#WeekendCoffeeShare – May 21, 2017

Good Morning My Coffee drinking (and otherwise) friends.  How are you all doing?  How was your week? Your weekend?  Hope everything went well for you.  

What’s been going on with me?  Pretty much the same as usual.  I did have my annual “women’s appointment on Monday and hubby had a cardiology appointment  right after mine (back to back appointments).  Tuesday was another appointment for hubby (this time endocrinology) and Wednesday, I went in for blood draw.

We did have a bit of situation this last week where my son decided, after starting out, that he didn’t want to go to gramma’s.  So we get a phone call, while we’re across town at a doctor’s appointment, that he hadn’t shown up.  At 16, I’m fine I’m perfectly fine with him deciding he’d rather stay home but you better believe he got a severe talking to from me, AND by Pappa, about communicating!!

What else has been going on this week? Hmmm…  Well. I did just get approval for another ridealong with the local sheriff’s department and got the paperwork in the mail yesterday…  I’ve also posted in one of my other blogs Life Happens at The Carrs. I need to be doing more with my other two Public Safety Tidbits and Taini Writes. There hasn’t been much to write about on the first and I just haven’t been able to find much time to do any writing for the second.  I did post to both about a week and a half ago, so you can check that out if you’d like.

The other thing I’ve done is create a new instagram account for my Mary Kay stuff – the link is actually to one of my photos on instagram (I couldn’t find a general link but that should take you to my account).  There isn’t much up just yet but I’ll be adding some pictures later on.  I also have a facebook page if you want to check that out.

So that’s pretty much my week….  Looking forward to hearing about yours.  Head on over to this week’s WeekendCoffeeShare, hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain, and share your own Coffee Share.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – May 14, 2017

Come, join me for a cup.  Coffee’s pretty fresh – just finished brewing just a little more than a few minutes ago.

The first big news (ok not big,  I have been mentioning it several times before) –  My son got his Star Rank yesterday


The pin, in the first photo was lost somewhere at the Court of Honor event which is why you don’t see it in the second photo.

His troop also got a Journey to Excellence awared again this year


The patches aren’t yet sewed on, which is why he is holding it here (the rank patch above had been tacked on using a buttoneer – handy little tool).

…. Just realized Miss Meekah is sitting at the door waiting to be let back in.  Give me a sec while I go do that. She’s just sitting patiently meowing quietly…

Ok, I’m back again.  Here. My son is pinning the mother’s pin on me.  It is tradition that the boys pin a mother’s pin to their mother,


and then mom or dad pins the boys rank pin to him.  The pin is really only for the ceremony and comes off when they get home…  The rank badge stays on the uniform until they earn the next rank – in my son’s case that will be the Life Rank.


Well that’s really all I’ve got for this weekend.  Not much else for me to talk about.    I’d love to hear about your Weekend (or past week even) while I make more coffee…  Anyone up for another cup?

Have a wonderful weekend ohhh and Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there.  Be sure to head over and check out Emily’s WeekendCoffeeShare.  A huge ShoutOut to her for hosting this fun challenge.

#ThreeThingsThursday – May 11, 2017

First thing, but not part of my Three Things, a huge welcome to the new host of Three Things Thursday, created by Nerd In The Brain, There She Goes.  Take a sec and check her site out…. Don’t forget to come on back here though.

Back??  Ok,good.  So my Three Things:

1) Yes I’ve been tootin this horn a lot,  I just can’t help it….  My son will be getting his Star Ranks in scouts.  

2) Cataract surgery for hubby’s second eye is scheduled for July.  The eyesight in his left eye is now 20/20 but it is still recovering a bit.  He is able to drive again and is back to being able to use his computer.  Next up, the right eye.

3) For my third thing, I guess I could put down the many awesome and interesting folks I’ve met through various social media sources.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet a few in person.  I am thankful for the opportunity to connect and meet some new people.

#WeekendCoffeeShare May 07, 2017

Welcome to another Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Emily over at Nerd In the Brain.  Just brewed myself a cup of coffee.  Care to join me?!?

So, what have you all been up to this past week?  Anything good and exciting?  Not so much for us here.  The weather is starting to heat up here in Arizona.  We had our first 100 degree day of the year back on Thursday I believe it was.  Today is suppose to be much much cooler only in the mid 70’s.


