Monday, July 27, 2015

My Store

Hey! It's been awhile since I last posted. It's been pretty busy at work. We hosted a walk-thru at my store last week.  That was fun!

Here are a few pics of some of the depts in my store.




More Bakery

Green Rack

Meat Dept

Seafood Dept

More Produce

I am super proud of our store team for doing such a good job presenting their departments to the visitors.

I will try and do a better job of updating more.  I really like my new store and love that it's just minutes away now.

Hope you all have a great week!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Grilling and Chilling

Today was a great lazy day. We got yo around 9, had breakfast, then got ready for our movie. We headed to AMC and watched Trainwreck, which was pretty good. I could have gone without the super cheesy ending, but that Amy chick is pretty funny.

After the movie, we got gas and grabbed a bite at a local Mexican restaurant. It was pretty good and the food was authentic. I really wished they had horchata, but they didn't.

Once we finished our meal, we headed over to Stephen's mom's house. He worked on her truck AC and we looked at old photos of Stephen when he was in the army and at West Point. He looks so different now. He's way better lookin now!!! Lol...

Once we left his mom's house, we headed back home. We are eating a late dinner. I've got everything prepped for the grill, along with a fabulous salad. I've got a load of laundry in the washer and I'm all packed to head out in the morning. It's been a wonderful vacation. I'm already looking forward to our next one when we head to Colorado Springs again.

Hope you all had a great weekend.


Friday, July 17, 2015


For some reason, all I want to do is sleep.  I am not sure it's because I am here during the day by myself, or what the deal is.  I slept in until 9 am this morning.  I stayed busy throughout the day, but fell asleep around 7 am.  I was just so tired.  Maybe it's because Stephen works 2nd shift and I am trying to stay up when he does.  I am not used to going to bed at 3 am!

Right now I am boiling a dozen eggs.  I am making tuna salad and will use some of the eggs for that.  I may even make some deviled eggs and leave some hard for salads this weekend.  I am glad Stephen is off this weekend so we can spend more time together.

Well, I am going to get busy.  Looks like it will be another late night!


Lazy Day

It's going to be another scorcher here in OKC.  Looks like a lazy vacation day for this girl!  I am going to head into the city and take a Starbucks over to Stephen's mom.  She works in a location with no air conditioning.  She will like an iced tea or something.

I made some scrambled eggs this morning with diced onions, peppers and pesto.  Yumm!  The eggs were an ugly green/brown color, but who cares!  They tasted amazing!

I'm going to clean the kitchen today, then do a small load of laundry.  I might even clean out the shower today if I feel like it.

Stephen just got in from mowing this morning.  He works 2nd shift, so mowing in the morning is so much better than trying to do it in the afternoon or evening.

Better get going.  Hope you all have a fantastic Friday!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Grocery Store Snob

I hate to say it, but I have a problem.  I'm a grocery store snob.  When you work for the same grocer for almost 20 years and have grown accustomed to outrageously high standards, you expect the same everywhere you go.  Today was not that way.

I stopped into Sprouts in OKC to grab our usual vegetables.  The quality was subpar.  Sprouts was out of organic romaine hearts and the vegetables looked bad.  Brussels sprouts were brown and some were moldy.  Many of the grape tomato containers had a few moldy fruit in them.  And, they didn't have any fresh salmon.

So, after purchasing 4 organic bananas and my 21 grain bread, I headed over to Crest.  The quality was much better and I although their organic section isn't great, I still got great quality.  They didn't have any of my salmon either and the guy behind the counter was trying to tell me that farm raised salmon is better for you and tastes better than wild caught salmon.  Sigh....  Yep.  I kept my mouth shut.  I wish grocers would educate their employees on the facts about the products they serve.

I also purchased my $4.75 dozen of cage free organic eggs.... Whoa!  I told Stephen we need to start investing in chickens.  Oh well, the eggs last us a long time, so I wasn't worried.  It's still cheaper than getting them fried up in a restaurant.

Shopping can be difficult for me, especially when I am away from my usual group of stores.  I will take pictures of my store one day so you can see where I work and how fantastic the store selection is.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Stay cool!  It's hot out there!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Made It!

I made it to OKC.  I am going to grab a shower and do some light reading before Stephen gets home.  I will give a proper update tomorrow.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Storm Before the Calm

That's how I felt today.  I have so much to do at work before I start vacation.  We had a long meeting today and we have a walk-thru on Tuesday next week.  Guess who will be out of town until Monday?  This girl!  I have so much to cram into one day tomorrow, that I am working on some of it tonight.

