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How is everyone’s Tuesday going so far?  

I’m sitting here trying to think of something to “chat” about.  It’s another one of those ‘life as usual’ weeks.

I’ve been trying to do something called the #cinchChallenge (It has to do with Social Media posting foryou Direct Sales businesss).  Today we were suppose to post about our businesses for Job Action Day. So I posted these.


Anotther day had us posting an A/B/C/D image:


And another day asked us to post our favorite quick/easy week/school night recipe… I went with home made soup (with homemade broth made from the trimmings of vegetables (I shared this recipe once a while back- What to do with vegetable scraps).

Tonight is the last class for the CPA (Citizens Police Academy) I’ve been taking…  We’ll be learning. about defensive tactics and such, and then doing some scenarios.

I also learned that my son will be doing belt testing (for his Orange belt) next Monday.  He’s also been working out to get ready for then annual troop backpacking campout coming up in a couple weeks.

Guess that’s pretty much it for me.  What’s been going on with you all??  Hope you’re all having a Terrific Tuesday.  

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Only got a few minutes before I have to run…. Been a while since we’ve joined the Tuesday Chatter with our host Eugenia (over at Brew n Spew).

Life has pretty much been Life lately.  Not exceptionally good or bad, just…. Life.  Nothing really new or exciting to speak of..

The son is still doing reasonably good in school and feels that his current school experience is probably the best he’s experienced.  He’s still working on his Life Rank in scouts and is learning a new Kata in Martial Arts.

The wife is still volunteering with the local police department and is in Direct Sales as an Indpendent Consultant for both Gemstra and Mary Kay.  

The Hubby has been into his railroad stuff as well as some torah study type stuff.

Well,  I’d better be going.  Hoping you all have a blessed and wonderful week.
The Wife.


Joining Natalie (from There She Goes), after a long absence, for Three Things Thursday.

I think the actual idea is to list three things that made us smile this last week, but we’re not a family smilers so I’m changing this up abit to be three things that happened this week.

Well for starters, this lsat week was Sukkot for us.  We did go to a sukkah party on Sunday and were able to partake of nourishment within said sukkah.

Another thing that hasn’t actually happened yet but it is related to something that happened this last week…  After a recent visit to the dentist, my son has an appointment to be evaluated to see if he needs to have his wisom (or 3rd molars) removed.  Wouldn’t surprise me if he did – both me and The Husband have had to have ours removed when we were about his age.

And finally, there was the National Night Out which, really, I only went to as the rest of the familly isn’t into the whole Fire/EMS/Police scene like I am.

Wishing you all a Blessed and Wonderful weekend.  


Sorry – Jumping in here a day late on the Tuesday Chatter…. Do I get an  “A for effort” for actually making it this week, at. all?!?  Not 100% sure I made it last week or if I ended up (inadvertently) blowing it off last week.

Really, if I’m to be honest, there isn’t much to chat about these days.  Not really anything going on.  Kinda same ole same ole, so I guess me missing weeks here and there isn’t that big a big deal.

We are in the midst of Sukkot here (which I guess could best be described as being like the christian holiday of Pentacost or Tabernacles.

Hubby’s eyes are doing good.  A little back history, he had had cataract surgery on both eyes (different months) a while back.  Recovery of both eyes has gone quite well.

The Son continues to do well in school.

For personal reasons, I decided to stop doing the Farm & Art Market thing I was doing on Thursdays….  This does’t mean that I’ve stopped supporting the event and would hope that if you are in the Tucson area on a Thursday evening you would stop by and check out the event.

Well I guess that pretty well wraps it up for this week.  Hope you are all having a wonderful & blessed week thus far.


Hi,  Hello there…. Not a lot of time chat.  Getting ready to head off to my Tuesday evening Citizen Police Academy class.  I want to say we’re close to half- way through (give or take).

The driving portion of the course, the part where we actually get to try our hand at driving an actual police car (on a closed course, of course) is coming soon.  I keep wondering if I’ll have the courage to actually drive this time around instead of chickening out like I did last time.   I did ride with one of the officers who was also on the course (acting as a “backup officer”) which turned out to be an…ummmmm….interesting (yeah, that works) ride.  Perhaps I’ll share more on that later (when I have more time).

While I’m doing my CPA (see above) class the son will be doing his scout thing, working towards his Life Rank (well maybe not directly, but that’s his next rank before he starts his journey to Eagle (Yep,  He’s decided to go for broke, I mean Eagle).

Well, time to get myself together and get out of here.  Wishing you all a wonderful & blessed rest of the week.

Be sure and Join Eugenia (our host for Tuesday Chatter) over at Brew N Spew.


Trying to get back into the swing of posting again (at least back to where I was before when I was posting, regularly, for challenges and such – Let’s see how it goes…..

