Monday, June 5, 2023

10 Things from This Week

It's been a busy last few (actually several) weeks!

  1. Our apricot tree is growing apricots like crazy.  They are all turning orange now and I am eating a handful for breakfast every morning (it's kind of a race to see who will get more--me or the birds but it is the middle of the desert so I don't begrudge the birds eating as many as they want since they have such limited food sources here).
  2. I got a call from our walking club president who said to meet the group at a local restaurant on Saturday because I am getting an award--but he won't tell me what for so I guess I will have to show up and see!
  3. The battery in our car was dead yesterday so this morning I took the car to Sam's Club (thank goodness for those tiny battery jumper boxes which come in really useful in these situations!).  I pulled out the receipt from when they changed out the battery a few years ago and saw that is was still under warranty so it took all of 15 minutes for them to install a new battery--and it was free of charge!  I was thinking we would get a small, pro-rated amount off a new battery but it was totally free so that was nice, especially in an area where the average lifespan of a car battery is only a couple of years.
  4. Work is going great.  I think.  I am truly terrible at the political machinations of a high ranking executive position.  I just do my work and hope everyone else is doing theirs but I have stirred up a hornet's nest a couple of times by pointing out things that are being done/have been done that weren't done how they should have been done.  Apparently there are reasons for this that escape me and the emails start flying.  Ayayay
  5. Hubby's sister and her husband will be here for a couple of weeks.  It's World Series of Poker month here in Vegas and they, along with hubby, will be playing in several poker tournaments.  I miss working at the WSOP but since they moved it to a Las Vegas Strip casino instead of an off-Strip casino, there is no way I wanted to drive to and from the Strip everyday.  My friend who works there said it takes her an extra hour or more just in traffic everyday getting to and from the Strip!
  6. I've been watching Whitney Webb videos on YouTube.  Yikes, that's some scary stuff!  Eeekkk
  7. Then there are the Facebook files.  Double eeekkk
  8. The weather here is getting hot!  It's been hovering around 100 degrees every day so I go out and get my walking done at 6am.
  9. Our city is gearing up for so many things in the coming days/weeks/months--our ice hockey team is in the Stanley Cup, it looks like the Oakland As will be moving here, The Strip and surrounding roads are being set up for the Formula One races which will take place in November, and our city will host the Super Bowl next February.  Wow!
  10. I hope you all are having a wonderful beginning of summer!


  1. I thought I commented once. ??? I wonder what you did to get an award. Maybe it is a sting to get criminals into
    Those little battery chargers are certainly handy. We even stopped and gave a car a jump. I love Auto Zone and their policy on batteries. They are located just about everywhere, making it easy to get service and they keep a record base of everything I have bought.

    1. I'll let you know (or not if I am arrested!). I don't know if Auto Zone installs batteries. We can do it ourselves but I like it when Sam's Club installs them.