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Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1.  In the USA this coming Sunday millions will be watching as the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49's in the Superbowl.  What was the last event you attended that could be described as super?

I would have to chose my youngest daughter's graduation from college.  That was super for me!  Now if I can get daughter #1 through pharmacy school !
2.  Share something you're a fan of these days?

Fan of Relay for Life!  Until recently, I didn't realized how much money is spent on research and how far cancer research has come!  On a sadder note, I just found out a few days ago-a dear friend and colleague was diagnosed with breast cancer. Three years ago, this lady's husband was diagnosed with cancer and had many rounds of chemotherapy and now this!  Prayers for her and her family is greatly needed. I HATE the C Word!
3. How do you feel about wings?  In case anyone is confused, I'm talking the edible appetizer kind.  What's your preferred seasoning on a w…

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind....






Old Man Winter-gave us another 'no school day' in our county on Friday.  An ice storm hit our area and Brrrr... it was cold.  It may not seem so cold to others, but our winters have been mild for the past couple of years and as a matter of fact,  just a few weeks ago, the temperatures were in the 70's so Brrr...double Brrr. for me.  The forecast for the upcoming week has the temperatures in the 60's so...and up and down roller coaster for sure.

Hub went to the sitter to get grandson on Friday, and he spent the night with us.  He amazes me so much-especially with his technology skills.  I let him use my I Pad and he has his own folder for his games.  I learned a new lesson.  I purchased a game for him-typed in password and all-but didn't realize once I typed in the password, he was able to just hit install and....he had purchased more games!  Yep-Wow-there should be something to shut the 'thing' off so no one could just hit install withou…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly. Is he right?

Not in my opinion.  No one should be deceitful just to  get what one wants. 
Fair--is not everyone have the same
Fair--is everyone having what they work for

2. Are you a cereal eater? What's your favorite kind?

Special K-berry flavor.  As a matter of fact, this was my dinner last night after going to Zumba.


3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles). She did not have the gun with her at school.

A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record. The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts? (If you missed the story click here for details).

My first reaction-how was this incident…

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind


A longer weekend.....Yeah!

Schools in my area were closed due to flooding then a snowstorm hit.
By Thursday morning, we had six inches of rain.  The weather report kept telling us the temperatures were going to drop and the rain would turn to snow.  Yeah, right?  That was my thinking.  One has to remember the weather report was usually wrong, and I took the report with a grain of salt.  The temperature on Thursday morning was very warm and the rain was falling.  I kept checking the basement for water and thankfully never saw any.  Sadly, this wasn't true for many of my neighbors.  
Around 4 that evening, #2 daughter starts jumping up and down--ice pellets were falling from the sky.  Within a few minutes, the temperature had dropped drastically and an ice storm was happening.  Just a few minutes later, it had all turned to snow.  #1 daughter was in a town 20 minutes away --she was on her rotation-a mental hospital to be exact.  She couldn't get home.  Her father …

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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Row, Row, Row your boat, gently down the road, merrily, merrily,merrily,  down my street.



With all the rain we are having, I feel like this is what I will need in a few minutes.  We have already had 9 inches or rain according to my neighbor across the street.  Schools were closed yesterday and today due to flooding.  Temperatures are expected to drop and the rain change to snow.  I can deal with the snow better than the rain.  After a few rainy days, I begin to feel gloomy.  Anxious to see some snow-I would love to 'play in the snow' for a few hours.

So far, and I repeat, So far-I have been very lucky.  Many of my friends have water in their basement and their roads are flooded.  I have been lucky not having any of these hardships and very thankful.

Since I didn't have school yesterday, I went to Lynchburg with #2 daughter.  She has been accepted into Lynchburg College Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.  She was so excited and very impressed with the college's program…

Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...here's the list for 2013-

fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen.

Banish-kick the can down the road because I am just tried of seeing us delay on making decisions. 
2. When was the last time you rode a train? Where did you go?
Many years ago at an amusement park in Florida. 

3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?
They are okay-favorite topping cream cheese and I also like to spread peanut butter on top of them.

4. 'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made w…

Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. What is ONE thing or area in your home or life you hope to report is completely organized when 2013 draws to a close?  Do you  have a plan to make it happen? 

Drawing a blank on this one.

2. What's the worst uniform you've ever had to wear for a job?
When in college, I worked in a factory during the summer.  Wearing a hard hat and steel-toe shoes was not my kind of fashion statement.

3. What was your last kitchen 'mishap'?  This question comes to you courtesy ofBetty who blogs over at A Glimpse Into Midlife...everyone go say hi to Betty!
While eating dinner a few weeks ago, I accidentally started spitting out my drink.  I can't remember which daughter said what, but what was said was exactly at the same time I was drinking and then.....I headed to the sink to keep from getting tea all over the kitchen.

4. How do you protect yourself from other people's negativity?
By simply tuning that person out.

5. Who in your family do you most resemble (physically)? If you ha…

Weekend Rewind.,,,

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Weekend Rewind..



A cloudy, rainy Sunday here in my part of the world.  I would like to see some snow, but not just yet because I would love to finish this semester of school before missing any snow days.




A quiet weekend for me. Hub and I went out for pizza on Friday.   However, when we arrived at the pizza place, both of us ended up ordering sub sandwiches instead.  Go figure!  On Saturday we traveled to Roanoke to watch #2daughter's boyfriend play basketball.  Enjoyed the ride and the basketball game.

Not meaning to arise much curiosity, but hub and I have taken a big risk-but I like to refer to it as an adventure.   We haven't told many people about it -well, because of the reaction from some people and just trying to keep a secret.  Me-I am feeling a little nervous about the whole thing, but also excited-does this make sense?  Soon a post will follow and I will let all know about this.  As for now, I need to quit rambling....right?

I made it through the first of many Wee Wo…