Well, I wasn't going to participate in Skittles' Heads or Tails Tuesday today. I thought about Harry Potter. I love the Harry Potter books. I wouldn't be surprised if J.K. Rowling had put an enchantment on them. They are just so darned magical and entertaining and wonderfully well written. But that's really about all I have to say on that subject and it hardly seems like a real post.
So I wasn't going to write anything. But Tuesday is Schwan's Day. As some of you know, I'm disabled and home-bound. There are many inconveniences to this, one of which is it makes grocery shopping complicated. When I first moved to Hancock, I was fortunate to find a very lovely woman who shopped for me every few weeks for a very modest cost. Eventually, though, she found a real job and I was forced to take advantage of one of my friends and combine that with shopping at Netgrocer.com. At first that meant only non-perishable foods, but they expanded to shipping frozen and refrigerated items. Problem with Netgrocer. Mega pricy way to live, especially when you have hardly any money. About 4 months ago, I discovered Schwan's. I love Schwan's. Their food, while not as cheap as going to a grocery store, is pretty reasonable and excellent quality. I can't get fresh fruit or Soysilk or items like that, but for someone like me it is wonderful to have the security of knowing that every other Tuesday - snow, rain or shine - a big yellow truck will drive up and deliver frozen food to me. Which brings me to Tom. Tom M is my Schwan's person. He moved to New York State recently from North Carolina. He's a kind man and brings not just groceries every two weeks, but a friendly face. He always makes an effort to get me the best deals possible on products, to make sure I'm able to take advantage of special sales. Angel and Tara Grace love him. I think Angel would run away with him if I'd let her. Today we had a "chat" about politics. We are on diametric opposite sides of the political universe, but it was still a friendly debate. Alas, I wasn't able to bring him into the political light, but I had a good time trying.
So I want to say here that I'm grateful for Tom M. who instead of just dumping off a load of groceries, conducts his role in my life - providing me with sustenance - with grace, humor and kindness.