“Your Order Has Shipped”

That is one of my favorite notifications. It means, as you all well know, that my stuff is on it’s way. I get way too excited. I have this strange need to track my shipment until it is safely in my house.  From the moment I get that notification I am on it. Tracking and checking it’s progress. The only letdown is when something is going through the post office. Some shippers are better than others. FedEx rocks the tracking info. UPS could really learn a thing….or 10, from FedEx. And the post office….forget about tracking info. They suck.

I currently have 2 orders i’m tracking. Both thraveling via FedEx and both due to arrive Tuesday……

Stay tuned for updates 🙂


17 years ago

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 17 years since Armageddon Arizona style.

The Rodeo fire and the Chediski fires merged and created the largest, at the time, wildfire in Arizona history. Approximately 500,000 acres burned. Towns were evacuated. We, in Show Low Az, were the last to be evacuated and were out about 10 days.

Scary time for us. A lot of homes lost in neighboring areas. Our town came out of it unscathed, except for a little PTSD.

What a day….


I started thinking about this post early this morning when I had a customer say to me, “you’ve worked here a long time” and we started talking about how she remembered me being there when she got her drivers license (way to make me feel old lol) I get that a lot. Fact is….I’ve been at my job for, nearly, 18 years. Looooooong time to be in the grocery business. I’ve seen co-workers come and go. Some have passed away of old age. 2 suicides. 2 from cancer. I’ve watched co-worker’s kids grow up and move on to their own lives. Have their own kids. 3 store managers….I could keep going but I won’t.

The situation that happened today though was a first. My co-worker, whom I’ve worked with for all these 18 years, fell and broke her leg. Right there in my department. I’ve never been so shaken in my life. I’ve never seen anything so horrific. Legs aren’t suppose to bend at that angle. I went into crisis mode that I never knew I was capable of and got things taken care of. Her husband came running, he works in our store, the paramedics came and off she went to the hospital.  As for me….It took me a while to calm down but I’m fine. More concerned about my friend.

Vacation #AtoZChallenge

Sadly I didn’t go to the beach for my vacation. It was more of a working vacation. Have I mentioned that we had a small fire? It wasn’t big but did damage to the ceiling in my parents room. Anyway, the major repairs were finished and our contractor was starting the painting when he had a family emergency. So we decided to take the burden off of him (he is a friend from church) and do the painting ourselves. Monday our neighbors and good friends painted the room and I helped put things back together. 
Tuesday was the day to paint my room. It had been an ugly gold/brown color.
The doors are now a silver gray
The big wall is navy blue
When we started the blue wall i thought it would end up brighter than I’d wanted but once it dried it was dark blue like I wanted.
The rest of the walls are a pale gray.
The rest of the week was pretty mundane, Until Saturday.
8 friends and I trecked down to Phoenix for a concert. Bethel Music.
First we did some shopping. Yes I ended up in Barnes and Noble…..I can’t help it lol
I’d never been to Tempe Marketplace. It was fun.
They made fun of me because I’d never been to Chick-Fil-A
I didn’t see what the hype is all about but that’s just me.
So we had to commemorate the moment.
I’m still not sure how I felt about this concert. I didn’t really enjoy it. It was just too much…….noise.
Chris Tomlin is about as wild as I get. This was over the top. Plus, something just felt off.  Sensory overload I guess.
Sunday we went to College View Baptist Church for our service, My friend’s extended family goes there and her brother in law is that pastor. It was a great service.
The girl squad
All in all it was a fun weekend with the girls 🙂


Palm Sunday

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As a kid I was raised Lutheran. One of the things I miss most about no longer going to a Lutheran church is the traditions and celebrations of the church holidays. I remember  Palm Sunday when I was a kid all of us kids got to go to “big church” back then kids went to their own service, separate from the main service, Anyway, I remember we carried in palm branches and lay them down in front of the alter, leading the Pastor into the church. Today, in the church I go to now, I doubt it will be mentioned. But then again, having been raised Lutheran, I wish we did more to celebrate the holy days of Passion Week….Which starts today btw.

This video is adorable.

So, what ever you do, or don’t, celebrate…..Have a wonderful Sunday


How Great Is Our God #AoZChallenge



I’m a few days behind on my a-z posts. I had a hard time coming up with an H post. I could have skipped it and come back to it later but I’m way to OCD (thanks mom) (don’t worry she doesn’t read my blog) So as I was working on some things for another blog I put my earbuds in and turned on the iPod and on comes Chris Tomlin! Hello! I have my H!

How Great is Our God…I mean seriously HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD! Chris is one of my absolute favorites. I’ve seen him live 3 times!


How great is our God