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#ThreeThingsThursday – July 06, 2017

LOL, In my mind I know it’s July but for some reason I keep finding myself typing in June for the month instead of July.  I guess part of my mind doesn’t want to accept that it is July – though why I couldn’t tell you.

On to this week’s Three Things Thursday…. This gets kind of hard –  There’s four of us, if you count Miss Meekah Kitty,  and I don’t think I can come up with 3 smiles or “good news” per person..

Meekah was probably happy to be inside when the fireworks started up.  This photo isn’t one from Tuesday but is best one I could find that came close to showing how she was sitting (on the floor) when the fireworks did start. 


Course she wasn’t as relaxed as she is in this photo.  Her feet weren’t curled sideways under her but more straight under her and her ears were slightly back.  Thankfully the fireworks in neighborhood weren’t all that bad this year.

I’m sure she’s happy to have a full food bowl and water bowl.

An right now she looks very content in her favorite chair.


The Son is off at gramma’s, so can’t really ask him what he has to say. He does do belt testing in Martial Arts next week.  Don’t know how happy or excited he is (he’s not the kind of kid to get super excited about things).  He’s really come a long way in the performance of his Kata – Keshodone and his Kehones (drills), both of which he will need to do during the testing…  That and his defense move.

He’s also getting close to being able to take his final exam for algebra.  Looks like there’s one more unit quiz to take then the review for the final.

The plan is to the final for algebra (which is the last class he has to complete  from 9th grade) before he heads off to see grandpa.  This will be the first time he’ll be traveling alone but not as an “unaccompanied minor” – which means he’ll be responsible for himself and his stuff.  The good thing is that the flight is a straight flight – no stopovers, no changing of planes or anything like that.  The only minor concern is whether or not we will be able to go to the gate with him or whether or not grandpa will be able to meet him at the gate… As a parent there is always that concern when you send your kids off to do something for the first time, but I’m sure he’ll be/do fine.  After all. I had the same concerns about how he’d do when we sent him off to be a junior counselor for a month last summer. The report I got back (talking to several people who had worked with him) was that he did great.  I’m sure everything will work out just fine and that he’ll do great.

The Hubby — Oyyy, he’s even harder.  Just asked him if there was anything he could think for me to put down.  His answer – “Nahhh”. I can’t really come up with anything either….  Soit looks like there will be three people in which I come up with smiles/”goodnews” stuff.

As for me, well there’s the orders that I got shipped off yesterday.

I’m also expecting a small order from Pampered Chef – just a large scoop (for doing my muffins) and a pastry cutter/blender to replace the old piece of broken junk we currently have.  Should have it by the end of the week.

And lastly, there is fact that us and our family & friends are all safe.  Didn’t really expect any less but you know how crazy the Fourth of July can get.  Seems that people see it as a time to be crazy and a bit (sometimes more than a bit) stupid and careless.  I hope the same is true for all of you and yours.

See you next Thursday…  Till then, wishing you a blessed, good, and safe weekend and into next week.

#TuesdayChatter: July 04, 2017 – Independence Day

I was looking through my emails from both this morning and yesterady to find the one for Eugenia’s Tuesday Chatter so I could link to it here, but couldn’t find it anywhere.  Went to her wordpress site BrewNSpew and looked at last week to see if there was any mention of taking a break this week (I mean it is Indpendence Day so I don’t know)… Nothing mentioned.  Just checked my emails again – nope, still nothing there.  Well that’s just weird.  Did I miss something somehow?  Well anyway, here’s the link to last week’s Tuesday Chatter….  And here’s mine.

The Son will be doing belt testing next week in Martial Arts.  He’s actually coming a long ways with his Kata.  It isn’t perfect and still needs a lot of polishing but he’s a lot smoother at it.  He needs to work on his Kehones (punches & kicks) and tighten those up a bit but he’s improving leaps & bounds thee.  Another thing he’ll be tested on is his “defense move” which he’ll need to explain as he does it.  There’s some other things that he’ll be tested on but that is what comes to mind right now.

Can’t really think of much else to chatter about right now…  I did get my bulk order from Mary Kay and started putting together orders for clients.  I did get one delivered yesteday and another will be done today.  The others will be shipped out tomorrow.   I don’t have them all packaged up yet but here’s the orders so far.


The best part is putting the orders together into a neat pretty package with a littel something extra for my clients.

