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Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017! I hope that this year brings us all a lot of good things.

We all work hard and try so hard, that we deserve to see good things come from all our efforts. I know my husband works hard to provide for his family, and I work hard to keep our home clean and comfortable. I spend a lot of time with our children and want to help them become responsible, caring, confident and successful adults.

I hope 2017 brings us all good things over the year. I saw this image and fell in love with the whole out with the old and in with the new year of 2017! Plain and simply!

goodbye 2016

Out With The Old, In With The New Year of 2017

Flowers For Christmas In England

Sending a holiday flower arrangement overseas wasn’t as difficult as I first imagined it would be. I have always sent my BFF flowers for Christmas and since she has moved to England I’ve been wondering how I was going to manage to keep that long standing tradition going. I managed to use the Internet to my advantage, once again, and found a way to send flowers uk style that isn’t going to cost me a fortune and I’m really pleased with myself right now.

She has always been a flower child, so to speak, her parents were genuine hippies of the 70’s, so she gets it honestly. So I don’t think she will need the paper work that will be included with the directions that they always send on how to keep your newly delivered flowers fresh looking by using the additives that they always supply the receivers of the new arrivals.

She is really happy over in England for various reasons. Learning about new species of plants and flowers has kept her busy in her free time over there. It wouldn’t surprise me if she eventually started her own florist over there at some point. Might as well make some money doing something that you enjoy right.

 

Liability Is A Huge Issue Today

Coming from a large family with a lot of siblings I have always wished that one of us had gone on to be some type of attorney. We have a plumber, an electrician, a heating/air condition specialist, a computer geek, a chief , a business marketing specialist, an engineer, a customer service representative, a mechanic, but not a lawyer one to be found.

Right now having an employment law practice in the family would certainly come in handy. So many of my relatives are taking a chance (while the economy is still in crisis) and opening up their own small businesses, so having someone to turn to for all the legal stuff that goes along with starting any type of business would certainly be an asset. I can’t even imagine all the in’s and out’s of what it takes to get a business up and running and to keep it in the black. Liability is such a huge deal these days, it just blows my mind.

A Drink and A Smoke

I never really thought about it much until I started to type this post about how many of my friends and family members enjoy getting cigarettes and liquor as gifts, guess it sounds a bit strange, but what ever floats your boat is what I’m known for saying. So with that being said I have been surfing the Internet to find discount liquor and discount cigarettes and I’m happy to say that I have been finding a good amount of both tonight.

I remember the first time I saw someone give someone a carton of cigarettes for Christmas. I thought it was the oddest gift ever, but considering how much a carton of cigarettes cost these days I can see where a smoker would certainly appreciate a whole carton of their favorite smokes as a gift.

And as for liquor, what well can I say. Who wouldn’t enjoy a bottle or two of a nice bottle of wine or what ever else they enjoy drinking, as long as they are over 21! This could make Christmas shopping a whole lot easier!

We Love Each and Every One of Our Pets

We are a home filled with animal lovers so of course our house is filled with a variety of animals. I am lucky in the fact that other family members actually do pitch in with all the work that it takes to take care of all of these critters. I remember the first dog that we got, my mother had a fit, swearing that I would be sorry, telling me that I would be the only one taking care of him. I am always happy to prove my mother wrong and this time it is no different.

The only real issue at this point is the inevitable stains that appear on my wall-to-wall carpet that is covering the majority of the floors in the upper level of the house. I used to rent a carpet cleaning machine every couple of months, what a pain in the rear that was, it was a great Christmas when I received my own carpet cleaning machine as a present.! T

he machine works real well but there are a few places that are really being stubborn so I took some time and looked online to find some carpet cleaning tips pet stains and was dismayed to find nothing that I had not all ready tried in the past to no avail.

But what I did find is a local company at The Steam Team that offers a solution that I had not heard or tried yet. After cleaning urine spots, you immediately blot until no more moisture comes up with a white terry cloth towel or plain white paper towels. Then you mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water and massage into the spot with a white terry cloth, do not rub. After flushing as much of the urine out as possible blot with dry cloths until the feel dry to the touch. And if you have a small extraction machine you should flush with clean water until the spot is totally removed. If that doesn’t work they suggest contacting them and have them come in and let the professionals do what they do best, which is exactly what I plan on doing after trying their solution tomorrow.