Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween kisses.....

I made these for the kids at school who help me with a special project each week.  I never have to remind them - they are always on time and they perform their assignment quickly and correctly!  I hope they appreciate the chocolate and how cute it is!  I would have loved getting something like this as a kid.  They include some of my favorite things:  chocolate, cute printables and washi tape!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shame on you.....

I 'might' have listened to some Christmas music today.  And I may have actually purchased a new Christmas CD, to which my hubby said: "Don't we have enough Christmas music already?"  And yes - we do!  We have a lot.  But.  We don't have any by Lady Antebellum!  I've not listened to the whole thing yet - but what I've heard I really like.

And now you'll hear the 'rest of the story.'  I was picking up a few things in WalMart and as I walked past the music aisle, saw this.  Yes - it was an impulse buy.  In the cart it went.  I picked up my cereal (Cracklin' Oat Bran --- it's fabulous by the way --- and I had to elicit the help of a tall man to reach to the back of the top shelf to get the last box) and fruit and was able to score a place in the quick check-out line.  While I was swiping my card, the cashier put the bags in my cart.  That was nice, don't you think?  I did my quick look at the carousel to make sure a stray bag wasn't still there and headed out the door.  Once inside the car I started looking through the sacks to pull out the CD - I wanted to listen to it RIGHT NOW!  There was no CD.  So back into the store I went.  I headed to the check-out line I had been in and the cashier was gone.  Went to another checker and told her I was missing the CD - she went to check around the register area to see if it had been left.  When we weren't able to find anything she sent me to customer service.  I really do love WM customer service.  I told them what had happened and was told to go get another CD and they would make it right.

Fast forward an hour.  I'm home and unpacking the groceries.  Yes - it did take almost an hour - I get easily distracted.  And I realized that two more things that I needed tonight that had probably been in the same bag as the CD didn't make it home either.  We had dinner and back to the store I went.  (Good thing it's only .5 miles away!)  Back to customer service and the same person was there who had helped me earlier.  Turns out a bag with the last two items had been brought to customer service, but there was no CD in it.  Guess my cashier or the people behind me really wanted some new Christmas music too.  SHAME ON YOU!

Nonetheless - I plan to enjoy my Christmas music on the way to work tomorrow....and whoever you are that has the original CD that I purchased - I'm sure I'll enjoy mine much more than you will yours.  I would like to think that every time that CD is played you'll have a little twinge of guilt.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A favorite quote

“On those days when we're not ready to stop being offended, not ready to forgive, still determined to dish out the silent treatment, what we're actually saying is, "Thanks, but I don't want to become more like the Savior today. Maybe tomorrow, but not today." Perhaps those are the times when we need to pray the hardest, the times it becomes clear that a change in behavior is not enough--that we must have a change in nature.”
Sheri L. Dew, Saying It Like It Is

I love Sheri Dew.  She is a powerful speaker and able to say succinctly what I muddle around in my heart and mind and am not able to find the words for.  I revisited this thought tonight and just wanted to share it with you.