#VeteransDay 2015 Twitter Moments

#ThankAVeteran for the Freedoms that you have today
The men in my family have a military history & all have served in the fight for freedom
It makes me feel happy to see the honor paid to our veterans on the holidays

The widget below shows some of the Twitter Moments posted on #VeteransDay in 2016
#VeteransDayIsEveryDay for those of us who have husbands & wives & sons & daughters who have or are active duty in our military services

Tonight Hubby & I will go to a local eatery that is offering a free entree to my husband because they respect his time serving our country
Unfortunately my son said there isn’t such a place near him when he gets off the ship tonight down in LA but I do hope that one of the small diners near him in CutOff LA will in fact be offering free meals for our veterans too.


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National Coffee Day 2015

Woo Hoo it’s National Coffee Day in the USA!

A day to celebrate those wonderful little beans which make life better. Have you Celebrated National Coffee Day by getting one of the Free Coffees that are being offered?

It’s a day where many places are offering a Small or Medium cup of Coffee for FREE.

I know that Dunkin Donuts is offering a Free Medium cup of their Dark Roast hot or cold. McD’s is offering only a Free Small cup of coffee. Cumberland Farms is also offering a Free Cup of Coffee but you have to text to them so check their site to get the details, I used to go there a lot but we no longer have a Cumbie’s near us. You might want to check to see what 7-11 is offering they usually go in for these Special Days events. That expensive Bux place that I do not go to unless forced to is not offering anything to it’s customers…

My Coffee Cup

I’ve got a collection of travel mugs for coffee; I’ve given away most of them when we were downsizing to move but it’s slowly starting to build up again. Do you buy travel mugs from your most frequented coffee places?

I have 2 nice sized mugs for coffee to use at home this one pictured above was a gift from my Dad years ago so it’s special to me. Do you have a Special Mug for your coffee or tea?

#Coffee #NationalCoffeeDay

Happy Easter 2014

It’s actually Saturday evening
The sun has not yet fully set
Thought I was going to have plans for tonight but no call came in
So I sit here thinking on some of the events this week

I was able to get some items posted on some Yahoo Groups that allow TagSale Items
The RTC meeting was a bit uneventful because no candidates showed up
I will detail more of my thoughts about the no show stand in for Tom Foley on my political blog
I enjoyed some freedom this week just beng able to get up & go to the RTC meeting without begging for a ride
I hate that it is so bad of an economy that we have a 2nd car but can’t even afford to get it fixed
With my son being on a boat out in the gulf I have use of his car & it is liberating

I have been cooped up all winter
This spring has been a bit weird in the weather dept
we had warm weather followed by SNOW this week
From COLD to WARM – Mark Twain’s words about if you don’t like new england weather wait 5 minutes it will change was quite true this year & this week
It’s been absolutely wonderful to be able to get out come & go when I want to

I am debating getting my hair cut this year
It’s a very hard decision because quite frankly I do not trust people with scissors
Well more accurately Women I do not trust with my hair
I have had the best luck with Italian MEN in NY doing my hair
Women not so much – in fact major disasters with women & scissors & my hair

My hair is a reflection of my mixed heritage & it’s not like a white girls nor black nor native
Not everyone knows how to handle my hair because of that
A hair dresser who was an Italian Man explained to me why they we able to do my hair best
Because he had long hair like mine at the time he said we have the same type of hair
Rollers & Sitting under the old fashioned dryer if we want full body curls
Wash & Wear ringlet curls by jumping out of the shower & putting conditioner in so it slow drys
FRIZZY MESS if it’s HUMID out or we end up sweating
I had to laugh he hit the nail right on the head unfortunately he’s in NYC & I’m in CT

Tomorrow is Easter
I pray that it finds you in good health & better finances
Tonight I’m watching the Cecil b. deMille Ten Commandments
One of these days I’ll get the dvd because the older movies low tech that they are stay truer to the bible
The modern made bible movies are embellished quite a bit (Ninja Warring Angel?)
Well I’m going to end my musings for today & go watch the movie
Sounds like the popcorn is done popping

Side note to the ladies – isn’t Yul Brenner pleasant on the eyes (0;}

Life Reminder – Prayer Works

Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline?

