Fun back in my garden

When we recently had instant hedges planted around our back garden, of course we expected to get some privacy. What we didn’t expect, however, was the sudden peace and quiet that came with them. Once stuck with traffic noise, the sounds of the neighbor’s kids playing and, of course, the usual barking dogs, all of a sudden they were barely noticeable. Now it’s wonderful sitting outside with a good book, and not having to put up with all the noise that used to make it a less than pleasurable experience.

No matter what hedge you choose, you should immediately notice a reduction in sound when you have your hedges installed. Do, however, ask the people at your local garden center which type of hedge they recommend if noise is a problem for you. Some are thicker than others and grow faster. These are the ones you’ll need for the best effect.

A Pet Peeve

I can’t think of anything more annoying than people who move things in a shared office. The scissors keep vanishing and today it was the NCR books – a whole stack of them! Everything has a place so that everyone who may need it can find it. I don’t understand why people don’t put things back after they use them. Just put things back where they go, that’s all I want.

I can’t even fathom a reason why someone would take four stupid transfer pads. Sure, maybe one of them. Why would someone need all four? They wouldn’t.

I’m starting to think one of my co-workers is doing this just to bother me. Ever since I said something about the scissors, my stapler has vanished and then reappeared, my pens, shared highlighters, you name it. I don’t want to seem paranoid or go “Office Space” on anyone, but come on!

Sending Something Special

I’ve never been a fan of sending out Harrogate flowers whenever I mess up in a relationship. It just seems like an easy out. I mean, it really doesn’t take all that much thought. Whenever you hear of a guy getting in trouble they always send this out, just because they are suppose to. However, I like to take a different path. I just like to send these to my special someone when they least expect it. This way, it just comes to their doorstep or their place of work and it is a complete and total surprise. After all, it is all about surprises and I want to always let them know how much a care and feel for them, and this shouldn’t just be when I’m in trouble, but throughout the entire course of the year. This is why I always try to send something special every now and then.

The Dream Card

Have you ever dreamed of someday owning business cards? What is so special with having one of those cards, first it usually means your important at a job your doing that the company would give you one, or even better yet you own your own company and are really enjoying your life.

Some thing to remember about the card, is that if your making them for your business, you will want to try and make them as catchy as possible meaning, the graphics on the card should be well thought out along with the details you provide on that card. This card is often times one of the first things potential customers see about your business is through the card.

When building your card, there are a lot of professional website services available that will help you to select the graphics and also the text layout of that card so that you can make that lasting impression.

Staring At The Page

I stare, no glare, at the computer screen in front of me. There is nothing more frustrating than a blank computer screen when you are trying to come up with a creative idea. Right? Fellow artists and authors know exactly what I mean. The glowing, alabaster screen seems to taunt me, and I am completely flummoxed.

A new business had hired me a few days ago to create their correspondence line. Letterheads, postcards, shipping paperwork, etc. all needed to be created. I needed a snappy motto and a happening image pronto. I get up, snag a mini muffin and a swallow of coffee and paced my tiny office floor. “This is not hard!” I tell myself. “You do this kind of thing at least 10 times a day…come up with something already!” I sit back down and the ghostly screen stares at me. The idea will come, it has to!

My Father’s Problem

I love my father although, he can be very stubborn. He doesn’t like, to be told, he is having auditory problems. My children have to yell, to talk, to him. He thinks, only old people have these type of problems. My father doesn’t like that he is getting old. He is sixty-three. He has a lot of trouble understanding people, when they talk. They don’t just have to raise their voices. People have to screams for him understand them.

My father is a photographer. One of his clients, told him, he should get an auditory test done. Something, my whole family, has been trying to get him to do for years, now. Of course, he listened to the stranger’s advise. He did finally get an auditory test done. He loves his hearing aids.

Try Something New For Your Anniversary

My husband and I are very into being active. We are always trying new things, whether it is sky diving, mountain climbing, bungee jumping, or white water rafting. It is how we met, and it is how we stay young. For our seventh wedding anniversary, we wanted to try something that we had not tried before.

He saw an advertisement for a series of circus workshops being offered by a local gymnasium, and signed us up to take an 8 week course. It was fantastic! We had the chance to try several different things, including walking on the tight rope (I was terrible at this), and learning some basic moves on the trapeze. My husband and I really had a chance to connect, we gained some new skills, and we have a good story to tell over dinner.

Flying a Broom for the First Time!

My name is Minami and I am a student at Magic School. As the semester begins, I head to Broom preoperative assessment training, or BPAT. It’s basically a broom flying class. You see, in order for students to fly their brooms, they need to take the Broom Preoperative Assessment, or BPA. If you don’t pass, you can’t fly a broom. And I don’t want to be a witch without a broom! So, I’m taking BPAT! This should be fun!
Today though, it was less fun than I thought. The first thing we did was take a pre-test on the brooms to see how good we were already. When it was my turn, I flew three hundred feet straight up in the air and then plummeted straight down until I crashed into the ground! Do you know what the teacher said afterwords? “That’s the best I’ve seen yet.”