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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Okay Once More With Spirit...

Yea, if you read my myspace you know I posted the exact same thing over there, I'm just trying to make sure to meet my quotas for each company at the same time passing on some great products.



I'm going to try having an online party again...tonight. I'm thinking at about 6pm c.s.t. just hop on over to Jackie's Gifts and More and click on the chatroom (coffee cup on the left hand side of the page) enter there and I'll be including all 3 companies this time. Pink Ladybug Spa Essentials, Critter Snackz, and M & K Gifts Galore. I'll be doing a secret hostess for this event. What I'll do for everyone/anyone who shows up I'll put your name in a hat and have one of my kiddies draw it out and that person will be the hostess of this party.

Tonight is the last night to order from Pink Ladybug Spa Essentials in order to be sure have your products in time for Christmas. Everything but the home decor items are made by hand when ordered. The Secret Hostess winner will be eligible for all hostess rewards:


Pink Ladybug Spa Essentials:Click here to see products
15% in free merchandise; based on party sales
NO mininum sales amount
FREE 8 oz bottle of soy lotion
FREE 8 oz bottle of lotion and shower gel for each booking received & held
10% discount on all personal orders for 1 year from date of party/show.
1/2 price items starting at party sales of $125.00



Critter Snackz (click here to see products)
Critter Snackz does not really have a hostess program I know of just yet, but if chosen as a Secret Hostess I'll give you 10% off any Critter Snackz order you want to make for 30 days.



M & K Gifts Galore (click here to see products)
Again I couldn't find any hostess program info for this company. So if chosen as a Secret Hostess I'll give you 10% off any M & K Gifts Galore order you want to make for 30 days.

So just browse on over to
http://jackiesgiftsandmore.googlepages.com and click on the chatroom on the left hand side of the screen. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Well it goes like this...

...a priest, a monk, and a rabbi walk into a bar...oh, you've heard that one already. Lol, sorry. It's early and I'm not quite through my first cup of coffee yet. I just wanted to put something on here since it's been just over a week since my last post and I'm really, really trying to keep this blog active. I've not had a lot going on this past week really. Well, we've had something going on but I don't want to blog about it yet in fear of jinxing us and it not working out, again. So other then that one thing the only thing happening here is the usual stuff, teaching kids, housework and that's about it. Or at least I'm attempting housework, I'm a really bad housekeeper. It's not that I'm lazy or anything, and I really dislike messes. I think it's more of a feeling of being overwhelmed. When I do start cleaning I want to get it all done in one day and I want my house to look like a magazine (okay so the house we're in will never look like that, it's not that nice of a place but you get my drift). Well I'll do real good for an hour or so then look back and see that the kids, being kids, have gone through and decided the nice clean area that I just made was just perfect for them to drag all their matchbox cars into. Or in the case of my daughter her whatever she drags out (she's an odd duck she is, I'll have to do a post on her one of these days, lol). Well after looking back and seeing what they have all done I look a head and see how much more I have to do and yeah, makes me want to just sit down and give up for a bit till I get feeling like cleaning again. This just gets worse closer to moving we get, because then I have more and more to do.
My hubby helps when he can, most of the time when he's home he just wants to relax. Totally understandable, who wants to work 8 or more hours hard labor like he does and come home to work on the house. He does do his share of cleaning on the weekends though. The kids don't help much. They have chores they are suppose to do. Sometimes they do them, most likely bass-ackwards or partly but they are done, somewhat.
Well this has turned into a long and rambling post, I'm sorry. I know it most likely does not make any sense at all. Have a great day and blessed be.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Okay so not really. I like the look of snow but not the cold weather. The reason I decided that as a title for this post is because I had a dream last night that it was about 80 degrees one day and we went to bed and woke up and it was snowing. It cause my tomatoes that are still green to get mushy and the bottoms to turn black. Well I told my mom about this and she said it could happen. I was like not here. Also, in my dream, the snow was sticking. It was about 2 in thick and on the ground the bushes, trees and everything. Well if you know a little wee bit about weather you know there is no way that snow is going to stick on the ground if it was 80 degrees the day before. Its not likely it's gonna snow. Now I have seen it be 80s one week and 30s the next and then snow (that's Missouri Ozark weather for ya, don't see that much down here in Memphis).
But anywho, I decided to see if I could not find out what my dream meant and I found this site dreammoods.com and they have a dream dictionary and this is what I've come up with:
Snow
To see snow in your dream, signifies your inhibitions, repressed/unexpressed emotions and feelings of frigidity. You need to release and express these emotions and inhibitions. You may also be feeling indifferent, alone and neglected. If the snow is melting then it suggests that you are acknowledging and releasing those emotions you have repressed. You are overcoming your fears and obstacles.
To see dirty snow in your dream, refers to a loss in innocence, impurity and uncleanness. Some aspect of yourself or situation has been tainted.
To dream that you are watching the snow fall, represents a clean start and a fresh, new perspective. It is indicative of spiritual peace and tranquility.
To dream that you are playing in the snow, indicates that you need to set some time for fun and relaxation.
To dream that you find something in the snow, suggests that you are exploring and accessing your unused potential, abilities, and talents. You have uncovered some
hidden talent and ability within yourself. It may also indicate forgiving yourself or others.

