Sandie Simply Says

November 29, 2008

People Watching

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 9:00 pm

I love people watching. I love sitting and just watching how people interact with each other. Wondering what they’re doing, where they’re going, who they’re with. One of my favorite places to people watch is the airport. As luck would have it, I found myself in an airport last weekend waiting for my husband to come back from Africa. I had 45 minutes to kill (that’s how long it took him to get through customs and to the baggage claim area!). So, I watched.

I watched as people greeted their loved ones and of course, made up stories for each of them. There was the grandmother travelling from Spain to visit her daughter and son-in-law…and see her grandson for the first time. And the older gentleman greeting his girlfriend, who was young enough to be his daughter. The woman greeting her friend who has travelled across the country to visit with her. The soldiers lucky enough to be returning home on R&R just in time for the holidays and those not-so-lucky soldier who would be celebrating Thanksgiving in Iraq.

And then there was the one I didn’t have to worry about, because he told me everything I needed to know. He hadn’t seen his wife and 11-month-old daughter in three months. He paced nervously, waiting, armed with flowers and a luggage cart. He worried about the flight his wife had, the mood she and their daughter would be in. Nervous about seeing his baby girl again…would she remember him? It was all very sweet! I didn’t get to see the end of that story though as my husband arrived before his wife. In my mind, it was a wonderful homecoming though!


November 10, 2008

Leave it to the Japanese…

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 1:30 pm

This is a water fountain in a Japanese mall. It’s amazing!

November 6, 2008

That harried woman…

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 12:23 am

You saw at Wal-Mart tonight…you know the one with the three kids?  The one who was running all over the place trying to find a travelling alarm clock because the aisle that was clearly marked “luggage” had nothing even closely resembling luggage?  That was me.  And I’m sorry I ruined your shopping experience tonight with the screaming toddler and constantly fighting 4 and 8 year olds.  But it was Wal-Mart a 6 o’clock on a Wednesday night, what did you expect?  Did you really expect a peaceful shopping experience?  Do you ever really get one at Wal-Mart?

Yes, I know I probably should have just taken them home.  We were all tired and cranky.  Trust me, I would have rather sawed off my right arm with a butter knife than have to drag my three kids to Wal-Mart tonight, but my husband is deployed and he asked me to pick up a few things for him.  And no, I couldn’t  wait until tomorrow because I have to drop them off tomorrow.

So, again, I’m sorry I ruined your night.  You can always go back tomorrow, because I won’t be going anywhere near there!

November 4, 2008

Apparently, I’m It!

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 3:47 am

The rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

10 years ago I was:

1. Single with no kids

2. Living in Phoenix, AZ

3.  A SSgt (E-5)

4. Still going to college

5. About to embark on the adventure of a lifetime

5 things on today’s to-do list:

1. Finally answer this poll

2. Finish laundry

3. Go to bed early

4. Watch my Monday night comedies

5. Too tired to think of a #5…I wouldn’t finish it anyway!

5 snacks I enjoy:

1. Chocolate

2. Fiber One Bar (Chocolate)

3. Microwave popcorn

4.  Ice Cream

5.  Chocolate

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire: (I’m changing this to be Billionaire)


2. Set up a retirement trust for the children … they can’t touch it until they are 60.

3. Pay off the mortgage on all my family members’ homes.

4. Hire someone to cook, clean, do laundry, etc.

5. Travel

5 places I have lived:

1. Omaha, NE

2. Germany

3. Las Vegas, NV

4. Shemya Island, AK

5. Yuba City, CA

*I can keep going!  I’ve lived in way too many places!*

5 jobs I have had:

1. Telemarketer (hated it!)

2. Cashier/biscuit maker/cook at Hardee’s

3. Wal-Mart cashier

4. Manpower Analyst for the Air Force

5. Receptionist/Leader for Weight Watchers


So, now I’ve got to tag five people, huh?   *SIGH* I guess I’ll always be “it.” I don’t know anyone who blogs other than those that have already been tagged.




I’m moving in!

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 3:25 am

Yay!  I’ve decided to move my blog to this site after becoming frustrated with the last one.  Let’s see how long I last over here. 🙂

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