Friday, December 20, 2013
Hello all and good evening. I am so super late getting this post done. It has been a mad house at work the past couple of days with the holidays and year end coming up. I would normally do this at work but today I didn't even have time to change my mind. So here we go.
Dear God, Thank you for letting my babies be home safe and sound. I know that only you have the full picture and rather I like what is happening or not I can only put my trust in you and go with what you have in store.
Dear Mom and Heather, I miss you both more than words can express. I wish everyday that you were still here with us. Watching the kids grown, Vicky becoming a mom and all the first's of Kaylee and Aadyn. Christmas hasn't been the same since you both became Angels the same year. It is only fitting that you are together in death as you were in live.
Dear Kaylee and Aadyn, I hope that you are told about your mom and how wonderful she really was. It bites that we don't get to see you and I know that it was confusing for you both to be taken away from your mommy and the rest of us. You both are always in my thoughts, prayers and heart. I Love You Both and Miss You More than you could imagine.
Dear Hubby, Thank you for being understanding. I know that in your family you don't do gift exchange for the adults but in my family we have always done it and that is a tradition I will continue.
Dear Victoria, I still can't believe that you are going to be a mommy. I know you have every emotion possible running through you right now but just know that no matter what I am here for you and Love You. I know you will be a great mommy. As Trent and I said the other night, this is your family and you make the rules. I will stand by you even if I don't agree with something going on.
Dear Brandon, I am glad that you are finally going to visit your grandma. I know she misses you and I think it does you good to get out and see her and the rest of the family. You are always so isolated in your room on that damn Xbox or on the computer. You need to mingle more with the outside world. I Love You and I am Proud of you for holding onto your job even though you hate it at times I am sure.
Dear Christmas, I am so over you already and you aren't even here. You are just not the same with mom and Heather gone. It would be great if we were able to see her children but only God can make that happen and I pray every night that he does.
Dear Michael, thank you again for buying Victoria a plane ticket home. I know that you had other things that you needed that money for and I am sure that with a little praying and hope things will work out for you.
Dear Jonathan and Brandon, I hope that you are teaching the kids about Heather. I know she loved them with all her being and that she would want to be here with them. Having all of us getting along was so important to her. No matter what happens the best interest of the Kids is all that matters. I was hoping that you both would take the judges recommendation into consideration and let the kids continue to have a relationship with me, their aunt Victoria and uncle Brandon. We only want the kids to know that they are loved and not abandoned by us. I pray that you will reconsider and let us have some form of communications with them.
Dear Jack, I am not going to get into a pissing contest or an argument. I am extremely hurt that things happened the way that they did. I am not going to put it all out for the world to see but I never would have imagined that you and Beth would have done what you did after Heather died. May God have mercy on your soul.
Dear self, get with the program and lose some weight already. Stop being so damn tired and hurting all the time. Hopefully I can figure this weight thing out and get back to where I was pre-kids.....ha...like that will happen but oh how I miss being that way.
Dear Sewing Machine, I am so happy that I got you serviced. I want to be able to use you just the way my momma did. I can't wait to learn how to create alot of great cool things with you.
Dear readers, thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit me. I love reading the different blogs and seeing all the wonderful and cool things that you do and create. So please drop me a line and let me know you were here.
May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God Bless you all and your families.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Saturday, December 14, 2013
So this is the ingredients plus the chicken. These are most things people already have in their pantry. Ok I had all but the mustard so I had to go get it. I never heard of it before so I was game for the experience.
So you mix all of your ingredients according to the recipe. Now it says that it serves 6 but honestly I had to double the recipe because 6 chicken breast just wasn't going to fill up my crew of 3. Besides they were extremely small breast.
So after you mix your ingredients you have to drudge them through the sauce and cook them in a frying pan on each side for at least 2 minutes. Man the smell was amazing. I couldn't wait to get them on the plate.
