Category Archives: Family

Yamaha Audio Mixers

It seems that you can purchase a nice yamaha audio mixer for anywhere from a hundred fifty dollars all the way up to a grand. Musician’s Friend gives you the opportunity to purchase new or used items. Another way to save money is to take advantage of their overstocking and sometimes if a box was just opened, for no apparent reason, they will provide you with another discount as well.

I love the fact that they have free shipping, which is the only way to buy online as far as I’m concerned. Gone are the days of paying more for the shipping and handling than the items is worth are gone forever. I have already purchased a few items online for this up and coming Christmas. Having a hard time trying to scrounge up some holiday cheer! Especially when it is still in the 80’s and 90’s during the day and don’t get me started with the humidity!

helps keep dust off as well

Keeping It Under Cover

Our Last Summer Camping Trip Together

It makes me really sad that my kids are all going to be going off to college this year. Our older two will be returning to college, but our youngest is starting her first year. Well, this summer has been really special for me because of that and I’m planning a big camping trip for our family before they all have to go back to school.

We used to go camping pretty often when the kids were smaller, but in the past few years we haven’t had as many opportunities to go as in years past.

I won’t be forgetting any of the ample supplies that I’ve bought to make lots and lots of smores while we’re there. I think that I’ll have even more fun though since I looked up all of these camping tips that I’m going to make sure and apply to our big trip.

Flowers For Noreen

My oldest sister Noreen was a very important role model for me when I was growing up. Since our mother had to work outside of the home, Noreen really was basically more of a mother to me than our real mother. Back in those days, most mothers stayed at home, but since our parents divorced our mother had to go out into the work force in order to support us three girls until she remarried many years later.

Both of my sisters were several years older than I and I was always so very jealous of them and couldn’t wait until I was old enough to do all the things that they were able and allowed to do. As soon as Noreen turned 16 she got her driver’s license and shortly after she managed to land a job at a local flower shop which she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at. I used to love going into that flower shop with her on her day off, she would take me into the back part of the shop and show me around, making me feel very special since most people were not allowed to go into the back room, of course unless they worked there or a delivery person. I always thought that I would one day be working there along side of my sister, but life had other plans for us back then.

Ever since then I have had a soft spot in my heart for flower shops. A lot of people can’t stand going into a flower store because of the strong aroma from all of the flowers, they say that it reminds them of a funeral home, but that doesn’t bother me. I could spend a couple of hours in one gazing at all of the varieties of flowers and plants that are available these days and seeing all the beautiful arrangements that they make up for sale.

I haven’t been into a flower store in so very long. With the Internet bringing most things right to our finger tips we can stay at home and take care of most tasks such as ordering flowers. I really enjoy what Etobicoke Flower delivery has to offer on their website and have bookmarked their site for the next time I need to send flowers to someone. Maybe I’ll send Noreen some flowers for her birthday next year, I know she will appreciate a nice arrangement that was picked out by me with her in mind. Not everyone appreciates a nice floral arrangement these days but she still does, I’m sure of that.

Keeping Busy

Saw a note on a parenting board about wanting ideas for keeping a 4 year old busy during the day. I know a lot of people send their child to preschool or an organized Parent’s Day Out, but  lot of people do just stay at home most days.

I love small children and have never had a problem finding things to do during the day and keeping busy. But some people do not relate well to younger children and they struggle with communicating at a 4 year old’s level.

A Checklist App for Real Estate Agents

It’s too bad that they didn’t have the high technology stuff out back in the day that my mother was in the real estate business. But after the economy crashed back in 2008 she said good-bye to real estate and hello to retirement. One of her former co workers came over last night and was showing her a real estate app that helps folks in the real estate field, one that provides you with real estate check lists that are so important in this business.

These are tasks written by real estate agents made specifically for today’s real estate agents all across the country. If you know anyone in the real estate business I would encourage you to pass this info along.

scheduled tasks

The right tasks at the right time