So this blog is just a rant. No real substance.
Boy oh boy who knew this whole ecommerce was so dang difficult.
Well I didn’t know until I tried it. I am having such a hard time, but I am figuring it out as I go.
Trying to do this without costing me an arm and a leg. My goodness. All these sites say. SELL YOUR PRODUCT ONLINE EASY PEASY. Just sign up for free. Then you start signing up and they want you to upgrade in order to do this or that. They say build your web site in 543467884223556475 easy steps 😶
Let me just say unless you’re ADVANCED computer literate you WILL get a migraine staring at the screen trying to build a website off THEIR template.
And don’t even get me started on getting traffic to my site. I don’t have a clue where to begin on that subject. I’m just so flipping frustrated. 😖
It really shouldn’t be that complicated. Shoot If I was rich I could pay someone to set it up for me and fix all the glitches. But I’m not so theres that.
I will end this rant with free shipping has been added to my ecommerce site.
Parenting in my opinion is the hardest, yet most rewarding job. The cost for daycare is outrageous in some states. Click the link below if you’re curious at the cost of daycare. Also I’m pretty sure if the child is in school the cost is different. However it’s still shocking to say the least.
I am in no way a “rich” person. I’ve only ever had average jobs, with most often an average pay. Then I landed a job that started me at $8.00 an hour I thought wow FINALLY a job that doesn’t pay minimum wage. ( of course that was when minimum wage was $5.15 an hour). I REALLY thought I was making money. I was blessed and thankful my Granny was still alive to baby sit my son. I went back to work when he was a year old. I wanted to stay home with him, but that was not in God’s plans. So granny babysat him while I worked. I of course paid her for her time. She didn’t feel right charging me because we are family. I told her regardless of being family I think it’s only right to pay you because I would surely be giving a daycare my check.
This blog was supposed to be about parenting, and I’m fixing to go off on a rant about financials. Ok let me focus. As I was saying parenting is hard work yet rewarding at the same time. I stayed home with my son the first year. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him grow in that short time. It felt like he went from totally dependant on me to asserting his independence in the blink of an eye. One day I’m nursing him softly singing to him, gently caressing his little head, feeling a tight grip of his little hand around my finger…then bam he’s walking trying to do his own thing. It happens so fast it’s practically a blur. My son will be 30 years old in just over a week. Where did the years go. All those sleepless nights when he was a baby ( at times) seemed endless, yet now I wish I could hold him in my arms and keep him safe again.
I enjoyed so much of the little things like when they learn and discover new things, or find their little toes and chew on them. So cute 😍 as the years go by school becomes a part of their routine. We had a bedtime and every night as his bedtime came around, I used to sit in a chair and open my arms wide and say ” the gates are closing”. He knew that meant a bedtime story. He would run to get a book for me to read. His favorite book was 1 Fish 2 Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Of course I read it like it was the first time every time.
First it’s grammar school and you think oh my he’s not going to do well because ( typically the child cries) but he didn’t. I told him I would be back later to get him and he said ok. So much runs through your mind as a mother. What if he gets hurt? What if he falls off the swing, or any playground toy for the kids to climb on.
He is an only child, what if he don’t share because he never had to at home. Soooo many what if’s run through your mind. But when I told him I would be back later to get him and he said ok gave me a kiss and sent me on my way (my cousin was there and she expected him to cry and was shocked when he didn’t.) I thought about it the whole time he was in school, and then it hit me. Why he didn’t cry.
I always kept my word to him. If he was acting bad I gave him a warning, and told him what the penalty would be if he didn’t straighten up. Yes, he did try me a couple of times. There was one time in particular. I had took my mom (his grandma) to the store. She wanted to cash her check and pick up a few groceries. Now being as grandma was around my son thought nows a good time to push the envelope. I gave him his typical warning, BUT he did not heed to it. Mom was at the booth so I informed her we would be right back. Mom turns around. Now by this time my son and I are half way down the aisle heading towards the restrooms. When mom says “where y’all going?” And with out missing a beat my son looks back and says “we’ll be right back grandma mom’s gonna spank my butt” It was all I could do not to laugh and keep my game face on. Even the people in close proximity heard him and they just busted out laughing. No. I didn’t spank him. But I gave him a stern talking to. It was funny because he said at as it was a matter of fact he’s about to get a whoopin. That was the one and only time I didn’t follow through with a consequence. But in all honesty he really wasn’t a bad child. He learned quickly that if I say you will get a spaking if you misbehave he KNEW that will happen. So he knew I WILL be back to pick him up.
