Sunday Wine Musings…

It is 7:10pm, first day of daylight savings time, so my body and mind believe it is really only 6:10pm and I have to convince them this is not the case because I must be up at 4am tomorrow for work. Hoping the wine helps with this a bit.

I’ve been away from the blog for a while, wasn’t sure I was going to keep writing it but I’ve decided to stick around and try like crazy to post more often. Life has a funny way of invading your plans and priorities have to be addressed. Sadly most days writing is not the priority. At least folks can tell from my Instagram on my page that I have not died!

While I’ve been away, I had to patiently wait until my daughter passed the 3 month mark to let the world know that I’ll be a grandma for the 6th time come late summer/early fall. I am beyond over the moon about this, as the Nana gig is by far the most amazing yet. I am hoping for a girl this time, as we only have one girl in the mix, but a healthy baby is a joy regardless of gender. Early in April we’ll find out that secret and it is either buying more Bengals and Reds attire for a boy, or tutus for a girl. Well and yes sports items for her too because that is how we roll.

News flash…save your money and if you are into those Yeti tumblers, I can tell you that RTIC is just as wonderful and about 1/3 to 1/4 of the cost. I fill mine as I leave for work at 5am and that coffee is still hot at 9:45am in our daily stand-up meeting at work. If I use it for cold drinks, ice is still in it 12 hours later. Could be longer but I’m rarely one to let anything sit that long before consuming it. Really, save yourself a fortune! I’m making a series of cup cozies for that size tumbler, though they don’t need one as they never ‘sweat’ and are easily held no matter if it is a hot or cold drink inside. It is all about having a fashionable cup at that point! 🙂

Over the past week I was trying like crazy to come down with a rip-roaring sinus infection. Maybe the weather didn’t help as we had a few odd days with winter, then spring (even a tornado warning at work) then back to winter again. We are currently experiencing winter for those interested in what cue card nature is reading. The infection was growing, causing a headache, snot factory, and over all fatigue. In the past I have boiled water and put tea tree oil in it and inhaled the steam, but that can burn your skin and its uncomfy to breathe. So, on a whim I googled and found out I could put tea tree oil in my neti pot!!! One drop, per the many articles I found, or it can irritate the sinus membranes. But I did this twice a day over 3 days and could feel it draining away. Today I’m breathing freely and really amazed. NOTE: I am NOT a doctor and this is NOT medical advice…just passing along what worked for me, flush those sinuses with saline and tea tree oil at your own risk.

I’ve not been neglecting my shop, in fact I have several items to stock, just haven’t taken photos and built listings. Again, life has been in the way a bit but I now have the supplies for shipping and I’ll be placing these over the next few days. My daughter is starting to add things as well, so we’ll have some really nice items coming this week.

Speaking of her…she recently became a Jamberry rep. Like me, she has a passion for direct sales, but needed to find her passion for a product. Me, I’m back on Avon but that is another post. My baby girl LOVES the nail wraps and finally took the plunge to become a rep. And she is making money, which is no real shock as once you find your passion product you are going to do well. It doesn’t hurt that these sell themselves right off your finger nails. Seriously she has people stop her to ask where she got her nails done. I had tried them once but didn’t have a real clue what I was doing. Now, if you go to a party or search YouTube you will have it down. I let her do a manicure on me 2 weeks ago from her stock and was blown away. I wash my hands at work easily 30 to 50 times in a shift. The wraps held up great through it all. And trust me I am hard on my hands, they are my most used tool every day at work. I also bite my nails. So this helped me make it 2 weeks without biting them at all. I actually have some nail to work with today and she came over and did my nails and my mom’s with the wraps we purchased from her. Mom is going through chemo and her nails just are so thin and fragile now. We figure wraps will help to protect them and she found a color she loved. You can see how short my nails must have been by where they are today, with this new french manicure wrap on. I LOVE them!

My index finger is the shortest I have and I’m determined to keep at this to get something grown. I cannot go real long, as nails cause skin tears to our elderly residents, their skin is onion paper-thin so it takes so little to injure them. But I can have pretty nails!  Each sheet is enough for 2 manicures with a few wraps to spare, and only $15 a sheet! Check out her shop, the selection is just incredible. You can do a Basic Bundle for only $58.50 and that includes 4 sheets of wraps, the mini heater, and all the supplies you need to do your wraps, so it is quite the savings!

