Monday, September 27, 2010

Two more days....I think

It looks like I've dropped off the face of the earth...but I haven't.  
If all goes according to plans...I'll have a little breathing room in two more days (Thursday).


Because I fit sooooo much into one day....when I'm out of town....I'm almost buried when I return.  And I get really tired after traveling and it takes a few days for me to get back into the swing of things.

Last week I had Stamp Club twice...Halloween Class on Friday...Halloween kits to cut and finish typing the instructions ....And......Chase started his first job (and I had a tummy ache for two days).  



As for the weight loss....I've lost 6 pounds....but I wish it was more...but what can I say when I went out of town the diet went out the window.  I've started something new and if it works I'll be singing it from the roof top and sharing it with you :)

TV programs started back and OMG I'm so happy!! I love that all my shows are back....thank goodness I have a DVR to record them!   The only new show I'm watching this year is Hawaii Five O and I swore I would never watch a new program on CBS again but this show has the dude from Moonlight and I'll watch anything he's in.....by the way...you should watch it :)  CBS 9pm central time.  Was that a big enough sales pitch or do you need more info? 


I started back with my trainer today & my body is hurting!  Epson Salt & bathtub here I come :)


Goodnight!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Changes??

I'm thinking about making some changes .....that's not a shock is it?
If nothing else you have to agree I'm always doing something (good or destructive).

So, I have a question.....how many people actually read this blog (#10 out of 30....just kidding).  I don't have a stat counter or anything like on here....mainly because I was afraid no one was reading it or tons of people are reading it :)  Scary the way my brain works!!


But...before I decide whether to make a change...I need to see how many it affects.  The change is not bad or good...just different :)


I know some of you like being anonymous (I get that...it's one of the reason's I've always liked dressing up for Halloween).   So, you can email me, post on here, or post on here and ask me to not publish it.  Not sure if you've noticed but I approve all comments before their posted on this blog.


Now for the reward...because I know some of you will need motivation to click on the word comment :) 


I'll be gone at Founders Circle all week and when I return ...I'll draw one name to win a little basket of goodies.  You can choose...either Stampin' Up! stuff or Tastefully Simple (I'm working on placing my first order so I can have some stuff here for my Halloween Treats Class).


Have a great day!!


p.s. I may post from my ipad while I'm at Founders & I may not :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Weird stuff again

I'm at the mall on Saturday looking for some pj's for my Founders Circle Trip.
Found a pair I could live with ...not a fan of wearing pjs in front of people but maybe once I lose weight I'll feel differently. 
I go to the register to pay and they tell me that their system is down....they can't even take cash.
So I finish up my shopping in the mall, call them to see if their computers are back up....no they are not.
 I left without them...& don't have time to run over there again....or maybe I'll squeeze it in tomorrow.  But I was thinking.....was that a sign that I looked horrible in them and I need to go somewhere else?


I'm short ...only 5' 3.   It's hard to find jammies that don't drag the floor & the petites are always the first to go...why is that?
Kinda like my shoe size or my shirt size...I can search the whole rack and only my size is sold out. 


Different subject now.... I was working on my swaps for Founders Circle today and I dropped the entire container of Clear Embossing powder all over my desk, floor and swaps...dang it :(  I'm still feeling all itchy from that stuff.


See ya!


p.s. please don't take my post as a complaint....like I said earlier...these crazy things happen all the time and it just gives me something to talk about.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ipad & Blog test

I'm leaving Wednesday and Im checking to see if I can post from my iPad this week. Seems like I remember an issue but can't remember what :)

I just took a peek at the preview.....looks like I can't make my font larger....so .......when I get home I'll come back and increase the font.

Now I'm off to check my chicnscratch blog...not sure about typepad with the iPad :)

See ya,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Headaches

I normally post this stuff on my facebook page.....but what the heck....I'll put it here.
Headaches are horrible!!! 
and ear aches too :(

I'm going to admit defeat and go to bed....even though I have a million things to do before I leave on Wednesday.  

Tomorrow is a new day!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I've done it again

It's time for a story :)

Way back when I was in school...not sure which school since I moved a few times.  There was a fundraiser or something that had a kit. I remember taking that box around to everyone and selling the heck out of it.  Someone even said to me you're going to be a fantastic sales person one day.  Of course back then I was just thrilled to hear that I had done something positive!!  (I'm pretty sure the only teacher that ever liked me was my first grade teacher .....after that I drove them all crazy.)

So...being who I am ...I was like there is no way I'll be a salesman/or saleswoman! I struggle with walking up to people and knowing what to say.  And I'm really shy when I first meet someone.... I like to say I keep my pie hole shut until it's safe to open it :)   Don't forget I'm a southern girl ....we use all sorts of phrases like that!!
The point of my story is....I guess I really am a salesman/woman.  I could start with the most current....but lets start at the beginning.


It's no secret that my main goal in life was to get married and have children (& be happy).  At the age of 10 I was already thinking of my future....maybe it started out as an escape from reality.  Anywho....  I started my hope chest way before most....what can I say....it's who I am.