He’ll be 30 yrs old next week! 😱 I can’t believe it. It just happened so quick. Now I see him for a brief time on weekends. I mean it’s been like that for a while. He comes to my place Fridays after work. He usually works on Saturday so he leaves for work from my place. Truth is he comes to my place on weekends so I can cook his lunches for the following week and wash his clothes 😂 and this is when you say “a mothers work is never done” 😂 I don’t mind doing it because he has always been appreciative of everything I do. A few years ago we worked at the same company. There was one coworker who was pregnant with her first child. One day out of the blue she says to me. ” I like you and your sons relationship” I smiled with pride and said thank you. She proceeded to tell me that she hopes she and her baby has the same as me and my son. Also there was an Asian lady who worked there. Her english was rough, but I was able to decipher what she tried to say. And she had said to me “your son love you a lot” Then Mothers Day came and the sweet lady asked me what my son got me for mother’s day. I told her nothing. Because he don’t need a specific day out of the year to show me he loves me. He shows me every day.
To be honest I never really cared for holidays like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s just me, but I go by your actions on a daily basis that tell me you love me. What I mean by actions is the amount of respect not only that you show towards me, but how you present yourself to others. Letting them know you have a mother who taught right from wrong. Because when we are raising our children, we are raising them to be independent, self sufficient and being kind and respectful towards other. I had a complete stranger ( once he realized who my son was) tell me he’s a good kid, he’s kind. I know it sounds like I’m bragging on my child, I may be. But I am so proud of him. And thats when you realize how rewarding parenting is.
You think the younger years are hard. No no no, those are the easiest years. Those years you can keep them safe under your parental wing. It’s they years that THEY are spreading their wings and flying that are hard. You know your child is capable of doing things, but you still want them tucked safely under your wing. Now I wait to be Granny B. Soon 🙏
What’s the difference between the three? Can a person be one or the other or a little of all three? Can a person grow into one of the three or grow out of the three?
Introvert. shy, reticent person.
Extrovert. an outgoing, overtly expressive person.
Ambivert. a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features
I once had a conversation with a coworker about these three words. I had just discovered them and was curious about his perspective on this subject. As we spoke on these words, I asked him which of these words would you use to describe yourself? He thought for a moment and said he would be more of an introvert. Then it sparked more curiosity. I posed the question….Do you think a person can grow into or grow out of fore mentioned words? Of course there was no definitive answer, but it did spark his curiosity. He also had a younger brother who worked there for a brief time. They was complete opposite. The younger brother was more expressive. Although he and I never had conversations I would say the younger brother appeared to be more of an extrovert.
I was curious about this topic because I had began to notice I was not as comfortable around crowds of people as I once was. I was a cashier for years, so I had to be pleasant to any and all people who chose my services. That being said, you have to be able to get a quick assessment of this person and converse with their personality. Then I started a job in a warehouse where you basically worked with the same people every day. Once you knew them and their personality that was it. You act according to that persons personality. There was no switching gears, you knew who was who. I grew comfortable with that particular environment. But 10 years later and the company moves operations to Dallas and now I realize I actually have anxiety. The thought of going back to being a cashier meant I now have to socialize with absolute strangers. I wasn’t sure if I could do that again. I had gotten so comfortable in my position.
