#WeeklySmile – 77

I usually post my “Weekly Smile” on Wednesday.  Woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t posted it yet…  Ooops, My Bad 😔.

I find these Weekly Smiles a good “assignment” in thinking  of that which made me smile throughout the week.   It can be hard to think of things that make us smile.  Often things the little things are overlooked as we go through our day to day lives.

One seemingly small thing that is making me smile is that I have been told that there is an 8×8 canopy waiting for me when I go to the Farm & Art Market this evening.  Here’s what happened….  

I’ve been putting out a table at a local Farm & Art market.  They really want me to have a canopy over my table (all vendors have a canopy) but I can’t afford one at $40 (minimum, if lucky enough to find) in one pop.  They’ve been nice enough to let me do without the past couple of times but were really wanting me to have one…  So, anyway, the boyfriend of the coordinator has put one together for me.  It’ll cost me $25, which I can pay off each time I do the event.  Something small but at the same time big.

Another thing making me smile is the baking of these muffins for some local firefighters.

Friday Fill In Fun #58 – June 16, 2017

Sorry, a little late to the party. 

1. I challenge everyone to to be kind and not judgemental this week.  So often we are quick to judge others and their actions without fully understanding their situation  and what they are going through.

2. I regret disposing of my clarinet (that’s the first thing that comes to mind).  The other are books, of which there are quite a few that I wish I still had.

3. I have a difficult time admitting that I need help with something.  I hate to bother people and will often try to to do things on my own (including trying to figure out ways to get things down of of top shelves at the grocery store).

4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be – Well, to be honest, I don’t know that I’d want psychic powers.  I wouldn’t want the responsibility that came with.  I don’t necessarily care to know the future because I wouldn’t want that stress of knowing what was coming and worrying about it. I wouldn’t want to know what people think of me because I’d be afraid it might not be that good.  I don’t want to be a mind-reader because, well, there are some minds that I just wouldn’t want to read.  So yeah, I’m good without having psychic powers.  I prefer to just be me.

Thank You to 15 and Meowing and McGuffey Reader for being awesome hosts …  And to Patricia for reminding me of this fun challenge

#WeekendCoffeeShare – June 18, 2017

First off,  Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there…  Reminds me,  I need to call mine later.

Sitting here listening to some country music on Spotify while drinking luke-warm coffee.  Certain body urges got in the way of me starting on my blogging here as sooon as my cofffee was done –  We’ll leave it at that and save any more TMI.  Just wish I had hot coffee to offer at the moment…  On the other hand with temps between 105 and 110 expected (114/115s Monday – Wednesday of this week), you might rather have cold coffee.

So care to guess what I did last Thursday??  Don’t have any guesses?  Ohhh come on now.  If you’ve read my other posts I’ve mentioned it coming up.  Infact I’ve done this several different times – something I’m always super excited about…..    Ok,  I’ll tell you –  I went on another ridealong with a local police department (not my local one but one very nearby).  Thinking of writing something up on it and sending it in for approval, something I always do.  Just have to think how to write it up.  Once I do, it’ll be posted over on my Public Safety blog

Lately I’ve been having these moments where I start wondering what I’m doing with my life, what I want to do, and where my life is going.  I enjoy being a volunteer with our local police department.  I’ve only just begun doing the volunteer stuff but I already feel as if there’s stuff for me to do feel like I can be a part of something instead of wondering what I’m doing there, what I have to bring to the table.  

I also like being an Independent Beauty Consultant but it is hard work (for me).  I’m not the most out going person and approaching others & talking to them is not the easiest thing in the world for me to do do.   Not to mention that as soon as the word “No” or “Not interested” comes out of their mouth that’s it, I’m done…  Most of the time I won’t even ask why, ask if their sure, or anything like that – just thank them for their time and move on.  I mean not being a pushy sales person type has its merits – who like to deal with someone who is being pushy and refusing to take no for an answer – but at the same time, I’m sure I’ve shot myself in the foot more than once because I was afraid to go that one step further.   But the bigger difficulty remains actually talking to people in the first place.
Well I’m off to make another cup of coffee and then do a few more things before I head out to take care of a couple things.  Hoping you all have a great day and a wonderful week.

