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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


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.


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.


Good Morning πŸ™‚.  Another Tuesday has arrived.  Come join me for a Cup of Joe and listen to some Country (KIIM-FM) one of my favorite stations.

For some exciting news (pretty sure I’ve probably mentioned these in passing before)…  The Son will be receiving his Star Rank at the Court of Honor this weekend.  The other cool news is finding out I am now officially a part of the police volunteers.  Still have the training to do, but most of that is OJT (or rather OVT – On the Volunteer TrainingπŸ˜‚).

Today is looking to be wet and dreary.  We were suppose to have gotten some ThunderStorms last night – If we did, it didn’t wake me up.  Also looks like my day will be filled with, mostly, phone calls and stopping at a couple stores.  That and stopping at another school to check it out as a possiblity for The Son for next year…  Long story there.  We had actually considered it before but it wasn’t met with great approval by others involved (not getting into that).

Well that’s my Tuesday Chatter…  What’s yours?  What’s going on in your day? week?

Tuesday Chatter is hosted by Eugenia over at Brew’N’Spew


Having trouble thinking of things to put down…  I mean it’s not as if things are going terribly for us, but nothing stands out being as extra smile-worthy.  Life around here pretty much just is – Not good bad, Not bad just is.

Well one thing we can, cautiously, smile about is that a bit of a situation we had to deal with here looks as if it is going to work out ok.  I’ll tell you, though, there was a bit stress running through our veins.

Another “smile” is that we are go for The Pappa’s cataract surgery next Tuesday.  He also has transportation to get to the follow up appointment the following day.

I’m also smiling because I’ll be going on another ridealong come Monday.  It’ll be the same station as before but a different shift.  Looking forward to an interesting and educational time.  No matter what, I’m sure they’ll be lots for me to learn.

Keep smiling.  See y’all next week.

Weekly Smile is hosted by Trent over at Trents World (The Blog)


Are you kidding me??

As you can see, when I went to make myself a cup of coffee in which to drink while doing up our Tuesday Chatter.  All’s good now, however, and I have myself a cup of coffee – though I’ve pretty well drunk most of it already -LOL.

So what can I tell you about this week?  Well, passover is reaching the end.  I know, for some, the thought of doing without leavened items is unbearable.  It’s amazing how easy it is to do without for a week, amazing how many things there are to eat that don’t involve leavening.  Of course that doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy things like cookies and such when all is said and done but for the week, they aren’t terribly missed.  And matzah, I actually enjoy matzah with just plain salted butter on it…and matzah pizza – mmmmmmm.  Come to think of it, we never did make matzah pizza this year (which has become a bit of a tradition).  I will be making some homemade macaroons later today.

It seems that The Pappa has a new client that he is doing some website work for – another model railroader guy.  I wouldn’t say this is leading to anything big.  A lot of this is smalltime (on the side type of stuff).

Our son continues to well with his online studies.  He takes 2 finals (out of 5 classes) in the next week or so and should be taking a 3rd within a couple weeks I’m guessing…  So that just leaves 2 classes to complete before the start of school next year.  They are the harder classes for him, but I think he will get through them just fine with some help.

I’m scheduled for another ridealong with Northwest Fire coming up next week.  Looking forward to learning more.

Tuesday Chatter is hosted, weekly, by Eugenia over at BrewNSpew

Take Care, Be Safe, and Have a Blessed & Wonderful rest of the week.  Catch you later.