The Saturday Post {85}

Top 5 Posts of the Week
1. 365 – Midmonth photos 62-76

2. A Few of My Favorite Things – Repost

3. A Worthy Cause & Giveaway!

4. Friday Five

5. 1 Year Anniversary Post

This Weeks Posts
A Worthy Cause & Giveaway!
The day you started blogging. What were you thinking?
Friday Five

Blast from the Past
2014 – There wasn’t one. This time last year there was a lot going on…
2013 – Bamboo Gardens
2012 – Farm Kids are a Different Breed
2011 – Sad Day
2010 – There wasn’t one.

Recipes made from the Blog This Week
++I was lazy this week :)++ Well I didn’t cook anything I’ve blogged about. I actually cooked things…

Week’s Happenings
++This was a weird week what with Monday off and all. That kind of made me lose track of days.
++One of my husband’s cousins (by marriage??) lost their little boy this week. He was just a few days shy of 3. I don’t know the details really and I didn’t ever meet those family members so I never knew the little boy but please keep the family in your prayers.
++Another one of hubby’s cousins (sister to the parents of the little boy) lost their house to a fire this week so please keep them in your prayers as well.
++Today is my SIL’s baby shower. I guess she had a bit of a scare this week due to her age when involved with this pregnancy but all came out okay.
++I usually give my SIL fits about being old… I refrained when she posted about that on facebook. Every now and then I can be nice, right? (btw, if you’re reading this Liss, you’re old 😉 haha)
++I just had to throw that in there… couldn’t resist.
++Hubby ordered me TurboFire this week. 2 of my friends have done it, one is Jill, she did awesome about it and blogged the results. The other is Brittin, she is actually signed up to be a coach? or something like that. I don’t really know. We’ll see if I can shed this baby weight with that.
++I’d like to shed the weight I gained that is still hanging around, but I’d also like to tighten up and maybe even drop a few more pounds.
++My group of friends, we absolutely LOVE to watch/quote the NFL Bad Lipsinking video on Youtube. Earl told me I needed to watch the 2015 one the other night. It’s good but still not as good as the first… SKUNK! An Orange Peanut? For me? Well I accept you!
++And that’s all she wrote boys and girls.

A Worthy Cause & Giveaway!

Did anyone else realize that it is Tuesday? It sooooooo feels like Monday but I guess that’s because yesterday felt like Sunday to me even though I know Sunday was the day before yesterday because we went to church. Wow, how’s that for a long sentence.

So have you been paying attention to the different events going on around the country? Dang! There’s a 17 year old in NC who killed her 26 day old baby because he was a pain in her backside basically. Then there’s a couple in Maryland who are in the line of fire because they let their kids go to the park. 2 questions…

  1. How has the world changed sooooooo much since we were kids?
  2. That’s how things are here in the US, is it like this around the world?

Anyway, people like Stephanie from In Her Lens give me hope for the way this world is going. She’s going to be shaving her head on March 7th in honor of curing childhood cancer research. Childhood cancer research sadly does not always receive the funding it needs, an issue that needs to be addressed.  To help raise funds Stephanie decided to reach out to a few bloggers (including me) to see if we would donate items for a giveaway.  There is one mandatory entry for the giveaway, and that is donating $5.00.  Which not only goes to an amazing cause, but the giveaway is worth more than $5.00!  In fact, it is worth about $80.00!


Honor to Veterans – Try Scuba Diving Day

Holy cow, not only is it Monday, but it’s the start of the spring school semester. I’m not going to lie, I kind of wanted to cry this morning, a little bit anyway… because I don’t really care for night classes and I have 2 again this semester. Ugh! But not only that, the worst weather we get here in Southwest Missouri usually happens in January through March and I drive a car. Blech! But whatever… that’s neither here nor there… and I’ll survive!

Now the real reason I’m here today is not to complain about the beginning of the spring semester, but it’s to tell you about my Saturday. We had Tbug this weekend and she made the comment on Sunday that it’s nice to just sit around, especially because we HARDLY. EVER. sit around when she’s at our house… very true girl! very true.

Anyway Saturday Extreme Sports Scuba had a Veteran’s Try Diving Day. It was all thought up because in November (the 11th) is Veteran’s Day but every day the troops put their lives out on the line for us, so why do we only honor the veteran’s in November (and for that matter, why do we only honor the current servers only in May…) so we thought it would be fun to put together a day in honor of them. Allow them to come out to a heated in door pool and give scuba diving a try. And that’s just what happened.

Now I want to tell you, when I woke up Saturday morning and got in my car, the temperature read 13˚F. Yuck! Anyway we dropped baby girl off with my parents and headed on over to the dive shop. Once there, we helped hook up to the trailer and away we went to 5 Mile Children’s Camp where we were having the Try Scuba diving in a heated in door pool! The Pool conditions were 83˚F. Inside the building was great, unless someone opened the overhead door. And I eventually wound up in the pool when the kids “pushed” me in. Okay so I should fess up, I jumped in on my own free will, but allowed them to think they pushed me in.

But because I was already in the water, I borrowed Deb’s gear and proceeded to dive myself. Now the way we handle tanks here is that we always try to do the visual inspections in January when most people aren’t diving so that you aren’t without gear come the summer months. Hubby was told to drain his tank down to get it on their schedule. He tried and tried… but he’s gotten better at air conservation so eventually I had taken Deb’s gear off, took hubby’s main 2nd stage regulator, had him us the backup regulator and let him drag me around the pool so that 2 of us were using up his air. When I finally quit, he was still going… But we eventually got it down and had a blast doing it.

My only complaint for the day, I have really long, really thick hair, and on my back when it was wet and cold outside. blech!

When we brought the tanks in from the trailer, they all frosted over from the cold to the hot.


5th Annual Review Extravaganza Prize Winners!! #2014RE

The 5th Annual Review Extravaganza is now officially over!

First I would like to thank my co-hosts for all of their work, for recapping with me and helping share the word about this review.   I also want to thank all of you who linked up.  It has been so wonderful meeting new bloggers.  I also have loved seeing the responses and seeing how by recapping and looking at the year  as a whole has helped many realize that with time, things do change and can get better.

2014 Review Extravaganza

First a Big Thanks to all the hosts!   Make sure you are following these ladies if you already aren’t.