Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday Five - Re:

I completely forgot it was Friday, and now it's Saturday! 😚 I have been working on a project that I am doing for my daughter all day today. I am putting together a Photo/Scrapbook of her Girl Scout years and Cheer.

    It's time for Friday Five!

  1. What's due for renewal? Probably game memberships, but they are automatic. I just check to make sure they post to my bank account.

  2. When did you most recently replace something good with something inferior? Nothing recently.

  3. What statement did you recently have to recant? Telling my niece that she never visits anymore. She was practically raised with my kids and she always "lived" at our house during summer and school breaks. She showed up this afternoon before going to work the Ren Faire.

  4. What’s refreshed you this week? Actually getting some things done around my house. I have been going through old photos and ditching quite a few that are either doubles, or look horrible.

  5. What’s a fond memory you have of elementary school recess? Racing one of the guys. LOL! I started running track my 4th grade year and I was the fastest girl in my school. We would race each other at recess and it was always quite fun! 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday Stealing - From Facebook

It has been a while since I participated in a Sunday Stealing. Things have been a bit hectic and before I know it, Sundays have come and gone. LOL! I have been gaming a lot lately. My son built his first gaming computer system from the ground up. What a great 21st Birthday present! I am hoping some time in the future, he can help me put together one as well. ☺️


 Welcome to Sunday Stealing - hosted by Bev Sykes.
Thanks Bev!!


1. The best story your parents or grandparents tell about the good ole days. My Papaw (my mom's dad) used to tell me the story of the great chase. 😄 Evidently, my Nannie took dating to one serious level, and she definitely wanted to know exactly which man was going to "suit" her. My Papaw said she led him on a merry 'ol chase for months before she finally decided he was the one out of five. I sure do miss my parents and my grandparents.

2. The best things in life are ... waking up and my family.

3. Things that drive me batty. Ignorant and callous people. This has to be the worst thing that is driving me absolutely crazy at the moment. This pandemic has really opened my eyes.

4. A place I'd like to live and why. Somewhere that is not as hot as Texas. LOL!

5. The best thing I've ever found. Well, I would have to say my hubby. Without him, I wouldn't have the two beautiful not-so-little kiddos I have. My family is everything. 💖

6. The best thing that happened recently is. Hearing from our attorney that SSA is FINALLY working on our paperwork.

7. I admire people who ... are kind and courteous. Those out there that still believe in morals and values. 

8. What makes me special. That would be a great question for my husband and kids! 🥰

9. I am looking forward to ... just living LIFE day to day.

10. Things that scare me. A lot of things can be scary. Right now, a huge fearful thought that keeps rising up in my head is that something happening to my daughter. She was diagnosed with Autism right before her 3rd birthday. She is now 17 and was diagnosed with GAD back in November. Her Anxiety has only worsened and she is on three types of meds at the moment. We are waiting for her May appointment to get in to the cardiologist and a referral to see Neuro.

11. Complaints I have. Too many! Top of the list - those that believe this virus does not exist. So, what has killed over 3 million people worldwide?

12. I could never live without ...Water, Coffee, and books!

13. Things that make me laugh ... spending time with my family at home! I enjoy kicking back gaming with my kiddos, or watching a movie/series together. After my husband's TBI, he likes to spend a lot of time outside, and I will sit outside with him, usually at night, and we can just sit back and talk about the days.

14. What is a new skill that you would like to learn? Well, I do wish I was more creative and crafty. I am getting ready to put together two shadow boxes for my daughter. One for cheer, and the other for Girl Scouts. I guess I will see how 'skilled' I get. LOL!

15. What brightened your day today? Grabbing my cup of coffee, and then hearing "Good morning, mummy." My daughter might be 17 years old, but having Autism makes her childish nature shine. And I would NEVER change it!!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Five - Aca-scuse me?

  It's time for Friday Five!

1. In What way you have recently been rebellious? LOL. I left those days behind a long time ago. 😂

2. What fond memories do you have of camping out? I haven't been 'camping' since my military days! One of my fondest has to be during Army Basic Combat Training when we were on Bivouac (camping military style). During training, we always had to have our weapon with us, and this means even at night. My Drill Sergeant tried to steal my weapon, but thankfully I had my sling wrapped around my arm. LOL! It was quite funny. The following pic is out of one of the training manuals. 

3. When did you last have a snow cone, or something similar?
Gosh, I haven't had an actual snow cone in a couple of years. We used to have this little snow cone stand down the street and they had the best snow cones. Now ice cream is something that we constantly have on hand. We buy our milk from this store called Braum's, and we always end up with ice cream sandwiches and bars to stock the fridge.

4. Where do you have difficulty fitting in? Where do you easily fit in? Well, being the parent of a child with special needs seems to definitely affect real life friendships, even for the adult. Parents of neurotypical children tend to shy away from those of us that have kids that are considered 'neuro-diverse'. My daughter has Autism and General Anxiety Disorder. She has always had a hard time making friends and fitting in, which made me feel like an outsider trying to fit in with other moms. If the friendship with the child didn't work, then most of the time the friendship with the adult didn't either. At least that has been my experience. Now, I have managed to make a ton of friends online with some of these friendships lasting over 20 years. I am in a couple of mom groups relating to books and gaming, and I am also part of a Minecraft community that supports kids and families with Autism.

5. How do you feel about bananas? I usually have to be in the right frame of mind to eat bananas. Because I have been trying to eat healthier and exercise, they are part of my daily diet now. I try to find them on the small side, and they have to be greenish yellow. Perfect ripeness! Not to hard to eat, and not chewy. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Happy 21st Birthday T

Happy 21st Birthday to the not-so-little boy that made me a mom:

On April 15, 2000 at 9:33 p.m., you graced us with your presence. I always told people how perfect you were. Always calm and quiet, and you didn't fuss much. We could take you anywhere, especially out to dinner, and you would just look around your surroundings or sleep. You made each day special and worth getting up for. Now, 21 years later – the same holds true.

Thank you for being our amazing and awesome son and the best big brother you can be!!!! We ❤ you!!!

Animals on board TITANIC

Besides the many passengers and crew, there were also several animals aboard TITANIC, which included dogs, cats, birds, and even poultry. The ship had it's own luxury kennels and only First Class passengers were allowed to bring their dogs. Like any other ship, TITANIC had quite the population of rats, and one was even seen running across the Third Class dining room the evening of the sinking.

Unfortunately, few of the animals on TITANIC survived. Three dogs were taken aboard lifeboats by their owners. During the sinking, someone opened all the kennel doors, and excited dogs were seen running up and down the slanting deck as the ship went down. Ann Elizabeth Isham refused to leave her Great Dane, and was one of the few First Class passengers that did not survive.