I’m home relatively early. I’ve eaten dinner. I’m snacking. And maybe freezing rain will grace us tonight so that we will have a 2-hour delay. Even if we don’t, students are testing all day and we may have an assembly. In other words, I’m not responsible for teaching tomorrow. Seems like I’m free from lesson planning. But I think I’ll take some initiative and plan for Tuesday anyway. That’s responsible and adult and I will have avoid the dreaded “p” word — procrastination.
I picked up my ring from Nordstrom today. Even amidst the hustle and bustle of the Saturday crowd, I felt at peace. I felt at home. I walked right up to the lady who’d ordered my ring for me. She had the ring in a safe place just like I thought she would. Ironically, she said, an entire shipment of rings had come in with my ring. With that shipment of rings came matching bracelets. I made today a triple points day and treated myself to the matching bangle. Awesome! I’ll post a pic of my set later. I also want the bracelet that says faith or the one that says love. I know this is trendy, but I think I can rock the look forever. It’s a symbol of my faith. How can it not be everlasting?
To say customer service is important to me is a huge understatement. It sits at the top of my list. Even above value, quality, and cost. Nordstrom has NEVER let me down. From its reasonable return policy to the intercom voice to the presentation of your purchase as a gift, Nordstrom should be a model for other stores.
Recently, I’d been eyeballing one of those horizontal cross rings. I need a 7. There wasn’t obe in the store. My lady ordered it for me and called yesterday to let me know I could get it anytime. I know that when I get there, it will be right where it belongs. I won’t have to wait for someone to find it.
Nordstrom makes me a patient shopper. Nordstrom calms me down. It is a place where I find solace and joy.
Other stores with comparable customer service: Starbucks, Lucky Brand
, Target (more lines will open if necessary)
A student of mine loves the Buxom sculpted lash mascara. Her lashes are full and fabulous. It’s a bit too expensive for my taste –$19– so I set out to find a less expensive version that functions in the same way. On my weekly trip to Ulta, I believe I hit the jackpot. Exhibit A: NYX pin-up tease mascara. I can’t wait to create a full look with this. The best part is its price…only $5.99.
Another Friday night …and this is what I’ve done. I’ve created my very own blog. My baby sister wasn’t available with her social media advice, so I called my middle, equally stylish sister and she helped me come up with my blog’s name. I told her all of the things that I love. She warned me that my favorite foods — caramel, bacon, marshmallow puff, bbq sauce and french fries — together in a name might sound like an allusion to sex. Besides food, I love teaching and the color pink. I had an interesting experience today, by the way. I’ll share later. Let’s get back to how I got here. I guess this is what my sister would call a lifestyle blog. Teaching 9th graders is challenging and after lesson planning and grading, I’d love to be able to write my thoughts in my own space in my own way. I am always thinking and usually end up talking to myself. In addition to Pinterest, Polyvore and Twitter, Sweet Pink Words will serve as an outlet for those thoughts that usually only bounce off the walls.