It's the beginning of the year, and yet again I am about to post on my blog. I usually sit there and SWEAR that I'm going to commit to writing more and posting on a regular or semi-regular basis. But then there's this FaceBook thing that keeps getting in the way. Will I post more often? Maybe. Does anyone really care? Probably not. Can I keep asking myself questions only to vaguely answer them in the following sentence? Stay tuned!
Ah, the FaceBook thing. So easy and addictive. It's an amazing little creation that has helped me find people I never thought I'd hear from again. Funny how annoyed I get when their chat is slow and funky and pictures don't upload perfectly. So spoiled! It's also forced a few connections that I have politically accepted. Is that wrong? OK, I won't answer that one. But I love the stupid site and I love posting pictures of that awesome little boy of mine, which is why those pictures are all on FaceBook and not on the blog.
A little more reflection... I am a bit concerned about some of my friends being unemployed, and I'd love to do anything I can to help. Honestly. I've been through layoffs quite a bit and it's very painful and frustrating. I've also met and caught up with some great people this year who are in business for themselves, and I'd like to remind you over and over to support them when and if you can. We're all just trying to survive right now, ya know? So...
Pam de Jong was just let go from the same employer that dumped Katy in June. However, Pam has a few little side businesses that might be of interest. She put together a great little travel site in case you want to get away: http://www.LetsGoThatWay.com. She also does “those” parties, so check out http://passion.pammyjean.com.
Did I mention “those” parties? Amazing I know more than one person that does this, so if you're more of a slumber party girl than a passion party girl, enter Marne Lowell. She is a friend from way back in high school who lives about 3 miles from me RIGHT NOW yet I never see here – ever – not even at DazBog or slumming at Wal-Mart. Anyway, you can see her dirty stuff here: http://www.slumberpartiesbymarne.com.
Here's a segue for ya: need your carpet cleaned? Again, ironically, I know 2 carpet cleaners! Brian Moss and I used to jam together in high school, and he owns Castle Rock Carpet Care. Also, Scott Cox is the president of The Springs Carpet and Tile Care, and has cleaned our carpets before – in other words, he's not tied to the Springs. You can find Scott at http://www.thespringscarpet.com.
Michelle Peterson and I met through a mutual friend, and Michelle is a great person. Not only that, but she has an artistic flair that is pretty amazing! She makes jewelry and vases with glass, and you can see some of her stuff at http://www.avibranthue.com.
Hungry for a cupcake? Why not make it a gourmet cupcake made by one of my co-workers, Jenny Dumala? Jenny is very creative and makes awesome cupcakes, which I know from scarfing down. You can see her designs and contact her at http://www.perfectserendipity.com.
It may be early in the year, but it's late in the evening so I am going to call it. I am just scratching the surface here, so please don't be offended if I “missed” you. In fact, tell me if I missed you! Look, we're all just trying to get by and support ourselves and our families, or possibly just trying to follow a dream. Why not try to give each other a lift?