Was it justified?

How did you respond?

 

 

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Child Birth is such an amazing thing that only mothers who have given birth can understand just what I am lacking in words to say

Then after all the pain is over all of it is forgotten & the Love & Praying for your child starts. As mothers we never stop praying for our children until we take our last breath.

I’ve been BLESSED to have 2 beautiful children who have grown up to be productive citizens

My daughter has blessed me with 2 grandsons 12 years apart so I’ll be able to have the joys of playing with a growing child for several more years. With her first she was still at home & I was in the delivery room with her

My son hasn’t yet had any children but in time when he is ready to settle down he will

Prayer Is Always “Justified” even if people do not want to accept that notation

There are days when I’ve been praying hard on my knees for my children both as children & as adults as well as my husband

What some people don’t quite understand is that there are different types of prayers but God tells us to always be in prayers.

We talk to God in our prayers & just like we talk to our parents here on earth we do not only talk to them when we want something

Most times we do not “hear” directly from God in an actual voice but we can see His Reply to our prayers in what happens & is seen around us. Most recently my son was taking a leap of faith for a job out in Louisiana & got hired for the job BUT there was a problem with the schedule for him to get into a class that the company offered.

I got into prayer with a prayer partner & we asked that things would be made possible for my son if this was the job for him to have & to provide housing & funds until he started work on the boat.

We prayed for an hour or more on many things & just prior to us actually hanging up My Son Called. Prayers Answered & All was Set into place for him to get his orientation & the training & the way for him to earn some spare cash & housing until he moved into the company dorm.

God answered our prayers & my son didn’t even know we were praying for him at the time when he called & when I finished talking with my son I called my prayer partner to tell her tht some of our prayers had in fact been answered

 

 

Spring Cleaning – Decluttering & Tag Sales

It’s time for me to start that ever wonderful Spring Cleaning

This year I’m not just opening windows & packing away washed winter wearables for next season

This year I’m going to declutter & downsize our belongings

Starting with all those gift items I’m never going to use & those purchased items I’ve just got no time for

New in Box Farberware Millennium 10 pc Stainless Steel Non-Stick Cookset

Like this brand new still in box 10 piece stainless steel Farberware cook set that Hubby ordered that I refuse to use because I told him I wanted to pick up a cast iron cook set

He never returned it figuring that I’d give in since I couldn’t lift it to bring it down the stairs to the car to the post office to send it back to the company that he ordered it from. I haven’t given in & all it’s doing is pissing me off each time I trip over it

(Men when your wife has a big red X on an item in a catalog & has circled several items in that catalog do not buy the item with the big red X on it get one of the items that are circled)

So now it’s just taking up space so I need to get this set sold & then I’ll be able to pick up the cast iron cook set that I wanted in the 1st place. If you are living in CT & might be interested in buying this set you do not have to wait until I have the official tag sale in April / May feel free to leave a message 641-715-3900 ext 841011#

 

Empty Nesting Again

Got a bunch of mixed emotions going on this week

I dropped my son off at the airport on Sunday something I’ve not done since early 08 when he was still in the Navy

I tried to have a happy face & laugh but inside was a mixture of motherly emotions

We joked a bit as we got his stuff ready for the “working vacation” off to Louisiana to look for a seamans job

The joy in knowing that if he wasn’t able to find a job he had one fulltime he already was working at & 1 seasonal possible to fulltime permanent at the post office to come back to at the end of the week

He was excited & I was nervously excited for him as well but angry because he should have been able to get a shipping job here in CT but our democratically run state has driven out all of the good jobs

