Thursday, August 18, 2011

Time to meet the teachers

Well yipee it is time to meet the teachers. Which means it is time for the grandchildren to go back to school after what has seemed like a very long summer.

There are three grandchildren so both my daughters and I will be going today with them We will each take one child and go meet their various teachers and get their schedules for the next year.

I think they are all ready to get back to school. Hope they all have a good year and do good in school.

Easy Wardrobe

When we lived in Haiti as missionaries the easiest decision I had was what to wear on my daily basis I wore scrub sets. I had multiple sets and I would just open the closet and grab the first pair I put my hands on and that is what I would go with. No deciding what matched what I only bought sets so didn't have to try to match a top with a pant just grab and go. That was my motto.

I wish I had found this site called before we went there it would have really made my life so much simpler. I had to go to several shops to find all the sets I wanted to take with me. Because I wanted enough scrub sets to last me for three weeks at a time. You never knew in Haiti when you would have the time to do laundry so I did not need to be worried every week about getting my scrubs washed. So to have found everything I needed from one place and to have that place on the internet would have been great to say the least.

I know now what I will do the next time I need to purchase several or even one pair of scrubs. I will get the job done via the internet.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back home

We spent some time over at the beach for vacation. We had a great time and came home exhausted. But isn't that the way you should come home from vacation? The kids had a blast in the gulf. We went to Treasure Island. Found a great place to stay.

All in all vacation has been good. The only problem is that is will end soon and we have to go back to work. Sure hate that part. I really am not looking forward to going back to work. Just hope I get my regular schedule back and they don't mess things up for me. Guess I will know soon enough.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Get down to business

My daughters are wanting to start their very own catering business. I really think that they can make a go of it. They are both very good cooks and can actually make anything they want to when they put their minds to it. Yesterday they threw a birthday party for my three grandchildren and made some very unusual items. They made smores on a stick and they made cake pops which I have to say were my favorite. I have eaten quite a few of them.

They have to get their business plan all put together and figure out all of the processes that they need to take in order to launch their catering business. One of they things they need to accomplish, once they have other things in order is to advertise. I really believe that a advertising agency has come such a long way from what it used to be of simply TV or the newspaper. Now I really think that advertising on the internet is the way to go. I don't know of many people who do not access the internet on a daily basis. I know I am one who is on the internet daily but do not watch TV on a daily basis and I can't tell you the last time I actually read a newspaper.

So even though they are not actually ready at this moment to actually advertise their dream business they are in the process of searching out the best Advertising Agency to do the job for them when the time comes. I have to say I envy them of the excitement they are feeling and who knows they just might let me do something in the business. But my luck it will only be to wash up the dirty dishes.


We are getting ready to go to the beach tomorrow. I haven't been to the beach in years. Not sure if I actually want to swim in the Gulf anymore or if I will just walk and maybe pick up some pretty shells. I think that is what I want to do. I have not collected shells for a long long time. So it is settled that I going to be my plan. I will take something to put some shells in to bring them home with me.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

So Scary

Thanks for the guest post by Jo Levy

Buying my first home was terrifying because I never imagined I’d be single at 30 and having to invest in my own place. I think in the back of my mind I knew I’d be married by now and find a place that worked for me with my husband but that’s just not how things worked out so it was my dad who came in at closing to help me with everything. I’m really glad I did it since it was such a great financial move but I can’t say I don’t get lonely here sometimes. I went to and got an alarm since I’m here by myself a lot and I’ve even been considering getting a cat but the last thing I want is to be the crazy cat lady all of a sudden! I don’t even have a boyfriend so there’s no hope that I’ll get married anytime soon so I think this was the right move. I thought my life would look different at this age but I guess you do what you can!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Vacation finally!!

We are finally on the much waited for vacation Haven't actually done anything much at this point except not going to work. That has really been a good feeling. I have to say I do not miss my job when I am not there I just hope when it is time to go back to work I actually get my hours back and somebody else does not get part of them. But on the other hand I am not so sure I would not actually enjoy working less hours. Guess I will have to see what returning to work brings for me when the time comes.