Then after they are done you simply put them on a plate and add your vegetables. I would have loved to of had Asparagus with melted parmesan cheese on them but I didn't have any to fix. This was so delicious that my husband said it was definitely a keeper and a repeat meal for sure.
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Hello everyone and Happy Friday the 13th. Wow another week has come and gone. Well I am trying to keep up with my blogging as I have been doing alot more of that lately and I really do find it therapeutic. I have been doing all kinds of research and trying to figure things out.
But today I am following the lead of my wonderful sister-in-law Kisha at The Glamorous French Housewife and doing this fun blog of Friday Letters. Hope you all jump in and join the fun....ok maybe it isn't fun but it is a neat way to reach out to people specific.
Dear God, I have prayed for many years to show my daughter the light and get her on the right path. Her becoming pregnant is not what I had in mind. However, you are all powerful and knowing so I will not complain. Instead, I will step in and help her anyway that I can.
Dear Hubby, I absolutely love and adore you. Thank you for being so understanding and patient with me. My life can be a bit crazy at times and you are right by my side no matter what. You may give me grief but I know it is because you love me.
Dear Victoria, I can't believe you are going to be a mommy. I am so happy that you are coming back home and getting on your feet. I know you are scared, happy, confused and every other emotion you can think of but I am here for you. We will get you through this just as all mothers have done for years.\
Dear Brandon, I am so glad that you are liking your job and that you and Emilee are back together. You seem happier and I am happy for you. Now if I could just sound proof your room when you are on the Xbox things would be great.
Dear Kaylee and Aadyn, it has been along time since I have been able to see you and my heart breaks everyday knowing that your mommy is in Heaven looking down on you and not being here for you. We all miss you and her. I pray for you everyday and that we will get to see you again soon. You all are going to have a new cousin soon and I wish you could be here to meet him or her.
Dear Chris, I know that you blame me for alot in your life and I am sorry. I honestly tried to have a relationship with you but it didn't work out. You are so much like your father that it isn't even funny.
Dear Car, stop PISSING ME OFF!!!!!! I just bought you like 2 weeks ago and you keep giving me fits on the drivers door. Play nice already. I am taking you to the dealership Monday to get you fixed.
Dear Scott and Kisha, I am sorry you all are having a rough time right now. I miss you guys and wish we were all closer together. Again, sorry I can't go to Florida for Christmas with you all. Maybe next year you can come here for Christmas.
Dear Kevin and Marie, I am so glad that we got to see you all the other night. It seems like forever since this family has been together in one spot.
Dear blogger friends, thanks for stopping by and I hope that you all have a safe and happy weekend. Stay tuned for I will doing a post on the delicious dinner I made last night.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Happy Great Wednesday Everyone. Today is another Hodgepodge Wednesday with Joyce at fromthissideofthepond. I love reading what she comes up with next and today is no exception. This is a Christmas themed Hodgepodge and it will make you do some thinking. So be sure to join in and get on the band wagon. A great way to meet and get to know other bloggers both new and old.
1. Are you doing anything special to mark this season of Advent? If so please share.
---- Sadly no I don't. I don't do alot of planning for the holidays only because my family is so spread out.
2. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen...and of course you recall, the most famous reindeer of all...so, which reindeer name best describes you this week?
----Hmmmmm isn't this a tough question. I guess I would have to say a Dasher. Although sometimes I can be a Vixen.
3. What's worse-too quiet or too loud? Which have you had more of lately?
---- Too Loud. Actually it has been mostly quiet at my place.
4. This question comes to you from Zoanna over at A Penchant for Pens-thanks Zo!
When you are administratively gifted, how often do you find yourself not trusting less gifted people to do what they've committed to do? If you are not so gifted that way, but are reliable, how do you feel when the stronger person (in that area) goes ahead and covers it before giving you a chance to come through?
-----I would have to say that I have a hard time trusting them. I tend to check up several times until I know it has been done.
