Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Exciting deliveries and a big New Year update.

Can we talk about exciting deliveries for a minute? I’m expecting four such deliveries tomorrow from my friends at Amazon.com ... 1) a three-pack of whole wheat Manischewitz matzo farfel that’s impossible to find anywhere in Dallas; 2) a six-pack of original Manwich sloppy Joe sauce; 3) 45 packages of Lipton Cup-a-Soup Spring Vegetable flavor (my favorite instant soup since fifth grade because I’m into teeny dehydrated peas); and 4) a swell basic black tea kettle that whistles.
Come to think of it, there’s a fifth exciting delivery I’d like to mention as well, although this one has nothing to do with Amazon whatsoever. My niece Allison and her husband Greg are the proud parents of baby Cooper, who arrived on December 30 weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces.
Cooper has to be one of the cutest little boys I’ve ever seen, and I’m especially blown away by the sock monkey hat. I think everybody should wear one of these, even Sam.

As for the “big New Year update” mentioned in the title of this post, here’s my bombshell: I’ve decided to make a major change to the financial end of my website design business. Effective immediately — or as soon as possible — I’ll be cancelling my 800 number, disconnecting my AT&T landline and using my cell phone for business calls, all of which will save me nearly $60 a month. I’m also getting rid of my manual (keypad) credit card terminal in favor of a “virtual” terminal that operates through my computer on an Internet gateway. I’m deliriously happy about this because saving money is wonderful, and dumping two phone lines and outdated credit card equipment inches me a little closer to the joy of total retirement.

And now it’s time for a snack and a nap, since I find that I’m both hungry and tired at exactly the same time. Oy, such a conundrum! Thank you for reading this.

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