February 15, 2011
Here's a glimpse at the life of my next door neighbor, Carol, age 46, a full-time insurance agent, mother to two girls and wife to Sam. Everyone has had either strep throat or the flu at her house, so she's been spending a lot of her time waiting. Whether it's at the doctor's for a sick appointment for herself or her child, at the pharmacy to pick up the necessary medicine, in traffic, on hold for a telephone customer service representative, in line at the grocery store, or in more traffic. She waits to hear back on test results, from her boss, and from a relative who is planning a surprise party. Her multi-tasking is a form of survival: she'll text a friend about a weekend fundraiser while waiting to get an oil change, or she'll check in with a client while waiting for helping her daughter with homework. Regularly she's been bringing work to do while waiting for her daughter at dance class; and, she can't forget to order birthday flowers for her sister and that her dog needs to get groomed. Her mind works constantly, thinking of her next task while finishing the first. And what's crazy is that she's not unique. Whew..I need a nap just from reading that.
She buzz words
- Break up
- Flower food
Right now she could be
- Planning a wedding
- Going through a divorce
- Guilty from eating too much chocolate
She could be working at a
- Catering company
- Fire Department
- Car Dealership
Right now she could be
- Trying to burp a baby
- Waiting at the veterinarians
- Cleaning out her junk drawer
- Putting dishes away
All things Valentine will be on the clearance rack today items like:
- Cute heart adorned towels and sheets
- Kids Valentines
- Heart shaped boxes of chocolates
- Red lingerie and pajamas
- Men's boxers
- Selected fragrance
She could easily stock up on all non-perishable items for next year at a steal.
She's a mom
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 2,600 head injuries to children could be prevented or reduced if kids wore helmets while snowboarding or skiing. Fuzzy animal coverings like pandas and lions are available for kids' helmets at www.crazeeheads.com
- An estimated 2.5 million eye injuries occur in kids yearly. Kids can avid injury with proper athletic eye- wear. Check out Rec Specs at www.libertyoptical.com
- A study by State Farm Insurance found that kids were more apt to wear seat belts if a big brother or sister was driving the car or present.
What Happy Couples Do: The Loving Little Rituals of Romance by Carol J. Bruess Ph.D.
Babyproof Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows by Stacie Cockrell
"Give me a minute, I'll have a snappy comeback after I've finished this latte.
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