Showing posts from July, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. July is National Ice Cream month...your favorite flavor? Soft served, hand dipped, or frozen yogurt...which do you prefer? And technically yogurt is not ice cream but its hot outside so I'll let that slide for today. Favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip in a waffle cone.  We have an ice cream shop-not no lying here-but the name of the ice cream parlor is Hodgepodge on Main!!  Will post a pic later for all to see.  Anyway I love mint chocolate ice cream in a waffle cone!!  Usually, Charlie and I will walk around the block and then walk to Hodgepodge on Main for ice cream.

Second part of question--I prefer frozen vanilla yogurt.
You can say it is hot-temperature at 4:30 today was 103!

2. When you travel do you tend to pack too much or too little? Definitely too much-I have try to lighten a little on this now that the girls are older.  When the girls were younger, I thought of everything under the sun to pack.  Of course, most of what I packed I never used-but hey one …

Rainy Days and Mondays

Began raining in the wee hours of the morning---not very heavy rain or thunderstorms just rain.  I had planned on working in my flowerbed and washing the siding at the back of the house.  I really needed to get these done today, because my week is full and I will be leaving Sunday and today was the day I had to fit these into my schedule.  But the rain stopped me.  Now I know what you're thinking-I could was the siding at the back-since I usually get soaked when doing this anyway-but the deck gets too slippery when wet--so...I decided to eat a snack.  The only problem now--no snack but I can fix that a quick trip to the store.  Charlie and I went to the store and........
Daughter #2 called in a panic.  She had gotten out of class and couldn't get back to her condo because the road was closed due to raising water.  Hub told her to go through town.  Few minutes later, she called back.  She couldn't go through main street-road closed due to water.  Now- she is according to he…
Thankful Thursday

a little rain
people who go the extra-mile to help me
people who give their time to help RAM--free dental, medical, etc. on Friday and Saturday-this does say a lot about people in the medical profession--
our church group on a mission trip in South Dakota

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. July 20th marks the anniversary of the first time man stood on the moon. Flash forward 42 years to July 8, 2011 which marked the start of the final Space Shuttle mission. Should we continue to explore space? Should nations devote more or fewer of their resources to exploring space? Would you want to go into space if the opportunity arose?
I think we should continue to explore space-if it wasn't for our exploration of space we would not have the 'stuff' we enjoy today like microwaves, radio, television, etc.  There is much more we need to learn about space.  Tough question-should we devote more resources to explore space?  This depends on what we need to devote more to.  I do believe we need to devote more resources to finding cures for cancer, alzheimer, and other diseases.  Maybe exploring space would help.
I remember watching the tv-eyes glued to the screen when man first walked on the moon.  I was amazed.  I did apply-being a teacher to go up in space. :( got turned do…


The Hungry Mother Festival is this weekend.  This is a weekend full of crafts and is really enjoyable to go. There are many vendors from all over and the food is fantastic.  I try to go on Friday to beat the crowd and take my time looking and then I go back on Sunday to purchase what I want.  My thinking is the vendors don't want to pack the crafts back up and I can get a good deal!  The weather has always been extremely hot but a breeze off of the water helps cool a little.  I keep Nathan on Friday so Charlie and I  planned on taking him. Thursday night I got out the sunscreen, his hat, and packed his diaper bag.
When I woke up Friday morning, it was drizzling rain.  I stepped outside to get the newspaper and gosh it was cold.  I thought well it will warm up later on. By 11 it hadn't gotten any warmer.  I dressed Nate in sweat pants, shirt, and a jacket-in mid July!!! and we were off.  It was much cooler at the festival.  As a matter of fact, the van temperature said 62.  I…

Follow Friday

This week’s statements: 1- When I was younger, I used to ______ 2- I always start my day with ______ 3 – When I get some time alone I like to _______ 4  – I think _______ is ridiculous
1.  When I was younger, I used to want to hurry up and grow up!!!  Now I wish I was younger!!!!
2.  I always start my day with coffee, then a shower and then a prayer.

3.  When I get some time alone I like to read.
4.  I think food prices is ridiculous. My town has only one grocery store and well.....the prices are outrageous!!!!

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. How has your hometown changed since you were a kid? What has changed most about the neighborhood you grew up in?
My hometown has changed drastically.  I lived in Baltimore, Maryland for a while then moved to Saltville, Virginia.  I would go and spend my summers in Baltimore before I was a teenager.  Saltiville was the home of Olin.  Olin produced mercury.  My backyard was full of muck and mercury.  I remember putting mercury in a pop bottle and then busting it later.  Saltville was a booming town.  Olin was shut down and many people left Saltville.  Now the house I grew up in has been tore down.  In fact, about all the houses in my neighborhood have  been tore down.  Like I said, not many people live in Saltville anymore.  Now, the high school only has around 200 students grades 9-12.  Last year, we had a 'Muck Dam Reunion.'  We all met and went to church and then we went to where our house use to be and had a picnic.  What a blast we had!!!

2. What song makes you laugh?
The …

Another Project

What shall I do today?????
Windows/Blinds desperately need cleaning.  DONE--well decided to call it quits after tackling three rooms.  Plus doing laundry.

Last Friday, I decided that I wanted new stepping stones out front.  So hub and I went looking and I found some I like-thinking we could wait till early fall and begin.
Started this heat.  I mean it is only in the high 90's with a heat index of 100/105!!!  When I last heard, the weatherman said avoid being outside today and stay in as much as possible.
Scream.......................... Originally there were 22 small stepping stones so we figured on about 11 bigger ones. Hot, hot, hot!!!!!  Drink, drink, drink!!! Okay, enough is enough--STOP!!!! After three stepping stones were laid, Quit!!!! The truck can stay in the front yard until morning or yet another day!!!   I need a shower and a drink.  Wait--weatherman also said avoid alcoholic  beverages--Well, a shower and a drink is what I need.
The stepping stones will …


As I have mentioned earlier in my blog, hub and I bought an older house about 3 yrs. ago.  The lady we purchased the house from had loved flowers.  Up and down the fence row is an arrangement of all types of flowers.

Two years ago, hub bought mums and planted them along our sidewalk.  I have never known a mum to get this big---have you? This is only one yellow mum!!!   I do believe my hub may have a 'green thumb.'  So far, the mums bloom every year.
Enjoy your day!!! Tammy