Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Job Description ~

June Cleaver is the ultimate "SAHM". If June Cleaver had a Computer ~ would she spend the day on it? Would she have a Blog? What would she Blog about? Stain Removal? The Secret to a Perfect Pie Crust? Would she order take-out or Pizza for Dinner for her Family?

I try so hard to be like June Cleaver ~ but most days I'm probably more like Peg Bundy.

Yes ~ Peg Bundy would spend countless hours on the Computer and I know she would have a Blog, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. AND she WOULD order Pizza for Dinner.

This morning the following "Job Description" was waiting for me in my "Inbox". I subscribe to
The Brat Factor 365 Surprises and today it was about being a Mom (or Dad). If you're not familiar with The Brat Factor website ~ it's a Fabulous site. Hope this brings a smile ....... Enjoy

Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

For the rest of your life you must: Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair,mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION : None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION : Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS : While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love,and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

PARENTS in appreciation for everything you do on a daily basis, please know that you are appreciated for the fabulous job you do.


Daughters of the American Revolution Luncheon

I attended the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Luncheon at the Country Club and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and inspirational Program. The Philip Perry Chapter of the DAR presented the Medal of Honor to Col. Danny McKnight at the Luncheon. Then he spoke briefly about his involvement with Black Hawk Down, a little about Leadership and mostly about Patroitism.

Col. McKnight (pictured above) lives in the area and travels all over the Country and speaks to groups about Leadership.

War Movies are among my very least favorite and I never saw the Movie ~ Black Hawk Down but must admit to being intrigued. I might even watch the Movie to find out more about this Event in History.

When I was researching Black Hawk Down and Col. Danny McKnight ~ I saw that they actually made a Danny McKnight Doll. I'm not sure which one is Col. McKnight ~ but thought this was so amazing. Wonder if they're selling them over on Ebay.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hello Kitty Bracelet ~

Hello Kitty!! Wouldn't this Fabulous Fringe Bracelet make the most adorable gift for Valentine's Day? It was designed and meticulously made by Gina of Fortune Cookiez and features three Hello Kitty Bell Charms. Limited Supply available on my website ~ so you'd better hurry and hop over here.

I wasn't sure that Hello Kitty was still popular ~ until I happened to see her yesterday on QVC. She's more popular than ever and there is even a line of Diamonique Hello Kitty Jewelry that is available on QVC. I think that the Hello Kitty Fringe Bracelet ~ featured above ~ is much more adorable than anything on QVC and it's not as expensive either. However, that's just my personal opinion. So ~ if you're interested in a unique handmade Hello Kitty Bracelet ~ hop right here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bunny Buckets ~

I just received these Beautiful Fabric Bunny Buckets from Gina over at Henry and Zoe. Aren't they so adorable? I couldn't decide if I liked the blue or the white canvas background ~ so I just went ahead and ordered both of them.

This Bunny Bucket with the white background has pretty blue and white bows on each side. These Gorgeous Bunny Buckets are huge and they have so many uses ~ including being a truly unique Easter Basket. There are several fabric options available ~ just hop over here to order one from the HenryandZoe Etsy Store.

I'm in love with this shabby chic fabric and the lining is a green polka dot fabric~~ it's going to match our Master Bedroom perfectly!! Custom Embroidery with the word "bows" is also available ~ as well as other fabrics. These are a little smaller in size than the Bunny Buckets ~ but just as practical and pretty. Hop right here for one of these lovely buckets.

Gina at henryandzoe also made a Colored Pencil Roll for me using the same fabrics as the Blue Bunny Bucket. Hop right here for a Pencil Roll ~ which is also available in several different fabrics.

A picture of the inside of the Bunny Colored Pencil Roll ~ which holds 24 Colored Pencils. HenryandZoe have tons of gifts and products for babies and then HenryandZoeStudio have lots of unique items for artists ~ young & old.

I LOVE using unique containers to organize my stuff and it just doesn't get any better than bunnies and roses. Gina is super sweet and such a Fabulous and talented designer/seamstress.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Hoppy" Holidays ~

"Hoppy" Holidays to EveryBunny!!!

Yes ~ I'm at least a Month behind on Everything!! Don't you worry ~ I'll be completely caught up by Easter and possibly even by Valentine's Day!!

Santa brought me a new Computer, Printer and Scanner. I just had to try out the Scanner and so I scanned our Christmas Cards (above). I also had Portraits made of the girls and surprised Mr. Bunny with it on Christmas morning. It was really difficult keeping the Portrait a secret from him ~ especially since he usually helps me sends out our Christmas Cards each Year. AND ~ this Year I really could have used his help AND he even volunteered several times to help me............. However, it was ALL worth it to see the look on his face when he opened his present and saw their Portrait. The girls are 4 1/2 years apart and yet the youngest is now the tallest (5 ft 6 inches). They wear the same size clothes ~ which should be a good thing but it's just one more thing that they enjoy arguing about.

It was truly a miracle that my Computer didn't crash before Christmas. I was so busy and really didn't have time to deal with any Computer issues. I don't like change and almost cried when I said goodbye to my old Computer, Scanner, Printer, etc. ~ we've been through so much together.

Of course, now I'm having to learn the new Microsoft Office software and photo software plus how to work my Printer and Scanner, etc. but it's well worth it. If I could only get used to this fancy new keyboard..... I've never in my life made so many typos..... AND my "delete" key ~ which I use constantly ~ is four times the size of my old "delete" key and yet I can't ever find it~

We had a Fabulous Christmas and I'm finally refreshed from the busiest month of my entire life. Luckily ~ I survived with only two nervous breakdowns. I have already made the guest list for next Christmas and "stress" won't be invited........