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Friday, November 21, 2008

My Business

So, I have been selling my "product" for a while now .... almost a year and a half.

I know I am not the best rep out there .... but that's fine with me. I have my style. Either it meshes with my customers or it doesn't. For the most part, it does. But then there are some that it really doesn't. It's like oil and water.

For the past month, I have been doing quite a few parties - it's Christmas and everyone wants a party at this time of the year. Totally good with that. Most of my hostesses are repeat hostesses. Those that are new, they accept my laid back style. Except for one hostess this month. She will be the death of me.

My style is totally laid back - I don't molly coddle the hostess. If you're looking for that, then let me find another rep for you. Because you are doomed to disappointment with me. I have no problem with my hostesses calling or e-mailing me with questions. But just not to the point where I am receiving almost a dozen e-mails in a run of a day. Not when the hostess asks questions that slyly cast aspersions on my abilitites as a rep.

Basically, you don't like my style, cancel your party with me. It will be a blessing for both of us.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just Hit 40

I am no longer 34 years old as of 4:45 this afternoon.

Lauren just aged me 6 years.

We were walking home from the park on Cherry Ave and we stopped at the corner of Fraser and Hickory to cross the street. Lauren knows the routine - stop, look both ways, if there's no cars we can cross the street, if there's a car we wait.

We stop, she sees her grandfather in the front yard (we live on the same street), I ask her what to do and she says 'look both ways!' We look both ways and there is a car just turning on Hickory. She says 'car coming!' (Cuz Lauren says everything in exclamation). I say 'ok, we can't go yet'. She stays still.

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE RUNS OUT INTO THE STREET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG!!!!

I yell at her to stop, come back, and I leap into action. I can't claim I'm graceful, but at least I can say I'm quick when the situation warrants. She stops, turns around, runs back as I am running towards her. I grab her and pull her onto the sidewalk.

I kept my cool - explained to her that she should never do that and why ... she promptly bursts into tears and agrees with everything I say. Her grandmother meets us on the other side of the street and makes a joke about having lots of tears - and I add 'yeah, and a mild heart attack'.

All I can say is that I am now waaaayyy older than 34.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Scrubby-Dub-Dub!

Well, I feel GREAT! I know, it's after 11pm on Sunday and I really shouldn't be so perky .... if it were anyone else, I would be cursing them out. BUT I can't help it. I spent a productive day and have finished it off with a faboo bath.

I finished the quilt top to the jeans quilt I am making for my old boss. Yes, the Ev-1 ... but she is paying me mucho dinero for this quilt, so I am ok with it. It's actually a gift to give her granddaughter, who fell in love with the jeans quilt (and all it's pockets) that my sister gave her(Ev-1) last Christmas (my sister paid me, otherwise it never would have happened). Anyway, when it's all done, I will post a pic. Basically, it's made of repeating 8" blocks from old jeans. I used all the pockets I had, and even made an extra four that close with buttons I attached. There is a 3" pink border, then a 5" mauve border. The backing is white flannel with lots of pink and purple print. All Hannah Montana colours. Cuz the granddaughter loves HM. It's pretty cute. I should have the thing done by Tuesday night. It's gotta be done because I NEED to start on Kayin's Christmas gift.

I am making a polar fleece quilt for Kayin. He told Neet that he really wanted to re-do his bedroom in a "marine biology" theme. So when I was at Jo-Ann Fabrics this summer, I found the greatest polar fleece - with a shark print! So I have to get my butt in gear so I can make the quilt, get it all finished, wrap all the presents, and ship them to BC by the end of the month.

I am totally off tangent here. Back to the day I had. So I got the quilt top done. I got the backing all ready. Just have to pick up the batting tomorrow and I'm set. So after that, I cleaned the freezer out a bit. We are such pack rats when it comes to food. It's kinda sad. Anyway, the freezer is looking good. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon scrapbooking. I got another Halloween LO done ... really cute. I plan on posting it Monday, if I can get a half decent shot with my camera. After that, we did the supper thing, I changed my bedding (so now when I head to bed, I will be getting into crisp, clean sheets - nothing better!) and watched Brothers & Sisters.

Then I had my bath. I spent 90 minutes in the tub - lots of hot, hot water - reading my book (Bitter Is The New Black - from the same author of Such A Pretty Fat - freaking awesome!) and wallowing. It was sooooooo great. Washed my hair with my Aveda Smoothing shampoo ... ooooh so citrusy. I also used my Apricot Scrub - my face is as soft as a baby's bottom (that won't last, but right now it feels amazing).

Now I'm all set for bed ... and reading a bit more of my book.