Magical Days and Nights

The ramblings of a Kitchen Green Witch, a wife, a student, a gardener, a friend, an animal mom, a worker, a business owner, a writer, a dreamer and a whole lot more.

May I help you please? December 5, 2006

Filed under: Rants — Willow @ 6:05 pm

So I was out and about today doing some of those things that you just have to do during the month and of course since it’s December it was hectic. My question is, when did polite and knowledgeable customer service become an endangered animal? I won’t say extinct because I did have one fabulous service experience but for the rest of the rest of the day I wanted to bang my head against the walls.
Ok, dentist office first – because of a traffic accident this morning everyone arrived at their office 30-45 minutes late. They didn’t bother to call their morning appointments to let them know they were running behind schedule, nor did they tell us when we came in for our appointment. We only found out about it when we asked, after waiting for 20 minutes past the appointment time – umm hello?

I would also like to implore the owners of Costco, Sam’s club and other warehouse stores, how about Home Depot, Walmart, and Lowes – to put turn signals on their carts – geesh you would think you were trying to live in a circus just trying to navigate. Wait scratch that, we can’t get folks to use their turn signals on their cars, why would they use them on shopping carts?

And while we’re on the subject of driving – who in their right mind decides to drive a wide-load truck, straddles two lanes to do it and does it during rush hour traffic – someone smack that guy.

Of course I also met up today with someone driving a bulldozer, at top speed, on my little road – in the frigging middle of the road around a curve – did I mention it turns out it was a county worker – I learned that after slamming on my brakes to avoid above head on collision to continue on to meet the dumptruck with the county emblem on the side also driving down the middle of the road at high speed. Lovely.

 

Different Face

Filed under: Uncategorized — Willow @ 5:41 pm

Ok, yes I changed the background here. The other one, while totally cool and felt perfect, just made it way, way too hard to read anything on the sides. So here’s for a new one that you can read everything.

 

Argh! Mounting frustration

Filed under: Rants — Willow @ 9:11 am

So why on earth has it been a month since I could post? I was so excited about the new blog and then here we are a month later. So frustration at me. And also with my dentist. Now i love my dentist, it’s the front office staff that I want to strangle. They called me yesterday to remind me of my appt today. Only I had made the appt for tomorrow, Wednesday because I had both Tuesday and Thursday scheduled already. This is just the latest of the duhs! When I go in I have to reverify my phone numbers – I spent over 2 months with them trying to get them to update my phone number – how hard is it exactly to do that?? They may still not have it completely done. My favorite part was when they informed me of my work number – now they don’t have a work number because a lot of the places that I pick up work, it’s not a set schedule and I don’t get the use of the phone so why would they have a work number for me?? – get this, I had never heard of the number. Some poor guy out there has been getting calls for my dentist appointments for like 2 years now – once again duh! Is it just me or are all of you out there having similar problems with folks doing a piss poor job?

My walking buddy is in the same boat – she loves her dentist, a different one than mine, but twice now, has had the front office staff book her for appointments and when she gets there the office is closed because the dentist is out of the country – how in the hell do you mess that one up???

Grrr – isn’t there some work ethic about half ass jobs, and if there isn’t then let’s make one!

 

Who Knew? November 2, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Willow @ 2:57 pm

Ok, raise of hands. Who knew that the first Thursday in November was National Men Make Dinner Day? Anyone? Buler? Buler? Hello?

 

New Metal done

Filed under: Art — Willow @ 11:23 am

I finally finished my new metal art project. It’s a medicine wheel made from metal, with thin aluminum cut into animal shapes – buffalo, eagle, mouse and bear at the directional quarters and then these animals have been worked to give some detail in them. Metal feathers hang from the bottom, and real feathers in the center. The backing is organza. Someone please remind me to never, ever, attempt to make organza attach to an itty bitty thin edge of metal again – that’s what I’ve been doing for the past two days – no wonder I’m crazy. 🙂Medicine Wheel Metal

 

Kick-off

Filed under: Writing — Willow @ 11:18 am

Ok, my plan was to type this in yesterday, as it was the 1st, but I was busy so I didn’t get to. So today is Day 2 of NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. You attempt to write 50,000 words in one month. Yup 50,000. This is my 3rd year doing it. I finished my first year, but last year an illness kept me down for 2 weeks so I didn’t hit the magic number. To hit it you need to write 1,667 words a day. Of course with things like Thanksgiving in there, I try to aim high early on and work, work, work. Yesterday I hit just over 3,100 words. Hopefully I can do that again today! We’ll see

 

Walking in the Rain

Filed under: Health and Fitness — Willow @ 11:12 am

So today my walking partner and I hit a dilema. Rain. Real Rain for the second time since May. Luckily she is better informed than I am and we headed to the mall. It opens at 7 am to walkers so we walked several circuits on the upper level and met quite a few other walkers as well. I can honestly say I’ve never enjoyed the mall that much. Of course I only go shopping there about once a year. The quality of shops has deteriorated so that there are very few shops that carry anything that I’m interested in. I mean, come on, no bookstore, I’d rather not go. 🙂