Well the dryer is calling me with the song of its people, so time to get my laundry folded and tuck myself into bed for my day tomorrow.

Y’all have a marvelous one!

 

 

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Tuesday Coffee Chat (Back From The Dead)

Yes, I am alive, and even well.  Almost anyway, maybe 85% but that is enough to get back up on this horse called LIFE and ride like I stole it!  What better way to do that than join in with Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted for the Tuesday Coffee Chat!

How’s it Hanging?   
Tell us about one of your favourite hangouts.

Easy peasy, one of my very favorite places to hang out and chill is my room!  Seriously it is without a doubt my best spot for thinking, planning, writing, crocheting, praying, meditating, recovering from illness….I’ve made it my nest of sorts and it is my place to just BE.

My music is handy when I’m working there, and my desk is by the window so when it is warm (will it ever truly be spring and warm again?) my window is open, breeze moving the curtains as it whispers across my skin, birds can be heard singing and kids laughter as they play in the neighborhood.

Another favorite is the deck, because I love being outside in the park like setting we have here.  Me, a book or crochet project, under the trees or watching for deer to cut through the yard in search of food.

 

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Both of these places are my havens, places of refuge that I enjoy.

Where do you like to hang?

Wine & Cheese ~ 94th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 94th serving of some whine and cheese!

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 WINE WHINE

😦  I hate winter.  I hate cold, snow, wind, all of it.  I hate wearing a coat, heavier clothes and the shorter day light hours.  Pretty much if it is part of winter, other than Christmas, I HATE IT.

😦  I had lofty aspirations of getting the year off to a running start.  It is 1/7 and not so running.  Who am I kidding, not even moving!  But that is being adjusted, read on in the cheese section.

😦  The Florida house hunting/vacation trip has been pushed back to June, but that too has a cheese side to it.

 

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🙂  I did something rather radical today.  Okay radical for me anyway.  I joined a gym/fitness center.  I know, sit down and breathe slowly, I’m shocked too.  But I am sick of my weight, and I want to be bikini ready come the Florida trip so the only way to ensure this was likely was to join.  See, it is too dang cold to walk outside and I figure if I am going to pay for it then I will go.  So, I’m meeting the trainer tomorrow to get a program in place for me to bust my ass into shape.

🙂  Yes, Florida got moved to June due to The Badge’s work schedule but that is okay.  I just have one more month now to reach the weight that it says on my driver’s license and get toned up so I can rock that string bikini.  Not to mention the several pairs of jeans in my dresser that I want to be able to wear.

🙂  I even found sweat pants at the thrift store, for only $1 a pair!  I am not there to be seen, so I don’t care if Kim Kardashian wouldn’t be caught dead in them.  I hope NOT to be seen as that is my early morning, no makeup, leave me the hell alone time.  It’s get into shape so that by late Spring I can rock the shorts instead.

🙂  I’m currently rocking the Highlander Grogg Coffee and my jammies at 7pm.  I am also about to go curl up with a good book!

🙂  All this talk of fitness and I’m debating joining the running group at church to train for The Flying Pig.  Even if I do NOT run it, I’ll be that much more fit! Not mention the fun of making new, like minded friends!

 

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Wine & Cheese ~ 93rd Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Most Wednesdays I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 93rd serving of some whine and cheese!

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 WINE WHINE

😦  I decided that a flu shot was in order, since it is moving through everyone I know it seems.  My arm hurts!  I rubbed it like they say to do but dang it still painful.

😦  Read, after the fact, that this year’s flu vaccine is only about 50% effective, as they guessed wrong about the strains that would be going around and missed the most prevalent one.  Oh well, 50% is better than none at all.

😦  My favorite pair of jeans are falling apart.  I bought them already slightly loved at the thrift store near by.  It’s my favorite way to buy jeans, already soft and broken in.  But this pair is starting to rip apart and are so well worn that it is going to be time to get new ones.

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🙂  The scale is moving D-O-W-N again!  I have a serious goal so that helps.  And I’m taking intentional actions to achieve my goal, like logging every bite that enters my mouth, every ounce of water, every minute of activity and walking distance.  I refuse to give up.

