Okay so tonight was elimination night…..
and guess who went home??????

DRUM ROLL……………………….


Allison and Danny had the highest votes so they
were safe…..
Adam was in the bottom three for the first time
in 12 weeks…but he was saved….Kris was the first sent
back to safety….

It is getting really hard to decide who’s time it
is to go home and who to keep…
I really think the final 5 will all get recording
contracts….I will probably buy everyone of their
albums…..You can see this weeks performances here…


ABC’s of Me

A – Age: 34 (I am old)

B – Bed Size: King

C – Chore you hate: dishes and laundry

D – Dog’s name: Macy and Bear

E – Essential start your day item: shower

F – Favorite color : Green and Purple

G – Gold or Silver: Gold

H – Height: 5’5″

I – Instruments you play(ed): none

J – Job title: Lead Employment/Eligibility Specialist

K – Kid(s): 3

L – Living arrangements: with my hubby, kids and dogs

M – Mom’s name: Debbie

N – Nicknames: Nikki, Micole, Auntie

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: birth of children, appendix out

P – Pet Peeve: lazy people who don’t want to make their live better

Q – Quote from a movie: Drama Drama Drama

R – Right or left handed: Left

S – Siblings: Joseph, Michael, Desirae

T – Time you wake up: 4:30 am

U- Underwear: Yep everyday

V – Vegetable you dislike: Spinach

W – Ways you run late: alarm didn’t go off

X – X-rays you’ve had: head, arm

Y – Yummy food you make: everything just ask my hubby

Z – Zoo favorite: White alligator


Well things are in the fast mode
of change at work!!

My supervisor got a new job in the Provo
office as a supervisor for the ESD….
which means as of tomorrow we
don’t have a supervisor that I am
aware of! oh boy….what am I
going to do being the lead means
it all falls on me…Honestly,
I don’t know that much about
employment counseling I
have learned A LOT in the
last year but not nearly enough
to be in charge of things….
I guess we will see what
happens and go from there!

UGH wish me luck!!!



Okay so finally America got smart
and sent Lil home last night….
She is the only one I really didn’t
like from about the second episode!

I was absoultely amazed that Allison
was in the bottom 3!! I couldn’t believe it!!
So guess what next week I will be
working my fingers to the bone
calling to vote for her!

Did you watch American Idol last night???
It was Disco night and let me tell you some of them
nailed their songs and some of them
fell flat on their faces!
Kris sang
“She Works Hard for the Money”
by Donna Summers and he nailed it!!
I thought his performance was the best of the night!
Well, besides my favorite Allison!! She did a good
job but it wasn’t one of my favorite performances!
Adam another one of my favorites
had an awesome performance! But when doesn’t
he! Well, I can think of one!
“Ring of Fire” during country week oh boy!
(insert rolling eyes here!!)
Tonight, I am going to say that
Anoop and Lil will be sent home.
But then again it could Anoop and Matt!
or it could be Matt and Lil!
I guess we will wait and see!

You Are Susan Boyle

I found this article about Susan Boyle it really touched me so I thought I would share it with you!

We are Susan Boyle.

Susan Boyle is the dowdy, frizzy haired, overweight, single, never-been-kissed, unemployed 47 year old woman who lives with her cat, Pebbles, and appeared on Britain Talent Show (similar to American Idol.)

She took the show and audience by storm. And, now she (her performance) has the world writing, reading and viewing this extraordinary event beyond belief.
If you haven’t seen the video (viewed by over 80,000,000 at this point) see it now. Try one of these links:
http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=999m8&m=1cqbkXcbOKe5of&b=s5X0WpBbUItFBxPRJpjHAQ, http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=999m8&m=1cqbkXcbOKe5of&b=Xq40lMwRZcqG7ccLfSugmA or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY

I spent at least 3 hours Sunday playing the video over and over and over. It brought a verible flood of feelings and thoughts that I could not let go. I was mesmerized.
What’s the appeal? What’s the power?
Much has been written on the power of her performance and I too, want to share my thoughts?
So, who is Susan Boyle?

