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Good Morning.  I’m sitting here enjoying my coffee.  I like to have 2 cups each morning but I’m sure you don’t care to listen to me talk about coffee.  I can chatter on quite well once I think of something to chatter about.  The problem is what in the world would you want me to chatter about for Tuesday Chatter?  What could I say that hasn’t been said or that won’t bore you right on back out of here?

As we sit and chat, I’m listening to KIIM FM 995.   I’ve followed (listened to) 995 through states that I’ve lived in  (Oregon, Texas, and finally Arizona).

Sorry,  I just had a news notification pop up on my phone that had something to do with a story that came up sometime yesterday about a little girl (toddler) that had been found wondering around, alone.  I had to go check it out to see what was going on.  Looks like the parents were found and girl & parents have been reunited.  Not sure of the whole story, but there doesn’t seem to be signs of foul play or negligence. Just one of those things that can happen…  Our son got out once when he was about 2 or 3.  Made it all the way across a busy street (thank god, unharmed).  He was found by someone who lived across the street and apparently police were called (probably similar to this case).  I was looking for him when someone motioned me across the street.  I don’t think I ever looked before crossing, I just ran.  If the situation with that little girl is anything like mine,  I can well imagine how that little girl’s parents must have been feeling.  We all like to think, it’ll never happen to me, never to my kid, I’ll never let my little one out of my sight….  on and on but believe me, IT CAN and IT DOES!!  Do you have a current photo of your child?  Maybe even a Child ID kit?  You should.  If the worse was to ever happen you need a current photo that clearly shows what your child looks like (and be sure to have a description in your mind of what your child was wearing).  Many Departments (and other organizations) offer Child ID kits – be sure they are from a legitimate source – You can always ask your local Police Department for help if they don’t, themselves, offer Child ID kits.

Sorry.  What was that I said about chattering on?!? – Yeah, that’s what I was talking about.  I got off on a tangent about that little girl and all that.  I’m so glad that little girl is okay and reunited with her parents.  

Don’t know about you, but my coffee is pretty well gone so I’ll be making another cup.  You might want to take a look at this week’s Tuesday Chatter by Eugenia.  Take Care everyone and have a blessed & wonderful/joy-filled week.


So here it is Tuesday and I’ve long since missed the Weekend Coffee Share for this week (and for that I am so sorry).

If I had been able to make it, I would have told you about the Open House I went to at the Northwest Fire Training Center this last Saturday.  I put together a video of the event.

I would also tell you that I had to go to a couple of doctor appointments, one for the husband and one for the son.  Husband saw heart doctor for check-up – The ticker is still ticking and everything is pretty much okay…  Son just had his yearly check-up/physical for Scout Camp and for sports program next year at school.

So that was how last week went for me….  How was yours?  What did you do? Anything exciting?  Wishing you all a blessed wee ahead.


Howdy all,  it’s “The Wife” – Otherwise known as Tena from Jotting and Writings & Public Safety Tidbits; And Taini (from which my mom derived my name)  from Taini Writes – but really I just go by Tena.

Enough of the lengthy intros….  Head over to my post on Jottings and Writings to read how it is I found out about this whole Weekend Coffeee Share thing.

I know it’s suppose to be a coffee share, but then not everyone goes for coffee so I’ll (virtually) offer whatever it is you’d like – though we don’t have any alcoholic beverages around here, so no beer, wine, vodka, whiskey, etc..  We do have tea (hot or iced, some soda, water, lime-aide, and (of course) there’s coffee….

Nearly a month ago my son ranked up, in Scouts, to the level of First Class scout.  This is is the last of the “learning about/learning to be a scout” type ranks.  Now he starts working on his Star, the first of the “leadership” type ranks.  He seems to be interested in working towards his “Eagle” eventually.  to get your “Eagle” rank is not an easy task and for someone like our son it is even more difficult.  Still, it is good to see that he is interested in trying – even though right now it seems an amazement that he was able to to rank up to where he is now, seeing as how getting him to do the things he needs to do to rank up is like pulling teeth (even when he says he wants to continue in scouting and enjoys it).  I’ve been told that’s pretty normal for teen-age boys of his age in general.

Our son also completed his first year of “Junior High”.  It was quite a change from the whole “elementary school” setting.  This was his first year dealing with multiple classes and multiple teachers; As well as having to be responsible for getting alls his homework done and turned in with proper headings (name, date, class name, etc).  Not that he wasn’t responsible for it before, but it Junior High the responsibility ramps up a level.  Teachers no longer take the effort, as they do in elementary school, to figure out who an unnamed paper belongs to and if they do the paper gets docked points (and sometimes even receives a zero grade).  In high school, no name = no grade – period! End of Story! (at least that is my understanding and memory of my own high school days).  I can’t say that it’s been a perfect year for him but he has “risen to the occasion” and despite some up & downs has done reasonably well his first year of Junior High.

As for the rest of the family well,  I’ve already “wrote” about what’s been going on with me over on my Jottings and Writings blog (and will write some more on Taini Writes & Public Safety).  “The husband” put together a couple book shelves (that are also the base to his model railroad) with “The Son” a while back.  They have one more left to build.  The Husband has also been involved with a model railroad group on-line, though he wasn’t doing as much with that the past week as (what we think was) a change in medicine had him a bit out of sorts for several days over the last weekend.  He had a really really bad (the kind that brought tears to the eyes) headache kept him from doing much of anything.  The only thing we could find that answers why he’d have such a bad headache was a low (for him anyway) blood pressure, his blood sugars were just fine.

So that’s a bit of what’s been going on with our family.  I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed week.

Looks like our theme for this year’s  A to Z Challenge has changed – from Hodge-Podge to Food.


C is for Coffee
AtoZ - C when I first started drinking coffee I tended to lean towards the flavored variety, but I have found flavored creamers to work quite well for me. Personally, I like InDelight Brand

The husband prefers a more dark roast. His all-time favorite is SuperDark which is only available, to our knowledge, at Sprouts Farmers Market (our go to place for buying coffee beans). Our “house usual” is what we call TC blend – made up of Sumatra and (Ibelieve) French Dark Roast. There are days when the husband really wants his SuperDark. On those days, I find copious amounts of flavored creamer to help.


Ironically, the husband isn’t the big coffee drinker in the house I am… While he’s more of a soda person. One of my favorite moments is early mornings before anyone else is up – just me my coffee and my solitude.


I’ll be listing the blogs to checkout/follow over at Jottings and Writings on my A to Z Challenge posts so be sure to head over there to read my A to Z Challenge posts and list of blogs to check-out ~ The Wife