Thursday, September 30, 2021

Winds of Fall

Started off a quick morning with breakfast and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. It's "Margaret's First Thank-You Day," and her big brother Daniel is elated when she's given the honor of hanging the first thank-you note on the tree in the Enchanted Garden. When Margaret doesn't feel well and has to be taken home, Daniel's disappointed and sad...until his mom takes him home, and he realizes that what he's really thankful for is his adorable little sister.

Headed off to work just as the episode ended. Most of the day went very well. I had a lot more help this time; they even called the head bagger in early. She took over most of the inside duties until late in the afternoon, leaving me to focus on the few carts. We weren't even really that busy. The weather was too nice for shopping. It was a bit cloudy and windy, but nothing out of line with the time of year. 

Things didn't really pick up until late in the afternoon when they pulled the head bagger to handle the self-checkout registers. Now I had to do everything myself, from taking back cold items people didn't want to cleaning bathrooms and mopping up a leaky floral cooler, and do it all at once. At least two boys arrived to take over the sweeping and carts, but there was still a lot to do. 

Rushed home the moment I finished. Changed, then went online to look up a few rental properties and do some writing work. The Red King gleefully calls for the verdict first; he wants Sir Richard out of the way. King Allen and Bill the White Rabbit point out that's not how it's done and opt to call the first witness instead - Charles the Mad Hatter.

Broke for dinner at quarter of 7. Jodie gave me the last of her steak dinner from Tuesday night; she went out to dinner with her son TJ. I had that while watching Match Game '74. The panelists switch seats as Brett admires a liquor-holding doll given to her by an audience member, Don Adams gets very annoyed with everyone doing imitations of him, and Elaine Joyce points out that if Brett can take years to explain her answer, so can she. 

Made apple crisp as Match Game PM ran. One of my favorite male contestants appeared on this episode, an adorable little older man who sounded like Wally Cox and called himself Tiger. Even the young woman contestant next to him was smitten and joked they were getting engaged after the show. David Doyle got to help her much later with "Pawn __" on the Head-to-Head.

Finished the night with delicious and warm apple crisp and In the Heights. I go further into this celebration of the Latino neighborhood Washington Heights in New York from earlier this year at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

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