Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Projects I Am Working On

I have quite a few projects going at this time. My business name is Catherine Guhl Enterprises but I have a few different things going on under my business. I am selling on Ebay under the name bayareagifts but I don't have much on Ebay at this time. I am trying to add items, I have quite a few things at home that I want to add. I am not sure if I want to open an Ebay store but it is a possibility. Also I have 2 vendio shops, one which is called Bay Area Gifts which is a store with gift items.. Also I have a vendio shop of pet supplies. I also have a pet blog called Pet Resources. There are several other blogs that I have ideas for but they are on my do list.
All my business projects have just been started and I don't have many items as yet but I am working on adding items for the rest of the year.
I love working on my own projects and being in charge of my own time. Hopefully I will be able to continue on this. I have to be more productive. The time I have at home has let me visit with my mom more and able to go to my son's school activities and field trips. I love working for myself.
This is the 5th blog post in Danna's Blog Challenge of Virtual Online Learning

My Experience At Ebay On Location, San Jose Sept 1-2, 2010

In early Sept, Sept 1-2 to be exact, I attended Ebay On Location in San Jose, CA which is an event that was put on by Ebay.  This event taught us classes on Ebay and how to take your business to the next levelIt was a lot of fun and a great learning experience.  Ebay is located in San Jose which is not that far from Alameda, so I was very happy I could attend the event. It was at the Santa Clara Convention Center which was next to Great America the amusement park.  There were approx 500 people in attendance, including my good friend, Danna Crawford who I got to meet for the first time. It was great.  At the same time was Ebay's 15th birthday celebration so we were celebrating that too.  On the Wednesday evening they had a birthday bash.  They had a lot of funny things there like girls on stilts and people who did magic.  It was great.  

Then on Thursday was a day of classes on different Ebay topics.  I took classes on ebay stores, productivity tips, being a successful entrepreneur and others.  I learned alot, taking many notes I hope they do that next year. 

Here are a few pictures of the Ebay On Location:

The girl on stilts



The Center Stage

magic with bubbles
















This is the 4th blog post in the blog challenge of Danna Crawford at 
Virtual Online Learning 

Virtual Online Learning

Virtual Online Learning is a great educational website started by Danna Crawford.  I have joined and have learned alot.  It is an online group where she teaches about many subjects that have to do with computers or online business and more.  She started it in 2009 and she is well known in internet especially on Ebay.  She is a great person, I just got to meeting her in person at the Ebay On Location event in San Jose, more on that will be another blog post.  She has taught me so much and she teaches the material in an easy way to understand.  Some of her classes have been blogging, how to burn cds or dvd, of course Ebay, and many others.  If there is just one group that I would recommend today it would be Virtual Online Learning with Danna Crawford. 

This is the 3rd post in Danna's Blog Challenge at Virtual Online Learning

Update On My Weight Watchers Program

For the last 1 1/2 months I have been going to Weight Watchers here in Alameda.  As of this week, I have lost 9 1/2 lbs.  Its almost 2 lbs a week a little under but weight watchers says that 2 lbs a week is a good weight loss, not more.  I really like the program.  You can either do it online with etools or you can go to the meetings or both.  I do both.  I like the meetings because it gives me accountability.  The weight is taken every week by computer and it is there in black and white and it is motivating when I see the lbs coming off.  It has not been all smooth sailing for me.  There was a week when i did gain .2 of a lb.  I had to hold myself back from feeling down because of that loss. It happens to many.  The leaders are great, very supportive and motivating.  They have to have been a weight watchers member and kept off the weight in order to be a leader.  This is good because you know the leaders have been through what you are going through and they know what they are talking about. 


This is blog post 2 in the blog challenge from Danna Crawford of 
Virtual Online Learning

My Planned Trip To New Zealand

In January 2011, I have planned a trip to New Zealand.  I will be going for 2 weeks.  I am very excited.  I have never been there.  I am going with my 10 year old son Tusitala and my love.  He has family over there, a mom who is going to be 90 plus his brothers and sister.  He is from Samoa but there are many Samoans in New Zealand.  I will be going to Auckland, but I hope to be able to go over the island and sightsee.  I hear the season are opposite from here so they will have their summer while we have our winter. I had to renew my passport but my son got his first passport.

If anyone has been there and knows areas to visit please comment.  


This Is Blog Post 1 For Danna Crawford's Blog Challenge at Virtual Online Learning

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Flea Market Was A Success

I went to the San Jose Flea Market with my son to get his back to school clothes and we had a success.  We got good shirts and shorts plus nice shoes.  There is so much there but lots of walking.

Friday, August 13, 2010

My Weight Watchers Committment

Something happened in the last 2 weeks that made me commit to Weight Watchers.  I have been lifting things and bending wrong, not bending my knees when I lift a heavy objects which has sprained my back.  The next week i could hardly walk, with lower back pain searing through my lower back.  The fact that I am over 100 lbs more than I should doesn't help either, so on that week i promised myself I would lose the excess weight and keep it off.  I don't want to be in a wheelchair or cant run later on so I need to lose my excess weight.  There are meetings every week which help me immensely because they weigh you ever week and you discuss about issues related to weight loss and there are others who are going or who have gone through the same thing.  This last Monday was my first meeting since my first day and I already lost 3.8 lbs.  I was so happy.  I will keep updating you about my progress on Weight Watchers.

Tomarrow The San Jose Flea Market

Since it is back to school shopping we are going to the San Jose Flea Market.  It should be a nice day.  My younger son needs his back to school clothes.  I hope to find some good deals there.  Here is a video from YouTube.

Youtube Video about SJ Flea Market

Sorry

Sorry its been so long since I updated my blog. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Hawaii Trip



  

I will be going for a week long trip to the Big Island of Hawaii May 13.  I will be going with my Mom, my Sister, my Cousin, my two Sons, and the Love Of My Life. We will staying at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort.  It will be great because we haven't been anywhere in a long long time.


My older son Aman is happy they have a weight room so he can work out.  We will do lots of suntanning and swimming and even some sightseeing around the Big Island.


Of the hundreds of islands in the 1,500-mile Hawaiian Island chain, Hawaii, "the Big Island," is by far the biggest and most diverse. Larger than all the main islands-Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lānai, Kahoolawe and Niihau--put together, the Big Island covers more than 4,000 square miles and contains the sunniest spot in Hawaii, the rainiest and southernmost cities in the US and the tallest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea, 33,000 feet from the ocean floor to its summit. Geologically, the Island of Hawaii is the also youngest and is still growing, as the ongoing eruption of Kīlauea volcano continues to create new land.

I Had A Real Scare Today


Today I took my dog Peanut for a walk around our lagoon. I life in Alameda, CA and behind the house is a lagoon where across from my house there are lots of bushes. While I was walking Peanut got scared of a bicyclist and got out of her collar. Now this little dog is still a puppy and she loves to run. So as you can probably guess she had the whole lagoon to run around. I was very scared for I might lose her. She would come very close to me but then she ran off, kind of like teasing me. Even the bicyclist tried to help but to no avail. So I just started walking along the lagoon and Peanut ran up and down the bushes but she always came back. It was a very big scare for me for I love my puppy very much. Finally she came close enough to grab her and I gave her a big hug and held her all the rest of the way home. I have to check to make sure collar is tight enough but I dont want it to choke her.