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Saturday, December 27, 2014

The holidays

While the holidays bring joy and happiness, they also being out of town company. The joys of someone starting to unload the dishwasher then leaving it and not saying it's clean and someone else putting dirty dishes in. 

But the joys on people's faces when they get their gifts is priceless. That's one of the best parts. Along with all the family time. We tend to play Mario Kart a lot. It's  one thing that cuts the tension out of the rushing around of the season. Plus it's just dang fun. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Throw in the towel or use it as a scarf

There are times when you know you should throw in the towel on something but don't want too. I feel like that with running vendor events. I have put on 6 in the past year with a friend. I thought I wanted to stop and had said so. But now I'm like I want to keep giving it a try. 

I fee like rather than throwing in the towel I'll wear it as a scarf and keep trying. I feel like I just haven't found the right venue. I know I have talents that could put on an awesome event but after a day like today I feel like the towel should be thrown. 

I will have my website live in the next week or so which will be directly related to vendor/craft shows and direct sales and crafters. Maybe that's where I need to focus my attention. Prior to planning events I passed on event info as I found them to other vendors. I loved doing that. Then I thought I'd plan them. 

So it's time to make the pros and cons list and make the final decision. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Laugh Out Loud class

I made the leap and registered for a improv class at Laugh Out Loud.  I've wanted to do it for a few years now but finally got the nerve to do it. It could be interesting in a good way.  It will bring me out of my shell more. Not that I'm always in it.  But on some things I am.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Vendor Events

There is nothing like going to a vendor event.  It doesn't matter if I make money or not, I am out there getting myself and my product out there.  Sometimes I make my money back and sometimes I don't.  The key is knowing that in time something will come out of it.  It could a month later or months later.  I have made some wonderful friends and connections.  I wouldn't change it for the world.

So rather than look at it as a negative make it a positive.  The people you meet are just as rewarding as the money.  Don't get me wrong I go to the events to make money but it is like anything when, you make it a negative thing and you will continue to get the negative things back.  So always make it positive and you will get the positive things back.  Those people I meet are connections to other people who may want my product so be positive and make nice with everybody.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bungee Jumping

I was thinking about bungee jumping the other day.  I have never done it because I really don't want my boobs to cover my face.  Not to mention the fact that I'd end up with a lemonade shakeup because I'm sure I'd pee myself.  On the other hand it could be the answer to a lot of plastic surgeries and at a cost of the price.  Things would go back into their place.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Rainbow Loom

I have so many Rainbow Loom bracelets its crazy.  When I started last year I sold them for $1 at vendor events when I was selling candles.  Then I would donate the money to The Prayer Child Foundation.  While I'm still making them, I'm not doing anything with them.  I have been thinking lately to donate them to a children's hospital so that kids can enjoy them.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Work and changes

While I miss the little guy I used to babysit for, I am looking forward to starting my new job on Monday.  It is temporary while the admin is on maternity leave and I am ok with that.  After being at a retail clothing job with a manager who is controlling, I am thrilled about it.  I actually gave my 2 week notice there and my last day is October 2.  I made it a month working there.  I have worked in a clothing store and a video store before and have worked in the corporate office of a major drugstore chain over the past 20 years or so.  I am full aware of how retail works and how business works. Heck I have a part time candle business that I am working on making full time and am starting my own website.  So for a manager to tell me I don't know anything about profitability is a crock.  My decision was made based on what is best for me.  Plus her controlling, and know it all attitude helped in the decision.

My boyfriend got a call about a job in Iowa.  Mind you we live in the suburbs of Chicago.  While I am going through every emotion in the book, deep down I know he needs to take it since construction work is slow here.  He will be 4 hours away and when I get the chance I will drive to him.  It is a 4 hour drive so I am glad that I can drive it and I have a friend down in the area where he will be that I recently reconnected with.  We have been together for 11 years and this is just one of things that we need to go through as it is life.  People do it all the time.  We can too.  Our love will bring us through it. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11 never forget

I still remember where I was when I saw the 2nd plane hit the tower 13 years ago. I have the same feelings too. Scared and uncertainty.  It didn't matter I didn't know the people that were killed that day. They were fellow Americans and my heart still aches for them and their friends and family. My heart stil aches for this country for what happened. I will never forget. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Looking for work. Not sure if it's the all the right places or the wrong ones

Looking for work is kind of like looking for a needle in a haystack. Kind of hard. With everybody looking at the same jobs, it's like do employers throw all the resumes in the air and the one on the top is the one that gets the job. Does that person have to pick up all the resumes? 