🙂  It’s pretty awesome when you hit the end of your day, and have been so careful to eat right that you have to have a beer in order to hit your minimum calorie range on your SparkPeople account!  That is just breaking my heart!

🙂  I got my roots done and sporting pink in my bangs again this week.  Was purple last time for The Badge as that is his favorite color. So glad I went back to blond.

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I thought of my daughter-in-law when I saw this, and so my daughter.

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And this is a dose of “awww”, my grand-pup’s first experience with Christmas lights!

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Peppermint Mocha & White Zinfandel Musings

Close up of cup of coffee with pink roseI’m a black coffee drinker, but once in a while I like a little kick in the flavor.  If not the coffee itself then some creamer.  My sister brought home some Peppermint Mocha creamer the other day and that is what is in my cup.  Well that and a package of hot chocolate mixed with the coffee, because if you are needing coffee why not shoot for the I can crawl up the wall and across the ceiling then hang upside down like a fruit bat level of caffeine satisfaction?  In my world, if you aren’t walking on the ceiling, you’re doing it all wrong.

Today, lunch was an amazing bowl of….*drum roll*…. raisin bran.  I was craving it for some reason, which makes me think I’m truly bat shit crazy after all, because who the heck craves raisin bran???  It was good, considering it is cereal, but wow, that was out of left field.

A lot of life is coming out of left field lately and I find it rather perplexing at times.

The Badge took me out for dinner last night, and my universe shifted on me.  Not sure how to explain that other than think of a lock and how tumblers inside have to all fall into place before it clicks and can be opened. I even distinctly recall the moment when he looked at me while we were talking and things just clicked into place in my cosmos and it unsettled me.  Something was very different in the energy in the air while we were together, and I swear I felt my inner walls surrounding my heart give way.

Later I was pondering it all, as I have been for weeks now, and likened it to being a kid on the 10 foot diving board. You stand there and holy crap it’s a long way to the water from that high.  You really want to jump but you are so flipping scared you can’t.  Heck you cannot even breathe.  So yep, that is me, I’ve sat down on the end of the board and my legs are swinging over the edge while I try to catch my breath, but even at a lower angle, I’m scared to death to jump.

I don’t know why I’m so worried, because this time is so different.  Not a single red flag (or pink, orange, yellow…) whatsoever.  This came out of no where when I wasn’t looking and had written off dating and relationships.  If I went down my list of deal breakers and makers, things couldn’t be more of a fit.

Wow, look at the time.  I believe it is time for the bottle of white zinfandel to be uncorked.  Meanwhile I’ll just sit here and on the end of the board, as I suspect that between him, my inner diva, goddess and child, I’m about to be pushed off my perch and into the deep end of the pool.

 

Wednesday Wine Musings – Change

camille-23-oz_-red-wine-glassI usually write a Wine & Cheese post on Wednesday, but today it is all about the wine.  No, not the ‘whine’ where I complain, but rather the wine that is currently in my Olivia Pope style wine glass sitting on the desk next to my laptop.  It’s about the wine, Zen Garden on Pandora, peppermint essential oil in the diffuser and writing.  These books are not writing themselves.  But the blog has been lacking and I had committed to writing daily for NaBloPoMo, which as usual my great intentions were hijacked by life.  Oh well.

About 2 weeks after I dyed my hair auburn, I regretted it again.  I know my kids think I look  younger with it but I missed my blond.  It is very hard when having a crazy moment to put a streak of fun color in auburn hair.  When it grew in at all the roots of my natural blond hair looked gray and would tend to make my hair look as if it was thinning because of the contrast.  Then someone else tossed their .02 cents on the topic (okay, more like several someones) and I started saving to go back to blond.  Yesterday my stylist came over and did some serious, professional bleaching and about 90 minutes later I was back to being bleach blond.  I found a super cute, edgy style too so she cut it for me.  Today I stopped in her salon and had the eyebrows waxed and she did the layer just beneath my bangs in a really deep, fuscia pink.  It rocks.  Gone are the spikes on the back of my head, gone is the coppery color.  Gone are the eyebrows that were out of control.  Mine are not super fuzzy or thick, I just cannot stand to pluck them.  My eyes tear up and I cannot see, it’s a royal pain in the tail, so I go get them waxed. Yes that hurts but it’s over with quickly.

