$50 Your Way Single Blog Giveaway! August 2017

Trying a little something different with August’s $50 Giveaway. Let me know what you think. I’m going to put the Giveaway Widget at the top of the post. For those that don’t want to read about my monthly blurb? gossip? update? Whining!! That’s it my monthly whine report then you can enter the giveaway and be done. If you are interested it’s all under the giveaway widget.

So the Cliff Note Version is: This giveaway is hosted by me alone so all the entries are only about me and my social media wants and needs. You can find more information about this giveaway if you want to scroll all the way to the bottom.
This is a very strange layout for this giveaway. Since I really want your opinion about the layout I’ll make it an entry. MAN! Am I sweet OR WHAT?!?!

Whine Report for August:

Just when I think this particular giveaway has run it’s course I am reminded that we are a little family on this particular post. We’ve been through a lot together. Good, bad, happy and sad. With sad; in July Tamra lost her Mom; so for just a moment send out a little prayer, or send good thoughts out into the universe; like sending her a warm virtual hug, of peace and love to her and her family.

Our house, crazy as ever. I’ve shared before that I had two large Oscar fish. They were about 20 years old. HUGE guys, but one got sick then the second and both went to live ummmm at Sea World. With other big fish.  Alice’s big watery eyes did me in when I explained the fish might be at NaNa’s house next visit… well……. Sea World …. YES! I LIED. I lied through my teeth! So big fish gone. Alice and I dismantled and scoured the 60 gallon tank. Let it set for 2 weeks with fresh clean water and then went shopping.  Alice explained to the sales lady that she wanted a fish that ate poop and a fish that has babies.  2 Plecostomuses and 6 Mollies later we headed home. LITERALLY THE NEXT MORNING we had babies.  2 weeks later?!? We have a good 50 fish in the tank!! Did you know Mollies can have babies every 28 days?! Did you know that Mollies can have EIGHTY BABIES every 28 days?!  I did not.

Anyone wanna come over have a cup of coffee and maybe take home a fish or 12?? 30??

I did take the little figurines from last months COMET TV giveaway and hide them in the rocks of the aquarium. They do make me laugh.  I did try and take a picture of the babies…. but they swim fast!

Of course, also spent time playing with my Cricut machine. Alice wanted a t-shirt for art camp. It came out so stinkin’ cute!!!!! George Rodrigue was famous for his Blue Dog paintings. Yes, the blue dog on the t-shirt is sparkly! As are all of the paint splatters! I do go through a LOT of sparkle vinyl!!  Alice had learned about Mr. Rodrigue in her Kindergarten art class and loves to tell the story about the “blue dog” paintings.

ZacharyMy BABY turned 37. He’s single ladies!! Never been married. No kids. I should stop here ’cause I’m in BIG trouble if I keep trying to find him a nice girl…… apparently there is nothing worse than having YOUR MOTHER fix you up.  He’s REALLY gonna hate this part!! But the WORD of the DAY is all about Zac. I am a funny girl!!

So that’s pretty much my update from August. Now on to the same ole’ same….. just in case you are new here and have no idea what is happening with this post!!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you stop by. THANK YOU!!! (Yes, I do just copy and paste the remainder of this post. I’m lazy! AND tired!! I hang out with a SIX year old ya know!!)

The August Giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements and of course going through PBnWhine for your regular Amazon Purchases is always appreciated. Going to Amazon from my blog does not cost you any additional money!!

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  1. Tamra Phelps says:

    Thanks for the prayers & virtual hugs, Connie! And for the place to vent a little. I’m still at a place where I find myself constantly thinking “Oh, this is the first _____ (fill in the blank) without Mom”– it could be anything from that first morning without her to something silly like the first time her favorite show was on without her. But I’m doing OK. I was raised by a lady who dealt with her share of loss & taught us to pick ourselves up & move forward.— And I have to add, you are going to be overrun by fish in a few months, lol!! (Fish that eat poop????? Alice needs to make a video showing us that!)

  2. We are having a very nice day today. Our little granddaughter is with us today. We love having the grandkids with us.

  3. OK. It is a nice day. I just did some online research on our property superintendent, as he seems to have a bad temper. He was arrested for larceny and on another occasion smashing his son-in-laws head into a table – disorderly conduct. He scares me.

