Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Inspiring Words

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

~Andrew Carnegie

Monday, April 26, 2010

Loki's Thoughts: Road Trips

Mom and Dad said "wanna go for a ride?"

Do I want to go for a ride? Do they even have to ask? I love the car. Doesn't really matter to me where we go. Sometimes we go to the park and go for walks. Sometimes we go to the big store where the puppies play while their parents buy them things. Sometimes we go to the vet or the kennel. I don't like those places as much, but I do like the ride home when we leave.

Sometimes, and these times are the best, we get to see my grandparents. Sometimes it's a long drive to see Mom's parents (hi Pop-Pop!) and sometimes it's a shorter drive to see Dad's. But there's always hugs and belly rubs, and throwing toys for me to run after and chase. Those times are good.

I love to hold my face out of the window when we go places. I love the smells of the little towns we drive through. I love the wind in my ears. See how happy I am?

I'm free-spirited. I'm adventurous. I'm quite fetching with the way the sunlight plays off my fur. I see you, cute little girl on her bike going to CVS with her dad. I see you smile at me. I'm smiling back, can you tell? I'd wave to you too, but I might fall over. I'm not very good at keeping my balance in the car. But I do love making new friends on the road!
I'm on a road trip.
I'm in the car!

Nothing can distract me from this journey, this life altering moment, this step forward to I dont know where, because I'm not driving and I can't see the Garmin and I can't read it even if I could.

Nothing can take me out of this moment. Nothing can take my attention away from thi-


Thursday, April 22, 2010

The New Issue of Lonny is out!

I'm a little late finding it, but I'm so excited that it's back! Click here to read the issue.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Clean & Green: Linoleum Floor Cleaner

Linoleum Floor Cleaner

1 cup vinegar
2 gallons warm water

Mop or rag can be fully wet for cleaning.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vacation Review

There are so many things to talk about with our vacation. And so many pictures still to upload. I'll get to all of them soon, hopefully even this week.

But first- the big announcement from vacation- The big guy is officially Sales Rep of the Year! What does that mean you ask? Allow me to brag about my hubby for a moment as I explain. It means that throughout 2009, in a difficult economy, he found a way to manage his existing clients and bring on new clients to grow his business and reach 146% of his sales goal for the year. Not too shabby if you ask me! It also means that out of over 150 people who do what he does in the company, sell the same product line, he's the best. Pretty big deal.

As a part of his award for being a top performer, we went to Palm Beach and stayed at the Breakers. Absolutely gorgeous, and I've got some pictures on my iPhone to download so I can show you some of what I saw there. We relaxed by the pool, we ate some amazing food, and despite my best efforts I got sunburned.

One picture I will show you today, is the result of our deep sea fishing trip.

It's a little small, it came from my phone, but what you're seeing is real. The big guy fought a shark and won. He pretty much bullied the shark and out muscled it, all 80 pounds and 71 inches of it, to get in in the boat. Pretty big challenge.

My challenge? Finding a spot for it on the wall in the office. Yup, we're getting it mounted. As a little reminder of the trip. Well, ok, not so little. I'm thinking it will remind him of just how amazing the past fiver days were so that he'll keep being amazing and earn a spot on the trip again next year.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Clean & Green: Wood Floor Cleaner

Wood Floor Cleaner

1/4 cup vinegar
1 gallon warm water

Mop or rag should be slightly damp for cleaning.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Clean & Green: Mildew and Germ Killer

Mildew and Germ Killer

2 cups water
25 drops tea tree oil
25 drops of lavender oil

Spray on tile, do not wipe off


16 ounce spray bottle
1 part hydrogen peroxide
2 parts water

Spray, let sit. Rinse after 1 hour.