Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Lemonade

Peace and quiet.  I've earned it after a very hectic morning, and two late nights.  With the help of Yo Gabba Gabba, the best kids show since Barney (nick jr. can send me my check cause I'm about to do a commercial)  I love Yo Gabba Gabba, it offers me 20 minutes of quiet, of peace, of alone time.  My son loves it for all the reasons a 22 month old loves things.  It's bright, loud, and silly.  As a bonus it reinforces the colors and numbers I've been teaching my munchkin.  My husband and I must have about 20 episodes on the DVR.  My peace is usually over after 20 minutes, I actually have a physical reaction when DJ Lance Rock says "Yo!.. It's almost time to go!"  All the little characters say "Oh No" and so do all of the mommies and daddies.

Oh well, I'm off to have another cup of pink lemonade.  I have about a half gallon left over from an unsuccessful open house.  Life actually gave me lemons and I literally have been drinking lemonade : ).  I've had it hot with honey (very good), hot with a cinnamon candy cane melting inside (pretty good too), and ice cold with a lemon slice (very good, but more suited for summer).

My open house didn't go as planned, but I'm still pressing on! I completed another facial.  It went very well.  The more I do, the better I get.  I suppose that's a rule of life.  I still love selling Mary Kay.  I've promised myself I won't turn into the crazy Mary Kay lady that folks avoid, and so far I haven't.  I've had a lot of fun with friends and family, and I've made some new friends.   I especially love playing in my samples.  I feel like a little girl playing in mommy's make-up.

Well, until next time.

Live your dreams!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Facials and Fruit Cups

Brooooooooo!!!!!!!  That is my son's way of asking for a fruit cup.  I used to slice fresh fruit and steam veggies for him.  Now (with the birth of baby boy number 2) I opt for the not as healthy and very sweet fruit cups.  I told myself I was going to have kids with wonderful eating habits (better than mine at least). They would never or very rarely have sweets or take out.  Well my son loves some french fries and cake and cookies too!  What's a mom to do?

So, I'm preparing for my first dress rehearsal facial.  I've facialed two women pretty close to me.  I had on no make-up, was in sweat pants, and had an infant in my arms.  That is not the Mary Kay way, but this is my business, right?!  I call it dress rehearsal, because I will be facialing a friend who I normally wouldn't get dolled up for.   But I want to play the part.  So, after I put Mr. BROOOOOO to bed, I'll glam it up, head to toe, black pumps and all and head over to her house.  I hope to gain some experience without embarrassing myself in front of strangers.

I actually can't wait. Selling Mary Kay has added some fun to my life that was dangerously close to becoming completely about diapers and dinner.  I've made just a little extra cash and met some pretty cool women.  I've gotten out of the house on days when I probably would have stayed in doors, and I've started caring about the way I look again.  I have found my pretty place and I hope tonight I'll help someone else find hers too!