Archive for July 2008

Darkside of working at the Pharm

Prior to working at the Pharm, I had an odd fascination with what I would read in the newspaper.  I would get the paper and read it in this order: Obituaries, comics, police reports, and sometimes actual articles (depending on what paper and what was happening).  When I started working at the Pharm that oddity came in handy in that it would help me keep things updated in my files.  Yesterday it caused me pause in my day and made me reflect on life in general.

I was going through my day as normal, and I had to go to our local funeral home’s website to verify some information.  When the page loaded my heart kinda stopped due to a name that was listed there.  I had the opportunity to get out of the office the other day and do deliveries (due to us being short handed that day); and I had the opportunity to go to this lady’s house and drop some stuff off for her.  She was a spry little lady making jokes and making sure that I got my piece of candy before leaving (taken from a bowl of peppermints — all in Sonic wrappers).  We were supposed to be taking a refund to her for some OTC items that were purchased, but not used…that money sits as a reminder that life can unexpectedly take turns.

You know that life takes curves and hills and is ever changing (this has been demonstrated throughout my life with the death of relatives and just in general); but sometimes you forget that when you see someone that could be the last time.  I met this lady for the first time that Thursday…she made an impression on me because of her love of a laugh.  It will cause me to make sure that how I leave a situation or encounter won’t have me wondering how things ‘could have been’ if I never have the opportunity to meet up again.

I guess the moral of this whole thing is to be careful how you act or react to everyone and everything in your life…you never know what impression you will leave behind, or if you can change what you’ve done.

Later…ERM

My Life…lately.

So much has been going on around here lately that I haven’t taken the time to actually sit down and blog (it’s summertime), plus what time I do spend on the Internet I’ve become addicted to SparkPeopleand don’t take time to let those out there that stop by on occasion know what’s happening.

A couple of months ago, I blogged about this wonderful weight loss page I found that gave you tips on changing your ‘life’ and not just some fad diet that wants your money for you to join.  It’s free!!  And I got hooked up with a team on there that does ten day challenges, every ten days the challenge changes, and also we’re doing a ‘summer challenge’ where every week we do something new.  It keeps my exercise interesting and I don’t get bored and stop…and it also makes me do more than just walk.  I’m really enjoying it, and my clothes are starting to fit better.  Hopefully I’ll reach my goal that I’ve set for December of 2008.

We took the kids to Elephant Rock on Saturday, July 12.  Simeon kept saying ‘This is SOOO AWESOME!’ all day, as we jumped and climbed all through the rocks.  We took another family from the church with us that have two small children that Tara babysat, everyone had a really good time…even Tara and Lori — though they had their doubts.

Riley and Tara are still State Side.  They are trying to raise their annual income (so they will have something to eat on while in Ireland).  You can check the March Gang here, and keep up to date on their lives as they prepare to be Missionaries to Ireland.  There are other Missionaries that have already went to Ireland, you can see some pics of the area The Gang will be living if you check out the Bunch’s blog.

There is so much other stuff that is happening…but I’ll cut this short and try to get some new pics posted soon. 

ERM