I've been feeling sorry for myself lately as I muddle through a nasty cold and flu. In all honestly, I'm used to being sick and thought I'd mastered the art of laying low and recovering. But this bug is kicking my butt so please excuse me for being so late in announcing my GIVEAWAY WINNER....
You remember my giveaway of this beautiful custom designed necklace from Izzy at Under The Copper Sky, right?
Congratulations to HOLLY at Your Mother Know But Won't Tell You.
Please stop by and visit each of these bloggers. Izzy is a lovely writer and designs gorgeous jewelry and Holly is one of my earliest blog buddies whose writing is thought provoking, inspiring and sometimes a little bit snarky-- just the way I like it.
In other news, before I was coughing up a lung, I stopped by my local dry cleaners and walked in on a gigantic mess. The usually very organized and efficient shop was all in a dither because their computer crashed, and after four very long days of trying to recover their info, it seems, sadly, that it's a total loss. Everything is gone.
Staff was going through the laborious task of removing numerically filed miles of cleaned laundry off their massive two-story conveyor belt and refiling them alphabetically. It's hard to describe the task because it was gigantic-- including requiring an enormous tent in the parking lot filled with rented racks to hold the laundry.
Why share this news with you? It's a brutal reminder of how important it is to back up your computer on a regular basis-- Which it turns out, is something this dry cleaners never did!
*****Yesterday, Godson's mom picked him up early from school for a dental appointment. But before they could drive across town to the appointment they had to stop at a fast food place for him to use the bathroom. When asked why he "didn't go at school" he informed his mother that the bathrooms are locked except at meal time.
It's true too. We called and checked.
This is a public high school where kids can't use the bathroom between classes because of "undesirable activities". I didn't bother asking what that meant because I was pretty sure it wasn't just "smoking in the bathroom" like in my days at school.
I'm still scratching my head over that one.... and angry about it on so many levels. Sheesh.
*****I hope to be back soon and healthy again. Until then, as my mother would say-- "Cover your mouth when you cough so you don't get everyone else sick."
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