5. What is your most dreaded task relating to the holidays? Your most looked forward to holiday task?
----Most dreaded would most certainly be SHOPPING!!!!!! I hate to shop for other people and when I do know what they would want or like chances are I can't find it.
---- Helping with the cooking.
6. Facebook has released its list of the 'most talked about' topics of 2013. Pope Francis took the number one spot. Does that surprise you? He was followed by election, royal baby, typhoon, and Harlem Shake. Your thoughts? What was yourmost talked about topic in 2013? (Facebook, around the kitchen table, or wherever it is you talk)
---- I can see the Pope being the most talked about. It is a huge anytime anything has to do with the Pope. I think it gives us hope and guidance for the Catholic Religion.
----- My most talked about topic in my house is a tie to say the least.. My kids are always the first topic and right there with them is the finances. ....See the connection lol
7. What's something you consider a necessity that others might view as a luxury?
-----Do women have things that are luxury???? I thought all of our stuff was a necessity. But seriously I would have to say every new gadget that comes out such as the latest in IPAD, IPHONES etc.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
The day before yesterday I bought a crochet batman hat for my bosses 4 yr old son. Here is a picture of one just like it at All Free Crochet even though my sister-in-law made it. But since I didn't want to put my bosses son on my blog I choose this picture to show you what I got him.
So my message is this....there is always time to share the joy with everyone. It is the simplest of things that can make you smile.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
However, this morning I didn't feel any of the love for the snow or the cold weather. It is 18 degrees outside and that is extremely unusual for my area. The last time we had weather like this was probably about 3 years ago and before that we had the Ice Storm of the century. I have lived in Louisville for the majority of my life and I can recall a handful of times that it has really snowed like this. So needless to say that most people here don't really know how to drive in this beautiful and peaceful snow.
So this morning I get up to go to work and mind you I didn't want to get up. I stayed in the bed as long as possible. Now I wish I would have just called in. I went out to get in the car and warm it up only it didn't go as planned. My driver's side door won't open!!!!!! I tried everything and still nothing. So I checked the other doors and they opened up just perfectly fine. So needless to say that I had to crawl in my car from the passenger side and that was not making me happy. I figured after driving to work which is only a 20 minutes drive except for today which was a 45 minute drive, that it would open from the inside. NOPE it didn't happen. I just bought this car last week. WTH is going on with this thing???? ERRRRRRRRRRRR is all I can say about that. So I will be calling my big brother who sold me the car and finding out who the warranty is through because someone is going to fix my door.
Anyway, I am finally at work and of course it looks like a ghost town here. I will not be busy at all so why I didn't call in is beyond me. Meantime, I hope you enjoy this picture I took yesterday on break just outside of the building I am in. It is always amazing to see how mother nature works and the beauty she allows us to see.
In closing please be safe out there and remember, you have someone depending on you and they love you.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Happy Sunday!!!! Today it is cold and snowing outside so I thought I would take this time and tell you about yesterday.
I was invited to do a gift exchange from our District Assistant with Avon for her church. I had never been to one before so I thought it would be a great way to get out and meet some new people. All I had to do was buy 8 gifts all the same and bring them with me. The amount I wanted to spend was totally up to me. I bought 8 sets of nail polish for $5 each. Not bad. I spent a whole $40 on 8 gifts...wooohooo. Some of the gifts were even hand made. I have to say I was nervous and totally unsure what I was going to be walking into. However, I knew that Kim wouldn't put me in a situation I wasn't comfortable.
Now in this picture below I couldn't resist the Hershey's Box. First I love me some chocolate so I will just get that out of the way. But it is a recipe box with 99 different recipes in it. So why not...I will try it and see what I like. Who knows I might just do a video or another blog on one of them. The top right is a mailbox with Santa on it. Of course the ladies had it marked as a Christmas Card Holder but I believe that it can be repurposed into something else that I can use year round. Not sure yet but we will see. The bottom is Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters Anti-Bacterial Soap and a matching towel.
