Friday, April 19, 2019

Fun Friday

It's Good Friday!  Let's have some egg-stra fun!
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And just for fun...
Me - Age 8 - Dressed up for Easter circa 1973.

I wish you a happy Easter!

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Random Tuesday

Howdy!  I'm linking up with Stacy for some randomness.

What a great time of year for sports!  Our Houston Astros have won 9 games in a row.  They swept the Yankees and swept the Mariners.  They are on a roll to TAKE IT BACK!

Tiger Woods won his fifth Master's.  That golf course in Augusta, Georgia is absolutely gorgeous!

Our Houston Rockets have taken game 1 in the first round of playoffs against the Utah Jazz.  What a great last few days it's been!

I'm still contemplating whether I am going to retire from teaching this year or next.  I've put in 30 years with only one year off (in which I subbed).  The principal I work for is making decisions that will directly have a negative impact on teachers, but not students.  It seems to me that she should make decisions that impact students positively without upsetting and angering teachers.  It may be why 8 or 10 teachers are retiring and 4 or 5 have requested transfers.  I don't know.  It's a tough decision.  I would still need to work, but I could make up the deficit between my salary and my retirement check by working part time.  It's been on my mind so much lately.

Let's cheer up!

This bunny would have scared me, too!  The kids look terrified!

Have a teenager?  You probably relate!

Happy Easter (coming up)!

Have a good week!

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Synopsis

Thirty-Two Going on Spinster (Spinster #1)Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book free with my Amazon Prime Reading Membership. It was not my typical genre, but I enjoyed it. It was a cute "chick-flick" type story, a little predictable, just enough humor, a dash of mystery, a pinch of fashion, and a lot of baking.

The main character is 32 year-old Julia Dorning who lives in her parents' basement with her cat, Charlie. She is stuck in a dead-end job with a boss who has absolutely no personality. She shares gossip with her work-friend which keeps her from dying of boredom. Then along comes newly-hired Jared Moody who quickly becomes Julia's secret crush. With the help of her 10-years-younger sister, Julia begins to make some changes, hoping to avoid her spinster fate, but when a BIG change happens at work, Julia is forced to make some unexpected changes.

This book is the first in a series of three. It's a fun, easy read!

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Wednesday Photo

Texas A&M Bonfire Memorial, College Station, Texas
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The Fightin' Texas Aggie Bonfire was a tradition begun in 1907.  It lasted until 1999 when 12 Aggies lost their lives in a horrible accident.  You can read about the significance of each part of the memorial, as well as the tradition, here.

For more photo fun, link up at image-in-ing and Wordless Wednesday.

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Monday, April 08, 2019

Random Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday and Monday weren't much fun for me, not that they usually are, but it was made worse from something I ate - from Wendy's, I think - that didn't agree with me. It was my son's choice, but next time, I will get him something, but skip it for myself.

My precious mother-in-law has been at home from the hospital for almost a week now.  She has a tumor on her brain, and they thought they might operate, but they decided not to for whatever reason.  She has been doing so much better since she came home.  The hospital is such a dreary place with the beeps, alarms, visitors, nurses checking on you all the time, not to mention, the IV medicine.  I know she is more comfortable at home.  Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and/or prayers.

I watched part of the NCAA Men's Basketball championship.  I was rooting for Texas Tech, because, well, it's in Texas!  And one of our daughter's and her husband both graduated from Tech.  When it went into overtime, I was hopeful, but it wasn't meant to be.

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You may be wondering why a Texas Tech fan threw a tortilla on the court.  It's a strange tradition, one that has been outlawed at their football field, but it has two possible origins.  One is that students used to throw their drink lids on the field, but when the drink lids were gone, they started throwing tortillas.  Another version of the story stems from a comment by an ESPN announcer who said there was "nothing but Tech football and a tortilla factory in Lubbock."  Regardless of which version you believe, it's a thing.  A weird thing, but a thing nonetheless.

More funny stuff:

Wish I'd thought of this!

And some cuteness:

Link up with Stacy for more random fun!
Have a great week!

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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Sunday Synopsis

Every Last LieEvery Last Lie by Mary Kubica
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was even better than the first Mary Kubica I read! It was entertaining from beginning to end. There were no "down" parts or "filler," only excitement from start to finish!

Clara's world is shattered when her husband and 4 year old daughter are involved in a car crash. Nick is killed, while Maisie is not hurt. Clara, who has just given birth to their second child, is on a quest for the truth. How and why did Nick die? Was he being chased? Talking on the phone? Driving too fast? Was it suicide? As every little lie Nick has told her is revealed, she sinks so much further into grief that there is no telling what she will do.

The chapters alternate from Nick, narrating events in the months before the accident, to Clara, investigating the events from the accident and on. How many people will be hurt by the truth and lies she uncovers?

This book kept me awake! I could not stand to put it down. The characters are so well developed. The flow of the story makes it easy to read. There is so much suspense! If you liked Kubica's The Good Girl, or Flynn's Gone Girl, you will love Every Last Lie.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Thursday Thirteen

Linking up with Thursday Thirteen is easy!  Come join us!
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April Showers Bring May Flowers------The rain in April produces flowers in May.

Marry in Haste, Repent in Leisure------If you get married too quickly, you may spend the rest of your life regretting it.

The More You Have, the More You Want------People have a constant desire to have more of whatever they have.
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Bad News Travels Fast------People tend to circulate bad news such as accidents, illness, deaths, faster than good news.

Better to Be Alone Than in Bad Company------Be careful how you choose your friends.

Death is the Great Leveller------Everyone is equal upon death.

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder------When you are separated from someone you love, your feelings grow deeper.
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A Drop of Ink May Make a Million Think------Thoughts expressed in writing can influence many people.

Rome Was Not Built in a Day------It takes time to do something well.

Silence Means Consent------If you don't object to something, you imply that you agree with it.

Still Waters Run Deep-----A quiet, calm person may be full of knowledge and wisdom.

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword------Communication has a better effect than war or fighting.

The Best Advice is Found on the Pillow------A good night's sleep may help us find an answer we seek.
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And with that... I'm going to take that advice and hit the hay!

Monday, April 01, 2019

Random Tuesday

I'm going to link up with Stacy, but I'm not really in the mood for any random fun today.

My beautiful mother-in-law has been in the hospital for the last few days. Here she is in a picture with my husband at our daughter's wedding rehearsal which was not quite two years ago.
She had a seizure. They found a mass on her brain.  We are waiting for the MRI to tell us what it actally is.  They took her for the MRI today but brought her back without getting it done.  She is going to have to be sedated, God love her.  She's 89 and experiencing some dementia, and now to find out there is a mass, and giving her anti-seizure medicine which causes a lot of scary side effects.

If you're a praying person, please pray.  Thank you.

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