I learned something new today! Shelly told me that she needed to order some andrea rosin for Jeff’s violin, and I told her that she could use my laptop to order it online, since her computer was on the fritz. I, being abundantly careful to make sure that people don’t do something on my laptop that might cause me problems later on, watched over her shoulder while she went online to order it. I was really surprised to see that there are several different types of violin rosin! I have no idea of the what or why behind that, but I found that very interesting!
Not spending Mother’s Day with my mother today because she is leaving for a one week vacation! So I called her last night and wished her a Happy Mother’s Day and told her I hope she has a great time! After all, she should be able to do whatever she wants to do on Mother’s Day!
Don’t you just hate feeling stupid? I sure do! So when Gregg told me that he had ordered a shubb capo for his guitar, I just said “cool” and made a mental note to myself to go home and get onto YouTube and find out what a “capo” actually is! Well, I not only found out what a capo is, but that the one that Gregg was buying is highly recommended by several reviewers who claim to not be profiting from their endorsements, I felt relieved to now be a little bit better informed, and happy that Gregg is getting a good one. And, in case you don’t know what a capo is, or what it does, you can watch this video and learn about it, just like I did!
Easter is right around the corner. Yesterday my wife and I were grocery shopping, trying to use up all of the coupons that we had that were going to expire as of the end of the month and every where I looked I saw some kind of reference to Easter. There was a demonstrator there handing out samples of a particular brand of spiral ham. We did end up buying one of the hams, but it was only about two pounds worth. My wife said that she thought we would go ahead and have it for Easter, but when we got home and were unpacking all of our groceries it looked as if we did not buy very much meat so we might actually end up eating it sooner than planned.
As we were shopping I kept finding things that I thought we should buy and she kept saying “not today, not today, hurry up.” We were actually at the grocery store for two hours shopping, and spent around $400.00. All of the coupons we used saved us over $40, but I was still in shock that we spent as much money as we did. Of course we DID have two shopping carts full of food, so I suppose that I should not have been THAT shocked! But it did give me a greater understanding of just how much money we spend on groceries!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you “out there” in “Blog World.” I hope you all had a great day and drank lots of green beer, and ate lots of corned beef and cabbage. I like the light-heartedness of St. Patrick’s Day; I don’t know anybody who disdains it at all. I can remember as a child being sure to wear green to avoid being pinched! I don’t know where or how the “pinching” tradition started, but there were a couple of years in my youth that I wished that tradition didn’t exist!