Saw this on FB and thought it was about the most accurate thing that’s floated around on social media for years:
My favorite brother ordered flowers for his wife from 1800flowers. The leaves were wilted and dead. He and my favorite sister-in-law ordered flowers for me from a local florist and they were beautiful!
And… I also got flowers from Perry, Ben and Colette… and they were gorgeous too. I’ve never been disappointed when receiving or ordering locally.
So next time you want to send flowers — don’t use a company that’s going to keep a chunk of your money and pass the order to who knows where. Order locally no matter where you’re sending your bouquet.
I’m posting this early… before green beer and all that other St. Patrick’s Day/Birthday celebration stuff because I want to share a photo of something I got last week to enjoy during my birthday week…
Flowers are always a thoughtful gift… but you guys, I haven’t seen Sonya in YEARS upon years. My chin remains resting on my desk! Still, my eyes enjoyed the beauty and my nose the fragrance — and the thoughtful gesture made getting old(er) just a little easier.
I love Carnival cruises and I’ve been on many… LOTS, you guys. I’m subscribed to receive ‘deals’ from them via email. When specials were displayed that interested me, I would click on the link to learn more. And then, the next day… Carnival would call me.
The “link click/then call” process happened a couple more times before I told the representative that I didn’t appreciate being pestered by phone calls all the gosh darned time.
She let me know that every single time a link within email is clicked, their system moves that visitor to a call-list.
I stopped clicking the links — and Carnival might’ve lost a sale. No… probably. They probably missed a booking from me had I not been pushed to buy.
Guess I’ll stay home and be lazy!
Life has a habit of moving way too fast — the older we get, the faster it seems to go. My birthday is in the near future, you guys. While I’m glad I keep having them, I sure wish the time between them was longer.
For the record, the only time looking in the mirror is fun is when the reflection is something other than me. 🙂
Colette climbed in Gracie’s bed talking non-stop (like always). She was telling an elaborate tale embellished with tiny baby puppy cuteness about how she remembered when Gracie was first born.
Not exactly the story I remember… Gracie was a rescue. The vet guessed her to be around 2 years-old when we brought her home — and that was before Coco was born.
Why is it exactly that lately my son has his nose in his iPhone in every single photo? Sometimes I think he does it on purpose just to get me wound up enough to spar.
I’ll admit that I’m pretty darned good at arguing and can usually hold my own. But this guy was taught by the best and has had a whole lot of practice. He wins by perseverance.
Have to get that vitamin D from someplace… and there’s nothing that helps my back more:
They say tanning is bad — and it probably is. Funny how when there’s something you like, you only read the articles that agree with your opinion or make you feel better about whatever it is you’re doing. Like… coffee is good for you — and the difference between UVA and UVB rays that makes it ok to bake.
This is especially true in politics, but I’m not going there…
This photo may be awful, but the subject is adorable. Don’t you agree?
The bed she’s sleeping on is a Coolaroo — and if you have a dog, you NEED one. Not expensive, is supposed to be easy on joints, is cooler than other pet beds, and Dharma and Gracie approve. So much so that I had to get a second one to accommodate.
I had an issue and had to call Apple support. Afterward, I received an email survey. Being in the Ultimate Customer Experience® business, I find it interesting what companies think their most important feedback is. For AppleCare, here’s what they want to know:
- The Advisor had excellent communication skills.
- The Advisor was knowledgeable.
- The Advisor was helpful.
- The Advisor cared.
- The Advisor listened.
There wasn’t one question asking if my problem — my technical issue — was resolved.
While I think those 5 questions are extraordinarily important, I also think it might be nice for Apple to know if my easy to talk to, knowledgeable, helpful, caring, listening Advisor was able to SATISFY my needs and FIX my issue.
I ticked the “strongly agree” box on every one of the above, then Googled until I found how to get my ‘broken’ Mac specific app to work. Oh well… still have major love for all things MAC.
My son simply had to have a Nintendo Switch the very exact second they were available. He talked me into going to Wal-mart — YES, Wal-mart at midnight. I’ve said it before… I would rather take a stick in the eye than go there. Still, there I was… in line…
There were people behind us that waited a very long time to be disappointed. We did the snoopy dance all the way to the car and didn’t see one person wearing pajamas.
A bad storm passed through Seymour and left around 8k people without electricity. Guess who was one of the EIGHT THOUSAND? Yes. Me.
Never thought a generator would make me so happy. There was no damage to the dwelling. With a gas fireplace I wasn’t cold. And with a generator, we had hot running water, a light, and charged phones. Lots to smile about!
The bad news is that after almost 24 hours of no power — and the purchase of a generator — we figure with the cost rounded out to about $100 a toilet flush. The electric was back on about 3 hours after we got the thing up and running. (No, I don’t have some fancy electric toilet — I have 2 well pumps that need power.)
I love this video for a whole bunch of reasons…
I think good ole’ Dad has an amazing voice. I like the song. But most of all, I love how proud the daughter is of her Dad. It reminds me of how I felt listening to my Dad perform.
I’m primarily writing this post because about every other day I open up one of my email programs forgetting what it was I hated about it — only to switch again because I forgot what I hated about the next one.
But before I go into my email woes, I want you guys to see a happy bee (and a photo bombing hound dog):
So here goes…
We are a Mac based G-Suite email office. My greatest struggle is finding an email client I like that serves all my needs. I hope to refer to this so I remember which is the lesser of evils.
Outlook: Contacts do not merge with IOS contacts and no calendar subscriptions… just the Outlook calendar and I don’t need another one to manage.
Airmail: Either 2 sent messages or none are saved on the server and search criteria is poor even after indexing my bajillion messages.
Postbox: No way to set a “timed” reminder. No calendar integration.
Mac Mail: Some clients can’t reply to messages and fonts/sizes vary on what the recipient uses for mail retrieval.
Cloze: AMAZING… but no desktop client. I’m not a fan of webmail.
I could list many, many more — but they are even worse than the 5 above.
What’s a Mac girl to do? Please share any suggestions. 🙂
I love flowers and love when I get them. The story behind the bouquet below still makes me chuckle. Perry, and my good friend, Sherry — who happens to be an amazing designer, evidently had a little chat. They both agreed that I wasn’t ordinary and I’m pretty sure Sherry came up with the creative word that was the back-end of this arrangement. Funky. I don’t feel funky… I feel…
I feel like I want to throat punch the dude that said it would be a wonderful thing to post something every day that makes you happy.
Dharma and Gracie love their Barkbox packages. They even know which box belongs to them when it arrives every month. They loved the zebra, snake and more from this month’s safari themed box — but Dharma keeps going back to that zombie squirrel from October.
Here’s hoping you have someone to cuddle that you love as much as Dharma loves her favorite toy.