Honestly, you haven’t missed a whole lot since I last posted.  Son is still in martial arts and in scouts (actually have a bit of news on that front), and is still doing fine in school. I’m still doing Mary Kay and Gemstra/Jewelscent, still volunteering with the local police department, and still doing the other volunteer type  stuff I do.  Hubby well he’s still doing his stuff to (mostly train & synagogue type stuff).So pretty boring all in all.

I mentioned my son and scouts…  He is currently at the “Star Scout” rank and is working on earning his Life.  He has to be a Star Scout for 6 months (which he’ll have done sometime in October) plus has to be in his current position (office) for 6 months (that’ll be done by the time the next court of honor rolls around).  The only thing he really has to get done is to get both his service hours as well as conservation hours in and he’ll earn his Life Rank (after, of course completing all the board review and other required meetings)….  Then he starts the final journey to earning his Eagle.   Need to find some ways for him to earn his conservation hours…  and time to start thinking about what he might want to do for his Eagle project.

That’s pretty much it for us…  What’s been going on with you all.

I’m posting this as a part of Tuesday Chatter (hosted by Eugenia over an Brew N Spew)


I sure hope I’m not too late for this… After all, it is Wednesday now (Oyyyy).  I can’t seem to get myself on track with my blogging schedule lately.  I was a day late doing a coffee chat on my personal blog and ended up missing the deadline.

So what’s going on around here, you ask??  Well Monday we drove up to Phoenix to send our son up to Oregon to visit grandpa.  The drive up there wasn’t too bad except we got a good bit of rain part of the way up there which slowed traffic down a little bit (of course part of the slowing and congestion had everythign to do with the fact that we were getting close to Phoenix).  The car did run quite a bit better than it has been lately – amazing what a change of spark plugs and spark plugs wire can do, and yes – we did end up doing the work pretty much ourselves (with the help of our neighbor across the street, whom we had gone over to ask if he had a tool we could burrow.  It’s still sluggish but that probably has something to do with the fact that it’s a little 4-cylinder but the hesitating and not wanting to accelerate without throwing a fit has gone away….  So, where was I?!?…. Ohhh, right, My son, Phoenix, Airport. 

This is the first time my son has really flown by himself (as in not as an unaccompanied minor) but everything went off without a hitch (well except for the fact that he almost boarded w/o his carry on – LOL).  We were able to go down to the gate with him and stay with him while he got on the plane….  We even watched the plane push back and take off:


It seems that, possibly, a storm or something caused a bit of a delay.  In fact, shen we first got to the gate there was a line of planes on the tarmac awaiting to take off.    As you can see in the video above by the time my son’s plane was taking off the line of planes was gone.


It was kind of a sight to see with all the airplanes lined up, slowly “marching” there way to the end of the run way for take-off.  I’d upload the video of the planes taking off in this scenario but I’m having a hard enough time getting the one video up so I’ll just leave it at that one.  I did l also capture this little guy 


So seemingly out of place with all the other big planes (sorry I wasn’t able to show the big planes that were in front of and behind him.  This little guy had actually just landed and was taxing to his parking or gate area, it appeared.

Yesterday, The Hubby had cataract surgery.  He was suppose to be awake for the procedure with just some light sedation but they ended up having to put him lightly under to do the procedure.  I say “lightly under” because there are (as I understand) varying levels or degrees in which a person can be put under – everything from barely under where they are mostly asleep but may still wake up during a procedure (in that case they would not feel a thing and may not even remember waking up) to completely and fully under (in which case they would not wake up during the procedure and would, possibly, be temproarily paralyzed.  There might even be a breathing tube used).  So in the case of my husband they did actually end up putting him to sleep to do the procedure but it was at the lightest degree…  Just enough to stop his eyeballs from bouncing about.  You see,  several year ago, back in 09, The Hubby had sufferred a stroke (yeah 250/150 Blood Pressure isn’t really a very good number). One of the symptoms of the stroke is that his right eye bounces up & down (well not the whole eye, but the pupils I believe it is).  Other than having to be put under instead of just sedated everything went just fine and he awoke without difficulty.    He is a bit more tired than he was the last time, partly due to having to be put under like he was….  Of course the whole working on the car, then driving up to Phoenix (a nearly 1-1/2 to 2 hour drive) and back, then having surgery (incuding being put under) has pretty much worn him out.  As he put it, his body is saying, well, “F You” or “S You” which everyou want to use there.

Back to our son for a moment… Apparently we do not feed our son enough, LOL, because when grandpa called to let us know he had arrived safely he mentioned that our son was “devouring a steak”.  So now my son has flying by himself under his belt — well okay not completely, I mean we did go down to the gate with him to make sure he got on safely and grandpa was able to meet him at the gate on that end so really the only time he was “by himself” in terms of being a passenger was only during the flight itself and he has actually flown before a number of times, it’s just that he has either flown with family (grandpa or gramma) or as an “unaccompanied minor”

So that’s what’s been going on around here, in our little neck of the woods, with my family.

Wishing you all a wonderful & blessed rest of the week.