  4. My day is good! My daughter, who has been overseas, spent two hours catching me up via chat. I’m happy about that.

  5. I can’t believe it’s a beginning of another month. August. Year is flying by. 2017 hasn’t been the best year for my family with my father’s cancer diagnosis, I am hoping for better days ahead.

  6. Had a good tour at Chatfield. We saw how big the plants we planted 2 months ago.

  7. I like reading your blog and I like keeping in touch.

  8. Day is going OK. More t-storms predicted today, means I will have to run home to manage the buckets and leaks if it starts.

  9. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m mostly doing OK. It takes some getting used to, being alone, when you’ve lived with someone (Mom) for years, & suddenly they’re gone. My brother & his family are right across the street, & the kids are over here often, which helps a lot. Just having voices & noise & something to do helps. Yesterday, I told my brother “I’m mostly OK, until suddenly, I’m not.” He said, “I know what you mean. I mowed the yard the other day, & I think I was the only 47 year old man who was mowing his yard, like (he made sniffing/crying noises.)” Lol, we miss her. Which I guess is a sign of a life well-lived & well-loved.

  10. I just got home from work so all is well had a hot ruff day at work here in Florida it is so hot and humid

  11. We have had a pretty good day so far. There are some thunderstorms heading our way, so we’ll be staying home this evening.

  12. My day is good! I made a new dish for supper that went over well! it’s a take off on cabbage rolls, but is a casserole. Very good!

  13. Feeling tired today… Spent a lot of time cleaning and I am still not finished. Hopefully by the end of the week….

  14. It is POURING this morning and it’s making me lazy. So I think I am just going to sit around, drink coffee, and veg… LOL. I will think about all of my work tomorrow…

  15. So far I would have to say my day is going well. Got a good night sleep. My appointment for the day was canceled so now I am just gonna stay home and get caught up with my emails and reviews.

  16. Day is going OK. More t-storms predicted again! in the afternoon, yesterday I just about made it home severe t-storms. I have a sewing project that I started, so if I have to run home to manage the buckets and leaks, I can work on the sewing.

  17. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s been a slow day, so far. I’m just sitting here on the computer, half watching TV. That’s pretty much my plan for the day, lol.

  18. Well after a few days here my husbands best friend left this afternoon.. we are all going to miss him so much….he needed to come because he is as afraid as we are.. what a great couple of days.. now back to normal….

  19. Today was very busy at work, but it is good because it makes the day go by faster.

  20. Had a lovely massage this morning. Having a quiet day at home.

  21. The rain has stopped and the sun is shining… I will make an attempt to finish the work I started Wednesday today. 🙂

  22. My day’s going fine. I’m getting a kind of slow start, but some days that ‘s okay 🙂

  23. Day is going OK. Love Fridays! Yea! And at this moment, the sun is out. Need to get some chores done!

  24. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s a gray, rainy day here in KY. A week ago today we buried Mom. I’m doing OK, at least I haven’t completely fallen apart, so that’s something, I guess. I know I will get through this. I also know she has left a huge hole in our lives…& there’s no filling that.

  25. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’m almost back on my feet after a couple of days under the weather. Ever had a violent tummy bug but been unable to use the toilet because storms mean power cuts and they mean no well water. I improvised (think kitty litter!). Change the subject quick!!!

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      I’m torn between feeling incredibly bad for you…and laughing my butt off (I’m sorry!!! It’s like some nightmare scenario on a sitcom!!) I’m glad you feel better. I noticed you weren’t commenting here & wondered if you were ill.

  26. I had a great Friday at work. Working with nice people is so much more enjoyable!

  27. Susan Smith says:

    I had a good day today. The weather is nice, not too hot and I got a lot of things I needed to get done.

  28. Its still really hot and humid here, so I’m not getting much done!

  29. Having a good day so far. The weather has gotten really crazy cool, feels like autumn.

  30. Really fun swim class today. Then grocery shopping. Got some yummy crab cakes that were on big sale. Ate them already.

  31. Another beautiful morning! Sun is shining. I am gonna bathe my dog and spend some time finishing cleaning up the kitchen.

  32. I miss the chatter and activity that company brings… Tired but cannot afford to get depressed.. this morning my husband took my hand and put me to sit next to him holding my hand all the while..with his other hand he touched my face….no words.. tears started coming down my face but I stayed put….I know all we do is talk positively and never gloomy but he knows what we are all feeling… if he makes it a miracle would have taken place…..he vomits daily and the only thing he gets down is ensure and ovaltine once a day…better get up from here and start moving.. thank you all for listening…..

