The Rockets Red Glare

The bride and groom held hands as the sky lit up with a wedding fireworks display. Their stolid grips tightened with every exalted boom of powder and lessened at each shimmer of fading light that streaked across the night sky. The lights danced across her white dress, leaving his eyes aglow with adoration and awe. It had been a long few years that they waited for this moment; their loves expressed through the finality of marriage and its lifelong agreement. “It’s what couples do,” he once said to her. “They get married when they are in love. They agree to share lives and responsibilities as a stable union, even if their own personal fireworks fly, in the best of times, in the worst of times.” She knew she had made the right decision.

How the Internet Saved My Bakery

My baking business was very successful at first. I enjoyed waking up early every day to bake my cakes, muffins and cookies, and I genuinely liked conversing with all of my customers. Things were running smoothly until the city in which my bakery was located decided to install parking meters. This may not seem like a big deal, but it meant that I no longer received any walk-in impulse buyers. I made most of my money from people who happened upon my little place as they were walking around aimlessly on nice days. Once the city started charging people to park, they stopped coming into town just to walk around. I was worried that I might have to close my bakery.

My business was saved when I enlisted an SEO Company Manchester to bolster my Internet presence. Now people drive into town and pay for parking just to visit my bakery.

Subtle Changes for the Home

We all need to experience change once in awhile, and the same can be said for our homes. I spend a good portion of my time in the kitchen and recently was observing how lifeless my windows looked.

Part of the reason I love my kitchen is because of the wonderful windows that allow me to see my beautiful backyard while I’m cooking a meal for my family. I felt like I was doing a disservice to my windows by keeping some horrid old blinds on them that have been around for years and years. Something had to be done.

While searching for a new look for my kitchen, I discovered beautiful shutters Manchester. After they were installed, I was amazed at how a simple change can enhance the appeal of an entire room. My kitchen had a much cleaner and brighter look and I absolutely love the style.

Subtle changes can certainly make a world of difference!

A New Business

Ann just rented a new space in a good place in town for her business. There was only one problem with her new business. When it rained for a couple of days the water just stayed on top of the pavement. Ann knew that it didn’t look good and that it deterred customers away. She decided to call around and talk to a few contractors. Finally, after a couple of days calling around she found someone who understood her problem. She was told that permeable paving could help resolve her situation. She was immediately happy that her situation could be resolved. She took the contractor up on his offer. She knew that this would make her business look good and that no one would have to slush through water to get into her store.

Attending a Seminar Cured My Insomnia

I’ve had sleep issues for as long as I could remember, so recently I started attending a sleep uk therapy seminar. The seminar basically covered everything one would need to know about common sleep conditions. I learned what underlying health issues may cause sleep disorders, and what common methods are used to cure or treat them. I was most interested in the information that was provided on all natural remedies, as I’m not particularly tolerant of pharmaceutical based medications used to treat sleep issues. The main thing that I took away from these seminars that actually helped my sleep issue, is that I wasn’t exercising enough throughout the week, which in turn was causing a tension and anxiety based insomnia disorder. I upped my weekly exercise by about 5 fold, and then 2 months later my insomnia was literally completely cured. I only spent $25 on the sleep disorder seminar series, and it was the best $25 I’ve ever spent in my entire life.

I Love My Wife…

The day started with a bunch of daylight searing its way into my eyes. Inspired by the blinding pain, I escaped back under the darkness of the super amazing blanket my wife bought. A list of chores that I had been putting off came to mind. Get leaves out of the pool, check the water filtration media, etc. I was drifting off when I felt a hand on my waist and the unmistakable sound of my wife’s voice telling me it was time to get up. I told her I wasn’t going anywhere and it was all her fault for buying a huge thick Faux Fur blanket on whatever website she spent so much money on. She laughed at me for saying it, then she laughed at my attempts to convince her that joining me under the blanket would have been a great idea. Time to wake up.

A Bag Of Rocks

I’ve never been much of an cat person, so when my ex-girlfriend moved away and left me with her rescue cat, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. The cat didn’t like me either. That is, until the day I returned from the pet shop with a small bag of golden gravel pebbles for my aquarium. It started as I was washing the pebbles. The cat became fixated and remained in her trance as I set the tiny rocks along the bottom of the tank. From that day on, the cat was quite friendly. She never left my side. I’ve wondered whether the gravel reminded her of some decent part of her life before the rescue. What I know for sure is that we went from disliking each other to valuing each other’s company. All over a bag of rocks.

Neighborhood Beach Volleyball League

A few years ago I was watching the Olympics. Specificly I was watching the beach volleyball competition. I thought to myself “I would love to play that”. The problem is I live in a land locked state and don’t have easy access to a beach. I decided to build my own court and invite my friends and neighbors to join. I looked up the dimensions for the court on the Olympic web site. I went down to my local hardware store and bought enough silica sand to fill it up. Put up a regulation net and away we went. My first year we have 8 teams. Me and my partner took 3rd place. The Neighborhood league has now grown to 14 teams and an end of the season tournament that we have turned into a block party. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors and a great way to see people in their bathing suits.