I feel as though I’ve already enjoyed the weekend! Gary and I both had yesterday off. That’s a rare occurrence and much appreciated. We got married on Good Friday because it was our only day off together! And Gary thought it would be easy to remember our anniversary, until he realized that Good Friday changes every year. Oh, well, so much for that plan.
Yesterday we started with a trip to the tag office. I offered to give them my first-born child, but since she is a thousand miles away, they agreed to take $800+ for a little metal plate that tells the world I’m the legal owner of my truck and allowed to drive for another year! Yikes!
Went to Best Buy and got Photoshop Elements 7, the last step in our conversion to digital. Now I have something else to cram into this poor tired brain of mine. One of the reasons I chose this software though, is because my daughter, Katrina, has it and I can call her for help.
Stopped by Books-a-Million for a copy of the May/June issue of Memory Makers magazine. Katrina designs cover art for them and also writes articles. This issue has a layout of her mother drinking coffee and yakking. Buy your own copy and look at page 38.
Went to Walgreens to pick up my prescription. I don’t remember if I’ve told you this story already, but it is a sad, sad commentary on “progress”. We used a local pharmacy for years. It was owned by a friend, and everyone knew us. When I walked in I was greeted by the pharmacist and he always asked about Gary or my job or the kids. If there was a medication problem, he went out of his way to solve it. If he had concerns about anything, he checked with our doctor. If there were details about my medication that I needed to know, he explained them. I can’t tell you how many insurance changes and glitches he endured for us over ten years. Well, the pharmacy sold to another local pharmacy because of the health of the owner. We understood that. Things went well and there weren’t any major changes for about six months. Then suddenly the pharmacy closed and our accounts had been transferred to Walgreens! I didn’t know any of the particulars, but we were willing to give Walgreens a try. Well…I’m not enthusiastic about the change. Now I stand in line. Now I’m greeted by a stranger who asks me to spell my last name. Yesterday I got home with my prescription and discovered that my white medication was suddenly dark blue! I called immediately to confirm that it was correct and was told, “Oh we changed manufacturers. I should have put a label on it to let you know.” You think??? I’ll adjust, but I can tell you I won’t be happy.
Spent the afternoon doing laundry and my usual Saturday chores so I will be free to buy plants and do gardening today. I’m going to work downtown and hopefully put in some color to make our little town pretty for Easter Sunday.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. I hope you get to visit with family and friends tomorrow. Easter is a quiet holiday at our house. There are no longer little children around to hunt eggs or dress up for Church. Gary actually has to work tomorrow. The weather forecast is for rain, and lots of it, so I won’t even take any pictures. When Gary gets home we’ll have a pork roast and count our blessings. But it doesn’t really matter what any of us do. Easter is a celebration of what Jesus did. He endured pain and suffering to spare us. He gave his live for ours. I think we can at least give Him a few moments of quiet reflection and gratitude tomorrow in return.
Count your blessings.