Saturday, June 28, 2014
You hear everywhere tales of helicopter moms, well I have helicopter kids. Seriously the just hover at all times. My Dancing Diva adores to hover 1/8 on an inch from my head and constantly kiss my ear. WTF? Or yesterday when Mini Me cried for 20 minutes because she was so lonely sitting next to me and not in my lap. Judging from the way my kids act you would think that I lock them in their rooms all day, never to be allowed human contact. When it's quite the opposite, Mini Me and I have spend a whole Saturday morning (when the other kiddos are at their other parents houses) reading books, playing board games, making paper dolls, writing and illustrating stories, watching a little tv together and doing an art project. Now this will take up the entire morning, then I will tell her ok it's time for me to get some things done; you know exciting stuff like laundry, sweeping the kitchen, or going in search of "that smell" which usually ends up being food someone has stashed in their room or under a couch cushion! About 5 minutes into that she starts in with "You NEVER play with me! I'm so lonely, I need someone to play with me!" *sigh* I do believe I have spoiled my children. Or there is Dancing Divas favorite, she spends all weekend at her friends house then come Sun night right at bed time "Mama I miss you, I NEED to spend time with you! I haven't seen you ALL weekend!!" o.O
Monday, June 23, 2014
I look back at those teenage years of mine and think of all of my issues back then. I had serious self esteem and body image issues (what I wouldn't give to have that 118lb beautiful body back!) I was desperately in love with the perfect boy, though I was too shy to ever speak to him, he was always so polite and sweet to me! He was my first love and I occasionally
We are all grown and married and most of us have kids now. We have moved away from our hometown, and each other, some of us had fallings out, some of us keep in touch but I will always cherish those years and those girls.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
A couple of months into dating my husband we decided we wanted to own a business together. That was
Something was missing, and one day when I was lounging around while still on bed rest (which let me tell you is NO picnic!) It hit me! This is the time to start our business! It's time to quit working for a big corporation that does not appreciate good employees, does not value creativity or any kind of free thinking, works you to the bone without so much as a thanks, and really doesn't care about their customers, only their customers money. Sadly because of my extensive hospital stay and the subsequent $100,000 I owe them (yeah no insurance through work) I can not get a business loan. I know we will be successful once we get started. We have been so very successful working in the industry, between hubby and I we have over 12 years experience and last year alone our stores grossed OVER 2 million dollars. Now I know we aren't going to make it that big as we are a small business not a big corporation. We aren't looking to make millions, we just want to share our passion with our community and make enough money for a decent living. To be able to pay our bills, buy the kids new clothes when they need them, and hopefully take that Disney Vacation we missed out on because I was sick!