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Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1.  I recently read here about four secrets to happiness from around the world. They were-

Overcome your fears by facing them head on, allow yourself to relax and reset, work to live versus living to work, and find the good in life. Not sure if these are the actual secret to happiness, but which of the four do you struggle with most? Which one comes most easily to you?

I struggle the most with allowing myself to relax and reset. I feel so guilty relaxing thinking to myself there is so much to do and I need to get to it. In the back of my mind, I know relaxing and resetting will help me but I just can't bring myself to it.  Hub has said after the wedding, we need to take a mini vacation and relax.

2. How would you spend a found $20 bill today?

I would not spend the $20.  Instead, I would probably buy items with it to donate to our local back pack program.

3. Ego trip, power trip, guilt trip, round trip, trip the light fantastic, or trip over your own two feet...which 'trip' ha…

Weekend Rewind....

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Weekend Rewind....

Wednesday Hodgeodge

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1. Is your home air conditioned? If it's not air conditioned, is that by choice? Did you grow up with air conditioning? If not how did you cope with the heat? Share about a time or place you remember as being too hot-the temperature kind of hot, lest anyone be confused.

My home is air conditioned.
Growing up, I did not have air conditioned.  It was a few years after I had gotten married when Dad and Mom decided to put air conditioned in their home. Mom and Dad would put fans in the windows at night to keep the house cool.  Early in the morning, the fans would be taken out of the windows, and the windows would be closed.  I don't remember ever being too hot at night to sleep.   
Hub gets a little perturbed sometimes because I can't stand for our house to be shut constantly.  There are some days I will open up the windows and let fresh air in.  Hub likes the coolness of the  air conditioner!  
A place I remember being too hot is when the girls were younger we took them to Disney…

Weekend Rewind...

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Weekend Rewind....


Bridal Shower

This Saturday was daughter's bridal shower.  Time is going by wayTOO fast for me right now.  
As gusts arrived, they were asked to write down their favorite recipe for the bride-to-be (Most know her mom is not very good in this area ha ha).  Guests also wrote down their favorite date night as husband and wife.  According to daughter, this is what her future husband and her have a hard time deciding on-- what to do.

There was plenty of food for the bridal brunch.
It looks like people are concentrating and writing in the above picture, and they were.  One of the games was guessing what the future groom thought about his future wife!  Right up my alley-only my answers were not daughter's answers. Hum....
Daughter and future son-in-law were engaged at Turks and Cacaos so the cake was this... Daughter approved and I must say it was delicious! And the entire cake was  edible even the beach balls and flowers!
Many useful gifts....

Her bridal brunch wa…

Weekend Rewind....

Weekend Rewind......


Late Thursday night we began packing daughter #2 furniture and other items and finished on Friday.  Hub drove the U-haul to meet future son-in-law to unload.  Hub said future son-in-law kept asking if a piece of furniture looked okay where he placed it.  Hub jokingly said, it doesn't matter because when Emily would come she would change it. Ha-that's my daughter!!  I am glad hub got to spend some time alone with future son-in-law--men bonding for a little bit.

So what did I do on Friday while hub was unloading U-Haul?  I took my mom and aunt dress shopping.  My mom is 77 years old, and we haven't always gotten along very well.  I was a daddy's girl, and when my father passed away at the age of 47, my world just kinda crumbled.  Anyway, Mom enjoyed herself and so did I!!  I have become to have more patience with Mom the older I get.  Sometimes I just take a slow breath and hum a song and all seems to be okay.

My aunt, who is my father's siste…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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Thanks Joyce for the questions.

1. When did you last 'swim against the tide'? Explain.

A couple of years ago, we opened up a new pharmacy in town along with a coffee shop.  Our town is very small.  Opening up a business from the ground up was overwhelming. There were many people who were offered their negative opinions but we kept swimming.  Daughter is doing great as a pharmacist!! and I am so proud of her.


2. What's the last self-help or self-improvement book you read?

The Bible-I read a devotion and mediate daily.

3"Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness." (Sir James Goldsmith) 

Agree or disagree? Discuss. With civility please, because I think we have a good thing going in our very diverse (in geography, age, religion, political persuasion, ethnicity, marital status, upbringing, and cooking abilities) neighborhood here on This Side of the Pond.

I understand what he is saying.  I try to be tolerant of ot…

Weekend Rewind

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Weekend Rewind.....


Rain....Rain....and more Rain...

The rain began on Thursday night.  Friday morning it was still raining.  I ran to the store-between the downpours to pick up a few items. Thankfully, I stayed somewhat dry.  We haven't had much rain this summer, so we are catching up.
Friday, was daughter's bridal pictures.  Her hair/nail appointment was at 3 and pictures at 6.  The rain kept coming and coming down.  Not only was daughter upset due to the weather, but her hair appointment that was scheduled at 3 lasted until 5:50!  Which left 10 minutes to do make-up and get to the place for pictures.  No way could we make this work!!  So I began calling the photographer and explained the hair situation....and the photographer was super, super understanding...then I proceeded to call the lady who was doing make-up and explaining the hold -up and she was also super, super understanding.  As a matter of fact, both the photographer and the make-up artist just laughed and said to…