Now I know this is only 7 and that is because the last one was a cup full of Hershey Kisses and it didn't survive to photo taking...lol. We ate them all.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Hello Friends and Happy Friday. Today I am doing Friday Letters and I got the idea from my sister-in-law Kisha from The Glamorous French Housewife. Stop by her blog and check it out. She is amazing and has so many wonderful things to share with you all.
Dear Victoria, I am super excited about you moving back home. It has been a long time since you have actually lived at home and I can't wait. Not to mention you are carrying a little one now and your life will never be the same.
Dear Brandon, I am glad that when you get nervous about driving in bad weather that you call me and talk to me until you get home so I know you are safe and sound. You are an amazing young man and I am proud to call you my son.
Dear Hubby, I can't say Thank You enough for everything that you have done for me and the kids. I Love You more then I ever thought possible. Of course I have always had a thing for you and have carried it for over 20+ years. Thank you for responding to the letter I sent. The rest is history.
Dear Scott, THANK YOU!!!!!!!! The Car is awesome and I Love it. Certainly a step up from the one I was driving and it did great in the rain yesterday. Did better then expected in the sleet and snow today.
Dear Kisha, Thank you again for having us at Thanksgiving. I wish we all could have been together but that is how it is sometimes. Again, Thank you for helping me with my blog. The signature line is great and I Love it.
Dear Kevin, I am glad that we are talking again. I have missed you and miss you everyday. Keep your head up big brother and know that we all love you.
Dear Marie, the hat you made for my bosses son is adorable and I can't wait to get it and give it to her.
Dear Pain in My Wrist please go away. I have already had surgery on you for the carpal tunnel and you have been hurting every since I feel about a month ago. I am done with you already.
Dear Winter Storm....GOOOOOOO AWAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! I don't mind snow but I don't like driving in it and I certainly don't like the sleet that we are having with it.
Dear Mom and Heather, I miss you both so much everyday. I wish that I could have you here with us still as we all do in the family. Just keep watch over us and know that we all Love You and Miss You Both terribly.
Dear KayLee and Aadyn, I know your mommie is watching down on you from Heaven. Just know that she loved you both with all of her Heart and You Both were her world. We miss you and love you and will see you again one day. Please be nice to one another and keep close to one another.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Hello everyone, today is another Hodgepodge with Joyce over at From this side of the pond. I found her sometime ago and have participated a couple of times but it is always fun to see what questions she has for us. So today I am going to be participating and putting this on my weekly calendar so I don't miss any.
So sit back, relax and enjoy....better yet, jump in and join us. Be sure to link your page back to Joyce so we can all share.
1. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the 2013 word of the year is 'selfie'. Your thoughts? When did you last take a selfie? Do you post them online somewhere? Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind the lens?
----Well I guess I started doing selfie's before it became a word. I used to take them all the time of me and my kids when we would be doing something silly. Those are the precious moments. I do post them on facebook. I would post them on other areas but I still don't know how to work Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest yet.
2. Will you send out Christmas Cards this year? If so, are they ready to go? If not, are you glad or sad about leaving that tradition behind?
------Well I do believe that I am going to follow my sister-in-law's lead and do the Christmas Card Exchange. I don't normally like doing the whole Christmas thing but it does feel good to get things in the mail.
3. Do you trust easily?
-----Usually yes. However, if I find one thing that is questionable then no I find it hard to trust at all.
4. Pine-cinnamon-peppermint-vanilla (as in sugar cookie)...of those listed, which one is your favorite December scent?
-----I would have to say Cinnamon is my favorite. Pine cone bothers my sinuses, peppermint isn't bad but vanilla...well that reminds me of my late daughter and honestly it has always made me nauseous.
5. Did you do more talking or more listening yesterday? Was that by choice or by necessity?
----I would probably have to say more listening. I work in Accounting and it is always crazy at the 1st of the month. Every vendor in the world is calling for payment status the first week.
