now than when we bought it. Repairs haven't been made...there hasn't been the money to do them. The porch is ready to fall down around our ears. Tim barricaded the steps to keep people from going up and falling through...unfortunately, he barricaded it with a pallet. Yep...white trash and red necks all the way! o_0

Oh yeah, the IRS and PA Dept of Revenue are beating down our door....back taxes....and we are ineligible for any assistance because we make too much! Are you kidding me? How about noticing that my husband is self-employed....and is taxed at a higher rate! He can't even afford health check his income after taxes and stuff....then tell us we make too much.

Yeah, that's what I've been doing for the last five years...feeling sorry for myself. So now it's time to become proactive. Job! Job! JOB! That will help.

Pray for me.

With Love,

Jojo <3

Danny Gokey - My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me - Official Music Video

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stylit.TV - Current

Stylit.TV - Current

Win a .533 karat diamond pendant from and Stylit.TV

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Everyday is a Spa Day with Clarisonic Mia Giveaway

Everyday is a Spa Day with Clarisonic Mia Giveaway

Win a Clarisonic Mia Facial Cleansing system. Follow this link to MomStart to enter to win.

The contest will run until May 3rd 11:59 pm Pacific.

Mother’s Day Kate Hines Delicate Drops Necklace Giveaway

Mother’s Day Kate Hines Delicate Drops Necklace Giveaway

Enter to win a gorgeous pearl necklace, valued at $98... Follow this link to enter daily. Contest ends May 9th 11:59 pm Pacific

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed Giveaway

Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed Giveaway

Follow the link to MomStart to enter to win a queen size Select Comfort Sleep Number bed....and get the best sleep of your life!

Give Mom a Cup of Coffee with a Senseo Giveaway

Give Mom a Cup of Coffee with a Senseo Giveaway

Come and enter for a chance win an awesome Senseo Coffee Maker Giveaway @ momstart. Hurry, contest ends soon!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Senseo Giveaway

Visit MomStart and enter to win a Senseo Coffee Maker: #giveaway #senseo

Senseo Product Description:

The patented system uses perfectly balanced proportions of coffee and water. Mild pressure and a special spray head produce an optimally balanced coffee filtering process.

Brews a cup of gourmet coffee at the touch of a button, in under a minute.
Convenient, no worry auto shutoff after 1 hour
Clean up is simple with dishwasher safe removable parts
1450 watts of power

Friday, April 9, 2010


Sweeps4Bloggers and Not Just Any Old Day (NJAOD) would like to give a Silver Plated Calendar Key Necklace to **2** lucky people. (ARV $45) Follow this link to enter to win. Giveaway ends on April 15, 2010 at 8pm Pacific Time. Giveaway is open for residents of the US & Canada only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info and claim prize – if no response, another winner will be chosen . Subject to the official rules. No purchase necessary – void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer/Disclosure: Review product and prize provided by the giveaway sponsor.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Enter to win a SleepNumber bed!

Win a Sleep Number Bed Giveaway (ARV $2,059.97) @momstart #giveaway #contest

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nate is giving away a free Flip Ultra HD!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Win an XBox 360 Elite Bundle Pack

Enter at 5 Minutes for Mom, for a chance to win one of two X Box 360 Elite Bundles! Don't miss your chance!

Saturday, January 2, 2010