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Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. What makes you stand to your feet and cheer?
Depending on where I am---If watching a sporting event, I stand, yell, clap, and cheer loudly especially if watching my daughter play basketball.

 If I am listening to a speaker and the speaker is saying what I want to hear; I stand and cheer.

If I am in church and someone sings a moving song, I do stand and then clap after the song.


2. What's your favorite patriotic song?  "God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood



3. Do you believe that opposites attract? If you have a significant other are you opposites?  My hub and I are opposite!!  He goes to bed early (well to sleep early while watching TV).  I on the other hand, am a night owl.  He gets up early; I like to sleep in.  He doesn't like to travel; I love to travel.  He stays calm in situations; I panic.  When angry, he thinks before he speaks; I don't.  He bites his tongue; I don't.  At times, I wish I was more like him!!!! 4. You're going to get a behind the scenes look so…

New York Adventure

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Loved New York City!!!! and I am a Yankee Fan!!!! this was the main reason I went to watch the Yankees!!!

Charlie was skeptical about the trip.  Like I have mentioned so many times, he does not like to travel or even leave his town!!!  He is very content being at home and never leaving. On the other hand, I love to travel and see places I have never seen before.

 I do believe the only reason he was a little 'fired-up' about the trip was because of the car he was looking to purchase while there.  We went on a tour bus which made me happy.

We were able to tour the city while there.  On Thursday and Friday we toured the city.

I was able to do some shopping!!!!!!!  I just ran out of money and time!!!!
Next on to the ballgame.  Growing up I lived in Baltimore before moving to Virginia so I loved going to watch the Orioles play.  I became a Yankee fan years ago because of the pitcher--honestly I can't remember his name but I thought he was the cutest man alive!!!  So I became a Ya…
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1. Summer's here-whoohoo! What's your favorite sight, sound, AND smell associated with summer.
My favorite sight of summer would have to be seeing flowers everywhere and the fireworks on the Fourth of July; my favorite sound would be the laughter of children playing outside and hearing fireworks.  Aw..the smell --barbecuing on the grill-any type of food.  I am soo blessed having a hub who loves to grill!!!!!



2. Fireflies or lightning bugs...what are they called in your neck of the woods?

Lightning bugs.  I remember as a child trying to catch lightning bugs in a jar.  My whole neighborhood would be on a lightning bug hunt!!!  Do kids do this today?

3. What is something from the past week that reminded you of your childhood?
Saturday we went to meet #2daughter's new college basketball coach.  All the girls were acting silly and just having a good time.  I remember my college days-just acting silly and having a Great Time!!!!
4. Define 'the good life'.
The good life woul…

Busy, Busy, Busy

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I just can't seem to find the time to stop and smell the roses!!!! Hub wanted to keep his grandson on Friday.  We had a few errands to run and we took him along.  He spent the night with us; and he was very tired and went to bed around 10 that evening.  His father came and got him Saturday morning. Saturday we had to go and meet #2 daughter's new basketball coach.


 Some of the players wanted to have a little get together and meet this new coach.  The weather was horrible-windy, stormy, tree limbs blowing all over the interstate.  Scary!!!  On the way we (hub, #2 daughter, and myself) trying to get some calmness in the stormy weather decided we wouldn't stay very long at the cook-out.  We would just mingle a little and leave.  Arriving safely, we were happy to see #1 daughter who had decided to meet us there since she wouldn't be able to come home for Father's Day.  A nice surprise.  The weather was a little rainy, but nothing like we had driven in.  Cook-out became co…
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Today I am Thankful for........
the cool morning we are experiencing
ears to hear the birds singing #1 daughter arriving back to pharmacy school safely

hearing the laughter of #2 daughter

making it through the last couple of weeks of school in this extreme heat with no AC
my beautiful family a grandson (step-son's 2 yr.old) who makes me laugh no matter how bad a day I have had friends-who are there for you
healing and recovery of my husband's cousin who was injured in a motorcycle accident
listening to #2 daughter's beautiful singing voice
living in a country where I am free to worship God
Have a great day and enjoy life!!! Tammy

First Day of Vacation

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My first day of vacation started today.
Last week the temperature was in the mid to high 90's.  With a room full of 8th graders it was very hot in our classrooms; we have no AC on our part of the wing.  We managed to make it through; no choice in this matter.

Teachers had to work until yesterday, and today I started my VACATION!!!!

I woke up at 6:00--why?  I think our bodies become adjusted to our routine and no matter how we say we are going to sleep in; we can't.  At 7:15, I decided to give up and just get up.  I did enjoy my coffee and reading the newspaper without being rushed.
After relaxing for a few hours, I decided to do some exercising with my WII-Fit.  I mentally prepared myself and was all pumped up.  Oh No, the board wasn't working.  I kept trying to see what was wrong--Ding!! the batteries had gone bad.  Searching through every nook and corner trying to find batteries; I finally gave up and asked husband if we had any batteries.  We had batteries but not the r…
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It's time for...........




