Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday Medley ~ National Ride the Wind Day


Found another fun meme to partake in. Head on over to Your Friend From Florida..... for other participants.

Here is a medley of questions for the Wednesday Medley. I always start with the National Day Calendar Day for ideas and base questions from there. No rules and there is no obligation. Link up if you want to. I'm doing this to fill my Wednesday and if you are interested, then I invite you to join in and link up with other ‘Meddlers’!!

I went a couple of days ahead on the calendar for today's theme. Let's see where it takes us!
Everything below this line was copied from the National Calendar site.
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NATIONAL RIDE THE WIND DAY

Enjoy the last days of summer and the warm summer breezes on August 23 as you celebrate the annual National Ride the Wind Day.

National Ride The Wind Day commemorates the anniversary of the first human-powered flight to win the Kremer prize.

It was on August 23rd of 1977 that the Gossamer Condor 2, flew the first figure-eight course specified by the Royal Aeronautical Society, at Minter Field in Shafter, California. Slowly cruising at only 11 mph, it traveled a distance of 2,172 meters.
  • The Gossamer Condor 2 was built by Dr. Paul B MacCready and piloted by amateur cyclist and hang-glider pilot Bryan Allen.
  • The Gossamer Condor 2 aircraft is preserved at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

We all know that cooler air is right around the corner so take advantage of these nice days and get outside as much as possible. Test out those human-powered aircraft and make some history. summer breezes allow us to fly human-powered. In the event you lack a human-powered aircraft, flying a kite is always a good back plan.

Everything above this line is copied from the National Calendar site.
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1. Tell us about the first airplane ride you took and do you like to fly? My first flight was when I was 18, I was going out to California with a cousin. I was flying alone from my city to Chicago to meet up with her. My flight got bummed up early, so it was a mad dash to the gate. I was sandwiched between 2 very large business men (who neither smelled all that great...sigh). Once in Chicago I was alone for a few hours before her flight arrived. While it was a great opportunity, I was scared beyond belief...so grateful for when I saw her... then began our great adventure.. flew to Colorado, picked up her truck and made our trek to Califorina, stopping along the way. (she was moving to Alaska where her husband just got stationed, and had been visiting with his family in New York before she met up with me in Chicago. We arrived in CA, for a fun filled 2 weeks with her mom, and lots of sight seeing.

I do love to fly, and now that the brother is in Florida, I try to fly down there once a year!

2. Have you ever gone hang gliding and was it on the beach with boat power, or from a mountain with only the wind and your body? I have never been.

3. Have you ever gone kite flying and with whom? I have, as a kid several times.... and then with my boys

4. Experimental aircraft is quite popular as a hobby where Terri lives. Have you or anyone you know ever constructed a flying machine and did you ride in it? No, but my hubs would love to do this.

5. Another big hobby around Lakeland is Radio Controlled Airplanes. Have you ever seen them flying or tried your hand at it? I have not, but the hubs has. He and his father had one (I think they still do) - Linda Lou - they have crashed it a few times, the last time put her into a major repair mode that had them frustrated, so it was put up...that has been years ago.

While this is not a RC plane, it was one that John had that he brought up to my apartment, that he my my oldest like to fly in the field. 1991...oh so many years ago


6. Please tell us something about your week. We are down to one vehicle right now as the hubs is in the shop. The first half of the week, I don't really need my truck with me working from home... but dang it all... now that I don't have it, I always seem to want to go somewhere... Hopefully his will be home today. If not, I will be taking him to work on Thursday, as I have an interview.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ More About You Continued...

You can see what others post and link up over on Tuesday 4 Meme.

A little different for this week's Tuesday 4 Meme. Please copy and paste the questions to your blog and leave a comment for me to visit. As always there will only be 4 questions to answer and posted on Monday mornings at 7:00 AM EST for you.

Only necessary rule is to link back to this site, thanks. 😊

More About You Continued...

1. Where is your favorite place to be? the beach

2. Where is your least favorite place to be? work

3. What was the last thing that really made you laugh? my son....he just had his wisdom teeth pulled...while he wasn't off the wall goofy/funny... he did make me laugh quite a bit on the drive home

4. Are you a social person? not really

Monday, August 19, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Monday! What a weekend! Although it didn't go quite as planned. The bedroom painting didn't happen. The hubs had to work on Saturday, so I was without a vehicle, as his is leaking oil, bad. He then had to work on that once he got home. I had plans for dinner with family as my cousin Wanda is in town from Alaska.

Sunday John spent most of the day trying to figure out where the leak was coming from, and finally concluded that he is going to have to take it somewhere. Ugh! So hopefully we can paint this weekend!

Now onto the Happy Homemaker Monday post.


I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.
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For Today... Aug 19th, 2019

The weather...Its 63°.... And the high of 86° for today.

As I look outside my window...Its still dark out

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... Never Play Dead by Tomi Lahren - I love her boldness. Almost done with this one.


