Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Remember when I was doing index card art?

The repost for today and tomorrow are a look back at those.

November comes
      And November goes,
      With the last red berries
      And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
      And dawn coming late,
      And ice in the bucket
      And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
      And the kettles sing,
      And earth sinks to rest
      Until next spring.
~Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893–1986)

Now that we've moved into November that means it's time to move on to a new theme for the index cards. While I'll still be doing snarky from time to time I think that you'll be seeing quite a few with quotes and sayings relating to Thanksgiving.

Even though I have to work today I guess I am thankful and grateful that I got to sleep in an extra hour

Monday, November 23, 2020

Repost from November 24, 2011


More Than A Day
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. To those of you who are outside of the U.S. and not celebrating today enjoy your day no matter how you may be spending it. 
Duke and I are thankful for each and every one of you


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Repost from November 24, 2009

Since I am short on material I went back through the archives and found an old post. 

Sometimes I get too caught up in all the things I don't have in life. I'm not rich. I don't have a fancy house. My hair is straight, my clothes are old. You get the picture. Basically, I'm a whiner. Aren't we all at times? Today I thought I would take some time to think about all the things I should be thankful for. With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, what better time. I thought instead of doing the typical list I would name some of the things that I normally complain about and find the good in them. 1. What better place to start than with my job. It doesn't pay enough and the people make me crazy. Thankfully I have a job. Too many people are out of work these days. 2. My roof is in desperate need of repairs but the cost is just not in the budget. At least I have a roof over my head. With the economy the way it's been, many are losing their homes. 3. The couch that has a blanket covering it to hide the hole in the cushion from a dog my daughter used to have. No it's not beautiful but I still have a comfortable place to sit. 4. The pile of dirty dishes sitting on my counter. Thankfully I had something to eat. 5. The pile of bills that came in the mail. Not one of them says past due. 6. The pig stye that is also known as my sons bedroom. Thankfully that one means that he came home from Iraq alive. 7. The aching back that I always have (due to scoliosis) Thankfully I can still get out of bed every day and FEEL every ache. 8. All the things that I want but can't afford to buy. If I had everything I wanted what would there be to dream about? 9. The carpet in the dining room that has been pulled up at the edge and chewed on. That means I have a cute adorable furry little Duke who entertains me on a regular basis. (double points on this one because thankfully he no longer does this) 10. The family that irritates and annoys me on a regular basis. I have people who love me. I'm sure I could go on but after listing 10 I'm starting to feel like a real schmuck for being such a whiner...lol

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Three weeks in a row

Thursdays at work I play store manager instead of store baker. One of the jobs I have is to straighten aisles.. For the last 3 weeks in a row I have found this hidden behind other items on the shelf. It's always the Hillshire Farm brand and it's always the roast beef. 
It's bad enough that a refrigerated item is left in a non refrigerated section but it's also empty. 
Someone has a taste for roast beef. They take the pouch of lunch meat out of the plastic container and steal that and hide the container. It infuriates me when people do this. If you can't afford to buy the roast beef we have cheaper options available. Oh and here's an idea, why not work for a living and pay for the things you want.
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