Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kinda like a Mislabeled VHS

One night my husband and I were browsing through our recorded shows on DVR for something to watch.  We had recorded what we thought was an Ultimate Fighting Championship on FX.  As we attempt to cue it up to the fights we slowly discover that it wasn't what it was labeled on the channel guide.  Instead of Mixed Martial Arts Fighters competing in UFC we were watching oil drillers being shot into space to battle a meteor in the movie Armageddon.  I was disappointed.

My husband turned to me with a grin and said "It's kinda like finding a mislabeled VHS from our childhood." It made me giggle.  Then I thought how my younger children may never know what a VHS is because I prefer digital content to hard copies now.  After the kids broke our last VHS player by cramming it full of DVDs it was the end of VHS in this house.  In fact they watch Netflix and Amazon Instant video more than DVDs. For the sake of keeping our DVDs in a playable condition the kids have to ask for a DVD to play as they are all put up away from them.

New Scentsy Fall Winter Catalog for 2015

Scentsy has released a new Fall Winter Catalog!
Yes, I am a total addict for these products.  It's a big part of why I became a consultant in the first place.
Now Scentsy has found ways to include some of my favorite scents in new ways throughout my home.  From new beautiful warmers, wax scents, a whole new personal scent line, the very new Oil Diffusers and much more. 

Come check out all the new catalog has to offer.  You will be glad you did.   
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Friday, September 11, 2015

Where was I on 9/11?

My parents have the moment crystallized in their minds of knowing where they were when JFK was shot.  Everyone of my generation remembers where they were at the moment of the WTC attack.
I was living in Tennessee far from my family in Las Vegas just like any normal day at the time, at home with my oldest two playing around and watching a movie.  My husband called and told me to turn on the news.   It was just after the first plane had hit.  I was watching the live feed as the second plane hit the towers.

I remember watching the towers fall and crying out for all those people. Praying for those people in the area.  I was frozen in horror.  All I could think about was all those families who were going to be directly effected by this tragedy.  How would our nation recover from this? I was frozen attached to that screen for what felt like hours but in reality was much shorter.  What snapped me out of my fog of horror was seeing my kids looking at the screen in fear.  I hurriedly turned the TV off and got down with them to say a prayer for all those people.  

I spent far too many hours watching the news about that day over and over for the next weeks and months.  After seeing the looks of fear on their young faces on that first day I vowed not to turn on the news while they were awake.  At only 1 and 2 years old they didn't really understand what they were seeing but they understood my reaction of horrified terror.  I spent a lot of time praying.

On the anniversary of this terror attack every year I pray this is something our world in the future will not experience again.  I pray my children and grand children will have a world where such extremist acts will not be glorified.  I pray for all those affected by that day.

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