back: Sarah B, Cat, Jill, Dawn Marie, Sue; middle: Christine, Lupe, Lisa, Pamela, Sarah J; front: Cindy

Inspiring thoughts, ideas and information provided by women business owners.

The purpose of Keystone Women's Circle is to unite, support and promote women business owners. A keystone is the stone in an arch that binds all others in place. In a circle of stones, every stone is a keystone. We believe that together we can create a foundation, not of brick and mortar, but of relationships and mutual support, enabling all of us to prosper.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Join me!

Okay, I finally did it.  I have my own blog site.  I was really nervous to take this on, but am very excited to be able to share my thoughts and information with all of you.  Take a look and subscribe to the blog so you're kept up to date.

Sarah Bran de Leon

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Spring time means many different things for many different people.  Take a look at this youtube video.  I laughed my ass off:-)

Have a great day!

Sarah Bran de Leon

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

In a fruitful life there is rain
 ...and sunshine.

Wellness...Pamela Healing Essence Massage

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Last Few Days.....

Thursday May 12 12:53 AM - a little body is next to my bed " mom, I puked"
In a daze, I told him just to crawl into bed with me. 
1:57 AM "mom - LOOK OUT!!" and with that, Ty was out of bed ready to blow and just about made it to the toilet.
Now into the spare room he goes.  At that point, I decide I better look at his room and see what I will face in the morning.
Not good, lots of red, I better clean it now so the stains are not so bad.
This begins my laundry marathon.
Vomiting goes through the night into the morning. He stays home from School Thursday and Friday.
Saturday - A great Day!  Rained all day but we did some shopping and had a great day!
Kids go to bed, Marty and I have a few beers, relax in the hot tub and go to bed.
1:12 AM Marty flies out of the bed and into the bathroom, as if Haley Berry was just getting out of our shower and needed help drying off.  His LOUD puking and moaning continues all night and into Sunday morning.
Washing towels, sheets and cleaning bathrooms resumes.
Monday May 16 - wonderful day!  Back to work and school for all and WOW is my house clean!!!
Monday 5:46 PM - I was getting ready for YOGA class when I hear the weak voice of an almost 13 year old moan out for his mother which only means one of 2 things : he has just thrown up, or hes playing a joke on me. 
I run down the steps like wonder women, and looking into the bathroom I see what can only be described as a crime scene.
" I am sorry I did not make it to the toilet" he moans, holding his gut like he has just lost a boxing match.
Monday 5:48 PM - door bell rings - I go back upstairs to see who is there to visit, and I tell the 3 cute little kids they can't come in unless they have a bio-hazard suit to put on.  I go back downstairs to begin cleaning yet another bathroom only to find our loving miniature dachshund eating Jed's more-than-chunky-barf like she has not had a good meal her whole life.
Now I am pissed.
Jed continues to be sick all night, so more laundry I do.
Tuesday May 17th - Ty turns 10!!!  Jed stays home and is in bed all day.  Ty is off to school with his RED Licorice in hand, one pack for each class mate. (remember this detail as it is important later)
Jed sleeps all day but it looks like the vomiting is all done at the Fahey home! YEAH!
5:30 Ty reports to baseball - after 3 HOURS - Yep game ended at 8:40 we head home and all go to bed.
Wednesday May 18 7:15am I wake up and as usual, go to wake up kids. I walk into Ty's oh so clean room (I had totally cleaned it for him as a birthday gift!! Yep Mom of the year is lookin' good for me!!!)
Thinking I was sleepwalking during the worst nightmare, I close the door and go get a drink of water.
I return to his room, slowly open the door, and gasp at the sight of yet ANOTHER pile of barf.  Full of red chunks. 
I call the school line, excuse both kids, and you guessed it, started another load of sheets.
12:35 pm - Here I sit with my lunch at work (Marty has they day off and had to deal with the clean up of this one, as I felt like I would end up in St. Peter if I had to do it again) and thought I'd share my last few days with my friends.
Moral of the story?
Not a thing. Just the facts.

Have a happy PUKE free day!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Teen Drivers

Think back to when you got your license.  The sense of freedom overwhemled you as you pulled out of your driveway alone for the very first time.  You probably rolled down the window (by hand perhaps) and you may have cranked the radio and sang along.  Now add to that, a cell phone going off, the urge to change the CD or ipod selection, and taking a sip from your 64 ounce big gulp.  It is no wonder that Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year-olds.  If you have a teen driver, talk with them about safe, text and distraction  free driving and riding.  My suggestion is to take that a step further and bring them into your Insurance Agent's office.  Spending 15 minutes with someone in the industry just may be a lifesaver.

Safe Travels to All,
Lisa Fahey