Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How much does it cost? FREE

Everyone loves Free.  I shop online a lot and look for #freeshipping always.  I usually find it, and if not I will then search for coupons to give me off at least as much as the shipping would charge.  I also love free items.  Do you?

Well, now for a short period of time (Expires August 31, 2016) I will be giving away free samples of Avon. (US only) How do I do this?  In one simple step...all you have to do is register on my Avon website.  There is absolutely no requirement to purchase anything on my site.  But you must register, and fill out the form so that I know where to send the samples.  That is all there is to it.  Now who doesn't like FREE....just follow the instructions below.....AND if you would like to receive a Catalog from me (to be sent out with my next mailing), please comment CATALOG YES ....  I will get your address info from the registration form you fill out and send one.

Have a great day and remember #FREE (no strings attached) Please read instructions below carefully -
free samples
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Sunday, August 21, 2016


The other day while I was going over orders from my Avon customers, I noticed a Direct Delivery order (that's an order someone places online, to be shipped directly to their address)....and saw that my customer had moved.  She didn't move very far - across the bridge...about 30 minutes away (on a non-traffic day, ha ha) but then I realized I was sending her brochures to the local address near my house.

After contacting her to verify, I immediately changed her address in my computer.  It then got me thinking about "moving".  I know people who have moved 4-5 times in their lifetime and then there are people who have lived in the same house all their lives.  My in-laws for instance.  MIL grew up in the house she lived in, married and stayed there and passed away there.  I on the other hand have lived in two counties and 7 neighborhoods....I lived in 3 neighborhoods when I was single and when I married we moved 4 times.

I wonder if there are any others who have stayed in one house?  It was common years ago especially when members of the same family all lived on the same block....but today with traveling as easy as ever, people tend to move away more often - because of jobs, because of disasters, because of climate, because of needing larger houses.

How many times have you moved?  Why?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Word of the Week: Kith

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary:

Definition: Familiar friends, neighbors or relatives.

Kith has had many meanings over the years. In its earliest uses it referred to knowledge of something, but that meaning died out in the 1400s. Another sense, "one's native land," had come and gone by the early 1500s. The sense "friends, fellow countrymen, or neighbors" developed before the 12th century and was sometimes used as a synonym of kinsfolk. That last sense got kithinto hot water after people began using the word in the alliterative phrase "kith and kin." Over the years, usage commentators have complained that kithmeans the same thing as kin, so "kith and kin" is redundant. Clearly, they have overlooked some other historical definitions, but if you want to avoid redundancy charges, be sure to include friends as well as relatives among your "kith and kin."

Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Jake Wolfe Novel

Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Jake Wolfe Novel Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Jake Wolfe Novel by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Action Suspense. Drama

Every time I thought I knew what was happening this book threw me a curve and added more surprises. Jake Wolfe keeps the story moving with his feats of bravery and love of country. He is a war veteran who goes after The Artist who is assassinating wealthy lawyers. This story not only involves the SFPD but also the FBI. Even Jake's dog gets involved. I particularly loved the way the author made it seem like the dog also had a say in this story. Up to the end of the book it keeps you in surprise mode. Looking forward to Book #2.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's soooo hot

The weather here in NY has been unbearable.  I hate being in the house but also the air quality is not the best.  So I make small trips and find myself going into air conditioned stores and the car and restaurants.  Last week we had our annual block this heat.  No problem, had plenty of help and finally had the time to sit outside, under the canopy, and talk with friends, family and neighbors.

The kids were running around and going into the water slide, keeping cool.  The rest of us were trying to drink to keep hydrated....except me.  Sometime later I got up to go to the bathroom and made it as far as the steps of my house..the block spun around.  Both my daughters-in-law came to my rescue with bottles of water - after drinking 5 of them....I was able to get up off the stairs and see straight.  I have never felt that way before and have realized how dehydration is so scary and dangerous.

I now carry a bottle of water careful out there.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Word of the Week: Misanthrope

Definition: a person who hates or mistrusts humankind.....

When I first came along this word my first thought was of all the bombings and killings going on all over the world.  People who hate people and find the need to kill innocent human beings.  It is a word that I would use to describe these kinds of people.

But after looking into the meaning of this per Merriam Webster Dictionary

The word misanthrope is human to the core—literally. One of its parents is the Greek noun anthrōpos, meaning "human being." Its other parent is the Greek verb misein, meaning "to hate." Misein also gave English misogamy ("a hatred of marriage"), misogyny ("hatred of women"), misology ("a hatred of argument, reasoning, or enlightenment"), and misoneism ("a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change"). Anthrōpos also joined forces with phil- (a combining form meaning "loving") to form the Greek ancestor of philanthropy ("active effort to help other people"). We also find anthrōpos when we delve into the foundations of the word anthropology.

and an example: 
"Many feared that we would become asocial creatures, misanthropes who would rather hide behind the safety of a screen than face the intimacy of a spoken conversation."
— Jenna Wortham, The New York Times, 22 May 2016

I have come to realize that it is more suitable for someone who is asocial and would rather be a wall flower and not communicate with others - but then again these are also people who keep things inside of them and let the hatred grow until it has no more room to grow and finally explodes - so does the word describe both the wallflower and the psychopath?  What do you think?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Make your own hours; work where you want; when you want; earn all you want.  And right now you can join for only $15.00 (price due to go up in September)

Do you have an openness to make money?  If you join my team, you will get your own online store, you can make as much as $1000 over the next 90 days, enjoy flexible time....I work a full time day job and sell my Avon at night and weekends....without leaving my home.  Plus I will be your Team Leader and will answer any questions you may have, and help in any way I can.

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That's how easy it is....

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Review: An Innocent Client

An Innocent Client An Innocent Client by Scott Pratt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All Joe Dillard ever wanted was to defend an innocent client. But when a preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room and a young girl is accused he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. Joe already has his hands full with a drug addicted sister and a mother with Alzheimer's, but Joe's commitment to the case never wavers despite his personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him.

I found this book fast paced and full of a few surprises. Joe Dillard keeps sane among the various threads that keep unraveling around him. Up to the end the surprises come along with the way he handles cases....looking for that innocent client. Definitely going to read #2 in this series....

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