Thursday, May 27, 2010

June's Give-away (how to enter)

Would you like to win an item from my shop? "Yes", you say.... "Count me in, but what do I have to do", you question?

It's easy as 1,2,3 

1.) "Like" my facebook page, (formerly, become fan)
If you have already done this, skip #1 and continue on to #2

2.) On the top left hand corner of my fan page, under my profile picture, there is a link that says "suggest to friends" click on that and send to all your friends

3.) Share my facebook fanpage link  { } OR Geri's Journey blog link { } in your Facebook status.

When you have completed the requirements above, please post on the fan page wall or 
my blog   that you have (1) shared the link and (2) invited your friends to join, and you will be entered into June's Give-away.

****If  you do not post to either my blog or fanpage that you have done the above requirements, 
you will not be entered, because I will not know who you are****

May's winner is......

I want to thank everyone who entered my First giveaway.

I am in the process of deciding what will be the prize for June. Stay tuned for details!

Now on to the winner.

As I was running out of the house to meet with my daughter Krista and Grandson Casper, I grabbed a solid bag and the names of all the entries already on paper all folded up, so Casper could pick May's winner

We spent awhile at my Mother's house visiting and helping her out with stuff around the house and almost forgot to have him do this.

As we were getting ready to leave I told him I wanted him to do something for me.... he needed to reach in the bag and take out "just one" paper and read it, that he was picking the winner for my contest. He took it out and said the name and then asked me if he won. He was really confused as to what just happened. I tried to explain to him he just picked someone name to win a prize and it just wouldn't sink. He kept thinking he won something. His mother tried to explain it better and  he was ok with it, but I still don't think he got it. LOL

So in conclusion, "The Winner Is"..... Katie Smith.

Congratulations Katie... I will be getting in contact with you to see what color you want me to make your prize in.

Once again thank you for all the entries and good luck on June's giveaway.

Seeded With Love

A a few weeks ago my grandson was at my house and I asked him to put cans in the recycle bin. He said he was going to keep them because his teacher asked them to bring in cans for a project they were doing.

The Saturday before Mother's day he walked in the house and said "Happy Mother's Day" to me and handed me a can with something growing in it. I thanked him and gave him a hug and kiss and asked him what it was, he told me it was a flower but didn't know what kind.

As his Mother watched him give it to me, she told me how it was supposed to be for her, but he wanted to give it to me. Which I thought was so sweet. She was a little disappointed, but she knew he had made her something else that he was going to give her the next day.

When I saw her on Mother's day, she showed me that he had made her this sweet key chain with a #1 MOM charm on it. She was thrilled with it. She ended up with the present that will last as long is it does not break or get lost. My flower on the other hand will only last a little while, but as her's gives her joy, mine does too.

Each  morning after that I watched it grow trying to figure out what kind of flower it is, and am reminded each morning of the bond I have with Casper.

I woke a few days ago looking at the flower still trying to figure out what it is, it looked close to blooming. Later that afternoon, I walked into the kitchen and found that it did indeed bloom. Casper visited later that day and I made sure to show him how it bloomed, he of course was not as excited as I was. Two days later 1 more bloomed and it looks like another one is getting ready too. I believe it is a petunia, and it is very pretty.

So even though my present will not last as long as his mom's I will have something to look forward to every morning for as long as it lasts.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day's off

 I work any where from 3 to five days a week. The shifts are 7.5 to 8.5 hrs on my feet. I am a cashier.

The days I work, I usually wait until the last minute to get up to get ready to walk out the door. So I don't really do anything before work other then get myself ready for the day ahead of me.

Leave out the dog, the cat if he has been in during the night, or now sneaks in when my husband leaves the dog out in the wee hours of the morning, when he gets up for work. I eat breakfast (while sitting in front of the computer checking fb and things).
Then its a shower, unless I was smart enough to do it the night before, and in that case, trying to do something with my hair.
Then there's lunch, better to take from home then pay more at work to eat, I been trying hard to put that together the night before, but that doesn't always work.
In-between all that is finding clothes and getting dressed.
I try my best to remember not to walk out the door without a bottle of water, that I re-use. I hate forgetting and then having to buy a new one, I have so many of them floating around here.
Then if I was up early enough or it's not raining, I walk to work, if not I take a cab.

So get to work,work my shift and then a walk back (unless I get a ride from someone) home. Normally I do not get out of work til about 5, 6 at the latest.
So by the time I get back in the door its late. Now I have to figure out something for supper, because I'm not smart enough to do that the day before.  NO! Why would I want to do that then? Make things easier for my self? What fun is that!

But first, I kick off the shoes and head straight up to the computer, turn it on, bathroom break and then on the computer for about an hour winding down from the day. Back down stairs to get supper on, wash a few dishes, straighten up the kitchen ect. Then its sitting down with the hubby in front of the TV while eating and watching either a movie or the new or something Discovery channel.

It's about 7-8 by the time I'm done with all this. I want to relax for the rest of the night, watch my shows if any are on, or a movie hubby has found on tv, or back up to the computer for awhile.
There, I try to work on getting the word out that I have an Etsy shop and an Online Lingerie shop. Talk with family, mess around on farmville. Check my email, etc. Then its off to bed.
So the days I work, I don't get much accomplished.

Now to the days off. Unless I have decided to stay up really late the night before, which I have not been doing that much at all lately. I get up anywhere around 7-10 am. First thing I do.... put on the computer, head to the bathroom, then back to the computer for God knows how long. I don't usually get breakfast til about an hour to two after I have woken. Like right now, I woke at 9 and its almost 10:30 and I have not even been down stairs yet. Soon!
But thing is with a day off, you want it to be the day for you. To do what you want, and that's mostly to relax.
Whether it be in front of your computer, the tv, in bed or what ever you decide.
But unfortunately it can't always be like that. Cause there is laundry, dishes, vacuuming,etc. That's just the stuff inside. Outside there is shopping and now that its warm cutting the grass, when it snows, shoveling the walkways or what ever that domestic chore is that you have.

Today I wake up thinking, I want to get so much accomplished I don't want to waste the day away. I wanted to sleep longer then 9am but I made myself get up.

There are so many things I would like to do today. I would like to make something new to go up in my craft store. I want to start on my Mom's Mother's Day present, then there's helping my daughter clean her new apartment or pack before she has to move tomorrow. I want to take a few hours to visit a relative, get some cleaning and laundry done, figure out supper, get into the the garage to clean up for another garage sale.

I figure by the end of the day, what will have been accomplished will probably be, helping my daughter, possibly the visit, dinner will probably be left overs. Then spending some time with the hubby in the evening after he gets home from work. Maybe I will push myself out to go for a walk to the park, but doubtful.

So my intentions are always good thinking, on my day off. But I usually don't accomplish much cause I have so much I want to do, I get so overwhelmed  that I either get only a little done or nothing at all.

So much for it being called "a day OFF"! I really don't think there is such thing.