ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Stronger Communities...Stronger Families

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I find it so encouraging this time of year to see opportunities for small groups and organizations to build better communities. It is also encouraging to see Businesses helping out by sponsoring programs. I have been following a contest put on by Aviva Insurance called the Aviva Community Fund, it's designed to help programs build awareness for their causes and have their programs win awards based on fan votes to assist them to reach their goals. I love to see programs based on building and supporting families, I think it is so important for our kids today with all the pressures from society and the media to have a grounded home base and life to help them grow into productive adults. The program is now moving into the Semi-Final stages and it's time to get up and vote for your favorites. Once you have registered on the Aviva Community Fund website you can just sign in daily and vote, you can vote up to 15 times per voting cycle and you can either vote for the same candidate or spread your vote around to all your favorites. Now you can only vote for once per day for an idea and be sure to vote for the one you want to see win as once you cast your vote you can not take it back. If you would like to follow all the action you can Like Aviva Community Fund on facebook or via Twitter Follow @Aviva to get more information about the fund and what Aviva is doing for communities just like yours.Aviva 2

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Keeping our kids Safe At School

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The kids are now back in school, we think it should be easy to get them off to school in the mornings and all is safe but with hundreds of other parents thinking the same thing it can get really hectic around the school with everyone dropping their kids off around the same time. A recent Ontario School Zone Safety SurveyOntario School Zone Safety Survey by Insurance Hunter has shown that over 2/3rds of all parents polled drive their kids to school and few carpool. I also found the response that almost half 43 percent felt that the drop off zones were overcrowded and 34 percent felt that the drop off zones were not safe. Going to a new school this year it was new for our whole family and we had to find out all the processes on our own. It was a challange to get used to the routines but after a few weeks we got used to the routines and everything seems to be getting easier for us. It still resembles absolute chaos in the mornings dropping the kids off but atleast now we now the direction of the chaos. If you would like to see the results of the survey to see what other parents thought check out the link to Insurance Hunter’s survey on driver safety in school zones survey. Insurance Hunter is an online home and auto insurance comparison site that offers you hassle free quotes. They have qualified insurance agents that will follow up with you to ensure you are getting the best insurance rates available.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Career Options

Thinking about a career that can withstand the tough economic times it's a great opportunity to look into the new Regency BeautySchool. No matter what the economic outlook is it is a given that people will always want to look their best and for many that means regular trips to their specialist. One of the best and growing schools is the regency beauty school which has grown from 2 schools in 2002 to over 80 schools with plans to grow even more. This is a career that has a lot of security it you learn your craft and are able to speak well to people. It can be a lot of fun working directly with people and having them give you their trust in their appearance. Check out more information on the courses and locations at This blog post was based on information provided by Blogitive. For more information, please visit or contact Regency Beauty Institute – 3583 Alpine Avenue NW – Walker, MI 49544

Friday, May 11, 2012

Joke..Two Sisters

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble.
In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock. They only have $600 left.
Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'
The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less.
After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'
The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, 'It's just 99 cents a word.'
Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.
After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'
The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'
The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it very slowly ...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A trip to the dentist

A dentist noticed that his next patient, a little old lady, was nervous
so he decided to tell her a little joke as he put on his gloves.
"Do you know how they make these gloves?" he asked.
"No, I don't," she replied.
"Well," he spoofed, "there's a building in Canada with a big tank of latex and workers of all hand sizes walk up to the tank, dip in their hands, let them dry, then peel off the gloves and throw them into boxes of the right size."
She didn't crack a smile. "Oh, well. I tried," he thought.
But five minutes later, during a delicate portion of the procedure, she burst out laughing.
"What's so funny?" he asked
"I was just envisioning how condoms are made!"
Gotta watch those little old ladies! Their minds are always Working!
Start each day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bug Off

Sometimes the best offence is a good defence. In the constant battle to keep our homes free of insects and unwanted creatures it pays to have experts help you create a pest free home. You could wait until you have your home invaded or you can get a plan to stop the critters before they move in and take over. Houston is known as a great breading ground for cock roaches because of it's warm climate. If you use a reputable company like "bulls eye pest" the experts of Houston Pest Control. They can help you of course if you have an infestation, but they can also help you by reviewing your home for any signs of infestation and also find areas that insects can penetrate your home and come up with solutions to protect your home. Working with your specialist you can find peace of mind knowing your investment will protect you and your home from the unseen critters that can cost you a lot of money and damage if left untreated.