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I think I'm going to delete my journal. I hardly ever post in it, and although I do read, I rarely comment. Plus, I don't really feel comfortable talking about myself here because my life is so... hectic? right now. I guess I just feel that I don't really trust enough anymore to spill my deepest secrets online, y'know.

Let me know what you think, and if you'd try to stay in touch if I swore to respond to your emails at least once a week.

Current Location: my parents' house
Current Mood: cynicalcynical
Current Music: Angel by Sarah McLachlan
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So, for those of you who didn't know, I've recently started my own business selling Mary Kay Cosmetics. Well, last night we had an bring-your-husband event, and it was AMAZING, let me tell you. There were five self-made Mary Kay millionaires there, and listening to them tell their stories and give advice was just out of this world fantastic. It really got me excited again about a business that I was extremely excited about at first, but then the excitement had worn off a bit because everyone had been telling me what a stupid thing it was to do. Let me tell you, this is far from stupid.

There are people making MILLIONS of dollars doing this, and Mary Kay is a booming business!! It doesn't flounder in a bad economy, it only grows. So many people want jobs and financial security and independence, and Mary Kay offers that in a big way, if you're only willing to work hard. It's really very, very simple, even if it's not easy.

But, I digress. The point of this post was to make public a commitment I made last night to my Sales Director and my National Sales Director. By December 1st of this year, 2008, I will be a Director In Qualification, or DIQ. It won't be easy, but I know, know, know that I can do it!! However, I will need all the help I can get from my friends, and that's you!! (Please disregard this if you already have a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant.) If you're interested in knowing how you can help me - and it's not just "buying product", which is probably what you're thinking - reply to this post and ask me how you can help!!!

If I'm AWOL for a while it's because I'm working my business.

LOVE TO ALL!!
-Bex

Current Mood: excitedSO EXCITED AND ENERGIZED!!
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Meme, because it looks fun:

Pick up to three fandoms! It doesn't have to be television. (I don't hardly watch TV, so that should have been obvious.) And then I will say who from the fandom I would...

01. bake cupcakes for:
02. trust with the keys to my car:
03. put thumbtacks on their chair:
04. have a crush on:
05. pack up and leave if they moved next door:
06. vote for President:
07. pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
08. pair up:
09. vote off the island and into the volcano:
10. wheedle into fixing my MP3 player:


Fandoms: Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Transformers, Stephanie Plum, anything you can think of.

Current Mood: chipperchipper
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What should cheese go on, and what should cheese NOT go on?
Yes: Pasta
Pizza
Crackers
Tacos
Sandwiches
Popcorn
Soft Pretzels
Tomato Soup
Salad
French Fries
Apples
Burgers
Potatoes
Eggs

No:
Ice Cream
Stir Fry
Popsicles
PB & J
Beef Stew

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Oh, I'm so ready to explode!! Gah, help.

Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
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I have decided that I abhor the public school system... They are not teaching my daughter a damn thing. She is to "memorize" a list of "high frequency" words as homework. She does not need to know the phonetics involved or anything else. She simply needs to recognize the word on sight and be able to say it. That is not reading. That is just the same as knowing the difference between a picture of a blue square and a green circle.

She also does not need to know how to add, or the like. She only has to remember that 2+2=4, and that's that. She has this song that's supposed to help her learn about coins...

"The copper penny is one, the nickel is five, the tiny dime is ten, and the quarter is twenty-five."

(Let's set aside the fact that she was singing it as "the tiny dime is six", and has been for sometime because the class sings it as a group and the teacher doesn't pay that much attention to Josie.) The song could be a wonderful teaching tool. However, if you don't use it to help her be able to pick a coin out a box of coins and be able to say what it is and how much it's worth... In that case, the song is just that: a song. She might as well be singing "Mary Had A Little Lamb".

*groan* My daughter is going to fail kindergarten because we didn't know until six months into the school year that she was failing, and her teacher teaches nothing but memorization.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
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Hello, everyone!! I'm very sorry it has been so long since you've heard from me. I've been really busy, and I still don't have internet yet, so I have to update at either the library, or my parents' house. Blegh.

