Not that we had any plans for this weekend, but I can tell you that riding out a major hurricane certainly wasn’t what I had in mind what-so-ever. The grocery stores are starting to fill up with folks buying bottled water, batteries, boards, milk and course the always needed toilet paper. I have never really figured out why the toilet paper, anyone out there have a clue?
I remember when I looked up the History of baby showers when I was put in charge of the baby shower games and prizes for a large surprise baby shower. This particular celebration was being held for one of my co workers that worked with me in the HR department, which was a fairly large department so we expected a good amount of people to attend. We invited her family, her best friend as well as her husband (who actually brought his mother along as well) so we ended up with almost 50 people, that is a big baby shower to put on.
Anyway, I spent a good amount of time online looking for all kinds of information and help with the task that I was selected to take care of. Seeing all of the new born baby products that they have these days and how cute all those little tiny things look always gets to me, so soft and fluffy, sweet pastel colors and designs tend to bring out those feelings of wanting to have a baby. I mean really those adorable baby animal hats that are all the rage these days! You have to understand that I am a hat freak to start with so having a baby to adorn their little heads with all the little hats as well, it’s just too wild not to think and dream about.
Then after the baby shower was all done and over with, the mother-to-be was very happy with customized baby blankets that I had special ordered and gave to her and the tons of other stuff that she walked out of there with, I went to the grocery store on my way home. Standing in line behind me was a mother dealing with her bratty and out of control two year old and her newborn that was not happy about being there one bit. So after hearing all of that commotion I can tell you that I snapped out of the very strong and ever growing urge to have another baby – real quick like!
Old Ladies and their funny commercials.
They just don’t make them that way anymore!
You would be hard put not find products on sale for the up and coming “Labor Day Sales 2015” promotions and celebrations. I found some pretty deals that I would love to take advantage of but – I just don’t have a lot of extra cash on hand right now to buy something like a guitar at this time. I am still recovering from all of the work we had to have done on the house this summer. I am proud of myself in the fact that I didn’t use a single credit card for any of the repair costs that are inevitable when owning a house. I wish I could do the same thing next time something rear’s it’s ugly head. I’m getting rid of this credit cards if it is the last thing I do.
Right now a simple Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar can be purchased for under $50, usually this wonderful starter guitar can’t be touched for under a hundred bucks. That would put a hurting on me and leave me limping for the next couple of weeks. But if I suck it up I think I could swing it. That would be a great start on my Christmas shopping. It’s crazy to see that local retail stores around here are starting to put out Christmas products, It’s still august for heaven’s sake!
With all of the gadgets that are invading our homes and offices as fast as they can the need for batteries to run all of them can be a challenge. It seems that I am always running to the cabinet that holds the shoe box that I try and keep full of various batteries, only to find that the kind that I am needing at that time are not there, it never seems to fail. As hard as I try to keep them all in stock it just seems to be an impossible task and I seem to constantly being purchasing some type of battery when I go to Walmart where the prices are usually lower then other retail stores for most batteries.
But when it comes to the energy that is necessary to run the various computers in the house I turn to the Internet to help me find what I need. I mean it isn’t as if you can run down to any store and buy like a dell battery or a Dell ac adapter for example just anywhere. The best place that I have found so far online which is where I just found the Dell AC Adapter that hubby needed for his laptop and he needed it quick like and so far they haven’t let me down without having to pay extra for it.
Something that I really like is that they have a link on their website that you can type in your zip code and hopefully find one of the over 30,000 locations that are provided for any of us to use to drop off any of our old cell phones or rechargeable batteries to be recycled. If you know me at all you know how seriously I feel about recycling.
Since we live out in the boonies I really didn’t expect to see any place close at all for us to use but was pleasantly surprised to find 5 that are convenient for us and believe me we have taken advantage of these collection locations since discovering them a while back, it’s all good!