6. What's the last song that got stuck in your head? Sorry if it's back there now : )
-----Not real sure but when I think about songs the song "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Go's pops in my head.
7. Which world explorer (in the whole history of the world) would you most like to have traveled with, and why?
-----Wow that is a hard one. I have no clue who it would be.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
----To be honest I find it extremely hard to get in the Christmas Spirit since my daughter passed away I haven't put up a tree even though my other kids did a couple of years ago. Now I do buy presents and stuff but it just doesn't excite me. Now with that being said, it absolutely drives me crazy that people are not allowed to say Merry Christmas on their jobs because they are afraid to offend someone. I am sorry but I will always say Merry Christmas.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
|This is so my husband and me in the mornings..lol|
So we are now home and rested or supposed to be rested anyway from our trip to visit family for Thanksgiving. For the life of me I could not get to sleep last night and had trouble sleeping the entire time we were visiting. I don't know if it was because I was in someone's elses house or what but I had probably about 8 hrs sleep between Thursday and Friday. I don't know about you but I need my sleep. I love my sleep. I desire my sleep. But nope it just wasn't happening like it should have. Oh well gave me more time to visit I guess...lol.
So after we got home last night I immediately started laundry and the coffee pot. Since I have allergies to animals I wanted to make sure that I defurred our clothes so the allergies wouldn't kick my butt. I now have to take my purse, husbands coat and our duffle bags to the laundry mat and wash them in a big washer because our regular washer won't clean these items very well. No biggy I will use that time to mingle with others and put out my Avon books for new customers....woohooo go me.
So after finally going to bed at about 3 this morning I got up at 11:15 so I was finally able to get some sleep but I don't feel rested. I am honestly not in the mood to do anything but this house isn't going to clean itself. Hubby is already outside with the leave blower cleaning out the back yard and deck. He finished our front yard Tuesday so it wouldn't look horrible while we were gone. I am so thankful that he enjoys doing this kind of stuff because me...yeah not so much. I hate the thought of doing yard work and possibly coming across spiders. I don't like spiders no matter how big or how small they may be.
After I have my pot of coffee I will get up and get moving but right now it just isn't going to happen!!!!! My plan for the day is to start at one end of the house and work my way to the other...the only question is..Which End First? Do I really want to dive in to the garage first or the office first? Honestly, NEITHER ONE is appealing to me but they have to be done. I have to get my calm back in the house before my hubby loses it. Now we are not messy people but my hubby is worse than a female when it comes to the house. How I have managed to keep him from throwing everything in the garbage is beyond me but thankfully he don't touch my desk area.
But I will be getting the house in order because we are going to be having my daughter home soon hopefully. She currently lives in Texas and has had a hard time finding a job down there and just found out Wednesday night that she was pregnant. Yeap I am going to be a grandma again. I don't think that she will stay here but for just a few days because her bestfriend lives about an hour and 20 minutes away but still in the same state. She will be going up there to work with her which I am so thankful that her friend is in a position to be able to give her a job. But it will be nice to visit with her while she is here. So I will most definitely have to get the spare bedroom ready for her.
As you can see I have lots to do and am rambling about alot but that is what happens when you don't sleep well for 3 days and are only on your second cup of coffee.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Well Thanksgiving is now over and the turkey is put away along with all of the fixin's. Thankfully my sister-in-law Kisha cooked this year and I didn't have to. I got to spend some time with my brother Scott and his family which is rare because we live over 6 hours apart and it is a drive, a nice drive but a drive all the same.
I want to say thank you to both Scott and Kisha for having me, hubby, my son Brandon and his girlfriend Emilee. We really enjoyed ourselves even though I had to keep dosing on Zyrtec D. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. I totally love kitty cats and puppy dogs they make it difficult for me to function without allergy meds. So now I am back home and doing laundry and enjoying my coffee.
