Thursday, 30 April 2009

I went to Belk's on the way home and purchased a Lilly light blue polo. I was afraid that it would get gone by the time I got there on Saturday. Plus, it will probably be crowded on Saturday and I want to avoid crowds right now. There are 12 possible cases of swine flu in Huntsville, which is less than 100 miles from here.

Sometimes when I try to close a blog, it opens it up about 18 times. I have to turn off the computer to clear it. Has this happened to anyone else? I wonder what causes it.

I hope everyone has a good Friday, and Happy May Day! TGIF!!

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

A few weeks ago, my sister and I hosted a baby shower for my cousin's daughter-in-law. Today, my cousin called me to tell me that the baby was born this afternoon. A little boy. She said he is so cute and looks like he may be a blond. I am so proud for my cousin. She's really excited about her first grandchild. My cousin had a very simple upbringing. They lived in an old run down house for many years. Everyone felt sorry for them and then we found out that they had more money than anyone in the family. I guess they didn't need it. My cousin married the only guy that she ever dated. They both had good jobs and had what they needed and wanted. They were the only couple that I ever met that had everything in common. She retired at 45 so that she and her husband could travel. Three weeks after she retired, her husband found out that he had a brain tumor. He passed away a year later. Even though he had a sarcastic sense of humor, he was a great guy. He would do anything for anybody. We still miss him.

On a funny note...Today Queenie informed me that the FedEx and UPS paks are made from recycled milk cartons. She figures that is the reason that her cat likes to play with them. I figured that they were cleaned with some kind of chemicals. Oh well, I may be wrong. I didn't argue with her. Her husband is the one that told her that, and he is a lot smarter than the rest of us. If you don't believe me, ask him. HA!

I have a place on the inside of my right leg just below my knee that looks like a bruise. It is discoloration that is left over from a mini bike accident that I had when I was about 15. Because of it, I always wear skirts and dresses that are about mid calf. Today, I wore a Lilly dress that came right at the bottom of my knee. I couldn't believe that I didn't feel self conscious. It was hard to get used to. I have two more new dresses that are the same length. Maybe this will get me to wearing skirts and dresses that are a more appropriate length for the times.

Thanks to the anonymous poster about Belk's charity sale. I heard about it while I was in the store. I may go to Belk's tomorrow night and pay the $39.99 and get a polo. There were not very many in my size and I'm afraid that they will be gone when I get there on Saturday morning.

I hope everyone has a nice Thursday.

Morgan & Company Warehouse Sale

In case you are in the area, you don't want to miss this:

Morgan & Company's Annual Warehouse Sale will be this Saturday & Sunday (May 2-3) at the Fairgrounds in Griffin, GA. Sat 8-5 & Sun 12-5.

Literally tons of merchandise they need to clear out of their warehouse(s) and you get the savings. Don't miss out on the huge savings (75-90% off retail pricing)... handbags, jewelry, gifts, monogrammed buttons, photo frames, etc. On-site engraving/embroidery available.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

I went to Belk's at the Summit. They had the Lilly blue/white print shirt dress that I mentioned in last night's post in my size. It must have been meant to be. They also had Lilly polos for $39.99. I resisted. While in Belk's, the sales clerk and I had a nice visit with a lady from out of town. She knew her Lilly. She told me that years ago, that she shopped in the original Lilly Pulitzer store. She was a very nice lady and was very polished.

I hope everyone has a nice Wednesday.

Monday, 27 April 2009

We closed on the store today. I didn't know whether to be sad or relieved. Everyone we told seemed happy for us. The people that bought it seem very nice. The girl that worked for us for many years called tonight and quit. She told the new owners some things about us that were not true. She was mad because the new people wouldn't immediately give her a raise and better benefits. I think they were blindsided by her demands. My mother is going to open the store and stay there until the new owners can get there. I don't think that they were prepared for her to quit so soon. My mother agreed to help them off and on until they get their ducks in a row.

On a better note, my mother and I went to Huntsville Sunday so that she could buy a new computer for her home. She has always used the computer that my dad bought years ago for the store. While in Huntsville, we went to Belk's. My mother waited patiently while I tried on Lilly Pulitzer dresses that were on sale. I ended up buying two. One is a khaki shirt dress with pink in the yoke and on the reverse cuff of the sleeve. The other is medium blue with a white monkey pattern. I wanted the navy and blue shirt dress that was made like the khaki, but they didn't have it in my size. Tomorrow, I may stop at Belk's at the Summit and see if they have it.

