Monday, August 19, 2019

Random Tuesday

I'm linking up with Stacy today.

Well... school has officially begun!  It was a pretty good day, although I wasn't looking forward to it.  I'm ready to retire.  My bank account isn't on the same page as I am, though.  Maybe at the end of this year. My son will be off to his last semester (God willing) of college in two days.

Parents, don't lie... this was you on the first day of school if you have little ones or teenagers!

And this was me:

And this will be me in the next week or so with all the exposure to germs:

I'm still working two jobs, but I can't keep it up for long.  I have such a hard time quitting a job!  I like most of the people, but they don't pay too well, and it's really hard to get up and go to work the morning after you work closing in retail.  How do you say, "I am leaving"?  I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or make anyone mad.  The pay isn't great, but it's helping financially.  What do I do?

Only 2 months and 2 days until basketball season!  Actually, Houston's home opener is October 24.  I'm curious to see how the addition of Westbrook changes the team.  I never really liked him, but now that he's a Rocket, I'll have to!
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Now a few funnies!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Random Tuesday

Here it is... Tuesday again, and time to link up with Stacy .

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My heart goes out to the victims of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton.  It sure does make one think twice about going to Walmart or a bar.

This is my last week off before returning to what will hopefully be my last year of teaching (#31).  Students come back the 19th.  I will have one and a half more weeks with my son before he goes off to what will hopefully be his last semester of college.  Hopefully.  I'll get to see my sister, my daughter who lives in another city, my BFF. and perhaps, my mom, if I'm lucky, before I go back to teaching.  Oh, and let's not forget... work at my part-time job, too.  It's going to be a busy six days!

Here's something cute!  A gray seal named Zola, who lives at St. Andrews University in Scotland, has learned to "bark" the first seven notes of the Star Wars theme and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."  You can read the story and listen to Zola at this link.

And now...


Have a great week!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Random Tuesday

I'm linking up with Stacy.

Wow!  Hard to believe, but summer is almost over.  I think there are two weeks left until teachers return and one week later, students.  Eeeek!  I'm not ready!  Are we ever ready to go back to work?  Actually, I have been working a part-time job for the past two weeks.  I'm going to keep it as long as I can.  The only thing I don't like about it is they keep it too hot in there.  I love being around the fabric and crafts, though.  It's inspiring.  So many fun ideas!

And guess what?  I had planned to sleep in today, but my extra job called at 7 AM asking if I could work today.  Of course I said, "Sure!"  I'm still new; I can't say "no" yet.  So off I go!

And now...

This cracked me up!

If I have a dog cartoon, I MUST include a cat cartoon!
Something to think about.
Have a great week!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sunday Synopsis

Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His MotherEnrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sonia Nazario does a fabulous job with the account of Enrique including circumstances of his family, home, education, personal life, and his long trek to the United States from Honduras.

Enrique embarks on the journey to be reunited with his mother who had left her starving children 11 years earlier in hopes of making enough money to feed and clothe them or buy them safe passage to the U. S. Seventeen year old Enrique is tired of waiting. He knows that the only choices he has to survive in Honduras will involve drugs, starvation, low economic opportunity, and/or street gangs.

Enrique leaves with his mother's phone number written on a slip of paper and inside the waistband of his pants. Most of the trip is taken by climbing onto moving trains, risking losing life or limb if he is sucked under. He is robbed, hungry, sleep-deprived, beaten, and caught by Mexican policemen along the way, who are almost as corrupt as the gangs. When he is able to sleep, it is in a tree, a clump of grass, or a cemetery. He finds a few people who help along the way without whom he would likely be dead.

I believe you will enjoy this book. It was truly a page-turner. You will see another side of immigration and perhaps understand a little more of the motivation that drives some Central Americans to consider the long, difficult journey to the States. I highly recommend this!

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