Thank you all for your comments on the loss of Hazel. I forget how painful loss is and how meaningful the most simple of expressions can comfort. You all are a part of the recovery process for this house. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Dang that WordPress – I wanted to do a slide show for this past Friday’s pictures and despite watching the “how to” video at least a thousand times, I couldn’t do it. Maybe my theme doesn’t support it but I wish they would have noted that. I also tried to set up a gallery of photos and that was a freaking disaster with the new editor. Once completed I couldn’t get back in to add or edit. I spent over two hours fiddling with it. Fortunately I did not throw the computer out of the window. (Tempted though)
What? Resolutions out the window already? – After a month of overindulgence many people start January resolved to clean up their eating habits and get some exercise. Those people do not belong to my gym. I was there Friday and there were less than ten of us exercising. I like less crowded as long as it doesn’t mean a drop in business. After spending over a year there, the busiest time is during the fall.
First weather whine of the year – We have had the dreariest week. The lights are on all day. It’s hard work to be upbeat when you haven’t seen the sun in days. I promise I won’t whine all year-long but this week I really needed some sunshine.
Gift cards – I’ve learned some lessons about gift cards. Many people give gift cards these days. It’s easy peasy but it is fraught with cautions. I’ve had friends with restaurants cards where the restaurant closed without notice. Cards were useless. We had a card from a small local bistro. The first time we tried to use it, the staff didn’t know how to process we had to use when the owner was there. Many retail establishments offer cards but if you are a part of a rewards program, using the card will not allow you to use the purchase as a part of it or get any special discounts associated with it. (That means purchases are at full price.) For giving gift cards it’s best to stay with the biggies (although they can go belly up too). Note: Starbucks gift cards allow you to transfer to your account and are eligible for special programs.
So how was your week?