Sunday, March 24, 2019

A few tid bits....



Oh Gosh!!  It has been over a month since I have blogged..
Either my life has been too boring or too busy....I am going to go with something in between!
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I know it is March 24th but I need to back up a few weeks ...

This was the first Valentine's Day without my dear hub, Charlie.  Now Charlie and I really didn't celebrate big on this day....maybe a dinner somewhere but nothing too extravagant. I didn't give the day a lot of thought because I vowed not to look on Facebook at all the pictures of lovers, the flowers one received, the jewelry others received, or reading about where their spouses were taken them for dinner....I told myself don't look at Facebook.  That morning, I was sitting in the den with my grandson, Blake, who I keep and there was a knock at the door.  It was around 10:30ish...so I figured it was someone selling something.  When I opened the door there was a young man, who I go to church with, dressed up in a suit holding a single red rose and a Valentine balloon. With tears in my eyes, I invited him in...He said he knew this was my first Valentine's Day without my hub and this rose and balloon was just a small gesture to help me know I was loved.  Oh My!!  more tears....  We talked for awhile and then he left.  

How thoughtful this was of this young man ( I taught him in school a few years ago).  He has a beautiful wife and yet he thought of me on this day.  Later I found out, he visited all the widows from our church that day with the same gifts.  Such a fine man INDEED!!

My late husband was on the Town Council.  I was appointed to take his seat until the election which was held this past Tuesday.  I had decided to run for his seat...some courage on my part since I have never ran for anything in my life...Courage was my word for 2019.  I lost the election by 2 votes!!  Many people felt sorry for my loss, but I am okay, I really am!

My oldest daughter had her cardiologist appointment at UVA a few weeks ago.  She has had THREE open heart surgeries....the last surgery she had her mitral valve replaced.  She decided to go with a mechanical valve...her decision completely.  She had a great check-up.  Her cardiologist was well pleased with her...next appointment is next year. :)

I went back to Zumba last week and it nearly killed me.  I had been going to Zumba, but with hub's sickness (Cancer) and then his death, I didn't feel like going every week.  Last week was the first in a few months....and I felt every pain!!!  I did feel better....just hard to sit down...my legs were so sore.

The weather has been up and down...some snow, some rain, and some sunshine.  Today is beautiful and the sun is shining.

My little man is growing up...leaps and bounds.  He will be going to a small day care beginning in August.  His mom wanted to wait another year, but the lady has an opening in August and she will not have another opening for TWO more years.  I told daughter she better sign him up and not wait.  I love keeping him, but little man needs to be around other kiddos. 



He loves being outside!!

Have a great week....
Until next time....Enjoy Life




Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday Medley







NATIONAL GOOD SAMARITAN DAY

National Good Samaritan Day is observed on March 13th.  This day is also known as Good Samaritan Involvement Day. This is a day for unselfish actions to help those in need and to celebrate kindness.
The term “good Samaritan” comes from the Bible parable where a Samaritan helped a stranger who had been robbed and beaten and left to die by the side of the road.  The Samaritan not only cleaned the man’s wounds and clothed him, but took him to an inn where he paid for the man’s care.
The term is used today to describe those who perform acts of kindness for those in need, especially those who are strangers.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Make an effort to help someone who is struggling or having a problem. Use #GoodSamaritanDay to post on social media.
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1.  When did someone come to your rescue and can you tell us about it?

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About a year ago, I had a flat tire.  Hub and I had just gotten home from the hospital, I was driving through our small town, and I heard this noise...not knowing what it was, I kept driving.  Bam!  I had a flat tire.  I didn't know where the spare tire was kept and sadly, I hate to admit this But I don't know how to change a tire :(   A sweet couple stopped by to help me..this sticks in my mind so much because they were so sweet.  
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Another incident was this past December.  We had a huge snowstorm...around 18 inches of snow.  I was shoveling out and this sweet gentleman stopped by and plowed my driveway.


2.  When did you help someone out of a jam and can you tell us about it?
I don't/can't remember helping someone out of a jam..  maybe helping watch a small child when something unexpectedly happened or taking food to someone that needed a small helping hand.  Last week an elderly man fell right in front of me.  I helped him up and didn't think a thing about it.
3.  What are your thoughts on being a good Samaritan?  Some states (like Florida) have even passed Good Samaritan laws so you don't get into trouble with the law for trying to help someone.
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I know our world is crazy and scary sometimes, but I think it is a gut feeling one has if it is and emergency and you can help..you should. 
4.  Thursday is National Pi Day.  It's a fun play on the date 3.14.  Will you have some pie to celebrate?

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 No pie to celebrate Pi Day!

5.  Did you know that Pi is the most studied number in mathematics?  Are you good with numbers?

I would say, I am average with numbers.
6.  Tell us something random about your week.
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I don't want to brag, but the sun has been shining since Sunday!!!   We have had our fair share of rain this year.

Have a Blessed Day and Enjoy Life!

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