#WeekendCoffeeShare – October 22, 2017


Hi everyone.  Welcome, and good morning.  My apologies to everyone.  I am already on to my second cup of the morning but hope you’ll come in and join me for a virtual cup.  The Weekend Coffee Share is now being hosted by Eclectic Alli.  I’m using “Frosted Sugar Cookie” creamer by International Delight in my coffee but I also have plain half-half & sugar (both stevia & Florida Crystals), or black if you’d rather.

Yesterday was kind of an exciting day.  The Citizen Police Academy I’ve been taking was out on the driving track doing mock pursuits.  Last time I took the class I had chickened out of driving (opting, instead, to ride w/ one of the officers who was playing back up in that situation) and had hoped that this time would be better – that I wouldn’t chicken out on the driving part.  I did partner up with another member of the class riding in the passenger seat working the radio while she drove.  I learned that I pretty much suck at improving locations and status but, except for playing things back in my mind  and seeing how I could have done things different/better, it was kind of fun.  On the one hand I am I am kind of pissed at myself for again not taking the opportunity to be a driver.  At the same time, I would have liked there to be an opportunity, for those who wanted to, to simply drive the course lights & sirens as fast as they were comfortable doing without the added pressure of trying to do a mock pursuit at the same time as trying to navigate an unknown course at high speeds.  What can I say,  I’m not a risk taker and hate surprises (don’t get me started on how feel about surprise parties).  Something for me to put down on the feedback/evaluation sheets for that particular part of the class.

By the way, this is how a professional driver handles the course:


The novices of the class, well let’s just say a few cones were taken out – LOL. No doubt, if I had been brave enough to give driving a try under the circumstances given I would have taken out more than a few.

I will say that if any of the local police agencies in your area offer some sort of Citizen Police Academy, that you take the opportunity to enroll in the course.  You will, of. course, have to go through a background check before being allowed to take the course.

In other news, my son helped out with an Eagle Project yesterday morning and then came home for a bit before heading over to his grandma’s to gon on their annual biking camp out.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week.  Stay tuned to Eclectic Alli, and hopefully you’ll be joining us on the next Weekend Coffee Share.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sunday October 15, 2017

Hello everyone.  Hope your Sunday is starting off well.  Won’t you join me for a quick cup of coffee (or, if coffee isn’t your thing, anything else that strikes your fancy.

Originally, the Weeken Coffee Share was created by Diana over at Part Time Monster (as it turns out her blog is now protected so it looks like you have to request an invite to view her blog).  So now it appears that Eclectic Ali is our host for the Weekend Coffee Share (at least for this week).

During my down times, I’ve been watching episodes of The Next Foodnetwork Star on Hulu; In fact I’m actually watching it right now as I write up my weekendcoffee share post for this week.  Some of my favorite shows to watch are cooking competition shows, shows like Master Chef (and Master Chef Junior), Chopped, Cut Throat Kitchen, even Hells Kitchen.  I can’t explain it but there’s something about Hells Kitchen, and Gordon Ramsay (I hope I’m spelling the last name correctly),  that draws me in and captivates me, making me to want to see more and find out what happens next…  It’s one of those shows that has you cringing at what happens and yet you can’t look away, can’t change that proverbial channel.

When it’s not cooking shows,  I go for shows that are related to the world of Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement stuff I’m passionate about.  Lately, the “Chicago” series has been my favorites – Shows like Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and (to some degree) Chicago PD.

So do you have a favorite type of show to watch?  What is it?

I believe the Weekend Coffee Share is closed for this weekend but here is the link to see some Coffee Share posts from this weekend.  Also hoping you’ll join in next weekend for the next Weekend Coffee Share.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – October 08, 2017

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend thus far and that you have an awesome week planned ahead.

The highlight for me, this weekend, was going to the National Night Out here in Marana… The quality of my video isn’t the greatest but this a part of ofe of the demonstrations done during the night.​​​

​Heading off, soon, to go to a Sukkah event.  For those of you who don’t know, Sukkot is kind of like the christian holiday tabernacles.  During the 8 days of Sukkot we are suppose to eat at least one meal each day in the sukkah (or at least try to).  A Sukkah could be likened to a tent of sorts (o at least that’s the best way I can think to describe).


Photo Credit: schechternetwork

Wishing everyone a great week.

