Sunday, February 10, 2013

Grocery Shopping In a Small Town

We went grocery shopping today, and spent roughly $300.  As we drove home with a back seat completely full, we compared our shopping experience in Yuma, to our shopping experience if we were to drive to Fort Morgan or Sterling.  We discovered that we were able to drive 2 blocks to the grocery store, get our groceries, and be back home in less than one hour.  We also saved a 1/2 tank of diesel fuel, which is the equivalent of about $60.  Sure it would probably of been about $20 cheaper to purchase the groceries at Walmart, but you know what I enjoy most of all about Shop-All in Yuma...the clerks are friendly, the baggers take the groceries to your vehicle for you, and they also take your cart back.  I hate bagging my own groceries at Walmart, and having a cashier that would rather be anywhere else but where he/she is working.
I will continue to buy my groceries in a small town.  Thank you Shop-All for making my shopping experience a good one.

Monday, May 21, 2012


An honest days work will make you appreciate the little rewards in life.  I remember riding horses all day as a kid, and being so tired I couldn't hardly walk.  I have my father to thank for teaching me how to work, and making me finish my work for the day no matter how tired I was.  I now know that he did that for me not to punish me, but to ensure that I would be a successful adult.  School taught me how to learn, but I have my parents to thank for teaching me to work for my dreams, and appreciate what I have in life.  I have worked hard for each and every thing in my life.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I think that over time people grow in different directions, and friendships fade for better or for worse.  One might say well it is never better to lose a friend, but it seems that often times friends get to the point where they have grown apart in so many ways. It becomes more of a chore to be friends rather than something that they enjoy.  It isn't so much that the person is no longer claimed as a friend, but the need to stay in touch is lost because lack of interest in what one or the other is doing is gone, or absent.  I feel like friendships in today's world are based on what you have or what you should have rather than who people really are.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Opportunity is knocking...or is it?

It is so easy to always think that the grass is greener on the other side.  I had the opportunity to take a job with a company where I would work 8:00 to 5:00, five days a week, and be in a controlled environment all day.  Sounds like the dream job right? Wrong.  I would of had to move to Canada, and start my life completely over.  Instead, I decided that my life in good ole Yuma, Colorado, may be where the grass grows Green. When taking into consideration another opportunity in life, we often are caught in the moment of how bad things must be where we currently are.  We often forget how good we really have it.