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Later today,  I’ll be going on a ridealong.  Was up last night making these to take with me for the officers.  The other reason I was staying up last night was because I’m riding with swing shift which goes till midnight.  It will be interesting, going with a different (larger) department and seeing how things work there.  

The Son is off at camp, hopefully having a good time.  I wonder what merit badge courses he ended up taking while there…  He was signed up for Basketry, Space Exploration and Canoeing.  They were going to see if they could change one or two of those since he’s already earned merit badges in canoeing and possibly space exploration.  Guess we’ll find out when he gets home on Saturday.

Can’t really think of anything to share about The Hubby and don’t know what it is that made him smile last week – Not exactly a question I can ask him without him looking at me cross eyed like I’m crazy and then rolling over and going back to sleep…  Not that it would be any better once he’s awake – then he’d just go back to his computer and whatever he’s looking up, reading, researching.  Far as I know there’s no major projects or anything going on.

Three Things Thursday was started by Emily over at Nerd In the Brain and is now being hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.  Come join the fun —  What are three things that made you smile?


Totally blew off doing our Three Things Thursday post for the week yesterday…  At least it’s only Friday and I didn’t totally blow it off — phewww 😅.

So, what three things can I mention this week?   Hard to come up with stuff sometimes without repeating the same things that I’ve already mentioned numerous times, either here or in other posts.

The Hubby went to the doctor yesterday to have minor surgery done on his toe nail — Yeah I know… “What?!?  Why would someone need surgery on a nail”…  He had a problem with an ingrown toe nail that was causing him problems.  He is both paraplegic – semi-ambulatory (less so though after the stroke) and diabetic.  Both of which are not good when it comes to having an in-grown problematic nail.  He said that the waiting around took longer than the actual procedure.

The Son continues to do well, and improving nicely, in his Martial Arts.  Coordination is probalby one of the harest parts for him.  I grabbed this quick photo, the other day, of him sparring with 2 other gentleman.  Obviously, being that he’s still pretty new at all this, they went easy on him.


As for me (The Wife)…. Well,  I recently did some more ridealongs with both the local police department and the local sheriff’s department.  Got another one scheduled for another nearby police department in a couple weeks.

As usual,  I’m doing my Mary Kay business, as well as tweeting, posting, sharing, etc stuff for my Public Safety Tidbits (unfortunately I haven’t had much to write about there) and Taini Writes (time, and lack of muse, has been a factor here – sadly).

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed weekend.


Good Morning to everyone.  Got coffee and breakfast – oatmeal.  I’m trying one that has different oats & grains, plus flax seed in it.  Not bad actually,  I put butter and some “No High Fructose Corn Syrup” in mine.

The hubby just went to bed, and the son is still in bed….  Miss Meekah (our kittycat) is out here with me, but she’s snoozing in her favorite spot in an office chair next to my usual living room chair.  I’m sititing here listening to KIIM-FM (99.5) – Country – on my phone.  What’s your favorite station to listen to?  What kind of station is it?  What kind of music?  Whenever my son is in the car with me, he takes over the radio tuning it to 92.9 or 94.1 both of which basically play “adult contemporary” – 94.9, more so that 92.9, does seem to play more of the music that I remember growing up with (or at least remember from my college years).

What’s been going with everyone since last week?  Not much of excitement happened around here.  Pretty much same thing as usual.  We did get the shelves put into our new bookshelves and got books put into the shelves

Pardon the ladder, and the mess on the table



Well, my coffee is pretty much gone and I’m looking at some paperwork I needto fill out for my son and a paper from last week that I need to go through and cut up…I use the puzzles and the “reader photos” to put in my letters for Soldiers Angels.  I also need to bake up a batch of cookies, or something, to ship as well.

Good Day to everyone.  Hope you have a wonderful and blessed week.  Make sure you stop on over to check out this week’s Tuesday Chatter.


This week I’m combining both my WeeklySmile post and my #ThreeThingsThursday post into a single one.

I just turned on the KIIM-FM app on my phone so I could listen to 99.5 (my favorite radio station) while I type…  That and a nice warm cup of coffee is making a me a happy camper right now….  It’s almost time for my favorite DJs to come on Max, Shannon, and Porkchop.

