#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.

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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.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sunday October 15, 2017

Hello everyone.  Hope your Sunday is starting off well.  Won’t you join me for a quick cup of coffee (or, if coffee isn’t your thing, anything else that strikes your fancy.

Originally, the Weeken Coffee Share was created by Diana over at Part Time Monster (as it turns out her blog is now protected so it looks like you have to request an invite to view her blog).  So now it appears that Eclectic Ali is our host for the Weekend Coffee Share (at least for this week).

During my down times, I’ve been watching episodes of The Next Foodnetwork Star on Hulu; In fact I’m actually watching it right now as I write up my weekendcoffee share post for this week.  Some of my favorite shows to watch are cooking competition shows, shows like Master Chef (and Master Chef Junior), Chopped, Cut Throat Kitchen, even Hells Kitchen.  I can’t explain it but there’s something about Hells Kitchen, and Gordon Ramsay (I hope I’m spelling the last name correctly),  that draws me in and captivates me, making me to want to see more and find out what happens next…  It’s one of those shows that has you cringing at what happens and yet you can’t look away, can’t change that proverbial channel.

When it’s not cooking shows,  I go for shows that are related to the world of Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement stuff I’m passionate about.  Lately, the “Chicago” series has been my favorites – Shows like Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and (to some degree) Chicago PD.

So do you have a favorite type of show to watch?  What is it?

I believe the Weekend Coffee Share is closed for this weekend but here is the link to see some Coffee Share posts from this weekend.  Also hoping you’ll join in next weekend for the next Weekend Coffee Share.

Share You World – October 09, 2017

Joining Cee’s Share Your World challenge.  Each week, Cee has 4 questions for us 4 questions to share a little of our world 

Below is Cee’s questions (in bold) and my answers (in italics)

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)

In terms of my favorite food that would probably be fruit, I love fruit…  And, fruit can be considered healthy, though if you are diabetic you might have to watch the sugar content in the fruit (yes, fruit does have natural sugar content).

Are you focused on today or tomorrow?

I’d like to say I’m focused equally on “today” and “tomorrow” though I do have a tendency to focus too much on the morrow and not stay in the day.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

Great Great Great (3 greats)…  WOWWW. That’s going back a ways. Well, if I were to have the ability to interview one of my great great great grandparents I would want to interview those from my father’s father’s side of the family.  That side of my family is from Ungvar Hungary.  I don’t know what I would ask specifically but would love to know more about their lives in Ungvar.  Even though this wouldn’t be something I’d necessarily be asking of great great great grandparents, another thing I’d love to know more about is the journey of my father’s father’s side of the family to America.

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. 

I had a lone granny-smith apple that I really needed to do something with.  I was inspired to cut up the apple and cook it up with butter, cinnamon, and sugar….


And put it on top of a cinnamon roll

The apple mixture could have done with a little less cooking so that there was more texture.  At the same time a little more syrupiness or something  so that, as my son pointed out, it would stay on the cinnamon roll better.

#WeekendCoffeeShare – October 08, 2017

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend thus far and that you have an awesome week planned ahead.

The highlight for me, this weekend, was going to the National Night Out here in Marana… The quality of my video isn’t the greatest but this a part of ofe of the demonstrations done during the night.​​​

​Heading off, soon, to go to a Sukkah event.  For those of you who don’t know, Sukkot is kind of like the christian holiday tabernacles.  During the 8 days of Sukkot we are suppose to eat at least one meal each day in the sukkah (or at least try to).  A Sukkah could be likened to a tent of sorts (o at least that’s the best way I can think to describe).


Photo Credit: schechternetwork

Wishing everyone a great week.