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      Oh, I just feel so much anger about the injustice of good people possibly being taken. It makes me want to rage. (Yes, I know being good or bad has no bearing on such matters…but it should.) I’m glad you get to have this time with your husband (because of the ventilator, Mom didn’t get to speak to us)–but you hold out for that miracle!! You have all my thoughts & prayers & hope!

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      What a beautiful image Michele. I can’t imagine the pain you’re both going through.

  33. My day is going OK. There was heavy, heavy rain and thunderstorms this morning, and I got out all the buckets, plastic and towels. I had to leave for a bit, not raining right now, hope all is OK.

  34. Prayers for you, your husband, and family, Michele. I hope and ask God for a miracle and for fortitude for you all.

  35. Tamra Phelps says:

    My brother’s family has gone to Somerset (our hometown, actually–a few hours South of here) for my older nephew’s baseball tournament. Normally, I would think ‘Oh, I can sleep in” lolol–but now I just feel at loose ends. Two days alone, no kids crossing the street to pop in & out, etc. Well, I’m a big girl. Time to put on my big girl panties & deal with it!

  36. Kate Sarsfield says:

    At last I’m better and feel about 10 pounds lighter! Not pleasant 🙁

  37. Quiet day at home. Looking forward to the concert at Red Rocks tomorrow.

  38. I slept REALLY late – I guess I needed it!

  39. Wow.. it was really hard to read what my Mom wrote yesterday. Well today is Sunday… I have zero plans but to sit down and do fun things. I try to find happiness and contentment where I can.

  40. Sunday.. I truly miss going to mass but I know God understands that there are just not enough hours in the day….plus I really don’t like leaving my husband for too long….I say my rosary right here and do a daily novena.. that is the best I can do…sunny and bright and that will bring me happiness today……

  41. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s sort of overcast today, so I’m just hoping the sun peeks through sometime today. That always cheers me up a little. Well, my brother’s family will get back home today, so I expect kids in the morning. (School doesn’t start back until Thursday.)

  42. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Mum & I didn’t even wake up till 2p.m. It’s now 6.30p.m. and we’ve just had Sunday Brunch. It’s really quiet outside; apart from the rain that’s guaranteed on a Bank Holiday Weekend, a lot of the harvesting is coming to an end so the roads & fields will be much quieter from now on.

  43. My day is going good. I got up early, which isn’t unusual, but it was nice to see it won’t rain and is sunny. I was able to get some sewing done for an hour or so as it was nice and light, I’m making a new sun hat (among other things), the thread arrived yesterday, it is made of linen and the color is muted, a Vogue pattern.

  44. Off to the FACE concert at Red Rocks with friends from my chorus to see the small group of singers from my chorus sing on stage with the headliner.

  45. Good day! In the middle of a new novel that’s calling my name, and i spent an hour with the garden, doing maintenance. Lots of tomatoes!

  46. Today I help my mom in the garden. Gardening isn’t really my thing BUT I can assist. She just tells me what to do and I follow her orders… haha. 😀

  47. Tamra Phelps says:

    Boy, this is way too early to be up, but Monday is here & I have phone calls to make (trying to settle some things about Mom’s passing) & I expect my nephews will be over soon. (Their Mom & Dad head back to work.)

  48. OK garden here we come…I HATE yard work….but I have painted a smile on my face and here we go… the sooner we finish the sooner I can move on to other things I love like laundry and cleaning the bathrooms… I am a secret stand-up comic you see….

  49. OK. We are supposed to have torrents of rain this afternoon and tonight, so I’m trying to hustle so I can run home and manage the buckets and leaks.

  50. I have today off of work and the weather is beautiful. It does not get much better than today.

  51. The best thing is the weather ….I think fall decided to come early.

  52. Good swim at the other pool while mine is undergoing maintenance. Cool and rainy here today.

  53. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Sorry, but where did summer go? My niece is in Croatia where they’re having a heatwave & I’m sitting here with a scarf & woolly socks on!

  54. Going ok. I had the day off, but I go back to work tomorrow morning.
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  55. well so far I have only been awake for about an hour so the day is going well. Of course I haven’t left the house yet and you know how fast that can change the day.

  56. As I always say eclipses are awful portents.. the phone rings.. you know I hate when the phone rings.. it is my niece….my sister-in-law is so ill that she collapsed and is warded at hospital…today I have to organize to see her to represent my husband who is in no shape to go……and the beat goes on….

