Sunday, November 29, 2009

Keeping Everyone In The Loop

We have family spread all over the west! Some we get to see for the holidays, some will come see us after the holidays. We are thinking of starting an online newsletter that we can send from family to family to have them update what is new in their life and pass it on to the next sibling. They will read what the person before them wrote--and add their own family news after the first. It would work it's way around the family with everyone adding what's new. Then when it gets back to you--you read everyone's update, erase your entry and add what is new in your family--and send it on. It's not the greatest text alert system, but it's a fun way to get everyone up to date, and keep them there. I'm excited to get it started come January 1st.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Home Spa

I just saw my sister the other day. She has turned 50 and she looks better than she did 20 years ago. I asked her what was new, expecting her to talk about some new diet pills or health food item, but she just talked about daily skin care and different products she'd been using. It was amazing. She has this little spa thing that she keeps in her purse, and does this nightly facial and it keeps her face firm and wrinkle free. She does have wrinkles, but they are greatly diminished with this little machine. I may just have to invest in one of these for myself!

Keeping Up With The Joneses

I have a friend on Facebook who keeps asking questions about Disney World. What are some of the less expensive walt disney world hotels? How much would you plan to spend on food for a family of 6 for a week at Disney World? How long does it take from Disney World to the nearest beach? Yeah, we got it---you are taking your family to Disney World! It really may simply be the quickest way to get your questions answered by a number of people who may have the experience, but come on...15 questions in a 2 hour period is just showin' off!

Growing Up

We are quickly growing out of our need for preschool furniture. It's kind of sad to see, but it will be nice to send all of it off to good will, or to share with other family members. It was hard to see the baby furniture go when we moved a couple of years ago. No more cribs, or baby bath tubs. I do still have a Pack 'n Play, but that will come in handy someday I'm sure. To see the desks that my little ones were thrilled to play with be out grown, it's sad. They are all quickly moving into the age where computers and games become their favorites over the dolls and trucks of the past. Where oh where are my babies going???

Holiday Fun

This is the time of year when the Christmas party invitations start rolling in. We usually have invites to several every year, which is nice, but I find we tend to eat a lot at each place we visit---and not all of it is healthy! I think the first party we have this year is the first week of December. Nothing like getting a rush on Christmas, eh? The last one, get this, is January 4th. That is for work, and since they cater to feeding people during the holidays, they decided to wait until their rush was over, and celebrate then. That's a full month of holiday celebrations...I'm not sure my waistline will survive!

Weight Is Still An Issue

Everyone around me seems to be looking for a good weight loss supplement. I'm actually looking for something to add a little weight. All of my life, I never thought there was "too skinny", but you know--the older you get--the more you need a little weight. Especially in your face. You can start looking skullish--and then the wrinkles can get really emphasized, so yeah, a little weight is good. I'm not sure my body will accept it, and I really don't need it too badly--but it's worth a try!

Learning New Stuff

I have been working with a business plan consultant. Mostly I'm just her personal web master getting her blogs and websites up and designed. But it has been a lot of fun. She has so many amazing ideas that I can really see why she's successful. But what she knows and brings to the table makes the people she works with successful too. I have been drowning in all of the stuff she wants done. From dynamic widgets in her sidebars (still figuring those out) to the actual design of a website, other than blogs and blogging software, all of this is very new to me!

Coupon Shopping

I have found some online coupon sites that have been so helpful. Especially with Black Friday sale listings and items like Medifast coupons. You can find coupons for any store you can imagine-and this holiday season you will be amazed at what you can save on.

It's funny you grow up having everyone buy you presents. Then you get married and it's just the two of you and your parents that you purchase for. Then you add kids in and then slowly their spouses and maybe you get to drop the parents off of the list (sniff) and then you start adding grand kids. By the time your my age---you have to save up all year just to pay for Christmas!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Eagle Country

I have been planning to fly back east to meet a friend of mine for the weekend. She normally works in Washington DC, but has these odd little philadelphia jobs every couple of months. I thought it would be really fun to be able to see all of the amazing historical sites around Washington DC with her--but then to also enjoy a weekend soaking up the history and culture of Philadelphia. Plus, the Eagles have LONG been my favorite football team, and I'm thinking we could catch a game while I'm in town---you know, catch a little team spirit--or at least a sweatshirt from the home of the Eagles. I do want to wait until the craziness of the World Series is over---just to avoid any "scene" that can come with either winning---or losing!