I am still going through an adjustment without my little side kick.  I opened the front door when my daughter stopped by the other day and we were both tearing up a bit because Penny was missing.  She always ran to the door when my daughter came over and wagged her little stump of a tail so hard her whole body got in on the act.  This time there was no sweet little pooch to greet her.  Yesterday I opened it to go get the mail, and turned to stop Penny and tell her to be quiet before I realized she wasn’t going to come running through the house, barking like crazy.  She felt it was her sole responsibility to protect me.  I cried to the mailbox and back.  Today I went and picked up her ashes from the vet, and honestly I got just a tad angry.  The good morning nose licks, the trying to protect me, playing with her on the floor and walking her all exchanged for a little tin with a plastic bag containing barely a handful of ash just is a pretty shitty swap out.

My nails are back, and while that thrills me to pieces it is annoying too.  I have a lot of rings, I love them, and unless I have nails I don’t wear them.  Nails make me feel feminine, and is one of the few things I will treat myself too whenever possible.  So while I am very happy to have them, they make typing a real pain.  If I do nails, I do them long. Very long.  Grrrrr.  However, I won’t take them off unless I cannot afford them.  As long as I have money to do them, they will be there with the exception of a week or two in July when I plan to go to New Orleans with our church to help with the continued rebuilding of homes there and cleaning up blighted properties.  I have a feeling that building houses with nails is not wise, so I will have them taken off or cut way down for that, then replace them when I get back.

Because the New Orleans trip is in July, with 100% humidity and a lot of physical work, I’ve started adjusting what I eat and the walking starts up again next week.  And maybe the Insanity work-out DVDs.  I need to get in far better shape physically for this trip if I want to be useful.  And water, drinking tons of water again.

Yesterday I spent some time looking at my Pinterest boards and what a mess.  I combined several boards, got them back in alphabetical order so my OCD tendencies stayed in sync, and now I’m going through one board at a time deleting anything that makes no sense to be there.  I pin so much that I will never use, need, make etc that it seems ridiculous to have it all.  But that will be an ongoing project.  I also narrowed down my Twitter again and stopped following a bunch of tweeters.  More to come on that one as well, as I just don’t have the time or interest in many.

Okay back to writing the books.  Oh heck who am I kidding, I’ll probably read one rather than write!

 

Wine & Cheese ~ 89th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 89th serving of some whine and cheese!

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 WINE WHINE

😦  It is one dreary week here in the greater Cincinnati area.  Rain, more rain, grey skies, more rain.  It is hard to keep a positive attitude and remain upbeat when all one wants to do is SLEEP.

😦  Sleep is just what I did too, yesterday.  I had given blood earlier in the afternoon and while sitting at my desk working on my book I got SO sleepy.  I thought, “just lay down for a few minutes” and woke up nearly 3 hours later!  I was out so hard I missed my weekly call from my business coach.  😦

😦  My oatmeal is cold.  SIGH…I should have focused on eating it faster I suppose.

 

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🙂  I love living here in the Diva Den.  We have, as I have said before, more fun than the law allows.  Last night while getting ready to watch NCIS (which means mom makes popcorn and we all grab a beverage and hit the couches in front of the big screen), my niece came down to find her mom and sang “mama” and I responded, “just killed a man” and off we went through the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.  Each of us would sing a line and some together.  We live in a musical sometimes and it’s so fun!

🙂  Saturday evening my brother invited us to come over for Sunday breakfast.  Usually I am a stickler about nothing interfering with church, but family time is so rare and important to me that I decided to go.  I am SO glad I did!  My 9yo nieces (3 of them) had set the table (my sister-in-law is teaching them all about where things go on the table, which fork to use etc) and made menus.  They were our servers.  My brother and his wife cooked, and it was awesome!  Omelets and pancakes, sausage, egg sandwiches and blueberry muffins.  We all enjoyed it very much.  Very sweet memories made that day.

🙂  The plus of donating blood the other day was the awesome Bengal’s jersey that they gave every donor.  I love it.  That and the guy who was my phlebotomist did such a great job I didn’t bruise this time, and he got me on the first try.  I have a tendon in both arms that sits snug against the vein they like to use, and my veins like to roll a bit they tell me.  But he was good, and I am very grateful.  I have a blood type that is somewhat rare, only 9% of the population has it, so I get called often.  I don’t mind, it’s the least I can do to give back.

