Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Go ahead, start the vid. Adjust volume to low….My last post was a TToT. As are most of them going back several months. Well, it feels like several months. Last post had to do with getting back to basics. In the early days of GirlieOnTheEdge, all titles contained some form of the word “edge”. Believe you me, it soon became a challenge to use “edge” differently in each and every post lol.
I stopped for 2 reasons. No.1) See 1st paragraph. No. 2) Someone told me I needed to write more “catchy” titles. Titles that would “grab” peoples attention. Me, I thought using a form of my blog name in each and every post title would be unique and fun. Sure.
I’m back this week to participate a little more conventionally in what has become the only blog hop in which I participate. Lizzi’s brainchild. Without further ado:
1) Thanks be for a beautiful day today. But not thankful that I wasnt’t able to locate a self service car wash. Surely I’m not the only person in Northern VA who wants to find one of these? I want to wash my car my own damn self! Then I’ll know it will really be clean! Having said that, I am thankful for at least getting the heavy dirt off and! leaving the car wash with radio antenna intact.
2) I’m thankful for having been invited to share Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and day after Christmas with my niece, her husband and 2 little boys. A giant holiday sleepover! I’m further thankful that my niece’s niece who is my great niece wanted to Tango with her Aunt C Christmas afternoon. I was sitting next to C on the couch when the call connected. I gave C a quick wave and Merry Christmas and let the 2 of them do the show and tell about Aunt C’s gift. Then I heard M say “Aunt C, would you put Aunt D on?” C passed me the i pad and there was my great niece smiling away with multi colored, blinking “teeth”. Courtesy of yours truly:) I was ever so happy she was wearing the rainbow, blinking teeth and was excited to show me:) Such cool shit for kids nowadays.
3) I am thankful to be able to use time off at the holidays without having to sacrifice too much leave to the Use it or Loose it gods. The challenge? To use the time wisely.
4) I’m thankful my sister was surrounded by family Christmas Day. She lost her husband suddenly in October. Not a happy holiday season this year.
5) I’m thankful to have persevered in looking for and finding a florist to deliver the exact arrangement (the receptacle part anyway) to my sister in law several states away. I saw a picture in a Telflora ad many weeks ago and knew that was the “one”. Around the 16th or 17th of December I used my lunch to drive to a local florist. “I can just wire it from there. How hard can this be?” An entire hour later, late back from lunch there were to be no flowers delivered to my sister in law on December 20. Long story short, the florist I went to couldn’t find a local florist near my sister in law’s town to deliver. More importantly, they didn’t carry the piece I had selected. It was suggested I consider a more popular arrangement. If I could find a florist to deliver that is! You can’t tell me there were no local florists in R.I. to make this delivery. Friday morning, the 19th I googled florists in the town bordering where my S-I-L lives. I found only one, wrote the name and number down, arrived at work early enough to call and…. Hurray! Not only did they know the piece I was talking about, they had it in stock. Chris was pleasant, professional and courteous. He assured me they could make a next day delivery, if someone was there to accept. It was important I send this arrangement and no other. I’ve learned not to give up.
6) I’m thankful to hear that folks I’ve come to know in the blogosphere enjoyed a pleasant Christmas and holiday season. Not everyone is fortunate to celebrate as they may wish or share in a way of their choosing.
7) Always, I am thankful for another day to try it again. Thankful for one more chance.
8) I’m thankful for the Wakefield Doctrine and the blogosphere for introducing me to other clarks. Seems I’m odd woman out (no! not because I’m a clark lol) but because the other clarks I’ve come to meet have/ have had clarks for friends. I’ve never had clarklike friends. Until now. Pretty cool.
9) I’m thankful not to be bound by convention when it comes to eating. I grew up where we sat at the table (either kitchen or dining room if a holiday) for the evening meal. With the exception of the occaisional “breakfast for dinner”, we had “dinner” type foods. Being an adult means being able to eat ice cream for “dinner” or cereal all day long if I feel like it. Nice.
10) A warm place to sleep, a job I do well, and a vehicle to get me to there.