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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.


It seems hard, sometimes, to think of what made us smile this, and it doesn’t help that The Hubby isn’t into blogging or other Social Media stuff and The Son… Well let’s just say (almost) typical teenage boy mixed with aspergers….  yeah not really going to get much help from him on what made him smile this last week.  I could wager a guess however with him (would be same pretty much week after week) – watching you-tube videos and playing Minecraft.  He’s actually been working on a minecraft video for you tube.

The Hubby continues to work with his friend on model railroad stuff.  On another note, sadly, we’re not sure how the cataract surgery thing is going to go…  It’s looking as if the insurance he’s got is going to be dropping the doctor who would be doing the surgery…  Infact, they are going to be dropping a whole system, so he’s either going to have to switch insurance (if that’s possilble) or get new doctors 😔…  But this is suppose to be about smiles 😀 so let’s see what else there is….

I’m smiling about the Mary Kay Facebook party I’ve got being hosted as well as hosting a Pampered Chef party next Sunday… And I’m going to be hosting a Jewel-Scent party sometime in May.  Ohhh yes, can’t forget the ride-alongs I’m working on getting scheduled (should hear about one of them sometime this week) -That’s something to smile about.

Well that’s about it for this week.  Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed week with many smiles.

Be sure and join Trent over and Trent’s World and Smile


Good Morning to everyone.  Well if you’re insane enough to be up at this hour (or maybe it’s a product of necessity – work, kids, etc). I’ve got some coffee on hand.  Goodness knows I need it this morning, not so much for the caffeine kick – coffee never really does that for me – but for the slow wakingness (ok so I made that word up) it gives me.  Last night was not the most restful for me.  Don’t think I slept more than maybe a couple hours at a time.  I kept waking up needing to flip sides as achiness seeped into my sleep waking me enough to notice the discomfort.  Hopefully your rest last night was more restful than mine was.

So what’s Happening with the family??   Well, it is warming up around here – warming up considerably (we hit something like 90 yesterday).

Can’t recall if I’ve mentioned or not (I’d blame the early morning or the fact that the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet, but truth is I’m always having to go back and look to see if I’ve mentioned something or not)…  The Hubby is due to have cataract surgery.  I think there may be another pre-surgery appointment or two (not sure) and then we get into the scheduling.  I say “surgery” but it’s really more of a procedure that only takes a few minutes in the doctors office.

My son goes to his last autism group meeting today, which reminds me – I need to look into the next session so he can continue.  He also continues with his Martial Arts.  Yesterday, I got to see someone be presented their next belt level…an orange belt which is the first belt earned (you start with white).  Ironically, I would not have gotten to see this if  my son’s grandmother was in town and taking him as she usually would be.  My son is still aways from earning his but he does seem to be doing fairly well.

Some time, later today, I will be baking cookies to send to our troops and to deliver to one of the local police station.

Speaking of Police, I’m also working on getting in contact with the appropriate channels of various local  Fire and Police Departments to schedule ridealongs.  One such attempt has been quite an interesting one.  Several attempts at sending back (via email) a form has either shown up blank or non-existence. The form has been physically turned in so that should solve that problem — and now we wait for a response.

Be sure you head over to this week’s Tuesday Chatter hosted by Eugenia and check it out.  Hope you all have a great week.  See you next time.