Monday, March 29, 2010

Grace In Small Things: 13/2010

Things I am grateful for this week:
  • Making it through an extremely difficult week at work - - especially Friday
  • Installing a Webcam for my grandsons, so they can talk to us AND see us, even if we can't get together
  • Warm purring kittycats snuggled up on me
  • A fun afternoon spent card-making with my sister-in-law
  • The sun, finally coming out, after a rainy, windy, chilly, totally nasty day

Count your blessings - - join Grace In Small Things.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rainy Day Rant

*begin rant*

It is a VERY nasty day here today. Chilly, raining buckets, windy . . . not a nice day, not at all. And yours truly had to be out in it to finish up the grocery shopping.

So as you can probably tell, I wasn't very happy to begin with.

When I was finished at Walmart, I decided to go down the road to the Mall and check on a new raincoat.

*Side note: Yes, I know, should have thought about that BEFORE the rainy day, right? Well, I do have a long trench-style raincoat that I use for work, but it doesn't have a hood, which I am wanting. Okay?*

*One more side note: I do have a rain jacket, with a hood. I was wearing it today. Okay?*

ANYWAY - - I head to the Mall and duck inside one of the major Department anchor stores to see what I can find. I'm looking through the coat section, and I see LOTS of rain JACKETS, but no rain COATS. I find someone and ask about them, and am told that the rain JACKETS is all they have. Okay, I can live with that, but it's the next sentence that comes out of her mouth that really frosts me:

"You probably need to look online. You will find a lot more stuff online."


Okay, here's my thoughts, which I did not say out loud to the poor girl, but was thinking it pretty loud . . . "Why am I out in this nasty-ass weather? I'm cold, wet, and cranky. But, I'm trying to support a LOCAL BUSINESS, when my happy ass could be at home, warm and dry, while I surf the Web."

Okay. I hear a lot of things in the news about businesses really hurting for customers; there are many, many stores, including the major chains, that are closing stores left and right. They whine and complain and carry on about how online shopping is ruining them. I see advertisements all the time encouragine consumers to support their local businesses first.

But then, when a customer does make the effort to shop there and support them, this is what happens?


As far as I'm concerned, it's their own damn fault.

*end rant*

Monday, March 22, 2010

Grace In Small Things: 12/2010

What I am grateful for this week:
  • My new flooring is all installed and makes the whole place look so beautiful, and open and airy . . . it's made me fall in love with my home all over again
  • Grilled corned beef and swiss on rye sandwiches for supper (it's pretty yummy)
  • The smiles on my grandson's faces when I brought over new Wii games
  • The hug from oldest grandson when I fixed his "broken" favorite computer game
  • Hugs from Dear Hubby, making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside

This week I hope to be able to start posting more than just these once-a-week "Grace" posts - - the meds from the Doctor seem to be working, and I'm not as deep into my "funk" as I had been in the past. I'm actually looking forward to writing more again! :)

Count your blessings - - join Grace In Small Things.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Grace In Small Things: 11/2010

I have A LOT to be thankful for this week!
  • My oldest grandson's fingers NOT broken after he shut his hand in the van door - - that was so lucky!
  • Chicken Tetrazzini for dinner - - yum!
  • Finding my grandson's favorite computer game on eBay, and being the winning bidder - - which means Grandma Rocks! :)
  • My new flooring makes my hallway, entryway, dining room and sunroom look totally different and absolutely beautiful.
  • SUNSHINE and warmer temperatures!

Count your blessings - - join Grace In Small Things.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Grace In Small Things: 10/2010

Things I am grateful for this week:
  • My Dad's second cataract surgery went off without a hitch, and he is home and seeing great!
  • Joining a group of friends to help another dear friend with a home remodeling project; and we ROCKED! :)
  • My supervisor's Chicken Tetrazzini (yum!)(and I will share the recipe when she gives it to me this week)
  • Extreme Arms and Abs class at the Gym - - TOTALLY awesome workout!
  • Sunday dinner with the grandsons at Mr. Dizzy's brother's house. My sister-in-law is an incredible cook.

Count your blessings - - join Grace In Small Things.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Grace In Small Things: 9/2010

What I am grateful for this week:

  • Spending the day with my grandsons (and even surviving McDonald's Playland! On a Saturday lunch hour, no less!)
  • Picked out beautiful new flooring for our hallway/entryway, and new carpet for the dining room/sunroom
  • Possibly finding a home for the kitten dumped on our doorstep a month ago (a very good home at that!)
  • Getting to keep the Lil Dude for possibly another month while prospective new owner moves (yes, I've fallen in love with him . . . *sigh*)
  • Monkey Bread for supper . . . (yum!!)

Count your blessings - - join Grace In Small Things.