We Get to Keep Our Home!!

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Let’s get the bad news out of the way. I always prefer to get the bad news first. John didn’t pass his driver’s test on the first try. He ran a stop sign.  He was so mad at himself, because he’d already aced parallel parking and all the other stuff. He’ll try again later this month. I was probably nearly as mad because I’d taken time to do hair and makeup (something I never do) in preparation for renewing my driver’s license. Their computers were down.   So I took my spare time to chat about Nerium EHT with the gentleman on my left and Jamberry with the glittery-nailed woman to my right. I may go back Monday. Until the computers come up they’re a captive audience.

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Also, I got a counterfeit check in the mail this week. A woman emailed me and wanted to place a $200 Jamberry order and pay by check. I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, so I politely told her that once her check cleared I’d place the order. As our email and text correspondence continued her English deteriorated rapidly and she repeatedly belabored the point that she was a Christian, hoped she could trust me with her money, was praying that my business practices were ethical, etc. Of course the check, when it arrived, was counterfeit. I left her/him a voicemail to that effect and blocked both the email address and the phone number. That really didn’t put me in the holiday spirit.

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On a lighter note, I did get to call my mom and tell her I’d ordered something to wear that was too small to fit her. Since my mom is a size zero and my gastric band surgery was in August she was stunned nearly speechless. Then I told her it was a hairclip. I bought it on Black Friday online and can’t wait to get it. It’s sized by the circumference of your ponytail, and I wear the next size up from an infant. My hair is long, but baby-fine. Any but the smallest clips or elastics fall out. I’ll post all about it when it arrives!

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Speaking of hair, did I mention I actually made an effort with mine (OK, ten minutes worth, but it’s more than I usually do!) and put on makeup, since I’m due to get my driver’s license renewed. Of course when I showed up the computers were down. So I sat and made conversation with a couple of strangers for a few minutes before heading out. Never underestimate what you can learn from strangers. It’s one of the many things I miss from nursing: meeting new people and hearing their stories.

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We’ve found a show to watch as a family. . . Fargo. Yes, that’s our kind of family entertainment. The only problem is we’ve started responding to each other’s questions with, “Yaah.” Hopefully that’s temporary.

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The Small Business Holiday Bazaar is still going on! If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. All the participants are small business owners who would truly appreciate your patronage this holiday season, and I’ve made sure we have gifts for everyone (men, women, and children) in every category (something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read). I’ll be posting about Nerium on the 7th, but here’s a heads-up: If you want a spot in one of the fastest-growing international businesses, with job security and time freedom. . . for half the price it will cost you in January – contact me. It’s a small leap of faith that could change your entire life. It certainly has mine! And that small investment can easily be earned back within a month and them deducted as a business expense on your 2015 taxes. It’s kind of a no-brainer.

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Biggest and best news for last: After dead silence since when we applied in April we have been approved for a three-month trial starting January 1 for a loan modification. On Real Housewives of Orange County these things are easy and casual, but we’ve been expecting every single day to see a “For Sale at Auction” sign planted in our front yard. I’ve made it a point to check just before our 17yo gets home from school every day just so he doesn’t find out we’re soon to be homeless from a sign. I didn’t decorate for Halloween or Thanksgiving, but I’m gonna decorate for Christmas, because we’ll be here to enjoy it as a family! It may be frozen pizza and dollar store gifts, but that’s OK. We’ll be HOME!

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