Monday, June 27, 2011

1000 Reasons to be Thankful

114. For getting some great deals this past week.

115. For some awesome women's tennis matches today.

116. For surviving another week at work.

117. For getting this coming weekend off. Not sure when the last time I had a weekend off.

118. For some really nice weather over the weekend. Sunny and warm...not too hot, not too cold.

119. For some good memories I have had recently from past family activities while growing up.

120. For once again remembering to blog this today. I really need to start blogging more than just Mondays.


Monday, June 20, 2011

1000 Reasons to be Thankful

Completely forgot about my thankfulness last Monday. Yikes! Onward!

106. For a whole two weeks of Wimbledon tennis!!

107. For being able to talk to my Dad yesterday for Father's Day...and my Mom, too!

108. For feeling alot better since I went to work kinda sick on Saturday but woke up Sunday able to work.

109. For getting some great deals the past few days thanks to extreme couponing!

110. For not seeing any sign of that nasty snake lurking in the backyard since the other day.

111. For getting a bit more organized the past few days.

112. For my mother in law making it through 2 surgeries the past month and being home now.

113. For remembering to post today!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Some Article Links

Just sharing some links to articles I have written lately. Feel free to critique them, like them, hate them, love them or just something to read if you are bored on your lovely Saturday.  Have a great day!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Am I Really Psycho Lady??

I think maybe that is what everyone around town is calling me now...psycho lady. Or at least they are thinking something like that because well...I have been sort of throwing fits lately at these places. You can't really blame me. I mean one can only take so much of hearing this phrase...sorry we can't give you what you want. Pretty much every place I go now days. Here are my examples. (And reading these...maybe I just go out too much!). It's called not have enough time or energy to go grocery shopping.

1. A couple weeks ago, I went to McDonalds on my way to work to get some caramel sundaes to take to work for someone's BD. Sorry...the ice cream machine is broken.(Side note...the same thing was said the week before when I swung by on my way home from work to get a flurry!).

2. On my way to work last Sat.morning, I usually stop by Tim Horton's for a coffee to take with me. I didn't have time to eat breakfast so I thought I would try their oatmeal with berries. Sorry, we are out of oatmeal. Huh???

3. I decided that I wanted a Starbuck's mango smoothie...which I am almost addicted to right now...because I had a rough day at work and that was my treat to make it all better. Sorry, we are out of mango. Sigh...

4. I headed today to take the pop cans and bottles back to get  money and mainly to get them out of my food pantry. I filled a whole cart load of  bags with them and headed to the machines. Sorry, all 3 machines are down right now. What????? Oh yeah...not good!

5. Subway...good ole Subway. I really like Subway and I like the people that work there but I can honestly say that I have had enough. We pretty much have Subway about once a week or I take one to work with me. Last Sunday, daughter and I headed there for dinner and I was all excited cause they had advertised avocado back and they supposedly had spinach, too. Sorry, we are all out of both avocado AND spinach! Oh boy...they have pretty much seen my evil side there. I try not to have an evil side, I really do. But seriously?? This was 2 weeks in a row they were out of spinach and a couple weeks before that, they were out of chicken salad and they advertise these things to death on TV! Quite a few times, they were out of the bread I wanted. They seem to have a conspiracy against me I think. So when they announce this, I have to change my type of sandwich and it is always something I don't really want. I could go to another SW but why can't the one closest to me have the items in stock?

Okay, my rant is done. I am tired off getting all emotional at these places. But seriously, when I have had a bad day at work and all I want is a mango smoothie or a chicken salad sub that I have been thinking about all day and I can't have it, I tend to lose it. So to everyone at these places that have heard or seen me go 'psycho' on them I apologize.  I really just wanted to give your place my business and in return get something I really wanted in the first place, not give you my money for something I don't particular want. Is that too much to ask??

On a side all those managers out there...please order enough to keep your customers happy and coming back to your place of employment. It's just good customer service. Thank you!


Monday, June 6, 2011

1000 Reasons to be Thankful

101. For the pretty trees lining my back yard.

102. For time outside on the deck.

103. For an awesome frugal group that was formed last week.

104. For my daughter making yummy chicken tonight for dinner.

105. For skinny cow ice cream and snacks and laughing cow cheese. Love these cows!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Started a New Blog

So, in addition to this personal blog, I have another blog dedicated to my journey in writing. I thought it would be fun to show my progress and maybe even some difficulties as I take this journey into maybe another fun and rather crazy aspect of my life. I am really having fun with my writing and am learning a lot each day. I am still not where I want to be with it but as time goes on, I am hoping to make this something I can do full time. It is a goal set for myself anyway. So, the link to the blog is on the right if anyone so chooses to follow my progress or want to read what I write. It has been an interesting journey so far that I want to continue in the future.