Posted in Today, Tuesday Chatter, whatever!

It never ends…

It is still way too hot!  Stays around 100*.
So another day without a walk around the neighborhood.
Walking on a treadmill just isn’t a real walk.
But I do have something for Tuesday Chatter.

I had a delivery today.
A new bed!
Didn’t need a new bed but sometimes,
well, you know…


The picture makes it look like an extra long twin but it’s a queen.
Really, what else would a Queenie sleep in?
I thought the bed would satisfy my wanting something new.
Silly me!
Now the armoire looks old and weary and ready for the guest room.
So, now I am saving for the really beautiful dresser that goes with the bed.
It never ends, does it?

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Posted in Celebrate the Small Things, Friday Four Fill-in Fun, thankfulness

Filled in the blanks and shopped…

Here it is Friday and time for you to learn interesting  things about
the ever fascinating me through the blog hop
Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun.
Hilary at Feeling Beachie
and her co-host
Ellen at 15 and Meowing
have come up with the following:

  1. The worst thing about going to the dentist is having to go to the dentist.
  2. I would rather read than watch TV.
  3. I can crochet, sew, cross stitch and do crewel work, but I wish I could draw and paint.
  4. The song All Is Well With My Soul evokes memories of times past that were sad and difficult that uncovered hidden blessings.


And today I
Celebrate the Small Things
with Lexa Cain

This week I had my taxes done. Ugh!
But I got a refund. Yay!
So I went shopping.

had to have

Got a new quilt and shams.
They didn’t have the sheets I wanted in stock so
I will look for them online.
Not something I needed but wanted.
The bag says it all.

I have a job…I like.
I pay  taxes…I don’t like.
Got some of those tax dollars back
so I went shopping without a credit card
and bought something just because I wanted to.
Yep, I am grateful.

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Posted in Tuesday, Uncategorized, whatever!

Tuesday, a good day…


I had a really good day.

Sorta helped put up a Christmas tree.
I was more of a supervisor than a laborer.

Went to lunch with three friends.
The food and conversation were very good.
If you have an Olive Garden where you live you must have their Bread Pudding.
It is superb!

Then I went shopping with Lucy.
I was Christmas shopping.
Found a couple of things for friends.
Only bought two sweaters for myself!

Now Teddy and I are going to get all comfy in bed
with a book and hot chocolate.
A little reading then off to dreamland.

A good day from beginning to end.


top photo: m_bartosch/

Posted in complaining, just thoughts, opinion, Tuesday, Uncategorized

Tuesday, good and bad customer service…


Today I was out and about walking and shopping.
I shopped in three stores.

Two of them had friendly, but not clingy, staff.
They asked if I needed help.
If I did they helped if not they left me alone
but did come back after awhile to see if I was still doing okay.
When I was ready to check out they were right there to help.
Good customer service.  Nice places to shop.

The third place was so different.
No one asked if I needed help.
When I did have a question about the price of an item
I was buying…it rang up different than the sign on the shelf…
I was told what it rings up as is right the sign was probably wrong.
I asked if it could be checked…probably wrong didn’t seem definitive to me…
I was told no the cash register is usually right.
Somehow “probably and usually” doesn’t seem like good customer service.
Bad customer service.  Not a nice place to shop.

I have always had jobs that were sales and customer oriented.
What I learned is that sales are better when the atmosphere is pleasant and friendly.
I also learned that whatever I am feeling or thinking
is not as important as the customer.

Maybe I am leaving ditzy behind and becoming crotchety with old age.

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Today, I think I don’t like crotchety so I probably won’t go back
to the usually unfriendly unhelpful store any time soon.

Posted in Saturday, Six Word Saturday, Uncategorized

Saturday, last of the shopping…

It’s off to shop I go.

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My gift making and shopping is done except for one gift card to get for the paper man.  

Today I am off to get some wrapping paper and ribbon and bags so I can send off the last of the goodies.

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 They may or may not get to the intended recipients before the big day.

 If they are late they can be Happy New Year’s gifts.

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That works, too.