Monday, May 15, 2017

Some Days Hold The Unexpected!

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      I could write about my credit card being compromised which meant I've had to wait for a new card, verify it, then communicate with all those companies that are on auto pay.
      I could share that I've been arguing with a certain insurance company to which I've paid on autopay through my bank for many years. Although my bank cleared TWO payments, one of which I do not owe, this company says I did not. They will only process through slow-mail. . .
       Really, both are not terrible things, and I'm grateful that the unlawful use of my card was caught immediately, but both take time and not time that's very fun, either. I am reminded of the Robert Burns' line from To A Mouse
                               "The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men/Gang aft agley"

Instead, I choose to share a couple of good things:
         A new book that I have for the granddaughters. Have you heard of this one: Strong Is The New Pretty by Kate T. Parker? I'm not reviewing, just sharing the title, and saying it's good. 


I think they'll like the book!
       The bookstore that I share about has lots of books, but it also has lots of geraniums, cared for by our manager. They thrive and bloom all seasons, and along with the books, give much pleasure. I was at the store a few hours today, and cleaned a few dead leaves and dropped blooms, enjoying my bit of inside gardening. Here's one photo.  

         Focusing on those nice things helps a bunch when things travel a different path than expected, right?

22 comments:

  1. Having your credit card compromised is not the worst thing that could happen, but it certainly is not fun either. This has happened to me a few times so I know what you are going through. I agree that we should focus on the positive and beautiful things that are plentiful in our lives -- like those beautiful geraniums!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer, and I obviously agree, and still will always make the time to love the good things in life.

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  2. You know I'm going to need to get that book, right?

    BTW: I had a roofer and a plumber at my house on the same day last week. Life can be frustrating sometimes!

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    1. Indeed, it can! One tweet & life changes! Sorry for your "double duty", and hope you love the book, Stacey!

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  3. You are making lemonade with your lemons. Sorry for the compromised card. That is such a hassle and insurance companies, ugh! Hope this is a better week for you.

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    1. Thanks, Elsie, what past is past, I know. It's a good week so far!

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  4. Those credit cards - they can be pesky and time consuming when they get compromised. We spend time yesterday working on financial stuff, but I'm much happier today at Jack's house. I'll have to check out the book you mentioned. Love the pic of your strong girls!

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    1. I imagine you would be happier there, Ramona. What a pain to do all that was needed! The girls love visiting this climbing wall! Enjoy little Jack today. Anita Ferrari has a fun today post you will love.

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  5. Sorry you have had to go through the annoying experiences. Books and blooms help to get the mind off the money matters, at least for a little while.

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    1. Yes, agree totally, Terje. Time to enjoy the important things! Thanks!

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  6. So sorry, Linda...that's an annoyance we can all live without....but you found the bright spots, as usual.

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    1. Can't NOT look for that sunny side, Tara. Keeps me going! Thanks!

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  7. Some days we just need to hold onto the good.

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    1. Yep, in our grand scheme of things, this was minor, just took time.Thanks, Jone.

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  8. Linda, you just made my day with your positivity. I am swimming in muck and know that I have to turn this attitude around real quickly. My husband has Shingles and with trying to get everything ready for a weekend wedding, a business conference trip on Sunday and the soon arrival of our new little granddaughter, things are catching up with me. I think I will smile and go upstairs and tell my husband all will be well. We will get through this just like you are mentioning. Thanks, friend.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your husband and all the other things pressing on you, Carol. If I gave a little light, I am glad. I've had friends who had shingles, and while it's a challenge, it is treatable and there are cures. Hugs to you at this time!

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    1. Thanks, Loralee. You are dear to say so.

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  10. Practice finding the light and you bathe in it all year. You do that. Often.

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    1. Yes, I do try to do that Mary Ann. It's important to me to find the good things in my life. Thanks!

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  11. So sorry about your card-- that's such a hassle! Glad it was caught quickly!

    And I always wondered about those geraniums...

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    1. Thanks, Carol, the person who cares for the geraniums seems to have a magic touch!

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