Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Happy Hump Day!

Well, it's Wednesday, middle of the week - but that means it just that much closer to FRIDAY!

Nick had himself a little stress out session yesterday. He went to bed with a headache, woke up with a headache and went in to work. He called me about 8:30 saying that he was headed home from work. Poor guy is just totally stressed. He switched to that new work schedule and can't seem to adjust back - he feels all rushed in the evenings he has school and is falling behind on his school work. So, I reasoned it out with him and we came up with a new schedule that will help him carve out chunks of time to do homework and he should stay on track and not feel like he's using ever minute of free time on homework.

Other than that, not too much new in our neck of the woods. Just plugging along in life. we might do the costume thing on Friday, but I have a feeling that won't happen. I mean, it's Wednesday and we haven't even talked about it since Monday when I decided I wanted to do it. Oh well. We have a ton of candy and can't wait to pass it out to all the little kiddies.

That's it. That's my news. Exciting stuff, I know, I know. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Busy Beesley's!!!!!

This weekend was NUTS! I'm all sore from yesterday! So, here's a recap.

Sunday was my very first Scentsy party at Elaine's house. Saturday we spent most of the day getting ready for it - I finalized my speech, rehearsed it like 12 times for Nick and made up cards just in case I lost my place. We went out in the afternoon to make some copies of the fliers for my folder inserts, headed to lunch and then went clothes shopping. I needed a new pair of khaki pants because mine are too big. 3 stores later, we finally found some in my size, and I snapped up a cute jean jacket. We attempted to go to Taco Bell arena and trade in my vouchers for actual tickets to Disney on Ice - next week - but there was some sort of event going on. We will go this week and get it taken care of.

Anyway, Sunday I got up at 8:00 and basically went non-stop til about 10:30. I finished up the details for my display, got it all packed up and ready to go, then I got ready to go. Mom came and got me about 12:00 and we headed over to Elaine's. Then was the party which was great. I didn't use my notes at all and I know I kind of jumped around. I think I did okay, but DEFINITELY room for improvement. No bookings off of her party, but I did have awesome sales!!!

After the party, mom & I went and picked up granny and then mom dropped me at home. I changed out of my party clothes in into regular clothes and then Nick & I headed over to my parents for pumpkin carving. As soon as we got there, I realized that Nick & I didn't have pumpkins, so we headed back out to get those and then came back to the house. Nick carved the best pumpkin, in my opinion. Simple, yet highly awesome. Then we ate dinner, and took granny home, met Carin at our house so she could get her newly repaired computer....THEN we went grocery shopping, came home, put away the groceries and did laundry. I crawled in bed sore and stiff and feeling like an old lady.

(Nick's is the winking face, mine is beside it and you can't tell what it is - it's supposed to be two ghosts and then in the middle it says "Trick or Treat" and my dad's is the moon w/ the bat)

Nick and I have made a pact on several things. The first of which is to control our unnecessary spending. We've agreed that the first one to make a unnecessary purchase will be punished. If Nick spends before me - he has to watch Titanic with me. If I spend before Nick - I have to watch Braveheart with him. :-) We'll see if this really works! We're also on a goal to lose weight - obviously I'm already working towards that with my hypnosis stuff, but I really need to step it up and get my rear in gear by working out. If we reach our goal, we're going to reward ourselves with a trip to someplace like Mexico or Hawaii. Which goes hand in hand with the goal of cutting out the unnessary spending - if we save enough, we can take our trip to reward ourselves!

OH! I think we're gonna do a costume party on Friday! I'm so excited! I found that several places are having them - Channel 2 news is doing one at Qwest Arena - it's $10/person to get in. I think we might go to that, so I'm planning costumes in my mind.

That's all for now!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


So I'm trying to change the look of our page, but I don't want one of those mass layouts that just anyone can grab from Pyzam or where ever. SO right now, it's kinda hideous. So bear with us as we're in might be ugly for awhile...:-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quick Update

I was kindly reminded the other day that I haven't blogged in awhile. I don't have too much to share, but what I have - well, here it is.

