Friday, July 11, 2014

Camping Weekend - Ugh

My husband and I are taking the kids camping this weekend with 4 other families.  They're all excited, me not so much, but I haven't admitted it to anyone so allow me to vent.  

We're going to a campground in Michigan no major outdoorsy place like a national park or anything, but still sleeping in tents and making our food on portable grills and campfire.  

The rest of the group has gone to this campground before and said they never left the campsite as there is a pool, playground and jumpy pillow.  There's a beach nearby but they never went?  There's a cute little town nearby, never went there either? That's fine for the kids, but I'm trying to figure out how to keep myself entertained.  

Two of the families I don't know well (if at all), one family we're good friends with, the other family is in our same circle of friends, but if they weren't I wouldn't hang out with them. 

Still I am going to put my best happy fave forward and hope for the best.  I am honestly most looking forward to a Saturday morning run along some new trail.

If nothing else, we spent so much $ on camping gear I now have a $26 reward at Sports Authority to spend when we return. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

School's Out

We can sleep in
I don't need to pack or think about lunches at 745am

Now I just need to figure out how to keep everyone (including me) on track and happy til camp starts the week of the 30th.  Wish me luck, I'll keep you posted 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lia Sophia Update

Since I've been obsessively following Lia ladies on Facebook, I found out that their annual conference set for next week was cancelled this week.  Apparently no specific reason was given. A bit worrisome.  

Yesterday I had a long phone chat with a former advisor about her experience.  She had also heard about the cancelation and had no more info, but offered to fill me in if she learned anything from friends who are active advisors. She understood my trepidation about joining a company that cancels an event that big at the last minute.  It is a family owned company so it's possible something happened within the family?  In the meantime they are busy promoting a new product line to be unveiled in August.  

Anyway, she told me that like me she had done it for the jewelry discount and some extra money.  She went to a couple of conferences which she said were fun and helpful.  She did most of her business as online parties and occasional fundraisers (giving 10% of her sales to the charity).   She asked if I had an upline in mind and I told her about the opportunity call I had done with a woman in Ohio.  The fact that she does her team meetings as phone/video conferences works out well.  

She was actually the perfect person for me to talk to because she really was pretty laid back about her business and said she never felt any pressure to recruit or do more home parties.  Her upline seemed to understand this was the way she wanted to run her business and that was fine.  She only stopped as she also had a full time job and while the Lia Sophia job was good for part time she never wanted to make it a full time thing.  She never earned any of the trips but had plenty of friends who did and raved about them. She encouraged me to go for it once the new line comes out.  She even told me that she would host a party if I decided to do it and said she still had some forms and supplies that she'd be happy to pass on to me.  

She's going to be at a dinner that the women's group we both belong to is holding later this month, so I'll get to talk to her more about it then.  Part of the reason I'm going is to the event is to get to network.