So....here it comes....I became a Tupperware demonstrator at 18 and I sold enough to build my hope chest full of tupperware.  After that it was Princess House and although I never became a demonstrator...I had enough book parties to get one of everything.
I took a break after that...moved out on my own and money was very tight!  
Then I got married...had children and what did I do.... Signed up with Tupperware again...but this time is was harder to sell ....people had moved on.  So, then I tried Creative Memories.   When I started that it was like a light bulb moment.  I love taking pictures and I've kept journals all my life.  And at the time I said I had found what I was always looking for....it was perfect!!
But the restrictions of being limited to only using their product forced me to look elsewhere.  After 17 albums I told my family that can you see me when I'm 80 saying yeah all these albums look the same because I wasn't allowed to use anything else.  (After you've used the same sticker 5 or 6 times...it's time to move on.) Plus who can resist chalks & eyelets (very popular back when I quit).  I love simple...but there are times I need flare and stickers & die cuts wasn't cutting it for me.
Then I tried Southern Living at Home.  I had subscribed to Southern Living forever!!  So I thought it would be a good fit.  But I found it difficult to get shows and when I did product was on backorder for along long time.  I remember having to call what few customers I had and tell them it was on major backorder.   If you know me I can't handle service like that so that ended that.
I tried Pampered Chef and I love their products but by the time I jumped in....the market in this area is saturated!!


Next.... Stampin' Up!   My good scrapbooking friend moved away and she called me one day from New York and said "you've got to go to a Stampin' Up! workshop".  She knows me well!!  At the time I was VP of our PTO so I remembered hearing that the historian was a SU demo.  So, I called her and said.... "Can I come over and see how to stamp" And then I said "I want to see it all...I'm not the kind of person that wants to see just a black inkpad & coloring...I want to see it all".  She said come on over and we spent one hour with her showing me everything.  
Of course I was hooked at first site...but I like to do my homework.  So, that was a Friday.....and over the wekened I drove to the Memory Garden the Scrapbook Page, then to three different Michaels and two Hobby Lobbys.   No one had what the Stampin' Up! catalog had to offer.  I of course signed up as soon as I could and the rest of the story is....it will be 8 years Oct. 30th.
I'm still in love with everything and although there have been some bumps along the way I love what I'm doing.


But back to the whole point of this story...I thought it was more about paper crafts...since I love them so much.  But I think some of it is sales.  I've admitted in the past that I like sales but the more I think about it the more I think I could sell anything that I love.  (Like apple computers or my ipad.)


So why did I share the mini story....because this week I signed up to be a Tastefully Simple demonstrator :)  are you shaking your head?  do you want to know why?   I can't really tell you except that I wanted to....the kit was $99 and I decided why not.   My plan is not to make it a business (although they may kick me out for saying that).  I just want to be able to sell enough to be a demo so I can send cool food packages to my family. For example a few years back I sent packages to everyone in our family (for Christmas).  It was so easy because all I had to do was order it & have it sent to a different address and they can put a note on it that it's from me :)

So, family of mine....if you're reading this....yes this year you are getting Tastefully Simple care packages again. 
Not to make you all feel bad but can you believe out of all the family I have ....not one them has anything to do with papercrafting. It's sad thinking about it .....but I've accepted it and I'm sure the next generation will be different (hint hint nieces & nephews).


So, here's a little tidbit of info ....just in case you want to order something.  The website works very differently.  My link will take you to my Tastefully Simple website page but you need my name or id number to order. (ID #0109194)  Not sure why...since I just joined but I thought I should mention that just in case.  Please do not feel pressured to order anything!! I'm just trying this out....and I'm excited that I will have some food on hand when we need it....you know what I mean?   The Black bean salsa over chicken breast in the oven only takes 45 minutes and it's yummy over a salad or some rice.

Have a great weekend!!



p.s. My whole body hurts today....training was very intense yesterday but I'm excited to lose weight. I think I may go join Weight Watchers to help me with my food.  I'm struggling with that!!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Still going strong

Just checking in to say yes I'm still on my diet and I'm still working out :)
Now that I'm going to the gym I've lost at least 2 hours of my day and I'm trying to figure out how to make that up!


Gotta run

p.s. I'm also getting ready for Founders Circle....that adds about a million things I need to do before Wednesday.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

3 pounds

I've not stepped on a scale since I started the gym...until today.  I was going to wait until I had to go down a pants size...but they weighed me at the gym and once I was ask if I wanted to know I said sure...although now I'm wishing I hadn't.


Three pounds is okay... or some would say it's good.  And if I was doing the meal plans and exercising I would see more results....but here's the thing. I tend to focus on one thing and focus on it til death....meaning I'm focusing on exercising ...not so much the eating.  I know I need to focus on that too...but I will once I get a little farther.  I just need to see results to get even more motivated!!

Yesterday as I was in the kitchen & I found myself doing squats.   Today I was in the kitchen doing squats with 3 pound weights.  Chase laughed at me and said "they were so light that he could throw them like a baseball"  ....I say "whatever"!! 


The thing is ..... I'm working on it.   Today I got myself one of those big exercise balls .....warning warning... I lack coordination...aka I'm clumsy.  Let's hope I can keep my balance!!  I got it because I need to practice...I'm sure I look like a total nut case at the gym!!  I say it's the left brain right brain thing ....need I say more?


So....two personal things this week.  One will make you laugh and one will make you cry (not really but you'll understand why I said it).
  1. Someone posted on my YouTube channel that I should stop being racist ..... that there are guys that stamp too.  Well...... it's not called racist ...... it would be called prejudice ... and I'm not.  I say you guys all the time...on occasion I do say ladies...but I mainly say "you guys".  In the old days it was always ya'll ...which applied to male or female ...but I've adapted to not living in south and say "you guys"....to be honest I'd prefer to say ya'll but I've been corrected too many times & that was no fun!!
  2. My SAM at Stampin' Up! is leaving & tomorrow is her last day.   I will miss her terribly!!  I'm not even sure how I'm going to handle not having her to talk to.  I don't talk to her as much as I used to but she's the one person there that knows me and trusts me and gets me.  So .....tomorrow will be tough because I need to say goodbye & good luck to her....but how can I when I can't even type it without crying? 
Gotta run...busy day tomorrow!!