Monday, July 11, 2022

Awww Mondays



 Awww…Mondays courtesy of Sandee from Comedy Plus. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it. One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Awww Mondays.

Aww ... my cute little Tumble had surgery today. She did fantastic but she is still very groggy and not wanting to move around much. She is on pain meds and antibiotics for a good week.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sunday Stealing - Would You Rather?

My first Sunday Stealing in like 84 years. LOL! I honestly forgot about some of the memes I started participating in. Thanks Bev!

Would You Rather??

By Bev Sykes


1. Would you rather eat pizza every day or never eat pizza again?

 Every day! I could never not eat pizza again. 😲 With the variety of specialty pizzas, I could definitely find something different to eat every day.

2. Would you rather stay forever at your current age or be 10 years younger? Ten years younger. Cheerleading! Bike riding! Gosh, before my hubby's TBI that changed everything.

3. Would you rather have too many friends or too few?

 I have always had a select few. Today, I really don't even have that.

4. Would you rather have no taste buds or be blind?

 I would have to say no taste buds. I could see not being able to taste before not being able to see. It would depress me to not be able to see the beauty of all things.

5. Would you rather never hear music again or lose the ability to read? Oh horrid question!! While I am an avid reader and I don't care for audio books at all, I would have to say lose the ability to read. I would be absolutely depressed if I could never hear my daughter sing or play music again.

6. Would you rather speak “whale” or read babies’ minds? Speak "whale"! I absolutely 💗 whales and watching them. The ability to communicate would be cool.

7. Would you rather be the richest person or the smartest?

 Well, money would get me a bit further I believe.

8. Would you rather create history or delete it?

 Create history. "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana. This why it is important to teach history, which most schools are failing to do and another reason I chose to homeschool. We may not like our history, but we need to learn from it to create a better future.

9. Would you rather create a great piece of art and not get credit or get credit for a piece of art you didn’t create?

 Create it and not get credit. If you didn't create it, don't steal credit from someone else.

10. Would you rather age from the neck up, or from the neck down? I have never been vain and while I am not happy about getting wrinkles, I would rather age from the neck up than down.

11. Would you rather see the world but live in poverty or stay in one place and live rich?
 I know I am blonde but this question confuses me. Living in poverty would mean that you do not have the money to "see the world", while being "rich" would indicate that you have the means to travel and "see the world". 😐

12. Would you rather become famous or powerful?

 I would rather be powerful, using it to help others than become famous.

13. Would you rather be a creative person or a technical person?

 Well, a person that has a technical mind is able to break things down into pieces and work through them to process things out. I look at this as being calm, cool, and collected. LOL! Traits I could definitely use these days!

14. Would you rather get a paper cut whenever you touch paper or bit your tongue whenever you eat something?

 Most definitely a paper cut. Ouch yes, but I like to eat and I don't want to bite my tongue every time I do so. LOL!

15. Would you rather wake up in the morning looking like a giraffe or a kangaroo?
 Well, this question has me laughing. Giraffes and Kangaroos are both cute little animals. I would have to say a boxing kangaroo. 😂


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Fly with the piggies Techno!!

My heart hurts reading about the passing of Technoblade aka Alex. So many Youtube videos of playing Minecraft - Hypixel and the Dream SMP. Wow! Watching his dad talk about his last hours got the tear ducts flowing. My prayers are with his family and friends, and the Minecraft community. Rest in peace Technoblade!! 🐷 We will miss you!!!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Aww Monday

Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays courtesy of Sandee from Comedy Plus. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it. One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Awww Mondays.

What better way to start off the week than with a smile.


My 'lil Tumble is getting so big!!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Time ...

Isn't it funny how fast the days and hours just fly by? Monday morning arrives and by the time you realize it, Wednesday presents itself, then Thursday rolls around, and finally it's 5:00 PM on Friday and the weekend is here again. Time. It is something that we feel we do not possess enough of.

