Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday time!

Whoopie!!

Come on over to Rebecca Jo's blog Knit by God's Hands and join in the gratitude!!! It will make you feel soooo good!!!!




Today I am very thankful just to still be employed (for a few more months maybe) and...better yet...so very thankful to be allowed to work from home when roads are treacherous!!
 


The three pictures above were taken as I sat on the side of the road at various times yesterday. I tried to leave my housing plan (once at 7am and then again 8am) and just kept sliding off the to the side.  Then I just gave up! UGH! I finally slipped and slid right back to my house!!!!
 
I called my boss and let him know I could not make it in. He was okay with it.

Later in the day, on a conference call, someone that did make it in that morning said there was only like 8 people in the WHOLE building!

Cudos to those that braved the drive but I am not about to wreck my car or lose my life for my job! I would rather burn a vacation day if it came down to that! 

Isn't this gadget the coolest thing ever?!?!? I got it from Nutrisystem! It is a salad keeper! The lettuce goes in the container; dressing goes in the little cup on top and when you spin the cup on top it dumps the dressing in when you want ot add it to the salad!! NO MORE SOGGY LETTUCE!!! YIPPEE!!!

The second lid also has an ice pack to keep the dressing and lettuce cold! How totally cool is that?!?!? It is made by Fit and Fresh! Such a cool little contraption to take salad to work!! Thanks Nutrisystem!!! I love it!



I hope everyone has a safe and happy day! Stay hunkered down those of you that are getting hit by the storm that got us yesterday!  Think safe and warm!!! HUGS!

Did you get the snow and storm? Are you getting it today? Do you have any tips for winter driving? Do you drive in bad weather or hunker down? What are you thankful for today?




38 comments:

  1. I'm hoping that damn groundhog is right and spring will be here soon! Happy Thursday Ann

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    1. You and me both Margaret - you and me both!!! Hugs

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  2. Hahahaahah.....the last paragraph cracks me up. I consider myself a really good driver. It kind of runs in the family. My dad was a stunt man and taught us all how to drive very defensively. That being said, I've never once driven in snow. I've never been anywhere where it is snowing. I've been to the snow, while skiing, but the roads were clean as a whistle. Got nothing for ya.

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    1. Oh Linda!!! I am sooo very jealous!!! I wish that were my life!!! I just keep wondering why my parents put down roots where we have seasons - maybe they should have moved to Hawaii once married!!!

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  3. Oh your pictures of the snow kind of made me giggle, I'm sorry! I know you probably don't have snow tires or get as much snow as we do up here. We have tons of snow, the bank in front of my house is so high now I can't see vehicles driving by anymore!

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    1. LOL, really?!?! I do not have snow tires...but days like this I wish I did!! Sadly, our roads are usually cleared right away after snow! HA!

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  4. That is a great little salad gadget!! I love your thankful post!!

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    1. Isn't it the cutest!?!?!? I love it!! Have a great week Terri!

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  5. I love the salad keeper. I used to have a similar container.

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    1. It really is super convenient and it seems to clean out really well also!! I am excited because they usually hold on to a strong dressing smell and this one is not! So far I love it!

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  6. Those are some messy roads! Glad you were able to make it back home and telecommute. It reminds me how grateful I am to usually work from home since we've had our fair share of winter this year!
    Somebody was thinking with that salad container! Nice find!

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    1. You are lucky Abby! That may be a prerequisite in my next job once I am let go. I hate struggling to get in when I am risking my life and my vehicle!

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  7. I would have stayed home too. That's brutal for sure.

    I love the salad container. That's brilliant.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

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    1. Thanks Sandee!!! I hope you have a fantastic week!!! Hugs

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  8. I'm thankful that the rain stopped.

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    1. Me too Jennifer! It is nice to have a day free of any weather! Too much variety falling from the sky! Bring on summer!

