#WeekendCoffeeShare – October 29, 2017

The weekend Coffee Share is currently being hosted by Eclectic Alli.

Hi, Welcome, Come on it and join me.  Using up the last of the Frosted Sugar Cookie Creamer in my coffee this morning.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

To our way of thinking, here, The week starts on Sunday.  Saturday is our “Relax” Day (Of course that doesn’t mean I get to 100% relax – after all there’s still the family to take care of)…  Fridays can sometimes be a bit of a “Crazy” Day as that’s when we do all our prep and cooking for the weekend….  What about you?   When does your week start.  Do you have a “Crazy”Day or a “Relax” Day?

This weekend was the National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative or PTBI (think that’s. the right name for it)…  Anyway,  Police Departments everywhere (as well assome other organizations) were doing Dispose-A-Meds (or other similar named events).  I volunteered at the local one here.  It’s a good feeling helping out though the amount gathered was lower than usual – think it had somethign to do with the fact that in an approximately 4 week time span we’ve already had at leaast 2 (and I understand there was actually 3 events) recently.  I pretty much always volunteer at these events and the feedback we hear from the community is how much they appreciate these events being done.

As usual, there’s quite a bit of things that I could be working on and things I could be doing… Just not sure exactly where I want to begin.  Yep, typical ongoing problem.  Generally speaking,  I am very rarely ever bored.  There’s always something I can find to do.

So now here’s the time where I force myself to stop talking (I’ve been told I can become a chatter box and go on unnecessarily) and listen to what’s going on in your neck of the woods… Anything exciting?  Any exciting plans coming up in the near future?

Wish you all a Wonderful Week.

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#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.

#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.

#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.

#WeekendCoffeeShare- Sunday Septembe 24, 2017

Sorry to say I’ve been MIA for sometime (or so it seems anyway).  To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where I left you guys last in terms of what’s been going on.  I guess I could go back and look, couldn’t I….Ohhh woww,  has it really been a month…  So it seems I’ve already told you about my newest direct sales ventue – Jewelscent/Gemstra.   I’m probalby going to shoot myself in the foot and really show my ignorance here, but I’m not 100% sure of the details regarding jewelscent vs gemstra.  Best I can understand, Gemstra is the like the ‘umbrella’ company(??) underwhich Jewelscent is one of the things offered – something like that, I guess.  There is also things like Bungalow 21, Janice Collection, Measurable Difference, and Legacy Designs.  

If you’d like to check out my Gemstra Boutique, you can do so here.  I also have a Jewelscent Party going on here (this one is in support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (www.firehero.org).  Eversince I was a little girl, I’ve always considered firefighters, rescue workers, police officers, and those in the military to be my heroes (though they often don’t see themselves as such and just consider they are doing their job). I hope you’ll check out my virtual party link, sign the guestbook, and perhaps consider ordering something for yourself (or as a gift) and help me give back to these wonderful people who do so much for us….  ok shameless sales plug over…  I am excited about opening my new jewelscent candle later.  

I just got this on Friday and, as you can see, I haven’t even opened it yet.  I’ll be opening it later and doing a live showing on my VIP group on facebook…  I’ll also share the video on my facebook page (Tena’s Jewelscent).

In other news (yes, there are other things going on in my life besides just Jewelscent and Mary Kay) I am super proud of my son for being named the webmaster for his troop. He was needing a position as part of earning his Life Rank (which he is currently working on) and this is a perfect thing for him to be doing.  Life rank is the final rank to be earned before  the scout starts to work on the final (coveted) Eagle Rank which, a while back, my son expressed a desire to earn.


Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.  Hopefully I’ll be back next week and, who knows, maybe I’ll share a quick ring reveal.  Looking forward to hearing how things are going for you and what plans (exciting or not) you have in store.