Wednesday, November 25, 2009

a big thank you

Thank you so much Tracy for being there for me yesterday. Rarely does anyone ever ask if I need to talk or if I am doing okay.
Usually the phone rings or I get an email and people just start dumping their problems on me.

I guess I have just learned to keep everything inside and deal with it on my own.
I also realize that usually doesn't solve the problem.

So thank you my dear friend for recognizing I needed to talk. I'm sorry I started to cry.
Thank you for your generous offer. I know it was sincere.

Last year I made a wish on my birthday and Mark asked me what I wished for. I told him I wished for a friend like me.
I guess I had one all along, right under my nose, but I was busy being a friend to everybody else I didn't see it clearly.
You made my day yesterday and everyday. This year Iwill have an extra special Thanksgiving because of you. ( and Mark of course)

Love ya. Thank you for being my friend.

Have a great day everybody


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Sunday, November 22, 2009


Lately I have been experiencing some rather rude behavior that seems to bethe norm these days.

Maybe someone can explain to me.. why someone would friend someone who is a friend on my facebook page when you don't know this person?
If they are not on your friend page, they are NOT your friend. They are my friend and etiquette would say back the heck off. How rude!

If you want to know how to set up a business, buy a book and learn like I did. And please stop selling the same products I do. This is my business and please respect it. Us MS er's should support each other and be proud of our accomplishments. I built this business from scratch and I am very proud of it's success.

If you want my advice on a subject and you call me at an odd hour. I spend a hour on the phone with you so you can go out and do the wrong thing anyway, please lose my phone number.

Please don't drink and get pissy with me when I won't get in your vehicle after you have been drinking.

If you want my life, my friends, my business, then work hard like I did. Things don't come easy for all. I don't have a money tree growing out back. I pay my taxes ( because my husband has a job), my own mortgage ( I didn't get a bailout). I have my own health care coverage and I pinch every penny to make it happen. I use every coupon I can find and I always will. Thats how I could afford a trip to Europe.

If I donate to your cause, please say Thank You. Even a stinkin email form letter would be great.

If you want to sell something on my site, make it a well made product, ship it when you should or you will be gone in a flash.

Thank you to the two women who ran to the door at the gym the other day. I don't know you but I thank you. It is a refreshing change to have someone do a random act of kindness, especially when I feel like I am constantly being used in other aspects of my life.
People like you keep me going. I'm sure I will see you again at the gym. Thanks again for reminding me that people don't always have a hidden agenda.

Have a great day everyboy.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

go away negativity

I recently noticed how many people in my life are so negative. Surely there is something in your life that makes you even a little happy?
If not, please just go away.
I, like all of you other MSer's, have our times when we just want to be left alone. Times when we feel awful but forced to put that smile on our faces. Times when our workload is too much we want to pull our hair out.
But even during these times we can muster a smile, a giggle, maybe even a hearty belly laugh.

Things have been crazy busy in my life lately. I don't have time to give up. I turn on my Ipod and sing. Of course, the dogs think I am nuts because only I hear the music. Which is the perfect example of something that makes me laugh. haha !

Dogs, cats, other animals, even husbands can serve this purpose of making a person laugh.

My dogs always make me laugh. The other day I was so happy I was almost caught up on laundry. I came into our bedroom to find one of my dogs licking the pillows on the beds. eeeew !
Double eeew !
Although it was gross, and it meant washing the linens, it was funny. It was downright hysterical to see a dog licking a pillow. Maybe his tongue itched?

Anyway, I always want to be there for my friends as I want them to be there for me but please call me when and if you are ever in a good mood.
I always am and I know that pisses several of you off. Cause as one of you put it "I am too perky"

Have a great day everybody ! Hug a dog, a pillow, a husband, a friend.
Don't worry , Be happy !It makes people wonder what you are up to. hahahahahaha !


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bring back customer service...please

Last night we attempted to go out for dinner. Something we rarely do because we both like to cook and we like to eat healthy.
Our first attempt was a favorite hangout for us both. Great food and just an overall fun atmosphere. Well we couldn't find an open parking space and we even tried on street parking so we decided to try restaurant #2.
This next place is in a hotel. We walked in and we waited for the hostess. and we waited and we waited. She could see us but for some reason decided to pretend she couldn't. You know the situation where the employee will oversell the people she is with instead of politely excusing herself to seat the new customers. So I decided to knock loudly on the podium to get someone/ anyones attention. This same employee turned around and gave me a hand gesture like I was bothering her. So needless to say we left there. Ramada you should be ashamed of yourself.

Restaurant # 3 was not only closed but appeared to be out of business. Not surprising.

We were ready to just give up when we decided on a place across town but on the way I remembered a new place.
We ended up at a great BBQ place. We had eaten there before and it was really good. I like to support the little guy. A new business started by a young couple. They are really down to earth and understand good food, great atmosphere but most of all CUSTOMER SERVICE.

