Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

It felt like summer yesterday.  Since we had some people coming over last night for a special reason, I went all out and turned on the a/c since it was getting close to 90 degrees.

Today is a milestone that no one in the world knows but me.  My life took a change 25 years ago today when I started working for Target headquarters in downtown Minneapolis after living in Smallville, MN for a year and half out of college.  I left the Target corporation after my third and final baby was nearing two years old.  As a whole, I had an extremely pleasant experience with them.  Since you asked, I'll tell you my first year and a half out of college was spent at the headquarters of Schwan's Sales Enterprises.  And no, I still really don't like ice cream.  The freezers were full of free goods in the break room and I rarely partook.

Speaking of food.  And the Chairman.  I don't write a whole lot on here about him because he's very much a 'what you see is what you get' kind of guy.  He's not into crazy-ness or spontaneity.  However, he's as reliable as the sun most days.  He's an excellent husband, father, friend, and provider.  And there's one more quality I want to share.  He's extremely good at showing appreciation for meals.  The other night he said, 'wow, that was just another great supper!'.  Mind you it was sloppy joes, corn on the cob, potato patties (made out of leftovers), fresh tomatoes sliced on a plate and a bowl of blueberries.  Simple fare.  But not unappreciated.

Instagram.  The whole thing scares me a bit.  My profile has a pictures of the MYP because quite frankly, I don't know how to do it.  I have people on my feed.  But I haven't looked at it.  It seems it's basically facebook but just pictures and little words.  True?  Maybe I should ask the small-fry here.  They know these things.

The MYP were asking how many were in the 'teen group' at the g.m's I went to as a kid.  'Teen group'?  Um.  Well, counting the entire room, sometimes there were 20 of us.  So the teen group number would have been significantly less...  This led me to some thoughts.  Our children are privileged to be in an area where there are lots of families.  Lots of kids.  Lots of fun.  I grew up in an area that was sparsely populated.  And I'm thankful.  Why?  Because everyone in that little room was my friend, not my age-group.  I vividly remember rushing up to 'old people' (probably my age now) to share with them about my week.  I'd even call them at times just to say 'hi' or remind them that my birthday was coming.  :-)  I'm glad today that I learned at an early age anyone can be a friend - young or old.

Uh-oh.  You're not coming in with that.


  1. I am so glad that you appreciate the Chairman's appreciation! Really! That is so nice that he compliments you like that on your nice meals. And you deserve it! Anyway, another point about the Chairman that I like is that he's downright funny when he's just being his normal self. He's not trying to be funny, but he IS! I'm glad you two found each other and made a family!

  2. I thought of you when we went to see Tristan's place of employment. He walks into the 2 story Target lobby to get to his office! How dangerous that would be to have Target that convenient!