Don’t just use plain shoe polish!

When Jed asked me to bring his nice dress leather shoes home and clean and polish them for him, I thought he was joking. But he was very serious. He loves to have his shoes polished! He loves it when he travels and goes through a transportation terminal and finds a shoe-shine stall where he can sit down and have his shoes polished. He told me that his father taught him that well-polished shoes will make you feel good about how you look, and he believes that to this very day!

Well, Jed is a dear friend, and he offered to pay me to do it for him, so what the heck? Why not humor the guy, make him feel good about himself and earn a little extra cash while I’m at it. So he gave me his shoes and some Saphir Renovateur (never heard of that before!) to bring home with me to use while polishing his shoes. He told me to go online and read the The Hanger Project – How to use Saphir Renovateur article that explains the many different uses for it. It sounds like a very versatile product!

I love to have dinner parties

The last dinner party I had was for New Years. It was great because we had the southern traditional dinner of blackeyed peas (they’re supposed to represent pennies), ham (which is supposed to be for health) and greens (which are supposed to represent money). Not many people knew about those traditions so it was a lot of fun in that I got to share a bit of southern tradition with them.

The next dinner party I have I’m going to use some of the great dinner party ideas I found online. They give you menu suggestions and also decoration suggestions too. There are some great ideas on there.

Do you eat healthy?

I try very hard to eat healthy every day. Some days it’s not that easy when it’s a super busy day though. Like sometimes at work if we have to work late, they’ll order out something and it’s not usually the best things if you know what I mean. I love Reds and Sweet Tender GreensTM. They are the best salads you can buy I think.

Not only are they good, they are really good for you. They have two new salads available but my favorite is Reds and Sweet Tender GreensTM.. You know how if your food looks good, it tastes better? Well this is really a pretty salad that’s also good for you.

They’re full of phytonutrients which in plain English means they are full of plant-based nutrients. These types of nutrients help to boost immunity and provide antioxidant protection. They also promote promote eye health too. 

This should be posted in every workplace and school

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent ‘s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

Are your bulbs coming up?

I just noticed this morning as I was leaving for work that my crocus are up and blooming. My daffodils are up about 4 inches too.  I thought that stupid groundhog said we were going to have 6 more weeks of winter. I think he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Maybe they will have 6 more weeks of winter in Pennsylvania but it sure doesn’t feel or look like it here. I hope we have seen the last of the really cold weather personally.