🙂  I am SO excited about an upcoming event I want to do at church, GONOLA!  Our church encourages us to GO as a church and make a difference.  They are doing another trip to New Orleans to help with the ongoing rebuilding there from hurricane Katrina.  Who knew they still have SO many homes to rebuild.  Next summer, in July (yep hottest days of the year there) we will get on a bus, up to 200 of us, and go down and build homes, do VBS with local kids, clean up blighted properties, all in humidity at 100% and extreme heat.  I cannot wait!  We get some down time to see and experience the city.  I cannot wait to start raising my support for this trip, it will be wonderful to go there and get my hands dirty and work hard to help someone else.

 

DESSERT

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You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up!

YCMTUTWhen you live in a house of all women, and a great conversation is in progress (as if there is anything but a great conversation when it’s all women), it might happen that someone has to use the bathroom.  Since you cannot pause real life, and being all females, one might wander into the bathroom and leave the door ajar so they can still hear and participate from the commode.  And that is precisely what occurred one evening this past week.  While in mid topic my sister suddenly screams, from her seat on the toilet, “aaahhhh come kill it!”.  I assume it is a spider as that is typically what gets a good scream around here.  No, it is the world’s largest mosquito flying around, and she didn’t want to have an itchy spot on her bum I suppose.  I go in and try to smack it down, it lands on her and she brushes it to the floor, and I stomp that little buzzard into a squish.  As I leave the bathroom she alerts me that said bug cadaver is stuck to my shoe, and his little wings are seen.  I turned, put my foot up and told her to wipe it off, while trying hard to keep my balance.  It took a few attempts because I am not steady on one foot.  Mind you the entire time the 4 person conversation continued with this insanity going on to the side.  Never dull and boring around here!

Another evening this week I went up to my room to go to sleep.  I had already turned down the bed and had my pillows all fluffed and ready to go so that I could just make my way to dreamland.  I always have the pillows with the cases open side toward the middle.  I have a lot of pillows on the bed too.  When I grabbed the edge of one to pull it off the bed it didn’t budge at all.  I tried again, and trust me I was confused because it is a nice, light weight pillow but it was stuck firmly to the bed.  Of course because it is a pillow I wasn’t putting any muscle into it.  I could not pull it with one hand and when I lifted it the darn thing was heavy.  Turns out a 14 pound cat, Ditzy, had crawled inside the pillow case and was sleeping, so it weighed the pillow down.

After being at a craft show all day yesterday with my mom, we arrived home to discover that OMG WE HAVE A DEFCON 1 SITUATION THERE IS NO COFFEE!!!  No coffee in this house is a crisis.  We bleed coffee if you cut one of us.  The last thing we wanted to do was make a grocery run but we cannot have this so off we went, exhausted but determined to make the world right again.  We also figured, since we were headed there, we should get some wine and a few other things.  It wasn’t a big run so we selected one of the smaller carts.  Don’t you know, it was the one with the bad wheel.  You know the kind, the wheel spins at will, and makes a constant “ricketyricketyrickety” sound as it rolls, loudly.  We kept the cart deciding it was just special, as we are special, and we made our way all around the store.  We got the wine, bread, soup and headed to check out, almost forgetting the coffee, which was the original reason we went in the first place.  While self-checking out I happened to notice of the 6 items in our cart, 3 were alcohol.  Not sure if coffee and 3 types of wine is a good thing or a bad thing, when the only other items are a loaf of bread and can of soup.  I know, we should have had chocolate in there and that would have been fine then.  Next time we toss in a bag of candy bars to balance things, the small fun size ones, because there are not calories, right?

 

 

Saturday Coffee Musings

iStock_000044919954SmallGood morning, though nearly afternoon!  It is a coffee loaded Marvelous One today.  Hope you have your beverage of choice for the morning and have eyes wide open and a great day ahead of you.

