Tuesday, August 04, 2009

More Random Thoughts

I was going to write an in depth post about the recession and the recovery, but today I'm just dragging. So, I have a couple more random thoughts to put out there.
  • Nothing in the whole wide world is cooler than answering my phone and hearing: "Hi, Nana!" Whether Danny or Alex is the voice, it is way cool. Singing "Blue Suede Shoes" while putting them on speaker is pretty cool, too. Both boys love to sing. Can't wait to see what little Nickie does when he gets the chance. It does mean that I don't get to speak with Kim much. Kim called and while we were talking, Danny came up and asked if she was talking to me, she told him yes and he said, "Well, I want to talk to Nana." And, that was that.
  • While I thinking of the recession and the recovery, I have to say that it has been good for those of us who didn't run out and purchase huge homes or more expensive cars than we could afford. Cheryl and I have spent more money in the past six months on various purchases than I believe we did in the six months prior -- excluding spending for Christmas. I'm not saying that we're going hog wild or anything, but we've been able to buy things that prior to the recession were out of reach. Our personal recession occurred last year when unplanned events wiped out our savings twice. I should add that we are both very blessed. We still haven't been able to afford a great vacation, but I think we should do well enough that if we play our cards right, we can go someplace next year.
  • That last paragraph been said, I'd like to say to those who are so worried about the future to lighten up a bit. We're going to bounce back, but if we listen to people like Susie Orman, no one would ever spend any money and, guess what -- the economy will NEVER bounce back. If you have a little extra and there's something you want or need, then go buy it. I'm not saying that if you're deep in debt, go deeper. I'm talking about people like Cheryl and me who have a little extra. We're choosing to put a little less into the savings account, which BTW only gets .5% interest, to purchase items that we've wanted or needed. We didn't rack up thousands in debt, so we can afford to stretch it out a little. Let's help the economy grow.
  • Did I mention it is only 10 more days until they install our new kitchen floor?
  • Crockpots are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

God Bless

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Something Cool...

Yeah, the world is going to hell in a handbasket. There's never enough time in the day nor enough money in the bank. We all work too hard for what we earn, but once in a while, something cool happens and you forget all that crap and remember what life is truly about.

So, that's what I want to pass on to you today.

On Sunday, the kids returned from visiting Kim's dad and we took them to lunch. Dustin had to return to work and Kim and Cheryl wanted to do some shopping, so that left da boys and me all alone! Cool Beans, as a co-worker of mine said.

Dustin had put Danny in his carseat and I still had Alex in my arms. Well, Alex is turning his head every which way and then he spots Cheryl on the other side of the parking lot. "GRANDMA!!!" he yells, clear as a bell and loud. He yells it again and she waves at us and I put Alex in his car seat.

I get in the truck and put the key in the ignition and put on my seat belt. From the backseat, I hear Alex say, "Go Grandma, Go. Go Go, Grandma!"

Apparently, Alex is going to be a backseat driver like his grandma and great-grandma before him.

Isn't that cool? He called me Grandma -- even if it was during an order -- he clearly said Grandma!

God Bless

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