It’s been a pretty typical week for us around here – tutoring, martial arts, scouts, along with usual shopping, errands, and doctor appointments.  I know those aren’t exactly smiles or nothing, but good thing is we’ve made it through everything with little to no problems. 

Monday was back to back doctor appointments for me and The Hubby.   He had a cardiology appointments and I had a “women’s” appointment across the parking lot from where hubby’s appt was.  “Women’s” appt…. yeah that un-fun appt – for guys, I guess an equivalent un-fun would be the prostate exam.  Nothing, I understand, like having doc put on a glove and say drop your pants and bend over.  Anyway, the good thing is that, for me, that appointment is over and done with until next year.

Don’t know exactly what happened at hubby’s cardiology appointment other than them wanting him to have a blood test done to check lipids level.    Speaking of blood tests, I had one done yesterday – should hear something back in a few days regarding that blood draw, as well as hearing back regarding my earlier appointment.  I’m sure all will be good and something to smile about.

Just to recap on my Three Things – 

  1. Coffee and KIIM-FM
  2. Survived the week (well so far, it’s only Thursday)
  3. Got through un-fun “women’s” appointment – good for another year.

Hope you all had a week worth smiling about.


Time, once again, for another Tuesday Chatter….  And here I am trying to think of something to chat about.  None of us here are very chatty (though The Hubby would disagree when it comes to me.  I’m sure he thinks I talk way too much.  Oh sure, we talk about stuff – all kinds of stuff – but we’re not a super talkative type of family.

Ohhh my, where are my manners?!?  Would you like a cup of coffee?  I just made up some.  It’s early, even for me – Usually I’m just getting up about now.  Miss Meekah is lying in one of her favorite spots next to me.


Terrible picture, – I’m sorry.  That black lump (if you can see it), in the chair next to me, is Meekah.  She was wanting out earlier but is resting peacefully – for now.  She is quite social in terms of wanting to be where we’re at but she’s not much of a talker (unless she’s wanting food, wanting out, or telling us we need to go to bed) and not a real playful type – though she loves playing with bottle caps and rubber bands.

Enough of my senseless chatter.  What’s going on in your neck of the woods?  Be sure and join in the weekly Tuesday Chatter with our wonderful host Eugenia.


I was going to say coffee’s still warm, but then I got interrupted.  I have re-heated it.  Not the best but it works – *smile*

Here’s something definitely worth smiling about – infact I’d say it’s worth several smiles.  Our son received his Star Rank yesterday at the Court of Honor…  Now he begins his journey to Life.


He is continuing to make steady progress finishing up math and english for the school year.


Another WeeklySmile where I join Trent,who hosts this every week, and tell what there’s been for us (the familly) to smile about.

Having a bit of difficulty this morning as I was late to last week and didn’t get to it until Trent posted his reminder on Sunday.

The Hubby has been smiling (both chuckling and guffawing) at the book he’s reading online.  Apparently there are some pretty funny parts.  I did try asking him what he thought there was to smile about but he wasn’t able to tell me anything.

The Son, I’ll have to ask later as he is currently in bed.  Think I’ll let him stay there for now as it’s not yet 6 in the morning and I’m sure he’s smiling in his sleep about being in bed.

Me,  well I pretty well covered my “smiles” when I responded to the WeeklySmile 70 challenge – Here.  I am smiling at drinking a nice mostly hot cup of coffee.  A couple more things to smile at… Looks my son did well this past weekend at the campout with the cub pack counterpart to his troop.  The boyscouts came up with an obstacle course for the pack kids.  My son was in charge over the part where they hold on to a rope with hands and feet and scoot across over an obstacle.  Also he is getting close to finishing up his 9th grade classes through BYU – all that’s left to concentrate on is math & english (math being his hardest class and english being not far behind).  We still haven’t 100% decided on what to do next year.  There’s still many questions to be answered to determine what is the best course of action for him.  Prayers that we do what is best for him….Not what everyone thinks is best for him but what is truly best for him and his future.    To keep this on a smile note – I am tentatively smiling as I am proud of my son and the young man he is becoming.  Yes I have my worries & concerns (don’t all parents) but I smile when I think about how he can rise to the occasssion and do what needs to be done, can lead (or help lead), be helpful, all kinds of things like that.

Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed day.  Sounds like The Hubby has some questions and (probably) things to talk about and I’m going to want to make myself another cup of coffee.