The Sewing Mom

Utilizing Magnetic Signs

30th September 2008

Utilizing Magnetic Signs

As my readers know, I’m now working part time and I’m in my second week of training for what will soon be a work-from-home position. I’m beginning to get more accustomed to getting ready and out the door in the morning, but I’m thankful that I don’t have to be in class until 9:30. I’m able to get up at my usual time, get my daughter off to school, and then I have just under an hour to check email, do laundry, or whatever else I feel I need to do before leaving the house.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a job I needed to commute to, it’s another adjustment for me. I’m finding that if I leave the house 5-10 minutes later, the traffic is slightly better and I can actually get to the office at almost the same time, with time to spare. Also, because there is less traffic, it’s more relaxing of a drive, particularly once I get onto the toll road. At that time of morning, I’ve noticed that a lot of the traffic is vehicles used for business. What’s surprised me is how many of these vehicles utilize Magnetic signs to advertise their business. I’ve noticed every businesses like plumbing to party clowns and everything in between with magnetic signs.

I like to read their signs to find out what they do, some are more obvious than others, and some are definitely more creative than others. I have to say, some could use some improvement. I’d love to tell them that they can use coupon code “CarDoor25″ to receive a 25% discount on a shiny new magnetic sign at and they should really take advantage of the opportunity to get a new sign! I feel that shiny new legible signs are the sign of a successful business. Faded and worn out signs don’t attract me as a consumer. My advice? Get a shiny new magnetic sign!

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30th September 2008

Craving Ice Cream

Shew, it’s been about 3 weeks since I was informed by my doctor that I had to get my cholesterol level in check.  I’ve been trying really hard to improve my diet, eating whole wheat grains in my pasta and breads, cutting fats and carbs out of my diet and cutting out junk food completely.  I’ve even substituted sherbet for ice cream in the evenings.

I have to say, as good as the sherbet is, I am CRAVING ice cream tonight!  In fact, not only do I want ice cream, but I would love a banana split!  As I look at it, while it would contain those bad fats that I don’t need, it would contain a healthy dose of fruit and I’m supposed to be eating a lot of fruit in my new daily diet plan.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), there is no ice cream in our freezer.  So, to have a banana split tonight, someone would have to go get in the car and drive to Sonic to get one.  I don’t see anyone hopping up and running out to the car, so I guess my healthy diet plan is not in jeopardy tonight.

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30th September 2008

Family Health

It’s interesting being back in the work environment. While I’ll be working from home once I finish training, for now I’m working with 25 other individuals while we’re receiving our training. We receive two short breaks each day and, during that time, we talk with each other about the training and how it’s fitting in with our personal lives. Yesterday I asked a another lady about her weekend and was sad to hear that her husband’s teenage nephew had died over the weekend unexpectedly. It was really very sad. Apparently, the young man had recently been diagnosed with a fatal illness and immediately became depressed. He decided he didn’t want to live with his diagnosis and so, committed suicide. The family is devastated.

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29th September 2008

Creative Kids

As a mom, I know that if you give a kid a few basic items, they can create the most imaginative things. I also know that it’s best to let them use their imagination and that there is absolutely no such thing as a bad idea. When being creative, anything goes as long as there is no risk of injury.

With that being said, I wanted to show you a gift that my daughter received from a young man at her school, a 7th grader. They did attend 6th grade together, but she did not see him at all over the summer. When they both started middle school this year, he found her in the hallway and presented her with this gift.

You see, this particular boy enjoys working with duct tape, in all colors. He created this tri-fold wallet, completely from duct tape, with the exception of the plastic insert where my daughter now keeps her school i.d. card. Purple happens to be one of her favorite colors and this wallet is extremely durable so works well when stuck in her pocket.

I just love seeing what kids can do!

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27th September 2008

Sewing Homework

I am so bad!  I’ve had a week and a half to complete my sewing assignment for my sewing class and yet, I haven’t done it!  I was taking my basic piecing class on Tuesday mornings, but, because of starting my new job, I’ve had to change my class time to Sunday afternoons.  Somehow, I’ve managed to wait until the last minute to get my homework done.

It’s not like I’ve been sitting around doing nothing either.  In fact, today, I spent most of the day doing yard work.  I trimmed most of the bushes and pulled weeds.  I’m so worn out from doing hard labor, I’m going to bed early!

I will have to get up in the morning (hopefully not too early) and get my sewing done.  I have to leave the house around 1 tomorrow to make it to my class on time, so, if I stay off of the computer, I should be able to get my work done!

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