Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge



From this Side of the Pond

1. January 24th is National Compliment Day. Is it easy or not so easy for you to accept a compliment? Share a recent compliment you've given or received.

It is hard for me to accept a compliment....I don't know why.  I recently received a compliment about how with all that has happened I have handled it all with grace.
I would rather give compliments....I gave a compliment the other day for someone just stepping up to the plate and doing her best.

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2. Ten little things you are loving right now.
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Being able to read God's word.
Snuggling with this precious boy.

Having another precious boy spending the night.
My daughters being together.

Hub's smiling
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Enjoying my cup of coffee.

Little encouragements
God's beauty
Knowing this man has another day.
My daughter coming through open heart surgery.

I have so much to be loving every day!

3. Would people describe you as a positive person? Do you see yourself that way? I read here  a list/description of eight things positive people do differently-

Positive people find something to look forward to every day, they celebrate the small stuff, they're kind, they stay busy, accept responsibility for their actions, forgive themselves, know when to move on, and resist comparisons

Which action on the list would you say you do regularly? Which action could you add to your life to give you a more positive outlook? If you're a positive person, what's something you do regularly that's not on the list?

I try to be positive but I feel like I fall short many days.
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I have great difficulty forgiving myself and moving on.
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4. Homemade chicken soup, beef stew, or a bowl of chili...what's your pleasure on a cold winter's day?


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A bowl of chili!

5. The best part of my day is..

When I know my family is all okay.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Asking all to whisper a prayer for hub
He has CT scans on Tuesday at Duke to see if the chemo is working to shrink his cancerous tumors. 
Thanks!

Like to introduce my grandson...Blake Elliot Waugh born January 15, 2018  weighing 9lbs. 3oz. and 22 inches long!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

He finally arrived!



He finally arrived!!!

Baby Blake arrived Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:32pm.  A bundle of joy weighing 9lbs. 3 oz. and 22 inches long. Mom, Dad, and Blake are doing great!
 For the record, I don't think I would have looked that gorgeous after giving birth to a 9 pounder!

I was so thrilled to know all were healthy and doing fine.

Yes, that is my finger I was still thrilled!
A proud Auntie!! By the way she is getting married in October!



Now my little one....has gone from being in my arms

to holding her precious son in her arms

This little guy has stolen my heart!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond


1. January is National Mentoring Month. Have you ever had a mentor? Been a mentor? How would you rate the experience?

Since I was a teacher, I had a mentor and I have been a mentor to new teachers.  My experience with my mentor teacher was fabulous....I learned so much from her.
My experience being a mentor was challenging because I wanted everything to be perfect...and I wanted the new teachers to learn what I value in education....which is every child is different and although standard test are important the value of learning about each child is just as important.

2. What current trend makes no sense to you?

After watching/listening to the halftime show on Monday night....music that was provided for the halftime show was terrible.  The music made no sense to me...so I watched the weather channel during the  half time performance.

3. I saw a cartoon on facebook highlighting a few 'weird' things that make you happy as an adult. The list included-writing with a nice pen, having plans cancelled, freshly cleaned sheets, eating the corner brownie, cleaning the dryer lint screen, and sipping coffee in that brief time before anyone else wakes up. (Credit for the cartoon goes here) Of the 'weird' things listed which one makes you happiest? What is one more 'weird' thing you'd add to the list?

Freshly cleaned sheets....awww the smell!
I can't think of a weird think that I would add to the list.....can't wait to read other's response.

4. What's the last good thing you ate?

Oh my! it has been a long time before I have eaten anything really, really good.  Since hub's stomach issues, we have stuck to the basic foods which includes a lot of dark green vegetables....Shucks, I can't even remember the last time I had a nasty hamburger!

5. Describe life in your 20's in one sentence.

My 20's was filled with marriage, beginning an career, building a house, and having a family; one not change a thing!

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Daughter's due date was Monday.....little fellow hasn't decided to enter the world as of yet.  

It is October

September has come and gone and where did it go?? The beginning of September I began staining my deck.  Hub had replaced the deck last ...