1. What is one thing on your bucket list? If you don't have a bucket list let's pretend you do.

How about 5 things:
1.  Travel--I love to travel but husband hates it.  Anywhere is fine with me-Italy would be the choice of places.2.  View the famous Northern Lights
3.  Ride in a hot air balloon
4.  Build a home for Habitat for Humanity
5.  Learn a different language-preferably French


2. What makes a good dad?
Characteristics of a good dad:  loving, putting family first, spending time with his children, having a positive influence, being faithful, and not only teach-but show.  I think my husband is a G-R-E-A-T dad.  He puts his children first and schedules everything else around their schedule.  So many times the girls call home and say, "Let me speak to Dad."  Why?  My answer would be "No" or find a solution to it, but he jumps at their beckon call.



3. Are you afraid of insects? Which ones?

I am not really afraid of insects unle…

Too Many Thoughts.......

Too many thoughts going on in my head.
#1 Daughter left Saturday to head back to pharmacy school.  Sad to see her leave, but I kept reminding her the end was in sight.  She wasn't too thrilled about leaving, especially leaving boyfriend.  OMG--I had forgotten how hard it was to return to college and leave boyfriend behind.  I thought the world was ending!!!! Daughter called late Saturday night, and she had forgotten her white coat.  Now this is like a basketball player forgetting his/her basketball shoes or a golfer forgetting his/her golf clubs.  So yesterday after church my husband and I took her white coat to her--driving through storms after storms.
Thought one.....was I that way while in college-forgetting things after being home for awhile?
I have been planning this trip to New York for a while.  I am looking forward to going with husband even though I don't think he really wants to go.  You see, hub is not the traveling man.....His response to travel is why should I want …

Thankful Thursday

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I am linking up with Thankful Thursday--

Thankful for---

tommorrow being  the last school day for students
AC when I get home
two beautiful daughters
a husband who loves to cook
rain this afternoon after being in the high 90's all week
tomorrow is Friday
people who take the blame when they are in the wrong


Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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Answers to Joyce's Hodgepodge   joyce-fromthissideofthepond.blogspot.com


1. Do you and your family enjoy camping? What do you enjoy most/like the least when it comes to family camping? When was the last time you camped?
  As a little girl, I remember going camping with my family and our next door neighbor.  I can remeber cooking hotdogs on a fire, fishing, and doing plenty of running.  At night, I remeber sitting on my daddy's lap watching the fire.  I liked to play in the fire and my grandmother would say-if you play in the fire, you will pee in the bed, so I wold throw my stick down and go back on sit on daddy's lap.  I don't remember how we slept-if we had sleeping bags or what, but I do remember waking up in the mornings froze to death!!!!
Now that I am older, I am definitely not a camper.  I need my bed, a shower, and most importantly electricity. My husband is not a camper, so we have never been on a camping trip as a family.  Now I feel sorry for my daughters b…

Dark Clouds.......

When we hear of someone with cancer we automatically think death.  Believe me, I have walked down this road with my husband.  But cancer is a 'word' and 'not a sentence.'  But when we hear someone has bronchitis or pneumonia we know that person will feel better soon.

Last week a teacher friend was diagnosed with bronchitis and pneumonia.  We all knew she wasn't feeling the best, but being the dedicated teacher she was; she kept coming to school to prepare her students for out state testing.  This teacher felt very bad Friday so her husband took her back to the hospital.  Sadly, she passed away Saturday.  She will be greatly missed by all in our profession.

After church on Sunday, we had our church picnic.  I needed this to just clear some thoughts going on and for me to stop questioning God.  Later that evening my husband received a phone call telling him his cousin was hit hit by a car while out riding his motorcycle.  Now this special cousin was my right hand wh…

Sizzle, Sizzle, Steamy Hot

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Not summer yet???  You could have fooled me!!!!  We have been in the high 90's for the past 7 days!!! Oh, I remember this winter---ugh-too cold and wishing for warmer weather.  Be careful what you wish for you might get it-but I say to myself where did spring go?  What spring?  We jumped from winter right

into summer!!!!!!

On the bright side--we have only 6 days left of school.  Since many schools do not have AC we have been on a 2 hr. early release.  Now let me clarify the 2 hr. early release is for students, not for teachers.  So
teachers don't get hot!!! huh?  So I have been using the
early release trying to get my classroom
put away until August.

On another note--the hot days make for sleepless nights.  I can't seem to get to sleep at night.   I toss and turn, toss and turn, and toss and turn. 
The next minute I hear my alarm clocks going off and up
I jump out of bed.

Tomorrow night is the dance for 8th graders.  It is the last hooray for
them.  The young ladies and men usually dress…