#WeekendCoffeeShare – June 25, 2017

Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday.  Have you all had a good weekend thus far?  Hope so.

It’s really heating up around these parts.  The middle part of last week had us at around 115 here in the Tucson area.  I took this photo of the temp inside my car (the windows had been rolled down a while when I took this) – gives and idea just how HOT it can get in there

Last week, I also did more baking of baked goods to take to our local firefighters.  We ended up getting some zucchini, bananas, apples, and carrots in our bountiful basket a Saturday ago so I made those into muffins.

My son continues to do quite well at the summer school thing he’s doing…  Did I mention he is taking Biology at summer school?  We wanted to try this new school out to see how it worked for our son so we decided to put him in summer school to see how he does and how he liked it….  It is basically a two week session 4 hours, 5 days a week.  He has already completed first semester Biology and is 1/2 way  through 2nd semester.  He has a very good chance of completing and earning a full year’s credit for that.  He would only need one more credit in science towards graduation which he could do his 10th grade year.  

I think he will do quite well here.  The school, not sure if I’ve mentioned any of this before, is an online based high-school  so kids work at their own pace.  At the same time, there are teachers there and small group classrooms for support.  There’s no passing periods, no lunchtime (other than a 15 minute break to eat), no recesses – all times that have been problematic for my son when it comes to being teased or bullied (Not being there when any of this happens, I can’t say which one applies to a given even or cirucumstance), which seems to lead to other problems because our son doesn’t handle that kind of stuff well and isn’t good at seeking help of others for those situations.

There is the slim possibility he could compete all the credits needed towards graduation by the end of his junior year (or close to it anyway).  Did some figuring – If he can get 6 credits in (which is what he did his freshman year)  both his sophmore and junior years and then get another credit each summer during the summer school session.  He would only have 1 credit left to be earned his senior year.  He could, feasibly, earn 2 credits in a summer but he would need to go to both summer sessions which would mean possibly missing out on summer camp – which I don’t really like the idea of.  We also don’t know how fast he will progress in certain courses like science & history (which are his strong subjects).

I’ve kind of gone on about my son and this new school thing, haven’t I – sorry about that.

I was set up, this last thursday, at the farm & art market again 

This time I had a canopy, thanks to  one of the vendors (and boyfriend of the coordinator) who put one together for me.  He’s charging me $25 but payable in chunks.  Since we weren’t charged an event cost -due to the excessive high heat there was concerns that it would be a slow evening – I applied the event fee towards the cost of the tent so I only have $10 left which I’ll pay off the beginning of next month.

I guess that’s pretty much it for this week.  Be sure and head on over to our host to see other Weekend Coffee Share posts from others and add your own in. 

#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.

#WeekendCoffeeShare -May 28, 2017

Welcome to another Weekend Coffee Share hosted, as usual, by the amazing Emily over at Nerd In The Brain (and created by the awesome Diane over at Part-Time Monster Blog) … I really wanted a word that that was a simile to wonderful or awesome that started with an “E”, but that wasn’t  to be.

Anyway,  come join me for a cuppa.  Today I’m trying the new International Delight One Touch Latte.  Either I didn’t put enough coffee in the cup or didn’t do enough of the foam (I did hold the button down for the full 7 seconds though) – Thinking I need practice with this thing 😉😝


Before I go any further, let me just wish everyone a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.  To me the importance of this “Holiday” is remembering those who sacrificed all (meaning their lives) that we may have the freedoms and ability to celebrate and such that we do.  

A friend of mine on twitter shared this and messaged it to me so I could share it…  It shows the different holidays relatedto the armed forces and all and what they mean:


While we’re out celebrating with family & friends, and barbecuing and all, let’s  remember those who never made it home, never made it “out of their uniform”.

OK, so on to less gloom and doom type of stuff…  

I was at our local Fry’s Food Store the other day and came across these…


I mean what will they (Oreo) come up with next.

Ohhhh Ohhh Ohhh…. Have I shared that I’m going in this coming week to start volunteering with our local police 😀- well more like training but it’s OVT (On the Volunteer) type training I guess you could call it.  The same day as I do that,  I am also going in (to a different department) to do a ridealong during swing shift (which goes till midight).  I tried a mids shift (which is basically graveyard) once and let me tell you that took it out of me not to mention, being a Sunday night, it was slowwwww.  If I am ever able to work it out to try mids again, I think I’ll maybe try something like a Saturday night —  That’s “IF”…At my age, grave shifts (when I’m not use to being up all night) isn’t so easy a feat as it was when I was say in my 20’s.

So that’s basically what’s been going on around here in my neck of the woods.  How about in yours?  Come share your week (last/next/both, your choice).

If you’ve got a weekend coffee to share, share it via the link attached to the image below (burrowed from Emily)

#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 – Sunday March 26, 2017

Good News is it looks like I was finally able to follow our host Nerd In The Brain so now I can easily get to the coffee share to link to it.  The bad news -I’ve been sick the past couple days.  I’ll have to ask that you bring your own coffee and stay a safe distance.  I’ve been told that this particular cold bug is nasty, well maybe not nasty buy a bad cold but it’s a short one.  I’m hoping so but then even with the so called “short ones” I end up with it going into my throat & chest and end up with a nearly non-stop cough that lasts a good couple weeks before subsiding…  Sometimes I think the cough is worse than the cold because nothing seems to really help it (except maybe the benzonatate my doctor has prescribed for my asthma).

That all aside, what all have I been up to??  Well, as you know from last week, I had a facebook party which went reasonably well.  In order to stay active in my Mary Kay business, I have to reach a certain production point every so many months.  Well between this party (which got me roughly half of what I need) and another one I believe it was earlier in the month (or maybe end of last month) I should be good to go -not that that means I get to quit working.

We got our bookshelves up this last week and got doors on one of the cabinets (there’s one more set of doors to go on one more cabinet).  About the time we were going to start getting books one shelves, was when I started getting sick so that hasn’t gotten done yet.

I’ve been trying to follow some more challenges and prompts (or at least blogs that have those) so I can have a bit more fodder for my blogs.  I’m hoping that by having more prompts & challenges I’ll be able to do more with Taini Writes.  Of course that doesn’t do anything to help with me actually sitting down to blog there.   I’m now doing my  Tuesday Chatter (note: this is the one from last week) and Weekly Smile posts over on the family blog Life Happens at The Carrs.  My final blog is Public Safety Tidbits.  To be honest it’s not the kind of blog where writing/blog prompts & challenges really help much.  It is a blog dedicated to Public Safety type stuff be it Fire, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Police or other Public Safety related things.  I post on there whenever there is something for me to blog about but since it’s not like I am actually in the field of Public Safety myself there isn’t as much done on there -still if you get a chance, and have an interest in Public Safety related stuff, I hope you’ll check it out.

Well that’s about all I’ve got and my coffee is drunk.   Going to make my second cup in a bit, as soon as I take care of a little business I forgot last night (being all loopy from being sick), then on to check my e-mails, some social media platforms, and maybe read a few blogs.

Hope you all have a super week.  See you next week.  I should be better by then and can actually offer you coffee.