Friday, July 14, 2023

10 Wow Things from This Week

It's been a crazy kind of week.  Here are 10 things that made me say "wow!" this week...

  1. The Chairman of the Board called me 10 minutes before our meeting a couple days ago and said "I don't want to blindside you at the meeting but I will make a proposal to hire you as the permanent Executive Director."  I said wow (probably out loud), attended the meeting, was unanimously approved for my new permanent full time job, and now I am just waiting for the salary and contract negotiations to happen.  Never in a million years did I think I would be working at this point in my life, at this sort of job, and at this kind of pay.  Wow.
  2. I bought a Roku.  I have heard about these streaming devices and Prepper Princess on YouTube raves about them so when I saw it was only $20 at Target, I picked one up.  Hubby and I were surprised there were so many free channels to watch!  Since this is a one-time $20 purchase, it certainly seems to be a bargain.  Of course there are some higher tier shows/channels you can pay for but we are perfectly happy watching the huge list of free (with ads) shows.  Wow!
  3. The cats are still coming around so I feed whoever shows up each morning.  They are still feral so no point in trying to pet them which turns out to be a good thing since I saw on the news yesterday that a family in a nearby town rescued a feral kitten which turned out to have rabies!  Eeekkk and wow.
  4. I didn't buy anything on Amazon Prime Day.  They had several things that I would have loved to have and the prices were great but at what point do I need to stop replacing my already good things with things that are only slightly better (example, I have a Tab S6 tablet that is still working perfectly fine and that I use maybe an hour or so in the evening but they had a new Tab S8+ on sale for $600 which was an excellent price but not really necessary so I didn't buy it).  When I told hubby I wasn't buying anything this year, he said "wow"...and still waited to see if the Amazon delivery van would show up!
  5. The news has made me say "wow" more than a few times this week.  There was a hostage situation at a major casino resort.
  6. A bunch of women brawling at another casino.
  7. A naked guy dancing on a poker table.
  8. And we are supposed to hit 117 degrees here on Sunday.  Wow!
  9. Going food shopping always makes me say "wow" as the prices seem to be increasing daily!  Even the Dollar Tree has increased their prices (now everything is $1.45) and of course quantities are shrinking (a one pound bag of beans is now only 12 ounces).
  10. The news always makes me say "wow" and not in a good way so I try to avoid it as much as possible.  I can hardly wait for election season to begin... :/


  1. Congratulations on your new job.
    I hope you'll be happy .
    Think I'll get a roku .
    I live in the country and there's little TV available. I'm not paying for TV period.
    I'd probably say wow to the naked guy dancing and the fist fights among the denizens.
    However, I live in the south and you can see that behavior at any ___mart (fill in the the missing letters) on any given day.
    After working in a big city ER for decades little surprises me anymore.

    1. So many free movies on YouTube, we are really happy with it. And like you, not much surprises me anymore either!

  2. Congrats on the job. You really need it since your DH is so much older than you. Just stating the facts.
    I don't know but I might have enjoyed seeing that naked idiot dancing a poker table but he only had one leg??lolz Now THAT I'd like to see.....

    1. You are absolutely right about my situation with hubby. Also, this isn't the first time a naked guy danced on a poker table here!

  3. Woohoo!!! Nice job & congrats on the job. That is awesome news. Life surprises us sometimes, doesn't it?

  4. Congratulations on your new position! It does sound indeed like a WOW kinda thing! So happy for you! And those headlines are another WOW! Haha!

  5. Those are all wow things. I am glad you got the job. That temp is horrendous.

  6. I really wanted to watch 6 and 7 on the list, but I am not allowed access. Congrats on the job. I thought I posted this once. Obviously not

    1. Sorry, just me not getting to the comments in a timely manner!

  7. Enjoy your posts. Best wishes for success on your surprise job.