Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dear Friday:



April 2015 is in the history books now. And so is my A to Z Challenge. I had fun doing it. I met some new friends. And now it is back to life, as we know it. Please join me

Dear Mother Nature: Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is my kind of weather. Sunny, blue skies and warm temperatures. Let's keep this up!

Dear Fast Food Restaurants: Whatever happened to the Fast in fast food. Seems to take so much longer in the lines now. And twice in this past month I have not gotten home with what I ordered. I let down my guard and didn't check before I drove all the way home. I started trusting you too much. And you caught me. Not once, but twice. Grrrrrrrr!!

Dear Grandchildren: Less than 3 weeks until the end of the school year. OMG! You know I will get a little crabby having you home so much. So I am going to make us a little list to see what we can accomplish this summer. I invite you to all think of some good things to put on the list. To go along with the chores we want to accomplish of course. Get with me soon....
(now I will see who reads my blog. hehehehe)

Dear Dust, Dirt, and Grime: Watch out! I am getting in the mood for a cleaning fest. You may run but you can't hide. I'm looking for you. And I am equipped with all the latest grimes chasers and dust busters. Ready, set, HIDE!!

So here we are in the month of May. Time for May flowers. Time for spring cleaning. And planting. And bringing a little sunshine into our lives. What do you like about the month of May??

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  1. Yep, we have learned to check orders too from fast food places :) I hope you and the grands some up with great things of what to do this summer :) It is always an adjustment having them home after they weren't home for nine months, LOL, always took us a few days to get in the groove of them being around :)

    betty

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    1. I usually check mine too. But I let down my guard.....

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  2. Funny, but May used to be my very favorite month. Nowadays, May heralds the coming of 100-degree+ temps and absurd electric bills.
    Agenda for the grands? Didn't I see on one of Betty's posts where you said Harley had a new camera? Not sure why, but the first thing that popped in my mind was having she and Darian document their summer break; like a photojournalist might. Might be fun to save, then have them look back upon in 10 (or 20) years!

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    1. I will take those temps but not the electric bill. I am determined that we won't have crazy bills this summer. We might just have to be a bit warmer. Yes, Harley has a new camera. That is a great idea. I will have her do it!!

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  3. I can't remember the last time I was in the mood for a cleaning fest. 2003?!? Glad you made it across the AtoZ finish line! To me, you are a keeper, Paula!
    ~ We made it!!! ~
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge

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    1. Thanks Barbara. You are in my new reading list too. I am not really in the mood for cleaning either.

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  4. Hi Paula - so impressed that it's the end of the challenge and already your May 1st post is up!! May will be a month spent doing battle against the weeds I think in my new garden which has been neglected over the past two years (and in some parts possibly over the past two decades!!) I NEVER trust fast food outlets and since both children are away rarely have to go to them these days.
    As for grandchildren ideas, I still recall the day I turned our big garden table upside down and told the children they would be taking a boat trip and go collect all the games and things they might need - the table was to be their boat and being at sea they would of course not be allowed back in during the day (except for toilet breaks). They stayed on that "boat" from 9 a.m. until late into the evening - even their dad joined them when he got in from work. We still talk about that wonderful day and they did have an amazing adventure on the high seas!! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. I think that sounds like fun. But my grandchildren (who live with me) are 15 and 17. I don't think I would get them to play along :)

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  5. That's a really cool vintage style postcard graphic up at the top of the post.

    Thank you so much for participating in the A to Z Challenge! You rock! Congrats on getting to the letter Z! Reminder: there will be an A to Z Reflections round on May 4th. There will be a Linky for it on the main blog, so please look for it there! Please post your reflections on the challenge, visit others, and catch up on the blogs you didn't have time to read!

    Team Macha, Helping Co-Host Zalka
    Maui Jungalow

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    1. Thank you Courtney. I made it at PICMONKEY. I will be getting my post ready for May 4

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  6. I like opening my windows, seeing my peonies, the end of the semester at the college, no icy roads, earlier sunrises, later sunsets . . .

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    1. Yes, Yes, Yes.....I love opening the windows too.

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  7. I can't believe it's May already!!!

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  8. Dust, grime and idle children go well together.

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  9. I cleaned the bathrooms today yuck but needed done. Glad to see your dear friday letters back up. Missed them. I also did one today as well. Hope you have a blessed weekend.

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    1. I'm glad that you participated today Stacey. I like Dear Friday's!

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  10. You know, I have noticed the same thing about fast food restaurants. They are so slow! The last few times I have gone in to McDonald's, they took my order, got my name and wrote it on a receipt, and I waited for 15 minutes a couple of times. But if I go through the drive through, they are ready right away! I don't get it! I really need to get this house cleaned, and decluttered, it is making me cranky and grumpy. But when it is nice out, I don't want to be bothered ( it hasn't been nice enough yet for me to not be bothered).....but then I feel like hibernating!

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    1. We have found it to be the opposite here, Ellie. The drive-thru takes forever but going inside is a bit quicker. I am kind of the same way about cleaning. But I have to get on it. I feel like for the past 9 months I have done so very little.

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  11. Had to come back to see if I could add anything to your list of things to do with the grands. How about a summer-long tournament of your favorite game you like to play? Even if it's a card game, you could kerp trsck of points or wins and then decide an end date and a winner. Or plant sunflowers an have a growing contest. Tallest one wins. Or Dinner by Alphabet. I did that with my granddaughter once a week. Or pick a favorite actor and watch the movies they've been in.

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    1. Great idea Gram! We might try a few of those. I'll let you know what happens. I like the idea of Dinner by Alphabet. We'll start that one right away!

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  12. Around here the weather has been a little too warm...

    If you're looking for projects for the grandchildren, check Pinterest. They have all sorts of interesting ideas. (I'd suggest YouTube, but there are too many videos of kids doing idiotic things.)

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    1. We got up in the 80's here today. But I pretty much stayed inside most of the day. I have plans for tomorrow. Let's see how it goes

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