First things first. An update on Charlotte's Web. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Axel is doing so well at play practice (of course I don't actually know if he's doing well as the doors to "Studio A" always remain closed to wondering eyes, but based on his comments he is loving every minute of it.
After practice last night (which runs to much-past-bedtime yet he shows no signs of the typical 'up late crab' because he loves it so much) Axel was referring to his "parents" the entire way home. Much to my surprise, he was speaking of the Goose and the Gander, the parents to his Gosling self. While some mothers might feel threatened by another Mother surpassing them in coolness and charm, I find myself quite the opposite. I am WELCOMING with open arms Axel's new found friends and will gladly accept for the next month another mother who is quite a bit younger, cuter and has much more energy! Hooray! Help! His new mother does have 5 other Gosling children however, we'll see how she fares come March. Best of luck you sweetie.
Axel has used the phrase, "my new friend" countless times since play practice began and multiple times since just yesterday. Something I haven't head over the course of 7 months in Montessori.
Back to me, the actual writer yet rare character in this blog I find, I'm kicking around a few ideas to keep my self and my wallet happy in the next year or so.
Lumosity - Have I mentioned lately that I feel brain-drained by staying home with two lovely yet young boys? Well, the time has actually come to test how many brain cells I've actually lost and I signed up for a free trial of Lumosity (a new buzz word...yes, I'm just that cool). Whether it's a marketing scheme or whether I'm just that good I seemed to score rather high on the mental sharpness daily exercises, leaving me wanting more.
It takes just minutes a day and they throw lots of quirky games and coordination tests to help improve your cognitive function. Research proves that by increasing your mental activity you build certain...chemicals...in your brain to help ward off dementia . . . yadda yadda yadda. It's darn fun and I'm thinking of enrolling for a year. It's only $4 per month. Not a huge investment. I'm seriously considering.
Mary Kay - I've used Mary Kay makeup my entire adult life. Went to a party in college once. Because a fan. What I wasn't a fan of however were the 'Mary Kay Ladies.' I went through many consultants, ditching each one after repeated hounding to "become one of them." There was no way in hell I would be the host of one of those awful parties where people are forced to buy stuff they don't love. Seriously? No thank you.
I finally settled on my current consultant, Lori (who now lives hours away in Mankato), because I told her flat out. "I will NEVER be a consultant. Save your breath on that and I'll be your customer for life." I've stuck to my promise and she to hers.
So today I got to thinking. For $100 you can "become a consultant," get a bag of makeup (all stuff I use) and receive for yourself and anyone you choose basically to get 50% off your makeup. You don't HAVE to have parties, sell makeup at retail price or encourage anyone to buy really. You only need to deal with the undoubted 'teambuilding' emails...blah blah blah...and the discount is yours. Isn't this what Lori has been trying to tell me all these years? Just get yourself a coupon by signing up? There's no sales requirement AT ALL. Hmmm. That's on my mind today. And by the way – I would NEVER admit to anyone that I'm a Mary Kay Lady and I wouldn't be caught DEAD in a pink Cadillac.
Well, there you have it. My thoughts for the day. I had to include another plug for Charlotte's Web. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!
I find that the best surprises are ones that are truly surprising. For instance...you go to get your mail one day and find a lovely little package addressed just to you from an address you don't recognize. Instantly you scan your memory for online purchases – coming up with nothing. You rush in from the sub-zero temperatures, rip open the box and find the most beautiful necklace with a note.
"Thanks for everything."
You recognize the name on the note as the name on the painting that hung in your home for the last 7 years – the one you recently reunited with it's owner. Ok, so it was only two weeks ago but a lot has passed since then and you had completely forgotten.
Such a beautiful surprise was mine – all mine – yesterday. I haven't taken the necklace off yet. Thanks.
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