Share Your World – June 26, 2017

My response to Cee’s Share Your World challenge this week.

What goal are you working on now? 

Don’t really have specific goals that I’m working on right now.  I do need to start towards my next bulk order with MaryKay ($450 retail).  Another thing I’ve been sort of working on is figuring out my carreer path – I know that sounds kind of silly at my age but after all these years, I have no idea what I would both enjoy and be good at.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?
I guess either rafting or horseback riding – actually I don’t know about horseback riding, that I’d actually like to do again (only problem there is that I wouldn’t be able to walk afterwards).  I’m sure there’s other things but having trouble thinking of all the different things I’ve done in my life.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

Warning:  Mary Kay stuff ahead (if you don’t want to hear about my journey there, skip to the next question.

Becoming an Independent Beauty Consultant was something that seemed to have chosen me…  There were many reasons that it almost dind’t happen…

  • I almost didn’t put my name in the drawing for a pampering session.
  • The lady who would become my team leader got into car accident shortly after the event where I had put my name in the drawing.
  • I pushed off answering or returning her calls for the longest time.
  • When she approached me about joining her team I hemmed, hawwed, and hesitated.

She (my team leader) didn’t give up on me and even came up with a plan to help me earn my kit (since I didn’t have the money to buy it)-  I hosted a Facebook party with the idea that if could totally earn my kit I would seriously consider joining her team…  I earned that kit and following that (though it took a month or two) I was able to gather enough orders to go active.

Have you ever gotten lost?

Can’t say that I have actually been lost.   Turned around – yeah, you could say that but can’t say I’ve ever. been completely lost to were I had no idea where I was out or how to get out of being lost.

#WeeklySmile 78: June 28, 2017

Having a hard time thinking of things to put down that made me smile this week.  I’m not much of a smiler or laugher – No reason, it’s just how I am.  I may not always seem to be altogether there or with it but don’t let that fool you…  Often, I am paying more attention than you might think I am.  And just because I am not all smiles and laughter don’t think that I don’t have a sense of humor or that I’m not laughing or chuckling on the inside.  My personality seems to come across as serious, negative, pessimistic — I don’t do this intentionally it’s just how I naturally am.

So one thing that did make me smile is hearing that my son finished his Biology course yesterday (including taking the final).  He had actually missed the first couple days of the summer session, due to being at camp, AND he still finished early  – Today is the last day but since he finished yesterday, he does’t have to go in).

#WeekendCoffeeShare – June 25, 2017

Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday.  Have you all had a good weekend thus far?  Hope so.

It’s really heating up around these parts.  The middle part of last week had us at around 115 here in the Tucson area.  I took this photo of the temp inside my car (the windows had been rolled down a while when I took this) – gives and idea just how HOT it can get in there

Last week, I also did more baking of baked goods to take to our local firefighters.  We ended up getting some zucchini, bananas, apples, and carrots in our bountiful basket a Saturday ago so I made those into muffins.

My son continues to do quite well at the summer school thing he’s doing…  Did I mention he is taking Biology at summer school?  We wanted to try this new school out to see how it worked for our son so we decided to put him in summer school to see how he does and how he liked it….  It is basically a two week session 4 hours, 5 days a week.  He has already completed first semester Biology and is 1/2 way  through 2nd semester.  He has a very good chance of completing and earning a full year’s credit for that.  He would only need one more credit in science towards graduation which he could do his 10th grade year.  

I think he will do quite well here.  The school, not sure if I’ve mentioned any of this before, is an online based high-school  so kids work at their own pace.  At the same time, there are teachers there and small group classrooms for support.  There’s no passing periods, no lunchtime (other than a 15 minute break to eat), no recesses – all times that have been problematic for my son when it comes to being teased or bullied (Not being there when any of this happens, I can’t say which one applies to a given even or cirucumstance), which seems to lead to other problems because our son doesn’t handle that kind of stuff well and isn’t good at seeking help of others for those situations.

There is the slim possibility he could compete all the credits needed towards graduation by the end of his junior year (or close to it anyway).  Did some figuring – If he can get 6 credits in (which is what he did his freshman year)  both his sophmore and junior years and then get another credit each summer during the summer school session.  He would only have 1 credit left to be earned his senior year.  He could, feasibly, earn 2 credits in a summer but he would need to go to both summer sessions which would mean possibly missing out on summer camp – which I don’t really like the idea of.  We also don’t know how fast he will progress in certain courses like science & history (which are his strong subjects).

I’ve kind of gone on about my son and this new school thing, haven’t I – sorry about that.

I was set up, this last thursday, at the farm & art market again 

This time I had a canopy, thanks to  one of the vendors (and boyfriend of the coordinator) who put one together for me.  He’s charging me $25 but payable in chunks.  Since we weren’t charged an event cost -due to the excessive high heat there was concerns that it would be a slow evening – I applied the event fee towards the cost of the tent so I only have $10 left which I’ll pay off the beginning of next month.

I guess that’s pretty much it for this week.  Be sure and head on over to our host to see other Weekend Coffee Share posts from others and add your own in.