Sunday, August 14, 2005

I'm Lovin' it

This weekend, I'm lovin' it, as the McD's commercial goes.

Yesterday I went to the regular Saturday meeting place at the coffee shop. All of the friends in the group were there, rare because some work on Saturdays. So we had a Summit meeting! I told them about my trip from hell, of course, because they had received the postcards. But I shortened it to have time to discuss more interesting things.

Our Summit was mostly on retirement investing and starting our own business. I had been thinking along those lines for the past few weeks. It comes up periodically and I brainstorm possibilities for self employment. Several others had great ideas too. We are going to check out the ideas, as much as possible. We have known each other for ten years and originally had gotten together to start a business! Then when it didn't happen due to family problems, one went back to school and other barriers, we turned into a social club. We called ourselves the "scone club" because at first we went out every week to try different types of scones and talk.

Back when I had a nice, hospitable place, I had a Thanksgiving party and had about 20 different types of scones as choices for dessert! We've come a long way since then and have stuck together through all types of job changes (serving as references for each other), residence changes and personal difficulties. If there is such a thing as "the good old boy's club" well then we must be the "good old girl's club"!

Nowadays it's salads and tea, not scones, although one friend did have a pineapple scone in honor of our group! Speaking (again!) of food, I love love love the salads at the coffee shop! My current fave is the goat cheese, craisen and almond with poppyseed dressing. And yesterday I noticed what a cool (disposable, I didn't steal them!) container in which they are served, even had a tight-fitting top. So I scarfed up two of them, took them home and washed them out. One I'll bring out to my Mom when I drive out there today, and the other I'm keeping for myself. Yes, I'm kind of a packrat! Like to live simply but that includes reusing things and not just tossing them away. On a related note, we also swap magazines among members of the group. I get several subscriptions and the magazines just seem wasted if only read by one person! In other words, I got rid of some old magazines and received some cool "new" ones to read!

Also had the little animals outside twice yesterday and went shopping! Checked out where another friend works (but not on Saturday) because she had said they have a job opening. She will put in a good word for SLA, the friend who's losing her house and looking for employment. They scarely know each other but working friend has a really kind heart. I went to that fair that I had posted about with her, her husband and another friend. I bought a couple of little items at the store and found some great leather boots. My old favorite ones, which I wore all the time (except in hot weather) broke their heel. But they were just too expensive. Then I went to Target and got a few things, too, boring necessary items. But I did look at clothes, books, perfume, CDs and housewares! Even when I don't or can't buy things, I do love to window shop. Have a sunny Sunday!

from my E-mail
Quick Quotes

"Recently, while I was on a shopping trip in a department store, I heard a little five-year-old talking to his mother on the down escalator. He said, 'Mommy, what do they do when the basement gets full of steps?'" --Hal Linden ---

While listening to an oldies radio station, my six-year-old evidently got the 60's mixed up with the 21st century. Instead of singing along, "Goin' to the chapel/ And we're gonna get married," I heard him sing, "Goin' to the chat room/ And we're gonna get married." --- Unknown----

"It was different when we were kids. In second grade, a teacher came in and gave us all a lecture about not smoking, and then they sent us over to arts and crafts to make ash- trays for Mother's Day." --Paul Clay---


Blogger Aims said...

Lovin those quotes!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Prométhiûs said...

Im lovin it...those quotes i mean...

9:51 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Glad things are going well for you PBS! Not sure if I've ever tried a "scone". What is it? Duh! McDonalds recently changed their menu (again), and in doing so dropped one of my fav sandwiches too. Bummer... Maybe now they'll change their little jingle too, it's getting kind of stale isn't it? :))))

1:18 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

Scones are great I have eaten one or two.......hundred.
It's nice to get together with friends and keep up and in some cases help another friend when the opertunity arises. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a nice day.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

After reading about the coffee shop lunches and treats now I'm hungry! :)

Sounds like a great group of friends.

Thanks, too, for visiting my blog while Rachel was in the hospital. Your thoughts meant so much! I love your blog and plan on putting it in my favorites, if it's OK with you!

3:57 PM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

Going to the chat one one is classic! And pineapple scones sounds yummy!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sounds as though you all had a great time! You know, what you call scones, we down under call biscuits!

9:01 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I love scones too. The worst one I ever ate was in the San Francisco airport in an upscale restaurant... alas...the scone wasn't. I think it was a left over from another century. The wait person was foreign and didn't communicate that I just choked it down anyway. The salad sounds so good...wish I had one. I hope you can find another job place and thrive there...just wait until the old place had to do without you. Ha!

12:04 AM  
Blogger a fish on a bycicle said...

hi, thanks, but if it's okay I'll take the Valium. Corking blog by the way

4:49 AM  
Blogger utenzi said...

I like the sound of your social group, PBS. A support group like that helps so much. Is the friend you mentioned in your previous post--the one about to lose her house--also a member?

As for the packrat syndrone--I have a little of that also. Plastic containers like what you mentioned, PBS, are so perfect for small painting projects. They're a lot lighter to carry about than an entire can of paint.

8:48 PM  
Blogger glomgold said...

That damn McDonald's slogan. I've caught myself once or twice just busting out with it in public. I'm so ashamed.

2:21 PM  

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