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wednesday hodgepodge

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volume 99--Thanks, Joyce!

1. So, do you like beer?
Yes and I like beer with candy.  I know some people are turning up her/his nose right now, but candy and beer are my favorite treats.

2. What's your least favorite repetitive task?
Paperwork


3. When was the last time you rode a bus? Where was it headed?
The year was 2011.  Hub hates to travel; doesn't want to see the rest of the US or world.  I on the other hand, want to see the world!  In 2011, I booked a bus trip to New York City through Sunshine Tours.  This was a fantastic bus company.  I loved New York and would love to go back.

4. What song from your childhood or from your own children's childhood could make a parent's nerves stand on end?

The song from my daughters teenage years was "Pissing the Night Away."  When I first heard the song, I really liked the beat.  I thought the words were kissing the night away.  Shocker when I heard the real words and the meaning.

5. The US Presidential elec…

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind....

We all journeyed out Friday to our little favorite spot to eat

.  #2 Daughter was able to join us.  She has been on rotations on the health wagon.  I was happy to see her, but not happy that she appeared to have an awful cold.  Of course the questions began---are you getting enough rest, eating right, washing your hands, etc.  replied "gosh, yes Mom." I know she will soon turn 25 but to me she is still my 'little girl.'  Bella's was very crowded and hubs kept circling the lot for a place to park-gosh, just park in the grass with the other vehicles. No sooner had I uttered these words -a car was leaving.  Hub quickly maneuvered the van and whew! Thank Goodness! but what?  how long before a table will be available? so time was spent waiting for a table.  This didn't bother me because it gave time for mother and daughter to catch up on what #2 daughter had been doing. Come to find out Emory &  Henry College Homecoming was this weekend.  S…

Wednesday hodgrepodge

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1. Noah Webster was born this week back in 1758....besides the online version, do you own a dictionary? Do you ever use the hardback copy or is your hunt for a definition strictly online these days?

Mostly, I use a hardback/paperback copy.  I like to be able to mark the place and then refer to it as needed.

2. Should public schools ban Halloween celebrations? What about other holiday celebrations currently under fire?
At my school, we don't have Halloween celebrations.  At the elementary level, I think the kindergartens celebrate Halloween by wearing their costumes to school and then they go around to the businesses in town for Trick or Treat.  At my church, we have a Truck or Treat-people dress up and hand out candy from the trunk of their car on our church parking lot.  This has been a huge success.
As for as other holiday celebrations go, we may put up a Christmas Tree in our rooms or decorate our door.  So far, we have been allowed to do this without 'much heat' …

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind--one day late...

First, I want to thank our Heavenly Father:  
God thank -you for my husband's great report from his oncologist today.  We truly serve an amazing God.



 Beautiful weekend in Southwest Virginia.

The colors are amazing.

We took Grandson to a park on Sunday.

 So many 'things' to do.

Swing....


 Climb...




See Saw...
Watching the ducks...


Not only did he hate to leave, but so did Ma Maw and Auntie.
But after a tiring day, it was time to go.
Have a great week-and enjoy it!

Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. In what ways do you indulge yourself?




I would have to admit--in this order too!  LOL

2. Have you ever taken a cooking class? Any interest? What type of class would you most like to try?
I have never taken a cooking class.  As many of you already know, I am not a chef.  If someone will cook, I will plan the meals and clean up the kitchen.

3. What does it mean to be a good citizen?
A good citizen votes, helps out his/her country and community.

4. 'Tis the season of the political advert...do these ads influence your vote?
Not really, but the ads make me want to turn the television off!

5. What's something you see today that makes you wish you were a kid again?
Just recently I saw college kids (they are still kids, right?) playing hacky sack.  Now I never played or heard of this game while in college.  Anyway, hacky sack is bouncing a bean bag with your knees-this looked like so much fun.
Last week taking grandson to Chuck E Cheese made me want to be a kid again.  No …

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend happenings..

We kept grandson Friday night.  His birthday was today. On Friday his babysitter had given him a pillow pet for his birthday.  Usually after his bath, he eats a snack and begins to unwind.  But not Friday-he was wound up!!   After saying bedtime prayers, he began to yawn and I began to smile.  Instead of watching "Blues Clues" he just wanted to have his pillow pet light on.  Personally, I thought this was a great idea.  Wrong, he kept pushing the buttons and the light show kept changing colors.  After an hour, I decided the little one needed to get some sleep so I took him downstairs and rocked him to sleep-I think I dozed a couple of times myself.

Saturday, we celebrated grandson's birthday at Chuck E Cheese.





Not only did Nate enjoy playing the games, I caught #1 daughter relieving stress
The grown-ups have just as much fun as the kids.
Nate and 'Buddy' counted all his tickets


Next time to choose his prizes
which took just as long as playin…