Monday, August 18, 2008

Dreaming of Fall

I am SO ready for fall. The crisp, cool air. Spiced ciders and hot chai tea lattes. Crunchy leaves in bold, autumn colors. The oranges, the browns, the deep reds. Pot pies, homemade chili and stew. Hot rolls, fresh from mom's oven. I'm ready for Halloween. Jackolanterns, corn stalks, bales of hay. Chilly autumn nights where the stars shine bright and the moon hangs low and golden. The anticipation of the other holidays to soon follow, Thanksgiving with family crowded around a festive table, talking over mashed potatoes and candied yams. Christmas with old fashioned ornaments hanging from a brightly lit tree. Cheery presents wrapped merrily, awaiting to be opened by eager hands. Apple pies and kaluah, fruit cake and lebkuchen.

And now for something completely different:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Panic: Undue

I've begun to realize that I'm becoming increasingly more panicked at the thought of getting older. Birthdays never mattered over much to me - I like them, I like the attention and the celebration and of course, the presents - but the number itself wasn't a big deal. I often forget how old I am and have to stop and think about it when asked. 27 isn't old by any standard. However. I keep thinking of that impending big number. 30. That's not old, either. I know plenty of people in their 30's and I certainly don't consider them to be old. But the prospect of MYSELF joining that group....Yikes.

Nick just said "2042" which absolutely FREAKED me out. I'll be 61. On the one hand, I'm way excited to be there. What will the world be like in another 34 years? How far will technology, medicine, laws, values, etc progress? Will there BE any progression? I read a book series by JD Robb (it's Nora Robert's alter ego). The series is focused around a New York City police lieutenant in the homicide department and each book is all about her current case. I enjoy the book, murder, suspense and just enough romance to keep it light and fun. It's certainly not educational or earth shattering, but I enjoy it and reading should be fun. In any case, this series is set in the future. About that time frame I mentioned above, 2042 or thereabouts. She writes about such things as cars that can go on autopilot. They can fly. They have this deal called an autochef. You choose your food item from a menu (based on food available on hand) and it prepares it for you, etc. None of these things seem unreasonable or too far fetched for me to grasp, so it doesn't distract me from the book. I often find myself wondering how far we'll progress in those 30-some-odd years. Will I have an autochef or it's equivalent? Will prostitution be legalized, licensed and regulated?

Anyway, I've gotten off track from my original point. I keep finding myself increasingly concerned with getting old and, oddly enough, saving money. I have this internal panic with myself that I need to save as much money as I can. Which is great, because we're building a really nice savings account that will come in handy should anything happen.

Well, I sort of lost track of where I was going with all of this, but there you go. My thoughts are often scattered and a bit jumbled.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


So, I'm doing something I've never done before and never really considered before. I'm going to join the Scentsy team and become a consultant. A gal I met through a guy Nick works with (Nick works with Cobi and Kyme is Cobi's wife) is a Scentsy consultant, so I had her help me throw a party. It wasn't a very big event, just a few people ended up being able to come, but I had such a great time. It've very relaxed and just a good time. There's no sales pitch, Kyme just set out her product and kind of hung out - she was there to answer any questions we had (how does it work, how long do the scents last, etc). The product really sells itself.

I'm just simply in love with it. It's so easy to use and well, I just love it. It doesn't cost much to get started and it's really low pressure. You have a sales quote that they'd like to you reach to remain active but if you don't, oh well. No fee, no penality, no loss of future commissions. You simply go inactive and you get to keep your kit.

My friend Susan is coming up from Ohio at the end of the month and she & I are going to meet with Kyme and sign up! Scentsy is fairly new and while it's taken off here in the west, it hasn't quite caught up in the east yet. Susan will have a huge market all to herself. Hopefully it's a hit!