Monday, September 10, 2012

A big "WOOT!" for Marvin

Now I know how moms feel when their offspring shout, “Hi, Mom!” on national television.

During his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama referenced,  “the family business in Warroad, Minnesota, that didn't lay off a single one of their 4,000 employees during this recession, even when their competitors shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owners gave up some perks and pay -- because they understood their biggest asset was the community and the workers who helped build that business -- they give me hope.”

That family business is Marvin Windows and Doors which is based in my community.  Indeed the stability and care of this company has helped us endure these economically challenging times.  Check them out if you're interested in buying a good product that is not only made in the U.S.A., but has a positive, local impact as well. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy New Year

The kids are off to school marking another “new” year.  Just like January 1st, the start of a new school year prompts me to recommit to old resolutions or to make new ones. Here are a few:

·         Get back to pre-pregnancy weight by doing Jillian’s 30-day Shred
·         Structure my day while the kids are away to do a little bit of each of the following: “work” work, house work, “home” work, and playtime with baby
·         Go to bed early
·         Write every day

What’s on your list?

Last day of summer vacay