Monday, March 25, 2013

Cleaning 101-Vinegar

Cleaning all natural is something I’ve been doing some mucho research in. It’s something that really interests me. I’ve had many health issues, and this is one thing I can change to help benefit myself and those around me.
I started out simple. vinegar and water. I started to clean my kitchen and bathroom with the most basic, easiest, effective cleaner there is. Add a little baking soda to the mix and you get a nice foaming scrub. Easy. Does it smell like vinegar? Of course it does…… for a couple minutes at the most until the vinegar dries.
If the smell of vinegar really bothers you, there are a few other things you can try. This idea I found on Pinterest. Seriously, who doesn’t love Pinterest?!
Orange Vinegar
orange vinegar
Basically you put vinegar into a Ball Jar (any jar with a sealed lid will work, but I love Ball jars!) Peel 3-4 oranges (eat the yummy insides) but save the rinds and put in the Ball Jar. Then cover the orange rinds with vinegar, seal and let sit for about 2 weeks. Voila! You will then have a nice orange scented vinegar! Put into a spray bottle (with some water if desired) and get cleaning! My vinegar has about another week to sit and I can’t wait to use it. I’ll review it then!

Sunday = Friday

Welcome to my world of retail. Today is Sunday, but it’s really my Friday to those of you who work “normal” 9-5 jobs. I’ve been “lucky” to have a fairly set schedule while working retail.
Current Job:
Select Comfort (Sleep Number)
Yes, I sell beds. I feel so silly telling that to people when they ask, but at other times I don’t. I just go back and look at the $$ amount we entered into our taxes this year of total salary for last year- it was a real nice number. A bonus of working retail/sales/commission. Oh, that just happens to be the downfall also. Commission. As much good as it does, its just as bad.
Previous Job:
CT Corporation (Wolters Kluwer)
Don’t ask what the company does. It actually does a variety of things. Ok, you asked (I can read minds, didn’t you know?!)
I worked in the Corporate Legal Services side of the business, in a Telesales office. No, not TELEMARKETING as my mom as convinced the first year I worked there, but Telesales. All sales were done via telephone. Our life was to be on the telephone.
I started out there as a mere peon with 2 other gals my age who both went to real big colleges and just graduated. We all were looking for that foot in the door and experience in the Corporate world, so here we met. The first year as a “Marketing Rep” aka Customer Service/office bitch was kind of a joke. A new position they didn’t know where they were going with. Then a light went off. Wow, these girls are smart and can handle more work so lets give them more work and see what happens. Well….it happened and happened well that our 3 person team turned into 8 ish in a year or so. Job titles, changed, responsibilities changed, crap pay stay the same.
Fast forward 3 years in that craptastic position, I moved up in the world. The office was expanding rapidly and I finally found a new position for me- Applications Trainer. The company was about to release a new website for the company which was a huge deal and we added 2 trainers in our office to do just that- train/help customers on the website. It was great (at most times) for the next 2 years. I never thought I’d leave that job. Ton’s of vacation, decent hours, etc. Then things were changing…. shit started to roll downhill faster and faster each day. Then I got sick (we’ll talk about that later) which made it even worse on me. Next thing I knew, nervous and teary eyed, I handed in my resignation letter.
Current Day:
Sunday night
Applying for new jobs! I just sent my resume into a handful of places, mostly Customer Service positions. I need to get out of retail. I need the structure of a M-F, 9-5 job again. I did find a few I think I’d be qualified for and a few I’d really like to talk to them more about. *fingers crossed* I get at least a call or email back!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Happy Spring?

Happy Spring…Snow? uh?
What is wrong with this picture?

The top part of this picture, we are celebrating the first day of Spring! Uh, but what’s that below in the second half of the picture? What is all that white stuff?
On the last day of Winter, 2012, Mother Nature decided we in the Northeast needed to be punished for some reason? Maybe because of certain groundhog we know as Punxsutawney Phil?!


And to make things even stranger, check out what the weather was like this time last year?!


This was the forecast for this week, 2012……… real funny Mother Nature, really funny.

Living Fabu * Living Lousy

A little about me and blogging
This has to be the 5th blog I’ve started over the years? Ok, who am I kidding, there had to be more. I never liked the name of the blog or I never liked my layout or did not know exactly what I wanted to write about or I was too distracted reading other blogs to write my own. I get distracted kind of easily….
I’m not really sure what I was looking up the other day, but it had the word “fabulousy” in the title. As I was looking at that word, it broke apart in my head to 2 words: Fabu and Lousy. Ohhhh I think I can work with this!


What is FABU?

FABU is "Fabulous"


FABU Definition / FABU Means

The definition of FABU is "Fabulous"


The Meaning of FABU

FABU means "Fabulous"



What is Lousy?

adj lousier, lousiest 1. Slang very mean or unpleasant a lousy thing to do 2. Slang inferior or bad this is a lousy film 3. infested with lice (uh?!!) 4. (foll by with) Slang a. provided with an excessive amount (of) he's lousy with money b. full of or teeming with Source

Wow! I never expected to see #3 in there. *itching head*

I decided that many things in my life, things I’d like to write about and share with others could fall into these 2 categories. I could have some fun with this!
So here I am again. I hope for good this time. And I promise if I do get distracted easily, I’ll get right back to my blogging!