Dinner at Kevin’s

We had a showing today from 2-3pm, so I asked my brother if he would mind hosting family dinner and he stepped up to the plate!

Chris, Becky and David
Kevin, Chris, Sean, Becky, and Dave

We invited the kids- Chris & Becky and Sean came, but Josh and Shari took a pass because Josh has a stomach virus 🦠

Kevin prepared shredded bbq chicken in his instant pot and bought a delicious broccoli salad. Dave bought three different Bob Evans Mac and cheese flavors, mixed them up in a big disposable pan and put breadcrumbs on top, cooked them when we got there, and it was all yummy.

I was surprised I could eat with the ulcers in my mouth and throat, but everything was soft enough and I managed fine.
Mostly though, my brother was happy to have all of our help to work on his jigsaw puzzle that he’s been trying to finish for two months now. ☺️

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One-Liner Wednesday 8-17-22 Showing Today

Another Showing Today!

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, or if you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

After no showings since Saturday, I’m excited to say, we have another showing scheduled for 1pm today. I’ve cleaned, put away, and polished it up the best I can whilst living here. This is the first time in the history of our marriage that we have had to show a house, and we’ve moved 10 times!!! I have to admit, it’s stressful!

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WOD Challenge 8-1-22 Lazy Limerick

Ivan Ileksic for Unsplash

There once was held a delegation

Concerning the upcoming oration

Detailing one’s future education.

The powers that be

Claimed school should be free

Thus the vote on the floor was affirmation!

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#SoCS 7-23-22 You’re Invited

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.” Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

You are cordially invited to come into my world through my blog whenever I decide to post, whether it be daily, weekly, monthly, or whatever!

I got my prompt words off of a circular that came in the mail for one of those deals where you get a free dinner if you go listen to a presentation of some kind. In my case, it was to hear about retirement planning, which I don’t need because I already have a great team on that. Oddly enough, I found them in much the same way! They did a presentation for women only at my local TC Jr College a few years ago. I attended, was impressed, and brought all the facts I learned about how necessary it is to start retirement planning early, and shared them with David. I was so surprised when he told me he was on board with the idea and we went together to the meeting Angela and Scott reserved for us at the presentation.

So, sometimes it’s worth it to sit through these types of presentations, however, we didn’t get a free dinner with that one. 😉

We did get a wonderful retirement planning team that has set us on the right path though. We really need to touch base with them and let them know about our recent purchase. 😳😁

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WOD Challenge 6-17-22 Never Have I Tried a Rye

Never Have I Tried a Rye

I have never tried a rye

Tortillas do me fine

But if I ever tried that bread

I’d pair it with red wine

Good grief! The month is almost gone and I have whiled it away doing almost nothing! Where does the time go? And now I’m feeling under the weather…which is Africa hot btw!

I’ve been busy with church things, working and worrying about Dad’s house, which is over now, and dealing with my grief. Things are improving in general, and Dave and I are planning an out-of-town trip next weekend (hopefully) to go look at some property in east Texas. It is getting close to the time for him to retire and for us to enter into the next chapter/phase of our lives.

I have so many things I want to do but have no energy lately to do them. I’m hoping once I feel better, this will change because I have begun to write things in my head again. Like this silly little poem, I can write whole posts in my head but if I don’t write them down, they’re gone forever. I started my book/essay/whatever and I’m working on my entry for this year’s Literary Taxidermy contest. I still need to sort through pictures of Mom and Dad and get them into the album. We need to start whittling down our belongings because the plan is to downsize when we move. I’m trying to keep several plants alive, and Dave has a nice garden growing that I also keep an eye on. I have choir, practice, and faith-based book club meetings at church that I love, yet will have to leave behind when we move on.

All these things and more are swirling around in my head and I’m trying to get to a point where I feel like straightening things out. I have only worked out once this week because I feel bad, but I am on antibiotics now, so things are hopefully going to improve soon. (stupid body, I can NEVER play without paying for it!)

My office is a nightmare, I think I’m going to cancel my Medium membership because I never write on that platform anymore. I need to find a new one. I was invited to join a Discord writing group yesterday but watched an expose on Discord last night so…I’m thinking not.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, trying to stay cool, or warm wherever you are!

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