Shopping New in Town Again

Yes I am, sort of new in town again. People in Glendale are great. I want to share with you a few of my shopping experiences.

A few days ago I needed a few items from Micheals. Now we all know that to be a good shopper at Micheals you need to cruise around the store and give things a quick once over. However, when my hubby is waiting in the car (and probably timing me) I make every effort to be quick.

So here I am, in Micheals, with a few items in the basket, looking for the end of the line. (I’m sure you know the long line, that thanks to good planning, moves quickly.) Yea Micheals.

I arrive near the end of the line when I realize that I must go around more merchandise to reach the end. The mother and daughter at the end of the line insist that I go ahead of them. I guess I look really old and tired. Yea for people that care.

With many thanks I got on line. Now the lady in front of me has some pencil erasers in her basket. I ask her how much they cost.

She told me they were only $1.00 for a pack of 40. I thought that was a good deal and asked if they were nearby. No, they were in the rear of the store. She then offered to go get them for me. I watched her basket and off she went.

Quickly from the back of the line she was now first, but no sign of her. I left her cart under the watchful care of the mother and daughter behind me. So there I was at the cashier, watching the cart (from a distance) along with the young lady who was behind me. In time for me to still buy the erasers, she suddenly appeared, and I got my erasers and she went right to another cashier. I conclude that good people shop in Micheals.

Now let me tell you I love to shop. (especially without my husband) My health doesn’t allow for much shopping times, but it’s still one of my favorite things to do. To be visiting here from out of town is great. My daughter in law is a good shopping partner. Yea for a great daughter-in- law.

To know Glendale is brimming with many helpful people is really special. The other day I was in CVS and a lady came up to me and gave me a coupon for $10.00 off that she was unable to use. My goodness. What a kind person. She was very generous to take her time to share.

Today at Target I was able to get a handicapped shopping cart because one lady had not only brought it back into the store, but cared enough to also plug it in. A special yea for Target because I can shop there without pain or bring by wheelchair.

You need to know that there are many kind and generous people living in your community. Let’s work on getting to be able to do acts of kindness wherever we are.

New in Town…Again

Well, yes I am, new in town, ummm…I’m just visiting for now. It seems to me that I just get over one crisis and another one pops up, completely unannounced. At least that what happens to me.

A few days ago I dropped my trifocals and ugh.. the lens popped out again. Please know that they were only purchased in September 2011, out of state.

This was the third time it happened in Glendale. The first time my adult kids did their best and took them to Lenscrafters in the Galleria. They were able to put the lens in, no charge. Yea for Lenscrafters.

The next time it falls out we go to Montrose. Yes quiet little Montrose. My dear spouse does not want to go to the Galleria, and so we start cruising along Honolulu. Oh my, right along the first block there’s an optometrist! So off I go.

It was Montrose Optometry. What an attractive shop with many styles of frames on display and several shoppers looking them over. Someone came over to me right away. She was most helpful. She took my glasses right away and proceeded to repair them. She put the lens in and even put some clear nail polish on the screw to help hold together. I was very pleased that Montrose Optometry was as generous as Lenscrafters. No charge! Yea for Montrose Optometry!

About 2 days later I dropped the glasses and out pops the lens again. Not knowing what we could do next I left them with my hubby. I didn’t have any idea how to solve this situation.

In a few hours he returned them to me all repaired, but they came back to me with rules. Since we’ve been married 50 years in a few months I knew enough to keep my mouth shut and listen. The rules were as follows:

Do not sleep with your glasses on.

Do not sleep on your glasses.

Do not hold your glasses when you’re going to sleep.

Do not drop your glasses any place.

Do not abuse your glasses.

Now I listened to him very carefully and decided he might be on to something. And so I pledged to do my best. I’ve worn glasses since I was 11, but have never had a problem before. I must conclude that Old Age is Not for Sissies.


Oh yes… and YEA for my hubby. I willing agreed to his rules so… so far it’s working!

New in Town

Here I am, new in town and wondering where I could get a decent (as in acceptable) haircut. Mulling it over I decided that “Fantastic Sams” in La Canada was going to be my first choice. We borrowed the car and headed for Foothills Blvd without an appointment.. We arrive about noon and found that they could take me right away. I met May who discussed what I wanted and then gave me a shampoo and then proceeded to style my hair.

She was a delightful person. She laughed at my husband who took some pictures with his phone. She was competent and gave me a great haircut. I was thoroughly pleased with the cut she was able to do Once again I looked quite “normal” rather than like a shaggy dog. I highly recoment her services.

Lest I forget the price was right also. For 16.95 I received shampoo, cut and styling. She deserves the best tip you can give her. Fantastic Sams, that’s the place.

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