I'd pick them up for free and then network with them to see if thy wanted to sell candles or look at monkeys chasing elephants. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lines at the female restrooms

Hello ladies it's not a hard concept. When a stall opens you go in. I'm 3rd in line and there are 4 stalls open and you 2 are standing there like duh what do I do know. Do I stand here and pee or do I use a stall.  Go use a stall because there are 30 females behind me waiting to go. 

While your at it wash your hands and move away. Again not that hard. There's no mirror above the sink to make sure the heat didn't melt your makeup and your face. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Febreeze or change clothes

I just want to day I shower at least once a day. Sometimes twice.  Well I babysit for a 13 month old and there's a dog in the house, so sometimes my clothes have 6 pounds is dog hair on them and some food crumbs. 

Well yesterday I had a doctors appointment and I didn't have time to change my clothes. Clothes that consisted of jogging pants and a top. Well I took a bottle is febreeze and just sprayed myself. I figured it take care of the dog smell that I may have picked up. Plus perfume and dog smell is just not a good mixed if you know what I mean.  

So there I am standing in the middle if the room spraying away. Hey when your a busy babysitter you have to do what you have too. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

Oh yea lime green elephants and rvents

Events are not easy. Especially when you are running them. I have a new appreciation for those who run them. I do my best and of you don't like it then you run one. 

I think people like to complain just to complain. It makes me not want to run them anymore or help others find events. But I won't let anyone take me down. I'm going to keep at it because you never know what's going to happen. 

So until next time I hope you see a lime green elephant. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

One step closer

One step closer to having a website go live. It's going to be awesome. I cannot wait to help others. I'm planning on 9/15/2014 for it to be live. Until then the suspense will be building for those I've collected research from  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gold Canyon Candle Palooza 2014

Pictures at Palooza 2014.  Which included a trip to the ER. Yep I had to sitesee there. I wanted a unique story. I got sick and wasn't sure if it was food poisoning or not. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Traveling and site seeing

My idea of site seeing is going to a museum or seeing the area.  But reality is that this trip I had a tour of the ER in Phoenix.  I was throwing up and had diarrhea so bad that I thought I had food poisoning. But nope just the stomach flu. But in those few short hours I thought I was gonna up chuck my insides. Then while in ER I find out my friends hubby has it too. Yep somehow the baby got it and pass it to us. So while I'm better they are still spending time in the bathroom. 


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Big Brother and me

I so could be on Big Brother.  As much as I do not want that much of my life on TV I also realize that it's a game and that they are not themselves on the show.  You cannot be, you are not in your regular environment.

While yes I am 43 and have a weight problem, who wouldn't love to see someone like me on the show.  Donny gives the 40 plus age group hope.  I'd probably loose some comps but I'd surprise quite a few people and win some too.

My cousins son thinks I should make a video and send it in.  I'll have it record it and go for it.  I have nothing to loose.  Heck I spent 8 hours in line to get in Biggest Looser in the Chicago cold weather in February.  Never got in the building but I tried.

I only started last season with BB15.  My cousin's 15 year old son was talking so much about it that I got hooked.   Every Thursday for the live show we watch it together and when we cannot we FaceTime and watch it together that way.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy

How can someone not be happy?  I'm happy just because I woke up. Now I may not always be happy but I am quirky. Some may not like it and think I should be mature all the time. Well I say no way poopy heads. If I spell or say something wrong who cares. It's funny when things happen sometimes. Like during a speech in 8th. Instead of saying must, I said bust. Yes it caused to have a fear of giving speeches but oh well. I've gotten better. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Selfies for contests

These are the selfies I took to enter a contest with. A houseguest from Big Brother 15 is running it. My 16 year old cousin talked me into it. Ok didn't take much. I used the bottom one. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Really you think the houseguest are really like this on Big Brother

People get a clue. Big Brother is a TV game show. The 16 people that are locked up together on a CBS soundstage are not going to act 100% like themselves. They are trying to win a cash price so they are going to make deals with whom they feel they can work with. 

These people have never met until they moved in. So they don't know anyone from a hole in a snakes ass.  Not to mention the show is on 3 nights a week for an hour. You do the math. That's a lot of editing. I've watched the live feeds and 1 90 conversation that was going terribly bad looked good on national tv. People in tv land need to get a clue and a life. 

Yes, I watch the show. I realize that the houseguest are acting differently then they normally would. Who wouldn't?  No tv, radio, or internet. Nothing from the outside world is allowed. So we are told. 

But it is funny to see how these people act and then how people watching react to watching it. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Make me keep asking

You make me keep asking and I'll just do it myself. You can create a Facebook event from anywhere. If you did and made me a host I'd see it. Don't act all innocent like, oh you on there. Nope here's a screen shot it's not on my event list. 

