Photo of the Day – October 20, 2017

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7 Days, 7 Photos – Day One

That’s it,  I’m starting over. I have completely and utterly botched doing this challenge, only getting in one photo and then blowing off th rest of the days (not deliberately).

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day”


Not challenging anyone but inviting anyone to come join the fun/challenge.  ShoutOut to the person (whoever they are) who started this challenge.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – October 22, 2017


Hi everyone.  Welcome, and good morning.  My apologies to everyone.  I am already on to my second cup of the morning but hope you’ll come in and join me for a virtual cup.  The Weekend Coffee Share is now being hosted by Eclectic Alli.  I’m using “Frosted Sugar Cookie” creamer by International Delight in my coffee but I also have plain half-half & sugar (both stevia & Florida Crystals), or black if you’d rather.

Yesterday was kind of an exciting day.  The Citizen Police Academy I’ve been taking was out on the driving track doing mock pursuits.  Last time I took the class I had chickened out of driving (opting, instead, to ride w/ one of the officers who was playing back up in that situation) and had hoped that this time would be better – that I wouldn’t chicken out on the driving part.  I did partner up with another member of the class riding in the passenger seat working the radio while she drove.  I learned that I pretty much suck at improving locations and status but, except for playing things back in my mind  and seeing how I could have done things different/better, it was kind of fun.  On the one hand I am I am kind of pissed at myself for again not taking the opportunity to be a driver.  At the same time, I would have liked there to be an opportunity, for those who wanted to, to simply drive the course lights & sirens as fast as they were comfortable doing without the added pressure of trying to do a mock pursuit at the same time as trying to navigate an unknown course at high speeds.  What can I say,  I’m not a risk taker and hate surprises (don’t get me started on how feel about surprise parties).  Something for me to put down on the feedback/evaluation sheets for that particular part of the class.

By the way, this is how a professional driver handles the course:


The novices of the class, well let’s just say a few cones were taken out – LOL. No doubt, if I had been brave enough to give driving a try under the circumstances given I would have taken out more than a few.

I will say that if any of the local police agencies in your area offer some sort of Citizen Police Academy, that you take the opportunity to enroll in the course.  You will, of. course, have to go through a background check before being allowed to take the course.

In other news, my son helped out with an Eagle Project yesterday morning and then came home for a bit before heading over to his grandma’s to gon on their annual biking camp out.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week.  Stay tuned to Eclectic Alli, and hopefully you’ll be joining us on the next Weekend Coffee Share.

Cee’s Share Your Word – October 16, 2017

Another Share Your World challenge by the awesome Cee Neur.  This one is for SYW – October 16, 2017.

The 4 questions are in bold and my answers are in italics:

If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? 

Gosh,  I have no idea….   Israel comes to mind. Other than that, I really don’t have a good idea.


What color would you like your bedroom to be?

Well if it were totally up to me,  I’d want my bedroom to have pink(and probably some purple)  in it.  


What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.

Not in any particular order:

  • Sunrise/Sunsets
  • Laughing/Smiling kids
  • Seeing kids in/on police and fire vehicles
  • Family
  • Baking Cookies for Soldiers and for Firefighters & Police.

Not necessarily a comprehensive list.


What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 


These little guys are amazingly strong.  They were moving something many times their combined size.