  57. Tamra Phelps says:

    We got the strangest letter ever yesterday. It was addressed to Mom (who died a few weeks ago.) It was from Medicare. What did it say? It informed her that she would no longer receive Medicare because ‘you are deceased.’ Wow. It’s not that it upset me, I’m doing OK. It just struck me as a prime example of government lunacy.

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      I’m still getting letters from Dad’s health insurance & when I phone to explain that he’s dead & that it’s upsetting I’m told that even as his executor I can’t take his name off their mailing list??? Who thinks these things up? And think of the cost – any wonder premiums are so high – grrr!

      • Tamra Phelps says:

        It’s crazy. I can’t believe the stories I’ve heard from people since we started dealing with this stuff!

  58. My day is going OK. It was raining before, but stopped, so no need to manage the buckets. Whew! I can think about other things.

  59. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Nothing much happening in downtown Monamolin, County Wexford today apart from rain storms. I’m no good in humid weather. Everything starts to droop!

  60. Went to the grocery store today and to the bank then came home and then took care of the animals. Next thing I know it’s 3pm and I just sat down. LOL.

  61. I had a busy but enjoyable day at work today. The weather was perfect!

  62. We had an emergency vet visit today. Our malamute started vomiting and there was bone in it – oh no. No idea where he picked up bone but he needed checking out. All is well after a $250 vet bill, x-rays and the whole nine yards …but he seems fine now. 🙂

  63. Had my infusion today. Then dinner at Smashburger.

  64. All scheduled to go to hospital to visit my sister-in-law then came the pouring rain, thunder, lightening the whole drama.. not going out in this….will re-schedule and try to keep up by phone with my niece…

  65. Tamra Phelps says:

    School starts back tomorrow for my niece & nephews! This Summer started out just like any other, but turned horrible in July, when Mom fell & then passed away. I feel so bad for my niece & nephews. In less than a year, they’ve lost their maternal Grandpa to cancer (it was a very aggressive, quick one), their maternal Grandma’s house burned down (& this poor woman had just lost her husband a few months earlier) & now they’ve lost their paternal Grandma (my Mom.) As adults, we know these things happen, and somehow we must endure and cope—but I worry about the kids. Yes, they seem resilient, but are they doing OK, really? We encourage them to express whatever they need to. I just hope we are helping them in the way they need.

  66. My day is going good, I’m enjoying the nice weather. Hope to get some things done that it has been too dark to do.

  67. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Today I took a solemn vow never to underestimate the inevitable quirkiness of fate. See, a couple of days ago I posted on Connie’s FB about how wasps are flying a**holes and today one of them got his revenge. Bloomin’ typical. The one day I ran out of anti-histamine. I am now in quite a lot of pain so if you’re listening dear wasps, message received and completely understood!

  68. Terrible weather today…. Lots of heavy rain. Curled up and relaxed and did some work on my laptop. 🙂

  69. Kimberly R says:

    My day is going great, it a quiet if not boring rainy day. I do love a rainy day even if I have to go to work.

  70. Good swim then stop at the library to pick up 6 books.

  71. Sun is out but I don’t feel good today… I think I caught my mom’s summer flu so I am gonna take it easy today….

  72. Called out to sick to the household today.. bad cough.. believe it or not I cannot talk!! Now you know I am sick….Tea.. honey.. lemon and a good shot for medicinal purposes only….

  73. Tamra Phelps says:

    First day back at school for the kiddies in our neck of the woods. That means I’ll be hit by 3 hungry kids (niece & nephews) about 3:30, lol.

  74. My day is going good. I’ve been walking more, and now have been googling around to see if there are a few stores I can walk to, how far they are. Found a small grocery store, so I signed up for their newsletter.

  75. Kate Sarsfield says:

    My wasp sting was about the size of my thumb nail now half my arm is roaring red, sore and so, so hot. I’ve been taking anti-histamine but now my asthma is kicking in so if it’s not better by the morning I’ll go to the doctor.

  76. Quiet day. Did go and get a haircut, but that’s all.

  77. Definitely caught my ma’s flu… we are both sick. Once again.. doing nothing. LOL.

  78. Going pretty good! I just had breakfast and am getting ready for work.
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  79. Well as it happens I have pneumonia…So pills, syrup and instructions to blah blah blah….plan on resting all day though.. cannot take fevers anymore so this one has to go down…..

