Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Little Entrepenuers

My girls are out in the garage playing. There is no better day than a hot day like today to have a lemonade stand (or so they think). They have set up shop in the garage (keep in mind we live in the back of a cul-de-sac). I was just out checking on them and asked them what they were charging. Sky proclaims it's $5 a glass. How about 10 cents a glass I say. Hannah yells how about 5 dollars and 10 cents a glass!
Aha! The price of lemonade sure isn't what it was when I was a kid.

Friday, July 14, 2006

I have to have the world's best customers.

For months I have had this couple come in on Thursdays. They usually just have soda's and share a burger before they play cards. They give me a couple bucks sometimes and other times nothing. I don't really care. I just really like those two.

Last night they came in and ate dinner and Ashley tells me I hit a huge jackpot the other night at the card club. How cool for her!! 

When it came time to pay the bill her husband William hands me a hundred dollar bill. I told him I would be right back with the change. He said no, just keep it, that's for you.

HUGE tip!! He said how cool I always am to them and this just makes up for all the times they wanted to give me a good tip and couldn't. How sweet of them!!

This is why I do what I do. Not for the money but for the friendships formed. I love my customers and it seems they are fond of me too!

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Don't ya love it when people whom you consider friends turn out to be not so friend like and a lot like you feared they were when you first met them?

It turns out that is exactly what is happening in our happy, friendly little cul-de-sac. Our next door neighbors sold their house to 2 chinese/mong families "just to spite us". Their new neighbors are so much "cleaner and have such nicer things" than the people in our neighborhood. It was implied that we are all white trash. All said in a drunken slur of course. Sincerest apologies the next day. Whatever.

Sooo, I will be parting ways with the neighbors I loved and trusted when they move it in 17 days and say hello to two non english speaking families whom will not mesh well in the cul-de-sac we have come to love. With so many family members coming and going will the kids all be able to play out in the road like they have been accustomed to? Will I feel safe letting my kids out to play without my watching their every move? I am so hurt and upset by what was said and afraid of the unknown. Duanne told us all when they put the house on the market that they would look out for all of us, why then did he pick the two non-english speaking families with heaven knows how many family members between them when they also had an offer for the same amount of money from a normal family of 4?

What I do know is I won't be attending the pompous neighbors baby shower Sunday as I had planned. I just don't want to spend my hard earned money on them knowing they feel they way they do. Maybe their new neighbors can by them some fancy new stuff.

End of that subject for now.

Our weekend has been both fun and relaxing. We spent all day Sunday with Shawn's aunt and uncle. It was a great day of family, food, games, water balloons and fireworks. The kids had a blast. That's what really counts, right?

Yesterday we bummed around the house, took naps, played in the yard, bbq'd some burgers and relaxed. It was such a nice day home relaxing.

Yesterday we were up early to go to an independence day parade. 2 hours!! Wow!! We met up with another of Shawn's aunts, my friend Jen and her family. We really had a nice time together at the parade. The kids made out like little bandits. There is nothing quite like watching kids scramble for candy like it is some sort of drug.

After the parade we all went our separate ways. Shawn, I and the kids headed to the park for food, food, food!! They had a really great d.j playing all kinds of party tunes to get the crowd dancing. They had classic cars including a Delorian that the kids were soooooo intrigued with. They wanted to know if it was really the one from Back to the Future! They had HUGE slip and slides set up on a hill with fire hoses shooting above them for the kids to play on. Mine had a blast. Who cares that they didn't have suits? It really was a great time and I am sure we will be back next year.
We spent the rest of the afternoon napping and bumming before we met up with Holly and Tige across the street and a few other neighbors for fireworks. All and all a good day and a fun yet relaxing weekend. 

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