Saturday, August 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom

Pause, Relax,Breathe.....words that I think I will follow.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's Not My Fault

OK.....I'm a cashier. I'd really like to greet you smiling like this.

But when you come in the store like this......


I did not purposely ring your purchase in at the wrong price. Each item is scanned in by computer and I have nothing to do with how it rings up. If it is, indeed, the wrong price I will happily fix it for you. However, don't get offended when I ask another employee to do a price check for me first. Sometimes you read the sign incorrectly and sometimes you just plain lie hoping to get the item cheaper. Sometimes it's an error on our part and we need to know this so it can be fixed.

When you call to tell me that I neglected to ring in BOTH $3 off coupons for the two products you bought, please be sure how much your coupons were for. In this case one was for $1 and one was for $3. And they are, indeed, on the receipt you insist on bringing in the next day when you complain to the manager.

Do not think you have to have exact change to pay for your purchases and take 10 minutes digging through the bottom of your purse while I have a line of people waiting behind you. It does NOT make it any easier for me when you give me exact change. I could care less. Especially when you have a $4.98 cent purchase and insist on giving me $100.98. The hundred dollars pretty much messes me up. Especially first thing in the morning.

Please understand that if you bring in 10 rolls of film that I cannot possibly have them done for you in an hour. For one thing, the machine can only handle so much at a time. The hour thing is based on one roll of film, and even that depends on how many are before yours. Sorry, sorry, sorry.

If you want to use a coupon on something you need to have that coupon with you. I can not ring in a coupon that I haven't been given. Likewise, I can't take a coupon good only at another store. I am not allowed to do that. Don't tell me about how another store would have taken it. Go to that other store then.

There will be more. Stay tuned.

Friday, June 20, 2008

My Favorite Poem

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Walk In The Park

Here's another photo taken at the forest preserve down along the Rock River. I love that I was able to capture how blue the water looked. So peaceful and calming. There were a zillion mosquitos, but the walk was amazing.


I have recently found a new hobby~photography. My youngest son and I have gone on a couple of excursions, cameras in hand, and I've gotten some beautiful shots. This photo was taken in the Hononegah Forest Preserve in Rockton, Illinois. I love the way the shadow and light play in the leaves in this shot.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Amazing Grace

I've been thinking about my mom a lot lately. She passed in July of 1995 on my Dad's birthday. He said she picked that day so he would never forget.

"Amazing Grace" was her favorite hymn. We were in the waiting room of the hospital and the song suddenly began playing on the television. My brother said, "We're coming , Mom." and, when we got to her room, the nurses were removing her breathing tubes. She was gone.

I love you, Mom.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Isn't life funny? I've been thinking a lot lately about family and friends that I haven't been in touch with for a long time.

I joined not long ago. More out of curiosity than anything. Shortly after, I received an email from Jim. He and his family had lived next door to us for years when I was younger. He was a few years older than me and was really one of the last people I expected to hear from. Nice surprise there. He sounds as if he's doing well.

Then I was on MySpace and discovered an old friend from when I lived in Ohio. Rob was my manager at my job at Rite Aid and a real friend in every sense of the word. He helped me through a rough patch in my life and I will never forget him.

Then, yesterday, I got another email from Classmates. My sister, Tracy, had joined and had sent me her email address. I have been thinking a lot about her in particular lately. We have been out of touch for such a long time. I have missed her. I will not lose touch with her again.

So, this has been my week for reconnections. People who are VERY important to me and old friends from the past. Sometimes I feel like a forgotten person. I have been reminded that I'm not.