Tuesday, January 22, 2008

lia sophia pics

last week i took these pictures of some of my lia sophiajewelry for my husband's company, easypartyinvites.com. after a little contrast level boost and some cropping from luckyredhen...they turned out nice! (this is obviously before she worked her magic)

detroit weekend

over the weekend jase and i went to detroit with his brother, nick and his wife, miriam. we went to a lia sophia rally so that i could learn how to "raise the roof" on my business and also to promote jase's business...easypartyinvites.com. we had an amazing response and came back home super excited about it.

so, on fri. we spent the day talking to 700+ lia sophia advisors and some spouses. at about an hour into the day charity mentzer (my zone manager) came in to check us out and she was floored by what the boys had done. she sent her husband up to our booth and jase talked to him about what the company does (prints and mails lia sophia invitations-all automated). he was floored as well and asked jase if he would come and speak to all of the spouses at their meeting that night! so he did and what he said was..."my wife is totally unorganized and a procrastinator and i am the complete opposite. i am a minimalist. so, to keep her from having me write out party invitations, i came up with the idea to make it all automated."

i don't mind that he thinks these things...they are true. and one of these days my unorganizational skills will pay off with a housekeeper and a big house! and then i won't have needed to have been organized! right?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

where to begin?

ok. where should i begin? i am taking the plunge. my first post and i'm not quite sure what to say...hum. oh.i know....
my parents just got married! yep. they have been divorced from each other for 15 years and they just got remarried. back in the summer sometime i got a call from my dad letting me know that he had had a change of heart and that he knew it was time to forgive my mom for all that she had done. (it is a long list so we won't go there) he was having some health problems and she had come to be with him while he went through the worst. during this time they talked alot and decided that they still loved each other and that they were going to get remarried. weird. but, cool! i love them both and want them to each be happy together, or not.
so, the plans were to get married in Dec. on or around their original wedding anniversary but then plans changed to accommodate out of state children and a few other things. the plan was to wait until spring when all 7 kids and all 16 grand kids could be there to witness the blessed event. well, on Dec. 30th (the anniversary) i get a phone call from my mom. i asked about my grandma that was in the hospital with a possible broken hip and internal bleeding. the report was good. grandma was stable after 2 blood transfusions. i was relieved. i had no idea that the next thing to come out of her mouth was going to be " i have some news...your dad and i got married today."
LONG PAUSE................
"are you upset?"
"a little. shocked i guess....where? why? i thought we were all going to be there."
apparently no body knew. only the bishop and 2 witnesses were there. ugh! i couldn't believe it. i shouldn't have been surprised. my mom is notorious for this kind of stuff.
"so, i guess i better go we are gonna go start our honeymoon in about 15 minutes" she says.
"where are you going...?"
"just to grandma's house."
my dad lives with my feeble old grandma...she is in the hospital..... and they are gonna go do it at her house!
gross. "you are not 16 years old anymore... you are 60! ugh! bye."
my last comment didn't seem to phase her.
so, now they are married and i hope they live happily ever after.
i called her a few days later and apologized for my behavior but, she didn't seem to have been bothered by the way i reacted. the reception is on hold until june so that my brother and his family can come.