Lawd have mercy, we had the mother of work parties yesterday. Now in all fairness it was for a close coworker who will be leaving our department for another one. And.............I did agree to help to put it together so I can't be too annoyed but.................it sure cost me a lot of money. I bought items like paper plates, napkins, plastic cloths in addition to the food I brought and the gift.
Now before the environment police go off on the paper and plastic products-just don't. We do not have plates at my workplace for 6o people. And if I did have actual tablecloths I would not bring them to work as they would get ruined. I don't know about your place of work but it can be brutal here with the mess that is made at these things.
I also need to add that the party took place at work during the day so it would be very noticeable if I didn't partake.
For those who work outside of the home or used to--do you participate in these activities? I couldn't really say no because the party was for my manager and it would look really bad if I was the only one not joining in on the festivities. Was there a dollar limit you would not go over? Do you have a signature food item you bring and is tasty and economical to boot? If you don't participate, do you ever get rude comments or do people pretty much leave you alone?
This experience, while it was really nice, and everyone enjoyed it has me really thinking SIMPLIFY SIMPLIFY!
Monday, September 19, 2016
The shortage is alive and no so well in our neck of NC. Hubby asked me yesterday why I wanted to fill up my car even though it was nowhere near empty. I told him about the shortage. Where have you been man?! He was like oh it will be okay. Hmmm...not so fast my friend. Look at what he saw as he finished fueling up this morning.
Maybe some of the Prepper folks aren't so "crazy" after all. Now I'm not suggesting to go all Doomsday Prepper and build a shelter but we really need to pay attention to the news. What about the trucks that deliver food to grocery stores? If they can't fill up then we can't fill up.
Are you seeing signs like this?
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Friday we stayed in a little mountain town of West Jefferson. I truly could live there. The people are so nice and I love the little downtown "district ". Very artsy and kind of granola.
Saturday we left bright and early for Boone. Miami came to town to put the beat down on us. Oh well. You can't win them all can we?😜
Here are a few pics our time there.
|This is an Amish store on the way to West Jefferson|
|I love this cat!|
Friday, September 9, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
So I pretty much check our accounts every day. On Thursday I logged on to check to see what the mortgage balance was since I made a rather large payment. Imagine my surprise when I noticed there was a balance our Visa from some software company that neither of us had ever heard of. I promptly called the bank, they told me that since the charge had not actually posted I could not dispute the charge but they could close the card and issue another one to keep any other fraudulent charges from happening. This really makes me boil.
Folks check your accounts daily. It pays off. I work for a financial institution and oh my word fraud is so big. I can't believe how much information people give out no questions asked. Do NOT give out your financial information to anyone. Don't believe when you get an email from someone telling you that you will receive a large sum of money in a wire. They just need your account information. Lord have mercy please don't buy cars from Europe and wire money. Yes that has happened. Oh goodness it goes on and on.
Oh well................now to some other things. Yesterday we went to this fancy schmanzy kitchen store in Raleigh. It's lovely but man oh man are the prices HIGH. I love roosters and chickens. There was this way cute little rooster spoon rest. Oh my mouth was salivating. I wanted that rooster. $25? Holy cow no! I could get a real rooster for that probably more than one.