Sunday, July 29, 2018

Saturday 9 = Love Is All Around.

Love Is All Around

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

Saturday 9: Love Is All Around (1970)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a sitcom that originally aired from 1970 to 1977. Were you a fan?

  Yes, I enjoyed the show. I feel it was a little ahead of it's time, but overall was a good show. It reminded women that they were able to make it on their own.

2) The song tells us that Mary Richards can turn the world on with her smile. Yet the real-life Mary Tyler Moore said she was uncomfortable with her "wide mouth." If you could improve on one of your facial features, which would you choose? 

I have some issues with some teeth right now so I would say that I would improve my smile as well.

3) We also hear that Mary can "take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile." What do you think makes a day "a nothing day?"

A nothing day would be a day where I could sit on my porch and read all day with no interruptions.

4) Mary works in the newsroom at WJM. Her desk is neat as a pin. Are you neat? Or do you lean to the sloppy side?

I would say both. I prefer things to be organized and in place, but life's chaos makes that impossible at times.

5) Mary's best friend, Rhoda, worked as a window dresser at Hempel's department store. What department store did you most recently shop at? What did you buy?

The only store that I have been in lately was Wal-Mart and I don't consider that a department store.

6) Mary Richards lived in Minneapolis. What city is nearest to where you are right now?

Indianapolis, but I am traveling to Louisville, KY today with my daughter for a Pink Zebra reunion. If you don't know what Pink Zebra is, check out my site here

7) Originally the part of Mary Richards was written as a divorcee, but in 1970, there were no TV shows that centered around a divorced woman. Think about the women in your life. Are most of them married, divorced, single or widowed?

Most are married. I have a couple of friends that are single and my mom is a divorcee.

8) The MTM production company logo featured a mewing kitten. The cat was found in a Minneapolis shelter, and, after her sequence was shot, she was adopted by a crew member who named her Mimsie. What's the name of the last cat -- or dog or hamster or rabbit -- that you petted?

My dog Jazzy and my cat Prince were the last animals I petted. However, I also petted Snickers, my grand dolls pony and I petted Rambler, my horse.

9) Random question -- Would you rather have a job that kept you seated on your fanny or standing on your feet?
 Seated these days. I have worked many hours on my feet!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Zebras United

On Sunday morning, my daughter and I will be heading out to our Pink Zebra Reunion. For anyone that doesn't know, Pink Zebra is a home fragrance company that we both sell for. I would love to tell you more about it and share some samples with you if interested. You can send me a quick email here.

Anyway, we are headed to Louisville, KY and will be surrounded with many zeebs from across the United States and Canada. I am thrilled to finally be meeting my leader as I have been a part of her team for over 2 years and never had the opportunity to meet her. I am also excited to meet Tom and Kelly, the founders of the company. It should be encouraging and confidence building to say the least.

I am hoping to come home with so many new ideas to share with my team and ways to encourage them to sell more and earn more. After all, we all love the products so sharing is really no issue. I am thrilled to be attending this event!!

 I am hoping to make a trip to wherever the incentive trip is next year as well. I know it will be someplace exciting and one huge party! I am thrilled to be a part of a company that truly cares about their consultants and team members. My goal for my business is that I become a manager next and then keep going from there.

I will share more when I get home!!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Tragedy In Branson - Duck Boat Tour Boat Sinks

  The weather in Branson Missouri was beautiful on Thursday morning, but the day suddenly turned tragic when a storm rolled in quickly and caused a Duck Boat tour boat to sink on Table Rock lake. Seventeen people, including a family of 9, were killed when the boat sank. Officials have not identified those killed yet, except for the driver of the boat, Robert Williams. Authorities are saying the deceased ranged in age from 1 to 70.

  Duck boats are amphibious vehicles that can travel both land and sea. The tours are very common in Branson and Wisconsin Dells as well as other tourists towns that are located near water sources large enough for them to promote tours on.  Tourists are taken on a Duck Boat that travels along the road in Branson and then taken by ramp into the water. While we were vacationing there in April, we were thinking that the next time we traveled to Branson we would take a tour, but I am still somewhat scared of water so I was not sure if I truly wanted to do it. The idea of driving into water did not seem to be an idea that I was thrilled with.

   It seems that the boat was in the water along with another Duck Boat tour boat making its' way back to the ramp when suddenly the winds picked up and suddenly began thrashing the boat around making it suddenly take on water and sink in 40 foot of water. Before landing upright the boat was in water 80 foot deep. Reports are that people were stuck under the canopy of the boat until a crew member got it raised. My heart breaks as I can't imagine the fears that the parents and grandparents of children on the boat must have felt. The boats had life jackets on them, but it is not law that they are worn during the tours. That is certainly a change that needs to be made following this tragic accident.

  Table Rock Lake is absolutely breathtaking with it's views and we have stayed at a hotel on the lake. I can't imagine that such a tragedy could take place there. My heart simply breaks for the families involved. I am sure that many were on vacation and simply out for a day of fun that suddenly turned to tragedy and heartbreak. If you pray, please remember them in your prayers today!!!

This particular duck boat tour is in Washington state.

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