I'm going to have to change my profile on my blog from working at the liquor store on the weekends. Any ideas about what I can say?

I hope everyone had a good weekend and a good Monday.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Miss Janice is hosting a giveaway. Her prize is a copy of Social Climbers by Beth Dunn. I've already read the book, but thought others may be interested in her giveaway. So, just hop on over there, read the rules and enter.
BFF MAB emailed me yesterday to see if I was going to go play in the park. I didn't know what she was talking about. She reminded me that there was an art show in Linn Park downtown. I met her there at lunch and walked around for 45 minutes. There was a lot of nice art for sale. There was no junk. If I didn't like something, it was just a matter of taste and not because it was tacky. I bought a pewter cheese spreader. It had a Fleur de lis handle. I bought it as a present for ME. There was free food, but I didn't eat. I was afraid that I might pay for it later, if you know what I mean. It was nice to get out and get some sunshine and fresh air. I need to start back doing that every Friday.

Last night, I worked at Relay for Life. Instead of a walk, the teams have a booth and sell things. Some sell baked goods, some sell raffle tickets, someone was even selling kisses. I didn't check them out. Our team sold barbecue sandwiches, popcorn and lemonade. We sold our of sandwiches. We cleared over $1,000. There was a lot of good entertainment. That was an 11 year old boy that sang. He was great. He sang a lot of songs from the 50's and 60's. The daughter of a former Miss Alabama sang. I didn't like her choice of music, but she had a great voice. It makes me feel so good to help out with this cause. It is really touching to see all the survivors take their lap. It was scheduled to be from 6:00 pm until 6:00 am this morning, but we left at 10:00. We were tired.

This morning, I went to the Kiwanis pancake breakfast. I got a take out, because I didn't want to sit and eat by myself with all of the old men. My sister would have, but that's the difference with her and me.

The sale of the store is supposed to close on Monday. Wish us luck.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

I must be a rude person magnet this week. Tonight, I stopped by the Apple store to get a USB cord for my Ipod. The clerk directed me to the wall where it was hanging. When I tried to reach it, I realized that I was 6" too short. There was a clerk standing there, but he walked away. I looked around for someone to help, but no one seemed to care. I finally asked a customer if he would mind getting it. He got it for me without complaint. Now to sync my Ipod.

Tomorrow night, I have to work at Relay for Life. My sister and brother-in-law are on the committee. If there is a Relay for Life in your area, try to get involved. It is for a good cause and is fun at the same time.

I hope everyone enjoys their Friday. TGIF!!!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

I think Saturday was National Rude Day. Everywhere I went, I encountered the rudest people.

First, I was on my way to get lunch for my mother and I. I don't know about where you live, but in Alabama, it is customary for people to pull over and stop when they meet a funeral procession. I was stopped at a stop light when the police blocked traffic for a funeral procession that was leaving the funeral home. I was the third car from the light. I lowered the volume of my radio, because I felt there was something tacky about me listening to Rick James sing "Super Freak". Some woman decides that she is going to turn right. The police stopped her before she could turn. All of a sudden, I heard a horn blow. It was the woman in the car behind me. She saw someone that she recognized and blew the horn at them. They must not have heard her, because she blew her horn again. All of this while the deceased and his grieving family passed solemnly by. HOW RUDE!

When I got back to the store with lunch, a customer moved back so that I could open the door and enter the store. I had my hands full and could barely manage the door. At least he could have opened the door. No manners.

The worst was nothing to me, but made me mad. A man came in the store and asked my mother if she could cash a check for him. Since we knew him, she said that she would. He proceeded to tell us that he had been working 18 hour days helping with the storm cleanup. He did not have time to go to the bank all week. He said that he finally had time to go to the bank on Saturday and got there at a few minutes before noon. He said that the OPEN light was on. He said as he was pulling under the canopy, the OPEN light went out. When he pulled up to the drive in window, the teller said, "Sorry, we're closed". He told her that all he needed was to deposit his pay check and get a little cash back. She then said, "Sorry, we're closed. We've already locked up our money in the vault." I could not believe this. I've worked at banks for years, and drive in customers in line at noon have to be waited on. And to do this to a worker who has been working 18 hour days helping people. My mother advised him to call the branch manager on Monday. I don't know if he did.

