Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bargains Galore! and Graduation Time!

Well hello all! I am once again at this keyboard typing away and very glad of it. The last week or so has been end-of-month work business and all the attendant stress and graduations. It was also the "find out everything about Medicare and Medigap week" so that has just been a blast.

First, our nephew Drew graduated from high school. We made the journey to Frankfort to attend what has to be the fastest graduation ceremony I have ever seen. There were 234 in the senior class and the whole shebang took 50 minutes. It was like the Baptist wedding planners took it over. Had it been a wedding, they would have been in and out with just enough time to pray, say I do and have punch and cake. My brother and sister-in-law held a pig roast on Saturday in honor of the graduate complete with my mom's cornbread sticks. Perfection. Drew will be attending college here in Louisville so we anticipate much visiting and laundry doing as we are 8 blocks from campus. It's hard to believe that the little towhead that came into our family when he was four is now a seventeen-year-old, grown up and ready to bust out into the world. I know many of you are feeling the same way right now about your loved ones. It is a beautiful thing to see a child raised to be almost a man and know that he is as equipped as possible with the ability to discern what is right, to treat his fellow man with respect and that he knows what it is to love and be loved. Drew's mother and my brother have done a wonderful job as parents and he is as ready as he will ever be to go on a new adventure.

On the bargain front, apparently it is quite the thing these days for tv and radio stations to offer gift certificates to businesses at steep discounts. They get these in trade or as promotions and pass them on to listeners. For example, here in Louisville, 102.3 fm offers all sorts of bargains every Wednesday. Currently there are spa and golf packages, deals on nails and restaurants. Maker's Mark was offering $50 gift cards for $25. Same thing for Penn Station. Bargains everywhere! Check around your local stations. These deals are limited and sell out quick but half off is worth the effort.

Tomorrow, the vagaries of learning the language of Medicare.


Kim said...

Since I don't have your e-mail address. You are officially invited to my pizza party on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there. RSVP to Taylor!

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