  80. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, the niece & nephews are back to school (as of yesterday), so in a way, it feels like Summer is over. When I was a kid, we didn’t go back until the day after Labor Day (early September.) I know, they get out a little earlier & they get breaks during the school year that we didn’t get, but it still feels like Summer is cut short.

  81. Day is going OK. Nice weather today, so I’m going to enjoy it while we have it!

  82. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Ended up going to the doc with this sting as the glands in my neck & armpits were swelling. I’ll be on steroids for a few days which plays havoc with my weight but the swelling is already coming down.

  83. Good swim. Then to Arby’s for their Bronco Special since the Broncos got 2 touchdowns last night.

  84. I’m having a good day today. Also looking forward to the weekend 🙂

  85. Not too good today, the A/C went out! Thankfully it’s mild temps tonight but we’ve gotta get someone out tomorrow. 🙁

  86. Mom has a fever and is gonna rest. I don’t have one but my throat is sore and I feel tired and a bit weak. I am only gonna do what I have to do and then rest for the rest of the day.

  87. A dear friend called to see how I was feeling……I called and you weren’t there.. you have pneumonia where were you??? Mucking out stalls is my reply….oh.. you have to do that?? Well yes last I looked I don’t have a stable boy…LOL…gotta love people….Now after a cool shower and alcohol rub down I see the couch right nest to my husband..Frick and frack…Once again I must say that I have the most wonderful, fabulous, self sacrificing daughter on the whole planet….

  88. Day is going good. I think I have worked up the courage to go back to Crate & Barrel where I had unknowingly walked around with toilet paper trailing me behind. I couldn’t figure out why they were looking at me so funny, but they didn’t say anything. I finally realized what was going on when I was leaving & I saw my reflection. So em-bare-assed!! I never thought I’d do that, that is only for other people to do! They have something on clearance I must have, so I will pull my sunhat down and hope they don’t recognize me.

  89. Tamra Phelps says:

    This has been such an odd day. I woke up feeling more tired than when I went to bed. It’s nice & sunny but all I can do is yawn. I’m just patiently waiting for bedtime…at which point I will probably be wide awake.

  90. Kate Sarsfield says:

    My niece got back from Croatia safe & sound. She spent a couple of weeks with a friend from College & they even took her on a day-trip to Venice for her birthday! Have to say I’m a bit envious!

  91. Quiet Birthday at home. Tomorrow Birthday brunch at Fresh Fish Company.

  92. We managed to fix the a/c ourselves without calling the repair guy! Yay for small victories. Inexpensive ones too!

  93. Fever going down.. I am so happy…All is going well today.. husband ate a little and kept it down …what more can I ask for??

  94. Feeling better. Gonna rest today so that way I have enough strength to get back to work on Monday… 🙂

  95. Tamra Phelps says:

    Just a quiet Sunday around here. My older nephew is here, but he has his headphones on, watching YouTube, laughing to himself, lol. I’m just waiting for laundry to finish —& I’ll get him to go put it in the dryer, ha ha.

  96. Day is going good. Couldn’t get to church, but did a few things at home. Got some more done on the linen sun hat I’m making. Maybe more later.

  97. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’m just enjoying a quiet day at home doing lots of little jobs, or pottering about, as Dad called it! Thankfully my wasp sting is getting better …

  98. Lovely brunch at the Fresh Fish Company. I ate crab and crab and shrimp and crab and mussels and mussels and crab and key lime mousse and creme brule and some more crab.

  99. Going ok! My family and I are having a girls day today 🙂
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  100. Not 100% better… but better than I was yesterday. Did some work today but I am still feeling a bit tired. This flu is a doozy….

  101. A wonderful day in my little world.. feeling much better but not getting crazy relapses have happened to me in the past.. my husband ate and it stayed down and the sun is shining…now all I need to make my day complete is hearing that my sister-in-law is doing better….

  102. My day is going good Sunny, no rain, no hassling with the buckets. Got more done on the hat. I’m happy with it, as it fits good, yea! it be hard to get just right. I want this to be a workhorse hat, to wear all the time to keep the sun off. I cut out the lining, dupioni silk, a pretty black check that I’ve had for a while. The hat has interfacing, lots of top stitching and some haberdashery tricks to help the shape. It is a discontinued Vogue pattern. You can make a nice sunhat as an easy project, but probably not as a beginner.