Monsoon season is not too far away.  I love watching and listening to the  lightening and thunder, but could really do without the torrential downpours of monsoons – though I know that the rain is desparately needed.  Most of our rain comes during that time of year; But turning into a proverbial drowned rat trying to get from the store (or whereever) to my car.  Sure I could carry an umbrella but they can be cumbersome to carry around, you don’t really know when the rains will hit (they come, they go just like that) and they really don’t do that much good in a good strong monsoon rain….  Listen to me going on about the weather 😌😔.  I’m sure you didn’t come here to have me go on about that.

What else….  Next week, my son will be getting his Star Rank in scouts (have I mentioned that already – knowing me, I probably did).  He’s off on a camping trip this weekend.  Gramma will be picking him up later this morning and he’ll be spending a few days with her.  He’s coming along quite nicely in Martial Arts – Each meeting (lesson) is an improvement from the one before.  His directional confusion is causing him difficulty remembering which way to turn when doing the set of movements he’s working on (to be honest I don’t know what you call those… The one he is currently working on is something Koshodone or something like that).  Besides that, the biggest thing for him to work on is some of the basics – good strong stance, railroad tracks, getting his head/chin back instead of sticking it out like he’s looking to get it hit, keeping his guard up and tight, things like that.  Like I said, he’s improving and getting there.

Not really much of anything going on with me or with the husband.  Our fun of the week was getting stuck in backed up traffic due to a railroad crossing arm malfunction (my understanding is that it was stuck in the down position).  Funny thing was shortly after we made the turn on to said street that was backed up,  police came in and blocked the intersection (or atleast blocked cars from continuing in the direction we were headed) – Damn just a few minutes later/earlier on either of our parts, we wouldn’t have been stuck in the back-up *sigh*.  Eventually, the police did get all of us who were stuck in the back-up turned around so we could go the other direction and find alternate routes (including a semi tanker).  A few people chose to do some off-roading to get turned around.  The officer working to get people turned around helped me do a 3 point (or whatever it was) turn as my car does not do tight u-turns in the least.  I should mention that where we were at, there is a median between the two directions of traffic, a median I wouldn’t trust trying to go over in this car (no telling what it would do to the underside).  So that was our fun & excitement (not very exciting when you consider just sitting there in traffic waiting for something to happen.  They did get the arms working again later that night.

Just before all that,  We were travelling on a different road with lots of construction going on.  I was having trouble (due to the construction and it being dark) where exactly the road I wanted to turn on was.  As I’m looking, I see our local Northwest Fire fire engine coming from said street — Ahhh, thank you guys, now I know where exactly to turn.  Gave them a friendly wave as I turned on to the street and went past.  It was shortly after that, going from the street I turned onto there to the one I was mentioning earlier that we ended up in the back-up and having to turn around.

So enough about me and my excitement.  What all’s been going on with you?   Go on and join the Weekend Coffee Share fun.  Looking forward to reading some once I make myself another cup of coffee.

Share Your World – May 01, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World challenge – May 01, 2017

Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?

I think I’d prefer cold over hot.  Cold,  I can at least layer up and put on extra clothes.  Hot,  I just get lethargic and lazy feeling.  Not to mention, when I get overheated my nose turns into a virtual seive (most annoying).

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? 
I’m not really crazy about having long hair anymore as it is hard for me to mantain and keep it brushed.  I’m not a fan of super short hair either but. I think I’d like it somewhat on the shorter side (actually just about jawline or a bit longer, no more than the top of the shoulders).

What is your favorite month of the year?
I don’t have a favorite month.

What is the easiest way for your to learn something new? By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?
By doing.  I need to see it done first but then. I need to do it and get feedback on how I’m doing.  Showing me how to do something and expecting me to be able to just do it doesn’t work for me.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 
This actually cover both in a way….  I’m happy that my son got everything he needed to done so that he can receive his Star Rank in a couple weeks…  That and I’m happy about the fact that I am officially a member of the volunteers for our local police.   All that’s left is training which is pretty well hands-on.  so now I wait for events to be created that I can join on to.