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Good Morning everyone.  Just made up a cup of coffee β˜•οΈ – My first cup of the day.

You know it’s a hot day when the sun is barely up and it’s already up to 85.  Didn’t even cool down enough for us to be open up the windows…  Doubt below 80 at all.
Busy week for us here.  Son is in summer school the next couple weeks.  Yesterday was his first day at this particular school and he said everything went quite well.  He is still receiving tutoring to help with math, which he struggle with.  Then of course there’s Martial Arts and Scouts.  Hubby had a follow-up appointment with his Podiatrist and then today he sees his Endocrinologist.  Tomorrow I head over to the eyeglass shop with my son to pick outnew glasses…..  Ohhh, almost forgot,  The Son also takes his English Final today (not at same place a summer school).  Thi week is also the  Engagement and Wedding Anniversary week for me and The Hubby.

Meekah is outside enjoying the morning warmth and sun before it gets too hot to be outside


Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed day and week.  Thank You for joining me.  Time to head on over to our host Brew N Spew – Come join me and check out what she’s got this week.  Wonder what music she’s got playing.


Joining in on the Tuesday Chatter, hosted by Eugenia over at Brew N Spew…  First off, an apology for being so late in the day getting this done.  I know I usually do my Tuesday Chatter posting first thing in the morning.  This morning, however, I had another post that I needed to finish and turned in to have it checked over for approval.  This will be posted over on my Public Safety blog once I receive approval that everything looks good.

I did attempt to sleep in a bit this morning (succeeded to some degree) and took a short nap early in the afternoon — This is in preparation for my swing shift ridealong on Thursday.  Thanks to a certain 4-legged child (Meekah KItty) I am often up sometime around 4 in the morning – not very good if you’re trying to stay up past midnight.

Miss Meekah in her hidey-hole


This week, The Son is off at Summer Camp – His 5th year going…  You could say he’s a veteran.  I’m hoping he’ll take on some leadership qualities and help the younger scouts out – He did go as a Junior Counselor last (did quite well infact) but decided not to do it this year.   I have to take a moment here to toot my “Proud Mamma” horn – Our son has decided that he wants to go ahead and try for his Eagle rank.  Previous to this he had not shown much of an interest in doing so and we haven’t been pushing it.  I know earning his Eagle rank won’t be without some difficulty.  Earning the Eagle rank can be difficult under normal circumstances and, no doubt, the autism will be an added difficulty in some ways but I believe he can do it if he applies himself and works hard.  The hardest part is mostly likely going to be spearheading (believe that’s the right word) his Eagle project….  But first there’s his Life rank to earn (hoping by the Fall Court of Honor, if not then next Spring).

Everything is pretty well status quo with The Hubby.  Dealing with usual insurance mess…  Uggghhh what a disaster – always something.

And that concludes my Tuesday Chatter for the week.  Wishing everyone a wonderful blessed week ahead. See y’all again next week

~ The Wife


So three things that happened last week

Don’t know what all had The Hubby smiling last week but he was chuckling, several times, over a book he was reading.  My guess he was also smiling (on the inside anyway) about getting the ingrown toenail taken care of.

The Son, well he rarely smiles so it’s hard to come up with stuff for him.  He did have his annual eye exam and had his eyes dilted – pretty sure he was happy when that part was over. He has also decided that he wants to try and earn his eagle (which has me smiling).  

Previously, he hasn’t shown signs of wanting to do his Eagle and we haven’t pushed it.  Right now he’s in the process of earning his Life rank and is making good progress.  If he can finish up a few merit badges that he started earlier and get elected into an “office” he could (feasibly get his Life  at the next Court of Honor (in the fall), if not then next Spring Which would give him around a year and a half to two years to earn his eagle (before he turns 18).  It looks as if he may be able to earn some Eagle Palms as well.
Sorry, looks like mine ended up o the lengthy sideπŸ˜…πŸ˜‹.

How about joining Natalie over at  There She Goes for Three Things Thursday….  Go on, check it out and we’ll catch you later.  Have your self a wonder and blessed weekend.


Good Morning bloggy friends.  Just made up a fresh cup of coffee and can make up more to order (one serve coffee maker here).  You may find me with headphones in my ear listening to my favorite station via the phone app.  I promise I’ll remove them so I can listen to you but I do like my music.