My cousin Erica had her baby on Monday. They named her Liliana and she's gorgeous. I was sad I couldn't go to Erica's baby shower, but I found out about it too late. Which reminds me, I need to win the lottery so I can mail her a baby gift. :-)

Yesterday was kind of a crappy day at work. I made a pretty big mistake and I was so certain Greg was going to fire me or put me on notice that I started packing up my desk. Turns out that I'm the only one that freaked out and it ended up being okay. As a result of my UH OH I got the nicest compliments from one of the companies that we do business with (the do the premium financing for our policies). The gal emailed Greg this note:

I just wanted you both to know what a pleasure it is to work with Sarah in your office. She is always so thorough and pleasant to deal with. She is anxious to learn, and I appreciate that.
Just thought I would pass that on.
We appreciate all that you and your agency do to help us run smoothly.

That made me feel so good! It's so nice to get appreciated for your efforts.

Anyway, I have my very first Scentsy party on Sunday. Elaine sent out 30 invitations and so far has been getting a good response! I'm excited and NERVOUS about doing it - but I think it'll be a little easy for my first time, because my mom will be there. It'll help to have a familiar, friendly face. Tonight I'm getting my display all figured out and practicing my schpeel. OMG I have to talk. In front of people. In front of people that I DON'T KNOW. I must be crazy.

I guess that's it, really. I'm sure I've left something out, but I don't know what.

Hope this Wednesday finds you all happy and healthy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So I went to the doctor today. I have vertigo. Doesn't that sound like fun?? not really.

Since Monday I've been feeling pretty awful - dizzy, sick to my stomach and this rushing noise in my ears (and no, it's not the wind running through my empty head). It would kind of come and go. Last night I thought I'd beaten it back - I took some Excedrin, my headache cleared and so did the noise in my head. Well, I woke up this morning and it was back. I felt awful. I went into work and between Susan, my mom & Amy, I was nagged into calling the doctor. I went in, fully expecting to be told it was an ear infection and give a few drops and sent on my way.

Well, my ears are fine. No redness, no swelling, no infection. She thinks the vertigo might have been brought on by a viral infection (gee....where would I have gotten that from - NICK) and should clear itself up with in 7 to 10 days. If I'm still having symptoms, I'm to go back (if I haven't thrown myself off a building before then). She gave me options for a over the counter drug used to treat sea-sickness or a prescription that does the same thing. We'll see.

Right now, I feel okay. I had a headache earlier, so I took more Excedrin and the wooshing in my ears went away. Amy had told me earlier to work til my appointment then go home. So I'm sitting at home, feeling super guilty because I feel kinda okay and really should go back to work. I have a boat load of stuff to do.

Well, I'm off to go eat lunch. We'll see how it goes after food.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

With Great Joy Comes Great Dismay

Well, I got myself all hyped up about getting a Scentsy sale today. I got my Consultant Binder ready to go with my plug in, a bar, a room spray and a card candle. I assembled more catalog's with the Ocobter specials. Armed with my basket of testers, I headed out to work.

I could hardly contain myself all day - I was so hoping that when I showed Leslie all my goodies that others would flock and I would walk out with a killer sale. 11:00 rolls around and I can't stand myself any more so I left. I get to the place and I don't see Leslie up front. I thought well maybe she's in the bathroom or with a client or stepped away, so I sat down in the lobby for about 5 minutes. Finally I went up to the desk and asked about her.

Oh. She's sick. Won't be in today.


I know she didn't do it on purpose, but I got my feelings all hurt and felt down in the dumps. I kept thinking how she said that she took my catalog home. Well, my catalog has my contact info plastered all over. It has my cell - she could have called. It has my email - she could have sent me a quick note to say she's not feeling well.

Oh well. I got over being discouraged pretty quick. I have an appointment there tomorrow at 10:00 anyway, so I'll just haul all my gear with me on the chance that she's working tomorrow.

On another note - I sold a policy today! It's the first policy I've actually sold as a licensed agent and I've been an agent for like 5 years. I'm pretty stoked. Amy told me if I tell Greg that I sold it all by myself that he'll give me the commission on it. YAY!

Anyway, today kinda blows, work wise. Every one's left (that's what happens when it's family owned - the son has a soccer game so every one but me left early to go watch it) and I'm holding down the fort. It's actually quiet at the moment. I feel like all the crazies have come out of the woodwork - especially today. It doesn't help any that I'm completely overwhelmed and Greg's been out of the office a lot. I have stuff just like...piling up and I'm giving serious consideration to setting fire to it all. :-)

Well, this has mostly been a bitchfest and a pity party. If you made it to the end - I'm sorry. :-) On a completely random tanget - I'm considering cutting my hair. Of course, I'll hate it as soon as I do and get mad at myself for growing it out for 2 years and then chopping it off, but I'm tired of this 'do and am looking for something else. Maybe I'll just weart it in a pony tomorrow for a change of pace. Ha.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I'm doing a mental boogie dance. I'd do it for real, but I'm also trying to watch the the town hall forum, by the way.