I don't eat meat that often but I enjoyed a brisket plate. So much food I had so much leftovers for tonight.
Thanks guys. Branson's BBQ. You won the golden award for everything last night. A perfect 10 dining experience and I think you have become our new favorite restaurant.

Have a great day everybody.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

another credit card nightmare

Yesterday we received a letter from our credit card company that our card had "been compromised" and for security they were cancelling the card and reissuing one.

We also received the new cards. So I have spent all morning changing the credit card # on our accounts that bill autmoatically each month. The newspaper, MSN, a few other accounts.

I got to the last one and would not update online. I called customer service and they couldn't figure it out and they told me to call the bank.

I called the bank and they called the one account with me to resolve it only to find out the security code was invalid sequence and would not go in their system.

So now the bank will be issuing new cards, same number, but different security code and then I have to change the account information all over again.

We still have access to our credit card ( which is good cause Mark is headed out of town)
and I have wasted an entire morning.

Thanks for catching the security issue bank/credit card company. This is the third itme this year we have gone thru this.
Tell me whose system got hacked and I will call in my orders and not do it online.

I am so frustrated. I get to do this all over again next week. Can't people find something else to do besides hacking into retailers systems.

Have a great day everybody.


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Monday, November 9, 2009

Our weekend

Saturday we ran a bunch of errands including going to the grocery store. Mark also fixed a bunch of stuff around the house. Yippee !

Sunday morning we decided to do the power shop thing and went to the outlet mall before the Packers game ( which I could have missed )
I was feeling good so I brought the walker but only used it in one store. Otherwise I just used my cane. Which was quite a site wth my broken toe. haha !
I was proud of myself. I tend to analyze things so much that my fear of falling exists when I am sitting. I didn't fall, I hardly wobbled. Other than the good leg and its broken toe causing some pain.

I am such a bargain shopper. It is usually hard for me to find pants so when I do I will buy what I find. Walking into a store and finding an 8 Tall is hard but there is a store in the outlet mall I can usually find a pair. Sunday I found three pairs and the total came to under $20.00. woohoo ! Under $7.00 each. I was so excited.

Saturday we bought a Wii for ourselves as a holiday gift. It should arrive shorty. I can't wait.
I have heard there are programs that are wonderful for people with MS.
If you have a Wii, I really want to hear from you. Which programs do you like? Etc.

The Packers game sucked. I can't even talk about it.

I just did my workout from my personal trainer. The more I work with her, the harder the exercises become. This batch is really difficult. I guess I like that it is hard because it gives me a goal and a challenge. My hips are so sore though.
I could use a massage. Oh Mark, hint hint !

I spent so much time combing thru the dogs that I swear when I opened the trash can I swear it barked. I think I created another dog.

Have a great day everybody.


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Friday, November 6, 2009

busy busy busy

I have been so busy lately I have been ignoring my blog.
Thanks for the emails reminding me of it. haha !

Business is good so I have been wrapped up in orders and such.

Mark is in town ( for once) so we are trying to get caught up on all the
stuff I need to get done but need assistance with.

We had a pile of brances from a bush Mark cut down and couldn't find anyone
who wanted to earn a few bucks to haul it the dump for us.

All these people out of work, with a truck, and nobody would get off yheir lazy
rear end to earn a few bucks. Yesterday I called everybody I knew begging for help.

Well, I know this is going to sound like a commercial, but our state farm agent ( like a good neighbor, State Farm is there)or really
his office, came thru for us.
Within an hour I got a call and he was there 30 minutes later.
He mde a mess cleaning it up and asked me for a broom to clean it up.
Wow ! I'm glad I have your card, you will be hearing from us again. I was so impressed.
I paid him well.

Gotta renew my ad with MSF, pay some bills for the business. Do a lot of paperwork
and redo inventory. Sheesh ! Alot of work. Just made an online donation to MSF on facebook.

Finished all my orders, made all the bracelets and I am so ready for a nap. haha !

Dinner is calling so I'll start that shortly.The mail just arrived. I heard our graceful
mailman. The dogs got real excited.

Please remember our troops this holiday season. A card or gift would be so appreciated.

Have a great day everybody !


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sweatshirts are here !!!

I just added warm and cozy sweatshirts to my website

They are available in two styles : I DO SHOTS ! and I do the MS Walk every day !

I also added 4 XL too my stock as I have been asked many times to special orders these. Some colors may be slightly different but I will try and keep those stock for you.
Thank you for asking me for them.

I have lots of new stuff going up shortly. Lots of great tiems made by MSer's that would make fabulous Holiday Gifts.

Let me know if you are looking for something and I will try and hunt it down for you.

Have a great day everybody !


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Sunday, November 1, 2009


I'm so ready for some football !!!! Packers vs Vikings Lambeau Field !!
Yesterday was flip flop day in Green Bay and alot of resaurants are serving waffle fries.