A Lucky Break

March 23rd, 2016

Last summer, I stayed at a friend’s house while my home was being remodeled. It was the hottest stretch our town had seen in years. To make things worse, his air conditioning Manchester unit decided to crash and burn one miserable afternoon. He tried calling every repair place in the phone book, but no one would be available for several hours. It seemed everyone else was having the same problem.

We tried to tough it out for a while, but finally decided we just couldn’t take it anymore. We decided to go to the mall; it was always nice and cool there. Just as we were heading out the door, the air conditioner came back on! It was the weirdest coincidence either of us had ever experienced, and definitely a welcome one.

A Relaxing Spirit

February 18th, 2016

One of the ways that I try to relax is to get a Thai Manchester massage. When my children surprised me with a massage for Mother’s Day, I was thrilled. Walking to the business, I paid attention to all of the beautiful flowers that I had not seen before. This was a place where I had went at least twice a month. The woman who I was accustomed to was not there, so I had to settle for her assistant. I did not like this person as I had received her services one other time. However, it was as though I had some type of spirit from my regular therapist with me. There was no pain in my back when I left, and I could hardly tell the difference between the two people. The next day, I found out that the woman who I had seen for three years had died fifteen minutes before I entered the massage studio.

My New Glass Vase

October 27th, 2015

One of my friends recently picked up a new hobby. She has gotten into glass making. She is an amazing artist. Every year she learns something new so she can expand her abilities. She came over for coffee the other day to explain what she has been learning.

She said that first she had to mix the components to form the glass. Then she would heat it and shape it. I was blown away and had a lot of questions for her. We talked about the basic ingredients. One of them was ground silica. I had no idea what that was, and she explained it was ground up sand that was made up entirely of silicon and oxygen.

I told her I thought silicon was used in computer chips. She thought that was funny, and she said it was. It is also used in glass making, and it was an important ingredient. She made me a beautiful glass vase, and now I know how she did it.

How I Spent My Anniversary

October 25th, 2015

My husband and I have been married for 14 years. We have two children, a 12 year-old daughter and a three year-old son. Life has not been perfect, but I could not imagine my life without him. I had a few errands to run on the day of my anniversary. I went to the store and brought some porous paving materials.

After that, I went home, and my husband picked me up. We went dancing, which is one of our favorite things to do. We then had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. The dinner was delicious. The last stop of the night was the beach. We walked hand in hand with our toes in the sand. It was a very romantic night. It was one of the nights I wish I could relive.

Classic Advertising Pays Off

September 22nd, 2015

I have worked in event planning and management for a number of years and have seen the way the marketing industry change over time. However, the chance to take part in the best options for marketing do not always include simply going Online and offering potential customers coupons and discounts to print out at home. The companies I work with often want to have their marketing reach people in person with promotional girls meeting and greeting individuals on the streets or as they enter the business. I found this to be a great marketing tool over time and when I was helping with a local store that was about to have a major sale and relaunch itself. By employing ladies to meet customers as they entered the store and bring some press to the location we had a successful relaunch that was loved by the owners and their customers.

Planning a Wedding

July 10th, 2015

My wedding is in October and I could not be more excited to be marrying the father to my son and the love of my life. However planning a wedding is tough! There are a lot of variables and details that go into planning a wedding that I was not aware of. So far I have my venue booked, my bakery and cake picked out, buffet menu in place, and purchased my shoes. I plan on losing a few extra pounds before I even begin to look at dresses.

My next big vendor to work with: the florist Harrogate. I checked out some websites of local businesses to decide who had the arrangements I liked the most. I found a flower shop who has used orchids in their bouquets. Naturally, that is the one I had to go with since orchids are my favorite! I can’t wait to get to work planning my bouquet!

Making A Mini Golf Course

July 6th, 2015

Making a backyard mini golf course is a fun way to entertain your kids and their friends. Using just a portion of your yard using your own grass will keep the cost to a minimum. Now if you want to add sand traps to your course, using silica sand is a great option. It is a good quality sand for many types of jobs.
It is easy to get and will look great. You can also use this sand to add accents around the mini golf course. Using it for a top coat in some flower patches around the outside of the course will add a nice touch. If you are not really a flower person, you can add little statues or gnomes for a bit of a masculine look.

Indoor Scenery That Looks Virtually Like Reality

June 28th, 2015

If you have never seen the wonders that green screens can add to a home or office setting, you will be as amazed like I was at first. My business associate and long time friend, told me about their plans to have one installed as am indoor instant garden setting, for use where they had their business meetings. At the preview meeting, there was an real looking background that created an instant garden scene that was projected onto the chroma key background behind them. They used streaming video and a variety of interesting special effects, but that was all just part of the most amazing scenery the room full of viewers had ever witnessed. It all interacted with my friend’s presentation live and seamlessly. It was really one of the most amazing things I had ever witness, plus the images were projected with all the clarity expected from high definition.