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  9. That salad keeper looks great. I will have to check it out. Thankful that even though we got snow and ice yesterday too, today it is sunny and 45 degrees! :)

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    1. Thank goodness for a few good days right?!?! It was like summer; I ran errands on Sunday in Pittsburgh (it was 55 and 60) and tons of people were wearing shorts! HA!

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  10. I wouldn't have even tried to get out in those conditions.

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    1. I would not have if I did not have to Wendy! My work is getting strict on work from home since announcing we are shutting down...I think they are worried people will interview if they are not present in the office...crazy!

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  11. Hmmm … I'm thankful the rain seems to be abating; but sure sad that our cold weather's no more. That salad keeper is awesome!

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    1. It really is awesome for salads in the office. I can not relate with the sadness on the end of winter (although I don't believe it is over yet). I am ready for 90 and summer!!!

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  12. Yep - totally not worth it - those roads look AWFUL! My boss always used to be like, "You still gotta make it' & then it would just be me & her in the office... & couldnt do half of anything because the rest of the world shut down. Dumb

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    1. Exactly Rebecca Jo! But the same kind of example...they tell us were are losing our jobs this year but we HAVE to make it in the office! WHAT?!?! So I can wreck my car and then lose my job?!?! That day; a woman that made it in said there was only like 10 people in the whole building!

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  13. That salad container looks like something I'd get lots and lots of use out of. I too tend to stay home when the roads are iffy... it's just not worth it.

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    1. Completely agree!! It really is a cool little little gadget and the ice pack in the lid takes it over the top! I left it at my desk all morning and the dressing and lettuce was cold at lunch!!! It seems to clean up really well also!!! Have a great week!

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  14. We did indeed get the storm and from what I've seen we were on the worse end of things. The snow has melted most everywhere, but when I turned onto our street tonight...still plenty of it. That's a neat salad container. I have a couple that keep things separate, but none have that little chill thingy in the lid. That is a nice touch!

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    1. It really does make ti a great tote with the ice in the lid! I was able to leave it at my desk all morning and it was cold at lunch (dressing too!). So sorry you dealt with the worst of the weather! Bring on summer - PLEASE?!?!

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  15. How nice that you are able to work from home. I only live a 1/2 mile away from work so even if the roads are too bad to drive, I could actually walk if I had to.

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    1. Oh please never walk to work - that would really make me look liek a slacker - HA! That is nice that you work so close to home though! How awesome if you have to run home for something!!! Cool! Thanks for stopping by and reading!!! Have a great week Ann - hugs!

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  16. Ugh. We were definitely housebound on Wednesday. I had to reschedule an appointment.

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    1. That's the worst! Wait another "insert # of weeks here" weeks for a new appointment because mother nature just HAD to snow! HA! Sooo frustrating...stuff like this does not happen in the summer!

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  17. It is very nice when you are able to work from home. I love your new salad keeper. I grew up in Chicago IL and dealt with snow for 38 years. I've enjoyed living in Southern California for 29 years. We have been hit with a lot of rain this year, several days each week.

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    1. Oh Debby - how I envy you! I would move in a second if my whole family was not here! I wish my parents had set their roots down on the left side of the US rather than right - HA!!! Thanks for coming by and reading! Have a great week!

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  18. Our winter driving includes not going to Nevada in January or February lol. Also don't pull over into the mud because you'll get stuck and be careful of going through large puddles. Exciting around here.

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    1. Wowsa! That is about as pretty as it is here now! I am so ready for this weather to be done! A few days of no rain, snow or ice would be lovely! Hope everything is good with you Julie! Have a great week!
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  19. Oh Ann....and everyone says we Southerners do not know how to drive on snow. Glad that you shared your story. No one can drive on snow and ice. We do not have any snow removal here so we all just stay home when it snows. You are right...it is not worth life and limb.

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    1. I think anyone that does drive on snow and ice needs to ave a really good reason or really good snow tires - I have neither! My job site is closing...I am not risking my life for a job that I wont have after this year...that to me is crazy! HA! HA! You are VERY SMART to stay home! Hugs!

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