Now you see why I called it National Rude Day.

I hope you have a good Thursday! Don't let anyone be rude to you.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

I got this nice honor from Preppy 101. She is such a nice and fun blogger.

Thanks for the honor.
This morning at about 5:25, I felt and heard a slight vibration. I thought it was probably a large truck or piece of machinery stopping on US 280. On the way to work, I drove the long way around the back just to check and make sure that it was not caused by something structural. When I got to work, I found out that we had an earthquake. I don't think I've ever experienced an earthquake before.

On the way into work, I was on US 280. I always drive in the right lane. I noticed a car in the middle lane with it's right turn signal on, and I backed off so that she could move over. After she got over, she threw her hand up, not to thank me, but in anger. I couldn't figure out what I did. I thought that maybe I wasn't paying attention and she had been trying for awhile to get over. She kept bobbing her head like she couldn't figure out why the traffic wasn't moving (US 280 is one of the worst commutes in the country). About 1/2 mile later, she turns on her left signal to get back over to the middle lane. By this time traffic was flowing well and no one was stopping to let her over. Finally, she saw a break about 3/4 of a car length and moves over almost causing another car to rear end her. She then gives the driver of the car the finger, not once, not twice, not three times, but four times. She kept waving her arms in anger. I tried to distance myself from this crazy woman. I don't know what her problem was. She had curlers in her hair, as in the old timey bouffant curlers. Maybe they were rolled too tight. This morning's events did not put me in a bad mood.

Today, I wore a black linen skirt to work. I had a lot to do, so instead of wearing my black/white Jack Rogers sandals, I wore a pair of black Naturalizer sandals. I figured out why I never wear the Naturalizers. When I walk, I waddle. I figure it is the thick soles. I will say one thing, they are really comfortable.

Monday, 20 April 2009

I have been fighting a cold for several days. I think the cold finally won. I have coughed and sneezed all day. I feel a little bit better tonight. My mother just called to check on me. She has been fighting a cold also. Thankfully she feels better.

I don't have much to say tonight.

I hope everyone has a good Tuesday.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Saturday was a beautiful day, but I was so tired that it was hard to enjoy it.

I wish that Mother Nature would cooperate so that I could have something to post about other than the bad weather. I left my mother's house early today so that I could dodge the tornadoes. Luckily I was driving just south of the bad weather. Our region does not need any more bad weather. People are still without power and yards are covered with fallen trees. One family lost over 200 trees. That's an entire forest to me. I heard on the news that the Guntersville Yacht Club received some damage and a dock broke loose, but I really didn't think that much of it. On my way to my mother's, I was rounding a curve and all of a sudden right beside the causeway was a huge yacht. I mean, you could step off the highway onto the shoulder and then onto the yacht, it was that close. Not only that, but there were about 10-15 lined up beside it. I almost wrecked. I saw on the news that they were stuck there. There's one yacht that is stuck and has the other pinned up against the bank. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. Many parts of home town look like a war zone. You have to be careful driving up and down streets, because of all of the debris. There a trees lining the sides of the streets. The Red Cross has been wonderful. They have been driving through neighborhoods giving people bottled water and non-perishable heavy snacks. Luckily, my mother's neighborhood did not receive much damage. Only a few trees that fell across the street. All of this caused by something called a "gravity wave", whatever that is.

The sale of the store has been postponed for another week. Hopefully everything will go smoothly. We are looking forward to the free time. I am going to keep start a personal file for everything to do with the sale, so that as soon as I get my W-2's for 2009, I can hand it over to the accountant. He can take it from there.

I hope everyone has a Good Monday (if that is possible)

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Have y'all seen the video of Susan Boyle, the woman that wowed everyone on Britain's Got Talent? I cried while I watched the video. She blew me away, as she did everyone in the world. I think that's great. I hope she goes a long way. She deserves it.

I went to Target today to pick up a couple of things. I wandered over to the $1 bins (or the crack area). I found a preppy pink and green plaid tray. It will be perfect for spring and summer.

Can you believe, I didn't even mention the weather. Mother Nature cooperated so that I didn't have to.

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

We had a day without bad weather. I don't think it is suppose to rain again until Saturday. Hopefully, there won't be any storms.

