Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Game time - playing Don't Starve Together

Playing Don't Starve Together with my kids and I cannot tell you how many times we have had to rollback a day or two. 😂

Winter is upon us and that means a visit from Deerclops, a boss monster that attacks anything and everything. He can be very destructive and will completely wreck your base camp. 

A toast to Deerclops!

Monday, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day at Six Flags

We spent Memorial Day at Six Flags and it was a perfect day! Weather held out and it actually cooled down a bit. The new CEO continues to make changes to the park and things are really starting to look much nicer. The Runaway Mine Train is under "significant" maintenance so it was closed. The cave is still shut down unfortunately due to more flood damage. El Sombrero got a much needed paint job and looks so much better! It rides a lot smoother, too. 😊 Can't wait to do some fun stuff on this list!


“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Sunday Blessings - Happy Pentecost Sunday!

In all the years I attended a Baptist church growing up, I do not recall ever celebrating Pentecost Sunday. Nope, it was celebrated as a normal church day. Of course, it's not like I had never heard of this particular Christian holiday, which is celebrated the seventh week after Easter. I knew of it, but my church didn't celebrate it.

For almost a year now, I have been following the Presbyterian church. After my online service today, in which our sermon was most definitely centered around Pentecost, I did a bit of research for my own curiosity and mindful well-being.

Other than Christmas and Easter, and maybe Advent and Holy Week, most 'modern' churches view the church calendar as liturgical and ritualistic. I am so happy to have found a church that does not have this view and indeed celebrates one of the most important days in scripture.

Almighty God, on this day You opened the way to eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of Your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth. For Your glory’s sake, we pray. Amen

Lord, I’ll be honest, sometimes I forget that I even have the power of the Holy Spirit in me. I stumble about like I’m spiritually blind rather than walk surefooted like an empowered child of the King. Help me to access the power that You have already given me. Help me to understand what that power looks like. Help me to understand the person of the Holy Spirit better. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Allen Reynolds, an editor for Urban Faith, wrote a short article titled Why Don't We Celebrate Pentecost this Year? A great read, and I have to agree with the commercialization of Christian holidays.

Friday, May 26, 2023

It's Friday!

It's Friday and I have a three day weekend! This week flew by and not without a couple surprises, the first being that we have lost another admin. Yep, last week I found out that Erica's last day is May 31st. She was one of the CPS admins that I worked the front desk with. This Wednesday I opened a 'Thank You email from Jasmin, who was one of our PA Admins, telling all of us that is was a pleasure working with us this past year and that it was her official last day. Wow. 😦 Well, that opens up the Admin III position again. One that I will not find myself applying for, even if it does mean a raise in pay. The job also entails traveling to all staff meetings across the region, and is a good 40+ minute drive from where I live.

Nope. The pay raise would not justify what we would be spending in gas. I say we because my husband takes me to work and picks me up, plus we get to meet for lunch. We only have one vehicle at this time, so I will have to pass on this one. Plus, I enjoy only being 10 minutes tops from my current office location. 

Second surprise - I heard from my girl Kinna!!! I had heard my personal phone ping but got sidetracked. When I was opening up my app to put on some music, I saw a text message. Now, she didn't give me her personal number so I had no idea who it was until I opened it up and saw the pics!! She had sent me a few pics of her in Greece and Italy. She sent me a few videos as well, and one when they were on a tour bus passing the Colosseum! Pure awesomeness!

She said her and her husband had an amazing time, both on the ship and touring. She said the history is just phenomenal. Yep, I am a bit envious. LOL! She had only been at her new job a week before she was headed on vacation that had already been booked for over a year. I was so happy to hear from her and it made my afternoon texting back and forth.

Pet City release this week was Ancient Greece. How funny!!!

I'm going to enjoy my three day weekend and hoping the weather holds out for Monday - Memorial Day - since we are headed to Six Flags!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Twitter Spaces ...

The news media is a joke anyway. Not a one of them have anything nice to say. LOL! I joined to listen in and we crashed and burned a bit. I would call it server overload. 😄 What the heck do you think is going to happen when you are not expecting almost 300,000 people trying to join? 😂




Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Don't Starve Together - Sailing time!

Okay, so my kids and I started a new save on Don't Starve Together and we have been playing the past couple of weeks. LOL! This game! It's crazy and will make you rage quit. 😂 My son built our first boat and we went sailing. We found land and my sanity tanked so much that I was killed. I spawn back in and head back to our base and wait for them to bring my thermal stone. My kids finally come back and get me and we go to retrieve my things. Get back on the boat and slam into land causing a leak, only to realize we don't have anything to make a boat patch with. So, we dock the boat and my son heads through a wormhole back to base to go make a boat patch. I'm glad he made three because right after we fixed the first one, we smashed into land again. 

Friday, May 19, 2023

Happy Friday!

