Thursday, August 23, 2012

It really has been too long....I missed all of you!

  Hello Everyone! So it has been awhile and I know I say this often ( What kind of friend are you..Keeping track like that!!!)..   but anyway, I make you a firm promise that I will be good and motivated from here on out... I would like to start out by thanking The SITS girls as they have been a godsend in helping me get motivated and figure out what the heck I am if you are not impressed with my blog, blame them...HEHEHE, NO DO NOT DO THAT..I am just kidding, they really are great!! OK so I am sure that you are all wondering what I have been up to these past few months and if you weren't, tough.... I'm gonna tell you anyway..
   SO here is the run down; I have been having some serious Fibro days so not a happy camper but I am powering through it and trying to get off some of the medication and do the natural thing. Please note this should greatly add to your enjoyment since my brain is working on less power than normal ( HA, like that is possible) So anyway, Fibro-Monkey shenanigans aside, life has been good and I have had some changes...I have made the change to a new company that I discovered when I was researching some of those more natural methods I was referring to a few moments ago. I am know a proud distributor for Young Living . I am so excited  to learn about how oils can really make life better for not just me but my whole family. So you can now all moan and groan and roll your eyes..but know that I will eventually get you, so..There, you've been warned.

 OK, you will hear enough about oils and the benefits of them in the coming weeks to make your ears bleed, so onward.      At home, or the asylum as we like to refer to our humble abode, we have officially entered the "testosterone zone".  Princess Jaz has been married off and we now have a wonderful sucker-in-law (oops, I meant son-in-law). So that leaves just me in a house of all things male. It seems to make several of my friends think I am even more crazy since this does not seem to bother me..meh, I roll with the punches.

On the Homeschool front, we are still rolling along. Dalton had now graduated and is still trying to discover what it is he wants to do..for now we would just be happy if he would get a job....Brendon is now a Junior and is far more motivated then his always they are resigned to making life as interesting as possible. Pray for me people..pray hard, as they test the boundaries of my sanity daily!! 
   I am working hard to stay blogging regularly and really build my companies and be able to work them full time. I am going to ask lot's of opinions along the way and for helping hands as well as a shoulder to cry on sometimes. I hope you all keep coming back to support me and bring a few friends. Let me know how I can support you as well! 
  These are some things I am thinking of adding to keep you all coming back ( as if my witty banter and good looks weren't enough for you), so let me know what you think and if you have suggestions. Recipe of the week, I will try new recipes and let you know the families opinion and pictures.. The Pinterest Interest I have discovered Pinterest, so whoo-boy, lookout! Online PartiesTo be held monthly with my fellow WAHM's..give me a shout if you want to participate. Book Reviews In case you wanted to know what was a great read and what to leave a the library! and of course GREAT EDUCATIONAL INFO on oils and how they can change your life...I will leave you all with this and I promise I will be back soon...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

ORganization is the key

Holy Smokes, It is 3:00, I have no idea how that happened!!! I don't feel like I accomplished anything today, but I didn't take a nap, so I must have done something "right"?

I think I am finally getting everything organized with My Country Gourmet Home Business (I once again made things overly complicated). You know I am the file queen, so I was busy organizing my files (electronic and paper). I can't be the only one that refuses to trust the computer 100%.....If I am, I don't care and would prefer that you lie to me... There is just something about cracking open a notebook or calander and physically writing in it!!!
I have managed to help my neighbor Michelle with her new Driod ( I love mine and hers was a nightmare since it is newer than mine, but I think we got it)so now she can actually answer me when I text her..Like we don't already talk enough..HEHEHE But anyway, so I took care of that and got most of my files done (color coded too...Take that Jazmine!) I have a bushel and a half of apples on my kitchen table waiting to be made into applesauce, applebutter etc...(guess what you are all getting for Christmas..HA), so we will start on that tonight, since the boys PROMISED to help peel apples!! I updated my Crack (I Mean Twitter) account and FB, so I guess I really have done alot, just doesn't feel like it since most of it was done in front of my chair....Oh I vacuumed all the nasty hairballs off my floor as well ( don't tell my mom there were hairballs)
I actually think I will have some down time ( Yeah right, I have no idea what that is) and read a book later!!! MMMM a snuggie, a fire in the fireplace and Mary Janice Davidson.......Sounds like a date! Let me find some chocolate and it will be the best date I ever had!!!! ( no offence Hunny, but you don't normally have steamy sex & chocolate at the same time..HEHEHEHE)

On that note... I leave you with this

Monday, November 28, 2011

Blog Blog Blog.....

Ok, so now I've really done it... I have created a blog just for the Country Home Gourmet business..It took me half the night, but I think it looks good. You will have to check it out and let me know what you think.

The site is

It showcases the website and the things I have going on in the business and I am hoping it will work while letting me blab on here about other things I am doing. Well please comment if you think I should change anything..until then I am going to rest my brain and I leave you with this...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Crazy messed up months!!

