Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

1. They say you learn something new every day. What did you learn yesterday?

Yesterday, I learned to keep quiet.  My grandson (hub's son Todd's son) came to the house after school.  I always check his book bag for homework and to make sure he has his lunch bag.  When I opened up his lunch bag....oh my!! the smell was horrible.  I opened up his thermos and there was mold in it!  What??  So I asked Nate (grandson) what on earth was this....Nate, who is in the third grade, explained that his dad and his dad's live in girlfriend had forgotten to pack his lunch and this was left since Friday in his bookbag. He explained that he knew I had put money on his lunch account so he went and bought him a peanut/butter sandwich.  I about blew a gasket!!!  Hub isn't feeling too well....with the chemo and he has an infection too, so I calmly said nothing aloud.  I kept quiet and neither did I say anything to his dad when he pulled up to get Nate.   This was something I learned, that if I had said something, hub would have gotten upset, and if I had mentioned this to his dad, his dad would not let Nate get off the bus at the pharmacy anymore....and we wouldn't see him.
Nate didn't seem to have been upset about his lunch as I was....maybe I shouldn't had been so upset!

2. Have you ever had a now or never moment? Elaborate.

I don't think so.

3.  April 25th is National Telephone Day. Do you still have a land line or have you gone mobile only? When you receive a text message do you respond immediately? Last time you turned your phone off?  In two or three sentences share with us a story/memory/incident from your childhood (or something current if that's too 
hard) where the telephone is featured.

Completely mobile here.
If possible, I try to respond to text message my opinion (ahem) just shows courtesy.
A childhood memory is being on a party line.  I remember waiting and waiting for someone to get off the line, but then too scared to talk to a significant other because someone might be listening.

4. Close call, at someone's beck and call, call the shots, call a meeting, call it quits, call in sick, call on the carpet, wake up call...which call have you 'heard' recently? Explain.

Close call.....I ran a red light!!  Now for some small town only has one red light,  I have no idea how I didn't get T-boned!  The red light has three for cars turning left, one for cars going straight, and one for cars going right.  I was going straight but I looked at the light for cars turning left....which was going straight the light was red.  I went through the red light.  I looked in my back rear mirror and saw the light was red...and gasped.  When pulling onto the carport....after shaking and gathering my wits, I looked up and said...."Thank you God, I know that was you."  Even though I live in a small town, the red light is at the main intersection...I could have easily gotten T-Boned a close call for me!

5. What subject do you wish you'd paid more attention to in school?


6. Insert your own random thought here.

Thoughts on Wal-Mart doing your shopping for you.   I went to Wal-Mart Saturday and was asked if I wanted to sign up for my personal shopper.  This person would have my list, shop for me, and all I had to do was drive up and pick up my items....I would never have to leave my car.  I am not a fan of Wal-Mart, but I am that lazy to do my shopping for myself....I like to talk to people and not having to go inside the store....not me...I might run into a long lost colleague.  I knew some people were signing up, but this is not for me.


  1. I would sign up for that Walmart thing because our store is so dirty. I only go when I am desperate. Good for you for keeping your mouth shut. I'm not so good at that skill! Have a good week.

  2. Keeping quiet is not a strength of mine especially in a situation like you had. Though I do understand why you had to but the frustration. Goodness. I don't think the personal shopper would be for me, either but mostly because I want to make my own choices. I would have to tell them to pick a box about three or so back and then trust that's what they did. I complicate my life on so many levels. LOL

  3. I admire you for holding your tongue as that isn't easy. It's nice if you can keep a little money in his lunch account in case something like this happens again. That way your grandson doesn't have to worry. I think the shopping feature is nice for moms with babies who don't want to get them out of the car. Personally I enjoy grocery shopping.

  4. I pick up my groceries from ordering them online (I don't have a personal shopper though). It's much easier to do that then go grocery shopping with 2 little ones though! Don't worry about the red light... Dillon did that in Richmond last fall and we really did almost have an accident! In his defense it was raining and we couldn't see a darned thing. Thinking of you guys! <3

  5. Hi, Tammy! I love your background as we have the same :)
    I think it looks nice and clean, not cluttered.

    We do something called `Clicklist` at Kroger.
    We order the groceries online then when we get to the store they bring the groceries out to us.


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