Friday, May 06, 2011
We came home to a phone message from my mother-in-law saying she got a letter delivered to her house that was intended for us. Curious, my dh called her right away and was astounded. I had requested an online banking code so I could pay extra on our mortgage each month. I can't do that from our regular bank site as there is no way to note what the extra amount is for. Since my dh had an account with the new company back in college, it sent the access code to his mom's house, an address he hasn't had for 38 years! It's not even in our state. Now, I get to try and straighten all this out. It reminded me of an incident I had with this bank when I started college. They advertised heavily to open a checking account in my home town and it would be forwarded to the location of my college. Well, my first several checks bounced. The account never got directed properly. Right there and then I decided never to do business with that bank again. I was not thrilled to see that bank was the one selected for us by the title company when we recently downsized to a condo, but only when we discovered this latest blunder did I remember why I didn't want to work with them. I shouldn't let this stress me, but it does. It seems so many people take so little care to properly do the jobs they were hired to do! Very sad. But, it's getting late and I must at least try to get some sleep tonight.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I look in the mirror and groan. My dh looks at me, gives me a hug and tells me I'm beautiful -- sometimes with words, sometimes with actions, sometimes both. I can look at a gloomy day and see a beautiful flower, a darling toddler, a couple at a nearby church coming out after their wedding ceremony and think that this is a beautiful day. I can listen to my grandbaby laugh, I can watch her 'run', I can play peek-a-boo with her and I know this is a beautiful day. And, I can see the sunshine, feel the warmth on my face and the newly green grass beneath my feet, and I can hear the brook gurgle through the park a few steps from my condo and I know it is a beautiful day. Yes, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. We can find that beauty even on our darkest days if we open our senses to more than that which is dragging us down. Have a beautiful day!
Monday, May 02, 2011
I went to a state convention for a women't group as a delegate and ate many wrong foods - also many right ones. I got no sleep. I sat way too much. However, I did get in a good workout one day and a decent walk another. So, it wasn't a total loss. However, even though I tried to be a little careful at the meals, I still managed to gain some weight. Am hoping it's mostly water and will come off over the next day or two. I went in thinking I'd not eat any of the desserts served with our lunches and dinners. OOPS! I ate almost everything, leaving only a few bites of each on my plates. Oh well, today is another day. Today I will be better. I won't let one weekend turn my goals to dust. Not this time!
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