Friday, December 29th 2006
Notes from the Igloo…

I’m blogging from the mountains of New Mexico, where my family and I are snowed in. The roads are closed. Neither the snow or the sense of claustrophobia will let up.  Hoping to be able to go home on Sunday.

I’m greatly encouraged and warmed by the outpouring of sweetness from you guys. Thank you. Sincerely, thank you.

There was a flurry (ha ha. snow humor. indulge me.) of traffic from Pink Truth. For those of you Pink Truthers, welcome. Since you are interested, here’s the lowdown on my Mary Kay Pink Past: I was a consultant. A very very BAD mary kay consultant. Money was tight, I thought it was a good idea to spend a whole bunch on inventory. It wasn’t, as it goes, but oh well. I learned a lot through my experiences, and became a more confident individual during that time – whether it was Mary Kay related or not is unclear to me now.

Once I gave my sister and mom ‘facials’ at the dining room table. After one product – perhaps the concealer – her face broke out in bright red spots. My mouth gaped. Mom said, "Washitoff,washitoff,washitoff, WASH IT OFF!" And she did. But her face burned and hurt and she did not look especially her best after that experience, and that is putting it very nicely. I quit a little while later.

Soooo. Um. I’m down to my last two Diet Cokes. We have diapers and milk and food, and a guy brought us toilet paper earlier. But TWO diet cokes is clearly inadequate.

Deliveries of 12 packs by any means at all greatly appreciated. Thank you.

~hm

12 Comments on “Notes from the Igloo…”

1
kellygirl
December 29th, 2006
10:29 pm

Wow! What a bummer! About the Diet Coke. If you run out of diapers you can wing it, but nothing can be done for the lack of Diet Coke! We had a wee bit of a tornado scare/warning today. It was enough to send this ex-CA girl into the hallway with the kiddos. Well yeah, we were supposed to do that anyway. I hope the weather lets up soon for you.

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boomama
December 29th, 2006
11:02 pm

Being stranded is bad enough, but I have to tell you that when I read the part about two diet Cokes my stomach dropped down to my knees. OH the agony of a diet Coke ration – it makes me twitch just thinking about it. Could you order a pizza and ask them to bring you 10 two liters? But I guess if the roads are closed….

Do you think you could trade some of that new toilet paper for a 12 pack? I’m just thinking about priorities here….

3
Sarah
December 29th, 2006
11:03 pm

Too funny about your Mary Kay mishap. Okay, maybe funny’s not the word. If you’re embarrassed or feel bad about that, I have a story.
Friend of mine used to sell MK also, quit and now sells another skin care line. Hosted a party for her. She starts to tell my friends and me about the “4 step skin care program” but messes up her words. Instead, she says, “and now the 4 skin care…”
There’s no recovering that one.

Sent the Diet Coke man out, he should be there in about an hour.

4
Rocks in my Dryer
December 29th, 2006
11:13 pm

Was just thinking of you today, wondering why we hadn’t heard from you in so long. And now we know…enduring the cruel and unusual punishment of a Diet Coke shortage. I’m trembling at the thought.

Chin up, HM! We’re all pulling for you.

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owlhaven
December 29th, 2006
11:48 pm

Oh, my boys would WANT to be snowed in, that is, if they had their Gameboys…

Do you have chocolate? oh, I hope so.

Mary

PS-I am enjoying the freedom of a new laptop and was thinking the other day of you blogging from your bathroom. I haven’t tried that particular location. yet.

6
Cheryl
December 30th, 2006
10:25 am

Well, we thought we were going to have snow here in the big city, but it turned out to be just a little dusting on the fallen leaves. Stay warm and safe.

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flipflopmamma
December 30th, 2006
10:36 am

this is so crazy that NM has so much snow! In southern Illinois, we’ve gotten nothing! NOTHING! I can’t believe it. Here’s praying to diet cokes miraculously appearing on the front porch!

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julie carobini
December 31st, 2006
12:45 am

What? NO chocolate? You’ve got to have chocolate!

9
Undercover Angel
December 31st, 2006
1:25 pm

No snow in this neck of the woods yet. I wish we had of had some for Christmas.

Have a wonderful New Year!

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Megan
December 31st, 2006
2:19 pm

Right there with ya…. claustrophobia and all. And the lack of humidity? I’m dying I tell ya.

But the snow is gorgeous, and my kids are having a blast.

And the kahlua has NOT run out.
:)

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Theresa
January 1st, 2007
11:03 pm

I’m right there with ya on the MK thing. I don’t think I’ve even officially quit yet but thank goodness for Ebay! Other folks are enjoying my well spent inventory. :)

Sorry you’re snowed in w/o Diet Coke and Chocolate. Now that’s a tragedy!

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Stacey
January 3rd, 2007
8:31 am

I relate with the Mk thing… I tried selling a certain line of jewelry at one point. Wow, what a mistake. Like T said, thank goodness for Ebay!

I don’t know how I missed this post earlier. I’m a slacker these days : )-

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