ANYWAY last week I finally got up my nerve as asked the ladies at my hypno place if I could leave some catalog's for their breakroom. They said sure. I went in for my appointment this evening and Leslie (one of the really nice ladies there) tells me she wants to put in an order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She asked if I had any books with me, and of course, I didn't (IDIOT). She had taken one of the catalog's home and all the others I left there were gone (BOOGIE DANCE!) so I said I could come by tomorrow during my lunch with my basket of smellers and she could smell and order. YIPPIE!

Maybe I'll get a party booked! That would be so AWESOME!!!!!

k bye. gotta pay attention to the debates now.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Football & Lightning! Pinochle & Family! Axes & Urgent Care!

The title pretty much sums up the Beesley weekend. A bit confused? Lemme 'splain. Saturday started out pretty normal - we headed out to Connor's football game to see him play and so I could drop off Scentsy deliveries to my mom & Carin. The weather was looking ominous & sure enough, about 20 minutes into Connor's game came the rain, the lightning & the thunder. They stopped the game for about a half hour - we went and sat in our car, and Connor's football team went into Carin's school (wasn't that a convenient location - to be playing in the fields right next to her school?). Well, half hour came by, the weather mostly passed and the game continued. Connor's team won! It was awesome! I love being able to see him play and watch him transform from playing on rag-tag teams where looking at ladybugs in the grass in the outfield is WAY cooler than paying attention to the actual game vs learning the intricacies of the game.

After the game we all headed out to Bardenay for lunch/dinner. Later that evening, Nick and I are sitting on the couch watching TV when we get a call from my brother inviting us over to play Pinochle. So, off we went. Got to see Sparky - it's like nothing ever happened to her, she was playful and her normal self. She does have some pretty wicked ouchies, but they seem to be healing really well.

Sunday we got up and headed over to my parents to watch the Packers lose & then a late lunch. After that, we were standing at Wal Mart, trying to find a pair of jeans for Nick when my phone rang. It was mom saying that the paramedics were at the house for dad. My heart sank all the way to my knees and I'm sure my face went white. The first thing I thought of was his heart. Well, turns out it wasn't nearly as awful as we all had imagined. Dad was out chopping wood to make a fire and the ax flew, landing on his foot. Of course, he was chopping wood in SANDALS. Smartie pants. The paramedics came and left, I drove mom & dad to the Urgent Care and Nick followed behind in our car. Like an hour and a half later (and the stupid receptionist lady was watching friggin Animal Precinct and I, of course, bawled through it), dad came out with a few stitches and instructions for care.

So that's my weekend. :-) Oh well, I guess that's not all of it. Friday night Nick and I went on date night. We went out to dinner at Red Lobster and i discovered that I do like shrimp. I had quite a few. :-) Then we headed out to the movie theatre and watched Appaloosa and it was really good! I'm glad we went. Next weekend we're gonna go see Body of Lies. we saw a lot of previews for some pretty good movies coming soon, so we might find ourselves at the theatre more often!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Ha ha, I'm breaking my own rules and talking about politics. Actually, not really talking about it, but I saw this video on Perez Hilton and wanted to share. Apparently this is a pro-Obama video, but I honestly didn't take it as such (I didn't even realize it was "pro-Obama" until I went searching for the code to embed it on my myspace and was told by some one's blog that it's pro-Obama) - just celebs using their celebrity to tell you to VOTE and don't forget that you have to REGISTER to vote, first (duh).
Anyway, for those of you that are Democrats and if this is in fact, pro-Obama, then you will certainly enjoy this. For those of you that are Republican, perhaps you'll just find the obvious message of getting out to vote and letting your friends know that our voices do count - if we all say "my vote doesn't count" and then DON'T VOTE....well then, your vote really DOESN'T count.
I will warn - some celebs in the video use foul language. It's brief, but it's there. FYI.
Whether you're for abortion, against abortion, for the war, against the war, for insert-hot-button-topic-here or against insert-hot-button-topic-here, WE HAVE TO VOTE! If you don't vote, you don't get a say one way or the other. Stand up for what you believe in and cast your vote on Nov. 4th.
JUST VOTE! I don't care who you vote for - just do it!