Friday, February 15, 2013


1.)  I am struggling mightily with my job.  I am working hard at maintaining the ability to go  and spend all day there and not come unhinged or any more unhappy than I am feeling right now. 

To that end I am making an effort to move get out of working - or at least working in yet another job that has little meaning for me and no financial rewards other than offering health insurance.  I have found a business I can start now, part time and have hopes to build it up to the point that I can quit my job and then continue to build it to the point that is is paying for insurance and the extras I would like to have in my life.

I have, as they say in this enterprise, partnered with Rodan+Fields Dermatologists.  R+F are the doctors who created ProActive and their skin care lines are sold by independent consultants like myself.  I have been using the products for several weeks and I am impressed by them.  (I will post some before and after photos soon.) I have been attending training sessions, using their online coaching and marketing tools and this weekend I will host my Business Launch.

Pretty excited.  Except that of the 30 people I invited and asked to RSVP only 4 have responded (all no.)  So what do I do now?  Lay in food and set up chairs for 20 people who may or may not show up?  I guess so - and start planning the next event...

2.)  I was reading about these websites where men are encouraged to post naked photos of their exes and post their personal information.  They are called revenge porn sites.  The creeps who create the websites remain anonymous and think that any woman who poses naked deserves to be publicly humiliated.

With all the horrible things I read and hear about on the internet, for all the jerks who post mean and hateful things,  the trading of child pornography, the easy spreading of misinformation - at east there is also so much incredible creativity, sharing of ideas and information which is useful and helpful.  So much humor and delight in learning about how others live their lives.  Friendships formed and bonds remaining intact. People being able to ask for help and receiving it.

3.)  Did you see the photos people posted after Valentines day showing the flowers they ordered and the flowers they received?  Totally reinforces why I always call a local florist when I am sending flowers to people out of town!

Tom gave me a huge bunch of red tulips from Trader Joes which are beautiful!


smalltownme said...

I am always delighted when my husband brings me a bouquet from Costco. Hugh, fresh, beautiful, and reasonably priced.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

The last time I received flowers from a florist, the person who sent them was appalled at how little my picture looked like the picture she had seen online.
My husband occasionally surprises me with flowers from the grocery store, and I occasionally surprise him with a bouquet from Costco, but mostly we wait until our own garden blooms and then bring a few stems inside.