Restroom Tours (2001)

I think that I’ve toured every restroom, in any given place that I’ve visited. It’s not that I enjoy visiting them,

it’s just that anytime I’ve ever stepped into a building or business with “children”, they automatically have to go.

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We’ve been behind boxes of products, down long corridors, and in places that one wouldn’t think that there would

be a restroom, but needless to say, there generally is one.

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Basically, if companies expect to have customers come back with children in tow, then the provisions must be met.

The store employees know how to accomodate their customers for as I was standing in line with the daughter, at a

Halloween costume shop, one of the employees brought it to my attention that if my daughter couldn’t wait, we

could use the men’s room, for it was empty. We had just arrived to the store amid all of the Halloween shopping

before we finally decided to get in the line.

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Surely the employee that had offered knows the patterns of children. Once they get into the store they pretty much

head towards the restroom.

.

I thanked her anyway, and told her we could wait. For once in a blue moon it was me, the Mama, who had to go

and not the child! The one that later in the month would be transformed into a Dragontale!

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“Small wonders happen now and then-
Just not too often and don’t know exactly when!”

-2001-

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Clowning Around While Carrying A Purse (2001)

As a child I was always amazed at how twenty clowns could climb out of a Volkswagon.

Of course, as an adult I know the magic trick, and no one could tell me otherwise.

 

At least I thought no one would try and pull another one of those stunts-especially on an

adult until I saw a commercial featuring “The Perfect Purse”.

 

“The Perfect Purse” is supposed to make my life more easy and managable. All I have to do

is swing it by the skinny strap over my shoulders and off I go. It’s portable and has two

compartments and is about four times the size of a coin purse. I was waiting for the commercial,

to head in the direction, of pulling the kitchen sink out of “the perfect purse”, for that is what is

required for most women, including myself.

 

My life could be more managable if I didn’t have everything excluding the kitchen sink in my purse.

How could I possibly manage getting through the day without digging for my keys, while coming upson several

small toys that the kids had thrown in when I wasn’t looking? Or while at the grocery store,

how could I check out without digging out not only my checkbook and identification,

but also those coupons that I had seen in the purse last week.

 

No!”The Perfect Purse” is not for me, even though they throw in two more purses for the same price.

(Still not enough room.) The only way that I could deal with the ordering of The Perfect Purse is to

have a suitcase to carry under it. Kinda reminds you of those clowns getting out of the Volkswagon doesn’t it?

 

 

“In the purse a little more room must be found-
And as an expert I’m not just saying that in order
to clown around!”

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Around The Corner (2001)

My grandma used to say “you never know what is around the corner.” I know that she didn’t make up that expression, but there is no more truth in a saying.

When we’re younger, we think that the world is ours. we have no fear due to the fact that we have no experience in the art of living. The time clock is on our side, and as the famous saying in Gone With the Wind goes, we’ll think about that tomorrow.

Well tomorrow never actually comes but we continue to get older none the less. As we progress in life, we make plans and then comes along the regular interruptions, that make us begin to realize that there are no longer true plans, but tentative ones.

We’ll plan a day at the beach if the weather is good and the car is running well. We’ll get to that long overdue chore on our day off if the grandchildren aren’t coming for a visit, and finally we’ll take care of those dreams when the time is perfect.

The perfect time no longer exists, because as we begin to plan, we remember what Grandma always said about “you never know what is around the corner!”

Luckily many of those “you never know what is around the corners” are good. Surprises can be unsettling, but delightful when they’re in your favor.
Would I like to visit someone with ESP, in order to get a better grip on what is coming up around my corner? Of course not! I’d rather go with the flow. If we all knew everything that was “fixing to happen” (an old Texas expression), according to one of my co-workers, then we’d lose our zest for life. The unexpected whether good or bad is just the way that it was meant to be.

Grandma realized that during her lifetime, and the ideal has slowly slipped into mine.

“Around the corner we cannot see-
And that is exactly how it was meant to be!”

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Not Enough Time (2001)

Sometimes it seems like there just isn’t enough time in the day. You have your whole day planned out, and although you do not have enough time to do what you have planned, then along comes the unexpected.

A lot of times as you are getting ready to walk out of the door, that is the time that the unexpected happens. There is always one more thing to do before you leave, and then there are others who at the last moment need your attention.

Every once in a while it seems like one might need two whole days to complete the much needed tasks that need to be done in one day. They say that you should take one day at a time, but, whew, that one day can be overwhelming.

I guess the expression is true though, because it would be too overbearing to think about the next day when there isn’t enough time to do what one has to do for today and you’re right smack in the middle of it.

In reality today is all that counts. moment by moment we go about our busy lives, and try to complete as much as we need to.

Every once in a while it’s best to put the daily list on hold for a moment, so that we can as they say, stop to smell the flowers. Of course that stopping requires planting, watering, and feeding the flowers. There I go again. maybe some of our days are too overwhelming because we make the lists too long.

When the sun goes down, and we’ve done all that we can, we can kick back and relax and realize that we’ve done exactly that. And if by chance we have to plan by the silvery moon we should plan the following day, left open with many loopholes, for the unexpected which will give us a regular day.

A regular day sounds good, but what exactly does a regular day mean? I’m sure that is another story in itself. One that I don’t have enough time to go into, for it will interrupt the already too many things that I have to do, as in finishing this story!

“A regular day requires much thought-
In order to acquire the deadlines with peace that are sought!”

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone (2014)

Happy Thanksgiving to you-
I appreciate all of you, YES, I do.

 

 

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Restroom Tours (2001)

I think that I’ve toured every restroom, in any given place that I’ve visited. It’s not that I enjoy visiting them, it’s just that anytime

I’ve ever stepped into a building or business with “children”, they automatically have to go.

.

We’ve been behind boxes of products, down long corridors, and in places that one wouldn’t think that there would be a restroom,

but needless to say, there generally is one.

.

Basically, if companies expect to have customers come back with children in tow, then the provisions must be met. The store employees

know how to accomodate their customers for as I was standing in line with the daughter, at a Halloween costume shop, one of the employees

brought it to my attention that if my daughter couldn’t wait, we could use the men’s room, for it was empty. We had just arrived to the store

amid all of the Halloween shopping before we finally decided to get in the line.

,

Surely the employee that had offered knows the patterns of children. Once they get into the store they pretty much head towards the restroom.

 

I thanked her anyway, and told her we could wait. For once in a blue moon it was me, the Mama, who had to go and not the child!

The one that later in the month would be transformed into a Dragontale!

.

“Small wonders happen now and then-
Just not too often and don’t know exactly when!”

-2001-

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Candy Canes And Christmas Trees (2001)

A friend put up her Christmas tree and decorated it heavily with candy canes. I use the word heavily because it’s funny how the candy canes begin to disappear from the tree as soon as they’re put on there.

Surely it’s not some little magical elves taking them off, but her own grandchildren. Experience from past years has brought her to the conclusion, that if there are to be any candy canes left for Christmas day then she must line them heavily on the tree!

I love candy canes. It used to be that they were only red and white striped, but now they come in a variety of colors and flavors. A friend at work happened to mention the chocolate ones. I haven’t seen any, but it sounds good to me.

Originally they were made to help keep the kids quiet at church, but after doling out a few to my own grandchildren I find that they’ll keep kids quiet for a few no matter where they are.

I think I’ll put a few on my tree. Make that more than a few for as my friend has taught..a few does not travel very far.

“Candy canes on the tree-
A delight for all the kids to eat and see!”

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