“What are you eating?” Jim asked me last night as I was propped up on the counter next to the cash register reading a motorcycle magazine from the magazine rack near my department.
“Vienna sausages and saltine crackers,” I replied as I rung up his cold cuts and Swiss sub.
“You know what those sausages are made of don’t you?” Jim then asked.
“You sound like my mother when I told her to get me some!” I laughed and then replied.
“Well, if you like head cheese and tripe then that is a good source of them.”
“No wonder Maggie thinks those are God’s gift to earth!”
Sunset and Sunrise…
“Were are you going?” Jan, our cute, nosey, and bubbly cashier, asked inquisitively to me this morning as I hurried past her at a dizzying stride headed outside.
“I am going out to see the first light of dawn on what is going to be a fantastic and beautiful day!”
It was 6:45am and the first light was on the horizon. We were just about to change shifts in my department. The weather guessers were all predicting highs in the mid-seventies today – a touch of Spring in the air. Stuff like this reminds me to stop and smell the proverbial coffee so to speak. The temperature was about 34 degrees so it wasn’t very comfortable, but it certainly wasn’t downright nasty like many of the nights we have been having. Also, the first few customers after a very quiet night were beginning to filter inside – mainly the grocery crowd.
Let There Be Colas…
Imagine my disappointment as I headed home and drove to my parent’s house not to find my six sodas for the day on the porch. I know I drive my parents crazy calling so early in the day, but mom insists on giving me these cokes as her part of taking care of me and my needs. Dad had promised me they would be on the porch since it wasn’t getting below freezing this morning. I hated to call, but I am impetuous like my mother. I managed to get mom to the phone after only two less reputation damaging rings.
“I’ll put them out in just a minute,” my mother replied.
You can easily tell by the amount of comments I am getting these days that I essentially halved my readership while I was not on the internet for so long. I appreciate those of you that stood by me and even started up webpages in my support. It didn’t escape me what all my online friends were doing in the hopes of my return. Thank you dear friends and special people. Hopefully, I can pay you back by not being so capricious and erratic in the future. I didn’t mean for it to happen. I just wasn’t feeling well and communication on the Internet or otherwise was not my forte at the time.