Just being neighborly – I was walking into a department store this week when I saw our neighbor. He came over to ask me to buy him a pack of underwear. Yes I was surprised. If you used a store credit card you saved $5 and he didn’t have a card. We made the purchase together. It’s not every day you can buy a strange man a pack of underwear! (Ok, he isn’t completely strange but he is quite a character!)
A do-over – I love Starbucks for their customer service. Last week I zipped through late afternoon. It was very busy. I got my coffee and left without tasting. Never do that because everyone makes mistakes. Turns out there wasn’t any mocha in my mocha latte. That makes it boring. It tastes like hot milk. Yuk! On my next morning run, I explained what happened and poof! I got a free one! It happens about once a year so I’m glad that’s over for 2015.
Poor doggy – Our neighbor had two dogs. They were great pals. The older one died last summer. The younger one whines a lot. Loudly. Pitiful mournful whines. Breaks my heart. I think she misses her buddy. Cats don’t seem to grieve as much. When I lost my old cat Lacey nine years ago, I swear Jake did the happy dance. (They never did like each other. Each had bite marks to prove it.) I swear I could hear him say, “Na na na na na, booyah!” Of course that was before Mollie and Hazel came to keep him company. I won’t mention what he said then. When Morgan came he peed “outside the box” for a while. (It gave new meaning to the business metaphor.) Now all is good but Jake says no more cats! And definitely NO DOGS!
Ahoy matey! – Since January my pond has been covered with ice and snow except for a very small hole. I hadn’t seen any life in there until this week. It’s still half covered but I can see orange blobs swimming around at the bottom. Warms my heart! Too much snow cover to see any bulbs forcing through. Maybe next week.
Speaking of ponds – Our local garden show is this weekend. I like to patronize local stuff. It gets smaller every year as the tradesmen cut back on the cost and time of the massive displays with full size trees, lawns and wonderful water features. It’s nice to see green vegetation with ponds and walking paths decorated with annuals inside an arena. This year I found a colorful whirligig (yes I know they are tacky but this one is cute) and I found a new place to buy sunflower seeds in bulk. It was well worth the money spent.
So how was your week?