I highlighted what I remember was going on in my dream.

Tomatoes
To see tomatoes in your dream, symbolizes domestic happiness and harmony.
To dream that you are eating tomatoes, foretells of good health.


Rotten
To dream that something is rotten, suggests that you are wasting away your potential. You have failed to make use of the opportunities that have come your way
Spoiled
To dream that food has spoiled, indicates that you are not taking care of your emotional needs.
Picture (I added this one because I was taking pictures of the snow while and after it was falling)
To see a picture in your dream, symbolizes a mental imprint that remains persistent in your mind. There may be permanence in your actions. Also consider the pun on "picture this" or "seeing the big picture" in a situation.
To dream that you are hanging a picture, represents acceptance or acknowledgement of the image that is depicted in the picture. You have come to an understanding or compromise regarding a situation.
To dream that you are taking a picture, suggests that you need to get a good understanding and gain more information on some issue. You need to focus more attention to some situation or relationship. Perhaps you feel that you need to recapture some past moments in a relationship.
To see a black and white picture in your dream, indicates that you need to consider opposing views/values. Alternatively, it may denote you need to add more color and pizazz to you life.
To see a blurry picture in your dream, suggests that your memory of the depicted event, incident, or people, is fading. Perhaps you need to let go of the past and stop holding on to what was and concentrate on what is. On the other hand, you are attempting to disguise a situation and refusing to see it as it really is. You need to learn acceptance.

Husband
To see your husband in your dream, signifies your relationship with your husband and the unconscious feelings you have towards him

Man
To see a man in your dream, denotes the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive. If the man is known to you, then the dream may reflect you feelings and concerns you have about him.
If you are a woman and dream that you are in the arms of a man, suggests that you are accepting and welcoming your stronger assertive personality . It may also highlight your desires to be in a relationship and your image of the ideal man.
To see an old man in your dream, represents wisdom or forgiveness.


OK so I think that is about all the main parts of my dream that I remember. I remember it snowing as the was the major thing about my dream. So according to this site I'm feeling alone, indifferent and neglected and have some inner emotions/inhibitions that need released. I may have domestic happiness and harmony but then again the tomatoes were bad so I guess there is something in the domestic area of my life that I need to start taking care of. A man, I think my husband, was in my dream. I feel like it was my husband, but am not sure because I remember talking to a man, but can't recall if it was my husband but that seems right. So maybe my dream is telling my that I need to work on the relationship with my husband and that it has to do with a domestic issue.
Well right before going to sleep last night I was upset because of all this house buying crap. I was and still feeling really discouraged and starting to lose interest in the whole damn thing. I was telling my husband that I did not know why we were going to talk to another lender and look at another house this week because we are not going to be able to get it. I told him we might was well face it and that we will never own a house. Basically my feelings are/were if we haven't gotten one by now we are not going to get one. I know this seems kinda extreme but it all sucks. If we do somehow accidentally end up getting a home then it will be great. But if this house doesn't work out then I'm not looking again, I'm not getting my hopes up again just to have them thrown down and stomped upon. Actually I'm not getting my hopes up on this house. I'm agreeing to go and look at it because we've already scheduled but I'm going look at it like you would look at a strangers house not a potential home. Because I know that we are not meant to be homeowners, it's becoming very obvious since we have yet to get one. We've been looking for going on 4 months now, I know some people look longer, but the market is saturated at the moment now, there are homes for sale that are reasonably priced everywhere. We were just stupid when we were younger so now we have bad credit. So because of that we will never be homeowners because I don't think you can ever get over the bad credit issue, no matter what lenders may say. And now I think I'll end there 'cause I'm upsetting myself again but it feels good to get this out and see my feeling wrote down. Sucks but so does life, right.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Okay how about a post thats not an advertisement