Yesterday was a busy day for us here.  I was out the door at 8:30 in the morning for a meeting then back home by 10:30ish and back out the door at 11:00 for a 2 doctor appointments (one for hubby, one for son).  We made a couple stops on the way home.  Later in the evening was Martial Arts.  Today isn’t so bad just volunteering this morning and then Scouts in the evening.  The rest of the day is probably going to be odd projects around the house.

My ridealong with Pima Sheriff went well.  Can’t say that much happened – nothing of major excitement.  Most of the shift was pretty well routine stuff.  I’ll, perhaps, write something about it over on my Public Safety blog.  I also got the results back from my mammogram – normal.  The mammogram, itself, was no big deal (so, ladies,  if you’ve been putting off getting yours because your worried about how bad it will be – there you have it).  It was a bit of a deal for me only because of my short stature compared to the machine and trying to get everything set up properly to get a good picture….  Even then it was easy peasy and just like that done!

Saturday morning we picked up our Bountiful Baskets (click link to learn more about BB and find out if there in your area (think this is only in the U.S.)   If you go to information you can click on current location and go to your state to see what’s in your area.  The photo I took is terrible but here’s what our “basket” looked like {note:  a basket is made up of 2 – one vege, one fruit}


There are 6 items in each of the 2 smaller baskets…  This week we got Cauliflower, green Onions, small potatoes, Kale (I traded mine for another cauliflower), Romaine, Jicama (haven’t had jicama in a long time)..  For fruit we got, blackberries, tangerines, bananas, apples, limes, and lemondrop melon (which we used to make smoothies).  Each state/area is different and each week can be different but that gives you an idea.

Lastly, I want to invite you to join the Tuesday Chatter over at Brew N Spew and check out her Tuesday Chatter post this week she’s talking about 1983 (a great year for music).

With that said,  let me wish you all a wonderful and blessed week.  Catch you later.


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 πŸ˜….

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.

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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.


Ohhh My Gosh —  Friday already?!?  How did I manage to skip a day in blogging and over look the Three Things Thursday challenge.

Sorry to say I haven’t been following the whole bombing in Manchester super closely but not for lack of caring and as Natalie says in her post (link above) it is hard to smile when things like that are happening.  

Speaking of smiles and blogging,  I am at a decision making point – There are two smile challenges that I do on this blog. Both the Three Things Thursday hosted by Natalie and the Weekly Smile hosted by Trent…  Originally I was doing the weekly smile on my personal blog Jottings and Writings but then I moved it over here as I felt I needed a way to have more content.  Now I’m wondering if I should move it back or if I should move this one over there…. Uggghhhh Decisions, Decisions.

That being said,  3 things for this week:

1) Cataract surgery for the Husband’s second eye has been approved and has been scheduled for July.

2). I am going in for my first volunteer gig this next week….  And have a ridealong scheduled the same day – Going to be a busy day that one, LOL, but I’m looking forward.

3). The Son is plugging a way with his Math and is almost done with English.  We got him signed up for summer school at a new school that we’re looking at for next near.  It’s online based but at a physical school so there is the benifit of having teachers to help.  We actually looked at this school last year but were pushed into a different school because, well, Family πŸ˜•πŸ˜’πŸ˜‘.  It’s looking like this new school may very well be a good fit for the son to continue his High School education….  That’s what the summer school is about – to see how he does and what he (and we) thinks.

Wishing everyone a Wonderful, Blessed, and Happy weekend.


Come, join the weekly smile with our wonderful host Trent.  It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just share what made you smile this last week (even the small things  are worth smiling and worth sharing.

Here’s our smiles for the week…

For starters,  I go in for my first volunteer gig with the Marana Police Department next Tuesday… That same day, I am also scheduled for my second ride along with Pima Sheriff (insert major smile here πŸ˜ƒ).

Speaking of Marana PD, they are celebrating 40 years (starting in 1977).  At the time of t heir start, they were called Marana Marshal’s Office.  The police chief was known as the Marshal and officers known as deputy marshals or marshal’s deputies (I forget which it was).  Here is an article about their 40th anniversary and plans to don the original badges – Marana cops to don anniversary badges

I am burrowing the photo before from said article and take no credit for the picture.

Original Marana PD Badge from 1977


Right now I’m listening to the morning crew from KIIM-FM, with Max Shannon and Porkchop, and that always makes me smile.

Can’t really say what made the rest of the family smile this last week… Getting that kind of information from them can be a bit like pulling teeth – which does nothing for smiles, LOL πŸ˜‚.

Hope you all have a blessed & wonderful day and remember to SMILE!!