This is my own personal blog and not the opinion of anyone else, the station, my family or others.
So, it's Father's Day and I'm waiting in bed for the big surprise.
Will it be breakfast in bed? A nice drawing or something constructed just for dear ol' dad? Or maybe something more practical... like a tie... or a handkerchief... or shoe polish?
No, it's a request that I get up and drive my daughter to a cook-out at the nearby state park. Not an invitation to attend...not an offer to go buy the picnic things herself... just a request to hit her timetable.
Now yesterday, I saw a posting on Facebook where another woman was posting that her husband was SO good cause he got up and took his daughter to a barn, then to church and then back to attend the rodeo...all without complaining. And she wondered if they would appreciate what a great Dad they had later on.
No, I quipped, they'll want their own transportation! She laughed!
So today, as I prepare to go shop for the cook-out to which I am not invited, I gather the Kroger coupons and remember, oh yes, I meant to go on-line and double check that I am still registered to benefit my favorite charity with my purchases. (Did you know that you can register, and Kroger will send some funds quarterly to your charity based upon how much you buy?)
That's when I discover it. The great summer promotion to get double fuel points for purchases on the weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun) requires that you register ON-Line. This means, in order to get double point, I should have turned on this function last month! It's a simple matter of logging on, signing in, and then pushing the button to say "Yes, I want double points!" So I do.
Then I check, and my high school marching band is still getting my points. The last quarterly payment was $4.46 which means over the course of a year, the band could have bought a new plume for a hat. But at least it is something.
Did you know that you have to re-register your choice for donation once a year? Yes, it expires each April 1st, and that's no joke. So if you haven't done it since then, log on and re-affirm your charity for them to donate to!
What else is happening today? Half the family is in Michigan for a 40th high school reunion, and to visit relatives. One wants their white picket fence rebuilt.... fat chance! The rest of the family wants to go to Greenfield Village and walk the grounds and through history. That's going to win out over the fence. (Another project for me to tackle next time we visit...)
So I resign myself to enjoy the great weather and hang the clothes out to dry. Two loads of laundry that I'll do myself.
Some Father's Days are more productive than others.
Let me know when the party begins...