As a child, time just dawdles. We go through endless days of school, summer fun, holidays, journeys, etc., and it seems as time seems to last forever. As we grow up and start taking on responsibilities as an adult, time seems to speed up at an alarming pace. Birthdays and holidays pass by in a flash. Time to me, seems almost chaotic. I came across this article published a few years ago about Steve Taylor. He wrote a book back in 2007 called Making Time: Why Time Seems to Pass at Different Speeds and How to Control it. I have not read this book yet, but I purchased it for $6.99 on my Kindle app. He talks about how our experience of time is flexible, speeding up in certain situations and slowing down in others. He talks about how time seems to be slow for children because they are experiencing new environments and surroundings. The mind processes slower. Everything is unfamiliar and exciting. As we age and get older, we become more familiar with our surroundings and everyday experiences, day to day life sets in and the mind begins to process less information, becoming desensitized to our experiences.

Here lately, I have been feeling like time passes too fast, and that I do not have the time to accomplish goals that I have set. Another reason why my posts have been sporadic. I look back on certain things in life and I get this feeling that I have missed something. My kids are grown and I feel like I have missed out on taking them to places we only talked about and never created the time to do. Time is fleeting. My days seems to be monotonous, and a recreation of the day before. It has created an overwhelming feeling and I know my mental health is suffering from it. The more repetitive my daily schedule is, the more time seems to speed away. Don't get me wrong. We have done quite a few things and enjoyed it. And I absolutely love my new job, and most of the people I work with are amazing. But it is time. Time to put a kink in the day to day. Time to do something different. Time to experience something new with my family. Time to be more creative.

I had to take off work early Wednesday for an emergency visit to my new doctor. I am not exactly sure what was causing the reaction and itching, but it created a panic attack, and I just couldn't handle it. I had to have a high dose steroid injection and I was put on a steroid dose pack. I have a full lab scheduled for this Wednesday morning and then I have to go in for scans that afternoon. I am not looking forward to it, but I know it has to be done. A few months back, I was seeing a specialist for thyroid issues. I pray that it is not something else. In these situations, Google is not your friend. Remember that. So in times like this, I have to just think positive and keep moving forward.

Today I made the time to update my website and this little blog. I have a HUGE list of things that need to be done. Time moves slowly but passes quickly. It's time to stop for a moment.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

To clean or not to clean...

I really do need to make posting a daily habit. I used to tell myself that I was going to do this just so I could go back through posts and remember what I did that week, month, or year. LOL! Yeah, that hasn't panned out for me. Between working full-time now, getting housework and laundry done, hanging with my family, gaming with my kids and friends online, and trying to stay sane - it's 11 pm before I know it and it's time to go to bed and start the day over.

It seems like I have been working Switchboard non-stop, and that is only because Norberto (he makes the Switchboard calendar) put my days towards the end of May and then my days for June the first week. 😮 There are five Admins and all of us work three full days each month on Switchboard, and three one hour days for lunch coverage. One of the CPS Admins swapped a day with me so that helped a bit. But finally - FINALLY I was able to get in our Silver Star Room and go through the many boxes that were just stacked about. DFPS has quite a few resource rooms around our state that are a big help to our Adult Protective Services caseworkers in providing goods to assist their clients. Silver Star Rooms are resource rooms that are set up like a store where caseworkers can find basic necessities and emergency resources vulnerable adults who have been abused and/or neglected. This includes things like dietary supplements, adult diapers, and toiletries. We have an overabundance of so many toiletry items that I think we can start putting together some items for our clients. My supervisor said they did this in the past. Well, I think it's time we brought it back. 😊 Plus, it would rotate out the donations being brought in. I also found 11 boxes of baby wash and shampoo, which I am sending over to CPS side. It took me two days to get everything swapped around and organized. My supervisors even decided to help me out the last few hours while we were waiting for our commissioner, who ended up not being able to visit. I think we did a pretty good job! Still have a bit of work re-arranging on shelves to do but at least you can walk inside the door now. LOL!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Justice served...


Yes!! Team Johnny has won!! And the $2 million she was awarded was because of his attorney. LOL! He shouldn't have stolen his candy!!! 😁