Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Run-on Sentence

Some of this is even true!


There is a reason that I wipe my face after eating with a paper towel from the roll that I keep in my bottom filing cabinet drawer and if I think about it there is probably a reason that it is the same material I use to polish the wax I apply to my car with the 3 year old wax that I found while cleaning my small garage which technically I only have half of it and it is more like a repository for junk that I tend to forget exists than an actual garage, which means it is quite possible that this garage’s contents are all probably even trash but since trash cost so much in my town to dispose of I try to find value in it,  there is none, but still, I try to do what I can to save the planet which is why  I do recycle, which is part putting plastic and glass and cardboard into a bin which is collected weekly by the contracted company the town uses and part the recycling from the house which consists of everything from empty pickle jars, to pizza boxes, to tin foil, mixed in with all the containers from the bulk products we purchase once there are so few of the actual products left in them that the large packaging they came off the shelf with  is no longer needed and has no other purpose but to be neatly stacked, and sometimes not so neatly stacked, on the top of the portable dishwasher which while not in use resides on the side of the kitchen underneath the shelf which houses both the cookbooks, as well as the ingredients needed to do any basic, and also some of the advanced baking that I never do  because I don’t have the skillset and honestly by the time I stack the recycling there in an effort to save money on trash, cooking is not at all on my mind which is odd because all I want to do right now is eat some greasy fried dough that is in no way shape or form good for me even though the cookbook containing the recipe and all of the proper ingredients are right there on the shelf, but if I bake it, I will eat it too fast, and if I do that, I will surely make a mess of myself and even in an office environment that is very accepting of most things, it does not condone walking around covered in delicious food mess, even if you are so hungry that you forgot that your wax ridden paper towel roll is merely an arm’s reach away.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Exciting Times

It's funny how once you are a part of something you notice it more.  Like when you buy a car you have never heard of then suddenly realize they are everywhere.  Or hear a phrase for the first time,  then realize it is part of everyday conversation where you live.

That's how it was for me last week.  The same day that we found out we were having another baby,  my wife posted a fun announcement picture. 

It was fun and creative,  but I hadn't really ever thought about an announcement picture.  This week whenever I am online,  it seems that yet another friend is posting a clever pic letting people know they are expecting.

Hence the  title of this post.  These are for sure some exciting times.   Baby Wilson #4 will join us in Fabruary.

Here is the photo she made.   I still love it.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Poem Friday - On a Monday

A sea of grain escapes the swimming racist sadists mind

Trial it by fire, and you'll see the place is fine

This minor fact's in fact as tasteless as a grapeless vine

Making more discussion just a gracious waste of time

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

DoTerra Natural Health

Have you ever heard of DoTerra?  Until about a year ago,  I didn't know what it was, or even that it existed, and certainly didn't expect that a year later it would play such a large role in my life.

I was in Philadelphia on business in October 2013 for about a week.  When I got home,  Heather said,  "remember those oils I was telling you about?" Being perfectly honest I said no.  I didn't remember anything about it.  She let me know that she had ordered a kit,  and was going to start a business teaching people about the amazing benefits of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils in daily life.



I am a skeptic in general,  so of course I was skeptical.  I had no idea what these were,  how they worked, what they cost,  or why my wife was so excited about them.  That ALL soon changed. Just over a year later I can't even imagine life before this.

With the job prospects after the layoff drying up,  I have decided to team up with Heather full time to teach as many classes as possible,  and empower everyone we can.  I would love to have a conversation with you about what we do,  and how it may benefit you.

We are holding a free webinar tomorrow night that explains a lot of it,  and I would love for you to attend.   We will also be traveling through New England in a few weeks,  so if you can't attend,  or know someone in this area who may be interested,  let me know,  and I would be happy to connect with them during the tour.

Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/328330087368362/?pnref=story

If you have ever wanted to know more about DoTerra, or are interested in natural health in general,  please join us and bring any of your questions.  We look forward to hearing from you,  and helping you however we can.

Happy New Year!!

-Mitch

Friday, December 26, 2014

Things to do : On the Cheap

So cheap has 2 meanings really,  low cost,  or low quality.  no one wants cheap quality,  but when it comes to low cost,  we all get excited,  just look at black Friday right?

I have been posting steps to making things work when laid off close to Christmas.

Step 2: No Parental presents.  While presents are great for the kids to open and get excited about,  as the parents,  my wife and I decided not to get anything for eachother this year.  That has proved much harder that I thought it would be.

  I don't mind not getting gifts from her,  but not getting her anything when there were only like 2 items on her wish list was a tough pill to swallow.  by doing that though,  we were able to stretch the budget a little more for some fun stuff.

We have been doing low cost for about a month now (since I was laid off) and since it is now the midst of the holiday season,  we want to be out doing things.  We obviously cant do everything on the cheap,  so I will share a few things that we have been able to.

Movie Night:


Who doesn't love some hot tea, popcorn, and a Christmas movie?  I haven't had microwave popcorn for a long time,  rather I make it on the stove. If you have never tried it,  here are a few tips.

1. DO NOT leave the pan unattended at any point in the popcorn making process.  The oil will ignite and start a nasty fire in your house if you leave it hot too long.

2. Make the recipe your own.  A lot of people will say how much oil,  salt,  and kernels to add,  and while following a recipe is a good idea,  feel free to put your own spin on it.  I always thought more oil would make the popcorn staler.  Not true,  not enough oil will cause chewy popcorn.

3. Serve hot!  There is nothing wrong with cold popcorn,  but right when you put in the movie,  or during the previews, take the 10 minutes,  and make the popcorn.  it smells good, and everyone will appreciate a nice hot bowl.

 Next,  Dinner with family. 

This is something we should probably do more often anyway,  but when we are invited for a meal,  it is nice not to have to think about cooking,  or grocery budget.  Plus I love lasagna.


Then:  Always have fun.  I didn't buy this,  but had some time to try it on.  If you cant look life in the eye and say during the hard times,  lets have some fun,  then the hard times are just going to get harder.

 
While Christmas is different this year,  it is still and always has been for us about God anyway.  He has opened my eyes to the fact that my job was not my identity,  and that when relying on him,  everything will be ok. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

-Mitch