Anyway... On to business!!

Item one: I got a new job!!! I will be a teller at U.S. Bank, the Bridgeton branch. I start my training on June 18, so no more Crappy Applebee's. Hurray!!!

Item two: The kiddies are fantastic. Tom is crawling, sitting, pulling himself to stand, and becoming increasingly annoyed with jarred baby food. He likes real food... Josie is good. We have a psychiatrist evaluation for her (per the custody case) on June 12. She keeps telling us that she doesn't want to go when it's time to take her back to her mother's. Cassie's good too. Her third birthday is Saturday, so we're having a par-tay!! She said she wanted "a strawberry cake with blue icing". *scratches head* Okay...

Item three: Keith is doing wonderfully! He's in school right now, since the Union requires that he go twice a year. He says it's fun. I'm excited because he gets a raise after this. He'll be making almost $18 an hour. Also, the company he works for has contracted a subdivision, so he'll have work at least through the end of the summer.

Okay, now that all that is done... What else... Oh, yes. I need to pre-order HP7. Ladies, where are we going to get it at midnight? I need to know where to pre-order it from and what activities we are doing for the book, and also the fifth movie.

I guess that's all. I MISS YOU ALL!!!
*hugs and love from Bex and Tiny Tom*

Current Location: Mum's house
Current Mood: dorkydorky
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Hello, folks. I'm at the library again. I'd appreciate it if you could drop me a comment saying how you're doing, and what you've been up to (assuming you have the time), because I don't have enough time to sit here and read through entries, but I usually have enough time to check my mail. :-D I've been thinking of y'all.

Tom is doing great. He's growing so veryveryVERY fast and is already 12lbs, 8oz, roughly. He's eating cereal now too!!! He makes a mess, but he loves it.

Work is good. I work about 6 shifts a week, so I'm there a lot, but it's not too bad. I get along with my coworkers, and the guests usually aren't too bad. They don't always tip, but I'm getting back into the groove where most bullshit just slides off with minimal venting to the computer or soda machine.

I have a book that I'd like to recommend to all. It's called Stupid... and Contagious. It's hilarious, not too long, and great light reading.

Keith's all right. He's out of work and staying at home with the baby, so I think he's getting cabin fever, but he's... All right, I guess would be the best way to put it.

Anyway, my time is up. Love you all!!
*hugs and smooches*

Current Location: the library
Current Mood: infuriatedpissy
Current Music: none
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No, I still don't have internet. I'm on the library computer because I just have to rant.

Here's the set-up. Steve is my mother-in-law's husband. He owns the construction business that Keith has been working for. For the past few weeks, Steve has been telling Keith that he can't afford to pay him because he's in the hole and is trying to get out. Now. Sunday night, Steve calls Keith and tells him that he's disolving his business and there will be no more work, period. Yesterday, Mike, the other carpenter who works for Steve, calls Keith. He says that when Steve came in to work that morning - yes, Steve could miraculously afford to pay Mike, who makes more - well, Steve told Mike that he had laid Keith off for good.

That's right. Steve just royally fucked us in the ass and didn't even have the balls to tell Keith so. We thought that he just couldn't afford to pay Keith. But NOOO. And this is the slow time of the year for carpenters, so Keith won't be able to get another union job until spring. He's got his name on the unemployment list, I'm working again, and now we qualify for food stamps and temporary bill assistance, so we'll manage, but CAN YOU FUCKING BELIEVE THAT!!!

Keith told his mom, who knew about it the whole time, that she can come to our house to see the kids, but we're not going out there EVER and Steve isn't welcome at our house. EVER.

And on top of that, we can't cash Keith's last check because I think they closed the account, or, they took all the money out. GRARW!!!!!!!!

In other news, going to court Feb. 21 for the girls.

Current Location: library
Current Mood: bitchypissed
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Hm.

I am definitely not Abby, and I definitely do not leave myself logged into LiveJournal when said sister, notoriously addicted to the internet as we all know her to be, happens to be visiting.

Nope, definitely not.


NEXT MORNING EDIT: *lots of facepalming*

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