Today my son texted that he’s passed the physical & that he’s scheduled to start orientation on Monday

He has a minor hiccup that they are working on that he didn’t know about in his certification but the company is working on getting that fixed

I’m happy for him I knew it wouldn’t be a problem getting the job if there were openings he is a good worker & missed being on the water

but I am angry that our Employment Offices aren’t set up to assist our veterans in getting their certifications etc so that it’s easier to transition into civilian life? I thought that there were supposed to be a veterans helper that helps our veterans take the skills that they had in the military & translate them into employment english so that the HR departments would know what the veterans were doing & that also help our veterans that want to do similar work in the civilian world get the certifications etc that are necessary

I’m sorry to be venting but I am angry that my son has to go 1/2 way across the country to get a job when CT is on the shore with several Port towns & NYC is not far away is also a port city but the tax & spend democrats have chased away all of the shipping companies & factories & companies that might have hired our children

I am excited at his news – like I said a big mixture of emotions going on

He’s not yet found out which type of ship he’ll be placed on

The company is International so I’m wondering if he’ll be Way Out to Sea or more stateside waters in the gulf of mexico ports in & around the Mississippi

I went into his room today & had a little cry because I’ll miss having someone to chit chat with during the day

Working Retail there were many days he had off that Hubby was working & we’d chit chat & he helped out around the house when I couldn’t reach something or lift heavy items

On occasion we’d just “Hangout” & he’d treat me to lunch or sometimes a movie,

He made certain that I got to go shooting for my very first time when he overheard me talking about the fact that I wanted to know what the different types of guns felt like weightwise prior to buying anything due to my arm not being able to handle heavy weights for longguns & I was nervous about the kickback on sidearm choices but I knew I wanted to get my permit & licenses & larn how to hunt

My son is a good son that I am both proud of & enjoy hanging out with

We’ve had some very heated debates that can last for hours covering all sorts of topics in one night while sitting in the yard, or walking the dog or in our lower level so we don’t wake Hubby. We enjoyed those life discussions even though sometimes we’d frustrate each other at different times about different topics

Only a mother whose last child has left the nest can understand the mixture of emotions that I’m talking about

I’m sure that husbands go through something similar but it’s not the same
(I did catch Hubby standing in the middle of the room Sunday when I got back from the airport)
We both miss our son in our own way
But mothers know it’s different because we’ve given life to these grown people
Wiped tears, taught their first words & sang them songs, nursed at our breasts
& that’s just something that is different from a mother’s love
I’m not saying better, just a different kind of love & bond

Son & I prior to airport drive

Love my Son trying to make me laugh

Groundhogs Day

2014 has been rather hectic so far & it’s only Feb 2nd

I’ve decided to start yet another blog this year

The question is why bother when there are more than a few other blogs out there from years past?

Well I’m trying to pull together all those blogs from all over the place & put them into one

A long time blog has been lost due to non-use but it was full of my memories & thoughts & pictures at that time

With the loss of that blog the reality of needing to gather my cyberlife together into one place hit me

I’ve lost a few friends & family members in recent years & for my family to be able to find all of the blogs will be difficult

So in future years when the family wonders about events etc at least they’ll be able to come to 1 place to start understanding

We Parents do not get an instruction manual so we do the best we can in raising our children & interacting with our family

We make mistakes, but for the most part we are doing the best that we can

From the outside looking in most do not have a clue as to why decisions have been made but

In writing our blogs we tend to put out there some of deepest heartfelt feelings & thoughts

So this blog will be a combination of what’s going on now & posts from the past tossed in as I migrate those posts from other blogs in

As we all know the well laid plans often go awry so expect occasional confusion going forth

The current plan is to post at least once a week on life in the here & now

Then sometime during the week I’ll have a copy & paste from an old blog with the possibility of an update introducing it

Thank you for joining me on my journey forward into the future while reviewing the past

Thanks for Reading Real Life in CT

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