Archive for July, 2008

Looking for Better Weight Loss Solutions

With my inability to shed pounds effectively, I have been looking for a better way to lose weight.  I am not dedicated enough to go to the gym, nor am I interested in jogging.  What I really need is a quick and easy solution that doesn't mess up my daily routine.

So, when I read a anoretix review and my curiosity was piqued - it sounded like an easy solution.  Usually I am a bit skeptical when something like this comes along, but with a satisfaction guarantee included, I couldn't really go wrong.

I am going to go buy some at the store later today to give it a try.  I can't wait to see the skinnier me!


Posted by Melissa Jones - July 28, 2008 at 10:34 am

Categories: Health   Tags: , , ,

Renovating a Gym

One of my good buddies just bought a gym, and it needs a lot of work.  I do appreciate the fact that he found a good deal, but after going through it with him, there are a lot of things that need to be replaced.

For example, the weight benches are all ratty and most of them have been taped a number of times.  They definitely don't give a good impression, and that would hurt his business.

So, we went through the gym, and did an inventory of what needs to be replaced before he can reopen.  It looks like the earliest that it will happen will be a couple of weeks from now - but I bet it will look great when we are done.


Posted by Melissa Jones - July 27, 2008 at 10:19 am

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Rewarding Our Employees

I will have to say that I am very happy that we have the staff that we do.  We have been working on a big project, and they have been diligently plugging away at it - with most days forcing them to work overtime.

Thankfully, we just finished yesterday, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief.  Thanks to their hard work, we have completed it ahead of schedule, and I have decided that they all deserve a reward.

So, we are out today looking for MP3 players for all of them as a way for us to thank them for their hard work.

I hope that on Monday when I hand them out that they like them - I bet most of them will be surprised.


Posted by Melissa Jones - July 26, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Categories: Business, Shopping   Tags: , ,

Looking for a Home Down South

Our pastor from the church is moving state side to pursue his studies.  Though we will miss him, it is a logical step as he needs to attend another university to get his doctorate.

So, his family has been looking at Wilmington NC real estate for some time and they have finally made an offer on a couple of houses - hopefully they will get one of them.

In the meantime, they have been getting their current house ready to sell - they are hoping to sell it before they go.

With only a couple of weeks left before their big move, I hope that everything gets in place for them quickly - moving in itself is stressful enough.


Posted by Melissa Jones - July 25, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Categories: Life, Real Estate   Tags: , ,

Getting the Kids Ready for the Spray Park

With summer here and the kids out of school, we have been spending a lot of time outside.  Whether they are playing in the sandbox or having a water fight, it seems that every moment of every day, they just want to be in the outdoors.

Sure, I don't like being outside all of the time, but I do take them out once in awhile.  For example, today we are going down to the spray park at a park close to our home.  Not only will they need their swimwear, but we will need some sunscreen as well.

Well, the kids are calling for me, so I better go.  I can't wait to see the smiles on their face when they get all wet - it makes being a parent worthwhile.


Posted by Melissa Jones - July 24, 2008 at 10:04 am

Categories: Parenting   Tags: , , ,

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