I talked to my mother around 6:30 this evening, and she didn't have power. I talked to her an hour later, and she had found out that the power was back on. I read on the news that it may be Friday before everyone has power. My sister said that they bulldozed my mother's friend's house today. I know it was an extremely sad experience. She raised a family in that house. I know that they have lived there at least 35 years. Her son owns a large lake house that has a mother-in-law's suite. She is going to live there. She's lucky that she has two sons that live nearby, and both have large enough houses that she can live there and not be in the way. They take care of their Mama no matter what.

The closing of the store is going to be postponed for about a week. I just want to get it over with.

As I posted the other day, I have injured my heel. I cannot wear a shoe, except sandal or sneakers with socks. It hurts when I wear regular shoes. It's suppose to go down to the 40's tonight. I guess my feet will freeze tomorrow morning.

I hope everyone has a nice Wednesday.

Monday, 13 April 2009

I hope everyone had a great Easter. Our family did. My mother and I got to church at 10:35 for the 11:00 service. We got the last two seats that were together. The church was overflowing, which is a good thing. After church, we went to my sister and brother-in-law's house for lunch. My brother-in-law's parents, sister and her family and one of his brothers was there. We had a good meal and a nice visit. Afterwards, we went home and got lazy.

On my way back to Birmingham, I got to see the "war zone" where the tornado plowed through. It was awful. It rained all the way back. I woke up at 2:00 am to the sound of strong winds. I was terrified. The winds blew for over 2 hours. On the news, they said that the winds got up to 50 mph. My mother called me while I was driving to work. She said that she had been up since 2:00 because of the storm. She was without power. My sister lives less than 2 blocks from my mother, and she could not get to my mother's house because of trees being down. Trees and power lines were down all over town. She walked to Hardee's to get breakfast. I told her to not go any where unless it was an emergency. She couldn't get her car out of the garage, so the man across the street helped her get her garage open. She went to the store about 11:00. She told me that one of her friend's house was demolished by pine trees that fell on it. I feel awful for her. And, it's supposed to storm again tonight. Those people need a break.

I think I may go to bed early tonight. I didn't sleep well last night because of the storm.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Yesterday, in a meeting someone quoted something like "Some days you feel like a pigeon, and some days you feel like the statue". Yesterday, I was the statue.

I had to get the breakfast pastries for the meeting. I ordered them to be picked up at 7:00 am. I got to the bakery at 6:58 am and the girl was just starting to put them in the box. She was so slow. She acted like she was being careful not to break them. I was really getting nervous. I got to work at the time I meant to get there. I got our cart to take to my car to bring everything in. One the way to the car, I pulled the cart right into my heel. It hurt bad. I didn't think that much about it. As I was putting out the food and making coffee, my heel started hurting really bad. I looked down and it was bleeding. Queenie got me some big band aids. When I went into the ladies room to clean the cut and put on the band aid, I looked in the mirror. I had forgotten to comb my hair before I came to work. I was so embarrassed, because at the meeting I was recognized for bringing food and getting injured in the process. The mail guy was out, so I had to go to the post office. So, I hobble into the post office and there's hardly any mail. A lot of the postal workers took the day off and they did not have the mail out. I went back to the post office around 2:00 and got the mail. On the way out, it started pouring down rain. Not too worry, I still had not combed my hair. I can't believe I went to work like that. I am very particular about my hair. Every hair has to be in place. My heel was worse than I thought it was. I put Neosporene and peroxide on it and bandaged it up. Today it is better, and I remembered to comb my hair.

Around 3:30, I called my mother to check on the weather and she said it was bad. She said that there was hail and water everywhere. She told me to call her when I got about 30 minutes from home to see about road conditions. The main highway was blocked with downed power lines and trees, so I had to find an alternate route. It only took me about 20 minutes longer to get there. When I got there, I found out that there had been a tornado about 5 or 6 miles south of the store and then bounced across the river. Many huge lake homes on both sides of the Tennessee River were destroyed. All that were left of some were just splinters. There were reports of 3" hail. The man on the weather channel on Sirius said that 3" hail is the size of the largest apple you've ever seen in the grocery store. Many people saved some and put them in the freezer for evidence. Many car windows and house windows were broken. It was awful. Luckily no one in the area was killed. I heard that some people in Tennessee got killed. That is so sad.

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter and Happy Passover.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

I've been talking a lot about the weather lately. I just went outside and it is warm. It's 70 degrees and it's 9:30 pm. That's too hot. That can only mean one thing. Thunderstorms tomorrow. I guess it's that time of year. Two nights ago, it was in the 30's.