Well,  I’d say that’s about the end of my chatterring for this week…  But what about The Hubbby, you ask?!? –  I’m afraid there isn’t much to say this time around.  I mentioned the eye surgery (cataract surgery to be specific) in other posts, did I not??  Other than that, not a lot new with him, other than the 130 something over 50 somethign bloodpressure he had yesterday (he had taken it because he was feeling a bit light headed and loopy…  By the way, he’s find now.  We determined that the problem was the acetone in the nail polish remover used to do some cleaning.  After our son had finished using it he had set in his bathroom which is near the living room and failed to put the lid back on…  Oyyyy!

Ok,  now that’s the end of my Tuesday Chattering.  Wishing you all a wonderful and awesome week and a very safe and fun Fourth of July.

#SkyWatch Friday – #Tucson (June 29, 2017)

Can’t see a cloud in the sky from this view point.

Sky Watch Friday – June 29, 2017 edition 

#ThreeThingsThursday – June 29, 2017

So here we are back at Thursday – Time for Three Things Thursday.  ⬅️ click on on the link to head over to our hosts TTT post for this week, just don’t forget to come back.

So now the hard part…  Three Things???  Having trouble coming up with three things, much less coming up with three things that made us smile this last week.

Let’s see there’s 3 merit badges my son earned while at sumer camp:

  1. Basketry
  2. Environmental Science
  3. Space Exploration

I know he took Basketry.  I think I have the other two correct.  That’s, also, not necessarily all that he took.

Three Careers that interest me:

  1. Crime Scene Investigation
  2. Journalism
  3. Something in Medicine (having a hard time deciding on a specific career to list.

Three Things to Smile about:

  1. Sunrises
  2. Coffee (LOL had to put that down as I drink the last of my morning coffee)
  3. Quiet Mornings

Wishing you all a blessed and wonderful upcoming weekend.  Hope you have a fun 4th of July.  Please remember to Stay Safe, follow instructions and use all necessary cautions when using fire crackers.  Be sure to learn the laws in your area regarding there usage.  It is a bad year for many places (I know California, Arizona, New Mexico are high on this list) for Wild Fires so please be careful and make sure you are  setting up in a good safe area, and have plenty of water on hand….  OK,  done with my little safety speech.

See y’all next Thursday.  Till then I wish you all well.

#TuesdayChatter – June 27, 2017

One thing mentioned in Eugenia’s  Tuesday Chatter post, that I wanted to grab on to and run with was the Shuttle Disaster…  Even without doing the math to recall the grade I would have been in (Ha Ha, yes, sometimes I have to count back and remember) I can vividly recall that I was in 9th grade.  I was taking Space Science that year.  Our teacher, Mr. Hadder,  was something like the runner up to the teacher that went up in that shuttle.  We were watching the launch on TV in class.  I can’t recall if we were watching live (I’m thinking we were).  I can, to this day, recall the dead silence in the room.  Even the joksters int he back of the room (you know everyc class has them, the ones that sit in the back, don’t pay attention in class, and otherwise make a ruckus) were silent.  All of us thinking (I’m sure) the same thing – that could have easily been our teacher that was up there.  Mr. Hadder was an awesome and, I believe, popular teacher.  A lot of kids liked him.  An event that could have been something that happened to someone else ( a very removed someone else) became close and personal with the realization that it could have just as easily been someone we knew personally.

I promise, I’ll try and keep the rest of my Tuesday Chatter short…  

This morning, I’m on my way (well in a couple hours) to do some more volunteer training.  Later I take my son to school.  He’s still on track to get his Biology credit by the end of the summer school session, which means he will be able to take his 3rd (and final) science credit in the upcoming school year – We’re thinking chemistry.  

He’s making progress in Algebra (his hardest subject) and should have it done by mid July.  Talking to his tutor, I found out that the course he’s taking is more like college Algebra which explains why he’s been having so much trouble despite the fact that he had actually taken a high school algebra course in 8th grade (at least he was suppose receive high school credit for it) but he had failed the 1st semester – had to do with the teacher and the way he taught the course (prior college instructor – a lot of kids had difficulty).  Good news is he’s just about done…  Just one more unit and unit quiz to go before he does the final review and final itself.

Not a whole lot going on with the Hubby.  Nothing new anyway.  He’ll be having cataract surgery on the other eye later in July.  He had the first done a couple months ago.  He menitoned, yesterday, that he’ll be happy when he gets the second eye done – “Maybe I’ll actually be able to see”.

Be sure and check out Tuesday Chatter (linked above) , hosted byEugenia  at Brew N Spew.  What do you have to chat about?

#TuesdayChatter – June 20, 2017

Good Morning everyone.  Just made up a cup of coffee ☕️ – 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.

#ThreeThingsThursday – June 15, 2017

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?