Your smarter than you let on fuck wad. I see it and don't think I don't. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dog hair and me

So I go to pick up my cousin's dog yesterday from the kennel.  They had been on vacation in Florida and were coming home late last night.  So I bust Cooper out and he was thrilled.  Well, his bedding was being washed.  OK I tell them, I'll swing by tomorrow pick it up for my cousins.  I load up the 3 tooth wonder which takes me all of 5 hours now to load up and the bedding is still in the wash. Actually it hasn't even been washed.  So I take it and wash it for them.  At this time it's holy moly allergy flair up.

Yea, ok blondie did you forgot the allergies to dogs.  I'm if I pet them and wash my hands right away but not when I'm loaded with dog filled blankets and bedding.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

No perfect solution unless it's a perm solution

There is no perfect solution to making everyone happy. So if your not happy it's not anyone's fault but your own. That's reality. 

My reality is I'm happy with what I have done. I have done my best and if you don't like it then you do it. How about them grapes. Oh wait it's bananas. No it's monkeys. Ok it's apples. 

You cannot knock me down from my happy tree. Nope. Now I'm off to get a 1980's spiral perm in the year 2014. Why? Because I can. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The farm aka my cousins vegetable garden


While my cousin and her family are on vacation I have been watering her farm. Ok really she lives in a Chicago suburb and it's just a garden. But none the less I feel like I'm a farmer. 




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Is there a thing as being on time when you watching a baby?

I don't know how parents do it.  I watch an 11 month old baby and it takes me forever to get out of the house.  It takes me just as long to get out of the house as my cousin who has 3 kids.  Really all I need is the baby and diapers.  The baby can eat basic plain food like a hamburger or chicken.

I am a 43 single female dating a 55 year old man.  Seriously, it takes me an hour to get out.  I have to let the dog out, go to the bathroom, change the baby's diaper, make sure the diaper bag has everything, and load him in the car seat.  Once we are out we are good.

Of course, the stroller is always in the trunk because I never know when I will need it.  Plus, sometimes the stroller wins and I cannot get it in the trunk.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fun in the Sun Shopping Palooza


No more bags of ice

For once I will not get the call from my day nor will anyone else for bags of ice.  My dad the party man, who has 5 acres of land, a pond, a pool, a paddle boat, a golf cart, and many other things, but never enough ice.  Oh sure he has an ice make in his freezer. But he never plans when he has the normal group of 20-30 people over.  So he's calling everyone for bags of ice.  So in May I ordered him a portable ice maker.  Now the man has everything.  No more bags of ice for me.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

You're failing at your business and it's my fault. Huh?!?!?!

Um yea, the fact that you're failing at your business is my fault.  I don't get it.  But hey, go right ahead there my dear blame away to make yourself feel better.  Doesn't hurt me one bit.

I work by my business, follow my companies policies and procedures  and I am progressional.  Go ahead blame me.  Yea I am kicking some ass selling and I am making money.  Do I feel bad that you are failing?  Honestly, no because you are not working your business.  That does not make me a bad person.  If you had been working your business then I would feel bad.  But from what I have seen you are not working it.  What you do when I am not around is another story and not my business.  But if it was working your business then you'd be a success.

Guess what it takes hard work.  GASP!!  Yes, hard work.  Don't gasp and look like things come free.  If they did we'd all be rich and have an island.

Oh by they way if your working with someone and you don't answer their emails in a timely manner, makes me wonder what you do to your customers. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oh yea its go time!

Oh yea, its go time.  I just love how things come together and take off.  Then people look at you like duh why are you doing that.  Hello you weren't interested when I first talked about it.  Oh wait what's the saying.  That's right you snooze you loose or too bad so sad.  Can't say you weren't warned or told.  I can be like a little kid at times.  Why not being an adult cannot always be all about responsibility.

But on a bright note I'm still bright and chipper.  Who knew that I could be without drinking coffee.  Yes, I said without drinking coffee.  I am not a coffee drinker and never have been.  I might have been if I had kids, but then I'd be doing shots after they went to bed too.  So the coffee in the morning would be a must in order to function.




Wednesday, May 21, 2014

No one on Facebook cares

I am beginning to rethink Facebook.  The crap that people post about their lives that just shouldn't be aired on Facebook.  Some things should just never be posted at all.  Its like they have no live friends and feel the need to air it all.  I stopped watching soap operas years ago.  I think some people just look for the attention then make everybody else look like shit just so they can feel better about their crappy life.

My advice is get a life that involves real people and real contact.  It might help you a little in life, like when your 76.

That's why people think they know me but they don't.  They think I live a perfect little life.  Oh wait I don't feel the need to air it all.  So I'll keep letting people think I have a perfect life with a purple rhino living in my bathtub.

Now it's off to the snail races.

Saturday, May 17, 2014