Monday, May 26, 2008

Momphabet Soup is Moving

I'm moving this site to its own domain soon. As soon as I can find a wordpress theme that I love.
Be back soon with more news.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tales of Woe, of Writing, and of Snoopy Sno Cone Machines

I'm sick. Sick of being sick is what I am! I am sick for the 4th time this year and I've had enough. This is clearly a sign of poor health and a sad immune system. This is a sign of a run down WAHM. Time to get healthy!

Anyway, I'm sick and am having a rough writing week with a non-paying client who's gotten on my very last nerve and clearly I want the world to feel sorry for me but popped in to share that writing work can sometimes bring you back to a place of wonder and innocence. An assignment tonight for a popcorn supply and machine company took me back to the Consumers Distributing Catalog in 1980 or 1981 in my mind when I was 8 or 9 and the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. I have to write two more keyword articles to finish this assignment and one of them is about commercial snow cone machines so in my research I happened upon:

I know Consumers Distributing isn't around anymore but when I was a kid it was a mail order place that was all over Canada and you walked in and placed an order from the catalogue. The catalogue from my house was dog eared in about 100 places and a few of the things I wanted but never got were the big Barbie doll head on the platform with the hair accessories and make-up and...the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.

It was nice to see it online and I really would love to buy one. Right now I need to go back to this head cold of mine and sharing my space with DH who is kind of wearing on my nerves at the moment because we're sitting back to back in the computer section of the dining room and he keeps BUMPING into me with his chair.

Ok nuff feeling sorry and enough memory lane. Back to work!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Disgusting Things, Discussing Things and Learning From Roadblocks

My 4 year old told me to "disgust" dinner with Daddy today and let him know if we can eat dinner at McDonald's. Well, it was discussed and we did find that it was a little disgusting.

Rough week.

Add to that, my dear sweet man dropping two contact lenses down the sink from two different pairs of 30-day lenses. The second time it happened, he turned the tap off immediately and figured out normally clogged sink would still have the contact lens sitting in the drain amongst the gunk we knew was in there. Surprisingly, it wasn't. Fast forward two hours later and loads of cuss words from his mouth and our sink is dismantled. There's a distinct smell of burning in the air and the bathroom and bedroom are suddenly trashed.

While he's been getting it sorted, the bathroom cupboard contents have been in large blue Ikea bags in my bedroom and we've had to brush our teeth in the kitchen. Kind of a disgusting week. The sink is fixed but not back together and I'm still putting some pieces of my business and life back together too.

I had a few disgusting things happen this week including being let down by a client promising to pay and the continuation of a long battle where a client found work I had a team member do contained a lot of copied work. It's been a challenging week.

Here I am, 12:53 on Friday night and I'm spent. I got through some rough challenges professionally and personally this week with a messy house to boot. Not that you really need to know the next TMI tidbit but to show you just how challenging the week was I also did an herbal colon cleanse in the middle of it that you won't want to know about. Let's just say that I spent several hours of each day in the bathroom that had no working sink and was a disastrous mess. I'll save further details of that experience for my alternative health blog.

All in all, let's just say I've removed a lot of toxicity from my life this week. Bad idea to fill myself with fast food tonight after all of that but I won't continue bad cycles with certain clients or team members and I will now go to bed feeling like I've made it through a rough time that will definitely teach me something.

Everything happens for a reason and if I don't get to earn from it, I do make sure I
learn from it.