Sorry about all the advertisements lately. Really thats the only thing new going on around here lately. Now, I've just drawn a big 'o blank on what I was going to write here. So I guess I'll post all this nonsense just so I can waste anyone's time who decided to come here and read it.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Well that was a bust

No one showed up. I was in the chatroom for about an hour so I don't think I missed anyone. But that's okay I know that people have lives, work and other stuff to do. So I'm doing a little challenge kinda thing over on my myspace blog just head over to www.myspace.com/frejalee and read the blog titled Sorry you missed it and read about it there and play along if you like.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We're Having a Party, Ya'll.

Well it's an online party, but I'm hoping it turns out well. I'm doing an online party for Pink Ladybug Spa Essentials over at my lil 'ol website http://jackiesgiftsandmore.googlepages.com just click where it says chatroom on the left side, sign in and come on in. It's byob by the way (beverages and food just do not travel well through my computer, especially the beverages part). I'll try and supply the entertainment. It's just a short party, I'm only planning for 30 minutes. I figure we'll play one scavenger-type game in which I will be awarding a prize to the winner and I'll also have a couple door prizes to give away. If I'm lucky one of you few sweet people who read my lil blog will show up and maybe even want to buy something.
Well thats all for today, there's nothing exciting going on just yet in my lil corner of the word. I'll let you know when something does. Oh and the party is at 10 am (central time) on Friday October 12. Dress is as casual as ya wanna be (just don't let us know, lol).

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Maybe 4th time is the charm

Well the last house we were trying to buy fell through. We needed the bank that owned the house to change the contract a little so our lender would finance it and they wouldn't. So we had to back out of it. Yesterday we went to look at another place...it's nowhere as nice as the other house we were going to get. It's a bit of a fixer upper, but should not be too hard to do. It's a mobile home with two additions built on to it, 3 bedroom/ 2 bathrooms about 1600 sq ft on a lot that's almost an acre. It has two out buildings, a garage and another building that the previous tenants had used a ceramic shopped but may need to be torn down. Definitely nowhere as nice, but not awful either.
The place has a nice big front porch, the lot is set up nice and has lots of flowers. Hubby has already met the neighbor who lives across the street. A nice old man who is a retired pipefitter (leave it to my ironworking hubby to find someone who worked with metal). As we were leaving the neighbor was saying he hoped we got it because he would like us as neighbors, he even offered us his place if we didn't buy that one, lol. The neighbors next door have a bunch of red-headed boys just as wild as our kiddies and about the same ages it looked like so that may be nice. The property is in a good location a good price and in a great school district. So I'm crossing my fingers. I don't know how to take another let down, I swear. The first place we wanted we couldn't get financed because it was a trailer, the second place we wanted someone else got the day before we were going to make an offer and this last one was the third place we wanted. So now we are at number 4. Well Native Americans consider the number 4 as being a good number and we have 4 kids and I don't know now I'm just rambling, sorry.
As for my prior post on paperbackswap, well I've decided to give them the 'ol heave ho. They restored all of our accounts and said sorry but I've decided to go on to another site and closed my account with them. I'm using bookmooch.com now and so far I like it. I've already got like 4 books requested from me and 2 books on their way to me.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Book Swapping

