I’m a little early but here are the highlights of the week!
Animal friendly companies – The last company I worked for has some soft-hearted people. I looped through the driving lot on an errand this week and saw a handmade sign posted on the driveway. As I got closer, I saw it said “Duck Crossing.” Awww! There has been a duck who lays her eggs on the property. After they hatch she takes the ducklings down to a nearby creek. Obviously there was a concern someone would get hit.
When I worked there, a stray cat that lived under the dumpster was adopted by one of the IT geeks (actually the geekiest of the geeks). She rewarded him with four kittens the following week.
In contrast the company I worked for before that had a flock of Canadian geese who would visit their pond with their goslings. They went to great lengths to discourage them. Different strokes.
Financial planning – Part of our money strategy is to win the lottery, like really big. You have to buy a ticket to win so periodically we buy one. The beloved husband is very meticulous about it. He buys the ticket; puts it on his desk; and checks it directly after the drawing. On the other hand, the tickets I buy languish in my pocketbook for weeks or months until the paper is all squished and crumbled. Then as I am about to throw it out, I give it to the beloved husband for checking. This week I bought one. He asked where it was. I told him it was currently aging in my pocketbook for good luck.
They finally got it right! – I have written about how frustrating magazines can be. They send you renewal notices even though you have years left on your subscription. Of course it’s at full price. As your expiration date gets closer, the cost goes down. If you let it expire, you get a better deal. I hate the game and wrote a letter to Good Housekeeping last year to let them know. (Yes a real letter with postage!) My subscription is expiring in five months and they gave me the “good” price early. One thing I learned was not to pay on-line or they will automatically charge your credit card at renewal time at full price. “They” say its a favor so you don’t need to bother renewing! Ha!
The big surprise! – After forgetting my anniversary and anticipating my brother’s birthday on Sunday, I decided to kill two birds by taking everyone out to dinner at an undisclosed destination. It’s hard keeping a secret. Everyone needs to know how to dress. Really? Get over it!
Alas poor Hazel – I think she has taken up smoking. After dieting for three weeks, she whines when she’s hungry (which is all the time). Her cry is gruff and scratchy like an older woman who has smoked for 50 years. I am wondering what she does at night when I’m asleep.
I can picture her sitting at a tuna bar, trying to cross her rather large thighs with a cigarette dangling from her mouth. She leans over to the tomcat at the next stool and asks, “You alone honey?” By the way, she gained back all the weight she lost.
Yes, I realize it doesn’t make sense the she’s always hungry when she’s somehow cheating. I’m hoping she’s just constipated, really, really constipated. Sigh!
How was your week?