Friday Show Down!

This is my cat Spike…

20140131-113954.jpg And this is my dog Ruby…

20140131-114028.jpg Spike is pretty mellow and don’t like to play
much…

20140131-114120.jpg BUT Ruby loves to play so she’s gonna try anyway…

20140131-114156.jpg The stare-down before the boxing match!

20140131-114237.jpg Well round one goes to SPIKE the warrior cat! Have
a great Friday 🙂 Rebeca~

Tuesday Trivia (Win Today)

Good Morning friends. Hope your staying warm. I’ve decided to start a TUESDAY TRIVIA game. Each Tuesday I will ask a trivia question. First person to get it right before 11:59pm the day I post it will get a coupon for 25% off any item in my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/rustickexpressions This coupon will be good for all of 2014.

Answer by responding in the comments.

Here is the first question- GOOD LUCK!!

Which President had a 7-Seat hot tub installed on the White House Lawn?

a. John F. Kennedy
b. George W. Bush
c. Bill Clinton
d. Barack Obama

What makes trivia fun is that it causes you to think so try to avoid looking answers up online 🙂

Enjoy your day!!

Rebeca~

Saturday Silly

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see what he went through each day, so he prayed :-

“Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours of hard work, while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please create a trade in our bodies”. God, in His infinite wisdom, granted the man’s wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home ….. picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to draw money to pay the electricity and telephone bills.

He drove to the electricity company and the phone company and paid the bills, went grocery shopping, came home and put away the groceries. He cleaned the cat’s litter box and bathed the dog. By then it was already 1:00 pm, so he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor.

He rushed to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home which he had to sort out in a gentle ‘motherly’ fashion. He set out cookies and milk and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and was able to watch a bit of TV while he did the ironing.

By then it was 4:30 pm, so he began peeling potatoes and washed greens for salads. He prepared the chops and
fresh vegetables and got everything ready in time for an early dinner.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9:00 pm he was exhausted and although his chores weren’t finished for the day, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he
managed to get through without complaining. The next morning he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said…

“Lord, I don’t know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife’s being able to stay home all day. Please, O please, let us trade back!” The Lord,
in his infinite wisdom, replied, “My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You’ll just have to
wait 9 months though, because you got pregnant last night!!!”

Enjoy your day and laugh alot!!

Rebeca~

The Power of Gratitude

Good Morning to YOU!!!

Thanksgiving time is typically the time of year when most people think about the things they are grateful for. I think it’s very important to do this ALL YEAR ROUND. Why?? It’s simple – life is filled with ups and downs. The winter weather blues seem to get many people in a negative funk and once your there, you get into the “what do I have to be grateful for?” mind frame and THAT my friends won’t do anything but make things much worse.

I usually just verbally tell people to think positive but I have discovered that not all people can simply “think positive”. If your stuck in that rut it seems almost impossible to focus on anything but the negative.

Rather than just trying to THINK positive here is a way I think could help you to turn things around. I suggest you sit down and write a gratitude list. There has to be at least a FEW things your grateful for – a roof over your head, food in your fridge, your family, friends, INTERNET so you are able to connect socially online etc.

I think you will be amazed at the shift in your perspective and how much better you will feel by creating this list and really focusing on what you are grateful for. By doing this, I believe you will improve your attitude and the problems you WERE having will slowly but surely become solved.

The power of gratitude will amaze you. It actually becomes hard to be sad, depressed, negative or to feel like a victim while we are feeling grateful. Im not saying all your problems will go away instantly but it really helps remind us of the ways we have been and are currently blessed, and reassures us that more blessings are on the way.

If you only look at the situations (exp. relationships, work, money) and what they are lacking, you will only feel like everything is going down the drain. Instead think about even the smallest detail of the situation you are grateful for. Gratitude gives us a foundation to build on. For example, if you hate your job, be grateful you are working and grateful for supportive co-workers. Believing in that alone could really improve the situation. If your in a bad relationship, focus on why you fell in love to begin with. Was it their smile, sense of humor?? Often we forget those things because of all the other stress in our daily lives. They probably didn’t disappear your just not seeing it because your not focusing on what you are grateful for. Use the little things as stepping stones and build the life YOU want.

Always Express gratitude for someone you love. And feel gratitude for yourself as well. You live, you learn and you grow. Be grateful for the life lessons and how far you’ve come.

No matter how big or small, appreciate what you have. Say thank you for the smallest of things as those usually turn out to be the most important.

Open your notebooks and get writing. This is YOUR list so it could never be done wrong. Be grateful for waking up each morning and given the opportunity to make it a great day!

I am grateful for those reading this post and the opportunity to hopefully encourage others to see things in a new light.

Have a blessed and wonderful Wednesday.

Rebeca~

Funny Signs To Tell You Work In Sales.

Here are some sure tell signs that you work in sales – They should give you a good laugh if you are a sales person.

  1. You turn everything in to a competition
  2. You have started to compare price tags to commission percentages
  3. You greet everyone with a handshake
  4. You call the same companies so often, you can literally recite what their answering machine says
  5. You grown fond and look forward to hearing the music when your placed on hold
  6. You finally pay attention to everything stated in the fine print
  7. You have forgotten what sleep is
  8. You have started to use sales jargon in all your personal conversations
  9. You find yourself bartering with everyone in an attempt for a deal
  10. You have forgotten what a lunch break is
  11. Your pretty positive your basic human rights are violated on a daily basis
  12. You are scared to death to look at your phone on the weekends because you know it will turn into a never-ending workload
  13. You have no time to spend your money on personal matters so you waste it on stupid extravagances when intoxicated
  14. Which means Fridays are a write-off
  15. You envy your friends who get to clock out at five (maybe some days anyways)
  16. You spend hours thinking of other ways you could be spending your time (for me its how many other projects I want to create)
  17. But in your heart you know you could never quit because sales is like a drug and you love it

In almost every job I have had I have done a little bit of sales – and I must say that although it can be tough work it is probably one of the funnest jobs a person can have. Always something new going on whether it be a new product or service, a new customer, a new vendor, etc. It is challenging but rewarding. You get to be involved in everything, which is something I like. A lot of the time you are the person people know about in reference to a company. So if your in to that sort of thing, get in sales today but don’t forget your humor! 🙂

Happy Tuesday All – Make it Terrific!!!

Rebeca~

Friday Funny!!!

Three buddies die in a car crash, and they find themselves at the pearly gates.

They are all asked, “When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say about you?

The first guy says, “I would like to hear them say that I was the greatest doctor of my time, and a great family man.”

The second guy says, “I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.”

The last guy replies,

“I would like to hear them say… LOOK!!! HE’S MOVING!!!!!”

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend all. Enjoy some good laughs with friends!

Rebeca~