Today I pretty much thought I was the Engergizer Bunny considering all I got accomplished today. It is amazing what one can get done when they stay "Home ALL Day" ! Every time I try to make plans to stay home something comes up with me ending up to run to town for something, or otherwise. Nope, Nada, this wasn't happening today ... although there was a second it almost did happen.
Once all the "Checkerboard Aussies" had been made comfortable, I first got going on making something in the Kitchen. I am certain this isn't a surprise to anyone I would do something like this, now would it be?
I actually then got to ironing a couple of items. Ironing isn't something that goes on too often around here, so I had to first blow the dust off the iron. Then out of the China Cabinet came the Tea cups to be all washed up, as they seldom get used either. With just a little bit of more pulling stuff out of cupboards I had everything set up to my satisfaction.
Why all the fuss and bother, you might ask? Well I am having some ladies in tomorrow who are attending an Epicure Party I am Hosting along with Epicure Representative, Anita DeJong of Dejong Acres Farm. For a bonus, Anita is also bringing along some of her Farm Fresh Eggs for those who would like some to purchase.
I am also proud to say Epicure is an ALL CANADIAN company !! How "sweet" is that ??? not too many of those around any more.
I am pretty excited, first being Anita is one of my most Favourite people out there in the Business World, and secondly it is going to be lots of fun having a few gals together.
I had to stay "Home ALL Day" or I wouldn't have gotten one darn thing done otherwise. Isn't it wonderful when you plan such an occasion which gives you a "kick in the behind" to get those things done that have been needing done for weeks on end? like the floors washed, and
Poor Bandit will think he had been punished, as he has been banned to the basement, so I don't have to walk behind him with the vacuum cleaner all day long, now the floors have been swept clean of his "extra" hair and washed. He will be all happy again late tomorrow afternoon.
All that is left to do is prepare a few veggies and fruit when Anita arrives tomorrow. I think I have everything else pretty much wrapped up in the meantime.
I don't know about anyone else, but I have been noticing lately there has been a lot more attention on Bullying then ever before. Something that never was addressed when I was growing up that I can recall.
What I do recall was chanting "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never harm me" quite often.
The other day when I had expressed a certain situation that has been going on in my and Rob's lives the past while to an acquaintance of mine, she made a very "valid" statement which has stood out in my mind. This statement was "age does not reflect on a person being a bully". How true was this! especially since we have been experiencing someone who is close to retirement age who still apparently likes to bully people and has been getting away with it, as we have found out with more people then just us.
It is crazy ! Are these bullies are that "insecure" or "control" hungry or "self centered" they have to push themselves and what they want down peoples throats, being totally disrespectful towards others??? It is a *sad* sad * situation ... making me wonder, if once a bully do they remain so all their lives then, if age has no bearing on being a "bully" ! and from what I have experienced the last while, with a couple people who come to mind, this is so very true !
I am so happy the schools have "zero" tolerance for bullying but for some reason I think that will never be enough for some, but hopefully enough to save a few.
I know I would never tolerate my boys being intentionally "mean" towards anyone when they were growing up. I know for a fact now my youngest son is very kind, considerate and compassionate towards others who need help. This is a very good quality to see in people, with me happy to see my one son has this quality, as well as my husband. It does make it a better World when this is so, does it not?
There is this Seminar I think would help people with dealing with such "bullies"....something I think would benefit those older bullies who are long past school age. Even more important this would help those of us who have been or still are at the mercy of such persons.
I am pleased to say it has been a very productive day for me after being "Home ALL Day". I might need a little "fire" placed under my butt to get me motivated to do this more often. It is funny how a little social activity at home can have so much effect on a person, is it not? Ha !!!
Here is to hoping I sleep well this evening so I am able to enjoy all my socializing tomorrow, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".