Our Random View Writing Prompts # 56-60

Writing Prompt #56

My favorite thing about spring would probably be the blooming of flowers.

Writing Prompt #57

My least favorite thing would probably be all the pollen and such that is in the air during springtime and the fact that my nose seems to turn into a seive.  The other thing would be the fact that I will, notoriously, go out in somewhere in the early/mid-afternoon in shortsleeves only to find myself freezing as the  sun goes down because I failed to bring a sweater or jacket with.

Writing Prompt #58

One memory that stands out was when I would run around outside, in the rain, in a jumper and t-shirt.  

Writing Prompt #59

In a way, yes.  We do some spring cleaning,in preparation of passover, to get rid of the leavening in the house.

Writing Prompt #60

Plans?  No, not really – Nothing special. Just another normal season of the year.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Just Be a Second While I Fix Coffee

Would you believe it?!?  I made coffee only to realize I forgot the most important aspect – The actual coffee…  So it’ll be just a moment while I make more.  Same thing happened to me just the other day, made coffee but forgot to put the actual coffee in.

OK I’m back with coffee, actual coffee this time – LOL. Mmmmm, gooood, come join me for a cup.  There’s also tea (Ginger Peach, Morrocan Mint, and a couple other flavors) if you prefer, but we’ll need to boil up some water for you.

So how was everyone’s weekend?  Hope it was a good one.   We are in the middle of Pesach and I wish all who  are  celebrating a very Happy Pesach….  And to those who celebrate Easter, a very Happy Easter.

We went to a formal seder at the congregation we go to (or try to go to) and then we had another informal one at our house, with family.

I had promised, well not so much promised but said, that I was going to see about writing up something about the ridealong I had gone on with the local police.  I haven’t really had a chance to formulate anything and to be honest there wasn’t much to write about being that it was on a Sunday night so most everyone was home asleep or at least behaving themselves.  I also want to be careful what and how I write so as to not break any agreements to uphold privacy, etc and so forth.  The last ride I went on was a lot of easier to write on as more had happened and I was able to put together a generic look at the evening without giving anything away – You can read that here if you wish:  A Tale of Two Stupids (and no one of those is definitely NOT referring to the police but two stupid (or at least head-shaking) things I saw that day.  I promise I’ll get something up on the more recent ridealong coming up shortly.  It will be over on my Public Safety Tidbits blog plus you’ll want to stay tuned over there as there may also be something written up regarding another Fire Department ridealong – this will depend on what happens and what I learn (again I have to be careful as to uphold privacy and to be sure I am being accurate in my information).

The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted each week by Nerd In The Brain

I’m about to make myself up another cup of coffee (hopefully this time I remember to add the coffee 😝).  See you all again next week.  In the mean time, have a wonderful, blessed, and safe week.                                

#WeekendCoffeeShare – AtoZ Challenge and Ridealong.

Good Morning, Pull up a seat and join me for a quick cup of coffee.  I’m only going for one this morning (the other, I’ll have more later on – you’ll see why further down in this post).

As you’ve probably noticed, I have not signed on to do the #AtoZ Challenge this year.  I’ve done it in the past, but decided not to do it last year as I needed a break.  I almost signed up this year but just didn’t feel ready.  Doing the AtoZ Challenge is fun, but a lot harder than you might think, coming up with a post for each letter of the alphabet and finding the time to write or put together a post every day – it really does pay/help to have your posts pre-done and scheduled for the appropriate time, that way you don’t have to fret over it (something I should have done for this year, but I hadn’t really thought of doing the AtoZChallenge till it was too late for that).  To be honest,  I hadn’t really decided what topic to even use for the AtoZChallenge (if I had done it).  Perhaps next year I’ll take the plunge again.

I had thought of maybe doing something related to Mary Kay Cosmetics (and perhaps Mary Kay Ash) but not sure how that would have worked and was having trouble with some of the letters.  I had thoughts of doing A to Z Arizona (with places & things having to do with Arizona) over on Life Happens at The Carrs.   There are many options (though right now I can’t think of them) for Public Safety Tidbits.  As for Taini Writes, well that one is easy and yet difficult – Randomly find a word (or words) that start with each letter of the alphabet and incorporate into a story.

Enough of the AtoZ Challenge.  Last week seems to have been a typical week for me….  Looking back at the calendar (to refresh my memory of what has happened) there wasn’t really anything outside the usual, certainly nothing on there that had anything to do with me (pretty much all of it was appointments and such related to the family).  Nothing showing up for me for next week either.

Probably the biggest (and most exciting) thing going on, this coming week would be the ridealong I’ll be going on – a mids shift ridealong (mids for midnight).  This will be my second ridealong, third if you count the first one which was a partial shift, but my first doing an overnight ride.  Should be interesting, and I’m looking forward.  If I do happen to write up anything it will be over on my Public Safety Tidbits blog.  I baked up a batch (or two) of Oatmeal & Dried Fruit cookies to take with me for the officers (a little bribing – hee hee :-D, JK).

Time for me to finish up here, try to read a few Weekend Coffee Share posts (you should check some out as well), do something for breakfast, and see what all I need to do around here before I head out to run a couple errands & pick up my son from his Zip-Line camping trip (that will probably be posted about over on my Tuesday Chatter post (over on Life Happens at The Carrs), and then take a good long nap in preparation for tonight’s ridealong.

Have yourself a wonderful week.  Enjoy your coffee, and Happy Blogging.

#WeekendCoffeeShare:  Sunday April 02, 2017

I’ve already had my coffee earlier this morning and to be honest I’m not really in a talkative kind of mood today.  Just one of those days where I’m just not in the mood.  Not really much for me to share anyway this week.  Just been a typical run-of-the-mill boring week.  Guess that’s a good thing, because right now I don’t need excitement.  I just want to lay low and not deal with anything.

I’m sorry if my post seems a bit depressing.  I’m pretty sure you’re not really going to want to hang around this week (can’t say I blame you – Not so sure I’d want to hang around me either).  Next week should be better and maybe I’ll have something worthwhile to share.  

In the mean time, you can always check out what other people had to share.  Just had over to Nerd In The Brain. Weekend Coffee Share.

Cee’s Share Your World – March 27, 2017

Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?

With my middle name, it’s simple and yet complicated.  The story I’ve heard over the years is that my middle name comes from my Uncle David (or perhaps another family member with that name) which in hebrew is prounouced Dovid (with either a short “u” sound, or a long or short “o” sound or a depending on dialect.  I’ve always heard the first, growing up.  The name was shortened to “Dov” to be my first name. I’ve been told it means “bear” in hebrew but then near as I can tell the word bear would be pronounce with the long “O” sound rather than the short “u” sound used to pronounced my name….  Have I lost you yet?- LOL.
Music or silence while working?

MUSIC!!!  Definitely Music.  If not music, then quiet please.  It’s hard for me to concentrate with a lot of chattering as I get distracted trying to “hear” conversations even when I’m not trying (or trying not) to listen.

If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?

  1. My “mother’s” scout pins – given to me as my son has earned each rank:
  2. The Arlington PD (Arlington, TX) pin given to me by my friends in the Public/Community and Social Media relations.
  3. My Mary Kay pin – signifying the start of an awesome new journey:

The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?

  1. Bungee Jumping
  2. Zip-Lining
  3. Getting anywhere near a rattler 
  4. Parachuting

That’s all I can think of.

Cee’s Share You’re World – March 27, 2017