Jiffy Lube is not so jiffy

This morning I took my car to my local Jiffy Lube facility.  I left my house at 9:15 and returned at 11:15.  Not really jiffy.  This was my first time at a Jiffy Lube. When I arrived and parked I entered the ordering area.  No one was in the office. The waiting room had 8 chairs and all but one was occupied by men.  No women.  All of the men were wearing very casual clothes, had cell phones in their hands and were playing games, not making calls.  I couldn’t help but wonder, “Where were the women?” Out working?  Cleaning house? Shopping?  They would need cars for two of those activities. And what kind of jobs did these men have that they could take the morning off to get their cars worked on?  Finally we were joined by a young couple.  I couldn’t tell if they were married.  They both played with the phones they each had and did not speak to one another.  Fascinating.

I’m sure I was the oldest person there.  Obvious ages of the others ranged from the mid twenties to probably late fifties.  People left and others came so the waiting area was constantly filled.

After about an hour and a half of waiting, someone came over and took me to a computer where they entered my name and address into a charge form.  Then I was told it wouldn’t be long.  But it was.  After about another half hour my car was brought up from where I had parked it and entered into a garage type of building.  It was open on three sides so I was able to see my car.  The attendant examined it and told me what I needed and what they didn’t do, such as add brake fluid, which my car needed, he said.  I authorized all the necessary work and returned to the waiting area. The actual time for the work to be done was not very long. That was the “Jiffy”, I guess. I paid the bill, $68, and drove home.

Next time, I’ll find out when they open and get there before the crowds.

Top 10 reasons to buy my handmade jewelry

Top 10 reasons why you should buy a piece of jewelry from Mizmlu’s shops:

1: You don’t have to leave your home. The shops come to you.
2: All items are handmade.
3: Jewelry is unusual and colorful.
4: Each piece is an original, unique design.
5: I never make the same item twice.
6: A large variety to choose from, including earrings and bracelets at my Etsy shop.
7: Vintage items are available.
8: Many different styles including double or triple strands, extra long pieces, chokers, casual, evening wear, everything under the sun.
9: Shipping is fast.
10: Most items are shipped free in the US. International shipping is at USPS charge. No handling charges, ever. Easy purchases through PayPal.


So, please take a look at my Etsy shop at etsy.com/shop/mizmlu for my latest creations and jewelryalamode.com for a wider variety of styles, colors and bargain prices.
If you have a comment on either shop I would love to hear from you. I can be reached at mizmlu@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest.

My Daughter’s Latest Endeavor

Today I’ve added to my Etsy shop 6 pieces of jewelry that were made by my daughter, Circe. This is the daughter who is a computer guru and writer and my helper, advisor and support.  She can log into my computer to see that I am up and active, or out doing chores.  This way she knows that I am OK.   If my computer is on, but I am not using it she watches and if she is concerned she will call me.  This is like having a paid support system hanging around my neck that would cost several $$$ a month.

A few months ago she surprised me by getting involved with making jewelry.  Her style is completely different than mine so that when I post her pieces on my Etsy site they are directed toward people who want something totally different.  If you take a look at my Etsy site you will immediately see which ones are her pieces because they are so different.  My etsy shop is at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mizmlu.  Right now the first 6 items on my list are hers.  That will change as I add items of my own.

You just might find something you like.


New Etsy Jewelry

On Sunday I added 4 new items to my Etsy shop.  There are 2 necklaces, one a very casual, decorated wooden bead necklace with 3 different bead types.   This would be perfect for T-shirt wear.  The other one is more elegant.  It is made with black stone carved beads that reflect the light and shimmer.   I have 2 more of these stone beads necklaces to post soon.  The other 2 new items are earrings.  They are simple oval shaped glass beads surrounded by silver tone edging.   One is blue and the other a rosy color.  Just the right touch for a casual outing.


I will be adding more items in the days to come, so come back and see what I have created.  I hope you will find something that pleases you.