What’s the point? — I frequent a local department store because it’s convenient. It’s not big but there is enough of a selection and I often find what I’m looking for. They also do specials, coupons and all sorts of sales and discounts. That’s the problem. It’s not that I don’t like a good bargain but each coupon or sale or special has “exclusions” and they are not all the same. This past week I went on a special “senior” day plus I had at least 6 other coupons. I bought shoes and a candle. Neither purchase qualified for any of the coupons nor could I get the “senior” discount. They classified the candle as cosmetics which hardly ever has discounts. Really? I’d be hard pressed to figure out how to use a candle on my face!
Regrets, I have a few – This week as I was whipping around the Starbucks parking lot to get into the drive-through line, there was a car sitting in the way. She wasn’t in back of the last car in the drive-through but she wasn’t in a parking space either. I had no idea what she was doing so I swung around her to get in line. Then she pulled in back of me. Now I felt a little guilty. Did I somehow cut her off? Or was she on her cell? As I came up to the window, I thought I’d buy her coffee. That is until they told me her bill was $16. I wasn’t that guilty! She was most likely getting orders from friends.
The de-ponding of my neighborhood – When I moved here, several homes had small ponds in the yard. There were three on my very short street. After a few years, we put one in and I love it. It’s peaceful and soothing. This year two of my neighbors are getting rid of their ponds. One is already out and the other is slated to get removed in a few weeks. I am saddened. They were my inspiration. There is some work to a pond but if you plan and build it right, it’s not much. It’s not as much work as a pool. I guess that means there will be more frogs for me!
The first real sign – The beloved husband just loves corn on the cob. We have it five times a week from June to October. Sometimes we are lucky and some good stuff comes in early. We track it. The first crop comes from Columbia imported along with drugs by the cartel. The next crop is from Florida and it moves up the coast until finally around the very end of June, it’s local. This past week I found some at the grocery store. I don’t know where it comes from but it wasn’t bad. Not like June or July corn but much better than frozen (and that’s a direct quote from the beloved husband.)
The first ding! – My car is three weeks old. It has less than 500 miles on it but it has the first door scratch. I don’t know why or how people scrape cars when they get out of their car. I don’t park in tight spots nor do I park next to older cars that are dinged up. I don’t take up two parking spaces either because I know people deliberately scratch or kick those cars. Guess I will just get over it and consider it christened!
So how was your week?