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Celebrate the Small Things- New Year’s Eve December 31, 2013

 

Well it’s the last day of 2013. I can’t say that I’m sad to see the year end. It’s been a rough year with some good moments.

Work was sporadic, but I am thankful I have a job.

My phone rings constantly with bill collectors, I love my full answering machine so it cuts them off and hangs up. Hopefully I can knock out some of my debt in 2014

I lost many pets this year, but have a loving, quirky kitty that melts my heart.

My vehicles are all on their last leg but I’ve been able to keep them patched together. They have served beyond the call of duty and hopefully a while longer.

I have the best co-workers ever, they gave my youngest two children a Christmas they would not of had otherwise.

My family is healthy.

I have hope and faith that 2014 will be a better year.

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Celebrate the small things-Nov 8 November 8, 2013

She arrived on Halloween at my son’s house. Somebody’s trick, my treat. I’m celebrating my new fur baby, Aela. She’s only been here a week and has already been a joy to me.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

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My coffee in the same cup every day.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/weekly-photo-challenge-habit/

 

My Favorite Holiday October 30, 2013

Filed under: Family,Thoughts,Uncategorized,Writing — Cynthia @ 12:36 am
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It’s almost Halloween. When I was growing up, I use to love dressing up and going trick or treating. My favorite costume was dressing up as a witch or a gypsy. Back then my friends and I would go house to house. Our curfew was 9:00pm. Our neighborhood was a safe place to be out in the dark. Candy bars were big and people were generous. It didn’t take long to fill our bags with goodies.

Every year I take my children out for trick or treating. Some years I make their costumes, sometimes I buy them. This year one of my sons is reusing his costumes together (a vampire, spider-man, wizard) and my other son’s costume is from various cheap costume parts from the dollar store that he wanted (A vampire knight).

We don’t do the house to house anymore. People can’t afford the candy and being rural, the houses are way to far to walk for the few people that do give out candy.

Our town has a community building called the Aspire Center, were local businesses come out and pass candy out. It’s safe, not much walking and fun to see all the costumes.

Times have changed, but I still love Halloween. May yours be fun, safe and frightful.

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Winding down the Summer September 15, 2013

Filed under: allergies,Thoughts,Writing — Cynthia @ 3:35 pm
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It’s September and the last days of summer are winding down. School is back in session even for those who are homeschooling their children like me.

It’s been an odd summer this year. In my part of the country, we’ve had a lot of rain and temperatures, that while very hot, did not last for days at a time. In all a very pleasant summer. I am probably the odd duck out, but I love warm rainy days.

The golden rod, stick weed, and iron weed have outdone themselves in glorious colors of gold and purple. My allergies are also in full bloom as I enjoy them through blurry eyes and a stuffed up, runny nose. 

My part of the world seems to slow down this time of year. The garden is producing the last of it’s summer bounty. Now is the time to start on the fall crops. This year we have a high tunnel to extend our growing season. I’m looking forward to having fresh greens in the middle of the winter.

The leaves on our trees are just beginning to see some color around their edges, but are still pretty much full lush greens. I love the crisp coolness of the fall and the crackling of leaves as I walk. I am hoping for a fall as lovely as the summer has been.

 

Share Your World – Week 29 August 29, 2013

Here is week 29 questions for Share Your World.

 

While in school who was your favorite teacher – what grade and why? I can hardly remember my teachers names. I can’t say I had a favorite. I didn’t like school at all, although I did okay in it. I guess my favorite would have to be Mr Schreffler. He was my band instructor on and off through junior and senior high school.

 

Would you accept $5,000 to shave your head or die it bright lime green and continue your normal activities while not explaining the reason for your haircut or color? No way would I shave my head, but I would consider the bright green hair color, I would have to get the $5,000 first.

 

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with? No one, I would enjoy the alone time.

 

When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs?   Would you like to have more of this? (Note:  the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.) I am not the type of person who likes to touch or be touched.

 

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A Word A Week Challenge-Pink August 28, 2013

Filed under: Challenges,Word a week challenge,Writing — Cynthia @ 10:23 pm
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It’s been a slow day today, the kind of day that’s been so hot your body doesn’t have the energy to sweat. So what does one do on this kind of day? Find a blog challenge about the word pink. I found this challenge at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-word-a-week-challenge-pink/

So yes, I don’t have the energy to come up with my own subjects, nor do I seem to own anything that’s pink or very much of it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the color pink. Being the mother of five boys…..well it hasn’t been a predominate color choice. That being said, Pink was a real challenge. This is what I came up with on my quest for pink.

My drink of crystal light (strawberry) is a shade of pink.

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My extremely messy bed because being lazy, I’m not in to making my bed until it’s time to go to bed. They are definitely pink.

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My favorite notebook, which I call my brain (it has everything in it), has a pink cover.

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So as you can see, I don’t have the most exciting selection of pink but just what till the challenge of blue comes along…….

 

 
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