Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Guess who?

Where have I been since April 3, 2012?  That’s a very long story; one that I will try to tell while keeping it as short as possible.

Last February, I was offered a contract job by a friend I had worked with previously.  He needed someone to help them get ready for a Quality System Certification audit, “probably in May 2012”.  Since that is one of the jobs I did in my former position, and since my dear husband said I NEEDED to do it, I took the job.  Writing procedures auditing processes to identify area where the company did not meet the requirements for certification.  Not complicated, but laborious, and dare I say BORING!
It is now December 4th 2012, and I am still working!  Let me say, I am thankful for the income this job has created.  But, my Tupperware and Biltmore Inspirations businesses have suffered badly.  Direct Sales is my true love!  I miss having parties, meeting new hosts and their friends.  I am truly a social person. J

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The final audit is going to happen in the January – February 2013 timeframe.  I’ll be able to go back to my life, and I can hardly wait!
My Tupperware business will be there, ready for me to build again.  Unfortunately, Biltmore Inspirations is closing business on Dec. 15th.  So sad…  I loved the product and their party format.

I have actually started a couple of other businesses, and I’ll place links in my sidebar, if anyone is curious.  It’s a “multiple streams of income” sort of thing.
But, here’s the biggest news.  We have decided to sell our home & 10-acre property.  It is heart wrenching to think of doing this, but it is the right thing to do.  We waited for years to build our home here, and we love it.  But, the fact is that my husband is just not able to take care of 10 acres.  And, I’m no good on a tractor!  At 75, he’s still pretty spry.  Not so spry that he can work all day in heat or cold to maintain the weeds, the buildings, etc.

I hate to leave, but our 8 years here have been glorious, and some folks never get the chance to live in the country.  I am thankful for mine.
Now, I’ll have a new house to search for, decorate & love.  The adventure continues…

I’ll be back soon with some other updates.  I hope some of you will still visit occasionally!


  1. Chris that is a LOT of news! You will go through selling, house hunting and redecorating like I went through recently.

    You will enjoy the process of making a new decorating start. You will find that you will decorate differently, more for the comfort of actual living style. And you will be able to put all your favorite colors and things into the decor! You are so good at that!

    I am glad you will get back into your social businesses you are such a great gal and being around a lot of positive people is such a lift and a true blessing to have in life!

  2. Hi Chris!
    So glad to hear you're doing well! We downsized to a condo and are enjoying is so much. No more lawncare! Woo-Hoo! A young family bought our home and the house is full of little ones again - full of life. It makes me feel good.
    I'm teaming up with Marie to help with her blog for a while at http://tonidolls.blogspot.com/, it's actually called Creations by Marie Antionette. Come visit us sometime!

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  3. Heellllloooo Chris!!! I have missed you! That does sound awfully boring to me, your work, sorry to say! BUT, I sure wish I had those skills myself! ;) Great you could do the short term work and make some money too! WONDERFUL. The bit about your selling your large property and looking for a new place brought tears to my eyes, but it sounds you will move on with a positive flair (as you always seem to do)!!! It all sounds like fun and a great new adventure! Good to hear from you again....looking forward to more news as time rolls along....
    xoxo- Julie


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