Meandering Through Another Monday…

Here I sit, at 6:30 in the morning, blogging! Ten years ago, if anyone would have told me I’d be doing this, I’d have said, “You’re crazy!” Who even knew what a blog was, ten years ago? Did blogs even exist back then? They didn’t as far as I was concerned! I barely knew how to turn the computer on and off, but I sure knew how to shop on eBay! ūüôā

As expected, Ed and I spent a rainy weekend indoors. We did a little shopping, and two of our three children came over for visits, along with their families. Saturday evening found us all gathered around the kitchen table, each with their own plate of take-out food! Needless to say, not much cooking went on in my kitchen over the weekend! People came and went, and it continued to rain. By Sunday, our yard looked like this–again…


Lake Gooseneck?

Ed’s been doing pretty good with the shingles. He hasn’t had any pain, so far, just intermittent itching. Ed is now second guessing the doctor’s diagnosis and wondering if he actually has the shingles at all. The rash is still present, on one side of his back, but now Ed wonders if he may have picked up “something” from the ground while he was laying under the house installing the tv antenna or later when he was working on the lawnmower. He may get a second opinion today. In the meantime, he continues to take his anti-viral medication. Ed doesn’t make a good patient, and he grumbles with each pill he has to take! ¬†As far as we know, his cataract surgery is “still on” for this Thursday. ¬†Hey, who wouldn’t want to have their eye cut on while they’re miserable with an itchy back?!

Somehow, in between rain showers, Ed managed to plant a few seeds in our container garden.  It gave him a good excuse to get out of the house!  He planted some squash, cucumbers, and carrots, and I already have a few lettuce and cabbage plants started in trays. This is not what we had planned for our fall garden, but it will have to do. Our large, regular garden plot is currently still underwater!

I’m friends with some of my former first-grade students on Facebook. ¬†By now, some have graduated from high school, while others are currently juniors or seniors. ¬†I’ve enjoyed watching them grow up, and keeping up with them through the magic of Facebook. ¬†One particular student has soared some-what above the rest. She’s a lovely young lady, who comes from a wonderful family. (Her mom is a former co-worker of mine.) ¬†She’s won numerous scholastic awards, is an honor student and a pageant queen. ¬†However, she’s not pretentious, she’s actually very sweet and kind of shy. ¬†This weekend, she also became the mom to a beautiful baby boy. ¬†My heart aches a bit for her, as I’m sure this is not quite how she planned to begin her “senior year” of high school. ¬†I’ll be praying for her and her family, as they welcome the new baby home, and navigate the new challenges which lie ahead of them all.

Speaking of school, I mentioned, on Friday, that our granddaughter, Madison, was about to begin her first year of home-school. ¬†Friday was Madison’s actual first day. ¬†This year’s lessons are being taught by a teacher via dvd’s. ¬†Madison’s school day begins at 8:30 and is over around 1:00. ¬†Madison reports that she had a good first day of school, and she rushed over to show, “E” and me, her cursive “e”! ¬†I’m so pleased that she’s learning to write in cursive, since our public schools no longer feel the need teach this!

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As usual, I’m, also, joining the “Monday Quiz”. ¬†Here are today’s questions:


1. Apparently today is International Homeless Animal Day.  Have you ever adopted an animal friend for your household?
Oh my goodness, yes! ¬†Over the years, (one year in particular!) we’ve adopted countless cats, dogs, rabbits, parakeets, hamsters, hermit crabs, and fish. ¬†I’m an animal-lover, who spent a year volunteering at our local animal shelter. ¬†Need I say more???

2. How do you adjust to changes in your daily routine?
I don’t usually adjust to changes in my daily routine very well. ¬†I’m a creature of habit, so when life throws changes my way, I usually end up dealing with a headache or a stomachache, in addition to the change!

3. Which social media platform do you like best?  Which one do you like least?
I like Facebook the best, Twitter the least. ¬†Speaking of Twitter, I’ll be glad when the ‘craze’ passes! ¬†Is anyone else annoyed by those annoying tweets being posted while you’re trying to watch a television show? ¬†Who cares what other people are thinking?!

4. How do you decide, ‘what’s for dinner?’
I take inventory of the freezer, refrigerator, and pantry, and see what items ¬†need to used first, or if I’m not feeling energetic, I’ll choose whatever meal is easiest.
My question for you:
Do the schools in your area still teach cursive writing?  If not, how do you feel about it?
Thanks to Heather @ Acting Balanced for hosting this fun meme.  Have a great Monday, everyone!

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  1. I don’t know if our local schools are teaching cursive now or not. My youngest, who is a senior this year is doing online school. It’s been 4 years since my oldest was in public school so I don’t know. However, that being said, I think they should teach it.

  2. They do and I think we all need to learn cursive….

  3. My kids go to a private school, and yes, they both learned how to write in cursive while in the first grade. I believe they are beginning to phase out cursive in our public schools here too though, since so much of what they learn is headed toward working on computers.

  4. Yes blogging was around in 1999 but I knew nothing about it either. I started blogging in 2009. Can’t believe your still having all that rain. I like that idea of being taught with a DVD. I don’t know what the schools are teaching but when I read they were going to be taking it out of schools I thought that was crazy!

  5. I cannot believe what your yard looks like! I sure wish I could send some of our warm, dry weather to you in exchange for a little of that rain. I don’t know if the schools around here are teaching cursive, but DD is teaching it to the Ts (they homeschool, too).

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