Saturday, September 04, 2010

Three Whole Days Off!

I'm plumb giddy with excitement!

I received the most wonderful package yesterday at work. Totally confused me because I almost never get packages at work.

The note: "As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverb 27:17. So... are you smiling?"

I'll quote my favorite movie here -- "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion." Thank you so much to my dear sweet friends. You always make me smile. Remember the little duck? Five years later I'm still smiling when I look at it! You both know how very much I love you - always!

Oh gosh ...

Okay, sniff, back to the real world. Yesterday another phone call to that company, and many, many return calls from them. All I can say is thank goodness for their Annie in customer service because otherwise I'd be done with them forever. Annie went above and beyond to find me locally what I needed, called the store and made sure they had it in stock, called me back with information ... numerous phone calls even after she was off duty to make sure things worked out. Much different from the two prior folks with whom I spoke. So I'm set for the weekend. Just need to refuse shipment on that other box next week and get my money back. Annie, thank you. I hope you get a raise. You deserve it.

I'm going to do some easy cooking this weekend because I still can't eat things that will be too difficult to chew. I think a big pot of spaghetti sauce will be simmering some time this weekend and maybe some soup. Penny will sure appreciate the smells of home cooking. I don't think yogurt and Jell-O hold much appeal for her in the scent department. Me, either!

I do need to do some clothes shopping, preferably this weekend. Maybe Sunday would be a good time to hit Nordy's. Sadly, I will need funeral clothes shortly, and also my work clothes are worn out. Does anyone else hate shopping for clothes as much as I do? Ugh!

And thanks to Jane's sweet DH who fixed my dryer for me, I'll be washing lots of fabric. The first load is already drying. There was an obscene clog in the vent hose that has probably been there since I moved here five years ago. Bless his heart, he got it all cleaned out for me and the dryer works perfectly. I thought I was going to have to buy a new one.

That's it for me. Another long post. Sorry about that. I need to blog more often so as not to cram everything in at once.

Penny is stretched out on the patio amongst the leaves. I wish I could join her!


mascanlon said...

WooHoo, a three day weekend! Glad you're doing well with the dental problem and I think I'll join you in the spag making, its been months. Today we do a big family party, thankfully not at our house for all the September birthdays but tomorrow and Monday, I get to sew!Have a great weekend too.

jillquilts said...

What a lovely delivery!!! I agree on the clothes shopping!! I need to go, too, but I have no desire whatsoever!! I'm also very curious about this company that you were dealing with! I'm glad that things are working out with them!

Enjoy the weekend!!!! Puppy love to Penny and you from us here! :)

Judy Laquidara said...

Annie is my favorite too! You know how I feel about shopping and buy funeral clothes is never fun. Get something good, don't lose or gain weight and you'll have the funeral outfit forever and hopefully you won't need it very often.

Betty said...

Sorry you have to buy funeral clothes. I don't like to shop for clothing either. I once bought a nice dress for a class reunion then wore it to several weddings, my son's HS graduation and even a few funerals. Each time it was a different group of people, so no one knew I had been wearing it forever, I hope!