How do they do that? – With my daily walks, I’ve seen new things. There were three soccer moms that passed me. They were moving at a fast jogging pace, synchronized. Everyone had on a cute high-end exercise outfits. Long dark hair was in ponytails. One wore a baseball cap (matching of course). The intriguing part was that they were in a deep conversation while almost running without being out of breath or missing a step. I have trouble chewing gum and walking. Very synchronized. Reminded me of my synchronized cats.
What was that? – I had an interaction with a staff person at a retail store. She was very young and attractive in a no-makeup sort of way. I couldn’t figure out why her dimples were…umm…odd. I tried not to stare (no luck with that!). Eventually I realized they weren’t dimples but studs piercing her cheeks at the spot where dimples would be. I have never seen that before. I’m not a fan of face piercing myself but it didn’t look bad.
Seriously offended – We have a very nice Starbucks close by. It’s nice, clean and of course carries my favorite coffee! Earlier in the week as I went to the drive-through for my cuppa Joe, I saw a piece of cardboard taped to the outside wall. I could see the edges of graffiti sticking out. It was gone the next day. I was offended that some punk would spray paint MY Starbucks (or any place for that matter). It wasn’t art. I hope they had surveillance cameras.
Notes, notes, notes – A few years back I started taking notes when we took trips or visited people. My aging memory couldn’t be counted on to remember stuff – important stuff like what people liked or more importantly what they didn’t like. We saw some friends this past week at their country retreat (isn’t that a great phrase?). It’s in a wooded area, two hours north of us that has cooler weather by at least 10 degrees. My notes from previous years stress taking fleece throws, wearing socks, ditching sandals and such. There were a few notes on foods but most of it was about my comfort. Last year we visited over the 4th of July weekend and we had the fireplace going almost the entire time.
Home sweet home — We weren’t gone long but the cats were glad to see us. We did take some flak about not being available. Obviously they don’t think the staff should get any time off!
So how was your week?