  103. Kate Sarsfield says:

    It has rained non-stop since 7pm last night. That’s almost 24 hours. Dark, dreary days bring me down but at least I don’t have to go out in it!

  104. Tamra Phelps says:

    Funeral home called to say they have Mom’s death certificates (official copies, needed for a few things.) And it’s kind of a dreary day outside (definitely going to rain.) It all adds up to an iffy day for me, emotionally. well, after school the nephews will come in & that will brighten things up!

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      Tamra, I know it’s horrible but try to just get the official stuff out of the way while you’re still on automatic pilot. Make a list of everyone you send copies to & make sure you get them back. Honestly in a couple of months all this will be like a blur & you won’t remember who got what. It’s important and it’ll give you time to come to terms with your loss later.

      • Tamra Phelps says:

        That’s pretty much what we’re trying to do: just get it all done as quickly as possible. I try to put myself on ‘automatic’ when I fill out forms, etc. I’m a fairly practical person, I think, so I can do that. I don’t know how people who are more, for lack of a better phrase, ‘given to emotion’ manage to get through it. I’m the type who makes lists and tries to cross things off quickly, lol.

  105. Good swim and now a quiet evening at home.

  106. My day’s going well! had a long catch up call with a friend who just had a baby, was nice!

  107. Today went by so quickly! Did not get a lot done, but that is just fine with me.

  108. If the weather remains nice I want to grab some shears and do some pruning. There are bushes that are getting out of control with all the rain we’ve been having.

  109. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s a pretty nice day here. The sun is out (for now, anyway.) I plan to spend my day procrastinating, lol. Yep, putting everything off until tomorrow. I do not feel like ‘adulting’ today.

  110. My day is going OK. Watching in case of rain. Went to condo bd meeting last night, property manager has done nothing about my leak, going on 7 months now. Called him again this morning, after talking to him last night.

  111. Got nothing done at all today except the sheep and goats…they looked at me and said thanks Shel at least you still love us……the dogs said the same… the vacuum cleaner thinks I left the country….

  112. I am having a great day, besides suffering from a minor headache. I am going to a baseball game tonight.

  113. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I started shredding Dad’s files today. He kept every payslip, tax return, official correspondence & copies from the time we moved to Ireland back in the 60s! I’m up to 1983 so only another 32 years to go!

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      All of my grandparents did that! I found notes people had written them in the 1930s!! (Not important letters, I’m talking little notes, lol.) Old bills, pay stubs, you name it…I think it must’ve been something to do with when they grew up, you know? You never knew when you might be able to re-use something. (My maternal grandmother had an entire room packed full of old material, clothes, etc., because she might decide to use it for her sewing—she hadn’t sewed in decades, ha!)

      • Kate Sarsfield says:

        I suppose we forget how it was pre-computer & internet. Also you’re right, those who grew up in the War or possibly in your grandmother’s case the Depression had to mend & make-do or do without.

      • I love finding treasures like that. This is where my hoarding comes from! My Dad saved everything!! So did my Grandfather. My poor kids; they will have a horrible time going thru all my stuff. (insert evil laugh!) It is payback for their teen years!

    • Ohhhhhh you will be shredding forever!

  114. Amy Orvin says:

    I had a pretty good day so far. We are having chicken wraps and watching Bates Motel tonight so I am looking forward to that.

  115. Went to the Town Hall with our senator. My blood pressure still hasn’t come down. AARRGGHH!!!

  116. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’m stuck indoors as we’ve a gale blowing so I’m getting everything electronic out of the way in case we have a power cut. I actually made a lasagne at 9am & cooked it so we can have it hot or cold later. Now it’s time to get back to the shredder!

  117. Deborah W. says:

    My day is going great! Sun is shining and things are humming along. Picking husband up today after knee surgery yesterday. Hoping his pain is under control and he won’t be too cranky but I will understand if he is.

  118. I have got to get to the grocery tomorrow so making all my lists and checking them twice…Am I thinking about Christmas yes I am….I am praying that my husband is here for the holidays….he can watch me struggle with the lights…..

  119. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s a nice day outside. (Might storm tonight, but looks great now!) Nothing much is going on today. I’ll be watching my nephews later, so I need to think of something to cook later.

  120. Day is going good. Nice weather, getting things done. Packed up the buckets, tarps, and plastic no need for them today.

  121. Good swim class. Looking forward to a massage tomorrow.

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