Vibe’n Life Again

Good morning.  It’s been a busy few days, so I apologize for the tardiness of this update. The drama mentioned before is over, life has moved on and I’m feeling good again.  I guess we need bad days in order to appreciate the good days that much more.  I just don’t like to write when I’m really down because I don’t want this blog to be a bid sob-story.  That’s not what I’m about.  Reporting life is what I’m about. 
Anyway, we FINALLY got our car Wednesday.  IT’S WONDERFUL!  It’s a 4 cylinder, but dang it has balls.  It has XM (which we’ll keep) and OnStar (which we won’t).  It has a whole 400 miles on it, as I took it on a road trip Thursday.  I did spend an hour at the dealership complaining about the treatment we received a couple of weeks ago from them (which I blogged about here in a previous post.)  I didn’t intend to complain that long, but the General Manager wanted to hear the story and so it went.  They attempted to compensate us with a dinner for two at a local restaurant and 2 free oil changes.  Also, one of the associates got fired…not only because of us, but because he had pulled the same thing with other customers.   The attempted compensation was nice, and the apology appreciated, but I’m still pretty sure we’ll go someplace else to get our next car.   Anyway, here’s the car that was such a pain in the butt to get, but worth it in the end:

2009 Pontiac Vibe

2009 Pontiac Vibe

 

 

Back Storage The Folds Down

Back Storage The Folds Down

 

Center Console

Center Console

I posted a couple weeks ago that I ordered some Bath and Body Works Lotions.  I got both “Enchanted Orchid” and “Wild Honeysuckle.”  I LOVE the “Enchanted Orchid” but the “Wild Honeysuckle” doesn’t smell anything like Honeysuckle but I’m learning to like it.  It’s just nice to put scented lotion on after a shower and smell good for awhile.
This week has been an odd one at work.  Monday we went from 0 to 5 funerals during the course of the day.  Despite the number of funerals, we’ve still managed to be dead all week.–No pun intended.  Yesterday just as the boredom officially set in, something worse came in and we got a shipment of baskets.  I hate unpacking baskets because of the Chinese Warehouse Dust that comes with them and the tedious work of putting liners and pricing all of them.  In the same breath, it was a mixed blessing because it kept us busy all day.  Oh well, you take what you can get.
I’ve been addicted to www.Etsy.com again in pursuit of a new key chain and a sock monkey (for Kidlet)  –A new ride deserves a new key chain, I think. So far, I like these: 

 

 

 

At the moment, I can’t decide, but I love window-shopping online and I love wish-lists even more.  It’s like actually shopping.  It doesn’t take much to make me happy.
Speaking of shopping, I did get a new book from www.Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Verb-Days-Mindful-Intentionally/dp/1599212951/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221923145&sr=8-1  I just got it yesterday and flipped through it last night.  I’m really excited about it! 
Oh, and thanks again to Netflix, I got to see “The Notebook” last night.  Okay, if you haven’t seen this flick, YOU REALLY NEED TO!  It’s amazing!  I LOVED IT!!!  –Yes, it’s a tear-jerker, but a great one.  Oh, and on the subject of Netflix, I received some coupons for a free month trial if anyone is interested.  Just let me know.  I know how much we love it and how well it fits into our lifestyle.  Friday or Saturday nights are now usually movie nights. 🙂 
On a different note, we once again rescheduled our Hot Air Balloon Ride for this Sunday (Sept. 21st.)  I’m actually really excited about it (again) because the forecast actually looks good, and if we go up the trees around our area are turning colors and are GORGEOUS!  YAY!!!!  Maybe God’s plan is better than mine after all.–Don’t tell Him I said that.
Finally, I decided to put all of my Life Lessons into a Journal for Kidlet (someday.)  These are the querky thoughts/lessons I come across in daily life.  My only problem now is tracking down all the ones I’ve had.  Luckily, my Twitter archive (http://twitter.com/Knittwit) will help…once I get time to flip through them all.  I only have about 12,000 updates.  Yeah.

Wild, Enchanted Scents of Stupidity

My Cattleya (which is still in bloom) smells absolutely incredible this morning.  It’s a scent I wish I could capture and make into perfume.  I hope the blooms don’t fade for awhile yet.  I guess time will tell.
This beautiful, exotic scent has inspired me to go any buy these: 

Bath & Body Works Enchanted Orchid Body Lotion

Bath & Body Works Enchanted Orchid Body Lotion

 

Bath & Body Works Wild Honeysuckle Body Lotion

Bath & Body Works Wild Honeysuckle Body Lotion

I got these off the net seeing that the nearest B&BW is about an hour away.  I’m hoping the Orchid scent will be somewhere in the ballpark of the actual Orchid scent.  Honeysuckle was purchased after I found a Honeysuckle candle at work and the smell reminded me how my mom used to wear Honeysuckle perfume.  Not only do I love the scent, but it’s a pleasant reminder of her. 
This week is a bit up in the air.  Pending my Grandpa’s health, I’m debating a trip south to see them.  On the other hand, we’re waiting for the dealership to call and let us know when our car will be ready for us to pick up and process the paperwork.  Either way, I need to be at work Friday, so we’ll see what happens. 
I found out our new car has XM radio in it (which I peed a little over.)  Now, after our 3 month free trial, we will have to decide whether we want to pay $9.99/month for it.  I know how much I love it at home already.  I guess we’ll decide that later. 
Finally, I discovered a…well, I don’t know what to call it, because it’s bigger than a pet peeve.  I just hate when people betray your confidence and tell something to the one person you asked them not to, and then act like everything is great!  All trust is lost and that relationship is scrapped.  I guess that’s the long and the short of it, and another thing I just have to accept.  So goes life, I suppose.  Stupid me for trusting.