Be sure to head on over to our host Nerd In the Brain and check out her Weekend Coffee Share post and check out some other Coffee Shares…  Perhaps share your own.

Weekly Smile – 76

Time for my weekly entry for the Weekly Smile…

Last Wednesday,  I attended the groundbreaking event for the new police department HQ building.

Artist Rendition

It’s been a long time coming and I’ve been excited about the prospect of the new building since I heard of it a couple years ago.

The other thing making smile is the ridealong I’m going on tomorrow (big surprise there, right).

Had to grab a “screenshot” from one of the dog food commercials on Hulu.  The screen-shot doesn’t do justice to the cuteness of the video but is still cute nonetheless



So what made you smile this week?  Jump on over to Trent’s Weekly Smile

Share Your World – June 5 & 12, 2017

Geez….  How long has it been?  I keep saving these Share Your World challenges with the best of intentions of doing them, and then I keep pushing them off and forgetting.

This week I’m doing two –

So first June 05:

What’s your strongest sense?

Whoooo boyyy…  Guess I’d have to go with smell.  I am of hard of hearing so obviously that’s out, and I have stigmaatism (and wear glasses) so my eye sight certainly doesn’t count. My sense of taste is okay but but I think my sense of smell is stronger.

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)
Right this minute, I’d go for Sleepy (but I’m forcing myself stay up in preparation for my swing shift ridealong on thursday)….  Some days it woud be Grumpy, others it would be Dopey (“Duhhhrrr”).

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?
I honestly have no idea what age I would choose to be for the rest of my life.  None of them are such that I’d want to remain that age forever.  I guess the best times of my life were probably college years.  I had a lot of fun during those years but there’s also things I would change and do differently.

List of Jobs You Think You Might Enjoy: Even if you aren’t thinking about a career change, it can be fun to think of other jobs you might enjoy. [Remember: This is SYW where even your dreams can become reality.]

  • Work in the Crime Scene Unit
  • Detective
  • Reporter/Journalist
  • Baker (maybe)

The work of

  • Firefighters
  • EMTs
  • Police Officers

is something of interest of me but not something I could ever see myself being able to do.

I know, my list is short…  Sure, I could think of other jobs I could do (with the right training) but not ones that I would truly enjoy. 

And now, on to June 12….

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?


Being a wife (of a disabled husband), Mom (of a son with high functioning autism), and business ownder (hello, Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultant here); Not to mention owner/admin of a couple blog/volunteer type deals (not sure exactly what you’d call them)…  The question becomes, ‘when am I not working?’ –  When I am “off duty”/relaxing, I enjoy watching TV shows and videos on Hulu, Netlix, and You Tube.  I also enjoy reading.
What would you do if you won the lottery?

  1. Pay back any and all money owed to anyone.
  2. Buy us our very own house (not one owned and paid for by someone else)
  3. Get a couple new cars – one for hubby that would take his electric wheelchair (one that he can get his chair in & out of without having to have someone go with) and a smaller one (but not too small) for me to run errands around town in….  At this point,  I’m not sure if I’d include a car for my son ornot – He hasn’t really expressed or shown an interest in learning to drive and are there are things that need addressing before he’d be at at a point where he could really be able to learn to drive.

What makes you laugh the most?
That’s a hard question.  So little truly makes me laugh.  Sure I might smile, chuckle, even guffaw but laugh – not so muh.  To be honest, nothing comes to my mind.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?
The fact that some people seem to think that you should be available at a moments notice…  Just because I have a cell phone and am always on (using) it doesn’t mean there aren’t times when I am away from my phone and not available – or maybe on my phone but busy with something else.  People aren’t willing to wait for replies and answers anymore.