Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday Catch up

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

Burton Hillis

Morning all.  Looks like another stay in day for me.  One of my packages delayed and should arrive today.  That's okay.  My back is not so good, and I really don't have the money to go running around.  It's not like the summer months when I could pack a lunch and spend the day in the park without spending anything more than bus fare.  Now, let's see.  What else has happened since I last posted.

Pathmark closed last week, and the pharmacy had referred me to a Rite Aid which was a bus ride followed by a 9 block walk. I was told that all I had to do was call the pharmacy and have it transferred to a Rite Aid of my choice.  All well and good, but, Pathmark neglected to tell me that they had cancelled out my two refills. Totally not necessary, and I think they did it on spite because I had complained.  Good thing I didn't just go to the pharmacy on pick up day to do the transfer.  Oh, what a pain in the butt it was getting a new RX.  When one's doctor is a part of those new health care centers one cannot directly reach the doctor's office.  Instead one reaches the main office and they reach the doctor for you.  Only trouble is you never know if they relayed your message because no one ever calls you, and being that this was my BP medication I was concerned about I sent two emails and made three phone calls.  All in all, the stress of getting those refills was enough to raise my BP.

This little purse doesn't look like much, but it is something I shall treasure for the rest of my life.  It belonged to my mom, and she used it on Sundays to hold her donation for the church.  My daughter, knowing that I attend every Sunday, sent it to me.  This past Sunday I carried the tradition onward. I shall never forget it on a Sunday.
What a surprise this was! One of my Facebook friends crocheted this tree skirt for me.  It's awfully large and must have been lots of work for her, not to mention the price of postage to mail it.  It is so heavy.  How awesome a friend is she to do something like this for me.

My palm tree died not too long ago.  We did everything we could for it, but couldn't save it.  Hubby had bought one for his sister, and that one died as well.  Turns out that these big outlets by lots of these palms because they grow quickly and can be sold cheaply.  What they don't tell you is that this type of  palm will only survive in hot and humid areas such as Florida.

Have to be so careful when you buy things.  My Money Tree has really taken off, and we have transplanted the third time. Do you see how tall it has gotten?  Awesome.  And finally....
Can you believe this?  Who in their right mind is going to spend this?

Have a good one.


  1. Oh, what a rip off that plant was! You'll have to look up which plants will do nicely in your home in your climate. Shouldn't have to do that - I remember when plant stores were the places you went to learn about plants. Oh, and the meat. WHAT? I can't imagine they are selling much at this price. I live in a place where there are a lot of retired older people and I KNOW they are not buying it. Can you imagine how much is getting thrown away???? crazy. Good luck with your prescription. That is terrible. Don't back down. Be a pest. :)

  2. That is a beautiful tree skirt! I hate dealing with prescriptions - ugh. Thank goodness the Apothecary I use still believes in customer service.

  3. How nice that you can carry on your Mom's tradition at church. Love it!

  4. No-one in their right mind would pay that for cherries. No matter how sweet.
    Love that you are continuing your mama's tradition.