The Bee Hive

Sometimes it's honey; sometimes it's sting...

Friday, October 27, 2006


The new Super Walmart opened in Beeville just last week. WOW! I may not be so adverse to shopping any more. At least for a while. This one is bigger than any in our part of Texas, even in the large cities, so I've read. And being new, it absolutely glows with cleanliness and neatness. Of course that is sort of made up for by the fact that the employees - at least the ones in the eyeglasses department can't manage to work any of the equiptment - not only the specialized prescription ones, but the register either.
Anyway, since it opened on Amy's regular grocery day, she wanted to go break it in, and asked me to go too. So, although I NEVER go to anything like that, this time I did - a major store on opening day. My glasses had broken a couple of days previously, and rather than just get the frames fixed, I opted to get an eye exam too, because my prescription hadn't been right in a long time. I had to make an appointment, then come back that afternoon for my exam.
Leaving the store, we ran into Poppin' Fresh, the Pillsberry Doughboy. So I took Amy's picture with him.
Shabree loves cooking - especially cakes. Here she is with her latest one - a bundt cake with colored 'sparkles' inside. It's from a mix, but I was impressed.
Cakes and tuna salad are her two specialties.
I have another obsession. Still with the online games, but this new one involves stuffed animals, too. You buy a Webkinz pet, (very cute and inexpensive) and it comes with a code in the little packet attached to it. Using the code, you get onto the Webkinz World site, where the animal you bought is represented and comes with welcome gifts. You build it a house, furnish it, dress your pet if you so wish, earn money and shop in the stores for it's food and all that, keeping it health, happiness and hunger stats filled. I searched online and found that there was one store in Beeville and one store in Sinton that carried the Webkinz pets. So Shabree and I bought one each. I got a little Cocker Spaniel and named her Buttercup. She got a little black bear and named her Bree. You can see them above looking at Buttercup's backyard in WebkinzWorld.
And you can add additional pets to have another room in your house, and come with even more new adoption gifts! So I had to add another pet - an elephant that I named Flora. Here she is posing with one of the artificial Jack-o-lanterns that I got at I was at it, I got a few more pets which will be added in to the WebkinzWorld game when I can manage it. One,the cow, is for Mathieu and one is an additional one for Shabree, and the rest are...uh... MINE. ;) I'm going to get Zach one too, but it needs to be the horse, and for that I will have to go to Corpus Christi, since there are none in our area... Although the Sinton store took my requests and will have them at some point.
Coconut is very interested in them. When we brought our first two into the house, she just KNEW they were for her. So the next time I went to town, I got her a small cheap stuffed animal at the Goodwill Store - a little blue cow, which is her favorite at the moment.
Anyway, that's it for now. Just thought I'd catch up a little with my blog. There have been requests for my photo with my new haircut and glasses, and I will do that soon.


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