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We celebrated the first day of school – by not going

The first day of school…that happy time for parents who had the kids home all summer; for children wanting to get back and meet up with their friends; for days of learning and doing well.  And so, this year it was on a Wednesday and it was a beautiful day, hot but no rain.  So everyone was excited to go.  Except me.  I didnt go…instead I went to breakfast with friends…

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How lucky are you?

Most of us play the Lottery, some play cards or go to Vegas to do the whole gambling thing like roulette and black jack.  But how many times do you win?  Are you the lucky type of person who always wins something….whether it’s a dollar or thousands of dollars.  I know I dont even win when I enter a book giveaway.

For years my son has bought me scratch offs on Mothers Day and – well, it was fun scratching them off.  But I do keep trying…because you never know.

And so, once again, we are doing Sweepstakes on Avon.  Very easy – just enter – nothing to buy – but you get the chance to win such great hydration products for your skin…..

 

Enter to win! 10 people will be chosen to receive an entire set of the brand NEW Anew Hydra Fusion skincare line. https://sweeps.youravon.com/ashapiro/stay-hydrated

 

 

 

 

Plans change…and then

Have you ever had your day/week planned out.  I am a planner, I use a planner.  Besides the calendar in my phone, I keep a physical planner for my everyday life and my business.  And each moment is filled with something I must do, or see, or buy or deliver.  And so my week starts off with a visit from the grandkids, wanting to sleep over…so laundry that was planned does not get done.  I also planned to deliver an Avon order to a customer tonight. But alas those plans were changed because I could not install the thermostat I bought (you know the ones that I can control with a cell phone).

I waited for the tech to install it and in the process he blew out a fuse in my HVAC system.  So the plans I had tomorrow morning to go to my Weight Watchers meeting, will have to be changed as the HVAC tech will be here at the same time.  Maybe I will go later in the day or push it to Wednesday.  Was also planning to visit my son tomorrow night but he got a viral infection and with hubby’s resistance we could not chance a visit.

I still have to go shopping for the block party coming up on Saturday and trying to figure out when to fit that in.  Thursday is doctor day for hubby and I also have to take my grandson to his golf lesson.  Somewhere in between all this I will be delivering Avon brochures to old customers and new customers in the neighborhood.

I guess it is true what they say – Man makes plans and G-d laughs.  But this is minor compared other people’s  life changes and so it is all fixable or changeable.  And that is why pencils have erasers….

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I chickened out

I made it a few weeks ago.  But as each day drew near, I started getting palpitations.  I didnt want to go, nobody could make me go and I wasn’t going.  I didnt have the nerve to call and cancel.  Hubby was going too.  But he wasnt having anxiety like me.  And so the weekend came and went….and here it was Monday, the day!

I couldnt get out of bed,  I was actually starting a headache….because of my anxiety.  And so I lay there until almost 9 am….our appointment was for 11:30 am.  Couldnt see myself getting out of bed for it but did have to get up anyway…had to drive hubby there.

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And so we got up, dressed, ate breakfast and proceeded into the car to make the trip.  Getting there I found absolutely no parking available.  Good excuse…so dropped off hubby in front of office and told him to tell them that I had a headache….and therefore, there was no way I could make my DENTIST APPOINTMENT today…..lol

Did You Miss It?

Yesterday was National Lipstick Day and you could have received a free lipstick from many cosmetic companies.  But I guess you missed it.  I myself took advantage of $5.00 lipsticks….well, you didnt know that you can purchase lipstick for only $5.00?  Check out my brochure for this great deal….

But today I am declaring National Eyeliner Day because again we are having a great sale….Best Deal Ever – any 3 for $9

How much was your eyeliner last time you bought?  Also available is brow liner and Lip Liner, why not get one of each?

Check out my brochure again for this great sale…all colors available…

They Love My Ankles

The summer is here and I love it – the warm weather is for me, not a snow person at all.  Cant walk in it, can never get warm enough and all those clothes…coats, hats, gloves, boots, socks etc.

And so I wake every morning loving the warm day ahead of me…..except when I go out – there they are – every bug galore.  My house is surrounded by flowers which draw the bugs and mosquitoes….and then there are the trees….and somehow when I open my doors before I can shut the screen door, those little buggers come in and make themselves comfortable………..on my ankles.

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They are especially hungry at night…if I answer the door – in the two minutes it takes to open and close the door, my ankles are bitten up.  As an Avon Rep I sell sprays that will prevent this but who remembers to spray themselves before opening the door for company.  And so it is during that time my little bug friends love me.

But scratching is not an option – and so it is the Anti-Itch Spray that has become my friend.  One spray and the itch goes away – I feel like I got back at the mosquitoes who lunch on me.  My only regret is that it is a small bottle…so I have to buy a few to make sure I always have it in the house.

Did you know there is a sale on Bug Guard?  No?  Take a look at my website today….and dont let the bugs bite you!

Tonight We Are Five

I have come to the road in my life where there is only the two of us.  Hubby and I, both retired, are living our days doing whatever we want.  Whether that is getting up early or late; eating breakfast or eating out; going to the movies or staying home; watching tv or hanging out on the deck….it is our choice and very relaxing to realize we dont have to do anything we dont want to.

Just the two of us.

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And so tonight we are five.  Three of our nine grandchildren are having a sleepover.  Which means cooking for five, entertaining these three, watching the movie they want to watch, playing the games they want to.  So far there are no fights, thats a good thing.  They are each doing their own thing.  One is on xbox, one is on his tablet, one is reading….and now after dinner they are watching a movie.

But we all sat down at the table to eat and talk….and since they are watching a movie on tv while I am typing this.  The house is quiet again. These are precious moments to be remembered because while they are all under the age of 14….pretty soon going to grandma’s house wont be on their list of things to do…….but who knows, maybe I am wrong….my 17 year old grandson comes to visit us often, staying to watch baseball with us…..

Precious moments….tomorrow I will go out in the morning to buy bagels for us for breakfast….and then they will be picked up by their mom and there will be……………

Just the two of us…