Friday, October 22, 2010

What's Been Going On...

                        I'm back, sorry it's been so long but there was nothing to really write about.
I still am unemployed, but i'm sure something will turn up soon enough.

 Up until this week I really had nothing going on. That changed this week though. Here in Buffalo we have a theater called Shea's. There have been a variety of acts that have come through town. From Stand Up Comics to Concerts but mainly it host's Plays.

Me and my mom usually go to one or two shows a year depending on what comes through. This year she decided to get us Season Tickets, so we get to see 6 shows total. Some of the shows we will be seeing this year include Shrek, Dream Girls, West Side Story, Mary Poppins and more. I cannot wait to see Shrek!

Tuesday was the first show of the season Mary Poppins. 
It was Awesome. Very well done. 
*I did not take this photo*

If you have the chance to see it, I highly recommend it!

Then Wednesday we went to see Danny Gokey ( Former American Idol Contestant). I found out he was doing a show with 2 other country groups at a local college a week before the show and my mom loves him so we got last minute tickets.

We were All the way Up, only 4 rows were above us, but it was still really good. Didn't really get very good pictures , we were pretty high up and cameras really weren't allowed so I had to sneak pics, but here are a couple I got.
All 3 Acts

The Band Perry

Danny Gokey

Steel Magnolia

Another Steel Magnolia
 I really liked the set-up, instead of having the bands come on one by one, all 3 came out at once. They then took turns. With Danny Gokey in the middle starting, the going to the right to The Band Perry, then moving to the left to Steel Magnolia. Then back to Danny again. 

It worked really well. Esp. Since they were joking and talking with one another. I am not a huge country fan, but they both were really good, having never heard of them before that night. I have to say that Steel Magnolia were very funny and personable. Dfinatly a good show.

In Other News, my mom is doing much better and got the OK to travel. So we decided we are going to take a little weekend trip to Pennsylvania. To visit our friends. Last Halloween then came up here:
Lexi - 2009

Since we really have not been able to do much this summer, We decided Next thursday morning we are going to head down there, we stay at their house so we really have no hotel expenses. We are going to stay for Halloween and Start Home Monday Morning, If we leave by 9 we should be home about lunch time. 4 Days, We did go for 3 days last year and they have been up here once this year.

My mom and Me - Knoebels in PA 2009
So I am sure I will have lots of pictures and stories to share. Lexi will be my little shadow for those 4 days I am sure. But that is quite alright, I don't get to see her enough. I mean how can you not love this little face???

Well That's about it for now.

Til next time.

Shelly <3

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Tale of the Stolen Wallet

Our tale begins almost 10 yrs ago (2001). I was 19 and working in the Mail room at a Semi large doctors office. Me and my co-worker was separating the doctors mail. We worked with something that was very similar to this, along one wall, opposite of the door.

A Guy came in and asked us to use the phone, as his eye doctor was closed and he thought he had an appointment. We said sure, moved the phone where he could reach and continued our work. He thanked us and left. A short while later it was lunch time, so I went to my purse, which was hanging on the back of our door right by my jacket to get my wallet. And it was gone...

I was pretty upset, this is the first time anyone has stolen anything from me. The guy of course was long gone, I figured I would never see my stuff again. I didn't have much cash in there. So I  called the bank and had them stop my debit card. And the guy had already stopped at a gas station to use it. That taken care of I was advised to file a Police report. So I called the police and did just that. I never heard anything.

Now Fast forward to this Monday. I had a message on my answering machine from a Salvation Army saying they found some ID of mine. I wasnt sure what they were talking about I had all my ID and stuff in my wallet, and double checked just to be sure. I did'nt get to call them back right away.

So then Tuesday comes and I get a message from the Police Station asking me to call back they have something of mine that was found and left a very old address on the message. I have'nt lived there in years! So I call them back and the police officer asks me if I lost a wallet, because someone found some with ID of mine. The only wallet I ever "lost" was the one that was stolen years ago.

So She asks me to describe it and I tell her honestly I can't remember it's been almost 10 yrs but was able to tell her a couple other things that should be in there. And low and behold they found my wallet that was stolen almost 10yrs ago and stuff was still in it!

My Social Security card was in there, I was worried for a while about that and now I have it back. My old ID's. My Library Card and other various cards I had in there.  The guy must have just took my bank card and the cash and pocketed the wallet and never looked in the one part.

Eventually gave it to the good will in some pocket of something I am guessing, and when they were checking out the stuff came across the wallet and opened it and saw the ID in there. How crazy is it to get your Stolen Wallet back after almost 10yrs? It seems almost impossible, and it's still in good shape to!

So this tale has a happy ending. All is well. I have my Wallet back that I really never thought I would see again and totally forgot about! It sure does make for a good story too. 

Shelly <3