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Tuesday:) Toni’s Tip of the Day~A Kind Word Goes A Long Way

15 Jun

“Out of all the magic words in existence, kind words produce the most powerful transformation spells.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich


Well, it’s pretty hot here in Texas. My sister was saying last week that she was cold up in Illinois, and jokingly asked could I send her up some of my heat. Oops, be careful what you ask for because today she was warmer than we were. I did say, “See, be careful what you wish for.” 🤦‍♀️

I met Helene at 1 pm for Taco Tuesday at Nom Nom. A big group of Fire Station 5 guys came in for lunch, so I shouted across the room, “Hi, Station 5 guys!” They waved back and a few familiar faces smiled. Gosh I haven’t been by with brownies or cupcakes in a few weeks. 🤦‍♀️ Helene and I chatted with Miss Rosa who works back in the kitchen. I practiced my Spanish and she practiced her English. But, we speak the same universal language of a smile and kind words.

We stopped at Tom Thumb so I could get some more bananas on sale. 29c a pound. I’ve been freezing them for my smoothies. Miss Suzi checked us out and she mentioned that because several freezers were broken, we could use our coupon for a free cauliflower pizza next time we come in, just go to her lane next time we’re in. I forgot about that.

(Tip #)1 When fruit is on sale, buy a lot and freeze for smoothies. (Tip #2)I read somewhere that if you put the banana peels in water for a couple of days, the strained liquid is an excellent fertilizer for plants with good nutrients. Win-win. Smoothies and plant fertilizer. I guess if you have a compost pile, you could use the remaining peels. I don’t compost. My yard is too small and I’d have bugs and rats and snakes and yucky creatures in there. 🤦‍♀️

I stopped at Independent Bank across the street. I got locked out of my online banking because I entered the wrong password too many times. 🤦‍♀️ (Old age) The young lady was able to help me and walk me through it. I also asked her to transfer $5 from my checking to my savings because they locked that down too because it was inactive for a year. It’s a savings. It’s supposed to sit there, right?

Miss Elizabeth was very kind and patient. No one else was in the bank, so we chatted about CD’s, the weather, and family, etc. I said, “OK Miss Elizabeth, selfie time.” We never met before, but she will remember Miss Toni and I’ll remember Miss Elizabeth. (People remember kind words and kind people.)
I stopped at Kroger on my way home. Why, you might ask? Well, today was the last day of the sale on strawberries 99c a container, limit 5. Guess how many I bought? Yep-5. The lady behind me In line at the registers said, “Hey, I’ll be over for strawberry shortcake.” I said that I was going to freeze them for smoothies. I told her that Tom Thumb had bananas on sale. Then we proceeded to share tips about fruit and vegetables. (Tip #4) I told Miss Sally about putting aluminum foil or plastic wrap on the end of the banana bunches to last longer. (Tip #5) Miss Sally told me that if you take that nubby belly button end off the avocado that they last longer. (Tip #6) I told Miss Sally that I buy avocados on sale, scoop out the flesh, add a little lemon and freeze in a small sandwich bag for guacamole later. We had a nice chat and shared a lot of tips. (Kind Words can make new friends)
Yes, freeze your sale bananas, strawberries and avocados.

(Tip #7) Have a kind word and a smile for everyone and you will receive them right back.

“Out of all the magic words in existence, kind words produce the most powerful transformation spells.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Happy Tuesday, my friends.