I was at this warehouse job for 10 years and I watched it dwindle down from hundreds of employees to just 5 employees. It was no surprise that particular industry was dying. So one morning our supervisor called a meeting with the three employees that was full-time ( the other 2 was temps) and informed us we would be closing shop. We was informed of our severance package and with that package they hooked us up with a company to help us write out our resume. I took full advantage of the resume, and ended up with a well written resume. But 6 weeks after the lay off a recruiter called me for a job. When I went in to fill out paper work, she and I sat in her office and talked as if we knew each other forever. I know I can have conversations with people. But for the most part small talk is not so easy for me now. And that’s one of the reasons for my questions about these three words. I would love to hear y’alls thoughts and opinions on this topic, and I look forward to reading y’alls thoughts and opinions, or even your personal experience. And that’s my blog for the day.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Here are 2 links I recommend.
Mother’s Day is approaching. Here are a couple of ideas you could get your mom.
The link above is where you can find these beauties.
Ok so I’m brainstorming again. I have looked into Texas Cottage laws. Found some good information. People who know me know I can cook. I love cooking, and really enjoy baking. That being said. I am going to start offering baked goods soon. I need some ideas of what types of sweets y’all would be interested in purchasing. I have a few ideas now, but I want to make sure I haven’t missed anything. However there are certain items I can’t sell but as long as they fall into the cottage laws I’m good. So basically it’s food that are NOT temperature sensitive. For example cookies, cakes, and breads. However cakes are a bit difficult on account of the icing. But I can ship items like cookies, and breads. That being said. I soon will be offering said items.
So as far as the Texas Cottage laws, I can ship cookies, muffins, and certain other food items, but ONLY in the state of Texas. So this will only apply to Texas folk. Sorry I don’t make the rules.
This posting a blog every day is rough. Nobody to talk to about things. Makes a mind go dormant. Lots of things run through my mind, I have plenty of thoughts, and ideas, but I don’t always have a clear way to articulate it into words so as when one reads them they make sense.
So heres a post about nothing 😁 How does one go about getting followers? Building up their site? Ok this is it for now. Y’all have a good day
So in my last blog I said I was going to try and blog everyday. So I had an idea. This would most likely be for the people in close proximity of me. AND I would have to do a little more research, BUT I was thinking about doing a bake sale. Things that are not temperature sensitive. Like cookies, cakes and maybe breads like banana nut bread ( nuts) are optional. I would bake the classic chocolate chip cookies, white chocolate macadamia cookies. I would make MY version of oreo cookies. And maybe some season mixes. I have a fajita season mix that my family loves. I could make homemade tortillas. Of course some of these items would have to be ordered in advance to give me time to make them. I prefer fresh baked or cooked food.
But for now I’m just brainstorming some ideas. The bigger curiosity is who would be interested in purchasing these items. People at my last job loved my desserts. One lady I worked with actually had me make her sons graduation cake. My boss at Netflix even had me make a celebration cake because we as a whole company had X amount of BILLION subscribers. He told me I was in the wrong business and that I should open a bakery 😂. One year for Christmas I made cookies for all my coworkers. And they LOVED them. One coworker asked me daily when was I going to make some more of them oreo cookies.
When my son was younger, he never ate frozen foods. I always cooked fresh for him. EVEN though I was a single mom. Of course this was the kid that when I took him to the grocery store with me, I couldn’t leave the produce section without grapes.
We went to Mexico for Christmas when he was 19 months old. I remember they had made little treat bags for all the little ones. They put one fruit and the rest was different candies. So Santana reached in the bag, and got the orange. He handed it to me to peel. After he finished the orange. He with his liitle mind had and idea. In hindsight I have to say it was the cutest thing. But he took a piece of candy and walked over to another child who had his treat bag dumped out onto the floor he handed the little boy the piece of candy. Looked him in the face and jibber jabber to him while reaching with his other hand the little boys orange and brought the orange back to me to peel it. Everybody who seen it laughed. And as he grew he wasn’t a candy kind of kid. You know how most kids have candy on the brain? Mine did not. From time to time he would ask for a sneakers I would of course get it for him but he would eat half of it, put it in the fridge for later and I’m throwing it away a week later.
Now my ideas for cookies off the top of my head with this random thoughts and ideas.