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... no movies this week/weekend

On my TV... Handmaid's Tail, Yellowstone, Big Brother, Fear the Walking Dead

On the menu for this week...
Monday ~ baked ziti and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ burgers, tater tots and fruit
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ steak, baked potato and fruit
Saturday ~ not sure yet
Sunday ~ not sure yet

In the craft basket... working on a temperature afghan, week 33 of 52 completed - another round of green. Finished one cross stitch, so another one was started

the new stitch project ~ struggles.... stitching on black is no fun! I will finish it, but there will be lots of grumbling along the way!


Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out (arm day)
Tuesday ~ work, work out (leg day)
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ housework, craft day - didn't get to this last week - doing some cleaning, rearranging and purging
Friday ~ groceries, hoping to prep the room for painting
Saturday ~ painting in the bedroom
Sunday ~ church, painting, women's/men's meeting

Looking around the house... I am seeing lots of dog toys and blankets strewn about... she was having a good old time with her toys and blankets last night. Silly pup!

From the camera... the boy, cloud pic, the pup, a finished xstitch project and lots of family

the boy - getting ready to go to the oral surgeon


the pup - she was relaxed and napping with dad


clouds after the rain.. I like how the power pole looks like a cross at the bottom of the pic


the finished xstitch project


the family.... my cousin Wanda is in town from Alaska, so about 45 of us got together for dinner... just a few pics


What I'm wearing today... purple top and gray leggings

One of my simple pleasures... hanging out with cousins

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


On my prayer list... for family, friends and our country

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ Diet! What Diet?

You can see what others post and link up over on Tuesday 4 Meme.

A little different for this week's Tuesday 4 Meme. Please copy and paste the questions to your blog and leave a comment for me to visit. As always there will only be 4 questions to answer and posted on Monday mornings at 7:00 AM EST for you.

Only necessary rule is to link back to this site, thanks. 😊

Diet! What Diet?

1. Favorite Cake: Growing up, and into the early days of my oldests life we would get our cakes for special events from a lady in our area, that made the absolute best cakes! I don't know what she did, but they were amazing! She didn't charge us outrageous prices either..sometimes I felt she didn't charge enough. But for an every day cake, white cake with milk chocolate frosting

2. Favorite Cookie: Oatmeal Raisin or a Oatmeal Scothchie

3. Favorite Pie: Blueberry or a Dutch Apple


4. Favorite Candy: Milky Way or Plain M & M's

Tasty Tuesday ~ Ham and Cheese Omelet in the Waffle Iron






I found this cookbook at Joann's of all places. So many fun recipes to try, and first up is an omelet! I used my own ingredients and will add what I used after the actual recipes ingredients.




Ingredients
4 eggs (I used 3)
2 T half and half (I used milk)
6 fully cooked bacon strips, crumbled (canadian bacon diced)
1/2 cup schredded cheese
1/4 cup chopped tomato (I don't do tomato in my omelets)
3 green onions, sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
Preheat and lighty grease your waffle irom.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and half and half, until well blended. Stir in the bacon, cheese, tomato, green onions, salt and pepper.

Pour part of the mixture onto the hot iron, close the lid, and cook until the eggs are done to your liking. I cooked mine for 4 1/2 minutes.

The longer the eggs are in the iron, the easier it is to remove them.



Monday, August 12, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday


I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.
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For Today... Aug 12th, 2019

The weather...Its 68°.... And the high of 87° for today.

As I look outside my window...Its cloudy, and is looking like this is how it will be all day


On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... Never Play Dead by Tomi Lahren - I love her boldness.


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... no movies this week/weekend

On my TV... Handmaid's Tail, Yellowstone, Big Brother, Fear the Walking Dead

On the menu for this week...
Monday ~ sketti, garlic knots and a salad
Tuesday ~ tacos
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ fish, rice, corn
Saturday ~ dinner with out of state family
Sunday ~ take out I am thinking, as we will be in paint mode

In the craft basket... working on a temperature afghan, week 32 of 52 completed - back to the Spring Green. Started a new cross stitch and a new afghan

the new stitch project


the new afghan, its not much, but its a start...lol It will be a 40x50 throw to go on my bed, for decor only


Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out (arm day)
Tuesday ~ work, work out (leg day)
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ housework, craft day - doing some cleaning, rearranging and purging
Friday ~ groceries, taking the youngest to his oral surgeon appt, then home to staring moving things out of our room to start the bedroom makeover
Saturday ~ painting in the bedroom
Sunday ~ painting and putting the room back together

Looking around the house... again the hubs has his guitars and amp out, need to get them back in cases and put up, but that will have to wait, as its just about time for clock in for work

From the camera... the hubs and his guitar, drag race pics, finished cross stitch project and my planner spread

the hubs

Drag Race - Truck with 3 get engines, so cook and so powerful! Then a pic of 2 of the jet dragsters




the finished Raindrop cross stitch

planner spread

What I'm wearing today... black leggings and a pink tank top

One of my simple pleasures... a night out with my guy

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


On my prayer list... for family, friends and our country

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!