Finders keepers, Losers weepers (not)

Did you leave something behind at Wal-Mart in Warrenton VA by accident today? Go back and ask for it at the customer service desk.

Today around noon I found something left in a shopping cart at the Wal-Mart in Warrenton VA. It was left in the baby-seat part of a cart in the parking lot cart corral.

Because of the nature of the item, and the possibility of people trying to claim it that don’t rightfully own it, I am NOT posting what it was.

Normally I don’t get a cart from the cart corral in the parking lot, but today something came over me to go get a cart from the corral. The first cart I grabbed was stuck to the cart in front of it. After giving it a few tugs I gave up and pulled out the cart from the row beside it. I immediately noticed that there was something in the baby seat that did not belong there.

I turned it into the customer service desk inside the Wal-Mart and made sure that at least the customer service manager in addition to the clerk at the desk knew I was turning it in. Hopefully the rightful owner will be able to get it back. I did NOT see any ID on the item, so I assume you will have to do something to prove it belongs to you.

So….if you (or someone in your family) went shopping at Wal-Mart in Warrenton VA today and left something behind, go back and ask at the customer service desk. The clerk’s name that I turned it into was Amanda.

Good luck

Blue orchids

Blue orchids
Blue orchids

For most of my life blue has been one of my favorite colors. I also like pink and purple a lot, but generally speaking when given a choice between primary colors, I gravitate towards blue. So when I went shopping at Wal-Mart a couple of days ago I was very attracted to some bright cobalt blue orchids that were on display in the Garden department.

Normally I do not enter Wal-Mart through the Garden department entrance, but that day my husband had parked the car in front of that entrance. I don’t know why, but he did. At first I was going to stay in the car and wait for him, as I was tired, but then I realized that we needed some bananas and some bread, and milk, so I decided to go ahead and get out of the car and go inside and buy them.

So I walked into the store with my husband, and parted ways after we stopped to admire the blue orchids. I simply fell in love with them. I have not owned any orchids for about the past thirty years, and I missed having an orchid plant. I had not purchased any for a variety of reasons. Frugality was a primary one, but also a reluctance to buy another plant that would require watering and tending. I have not been very good about taking the proper care of my plants for a long while now. I have several plants, but they are surviving in spite of me, not because of me!

Well, the blue color simply demanded that I purchase¬†the plant. It was twenty dollars, and I was reluctant to spend the money, but I was “in a mood” and splurged on the plant after all.

When I got home and was reading the tag that came with the plant I discovered that the blue color was a result of a color-infusion process, and although the orchid will re-bloom in the future (assuming I don’t kill it) when it DOES re-bloom¬†it will not be blue – it will likely be white.

That was a disappointment, but the plant is still holding the blossoms quite well and is very pretty. I only have to water it once a week, which is good. So far the pets have left it alone, which was a very pleasant surprise! I wonder how long it will last.