Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Long Week

Each week seems to have its challenges. But this week seems to have presented more than normal. My week starts on Friday. It all started when the neighbors began putting on a new roof last Friday. Most people wouldn't even have noticed. But I am a day sleeper. I was awakened to hammering and sawing. And the big one Mexican polka music. I got up because sleep was out of the question. And I thought to myself surely they will complete the roof today.

Saturday morning arrived and there were those sounds from the day before. Ugh, another day with no sleep. This was going to create a challenge. I would have to be careful. My temper flares easily when I am tired. But I survived with nothing upsetting me at work.

I prayed for rain on Sunday. And my prayer was answered. I got a good sleep. I went to work that night thinking this will be a normal Sunday. I was wrong. This seemed like a day that was the real catch-up day from the holiday the week before. There was a lot of work. There is some work at my job that I know how to do but I don't have to do often. Therefore I am not really good at it. Sunday night I got to do that work. And of course I was assigned the huge project of the day. I groaned and somehow survived the night.

Then Monday arrived. Monday's always seem to be horrific at work. There is always extra work that needs done. The evening started out well. There was a lot of work, but it has been worse. Then there was a point in the evening when I looked up and I realized there were only two of us doing the work. There are normally a dozen. There was no way we would get the work completed on time.

So this has been my long week, but there is an up side to all of this. Today is the last day of the work week so no matter what happens it's going to be a great day.

Monday, October 16, 2017

You're The Star Blog Hop

I realized this week that October is just a crazy busy month. There is always something going on. And I find that I have to make choices about what is most important to me at this point in my life. Unfortunately, this means that I mean missing a few bonfires because I need a paycheck this year. Alas, maybe I will ask for some over Halloween next year.



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Welcome to week#3 of the October "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
The Walking Community

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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
October "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the September "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 Inspiration for Clean, Bright, and Beautiful Linen Storage by From Play Dates to Parties
Find out key elements to creating functional and beautiful linen storage for your home, whether it's in a linen closet or open shelving
Trials of Chronic Illness by Homeschool Insights


Cuba- Day One, Havana by Not In Jersey
Havana, Cuba

10 Facts About Breastfeeding by Simple Indian Mom


If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.


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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bad Monkey

I have to admit, if there a book or movie based out of the Florida Keys, I am immediately interested in it. It's because I spent a winter there several years ago. And these books and movies often bring back happy memories. So when I saw the book Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen, I grabbed it.

The Story

Andrew Yancey is trying to get his job back as a detective in Key West. And he has found the perfect crime to solve which will make that happen. He just has to solve the crime of what happened to the man belonging to the severed arm that was caught by a tourist. Andrew is led on a wild chase around the Keys, up to Miami, and down to the Bahamas. There is everything that makes for a juicy story. There is goofiness. Andrew actually lost his job for assaulting a doctor with a vacuum. And then there is the question where is the rest of the murder victims body. And then there is a monkey, who comes to the aid of a kidnap victim. 

What I Think

I really enjoyed this book. It was life in The Keys. There is always some crazy event occurring. The area seems to draw eccentric individuals. So the crimes are often unique. But the book also brings up a problem that so many areas in the islands are facing. What is happening to the locals? Developers are coming into the areas and pricing locals out of their homes. It's a real problem in these areas. So these island paradises are loosing some of their character. And then I liked that the book also presents the problem of individuals who are scamming Medicaid, Medicare, and the elderly. And the author uses humor to make his point.

So, if you are looking for a fun, entertaining story Bad Monkey is the book for you.




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halloween Jokes

The Halloween season is here. It is one full of parties, and of course you need something to talk about at those parties. Or you just need a joke to entertain those around you. Here are a few Halloween jokes that you can tell. Warning, some of these are real groaners.

Why was 6 scared of 7?
Because 7, 8, 9! (7 ate 9!)

Why does the Mummy keep his band aids in the refrigerator?
He wants to use them for cold cuts.

Where did the witch take her black cat when he lost his tail?
To the retail store.

Where do baby ghosts go during the day?
Dayscare Centers

Why do witches fly on brooms?
Vacuum cleaner cords aren't long enough.

What subject do witches like the best?
Spelling.

When is it bad luck to meet a black cat?
When you're a mouse.

Who won the skeleton beauty conest?
No body

Why wasn't ther any food left at the monster party?
Because everyone was a goblin.

Why do witches wear black capes?
Because they get too hot when they werewolf.

What did the ghost buy for his haunted house?
Home moaners insurance.

Why didn't the skeleton go out on Halloween?
He didn't havy any "body" to go with.

So now you're prepared a few Halloween jokes. Remember everyone enjoys a joke every once and a while. Even if it is a really Halloween moaner.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Recent Songs Listening List

It's time to take a listen to the songs on my recent listening list. It's not the regular list. It doesn't contain all of the pop songs. But they are songs that I enjoy, So listen to them and let me know what you think of them.

First Aid Kit Master Pretender

Bang Bang Nico Vega
Jealous Guy Hurray For The Riff Raff
Tina Turner Help
Sheer Mag Meet Me In The Street
I didn't realize it, but there are two covers by The Beatles in this list. I love The Beatles. Well, technically one by The Beatles, and one by John Lennon. But I do love The Beatles and their music. And I really love to hear other individuals sing the songs too. So what is in your recent songs listening list?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Can Opener Let Me Down

This year I have had a slight problem with can openers. You see they just seem to let me down.Some people reading this may be thinking how can a can opener let you down l. I am going to tell you how in this post.It was a cold winter day, and I thought wouldn't some chicken noodle soup be perfect. I dug through the cabinet and found that can of soup. There wasn't a pull top on this can so I searched out the dollar tree can opener. I punctured the top I turned the handle once,twice and then the problem arose. It broke in half. There was only a slit. And all that I could get out of the can was the broth.There would be no noodles for me that night.
I went to the store and bought another can opener. I decided to spend a little more money this time. But I wasn't going to spend loads on a can opener. It just didn't seem right. This one worked better. Until the day I wanted some peaches. I began opening the can, and the handle kept turning,but the can wasn't opening. Another can opener had let me down.
Today I went out and upgraded that simple kitchen tool again and hopefully this one will be the one that keeps going. After all the third time is the charm isn't it?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

You Need A Locker

I have a work buddy who watches out for me. I don't really need anyone to watch out for me. But my friend believes I do. She recently found out that I don't have a locker like everyone else does. She decided that needed to change. It really isn't that big of a deal to me. But my co-worker believes it is something that needs rectified. So she approached my supervisor and tells her I need a locker. The supervisor asks what are you her mother? My friend says yes. But the funny thing is I still don't have a locker.