Showing posts from July, 2012

Weekend Rewind

My #2 daughter has always wanted a dog.  For 22 years I have told her "No," even though #1 daughter had a white cat for 18 years.  Explaining to #2 daughter she was always so busy playing sports-elementary years, high school years, AAU, and then college basketball, I just thought it would be unfair to the animal with us gone all the time. This reasoning seemed to always work. :)

Friday we went to PetSmart.  Why?  Just to look at the adorable animals. I am so glad they have rescue animals which I didn't know.  Staying for hours, I had to make some long promises.  Yes, to daughter I promise she could have an animal-ONE Day-when you are through graduate school, and Yes, to grandson he could have a guinea pig-ONE Day-when you are older. Whew!

Hub cooked out a small dinner and we all watched the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics outside-yep hub has a television outside.  On nights like this I love it. I enjoyed the ending part of the opening ceremony more than the beginning se…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. The Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday night...will you be watching? If you could see just one event in person which one would you pick?
Gymnastic Events-

2.Do lazy days make you feel rested or unproductive? Lazy days make me feel unproductive and very tired. 

3. July 25th is 'officially' Threading the Needle Day...can you sew? On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being not at all and 10 being Betsy Ross-like, how would you rate your skill with a needle and thread? The only failing grade I have ever gotten was in Home Economics Class when I was in high school.  I had great difficulty sewing.  I don't like to sew, knit, cross-stitch, etc.  Not this type of gal!

4. 'Threading the Needle' can also mean to walk a fine line between two things or issues (think awkward social situation). When was the last time you had to 'thread the needle', figuratively speaking? Everyday at school, I am in a very awkward situation.  I am good friends with a teacher and friends …

Weekend Rewind

Weekend Rewind.....

Roller Coaster of a weekend-highs and lows
I took grandson to our library program-'Snakes Alive.'  The AC wasn't on and it was hot!!

Not one bit afraid of them!!
I dreamed about snakes all night-hum...wonder why?

One of my colleagues past away this weekend.  He found out he had pancreatic cancer in April.  He was a healthy person, loved kids, dynamite golfer and basketball player.  I HATE the 'C' word!!!!!!!  Mr. Mike had recently retired after teaching 33 years.  He and his wife had no children; the children he taught for 33 years was like his own.  On the way home, I was reminded of this verse-"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Matthew 5:4   

Sunday was a special day at our church.  Our youth pastor, who has been with us for ten years, was leaving.  Mr. Paul was moving to North Caroli…


Hub wanted to get away for a few we left Thursday.  We headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a little 'down time.'

The weather has been extremely hot and I do believe it can make a person a little cranky.  We both decided on Tuesday to try and get a few days alone.  Both girls are back home-after college-#1 doing rotations and #2 trying to get in grad school and I have kept grandson this summer.  We all went to the beach in June and had a wonderful time, but sometimes one needs to just get away for a few days.
Hub cannot go to Pigeon Forge without eating at Blue Moose.  This place is famous for burgers and wings.  This was our first stop.
I love the dill pickle chips and cold beer!

Then we drove into Gatlinburg.  I was so amazed how crowded it was.  In fact it was more crowded than Myrtle Beach.
Next a little shopping and then some relaxing.

Gazing at the mountains is so magnificent!  It had been raining and the fog was lifting.  I can sit for hours here and be very…

Wednesday hodgepodge

1.. How often do you check the weather? How do you check the weather?
Daily check on the weather unless I know severe storms are heading my way, and I listen to the weather constantly.  For the past couple of weeks this is what I have been doing.  Too many storms have past my way. In the winter when I hear the word snow. I frequently check the weather.  This must be a 'teacher thing.' Also am kinda of disappointed when the snow doesn't fall.
Listening to the Weather Channel, radio, and Weather Bug on phone/computer are ways I check the weather.

2. Since this is volume 84 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, and since I got married in 1984, and since I'm attending a wedding this weekend it only seems right to post something related here.
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to gr…


I celebrated another birthday the day before our country celebrated its independence.  I don't feel older so ---- isn't all that bad.  As of today, I am 19, 365 days old-Whew now that makes me feel old!  Not giving away my age--just say born in the late 50's.

  We always have a cook-out on the Fourth of July, and this year was no different.

After eating, we all go and watch fireworks.  I was a little disappointed this year because our fireworks were 'awful,'  I don't know why but they did not last long-only 20 minutes.  But I told the family at least we had fireworks.  Some places didn't have fireworks because of the heat and drought. 

Storms rolled in early Thursday evening.  Wind speed was in excess of 60 mph and it was dark by 3pm.  Grandson was sleeping and the storms woke him up.  Later that evening, we actually built a fire in our fireplace at back.  Thanks for the cooler weather.

Can't have a fire without S'mores!  Yum!

My mother lost ele…

Too many storms......

I should have stayed in bed..... Thursday I overslept and I had so much to do.  I hate that feeling-oversleept  and can't get caught up for the day.  Always running behind. 
Still rushing around I almost forgot grandson's babysitter's birthday.  Quickly I went and picked up some flowers, card, and gift card.  I went to pick up grandson and deliver her gifts.  Now his babysitters is 81 years old.  She is remarkable for her age.  She was surprised to see the gifts.  But  I was more surprised when she said, "Tammy my birthday is next month not June 28 but July 28."  OMG--I wanted to crawl in a hole. 
I knew I should have stayed in bed today......

Woke up all time Friday!!  Hub and I went walking, and I trippped on the sidewalk.  I think I almost fell for 5 minutes.  You know the dance one has to keep from falling-that was me.  Hub did congratulate me on how I kept from falling-he admired my quicknesss and coordination.  Whew-thankfully no one was around.  How can one …