I struggled with what I should do today. Oh sure I did the usually job hunting but today was particularly bad; I felt like there was nothin’ for me. I had decided to go to Walmart and Target. Yes my friends, both in one day. But then I Facebooked my intentions.
Glenn reminded me of Target’s recent anti-gay political contributions (Google it if you aren’t aware) and so I was reduced to just shopping at Walmart. It’s OK. Maybe I’ll just walk up each aisle twice?
Now this is a funny story. Before shopping I decided I wanted Long John Silver’s for lunch. It’s been a while since I had eaten there. I go online and find some coupons to print. I print them. Obviously. I check my wallet and have $12. I grab a handful of quarters since I’m low on cash. I walk up, present my coupon and order and meal that includes 3 chicken planks, fries, slaw and 2 hush puppies. I’m asked about a drink. Wanting to keep it on the cheap AND I’m not a big soda drinker I say “no”. My total is $4 and some change. I present $2 in one’s. $2.25 in quarters. The cashier, an older black woman was one of those people who could be scrubbing a toilet but is acting as if what she’s doing is the best thing in the world. She is happy to be alive. Maybe she’s big into Christ? Whatever her deal is, I love people like that. They bring me happiness. She hands me my change and a cup. I ask if that’s for water. She says very nicely, “use it for whatever you’d like.” I thought about sweet tea but I got water. Why ruin a nice gesture? She walks away from the register and personally dishes out the food. She gave me the largest looking platter I’ve ever seen. On it was the slaw and fries but 4 chicken planks and 5 hushpuppies. This lady is the bomb. I sit down to eat. As I scoff down my food I think that perhaps she thought I was dirt poor? A coupon, no drink, and a handful of quarters? She walked by my table several times as she cleaned up here and there. I avoided eye contact. I felt strange. Eventually after eating, I went back to the counter to thank her on my way out. Nothing specific, just a make-eye-contact-thank-you sorta thing.
Did I appear broke? Did she have left over food she was trying to get rid of? Was she hoping I’d ask her out?
With an extra full belly I proceeded to Walmart where I bought Clea some catnip. Clea loves catnip. I love watching her love catnip:
I’m so excited for some Florida friends of ours. Laurie and Pearl with their children Jordan and Kathryn just got on a cruise ship today! 4 nights on the Carnival Destiny. No not the ship that got stuck at sea without power for days.
Jim and I have been on 5 cruises and have loved them! I’m jealous of them. Yeah, me who traveled the country to 25 states in a year is jealous. Maybe that makes me greedy then?
During the week Jim enjoyed eating the left over fruit salad Deanna brought this past Sunday. He asked me to create a fruit salad for him. I’ve never cut up a cantaloupe. Don’t make fun of me. Remember, I had trouble hard boiling eggs. I Googled for the solution and watched a youtube video (shown below). I followed the directions and was pleasantly surprised about how easy it is! Go me!