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Taking a break

from the internet for a bit. Instead of surfing the net, I’ve been reading aloud with my kids, hanging out at the pool, I’ve read a few trashy novels just for fun and have been going to bed early. I’ve even woken up early a few times and have wanted to walk/run on the treadmill. I guess miracles really do still happen!

I’ll be back shortly and my blog will be different. A new name, a new format. I’m working with a great designer to revamp this place. πŸ™‚

See you soon!

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Thursday Thirteen

my son (front left) with his cousin (right)


thirteen pros & cons
of the local pool

PROS:

1. lots of kids for my children to play with

2. Six lifeguards on duty at all times

3. huge area of pool that gets no deeper than 4 feet

4. only one side of pool has a deeper area for diving,
and that part is roped off

5. several huge swirly slides & a diving area

6. open every day until 8:00pm

7. I can relax & read a book after I’m tired of swimming
and know that my children are safe

8. forced 10 minute rest breaks (potty break) for all
pool patrons under age 15 every couple of hours

CONS:

9. lots of kids swimming in the pool

10. kids with poor manners running around the poolside,
dripping water on the books of those reading quietly

11. lots of kids… uh.. swimming.. in the pool

12. kids who need to take potty breaks

13. kids. in. the. pool.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Thursday Challenge

This week’s theme is:  WET

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Youngest daughter (right- wearing pink) & her cousin at the pool. 

Back from camp

Out of the 27 pairs of underwear I sent to camp last week, only about 15 came back dirty, none of those belong to my son.

Out of the 15 towels & 24 washcloths I sent, 6 towels & 1 washcloth came back dirty.

More shirts, socks & shirts came back encrusted with dirt than I have ever seen at one time.

Their new shoes are completely worn in & not new looking any longer.

Of the three new bars of soap, one looks like it has been used.

My laundry pile is huge!

name

I had a patient today whose name reminded me of an alcoholic beverage. Since I’d probably better not put his actual name on here, I’ll use an example.

Hypothetically, the patient’s first name is Light and his last name is Miller. When I typed it in last name first, it said.. MILLER LIGHT!

I felt silly sitting there chuckling about his name. I wonder if his parents realized that not only were they naming him two first names but also the name of a brand of whiskey.

Thursday Thirteen

thirteen songs I heard on a radio show called
“Way-Back Wednesday” that took me back to younger days

1. Cuts Like a Knife – Bryan Adams

2. Chains of Love – Erasure

3. Always Something There to Remind Me – Naked Eyes

4. Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles

5. She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals

6. Jack & Diane – John Mellencamp

7. Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie

8. Straight Up – Paula Abdul

9. She Blinded Me with Science – Thomas Dolby


10. Invisible Touch – Phil Collins

11. Roxanne – The Police

12. King of Wishful Thinking – Go West

13. The Reflex – Duran Duran

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

treasures found

I’ve been listing stuff to sell on eBay the past couple of days. Yesterday afternoon, I came across a cookbook that was Meema’s. It was in a box of books that Mom gave to me to sell. When I flipped through the pages to check for handwriting or damage, I noticed some handwritten papers. Two or three were recipes written by my aunts.

I came across a handwritten list of books that Meema wanted to read. Seeing her handwriting again after such a long time had a profound effect on me. I couldn’t breathe for a moment.

I found lots of newspaper clippings in the cookbook.. recipes, articles about people she knew, an article about Aunt M. running for re-election, and a clipping with a photo of me after winning a state vocal competition in high school. (I’m the one with blonde hair)

I always knew that Meema kept clippings of us and that she knew what was going on in our daily lives. I knew that she prayed for us when she knew we had a test in school that day. Seeing that clipping was a potent reminder.

I miss Meema. A lot. I’m so thankful to have had her in my life.