#WeekendCoffeeShare- Sunday Septembe 24, 2017

Sorry to say I’ve been MIA for sometime (or so it seems anyway).  To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where I left you guys last in terms of what’s been going on.  I guess I could go back and look, couldn’t I….Ohhh woww,  has it really been a month…  So it seems I’ve already told you about my newest direct sales ventue – Jewelscent/Gemstra.   I’m probalby going to shoot myself in the foot and really show my ignorance here, but I’m not 100% sure of the details regarding jewelscent vs gemstra.  Best I can understand, Gemstra is the like the ‘umbrella’ company(??) underwhich Jewelscent is one of the things offered – something like that, I guess.  There is also things like Bungalow 21, Janice Collection, Measurable Difference, and Legacy Designs.  

If you’d like to check out my Gemstra Boutique, you can do so here.  I also have a Jewelscent Party going on here (this one is in support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (www.firehero.org).  Eversince I was a little girl, I’ve always considered firefighters, rescue workers, police officers, and those in the military to be my heroes (though they often don’t see themselves as such and just consider they are doing their job). I hope you’ll check out my virtual party link, sign the guestbook, and perhaps consider ordering something for yourself (or as a gift) and help me give back to these wonderful people who do so much for us….  ok shameless sales plug over…  I am excited about opening my new jewelscent candle later.  

I just got this on Friday and, as you can see, I haven’t even opened it yet.  I’ll be opening it later and doing a live showing on my VIP group on facebook…  I’ll also share the video on my facebook page (Tena’s Jewelscent).

In other news (yes, there are other things going on in my life besides just Jewelscent and Mary Kay) I am super proud of my son for being named the webmaster for his troop. He was needing a position as part of earning his Life Rank (which he is currently working on) and this is a perfect thing for him to be doing.  Life rank is the final rank to be earned before  the scout starts to work on the final (coveted) Eagle Rank which, a while back, my son expressed a desire to earn.


Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.  Hopefully I’ll be back next week and, who knows, maybe I’ll share a quick ring reveal.  Looking forward to hearing how things are going for you and what plans (exciting or not) you have in store.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sunday August 28, 2017

**Dang Auto correct.  I was trying to type August and it put in April for me (Didn’ realize till after I had posted).**

Good morning everyone.  I’m really not doing well with the coffee shares the past couple weeks, am I.  Last week I think I completely missed it all together and this week. I’m running behind.  Shoot, I imagine the linkup is probably closed by now 🙁

Ohhh my gosh, where are my manners…  Come on in and joint me.  We’re having Sprouts Farmers’s Market’s Super Dark coffee.  It’s actually my hubby’s coffee but I ran out of mine and didn’t want to grind more (call me lazy) so we’re having his.

So, one piece of big news for me….  You all know I do Mary Kay, right??  Well I just sign on to be a Jewelscent sales rep (??). I think that’s what it’s called.    Actually it’s now Gemstra.  If I’m getting my facts straight here, Gemstra is like the umbrella company (?) Something like that) that has partnered with several manufacturers(?)  – Jewelscent being one of them.  So now,  besides the jewelscent that most are familiar with there are other products available.  Been spending some time getting things set up for my new Gemstra business including a FB page – Tena’s Jewelscent, as well as my boutique –  www.gemstra.com/tenacarr  Been doing most of my work on the boutique on my tablet (which isn’t the easiest thing to do, LOL.  I also have a launch party going ton – Tena’s Launch Party.   And, of course, there’s still the Mary Kay stuff.  Like my FB Page – TenaCarrMKIBC,  ohhh and my personal website for Mary Kay (actually nothing for me to do there but make sure settings are what i want.  Mary Kay does the rest).

So what else can I tell you about?!?, because I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear me going on about my businesses.  Heck, I imagine some of you are running away right now thinking that I’m gonna be one of those pushy types that never shuts up about her business.  I promise I’ll try not to be like that cuz that’s not who I am.  I’m not a gung-ho sales person who doesnt’ take no for an answer. 

Was on Facebook Live with Tucson News Now this morning.  So much sadness with Hurricane Harvey and the Riots in Douglas at the Corrections Facility (I guess it’s being called a public disturbance – ?? – something like that), as well as other pieces of sad news.  My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  I don’t have a way to watch news so most of what I get is through FB and Twitter feeds (and yes I’m referring to legitimate feeds by news, police, government agencies, etc)…  From what I understand it went quickly from a Cat 1 to a Cat 3 or Cat 4 (Was thinking I saw Cat 4 but latest stuff I saw said something about Cat 3, so I’m not sure).  Also in my thoughts & prayers are the volunteers and First Responders going to the aid of those affected.

I guess that’s pretty much it.  I should up shut up and let you all get a word in edge-wise.  What’s been going on with you guys? How did last week go for you?  How was your weekend?  Any exciting plans for the week ahead?

Plans are to be back next week (hopefully on time, LOL) but hey you know that old saying – “Best laid plans of mice and men” (something like that).

OK, well, good day to you all and have a great week.  Catch you later.


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