I didn't take any pictures which is unusual for me but I was just wanting to hang out with the family and enjoy some quality time together. Even though my other brother and his wife or my daughter Victoria couldn't make it. Besides Kisha took pictures and videos the entire time we were there. If you want to check out some of the videos she took check out her YouTube Link here and see all of the holiday fixin's, prep work and fun with the family.
Before we headed back home to Kentucky today we stopped at my brothers work and signed the papers on this pretty little thing.
Ok it isn't little it is Human Size as my husband calls it. You see I had a Nissan Sentra that my brother also sold me about 2 years ago but it was so small that my husband couldn't turn his head in it so I did most of the driving.
I Sell Avon which affords me the ability to get a new car that is comfortable, reliable and all out sharp looking. I am always looking for great people to join me in my journey with Avon. There is no mandatory parties, no mandatory hours, no mandatory inventory, however, what you get with Avon is FREE TRAINING, FREE WEBSITE for your customers 24/7/365, RECOGNITION and the ability to earn as much MONEY as you want. You can do Avon part-time or full-time. I also work a full-time job for now but with Avon it is my business and I can work it when, where and how I choose. So you see the $10 investment into a company that has been around for over 125 years has afforded me the luxury of getting a new car. What does your company do for you? So if you would like to join me on this journey with Avon and learn how you can also make your income better then I can help with that. Just click here and you will automatically be directed to the online contract and I will be your contact, support and trainer.
I hope everyone had a great and wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels no matter where you were or who you were with.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I am also thankful for being able to have a wonderful husband who also sticks by me no matter what. We are currently at my brother and sister-in-law Kisha who fixed an awesome dinner for us. My brother who is helping me get a new car tomorrow, my son who brought his girlfriend with us. My daughter was supposed to be here but she couldn't make it. Which blows but I still got to talk to her.
I do miss my mom, daughter Heather, grandkids and my other Brother and sister-in-law. I wish they all could have been here but at least they are with use in spirit and heart. I am totally thankful for being allowed to wake-up and enjoy my family.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
So today is Sunday and I am not feeling the best. I slept on the couch for part of the night last night and woke up with a splitting migraine headache. I am not at all a happy or functional person when this happens but I have managed to stay up anyway.
My hubby fixed us brunch which was delicious by the way. Eggs with red onions and mozzarella cheese, hashbrowns and biscuits…yummy yummy for the tummy. <---insert smiley face here (which I tried to do but don't know how) I have been sipping on coffee since I woke up at 10. Yes I actually slept in which seems to be the norm for Sundays anymore. I don’t know why but I just can not drag my sorry butt out of bed on Sundays. I know I need to get up and go to church since we haven’t been in forever. Yes totally my fault. However, I keep telling my husband that he can go without me but he won’t.
Anyway, I have decided that I am going to be changing things with my blog. I have already started with taking down the negative posts that I put up there not to long about about being lied to and people blowing up my phone without leaving messages. Which both really irritate the crap out of me but it is totally unprofessional to post something like that. So from here on out I will refrain from doing so…or at least try to refrain from it anyway. After all we are only human and things happen to upset us and we want to scream it to the world. However, after much consideration I have come to realize that this may give someone power over you by letting them take up space in your blog, live and head. I am sorry but no one rents in my space for free.
I have gotten several books over the past month on trying to figure out this whole blog thing and to make my blog more marketable and a friendly space for all that would come across it. So far I have at least 6 books sitting here beside me and I still have no clue as to what I am doing or how to do it. I should get the book for dummies series but have you honestly sat down and tried to read one of those? I have and I swear I needed a PhD to figure that thing out. I am a more visual and hands on person so if you show me I can do it but if I read it…well lets just say that takes longer for me to understand. As if you couldn't tell by this blog post. There was suppose to be a smiley face in the 2nd paragraph and this was suppose to be some pretty typing style but I have managed to fail at that one. I even have it open and typed in a word document so I could copy and paste but that didn't work out well either. So NEXT!!!!!
