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Random Friday

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I think I am going to keep riding on Rachel Sue's coattails.  I am really liking this Random Friday thing.  I like it because sometimes our minds just work like that. And I like the way she writes it.

A lot of you asked me what the heck those pod things were from Wordless Wednesday.  A couple of you gave some ideas.  A carob tree.  And itchy pods.  The pods themselves can in fact cause itching...bad itching.  So do not touch them. It took some searching...and because I can't let things go and I am a bit of dork... I give you the Brachychiton Populneus or Bottle Tree from the Sterculiaceae Family.

You can learn more about that tree here.  I think we should dub it the weird pod tree.  It comes from the land down under.  We also have Eucalyptus trees here.

I was driving to pick up kids from school, and got behind a very scary driver.  She kept drifting a bit and wasn't going much over 25 in 35 zone.  It was a little old granny hardly able to see over the stirring wheel.  Th…

Writer's Workshop

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It is time for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.  If you want to join the fun, check her site right here.  The assignment I have chosen to accept is prompt #5 List 10 things you never knew until you were mom.

I was not blessed with motherly instincts.  I know I played with dolls, but they are not foremost in my mind as my favorite toys.  I never was really fond of kids as a young adult.  In fact, I swore up and down that I was never going to have children.  Why would I want them?  They were wild, loud, unruly and obnoxious.  But that was before I became a mom.  Before I became a mom I was going to be a career woman.  And if--and that was a huge IF--I did have kids, well the husband was going to stay home with them.  Come on, I was 19.

Then I found out I was pregnant with baby number one, and everything changed.  I learned many things, and continue to learn.  Here are 10...top ten?  Not sure about that, but ten....

10.  Baby poop can fly as far as three feet across a room if bab…

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday...brought to you by Lene from Embracing the Chaos. 


No clue what these pods are...just all over a tree near my front yard.

Post  editing...I added some more color using Paint Shop Pro X

The 4-Way Stop

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When I was a kid, one of my favorite games to play with my friends was "red light" "green light."  You remember the simplicity of it.  Your friend faced you it meant stop, she turned around, it meant RUN!  Later in life we supposedly learn to drive.  Now I am not talking about myself or any of my bloggy friends, because I know that we are all excluded from this commentary.  However, I am still needing to ask the question...Why can't people do a simple 4-way stop???

It's not really that difficult.  There is even a website that describes it quite simply which can be found here.  But in case it is too complicated, I will simplify it right here.  Just for laughs of course.

1.  If there are no lights, but there is a sign this is not a suggestion.  It is a command.  Slow down BEFORE you get there.

2.  That sideways pedal will slow you down, and ultimately stop the vehicle.  No rolling.  (And btw it's not a CA stop when you are in AZ, TX, GA, UT, OH)it's …

No Question

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Today I do not have a question...well I do, but I am saving it for tomorrow.  Now I bet you all have a question for me.  "Why don't you have a question?"  Well I have the answer....

As most of you know, we have been in the process of buying the very house we have been renting for the last two years.  Well, after nearly 4 months of offers, paperwork, paper trails, appraisals, and just about anything else they could think of to throw at us, we are officially home owners!!! 

So how did we celebrate?   Well we started by inviting family:  my mom, sis, niece and her guy friend, Emmy & Eric, and wow even my nephew stopped by...whose name also happens to be Eric!   You invite said family for dinner and for a silly string war!!!
Armed and dangerous!
My cousin and I matched...shouldn't that mean we were a team?  If so, why was he attacking me?
It's okay, cause Ryan's got my back!

And when the cans emptied--which was very fast--we all resorted to picking it up off the …