You look at Susan Boyle and you see yourself. You don’t want to admit it, but you see yourself. There is this self in the hidden recesses of the greater you that you avoid. You look at Susan and see that part of you that is unattractive and dowdy. You see the part that feels isolated, that feels alone and unconnected, that part that long ago had a dream but that dream shattered by the perceived reality of your world. You see that dufuss.

And you see that part most powerfully when you are in crisis, when you face loss, when your worth and essence is called into question when you face failure and when you live the life flattened by the shattered dream. There she is… that dufuss.

And so, the audience looked at Susan and in their latent anxiety began to roll their eyes, ridicule, mock and deride Susan for her seeming dowdiness. What a dufuss! Simon rolls his eyes. Amanda, “What’s THIS?” Piers laughs. (The panel of judges.)

And then Susan begins to sing… and her voice emerges. This is the “real” Susan. This is the part of her that for so long wanted to be expressed, wanted to emerge. Her dream speaks! Beautiful! Powerful! The heart and soul of Susan in all her inner boldness and confidence stands before us.
The anxiety bound ridicule of the audience is transformed to cheers and applause as Susan begins to sing, “I dreamed a dream in time gone by When hope was high And life worth living,” She sings her dream. (Yes, maybe for me too, there is that inner core of strength and beauty that wants to sing with notes of clarity and perfection. I too remember that dream in time gone by.)

The camera shifts to Piers who swallows that lump when he hears “Then I was young and unafraid, And dreams were made and used and wasted.”

And Susan ends:

I had a dream my life would be

So different from this hell I’m living

So different now from what it seemed

Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

This is all of us.

This is all of us, especially as life around us seemingly recedes.

We lose. We lose the “dream.” We believe we are diminished.

But, perhaps it was the wrong dream?

Or, not MY dream? Or maybe there was something else… all along.

…That the audience and judges (and the other 80,000,000 views of this video) discover as Susan becomes her Dream.

I dreamed a dream in time gone by

When hope was high

And life worth living

I dreamed that love would never die

I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid

And dreams were made and used and wasted

There was no ransom to be paid

No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night

With their voices soft as thunder

As they tear your hope apart

And they turn your dream to shame

And still I dream he’ll come to me

That we will live the years together

But there are dreams that cannot be

And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be

So different from this hell I’m living

I encourage you… view the video. Reflect upon your battle with yourself… that battle of finding and speaking that powerful, true, beautiful voice within.

THE CLIMB by Miley Cyrus

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high
There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I’m going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
The struggles I’m facing,
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes they might knock me down but
No I’m not breakingI may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep goingAnd I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on,
There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I’m going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Somebody’s you’re going to have to lose,
Ain’t about how fast I get there,
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

American Idol Results

So there I sit waiting to see who goes home first they announce
Anoop Dog as the first one. I was surprised becasue
his performance was AWESOME the
night before. Then we heard Jennifer Hudson
sing her new single. Then it came down
to Lil Rounds and Matt Giraud which
I thought were going to be
in the bottom 3. Then Miley Cyrus sang
her new release “THE CLIMB” which
is from her new movie Hannah Montana The Movie.
(Which by the way Cambree has decided that
Hannah Montana is the best thing in the world….) Ryan sends
Anoop Dog back to saftey!! 🙂
Then it is down to Lil Rounds and
Matt Giraud the tension is building!
I am all begging Lil please please let it be Lil!
Then Ryan sends Lil Rounds back
to the couches!! 😦 DISAPPOINTMENT BIG TIME!!

Matt sings his song which could be for the last time
he performs you could hear his nerves in the first part
of the song. Then it was like
he said screw it and sang from
his soul. He did awesome the whole audience along
with Randy, Kara and Paula
were chanting save him…Simon being Simon was all
I don’t think you have what it takes
to win this competition. You seen Matt’s heart sink into
his stomach then Simon says it is good news. He used the
Judges save the only one they have
and saved Matt for another week!!

I was so excited!

But you know he will probably go
home next week with Lil! Let’s see
what the up coming week brings as it is


and 2 contestants are sent home!