As I said earlier, I still have a migraine but it isn't as bad as it was thanks to the 5 ibuprofens that I took when I got up this morning but it is still there nonetheless. I should be outside helping my husband with raking leaves but because I don't feel good he told me to stay in the house and get to feeling better. Apparently I look just as bad as I feel if not worse. I am so glad that I have one of the world's greatest husbands in the world. I know some of you will disagree and that is ok because we are all a little bias when it comes to our significant others.
So I am going to close this out for now but I will be back later once I get to feeling alot better and do a post about my Avon Business, how it is working for me, how it can work for you and all the wonderful products that we have for everyone in the family. This is not Your Mother's Avon Anymore.
Till next time I hope you all have a wonderful and Blessed Sunday.
P.S. after previewing this post before publishing it...I noticed that on here the spacing and punctuation are correct. However, when I click on it to publish it isn't. I don't know why and honestly my head hurts way to much for me to figure it out right now.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Well I haven't done one of these post in awhile. I am such a slacker but here it goes. Jump in on the fun with us. Joyce over at From This Side of The Pond has been doing this for sometime and she is who we are joining today. So be sure to stop over and visit her.
1. What lesson has failure taught you?
Well I would have to say I have learned what NOT to do in the future. My mom taught me to keep trying till I got it right. I don't always get it right but at least I try until I can't try anymore.
2. What decision are you glad you made?
I would have to say contacting my husband after 20 plus years of not talking to him. Who would have thought that one letter and a postage stamp would lead to such happiness. In a world of technology the only way I could find him was to write...yes handwrite...a letter to him and send it to his parents house. I didn't hear anything from him and thought that he had moved away or married. Little did I know that wasn't the case.
3. I've been a little bit surprised to see fully lit and decorated Christmas trees popping up for the past several weeks in friend's Instagram feeds. So tell the truth-is your tree up and decorated, and if so when did that happen? If not when will you be decking the halls?
As for decorating the Christmas Tree...I would have to say most definitely NOT!!!! I haven't put up a tree in some time now. Since my mom and daughter passed away 5 yrs ago it just doesn't seem right.
4. Solitaire-poker-rummy-hearts-go fish-Old Maid...which game of cards would you most want to join?
This one is a no brainer... Rummy without doubt. That was mine and my moms favorite game when she was still here with us.
5. This question comes to you courtesy of a Facebook friend, who once upon a time had a blog...When you're feeling stressed do you snack a lot or are you more the 'can't eat' type?
Can't Eat. I don't really like to eat anyway but I do because I have to.0
6. Have you ever reviewed a product or service online? Was your review favorable or less than favorable?
Come to think of it the only products I think I ever have were Avon products.
7. What was the best conversation you had yesterday?
I talked to one of the ladies on my team with Avon and helped her get her order straight and encourage her to keep up the good work. Her order was almost $1,000.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am excited about Thanksgiving coming up. I get to go visit with my brother and his wife Kisha and see their new home. Not to mention I am getting a new car while I am there and get to see my daughter who is driving up from Texas to spend Thanksgiving with us as well. Super Dupper Excited about that.
Monday, November 04, 2013
As some of you know we had a tree that fell last week due to a storm on Halloween of all days. Well Saturday my hubby and the brother-in-law cut it off the deck and then proceeded to actually cut down the rest of the tree. I was so nervous because my brother-in-law said "in theory it should fall that way" pointing to the open part of the yard. IN THEORY!!!!!! OMG is all I could think. It better fall that way or we are going to be forking out money on people's fences that we just don't have. Well he was correct it did fall the way it was suppose to. I was brushing my hair and all of a sudden the whole house vibrated because of the thump that the tree made when it hit the ground. So they then proceeded to cut it up in pieces and haul it onto the truck. I was happy but honestly there is still a bunch to clean up.