It's Friday! This week was a bit hectic for me. At our unit meeting last week, I found out my supervisor is taking extended leave. She needs it. She works so hard at keeping the caseloads down for our unit. She will not return until mid-July. Not only was I routing cases this week, I was having to prepare for her leave. While, I will not be in charge of the unit, I will be responsible for getting the unit status emails out for all the supervisors and PA's, and running the office. Probably by myself because the other supervisor who is supposed to be in the building is never there anymore. Hmm. I also have a worker headed to her first training the first week of June and a new worker going to be starting so I will have to make sure she gets her training out of the way for RMTS. 

I usually only see her once a week but always get email from her. It's going to be strange not hearing from her. We got this though! 😃 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

FNAF teaser - Yes!!!!

Years of talk about a Five Night's at Freddy's movie has FINALLY come about!! I am so excited and happy for Scott! He really deserves this and the trailer definitely looks awesome!! My daughter, who has followed FNAF since 2014, is so hyped about this finally coming to fruition. 😁

Five Nights at Freddy's is a media franchise created by Scott Cawthon, an American (retired) animator, video game developer, author, screenwriter, and now film producer. He lives in Texas with his wife and their six kiddos. The first game was released in August of 2014 and gained a massive amount of popularity around the world. The main series consists of nine video games focusing around Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and other locations. The franchise also consists of several book series, merchandise, and a huge fanbase known for its production of fan art and fangames.

In June of 2021, Scott's public donations, which were mainly to the Republican party, were shared on Twitter, causing a huge controversy and uproar on social media. In the aftermath, Scott made the ultimate decision to retire from the gaming community and focus on his family. 

To this day, Scott's website - scottgames.com - remains a black screen. We sure do miss all his teasers that he would put up on his website and remain hopeful that one day, we will again see an image instead of darkness.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happy Mother's Day!

What a blessed day! My daughter left me the sweetest note that I found on my keyboard this morning as I was booting up my computer for my online church service. I got beautiful flowers, some sweets to eat, a couple of adorable Mother's Day cards, and my hubby cooked my favorite meal - spaghetti and meatballs! So yummy! And a tasty cinnamon sugar strudel for dessert! 😊 Thank you!!! 💗


Mother's Day Sunday Blessings - church service


I love a church service where the pastor(s) can use humor as a teaching tool. We had a visitor from Equipping Leaders International preach today and it was amazing.  😊 

Still arguably one of best worship songs ever made!


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Wordless Wednesday

WW is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.

For all the rule breakers, of which I am one, please feel free to add all the words you want.

Looks like waves rolling in. Gosh, I miss living by the water. *sigh*

Monday, May 8, 2023

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I love reading historical fiction and I am a huge fan of Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Series. I came across Terry Cloutier's The Wolf of Corwick Castle series on Good Reads back in February and I am really enjoying it. My book reading of late has been interrupted way too often. LOL!
Currently Reading:

Just Finished:

What's Up Next:



Awww Mondays


Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it. Thanks Sandee!

Just love her expressive eyes!!!

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Hypixel Memorial

I'm not going to lie. I haven't played Hypixel much since Techno passed away. New map is out and with a new map requires having to search the lobby. So, I went in search of the permanent memorial that Hypixel had put together for Technoblade. Yeah, I cried. But it looks good. It looks really good. I can't believe one year is coming up. 😔 After sitting here for a bit, I decided to play a bit of Skyblock.

Technoblade Never Dies!
RIP Alex. You are dearly missed! 🗡👑🐷

Saturday, May 6, 2023

A King reigns again...

It matters not what your view is of the Royal Family, but I 💜 history and I enjoyed watching the pomp and circumstance of the coronation of King Charles III. It was beautifully done! The Sword of State and the beautiful Jewelled Sword of Offering, which was presented by the first woman, the robes, the orb, the scepter, the CROWNS - the entire ceremony was just amazing to see! 


Thursday, May 4, 2023

Thankful Thursday


Thank you Brian for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop! It's been a bit since I participated. 

Yesterday I worked the front desk. It wasn't terribly busy, which I was thankful for since I was routing cases. But my day did have a few stress bumps. LOL. I was on the phone when I received an email from my Program Administrator, and it took a good five minutes before I could end the call. I read the email, and then I had to re-read it. My PA was informing me that I had been chosen to receive a one-time merit pay bonus - for my excellent performance and dedication to the APS Team, and that she was so thankful to have me on board. 

I am indeed thankful for the blessing of having a job where I work with some amazing individuals who go above and beyond. My supervisor was ecstatic and mentioned to me that in the years that she had been working with DFPS, that I was the first Admin to receive a merit bonus. It has been a great week.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Happy Tuesday


Happy Tuesday!! Post a funny picture. Post a not so funny picture. Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.

I haven't participated in a while and I am trying to get back in the swing of things. 😊

Thanks Sandee! 

Happy Tuesday!!