A Woman On The Verge

thoughts and musings of my mind


June 2012


I truly feel that some people really need to think about the consequences of their actions.  

Yes, you might get your way, but was it really for the best or did it just make you feel better?  

Do remember that to every action there is an opposite reaction, and you may not like it in the end. 

Just so sad really.



It is summer and I find that Popsicles keep one cool.  The issue I find is that my favorite flavours are never in the right box.  I love lime, root beer and cherry. I never find them in the same box and they always have some gross flavour like strawberry or banana with them. Really I would just love a box of cherry and lime.  Today I managed to get the last box of cherry, grape and mandarin pops from the grocery store. I am not a huge fan of grape, but I will take it any day over strawberry.  I really like the “real fruit” ‘sicles the best, but again strawberry is just icky, it has seeds in it.  I dislike consuming chunks when I am trying to cool down with a Popsicle.

So think of me when you are standing in the frozen food aisle.  I will be dreaming of my favorite flavours in one box.


I have always known that change is a part of life.  You begin to learn this in grade school when you get a new teacher every year. It does seem that as adults we dislike change more and more though.  I am by no means good at changes I really do like things to stay the same, but I have found I am far more resilient in nature when it comes to change than a lot of people. I often see some change as a great adventure, other times I am just like everyone else I don’t particularly enjoy it but I also realize that things change for a reason. Some change is unavoidable like when the bank that holds your Mortgage sells it off to another bank, or when your favorite social media site changes things around a bit and you have to adjust.  I remember reading a book about ten years ago “Who Moved My Cheese”, that book was a great lesson in work place changes.  It taught me a lot about trying to roll with the punches, especially at work.  Because instability in my workplace really made me nervous.  The unknown in an environment where you spend most of your life could be quite disconcerting especially if handled poorly by those in charge.   I have found that the book can translate to home life as well, and for some reason is actually easier to deal with there maybe because one has more control over daily life at home.  Or maybe the reason I can deal with change better is because as a woman we have so many changes going on all the time in our lives.  Our bodies change, When we marry we change our names, then the biggest change of all when children arrive everything changes.  So how do you deal with change? Is it something you look forward to or dread?

Make Their Day

Short and Sweet: MAKE THEIR DAY Tip: This week take special notice of the difference you are making. Look for opportunities to Make Their Day this week. List whom you delighted, what you did and how you know you made a difference.

Corporate Greed Sucks…..or How I lost my favorite grocery store

Yesterday I opened my email to find one from Harris Teeter announcing that the store I have shopped at locally in Gastonia was purchased by another company. I was quite sad, because I love shopping there, I have actually shopped at Harris Teeter since I first moved to North Carolina 16 years ago. I even worked in their corporate headquarters my first summer.  I just figured I would shop at the Harris Teeter that is a bit further away, the email didn’t really state that ALL the stores in Gaston County were being traded to this other company it did say that 6 stores were going there and that Harris Teeter was acquiring 10 of their stores, then I read this article in the local paper last night when I was glancing through the online edition  “Goodbye Harris Teeter, Hello Lowes” which was posted on June 1st, I hadn’t read the paper for two weeks so it is my fault that I didn’t see this sooner.

It seems that Harris Teeter is closing all their ‘rural’ stores in areas of the South East, they were as saying that they want to focus on the Urban Market.  I am still trying to wrap my head around that idea.

While I won’t be organizing an Occupy Harris Teeter movement, I am encouraging friends and readers to join in my little protest.

So first if you were notified that your HT is closing to become a Lowes, and you have a VIC Card return it to HT Corporate in Matthews NC.

Second, I just feel that everyone should tell Harris Teeter that what they have done is wrong and disloyal to customers in their home state. Here is their address and phone number.

Harris Teeter Inc
701 Crestdale Road
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 844-3100

I will understand if you don’t want to do this or if the post gets removed, but just the idea that they are abandoning counties like Gaston, Catawba etc only because we aren’t Urban enough for them is just greedy and quite frankly very short-sighted of them.  Even with out my little blog they are going to lose many loyal customers.

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