1. Brenda, thank you so much for telling us we can shop online at Home Goods.
    I just love that store and they don’t have one near me. I’ve already found some things I’m going to buy!

    1. I put all kinds of things in my cart one afternoon. Didn’t order half of them, but it was fun! Like walking through the store.

  2. Seems I’m always the last to know, so you provided a wonderful service with this post. While I don’t think we will be frequent users of Grubhub, if we both were ill or ‘laid up’ at the same time, it would be wonderful to order from local restaurants. I just had the first cold I’ve had in years, and have been feeling awful (Antihistamines put me right to sleep.) My greatest fear was hubby would catch it too and who would make the coffee? Mustn’t tell him that Donuts can be delivered though.

    1. Wish I could have the McDonald’s caramel iced coffee delivered. But no delivery service seems to do that.

  3. I too am a big Amazon,I don’t have much trouble getting around and I have a car but it’s just so easy to use Amazon and it’s here in a day or so.
    I’m in a small town,with the exception of Walmart and the Dollar Tree & General there’s not much to chose from.
    Their customer service is 2nd to none in my book,I’ve had several issues with packages as well as returns and their response is amazingly quick!
    I have no interest in Jeff Bezos life he saw a need and filled it not to mention how many jobs he’s created.

    1. Yes, I can’t imagine how many employees work for Amazon, but it’s a lot. At least they have jobs and hopefully can feed their families. And you’re right, they have the best delivery service I’ve ever had. They’re right on top of things, and if you don’t get it, they send you another.

  4. My daughter does all
    the online ordering for groceries and pet food. We use Walmart for curbside pick up. And the interesting thing they do is if it isn’t available in the local market it is delivered to the house later free. Or if you want you can go to the big Walmart and pick up. They have even refunded a couple of things that were wrong no questions asked. And with Petco the same thing, it is so easy to shop.

    We also use Whole Foods for some things and they pack their products great if you get frozen items.

    And we are also big users of Amazon. I think our shopping options have changed dramatically over the years especially with Covid and Amazon fills the void.

    I will have to check out Home Goods!!

  5. That’s a great service for ppl that don’t have any other option open!
    I love to cook and bake and I like to know what’s going into my food that I eat everyday. I like going to the grocery stores to pick out my food and socialize with ppl. I saw three friends whom I haven’t seen for quite sometime and are coming over my house soon. Everyone has cell phones now so it’s hard to find someone’s number bc I don’t like to go on many platforms! I’ve got better things to do than to be online all the time I feel, but I’m glad when I need it , that it’s there! Lol

    1. Yes, me too. Since I’m incapacitated right now and not walking yet, certainly not driving yet, it’s good to know I still can get many things myself without having to bother anyone.

  6. Happy Sunday Brenda,
    I just ordered my hair conditioner in a huge size that I didn’t know existed and a sunscreen/moisturizer, mascara in Brown and a soft coral lip balm with moisture/sunblock. All from Amazon! I had no idea of the vast inventory they carry!
    I love your quilts. I have a neutral soft white with embroidered ferns that I bought over a decade ago from Pottery Barn’s catalogue on clearance. I change my bedding per seasons and love how it makes my home feel fresh. My girlfriend Patty, always comments that even my front porch gets a spruce-up; I change my wreath and artwork, pillows, throws and plants to reflect the season. It’s amazing what rotating accessories around gives a lift of happiness.
    I’m praying for amazing results with your ankle!
    P.S. I miss your old garden, it was stunning! But this one will be gorgeous in time and this home is so much better for you…great neighbors and location… and NO snakes in the ceiling.
    Have a blessed day.

    1. I didn’t get to enjoy my garden much this year. So looking to next year. Too hot now to garden even if I could.

  7. I use Amazon Prime for lots of things and it makes my life so much easier to be able to find whatever I want there in just a few minutes and saving so much leg work. Jeff Bezos, like it or not, had a very good idea and I applaud him for that. Nothing else about him matters one bit to me. So glad to hear you’re doing better. Be sure and pace yourself.

    1. Yeah, I don’t care either. I can’t order everything I need from any place else. I even looked at toilets at Amazon before I got the plumbers out here.

  8. Thank you so much for the GrubHub/Amazon tips. I do 99% of my shopping online and either have it delivered or curbside pick-up. I can shop at my leisure and make final decisions when I’m ready. In the past I seldom ordered from Amazon but Amazon is now my “Bestie”. I do not enjoy being out and about, so it works nicely for me.
    I do get chastised from a handful of people for not getting out more, but I find that after I’ve been out, I’m exhausted and a bit anxious. Doesn’t make sense to put myself through something that brings absolutely no joy? I’ve always been a homebody, so it works for me.
    I hope your days are getting much better, Brenda. Have a pleasant Sunday!

    1. No, it does not make sense to put yourself through something that brings you no joy. To me that is pointless.

  9. With the advent of the home computer and how it has changed and grown over the course of 25 years or so, it’s now so convenient to shop online from SO many different stores and sellers, including small local businesses, and have things delivered right to your home. It is the kind of service that can keep a lot of people in their own homes/apartments a lot longer, living independently, even if they are not as mobile as they used to be or no longer drive (or never drove at all – like me). It also makes it so much easier to compare items and prices rather than running around to two or three stores to see who has the best deal. I count my blessings. My legs, hips, knees and ankles are good and walking is good for my heart, so except in the worst weather (either too hot, too stormy, or too cold or too much snow and ice on the sidewalks) I will do the mile round trip to and from the local Metro Mart 2 to 3 times a week. It helps keep me in shape – at least, that’s what I tell myself, LOL. I have had groceries delivered that I ordered online during a couple bad streaks in winter – SO nice to have that option.

    1. I don’t know what I’d have done these past years without home delivery. Due to injury, Covid, etc.,

  10. Dear Brenda,
    Thinking of you and hoping you are doing well. Miss you.

  11. I’m a big Amazon Prime user and while there is that part of me that doesn’t want to give Jeff Bezos any more money, I assuage my guilt by remembering how many people are making a living filling orders and delivering goods for Amazon. The pandemic made me more of an on line shopper and it is hard to give up that convenience and for many it is a true lifeline because of health, mobility and transportation issues. Now I’m going to sign up for Grub Hub… thanks for the info … and I need to check out Homegoods too! Hope you are feeling a little bit better with each passing day!

    1. I also borrow ebooks from the Amazon “library” with my Prime membership and I watch a lot of Prime video TV, so I figure I’m getting my money’s worth.

    2. Yes. Great advice.
      Also for us, it saves $ re our cars. Since Covid ,,,,, we all work from home.
      It’s a lot sometimes ,,,,, everyone is doing okay thankfully. 😊
      Usually we take turns ordering groceries from Target, or Insta-Cart, etc.
      There are lots of places now.
      Always complimentary shipping.
      Even though we are all vaccinated & boostered, habits are difficult to break after 2+ years.
      So far Amazon Prime hasn’t been needed.
      Although my nieces & nephews use AP. Lots of kiddos to buy for!
      I think it will all be a way of life for most of us.
      Fortunately, having food delivered also.
      Can’t imagine the stress, and everything else regarding all the above, would have been so very helpful to our parents & grands also.
      They never experienced these luxuries.

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