1.Chocolate chip cookies
2.oatmeal raisin cookies
4.white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
5.chocolate chocolatechip cookies.
(you can choose white chocolate chip or choloate chips
6 my version of oreos
8.peanut butter cookies
1.banana nut bread. The nuts are optional
2.blueberry lemon bread.
1.fajita seasoning mix.
2.lipton onion soup mix
Side note the fore mentioned breads can also be muffins.
So as mentioned earlier who would be interested in purchasing these items, but also what price would you be willing to pay?
all insincerity you have to consider cost of supplies, time, and effort, as well as equipment needed to make them, AND packaging. There’s a lot of elements to consider when a consumer considers a phrchase.
So I’m new ti blogging. Not sure what to blog about. I feel like blogs are mostly about opinions on different topics, or sharing a unique experience. Maybe venting frustration. But I will keep blogging as long as I have a thought in mind.
For me the main reason I started blogging is because I am trying an ecommerce store. I have some hand made items crafting so to say. I had gotten laid of from a job I worked at for 10 years. But was lucky enough to land another job 6 weeks later. ONLY to get laid off 14 months later. So then I decided I would go back to school. I wanted to get my G.E.D. I know it sounds crazy. Quite frankly I feel that as long as you know how to read, write, and know basic arithmetic some science then thats good enough. THAT being said, I am not saying education is a bad thing. I just think IF you know the basics, THEN you can start to focus on a skill or a degree. I don’t believe everybody can be a CEO. Sure everyone can succeed and be or do what you want, or like, or enjoy doing. If school is supposed to be setting you up for your future, then I think there should be more focus on YOUR future, meaning by a certain age most kids have a realistic idea of what they like, or have an interest in. Even if you want to go to college you always have ti choose an elective WHY? You have already decided what your study will be. Any way ( I digress)
Let’s just say for example you enjoy science. You’re fascinated by the way it works how things do what they do. Then in the field of science there are soooo many branches of study pick the one you’re most interested in and become a Scientist of some field of study. Or let’s say you love numbers and working with numbers then you could study math and get in to a field as an accountant, or a stock broker. Maybe you love the art of writing. Then focus on being a writer. But not once you graduate, THEN go to college. I’m saying during high school. So when you graduate you can decide if, or what college you want to go depending what they offer and your field of study.
I know I did not really articulate clearly what I wanted to say, but it’s just a random thought. Because with out a high school diploma or G E.D you’re really NOT going to go far in life, UNLESS you are your own boss. Even then you need some business sense. BUT you can’t get that without a high school diploma/G.E.D. They use the argument of. ” well it gives you a sense of completion” or ” it shows that you’re able to finish a task” Well I know what if feel like to “COMPLETE” Something. I went to a school got my certificate as a CNA. Then when looking for work, NO ONE wanted to hire me because I had no experience. Well DUH! I also KNEW I wouldn’t be making $20.00 buck an hour, but I also didn’t expext it would be minimum wage. When a hospice was willing to “take a chance” at hiring me, they was only going to work me part time. At best 20 hours a week. At that particular time I disparately needed full time work because I was a single mother. Now at the same time, a parking facility was wilking to hire me at fulltime with the same pay. Soooo needless to say I took the full time position. Ended up staying there for for 6 years.
Then I went to work for Netflix. I was there for 10 years. Then they decided to move operations to Dallas. 6 weeks later I landed a job at an energy company. BUT I got laid off 14 months later. And THAT’S what prompt me to go back to school and get my G.E.D and try to land a job that it didn’t have so much demanding physical labor. Then Covid-19 hit. Shut downs took place. So being as I was so used to working all the time I kept myself busy crafting. Then I thought why not sell online. And so I created an ecommerce. Yet it’s not doing as well as I hoped. But my son who is my biggest supporter keeps telling me to keep at it you just need to get seen. So I decided to try this blog thing. I’m going to try and post EVERYDAY and share, but the thing is I don’t have a large grouo of friends so it only goes so far. But here I am trying it. So please ask me anything.