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Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. Security or freedom? Can you have both? Explain.

I believe one can have freedom while maintaining security.  Such as: a toddler-one gives a toddler freedom to explore but with security close by or growing up our parents gave us freedom but we knew we still were secure with them.

On the other hand, without security can we have freedom?

2. If you could visit any historical American site what would it be? Why?


I have always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon.  I have just heard it was so breath taking.



3. Free as a bird, free reign, be free of, free enterprise, free trip, walk away scot free, free for all...which 'free' phrase can best be applied to your life in recent days or weeks? Explain.

To be free of this black cloud that keeps hanging over us.  Hub's cancer returned last year, February 2017, had surgery at Duke, became allergic to the chemo, started new chemo it worked for 4 months and then his DNA started fighting against the chemo and for the cancer, tumors began growi…

Wednesday Hodgepodge.

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Hello...Summer!
Thank you, Joyce for hosting.

1. Summer is upon us this week in the Northern hemisphere. Tell us three things on your summer bucket list.


I really don't have anything on my bucket list this summer.  With hub's sickness (cancer), it is hard to plan.  I just try to make the best of each day that he feels great!

2. Something fun you used to do as a kid in the summertime?


I loved playing outside.  There were around 30 houses or more on my street. Around dusk when the street lights would come on, we would play 'kick the can'  We would play late into the night....remember not many cars on the road...so we were safe.


Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. What happens to the mail at your house?

Usually, I get the mail out of the box, but then I just leave it on the counter for hub to go through.

2. Something you always splurge on? Any guilt associated with the splurge?

Pocketbooks..... I am obsessed!! I love Michael Kors and Kate Spade.  My daughters tell me all the time, "Mom you don't need another Michael Kors/Kate Spade purse!"  Do I need?  Nope, do I want, Yep.

3. There are many, but what are two important questions you think every bride and groom should ask/answer before they plan their walk down the aisle?

Since oldest daughter who is getting married in October can't ever have children (mechanical heart valve) her finance already knows...and believe me I told him this over and over before he popped the question, I won't discuss children  but I do think married couples need to ask/answer this question before marriage.
So I will go with these two questions/answers:
1.  How will we handle our holidays now that…

Believe

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BELIEVE
I do believe this was my word for 2018....Believe.   
The year is almost halfway over (can you believe it?) and I hadn't really thought about my 'word'. The beginning of 2018 hasn't been all that great.  Hub's cancer tumors were not responding to his chemo treatment, hub's son had not allowed us to see grandsons (one I raised till he was 5 years old), youngest daughter and her hub were expecting their first child (worried because daughter had two back surgeries one in  November of 2015 and then another one in March 2016), and oldest daughter was still recuperating from her third open heart surgery and had just gotten engaged.
Believe, I kept telling myself....it will be okay....Just Believe.
Daughter gave birth to a healthy boy in January.  This little guy has been a blessing in more ways than one.  He has kept hub fighting this horrible cancer.  So much joy he has brought to our family.
Believe...oldest daughter came through her open heart surgery... I…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1.Describe your 30's in one sentence. If you're not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade.

The parenting years full of trials and errors but many accomplishments.

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy?

Hub has been on a strict diet since last year when he found out his cancer had returned.  I haven't had any red meat in over a year.  I have been eating a lot of chicken/fish and fresh green vegetables (kale, leafy vegetables), limited fruit (cause it contains sugar..even natural sugar) and limited amount of sugary foods.  I was a junk food junkie and now...I would love to have a candy bar and the biggest, nastiest, juiciest hamburger!!  If hub can't eat it, neither will I.

On Mondays and Wednesdays I go to Zumba class.  Most of the time I dread going, but once there I enjoy myself.  Summer is the hardest time to go because of no AC in the building.


3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of some…

Grandsons and 5K

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Just a few things that have been going on.

I was able to go and eat lunch with grandson, Nate a few weeks ago before school ended for the summer.  He was so happy to see me...but not as happy as I was to see him.  Love him so much!

I sure miss this fella of mine....hoping and praying that things will change and we can be a part of his life again.
Hub and I were able to go and watch him play against my cousin's baseball team...because cousin was playing and a quick pic was snapped....
I am still keeping my little man...Gosh it seems he changes every day.  I thought I was a good mother, but I didn't notice all these changes in my girls that I see in him daily.  He is loving more and more his dog.  This is just one of his dogs, Champ... I think he is going to be well protected!
He loves the water!!


He is beginning to have a favorite toy. That hair!!  Ya'll it won't lay down...
Hub enjoys spending time with him.  This is my favorite picture of Blake and hub. I would love …