Friday, January 10, 2014

Young entrepreneur, entertainment and sparkles

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- A young lady visiting a relative of the printing company showed her entrepreneurial spirit one day during an extended visit, after doing homework wore thin.  So she fashioned this "toll" sign on the side of the reception desk and earned her first 25 cents from coworker John (giving a little skip of delight when she saw it.)  I loved the addition of the "LOOK" sign when no one noticed the sign at first.  However, after some mom intervention, the 25 cents was returned with a note: "This is your money - you keep it."  (Her name has been erased from the toll sign to protect her privacy.)

- Enjoying my latest book on CD for the daily commute:  "The Lady of the Rivers" by Philippa Gregory.  These books are perfect for listening to - I love the refined English accent of the narrator.  Gregory takes actual historical families and events and writes a fictionalized account around them.  I always look up the people on Wikipedia and she has the historical details down every time.  And this one is the first of a trilogy!  Yay!

- The holidays of recent days past, making an appearance again on my carpet at home, in the form of random sparkles here and there.  I love how everything sparkled.

It's the weekend and they are promising rain.  I can hear from the light rain sounds from outside my home office window, that it has already started.  At least it's warmer - it's all good.  Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


Louvregirl said...

O.K. So you made me think of this (Lynn!) Lately when I talk with my 17 (almost 18) year old dd, it's 'as if' she has a toll sign up like that for every word she speaks with me.
lg :-0

Louvregirl said...

I mean, they get like that, you know?

Munir said...

I play the toll game with my grand nephew when he wanted to play his DS during meals. LOL.

Granny Annie said...

Children get carried away when they are stricken with a entrepreneurial spirit. Our young grandson bought a large bag of Reece's Pieces with individual packs inside and then sold the individual packs at school for 25 cents each...until the principal called his mother.

You know how I love Audio books. Will have to look for THE LADY OF THE RIVERS.

That is what I miss about not decorating this year...the random sprinkles.

We are getting rain now too.

TALON said...

Gotta love those sparkles - I'll see the odd flash of brilliance right through the summer...they refuse to get vacuumed up. :)

Love the toll sign and giggling at Granny Annie's grandson's escapade!

Betty Manousos said...

have a wonderful weekend yourself, my dearest!

love the toll sign...we're getting rain too. sleet and freezing rain sometime after midnight, forecasters said.

big hugs!

Elephant's Child said...

With that initiative the young woman will go far. And with her mother's guidance, she will travel in the right direction.
Love it.

Riot Kitty said...

I totally love the note that came back with the money! That's one thing I'll never see from my younger sibs...

Joanne said...

That's the thing about sparkles...once they enter your life, it is very hard to get them out!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Well, the receptionist is the gatekeeper, may as well charge a toll at the constant interruptions! Sounds like fum Historical Fiction. I stopped using the pretty Tinsel years ago.

Sparkling Red said...

I love random sparkles. I had a few around after the holidays too. They always make me smile.

Lynn said...

lg -

Same thing happened to my sisters and their kids, but they got to be friends again when they were in their 20s.

Munir -

That's cute, Munir.

Granny Annie -

I love that your grandson did that. Oh well - his entrepreneurial spirit has begun. There will be no stopping him now!

I think you'll like those - I love them.

Next year for decorating maybe? Understandable that you didn't want to this year.

Talon -

I know. I'm seeing them everywhere. :)

Lynn said...

Betty -

I think we had WEATHER everywhere this weekend!

Big hugs to you!

Elephant's Child -

I think you are right!

Riot Kitty -

I love it, too.

Joanne -

So true!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Good observation about the gatekeeper - I hadn't thought of that.

Sparking Red -

They make me smile, too.