Popular Musicians & Grocery Shopping?

There’s a really popular grocery store here called Central Market that not only carries foods from all over the world, but they also have live music out under a nice, large covered patio area on the weekends.  They have various singers and musicians perform from week to week.  You can hear them all over the parking lot and it’s kinda cool.  It’s popular to buy food from the store’s deli and then sit outside to eat and listen to the music. It’s fun to eat outside even when the musicians aren’t there.  Even though the parking lot is very big, it’s hard to find a parking space on the weekend because so many people enjoy listening to the music.  They make going grocery shopping fun!

P.S.  Update fall 2014.  I only ate there a couple of times and now I’ve moved away so I don’t shop there anymore.  So many times, we’d think about how we should eat there but it was always “we’ll eat there later.”  I’ve learned to make the most of every opportunity because you may not have it again.  And remember that people are more important than things you have on your to-do list.  You’ll have your list, but you may not always have them.

Catching Up

We’ve been so busy this summer with getting ready for our son’s wedding and other things that I haven’t kept up with the news, and I have some catching up to do.  I couldn’t tell you what the headlines have been.  I’m not even sure how the economy is doing in our area.  I do see new houses being built so that’s a good sign.  But then I see several businesses closing down so that’s not good.  I don’t like seeing big empty buildings where grocery stores used to be.  Then it seems several of the little stores around them go out of business, too.  There are two different places where I see that happening, and it looks so deserted.

Right now, I’m recuperating from the stressful months at school doing state testing for three and a half months and then all the fun things of graduation and wedding.  Those last two are enjoyable things but still a different type of stress.   If you’re a teacher, then you probably understand what I’m talking about.

Starting a Business

Have you ever started a business and had to get everything from industrial signs to fire extinguishers to cash registers?  As I’ve written before, we did back in the eighties.  There are so many things on a shopping list for a new business.  Back then, though, we didn’t have the convenience of shopping online.  Nowadays, people are able to get nearly everything they need and find the best prices by searching on the Internet and then having the items delivered to their doorstep.   That’s a good way to start a new business.

Computers

Sometimes computers can be so frustrating.  Every once in a while, my computer at school or at home will freeze up or run slowly for a little bit.  That makes me want to speed my computer up so I can get my work done.  But for the most part, both of the computers work great, and I’m very thankful to have them to make my work easier.

Starting a Business

Have you ever owned a business?  We have!  There are so many details to see about such as where to print business cards, how to advertise, paying for utilities and insurance, and the list goes on and on.  If you’re just starting out, talk to others who have started their own business, plan carefully, and find the best deals on things.  Make a list of everything you will need in order to run your business efficiently.

Online Ordering

Do you order vitamins online?  We do, and it’s so easy to order, we get a good price that’s better than the sale days at our health food store, and I can order them while drinking tea at home.  When they come, they’re well packed.  I just need some type of utility knife or large scissors to cut open the box.  We’ve never had a problem with our shipments, and it’s so much easier than going to the store to buy them.