Whenever you get seated on the potty..the phone always rings??? How do the callers just know to call right then. The phone sits silent until you get nature’s call and then like magic you get not one but maybe two calls in a row.
Do you take the call or let the machine get it? Do you worry you will miss something “important” and take the call anyway? Do you try to tinkle quietly so that no one will hear you? Do you not bother to flush because they might hear you are in there while you are talking? Do you think that they cannot hear the difference in the sound of the room you are in? Do you think they cannot hear the water running as you wash your hands? YOU DID WASH didn’t you?? Have you heard someone on the cell phone while in a public restroom trying to cover the fact that they are in there?
Did you hear them start coughing frantically when YOU flushed your toilet? Talk about germs on your cell phone. A recent survey said that there are more germs on your cell phone than on your toilet seat! I must agree now that I have witnessed a person in the stall next to me trying very hard to mislead the caller that she was NOT in the restroom. I could have blown her cover big time. I could have flushed loudly and slammed my door or asked her if she had any toilet paper, but I didn’t. It obviously meant a lot to her to cover her actions so I kept quiet. I was APPALLED when she proceeded to finish up and walk right by me and leave the room WITHOUT washing her hands though, that is just NOT RIGHT! Right there and then I made a mental note NEVER BORROW ANOTHER PERSON’S CELL PHONE..you never know where it has been!!!
So.. here it is Friday and another week has passed. This week it got colder, the trees started dropping their leaves even faster and all the fields are being harvested before the snow comes. Last night snow was reported in the upper peninsula of Michigan on the ground. We got a hard frost overnight. People put up their decorations for Halloween. We never decorated much outside for Halloween. The times I did someone took our pumpkin display and threw them in the street smashing them. I learned fast it just wasn’t worth it. Most of my decorations were all indoors from then on. As time goes on the kids are not around, so decorating for holidays is just not as much fun as it was in the past. Halloween is about the C A N D Y in my mind.. I mean I associate it with the sweets. Old favorites like popcorn balls and big candy bars always come to mind. We loved to trick or treat to the houses that served the biggest best candy treats. Our grade school had cake walks in the gym and every room had a different game where you could win a prize or some candy. What is better than that? It seems now days some of that is coming back. There are more parents taking their kids to parties at schools and churches now than ever. Trick or treating in our town has dwindled out a lot. Trunk or Treating is BIG.. a church parking lot with treats in all the car trunks and the kids go from one to another. They all go inside for punch and cake or just to sit and visit with each other and play games. The whole thing is supervised and very very safe. Times have sure changed and so have the traditions that go with them.
Yesterday as I was busy baking, I got one of those automated phone calls. I hate those, but this one was welcomed. Seems when I switched over to KMART and their pharmacy, they put me on auto-refill list. The message tells you when you need to refill and how many you have left and when you can pick it up when it gets refilled. I have so many things to do that in a busy day, I sure appreciate their service so that is ONE LESS thing I have to worry over. I like it. Dealing with our pharmacy in town, you wait hours sometimes to get a refill and have it okay’d by the doctor etc. The city leaders wonder why we move our business elsewhere. The term SERVICE comes to mind.
Well not much more from here..
For two days now I have been chasing the Wifi.. both at home and on the road. Believe it or not I have just entered into my third spot. I settled into my little desk area at the library and all of a sudden UH OH.. their system went on the blink. Good thing they announced it or I would have thought my laptop on the fritz.
They had the same problem last Friday.. boy that place sure clears out in a hurry once NO ONE can get on line. So I moved on to another spot and no longer is their service FREE, you have to make a purchase to get the code. So I settled for another spot at the local Hospital parking lot. Here I pick up limited connection, but at least I can get someplace.
Today is sunny here and in the 50′s.. had a very cool morning. I noticed that the price of gas had come down over the weekend to 2.82..big relief as it was nearly 3.00 last week. Visited the post office and bought stamps.. this old gal will never buy anything but the “FOREVER” stamps.. let me tell ya that was a genius idea. Why pay more just because you had some left over..
We had an appt to meet with the social worker in mom’s case and she has promised to try to move mom’s schedule so that we can get home before dark. I sure hope it is soon. Then I met with the clinical nurse in charge to go over all mom’s meds. GOOD NEWS..she can now stop two more of her meds. This means that she is well enough to not need them in her system at all. I questioned whether that would be okay with her DOCTOR in charge and she said she would make it SO. Hmm makes you wonder just who the heck is really running the ship! When one says one thing and another something else I QUESTION it!! I feel for those who don’t understand things it must be very very confusing to them. I see my laptop battery is getting low again.. will have to invest in an adapter soon so I can charge it in the car. I just hope I don’t have to do much more chasing wifi in the future, gas what it is.. well.. makes a person make hard decisions. Just glad the weather is okay and it is warm inside the car.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!
P.S. We sure are having a great time with our Facebook group page. Remember you can’t find the group, if you have been invited, UNLESS your are on the HOME page ..not your profile page.