Category Archives: Life in Cato NY

Social Marketing Through Sickness

Well…back in upstate NY and back to spring colds.  Every time the weather makes a drastic change, I get sick.  This didn’t happen when we lived in KY because they don’t have the drastic temperature changes down there that we have up here.  It can be 80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next.   And I get sick in that kind of weather.  Generally it’s not really sick, sick.  Most times it’s just a cold and laryngitis.  Laryngitis is always present.

In the past, when I did most of my prospecting offline and by calling leads, etc…  my business suffered.  This past week, my business hasn’t suffered.  Why?  Because I don’t need to speak or feel well to do social marketing.  I have had to reschedule a couple appointments that were to take place on the phone, but I’m still selling products, I’m still building my business.  If I’m feeling tired, I go sleep for a while.  Then, I social network when I wake up.  There is always someone online.

What about you?  If you couldn’t speak for a week or so, would your business suffer?  Or would you still be bringing in customers, clients, or business partners?  If you found yourself ill and didn’t feel well, would you still be able to work and prospect?

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my friends and family who are moms.

I had a good weekend with my family.

On another note…

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Savannah Smiles Girl Scout Cookies

I bought a large amount of Girl Scout cookies from a friend’s daughter.  One I really looked forward to was the new Savannah Smiles Lemon Crunch Cookie.

After a long day of running around to doctor’s appointments and grocery stores, I sat down to relax in front of the TV with a box of these cookies.  I opened them and after the first bite thought “What?  There is no lemon taste.”  I figured maybe the next one would taste more lemony.  It did not.

I am severely disappointed in the Savannah Smiles Girl Scout Cookies.  If you like a VERY LIGHT lemon flavor, these are great cookies.  They can either be crunchy or “melt in your mouth”.  BUT…if you are looking for a LEMON flavored cookie, these really are not what they are advertised as.  Still good.  Don’t get me wrong, just not lemon.



Where in the World is Roxanne Green?

First of all…sorry to my faithful blog readers.  I have been experiencing some health problems the past couple months.  Then, on top of that, my vehicle has been broken down and we’ve been attempting to troubleshoot that.

On Thanksgiving day I burnt my arm on the oven door.  It was healing nicely until around mid December.   I accidentally scraped it on a box and it broke open.  From there it progressed to a really bad staph infection all up my arm.  I spent time in the hospital twice in December and was back in on New Year’s Eve.  My husband & I watched the ball drop from a room in the ER while they were waiting for a room to be ready to admit me to the hospital.   I spent 5 days there and came back home only to end up back in the hospital last week.  This has gotten really crazy, but now Infectious Disease is involved and hopefully this will all be over soon.

My vehicle still is not fixed and we are waiting to hear more from the mechanic on that.

I see money flying out the window with every doctor visit and prescription I get filled.

But…I’m back now and ready to get back to work.  Look for posts from me on a more regular basis soon.


Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

The great Christian debate….Should we say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

This, by the way, is absolutely RIDICULOUS.  Here’s why:

OK…I’ll be honest…it really irks me when someone writes Merry X-mas.  Christ is the reason for Christmas so please do not X Him out.  Christmas is a day set aside for us to honor and celebrate His birth, even though Christmas has become highly commercialized in recent years.

Does that mean people who do not share my religious views CAN’T celebrate Christmas?  Absolutely not!!

As Christians, we are supposed to be Christ like.  Do you honestly believe that Jesus would be arguing with people over whether they say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?  This is supposed to be a time of love, friendship, caring, joy, etc…  How can we claim to love others if we get mad at them for saying Happy Holidays?  We are not supposed to shove our religion down the throats of others.  “They will know me by my fruit”.  How are others supposed to look at many Christians and say “I want to be like them” when they are judgmental, negative and nitpicky?  Yes…I said nitpicky.

In the United States, we have freedom of religion.  If more of us just focus on being a good, loving person and focus on doing what Jesus would do instead of focusing on finding the flaws in others, the world would be a much better place.  Maybe more people would see us and say “Hey…those people who love God are really nice, happy people.  I want to know more”.  NO ONE is going to want to know how to be a judgmental, negative, nitpicky person.

Who cares whether you say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?  As long as everyone is getting along and wishing others well, we should be happy.  Christians should strive to be the better person.  They should strive to be like our Lord and Savior.  In my opinion, that has somehow become lost in the shuffle of Christians attempting to claim we are better than everyone else and then trying to shove that down everyone else’s throat.

Think of it this way…what if I won the lottery and I decided to throw you a birthday party.  I rent a HUGE hall and put out a public invitation for everyone to come celebrate your birthday.  Among the guests are quite a few people who don’t even know you and a few people who know you but don’t like you.  They are there dancing, singing, visiting and having a great time.  How would you feel if one of your friends went to all of these people and told them to leave because they either don’t know you or don’t like you.  When they insisted they are just there having fun and not hurting anyone, your friend got even more vocal and began screaming at them to leave your birthday party.  How would that make you feel?

I’m sure Jesus feels just as horrible when He sees Christians arguing over whether people should say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.  Just be happy and show others the true joy of the holiday by being Christ like.  Try it.  You might like it.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. What will you do with it?