I work for a major grocery chain here in the tri-state area (Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska).  They are a part of the Kroger chain of stores.  I have worked for this company for almost 20 years and I absolutely love my job.  Currently, I am an assistant store manager for one of the top marketplace stores in our division.  My store sits on one of the busiest street corners in the city and is considered a multi-million dollar corner.  We have a ton of shops and department stores in the area, as well as a Super Walmart, Sam's Club, Super Target and National Grocers within one mile of my store.  We are doing quite well.  :-)

I would say my store is more upscale than all of these other retailers.  People come to this area to spend money.  The clientele is completely different than my old store.  I am not complaining.

Anyway, I need to get a few notes typed up for another assistant and then I am heading off to sleep.  I have a big day tomorrow and I will be in Oklahoma with Stephen.  I can't wait.  It's been over two weeks and I really miss him.

Hope you all stayed in from the sweltering heat!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

One Week Complete

I have been at my new store for one complete full week and am loving it!  Who knew grocery business could be so fun...  hehehehe.

Today I worked on the United Way Campaign, helped produce fill strawberries, blueberries and cherries, prepped and packaged pies for bakery, filled items in the dairy and made a few spreadsheets.  Now that I come home for lunch every day, time flies by.

Yesterday, one of my old bosses came in with his family. I got to meet his adorable granddaughter.  Of course I had a gift bag waiting for her when she arrived.  She loves all things Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  Her gift bag was pink with white polka dots, had 2 white balloons and 2 pink balloons on it.  Inside was a Mickey Mouse beanie doll, a Minnie Mouse bingo game and a bubble wand.  She liked everything!

Tomorrow I am going to visit the twins! They are one week old.  They are so beautiful.  K has been sending me a pic every single day.  I am going to save them so I can do a video clip when they turn a year old.

Well,  I am off to read some blogs while I eat my peanut butter chocolate popcorn. Yes, it is divine!


Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Too Many Places To Go

Today was one of those days where I had too many things to choose from.  I didn't sleep in like I had hoped to on my first day off from the new store.  It was rise and shine around 7:30, which is early on my day off.  I hopped in the shower and then headed to the store to update a spreadsheet for a contest I am doing with our cashiers.

I had an oil change and tire rotation scheduled at 10:15 and they were done in less than an hour.  I need to remember to schedule it on a Wednesday again in the future as Monday and Friday seem to take so much longer!

After my oil change, I talked to one of the manager trainees I am mentoring on the phone.  He seems to be doing very well and likes his training.  He is going to do a fantastic job when it's all done.

I arrived home around 11, had a hot dog for lunch, then decided to lounge around for a bit.  I mulled over visiting the twins today, or taking a nap, or doing laundry, or doing some shopping.  I decided on a short nap and then met up with my friend Kris.  He and his daughter needed to go to the mall to get her a dress for a birthday party coming up.  Kris isn't great at shopping, so obviously I said I would help.  Upon arriving at the mall, I stopped in the middle of Penny's and announce loudly, "Welcome to our Mothership!"  hehehehe.... it was so funny!

We found a super cute dress at Rue 21 and I bought Kelsie her shoes for a belated birthday gift.  Two pairs of sandals for $21 was not bad.

After shopping, we decided to hit PF Chang since I had a gift card.  Neither of them had ever been so I was more than happy to take them.  It was a lot of fun and we ordered lots of food to share.  We were overly stuffed and they had plenty to take home.

We said our goodbyes after dinner and then I headed home where I found some of my online shopping packages waiting for me.  Yay!  It's a partial order: (2) short sleeve cardigans, a corral print shirt and a dress that doesn't quite fit exactly the way I want, but once I lose a few more pounds, it should be perfect.

Speaking of weight loss, I have been doing pretty well this week since I am able to go home for lunch every day.  I am heading to the YMCA after work tomorrow to walk a few miles.  It's an 8-7 shift tomorrow and I have lots to get done!

Hope you all had a great day!


Monday, July 06, 2015

I'm Still Here

Hey there!  I am still here.  It's been so busy and crazy since my brother's wedding.  I finally transferred to my new store yesterday and it's been going great!  In fact, I am working late tonight and am at home on my lunch break typing this up.  I only live a 7 minute drive from the store, so I can come home for lunch every single day.  Loving it!

Anyway, I have a ton of reading to do to catch up on my favorite blogs.  I hope to get caught up by Wednesday.

Hope you are all doing great!  Happy Monday!