Well I've been using Paperbackswap © for a while and this past week have been having a problem with them that has me now looking for another book swapping site. See my sisters and mom are/were also on the site and from time to time my mom would call me up saying she was having problems logging in or with her computer and needed me to go in and check a book as mailed or see if any had been picked. My sister had just set up an account and had problems setting it up and wanted me to go in and set it up for her just in case it was her computer. Well we figured that it wasn't her computer it was her address because another sister had been living with her for a time and had set up an account through paperbackswap using her address...well this sister has since moved to another state but the first sisters address is still shown as having an account so she set one up using her mil's address who lives just down the street from her.
Okay so we figured all was good now and went on our little ways and suddenly mom im's me says that she cannot log in to her account. Well I try to log in to her account and cannot get in, then I try to log in to mine and cannot get in. My sisters all say they cannot get into theirs either. So off I send an email to paperbackswap and they send one back saying I've opened multiple accounts and thats not permitted.
Wow wait a minute, I only have one account. I send them an email back saying this and that my family members are having trouble too, and they all only have one account all of our accounts are at different mailing addresses in 3 different states. Well they come back and say that I'm managing all these accounts from the same computer and that they know the computer usage and which computer is being used and all that. Well I know that every computer leaves its address with every website visited... but I still have a few problems with this, one its not just one computer my mom has a computer my sisters each have a computer and I have a computer, so that's at least 3 different computers being used. Plus my sisters have used a library computer at times when they were having problems with their internet service so that adds more computers in the mix. Now if we assume there are a minimum of 4 computers being used its going to be impossible for the all the accounts to be accessed by only one computer. Another problem I have with what they said is saying that I set up multiple accounts. Now, why in the world would I set up 4 accounts in 3 different states. I'm not going to be driving 200 or 1200 miles to get books from my mom's and sisters houses and why would I have books sent there and then pay postage for them to send them to me when I would be able to get books sent to me for free.
Another thing if they are going by one account per computer (I had thought it was one account per household), what are they doing to those who use library or college computers. In largers cities there could be dozens of accounts being accessed from one computer. Do they close all these accounts down as well? If they are going by on account per computer, then I could possibly have two accounts for my house as long as I had two different computers hooked to the internet and only accessed each account seperately per computer. Actually I could have any number of computers hooked up and then have a seperate account per each computer.
Well this whole thing is silly and I think Paperbackswap© needs to look at how they are doing things because this just isn't right. So now I'm looking for other bookswapping sites. I've narrowed it down to Bookmooch.com and Titletrader.com. I know I have a couple readers out there in internet world. Do you have any opinions on these two sites?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Happy Birthday My Son...a day early

My middle son turns 8 tomorrow. He's pretty much got his whole day planned out. Basically he wants to be in charge tomorrow, he wants everyone to do whatever he wants all day long. Right now I don't know what that will consist of, because he keeps changing his mind. I know what he wants for his birthday, fishing stuff. He's my little fisherman. He can stand on the bank of a river, creek, pond, lake, mud puddle or whatever all day and want to do it again the next day. It doesn't matter if he catches anything or not.
Usually he asks for tools, but he didn't this year. He's also my little mechanic wannabe. He has these old golf carts at his Granny and Papaw's house that he says he's going to turn into trucks. He likes to take things apart, but hasn't gotten around to the putting them back together part yet.
I think I'll get him a baseball mitt and ball and maybe a bat as well. He's been showing an interest in baseball lately and I want all the kids to have an interest or at least some knowledge of at least one sport. They don't have to play on a team if they don't want to. I would like for them to, but it's not necessary. I just want them to know how to play, just in case their friends want to play a game or for when they are all grown up and want to play with their own kids.
8 years old...actually if you ever met him you would think he's older. He's very mature for his age. He takes care of his younger brother without being asked to, just because it's something he's done his whole life. He argues like an older person, he usually has some good points behind his arguments. He thinks he can do anything (and will try to do anything and everything) whether or not his little body has the ability. He's like a runaway train, there is just no stopping him. He's so determined and once he starts down a path he's going to finish no matter what, and he's not going to let anything or anyone get in his way. Most likely he'll plow right through and get it done.
So happy birthday my son, I love you very much. Now that your another year older maybe we can take the next year slower. Your growing up so fast, I don't know how I'll keep up. I'll manage I suppose, just never change. I love you and your loving, ornery, teasing, bull-headed ways.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Just a Shameless Plug


Lol, it's Monday and early so I'm using the same title I used on my myspace blog. Oh well here it goes. I'm an independent consultant/ representative for Pink ladybug Spa Essentials

Today is the Grand Re-Opening of Pink Ladybug Spa Essentials. Visit our website and hop in to our chat room to win prizes, learn about our products and meet our reps. Every customer who orders today has a chance to win a basket of our products (a 50.00 value) and this week from today, October 1st, to October 7th our customers get a 20% discount off their total.Just browse on over to https://www.jackief.thinkpinkladybugspa.com and check it out.