Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Saturday Everyone


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

Thanksgiving is now over


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

Thankful Thanksgiving

I wanted to tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the best family that I could ask for. I wish that we all could be together but we are spread out across the states. My daughter called me last night or should I say this morning and told me that I was going to be a grandma again. I was shocked to say the least but I will support her and help her the best I can.

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

Sunday Rambles


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.
xoxo

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

Wednesday Hodgepodge



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

So Exhausted Today

Ok I don't know what is wrong with me today but Mondays seem to always suck!!!! I guess it is because it means the weekend is over but this Monday is worse because of Daylight Savings Time. Ughhhhh. Now don't get me wrong I love being able to drive to work in the daylight but coming home in the evening is worse. I am just so tired. I don't normally sleep well anyway due to snoring...yes I admitted it I snore. At least that is what my husband says...the poor guy usually ends up on the couch. But he refuses to let me sleep in another bed. He says that my place is by him at night in bed. Even though he gets up in the middle of the night and gets on the couch. We have a perfectly pillowtop queen in our spare bedroom but he says it is to soft. I think it is perfect considering our King bed is like laying on the concrete. But hey that is what he likes so that is what we got.

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!!!!!

xoxo

Friday, November 01, 2013

Windy and Bumpy Night...ughhhhh So Tired this morning.

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.