I have to get an early start tomorrow. I have to pick up breakfast pastries at Edgar's Bakery at 7:00 am. It's for a breakfast meeting that Queenie's boss is having. I don't know why Queenie couldn't do it. Oh well, I accepted gladly. I figured that it would only make me look good. She is going to help me bring it in from the car. I was going to order from Jason's to deliver, but I decided I'd pick everything up since I pass right by there. Then I thought, if I'm going to pick everything up, I'm going to get something good. Edgar's is so much better and their prices were lower. Plus, I save delivery and tip. I guess I'll save the bank about $40 or more. I bought juice on sale at Publix, so that's more savings. I'm getting good at this food thing. I only wish that there were more places close to the bank to get things. I know everyone gets tired of Jason's Deli, but they are one of the only places that delivers.

I hope everyone has a good Friday. Tomorrow is Good Friday. Have a blessed day.
Thanks for the response about the earrings. It was on Preppy Pink Crocodile's blog. In case someone else is interested it is Fitz and Frannie. Use the code "preppy" for free shipping.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Silk Knot Earrings

One day this week, I saw a post on someone's blog about silk knot earrings similar to the ones sold at Bhati Beads. They were 2 pairs for $30. And there was some kind of code to use.

Does anyone recall seeing this or know who makes the earrings? I'm interested in ordering a couple of pairs, but I forgot to write down the information. I've looked at several blogs that I read, but can't find it.

Thanks for your help.
Even though it is still cool, tomorrow I'm going to wear a khaki skirt, LL Bean pink polo, and a Lands' End kelly green with pink monogram cardigan. And, not to forget my Morgan & Co. pink with white polka dot grosgrain belt. I have never been as ready for spring as I am now. I just wish it would be warm enough for my sandals.

Last night I started watching a creepy movie on Lifetime called Poison Ivy. I decided to go to bed early so I set my VCR to record the last 30 minutes. I watched it when I got home. That had to be the lamest movie I've seen in a long time. What's so bad is when I was watching it, I couldn't stop. Have you ever watched a movie like that? Right now, I have You've Got Mail playing on the DVD player. It is one of my favorite movies. Tonight I just have it on for noise. My mother wants me to get my hair cut like Meg Ryan's in the movie. I remind her that this movie came out in 1994. But, I do dress like her character, sometimes. If I met a man over the internet, it wouldn't be Joe Fox, it would be the roof top killer.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

I'm watching some creepy movie on Lifetime. It's called Poison Ivy: The Secret Society. I rarely ever watch Lifetime, but there wasn't anything else on. It's like a train wreck. It's awful, but you can't stop watching.

We found out yesterday that there has been some restructuring of the area offices. Some jobs have been eliminated. Nobody in our area has lost their job. Queenie told me that she was getting "survivor's remorse". I guess that's like "survivor's guilt". I heard of people with that. Isn't that what surviving soldiers get when they are near other soldiers that are killed in action? Or maybe the lone survivor of a bad accident? I guess I don't feel it because I have lost my job due to a acquisition years ago. I worked for a failed Savings and Loan.`As a matter of fact, I've been working a lot harder this week and I haven't been complaining as much. I don't want to lose my job.

I can't wait until next week so that I can wear my fun spring clothes. I can't wait until I can wear my sandals. Maybe the week after next. Every time I think spring is here, it turns cold.

I hope everyone has a good Wednesday (HUMP DAY, YAY!!)

Monday, 6 April 2009

I hate to keep talking about this crazy Alabama weather, but it is crazy. Saturday, it was 77 degrees and today it did not get out of the 40's. Tonight, it is supposed to get down to 29. Don't worry, it will be back up in the 70's again.

I was really lazy this weekend. Yesterday, I had sinus problems, so I laid around and watched Mad Men season 1, Rear Window and Murder, She Wrote. I found out today that I was not the only lazy one. Others admitted to not doing anything yesterday.

I think after we sell the store that I will have more energy. I don't think I'll be as tired. I'm going to take advantage of the free time and take on some projects. I think I'm going to start back fooling with genealogy. I used to love it, but one day I just gave it up.