OK, here we are again...Promises were made, promises were broken, you were neglected and I am eating my words like bad leftovers....Aaaahhh the guilt!! Once again I am so so sorry for not writing in so long...I have a million promises to make you, but we all know how that will turn out, so lets just take it one day at a time, shall we! Ok, so it has been a crazy messed up couple of months for me and there is much to report. So here is the short and sweet version;
First the great stuff....Jaz made management at TCBY and I am soooo proud of her!!!! You go BabyGirl...
Jay is working his butt off with school work (and mine for that matter) if you ever have the opportunity to take a class in public administration or have your fingernails removed...go for the me!!
The boys got haircuts..I know this seems trivial, but if you had seen them, you would know this was a major accomplisment...
Ok now on to some sad stuff....I have been having some major kinks in the health department (the cold weather and stress of the season have taken a toll) so I have made the decision to close up shop on Welcome Home Carolinas. That was a really hard thing to do, as I had been working sooo hard on it, but I think that was the issue!!! I am wanting to keep my direct sales biz with The country gourmet, but I am still doing some soul searching on that one...I will keep you posted.
So today I got roped into cleaning a house for someone (old people, lots of know how it is) and then I am going to help my hubby studdy one more time for his mid-terms and then I am hopefully off to IKEA Land and Kohls to use my awesome coupons before they expire!!
talk to everyone soon!!! Until then I leave you with this...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's been awhile

Well here we are again....I am ashamed and you are looking smug at the fact that I have fallen by the wayside again!!! It's ok, you can admit it, I know...I promised that I would be better about writing and I would keep you up to date and I have once again slacked BIG TIME... but what are you gonna do about it???? HAHA

OK, now that I am done with that...lets see whats new!
I'll start with today and work back; Jazmine texted to let me know she has been made manager at her TCBY (over in Blakeney if you feel you need to bug her)...We interviewed a family of 3 lovely young boys today for the possibility we will be watching them during the school year (the boys are looking forward to this)...Jason is taking an intro to Public Administration class and it is HORRIBLE!!!! I have never been soooo bored by a class in my life....We had to put a fire in the fireplace this week (at least no snow HEHEHE to all my PA Friends & Family) and lastly...I am getting ready for an open house for the business!!

Well I am sure there is more, but those of you who know me, know that I have virtually no short term memory left so this is what you get!

Well I am off to do the usual 25 things at once...meatloaf is in the oven, Onenote is open and I am working on the info for the confrence call I am doing tomorrow night, I am in the planning stages of Our next semesters school work (westward ho...HEHE) and I am helping Jay with his next on that note, I will leave you with this..

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Crazier than usual (& that's saying something!!)

OK ok, I am slime, I know it... I have neglected you for a few days (days, weeks...who's counting) I am so ashamed, but I promise NO MORE will you be forgotten!!! Ok cut the drama! I have been super busy (oops almost typed busty* don't I wish!) Before I get off on that tangent.. can you say ADD... I have been planning a Holiday event to help kick off the holiday season and benefit Breast Cancer Awareness ...Save the TaTa's ladies!! So if you are in the neighborhood (or feel like taking a drive) on October 15th to Matthews Community Center from 10-2 you can see me in person (no autographs please HAHA) and you can do some holiday shopping ( I know I feel like I should wash my mouth out with soap for even saying that.. it's not even Halloween for cripes sakes..but that is anoth tangent) and you can even explore some new career options... Best of all PRIZES
So ok, now that I am done shamelessly plugging my own business....afterall its my blog!! I have managed to do a few things around the house, we are decorated for fav. time of year...Oh nice.. My cable just went out and I have lost internet, phone and TV.. How special I HATE Time Werner cable!!!! OK well Before I get on a total rant.. Let me leave you with the picture for the day!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

It has been a PJ kinda day

OK, I will admit it, I have been a total slacker the past 3 days... As I speak I am already in my PJ's, and have been since 3:30, it is sooo sad!!
Mentally, I have been sooo busy, I would amaze you with the things I have accomplished... physically, not so much!!! Does that count??? Just to make myself feel better about this whole start of the week, let me give you a rundown of everything I accomplished mentally...with a few physical feats thrown in....Saturday- I slept till 9:30 (Jay was working overnight, so I hogged up the bed and slept pretty good) Once I got my butt outta bed, I gathered some books and went to The Book Lady (the most awesome used book store ever) I spent the next hour poking around for books I have not read (yes there are a few). Then the boys came in looking for me ( I actually forgot they were with me ( there goes this years mother of the year award! Oh well) They guilted me into getting them Taco Bell and then TCBY to visit Jazmine (her current place of employment, lets hope this ones a keeper!) By this point I was tired and it was raining, so we went home.... At this point I should mention that the boys had pooled thier funds and purchased Gears of War 3, so the rest of my evening was filled with the sounds of World War 3 in my living room!! I did what any have crazed mother would do, and took some tylanol and crawled in bed with several books and read myself into an oblivion.
Sunday- I woke up to MORE RAIN...uggghh not making it easy to get outta bed! I managed to get up and do a load of laundry, in doing so discovered why my children had stripped in the laundry room and went streaking through the house.....There was about 2 pounds of grass in my washing machine!!! So after a rousing game of "who did this", I declared war and made them clean up the laundry room.... The rest of the afternoon was filled with reading and stuffing my face.( My favorite activities)
Today- Today, should have ended before it started... More Rain (I think the pow wow this weekend had something to do with it!!!) I half heartedly cleaned my bathrooms & kitchen and then sat like a lump listening to the sounds of boys making rude noises while doing copywork!!! WHY oh WHY are boys sooooo nasty!! Thats what lead to the PJ's at 3:30... Maybe tomorrow will be a better day (without rain)......
Until then I leave you with the picture of the day!!