Yesterday we didn't really do much. Church had a combined service of all 3 services which was a packed house. We couldn't stay the whole time because it was so crammed and hot in there that I couldn't hardly breathe. The young lady in front of us had on so much perfume that it was literally gagging me. Hubby and I were sitting in the middle of the pew so we had to wait until it was time to great the neighbors and other members in the church so we could sneak out of the row and hit the back door. We got home and I pretty much didn't do anything else for the rest of the day. I did get in a nap which surprised me and managed to bag some Avon Brochures for tossing. So not all was lost. Now I just have to get out there and get them tossed. I did that last week and tossed over 300 old brochures and got an order for $30. So I don't suppose the trip was wasted considering I didn't go any further then about 5 blocks from my house. So that was great. I have another 200 or so to toss this time and I am targeting a specific neighborhood that I haven't been in yet. I am sure I will run out before I cover two streets. It is a large neighborhood.
So today I sit here and I am trying my hardest to keep my eyes open but it is so hard. I have the fan blowing on me because my office is hot. I have a stack of paperwork to do that I am just not wanting to do but I know I have to do it. I guess it is time to go suck down another pot of coffee....if I could streamline it to my veins I would but I can't.
I am also trying to figure out Twitter, Pinterest and InstaGram on my phone so I can follow people and enter contest but can't figure it out. I am so behind the times. I am hoping that my son will give me some lessons when I get home tonight at least on Twitter.
I am signing off for now but I hope that everyone has a Blessed and Love Filled MONDAY!!!!!
Friday, November 01, 2013
So yesterday was Halloween as we all know and it was a sad one. Due to the weather in our area Halloween was cancelled until tonight. The weather was horrible, windy, rainy, just plain crazy. So hubby and I enjoyed watching t.v. and listening to the rain after dinner. Not much different then any other night except that the weather was crazy. The howling we heard was unbelievable. I know we have had crazy weather in October before but this is crazy. Tornado Warnings, winds in excess of 50, 60, 70 mph and rain so hard it sounded like it was in the house.
Well finally we decided after watching our favorite show that we would turn in since it was already 11 p.m. and we both had to be up early in the morning for work. Ughhhh work, why can't I sleep in when I want to...lol. So I am laying there dreaming about my grandchildren visiting that I haven't seen in 5 yrs and enjoying the dream and yet disturbed by it because their father won't let me visit with them...long story. I miss them so much and never want to wake up when I am dreaming about them. Anyway, around 11:50 my husband jumps up out of bed and I heard this noise and it woke me up. He says well there goes the grill. The wind blew it over. Ok now mind you I have a big ass 6 burner grill that sits on my deck next to the railing so it doesn't get blown away and the wheels on it are locked. So I am thinking oh great there goes $400 for a new grill. We get up and look out our bedroom window and this is what we see.
Seriously? Are you kidding me? Yes I know it could have been worse. It did miss our house and the glass patio table on the deck. But the tree is laying across the entire back yard and it was the healthy tree of the bunch. I am so not wanting to see how much damage it did to the deck. Our deck is bigger then our garage which is weird but that is how it came with the house. Anyway, I am counting my blessings because I know it could have been alot worse and costly. This is just hopefully a couple of boards for the deck and clean up with a chainsaw. I was more worried about the big oak trees that surround my house. Not to mention that we just had the roof put on less then a month ago.
So needless to say with a close call like that one we ended up staying up for a bit longer and now I am exhausted, my eyes are burning and I am not really feeling work today. I just want to go crawl up in my nice big king size comfy bed and sleep the day away. In the last picture you can see in the center of the page a white mark which is where the tree fell from and after looking at the picture on here in the top right corner you can see a diagonal while line and that is actually rain coming down on us. I took these with my cell phone last night and hit the button at the right time I guess...lol.
Anyway, Happy Friday and hope you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend. I have to get some work done and hope this coffee kicks in soon.