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Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. Something on your October calendar that makes you smile?

The changing of the leaves always make me smile.  I love looking at God's paintbrush at work.
Visiting a pumpkin patch and taking a hayride also makes me smile.  I am planning our little pumpkin patch trip in a couple of weeks.



2. Food for the soul or music for the soul...which camp are you in? Tell us why?


I am a little both right now. Food for the soul-it really made me feel all warm inside listening to the NFL player on Monday night  (Kansas Chief) talking about his learning disability in school and how he participated in the Special Olympics.  Since I teach special education this made me feel so good inside! Music for the soul-I listen to different types of music depending on the time of day it is but most importantly depending on my mood.  I think the type of music one listens to depends on that person's mood.  Music does generate emotions.  Music does soothe our soul.

3. What are two or three things you've learned …

Weekend Rewind....

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Weekend Rewind....


Prior to the Apple Festival, which I learned today is one of the longest-running festivals in Virginia, many people begin tidying up and decorating for fall.  I must admit the weather has been more like summer temps in the 80s and nights warm-- so getting in the fall spirit was difficult.  But I managed...
Like I mentioned earlier, the weather has been so much like summer leading up to the Apple Festival which is fine with the folks around here.
Hub and I walked last Thursday evening-around 10 that evening to take a peek at the many vendors/crafts that were being set up.  It was most definitely like a summer evening.
Friday morning-the clouds opened up and the rain came...I know we needed the rain but gosh not this weekend. The football game was not cancelled which was a shocker to us all.  But somehow the rain did stop long enough to play the football game.  Hub and I did not attend the game; we chose to spend the evening cooking and listening to the game on the r…

Weekend Rewind....

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Weekend Rewind....


Hey ya'll fall arrives in three days!!
I am ready to pull out my boots, leggings, sweaters, and sweatshirts.  How about ya'll?  I say fall is my favorite season, but hub quickly says I thought winter, spring, summer was your favorite season.  Then I respond with-well it just depends on when you ask me.  Right now it is fall.  The air is getting a little cooler-a light weight jacket for the morning commute is needed.  One does not have to put on gloves, a hat/scarf and a heavy coat and trudge out in the snow.  Of course, the snow is beautiful especially when one does not have to commute in it.  I love watching the snow fall and seeing the fresh snow-how it sparkles.
I love smelling the air in the fall.  One can smell someone firing up his/her stove.  As hub, grandson, and I were walking back from the football game Friday evening, I could smell someone's wood stove.  It smelled so good.  I told hub and grandson to stop and just take a few deep smells-smell…

Weekend Rewind....

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Weekend Rewind...


Whoa.... What happened to the temps?? Just last week, heck a few days ago, I was burning up in shorts and flip flops and now it is a bit chilly!  I think it is supposed to get in the 40s tonight-ugh not quite ready for this.  I need to ease into this cool slowly not fast like this.
Friday evening was spent attending a football game.  The sun was still glaring me in the eyes as I sat in the stands with the sweat dripping from my forehead.  Hub and I walked to the game because it was such a nice evening. After the game was over, we still sat for a couple of hours outside.  
Saturday evening was spent glued to the television set watching UT play. Such a bummer!
After attending church Sunday, we drove to see daughter.  Hub and I tried to walk a little, but the air was a little chilly for me and windy. Little man went with us and he and Kenneth played X-box basketball.
Pretty soon this hillside will be so beautiful as God begins to paint the seasons.

 Daughter and her hus…

Wednesday hodgepodge

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1. Last thing you did on the spur of the moment?

The only thing I can think of is..grilling out but then I had to run to the store for the food items.  I am not a spur of the moment kind of gal.  I like to know what is going to happen-when it is going to happen-this way I can have a schedule in my mind.  Hub on the other hand is a spur of the moment kind of guy, and yes we definitely clash on this.


2. How well informed do you feel about the current Syrian refugee crisis?

Not very informed at all especially more than half of the refugees are children.  I would like to know more about this situation.


3. What have you changed your mind about?

Retirement...at first I was so excited,,,then thinking to myself did I make a mistake because what on earth will I do with my time..now I am thinking I made the right decision to retire.
4. A medium sized non-poisonous snake found it's way into the pool trap this weekend. If you'd been sitting poolside would you have fished it out? Gone run…

Weekend Rewind....

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Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. What's on your September calendar? Anything fun?

Getting book club going again from our summer break is always exciting, even if I do not like the book (and sometimes I do feel like hitting my head with the book) just seeing ole friends is a big plus.
Our community also holds an Apple Festival weekend the last weekend in September-with a parade, band competition, art/crafts festival ground.  Daughter has plans to put a float in the parade!
2. You might be described as a natural born _____________________?

Worrier-I really try not to worry but....I do.
3. September is National Courtesy Month...what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large?

The Golden Rule:"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
4. Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag...of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently?

Clam up
5. What's your movie theatre snack protocol? Do you chow d…