I found a very interesting piece of folklore this morning, and I’m hoping that it is wrong but I fear that it is dead on and that is a problem.  Seems that Persimmon seeds can predict winter.  Not unlike the Woolly Worms and other methods of determining the coming season and it’s snow and cold, if this piece of lore is to be believed, I’d be buying stock in companies that produce milk, bread and eggs now.  All methods are pointing toward a LOT of snow.   As this is the first day of deer season around these parts, I’m hoping to have plenty of venison steak in the freezer and plenty of wine on hand if we are to be snowed in at all.  I have little desire to munch on French Toast all winter, my priorities are in order.  And my kids both hunt so hopefully I will be seeing those first photos on their Facebook feeds later today of their first spoils of the hunt.  I know many are opposed to hunting as a sport, and while they may enjoy the sport side, trust me when I tell you that the meat is the object of desire.  They both cook up some amazing venison dishes.  This year my mom is hoping to get one from them for our freezer as we’re rather fond of this meat as well.

Recently I started a beauty blog for my customers and blog followers.  While primarily beauty related, there will be other items too that might be of interest.  Stop on over and visit http://www.martigardner.com and see for yourself.  I’ll post current specials and coupons for Avon and Jewelry In Candles, as well as tips for applying makeup, selecting your fragrance, skin care advice and much much more!  It’s in the infancy stages but I wanted to share that.

I’m hoping to get a lot of writing time in this weekend.  This writing a book gig is rather fun but takes some focus.  I’ve done a bunch of research and I’m working toward the fiction being published soon.  The non-fiction is set with a publisher so that one needs a lot more attention.  They would like to have the first draft by the end of November so I need to start applying my calendar blocking to devoted writing times.  The fiction will be an ebook and that will a self/indie published work.

While it may be many months to even over a year before I will be reaping the rewards of being a full time Avon Lady, I’m not giving up the dream or the work.  It is one of those things like the analogy about the penny.  If someone offered you $3 million dollars, or a penny that doubled in value every day for 30 days which one would you take?  Most folks immediately opt for that $3 million.  The penny doubled is 2 cents, then 4 cents, then 8 and so on.  It isn’t until near the end that it finally explodes and on day 30 you have over $10 million dollars.  It is what Darren Hardy calls the compound effect.  By the way, that is one fantastic book to read.  Direct sales is very much a compound effect business.  You work and work and build and build and for a long time see no real results.  Then suddenly, it just takes off and the money pours in and the business expands like crazy.  Trouble is most people give up long before hand, they want to get rich quick and it simply doesn’t work that way.  It’s a job, not a hobby.  Crunching the numbers shows me that I’m looking at a full year before I will see the rewards of my hard work and be able to replace the income I just lost, but unlike 90% of those in this line of work, I refuse to give up.  My why is very strong and pushing me forward daily.

Well, it is back to the bagging and tagging of brochures today so that I can get them distributed next week.  Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!

Wine & Cheese ~ 87th Serving

wineandcheese2Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings. Sit back and join me now for the 87th serving of some whine and cheese!

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 WINE WHINE

😦  Not real happy that it is cloudy and looks like it is going to rain.  I wanted to go do a brochure toss but that doesn’t work well if rain is going to come down on the brochures.  And it looks like severe storms later could be a possibility.  That doesn’t thrill me at all.  WOW and now the sun is peeping through to warm up that unstable air, just what we need.

😦  I think I have pink eye, or some sort of eye infection similar to that.  This really sucks but hoping it will go away with some drops and compresses so I don’t have to spend money to go to the doctor.

😦  Really not a whine…but that is it for the unhappy faces.  Oh and remember Long Beach? He’s back again. Bad penny? Booger on your finger you cannot shake off? Dunno but I know I’m NOT moving to California and I’m pretty sure he isn’t coming here, if he truly exists as who he claims.

 

CHEESE

🙂  This working from home thing is awesome on many fronts, not the least of which is that I can sleep in nearly 2 more hours and still be working my full 8 hour day.  I love it.  I just need to keep the focus!

🙂  I got to spend part of my day with my favorite little Snugglebug, my grandson.  I adore that little man so much!  He is talking more and while I don’t always understand I do get most of it.  He will be 2 years old the day after Christmas, he is just growing up way too fast!

🙂  Baby watch is on!  My next grandson could arrive, any day now.  I’m just TOO excited.

🙂  Happy Birthday to my mom!!! My new business partner, we have such fun together.

🙂  All but 2 of the items on my lengthy to-do list for work today are finished.  I make the list up the night before, so I have a game plan each day.  Some regular days will be set up as I go along and tweak but so far this is working out well.

 

DESSERT

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