Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Did anyone see the Calendar today?

It says only 37 days till Christmas!!! I just love the count down.
I also love that in 12 more days I can get out the Advent boxes I made
last year for Josh and stuff them with little slips of paper, of holiday goodness.
I want to change it up a bit this year and add more things we can do for charity and
those less fortune then us. I am loving creating all my Christmas gifts this year, and
enjoying the process so much more then trying to figure out what to buy for people.

On the Store Front , The Corner Store for S.A.V.E. business is really going wonderful. It surprises me each day. I am so very thankful for all the loyal customers I have and the new ones that keep finding me. I am so blessed. I know this is a time that so many are losing their businesses and struggling to keep the doors open.

One of the reasons I am doing so well is that I am trying to provide exceptional customer service, order items that my customers want and this little gem...the Cricut Jukebox has been a great seller. I am approaching selling over 200 of these since they came out less then a year ago!
It is a great little addition to the Cricut and I also am loving it. So if you have a Cricut Fan on your Christmas list...this would be a hit! Check out the price of $59.00 at The Corner Store, you won't find a better deal anywhere!
Also need to add this stack of loveliness, Kaiser Craft Paper in da House!!! Hope to be in the store today on line....getting all the jpegs together! The Corner Store will be carrying the full line of Kaiser Craft Items. I can't get enough of their mini albums.

And these keep the sweet tooth happy! I love them so much!! (They make a great coffee stirring stick also!)

But after a few too many Peppermint sticks, I will have to crack this baby open! This weekend Kate and I will start our work out routines on the Wii FIT! I am very excited to start using this and getting some pounds off and back in shape!

And all you Lexi fans, here is the adorable little princess herself. Yes Aunt Denise was up to meet her new little niece and HAD to get her a sparkly little pink collar. I have to admit it only made her look more like the little princess she is!
A big shout out to my friend Kim Burns today also!!! The hippest 40 year old I know!! Stay Young my friend , stay young!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

I am off to see the .....

Scrapbooking side of life!!

I am bouncing today with excitement knowing in only a few hours I will be scrapbooking , listening to 80's music, snacking and laughing with my friends. Yes that is what it is that can put a smile on my face today.

Not that I won't miss my little guy and Kate , but I need to go and refresh and revive. Everyone should take the time to do that. I find I come back a better person, a better Mom.

I told Kate the other day that on my tombstone please put...."Stupid People killed her" I have to tell you I have had my share of them this week!! I have been dealing with PenDot and since August have been trying to get a simple Antique License plate for my 66 is now November and finally after many phone calls and just short of riding out to Harrisburg to hand deliver the paperwork they have FINALLY found the paperwork and are now going to process it . I had to send it to them 3 times to get this done. KNOWING it was sent in the prior 2 times, them saying it wasn't there. They have now not only found my latest paperwork , but have miraculously found the previous 2 filings now!! UGH! I have a headache!!

I won't even go into the story of my Car , which if you all remember jumped out of park a few months back. Which they said they checked the transmission out and there was "NOTHING WRONG" , but now has been in the shop for 3 days getting the transmission rebuilt because NOW , "there is SOMEHTING WRONG" !!!! Amazing how the consumer keeps getting screwed and the big guys keep smiling as they tell you they understand, but that will be $3000.00!!!

To spite that and other little things going on, I am smiling today for the little things such as 3 days of scrapbooking with friends. Thank you friends! Thank you scrapbooking!

Now if my little guy would just feel better. He has been feeling pretty bad, with a high fever for 2 days, I am just working to keep him hydrated. It is not a small feat with an 8 year old! We are waiting on the 48 hour throat culture today , the 24 hour was negative so we are hoping the 2nd one will be also. I hope today staying home and resting will get him back on the road to feeling like himself. Again not a small feat to keep them down. They just want to go go go. DVD's are a good thing!!

So off to pack.....Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

We Voted!

Yes we did, as a family!
Kate and I felt it was so important to go as a family and vote yesterday.
Josh did the Kid's Vote , and we went to our voting booths.

I sat up and watched the coverage last night, till I fell asleep. Then I woke up at 1:30 am and watched more of the coverage. I watched the speeches last night and one part of the President Elect's speech has really sat with me this morning.

“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”

I love this statement. I know there are people that feel disappointed, they felt that McCain was who they wanted to be President. I know the feeling when who you feel is the best choice doesn't win. I also have already heard how we as democrats have worked against the current President. I am sure I will hear more and more, and every little set back that this new administration has will be blown up and examined. BUT I for the first time in a long time will also voice my opinion at times. Because I once again have HOPE and DREAMS that are alive. It feels so good to look down the tunnel and have faith in the light at the end of it.
This will be a long hard road to fix the problems we all face in this country. BUT it is so great to wake up with the Dream that it can be done.

Today, I think of that 106 year old lady that went and placed her vote. I think of when woman were not allowed to have a voice and vote. I think of the time when Blacks were not allowed to vote. This lady has seen so much in her life time, and for her to see the First Black President Elected to office, how much has this woman seen in her lifetime? I think we can all only imagine what we could see in ours!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Hope everyone votes today!

I am waiting to hear if my car will be done today, it is in the shop. Josh and I are home today sort of stranded, but that is ok. Josh is not feeling good and he is going to be in bed for the better part of today resting, he went to school yesterday not feeling great, but knew he had today to rest so he stuck it out. Today is a good pajama day!
Not for me tho, today is clean , organize and create. Then it is off to the voting booth later! Josh will even go and vote today in Kid's Vote this will be Josh's second Presidential Election. He looks forward to doing it. our PTO supports this and we have alot of fun bringing the kids to the voting booth.

I hope by tonight we know our next president. I do hope it is Obama, because I believe he is the best man to pull this country together. I believe he can unite this country, we have been so divided for many years. I do believe this man has the best ideas on how to do this. I believe that this man will help others achieve their dreams and goals.

Football this weekend wasn't all smiles. This week our team lost their first game of the season bringing our record to 9-1 for the season with one more game to go! The boys played hard, they made a few more mistakes then usual, and the other team was very good and made fewer mistakes. Most days in football that is what it comes down to. Who makes fewer mistakes. We will come back this week and try and win our last game, ending the season on a high note. Go Greenjackets!