Mom’s Day Mayhem at the Hardware Store

From the Archives: May 2015 It was the morning of Mother’s Day and due to the travel the day before I was last minute shopping for my mom at Lowe’s.  I thought it would be neat since it was her first Mother’s day as a grandparent to get a plant planted by my (at the… Read More

Stride Rite:: Durability and Patience

My daughter loves shoe shopping!  No really, I don’t think you understand, when we pass by a Stride Rite store, at the tiny age of 2, she will sit in silent but pleasant protest outside the display window in hopes that her father and I will stop and head in with her.  I believe in self-expression… Read More

Tired of Being Overcharged and Under-Appreciated by Airlines

This Shopgirl is looking with apprehension at the plethora of upcoming travel in February.  I have not traveled since the life changing October trauma in flight, so my nerves are not quite calmed, and as the dates grow closer my nerves turn overwhelming.  It does not help that the stress of utilizing any of the check-in processes at the United… Read More

Chili’s: Like Stealing Candy From a Baby

It was a normal Tuesday in 2014 when my daughter, Li’l A, and I took what was at the time one of our weekly visits to our local Chili’s.  We were greeted by our host who made his annoyance of anyones’ visit known with a huff as he collected the menus.  He would rush you to… Read More