I hope everyone has a good Tuesday.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

As I said in my earlier post, I was going shopping. The highlight was when I was in Aveda. There is construction at the Summit. The girls at Aveda told me that there was and LL Bean store going to open in the new area. That made my day. At Ulta, I bought Essie nail oil, a small magnifying mirror and some Burt's Bees pomegranate lip balm. I was able to use a $5 coupon. I went into Home Goods to check it out. I bought a shower curtain liner. I saw many pretty things in there. I went to TJ Maxx to see if they had any Eliza B belts. They had some, but the only one that I liked was in a size larger than what I wear. Oh well, I didn't need it anyway.

On the way shopping, I put an old stereo cabinet by the garbage dumpster. I inherited it from my sister when she was tired of it. When I came back home, it was gone. I was glad that someone could use it.

I hope everyone has a good Sunday. We're expecting more bad weather. I guess it's that time of year.
I decided that this weekend was going to be a lazy weekend. I had a few chores that I was going to do and then watch TV and DVD's the remainder of the weekend. I have one chore left and I'm going to do it tomorrow morning.

This afternoon, I need to go to Aveda to get shampoo and conditioner, and then I'm going to go and browse through Ulta. I tear coupons out of magazines, but I never go. I think I may be able to get better deals on stuff like lotion, nail polish, etc. at Ulta. On the way home, I'm going to hit TJ Maxx. Everyone always finds good stuff there, but I never have any luck. I'll let you know what I find.

My sister and brother-in-law gave me a combo VCR/DVR for Christmas. It did not work on my TV (yes, it was older than I thought), so I bought a new TV Monday. I hooked everything up last night, and it all works just fine.

As I type this, I'm watching Making the Grade. I know, it's such a lame movie, but I've always liked it. Judd Nelson in his younger days and all those preppy clothes. What's not to like about it? Andrew Dice Clay is really lame in this one. From what I understand, he's gets lamer as the years go by. I would like to have a pair of gold shell earrings like Jonna Lee wears in this movie. I don't even care whether or not they are real gold. I think I may have had a pair like them many years ago. I think they were by Dottie Smith. If it wasn't me, it was my sister that had them. If anyone sees any, let me know.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

The weather did not get as bad as they predicted...thank goodness. We've had a few rounds of heavy rain, but they only last for a few minutes. There's a storm about 50 miles west of here. It will probably be here in about an hour and a half. I may go to bed soon, but I'm going to leave the radio on so that I can wake up if there is a weather warning.

This afternoon, we were told that we could leave work early because of the bad weather. Queenie called her husband to come get her. He told her that he couldn't right then, because he had to take the cats out. (to do what, I don't know). Forty-five minutes later, she was still there.

The bank is installing a new security system. We got an email today saying that they would be testing the system tomorrow and Monday. We are to disregard any message to evacuate the building. On another note, new fire wardens were appointed. I received orange vests that each of the fire wardens and their backup are suppose to wear in case of a fire or fire drill. I went from floor to floor passing them out today. Late this afternoon, the building management called me to tell me that a woman on the 8th floor complained to them that she did not get a vest to wear when we had to evacuate tomorrow. Bless her heart! We couldn't figure out how she got that all mixed up. I don't know how I got to be chief fire warden, but I do get to wear an orange vest. Lucky me.

I hope everybody has a nice Friday. If the weather gets bad in your area, try to stay safe.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

I finished Social Climbers by Beth Dunn this afternoon. I really enjoyed it. I think I know these people. In the small town where I'm from, there are a lot of Kitty Kimmel's. They are not quite as mean as Kitty. We don't call these women "Social Climbers", we call then "Wannabes". The AT's are actually real nice and down to earth. I'm sure everyone has experienced these people.

Tonight, as I was leaving work, I saw Queenie's husband walking toward the dumpster outside our building. I think he was going to go dumpster diving, until he saw her walk out. I almost got tickled at his attire. He had on a pair of khaki shorts with an elastic waistband, all the way around. And he had his shirt tucked in. He had the shorts hiked up real high, like a geek. I wish coworker could have seen it. She would have died laughing.

We are supposed to have bad storms tomorrow...again. They are predicting up to 10 inches of rain for some parts of the state. They are also predicting tornadoes. As best as I can remember Friday or Saturday is the 35th anniversary of the bad tornadoes that came through Huntsville. I think we had about 7 in one night. It was bad. I just saw on the Weather Channel where there were 148 tornadoes that day, nationwide. Luckily our neighborhood did not receive any damage, but the power was out for several days. That is a night that I will never forget.

I hope everyone has a good Thursday. If you are in the area of the storms, stay safe.