Posted by Santi on May 28, 2013
Thought of visiting my father for the longest time, considering I hadn’t seen him since I graduated from College a few years back. I kept catching life’s curve balls and had major financial problems hitting me every time I turned around, so it was very difficult to plan and afford the travel, plus rent while I was out of town visiting my dad.
After such a long time of saving every penny that I possible could, I could finally go! Knowing my fathers biggest habit of smoking cigars, I decided to search the net to find a gift I could bring or have sent to him, and came across a site that offers cigar accessories. I was so thrilled to find a site that offered great accessories at such decent prices. I found a few things that I thought he would absolutely like, and placed my online order in no time flat.
Not long after I had gotten a phone call from my dad, telling me he had a few packages on his doorstep, and was so excited. He waited for me to get there to open the boxes, and when I arrived, it didn’t take him a second longer after I had stepped into the door, to grab the boxes, along with his box cutters and open them with such excitement.
He was totally thrilled and seemed so happy to have his new cigar accessories, and both of us enjoyed our time together. I’m glad I could get him gifts that he actually uses time and time again. Since I won’t be there on Father’s Day, I was glad to see him and spend some good quality time, Mother Nature was on our side, which certainly helped.
Posted by Santi on April 8, 2013
I’ve decided to go ahead with my first plan of buying my mother a spice rack for Mother’s Day which will be here real soon. Her old wall spice rack fell and broke into a million pieces a few months ago, what a mess that was! Now I don’t proclaim to know a whole heck of a lot about spice racks, but I’ve been taking a bit of time and looking around online and I’ve seen a few kitchen spice racks that I think she would welcome into her kitchen.
My mother is one of the best cooks around and she really depends on her spices. I’m not sure why she hasn’t replaced the broken one, except that maybe she knew it would be a good gift idea for someone to get for her on the numerous gift giving occasions, much like I plan to do for Mother’s Day. My mother is a hard one to buy presents for, so this is the perfect opportunity for me to get her something that she really needs and hopefully will use for a very, very long time to come.
Posted by Santi on April 1, 2013
Today is April first better known as April fools day, kind of makes you wonder who has pulled the best April fools joke. I saw one today on the Internet that showed a baseball player the team pulled a joke on and held a news conference to tell him he had been sent to the minors. He made the team is was just the teams way to make him feel at home and foolish at the same time.
Posted by Santi on March 30, 2013
Tomorrow should be a nice easy going Easter family get together that we are hosting this year. We are expecting between 9 and 11 guests, won’t know for sure until it happens. We were very careful as to who we invited and with luck we might manage to avoid any butting of heads or conflicts. That of course is always the mission at each family gathering but it rarely works out that way as we grow older and more drama keeps us busy and at each others throats for numerous reasons.
I’m sure that there will be plenty of conversation to be shared at the extra long table that we purchased for entertaining groups of friends and families throughout the years. The wife very carefully thought out and made place cards at each plate setting with the names printed on them just to make sure that there is a good mix of people that like to talk scattered throughout the ones that are on the quiet side.
Last Easter my brother-in-law pretty much hogged the whole conversation talking about his recent Mass Texting attempts in to boost business and Text Marketing is getting more popular these days and getting a lot of attention in today’s marketing. He has tried email marketing, which I think is a waste of money. For the most part all of those emails land in people’s spam and are not given a second thought or look. I am sure he will be sharing his recent results at dinner. Hopefully he will have some good numbers to brag about and then we can move it along to another person will another subject this year.
I’m glad that we don’t have any little kids that are expected to show up. It is supposed to rain all day and that would totally ruin the best thought out Easter Eggs hunt. Hunting for eggs would just really suck inside a house, especially a house that you aren’t familiar with. Been there and done that before, don’t want to have to do that again.
Posted by Santi on March 26, 2013
This is the big Good Friday weekend with Easter up and coming on Sunday, which is when everyone wants to have a fun weekend outdoors. But unfortunately, the weather forecast is for cooler days and lots of rain, at least it isn’t snow! Today is not raining yet, but you can feel it in the air and you know that it is coming, sooner or later. Let’s hope we all get at least one good day out of the weekend to do something outside, at least for the kids sake in their attempts to find all the Easter eggs that adults have spent so much time preparing and hiding with love and pride.
After Easter is all over and said with are kids are on Spring Break, one of those days we are going to head out to the river and just let my daughter splash around in the shallow water by our favorite picnic spot. The river bottom is not too mucky and not too rocky at this particular spot. I cannot tell you where this special spot is – it is our family secret and we don’t want a lot of other people to come there and spoil it.