Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 91 - Lisa

My mom and I have our routine down pat when we go grocery shopping.  We try to unload the cart based on food groups and how we want them bagged up.  Fruits & Vegs, Meats, Canned goods, paper products, frozen foods, etc.  So my mom helps we get started and then she goes down to the register to start that process while I continue to unload the cart.  Today we had a bit of a frustrating experience that had me feeling a bit like Matt Dillon in Something About Mary.  1) we had so many groceries that it took up the entire length of the grocery counter belt (what do you call that thing?) and I have this couple behind me with one of those hand baskets with about 6 items in it.  The male is practically standing on top of me shifting from foot to foot and sighing.  I'm unloading and I can feel his breath and presence on me.  I'm getting irritated.  I cannot go any faster because the "bagger" is having difficulties bagging our groceries.  I do not think he's worked there long and he's mentally challenged.  The grocery clerk, my mom and I are all trying very hard to be patient and their boss keeps coming over to help the bagger but he is struggling.  The couple behind me I guess think speeding things up would be to begin to push at me.  The woman tells her partner loudly, "go ahead and sit the basket up there, she is FINALLY DONE."  O - M - G !!!!  So me being me, I turn around and tell them, "why are you sighing and pushing when you could easily walk down to the 10 items or less line?"  They ignore me.  LOL  Aye yi yi.  What makes people tick?  I try to understand.  2) Our groceries are a disaster.  I walk down to help the bagger get the groceries in the cart and I have a bag with one tub of margarine, canned goods sitting on top of a bag of grapes and strawberries.  A huge bottle of Cloroz inside a plastic bag.  LOL  So I'm trying to be polite, sensitive and hurry up and get stuff re-bagged.  It was hopeless.  So there was my mom and I out at the truck completely re-bagging our groceries in the hot sun.  All of this so we can drive 15min to our place and unload everything in about 20 minutes.  I felt bad for feeling frustrated with the kid and annoyed that the couple got under my skin.  I hate grocery shopping!  Have I said that enough lately?

Day 91 - Sis

This is a shortcut I take occasionally while walking the dog and with today's weather these air conditioners were humming. The dog likes this spot because there is a patch of long grass she likes to stop and chew on. I like it because the apartment is just down from the little incline!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 90 - Lisa

Today was the last lunchtime book club gathering at work.  Several of my co-workers and I decided to read & discuss the book about the company Zappos.  We had a good time sharing ideas, problems and our lives every Friday for 60 minutes.  I hope to do it again.  It was fun to learn more about them as people and share our thoughts about our own jobs and how it related to the book.

Day 90 - Sis

This is the place for you if you need some pine cones for crafts or love the scent of pine cones. Everywhere you look and all for the taking!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 89 - Lisa

We tried a new restaurant in our area tonight.  It's called Three Blind Mice.  Sits in a small strip mall but do not be fooled it's a very charming bistro on the inside.  My mom and I both had Steak Diane - wow what a cut of meat!  They have an awesome wine selection.

Day 89 - Sis

Spring brings weather in 70's and 80's and BUGS! I don't know what this is and did not stick around to introduce myself.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 88 - Lisa

I said I would not get hooked this year but here we are watching every Wednesday night.  At first, I thought this season did not have enough talent and now I have about 4 favorites:  Philip, Joshua, Elise and Jessica.  Aye yi yi.

Day 88 - Sis

It's been three days since this grocery list was made out and it's been in my wallet just waiting. Would feel bad for it but I've managed to get two free dinners out while it waits its turn. ;0

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 87 - Lisa

I pass this Dogwood tree everyday.  It looks like it's dancing, like the branches are a skirt being lifted up and twirling around.  Too bad I could not get closer without having a sneezing fit.  ;>

Day 87 - Sis

Pink isn't a color I like but on this tree's blossoms I find the simple blush a natural beauty. Sometimes that's more than enough.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 86 - Lisa

Memory travel lane; one relative and two co-workers inquired about Washington DC in the past couple days.  Made me go back and look at my pictures.  A few favorites from one of my best vacations ever; Mt. Vernon, Library of Congress and the Jefferson Memorial.

Day 86 - Sis

Time to bring out the apartment gardening supplies and plant the little I have. Crossing my fingers that hanging one will be more productive this time. Also waiting for my garden club members to show up to do the watering and will surprise them with their own plastic tubs to plants nasturtiums. Guess they have homework to do. :-(

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 85 - Lisa

So tempted but I'm being good.  No season pass for us.  We got places to go this summer!

Day 85 - Sis

These are reusable shopping bags. They're just hanging around waiting to go to the grocery store and be filled. Too bad, because I found enough things to make dinner and they will have to wait another day!