Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ten things of Thankful-Saying Smile and Cheese Makes Me Giggle

It is Sunday… and it’s Superbowl Sunday …hope you are all enjoying today and the weekend …

I hope you all had a wonderful week that brought you to today and will carry you through tomorrow and the week ahead….

What were you thankful for last week?  What filled you up with gratitude and empowered you with a good dose of appreciation?

I started my week upset because of certain actions that are not acceptable…. I did not let up and voiced my concerns frequently.  By mid-week, I received an apology but more important I noticed a change, a better connection, let me rephrase that - a huge, huge connection; like actual hugs – being wanted and just being needed.

Hey, we have rules and they are put in place for one reason only; we are here to protect you as we see fit, and we are here to make adjustments as we see fit ----- but ultimately the rule or rules are implemented because we love you.

Number one– I am thankful for rules.

Number two – I am thankful for a true connection once the dust settled.

I should add this to my Thankfuls but there are so many … I won twenty bucks, Yay!

I have a new phone, it is a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
So far the one thing that I like about the phone, and makes me laugh, is when I  take a picture;  all I have to say is  “smile” or “cheese” and it automatically takes the picture.  The funny thing is everyone thinks I’m saying “smile” and “cheese” to whomever I am taking the picture of, but I’m actually telling the phone…. This makes me giggle. 

Number 3 goes to giggles! Giggles are fun and always needed….

The phone isn’t syncing with my Pandora and the car more often than none – sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t – it’s a bit frustrating -  With my old phone I never had this problem  -  I’ll figure it out, that is why I’m not in love with my phone yet -----it’s been less than a month these things take time.

On Thursday was “Thank your mailman day” did you thank your mail carrier?  I have my own – so I did …it’s a match made in heaven, I am afraid of mailing letters and he is not…LOL!

Number four goes to getting to work in one piece on Friday and getting home safely…

It snowed on Friday but prior to the snow was freezing rain - sleet, so it felt icy underneath the snow; slow and steady won the race. (for me it did)

Long Island, NYC and its boroughs was hit with a snow storm I think the amount was 8 inches on the Island; the  day before it was in the 50’s - surprisingly schools were closed – the call came in early - children everywhere were smiling, and happy…

However, I had to go to work (it’s month-end) ….number five goes to the helpers cleaning my car…. 

Off I went armed with hugs, be carefuls, and knowledge that they are such good kids. (when they want to be)

I made it to work in 45 minutes -  I drove along Old Country Road  two hands on the wheel …a winter wonderland of  snow everywhere, cars behind me, cars in front  -  sorry no pictures I was not taking any chances….. Take my word; it was beautiful!

When I arrived at the office, I was actually pulling into the parking lot, when I received the call from my boss, telling me that the office was closed.  I was not the only one who trekked the snowstorm, two co-workers received the news the same way that I did.  Number six goes to a reliable car that got me to point “B” back to point “A” in less than an hour and a half. On the way home some of the shrubs along the road were showing signs of heavy snow on top of them so again slow and steady won the race…..

I stopped at a bagel store before I made it home …

Number seven … a snow day, bagels, and Netflix (watch I’m having what Phil’s Having, very entertaining)

Number Eight - sleigh rides and fun to be had in the snow…

Number nine - I made these and they were delicious - home-made mozzarella sticks…

Last but not least ….  Number ten, goes to the greatest purchase of the century ….LOL maybe or maybe not, but high on my list…. Two blue scarves/shawls… the thing is I wanted a blue scarf  and reminded myself to look for one several times in the past - I found two at Old Navy under ten each,  plus a coupon …omg were they free?  Nay, but the price was real good… under five dollars each - I do love a bargain….

How was your week ….its Ten Things of Thankful ….come on add your own!


  1. I also love the hat with the scarves! How do you make mozzerella sticks without them melting... I have tried freezing them first but it still didnt work!Im ashamed to say I missed "thank your mail carrier day" oy!

    1. love that hat keeps me warm .... mozzarella sticks well some were good - some melted into the breading but all and all yummy - not salty just right...I first coated it with flour then egg, a light coating of breadcrumb, egg again, then breadcrumbs --- I did that first then fried in oil paying attention to the frying... that was it .... the pieces were cut thicker than French fries and I used a block of mozzarella cheese.

  2. I, too, want to know how you made the mozzerella sticks without having them melt. I have tried several times and they end up a cheesy (almost delicious) pancake on the pan. Also the Broncos just WON!!!

    1. recipe in the above comment... it was a great game !

  3. Gotta love a bargain! I had one make my TToT list this week, too!

    1. love a makes no sense to pay full price when it will go on sale after a week especially at Old Navy....

  4. It can be exciting to get a new phone, but it can also take a while to feel comfortable with it.
    "Smile" and "Cheese!"
    Good that you all had a snow day full of smiles and cheese snacks, after you made it to work and home again safely that is.

    1. the phone is a love hate relationship for now ... but come to think of it all my other were a love hate relationship :)

  5. Ditto on the mozzarella sticks. That new phone sounds awesome, speaking of cheese. That certainly is a genius way to take a picture. Much better than trying to press that round button without dropping the phone. I've heard good things about the Galaxy. Have a good week.

    1. that is a good feature - I can never get the button to take the picture when I was suppose to, and everyone would be come on take the picture ...a little annoying. :)

  6. Ohhh it's brilliant when you find *just* the thing you were looking for, and at a better price than you supposed. GOOD!

    The bagels look yummy and I'm glad you (eventually) got your snow day and chance to chill out, but I think the best thing by far is the re-jiggled connection, after you asserted yourself and refused to accept poor treatment. GOOD FOR YOU! I could learn from that. Hope this week is also awesome for you :)

    1. now that you are in murica ...when you come to NY you need to get a NY Bagel with cream cheese - I love an everything bagel, raisin cinnamon, poppy or pumpernickel... plan ones too- the connection was a good one and the refusal to accept the poor treatment or the poor attitude was just me being a mom.

  7. ohmygosh.
    I had no idea that nick is a postal carrier. I have EVEN MORE respect for him now!!!
    I have NO IDEA how they do it. the memory they have to have... the attention to detail. to me they are heroes.
    I see them here... they can drive their little trucks... but in some neighborhoods they have to park and WALK. and carry that HEAVY BAG.
    and when it's 103 degrees in the shade... I just want to go up to each one and offer to help. but it would literally kill me. that's why I don't see how they do it.
    YUM. that picture.
    and... I had the same thing happen to me once... got ALL THE WAY THERE risking life and limb really (ice)...
    and they decided to close the office. drove the 30 miles back home.
    you took it better than I did! LOLOL! you're just a sweetie pie. XOXO♥

    1. I tell you all you have to do is offer your mail carrier some water or fruit and they will appreciate it the summer nick has a customer that cuts up watermelon for him its too funny.
      Friday was interesting that's for sure...but I do love a day off lol ....:)


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