01 July 2016

Friday Fill-Ins - 1 July 2016


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Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 8: July 1, 2016...

1. I never thought I would miss _______________________________, but I do.

2. Every 4th of July ______________________________________.

3. If I knew ______________, I would __________________.

4. I have trouble ___________________________.


My answers:

1.  I never thought I would miss the county where I grew up, but I do. The older I get, the more I wish I had never left. Over three hundred years of family history should have been strong enough to overcome whatever came our way. When the going got tough, so did I. I am such a wimp.

2.  Every 4th of July, I wish that I could capture a great fireworks photograph. One year, I did pretty well, I think, for a first-timer.

3.  If I knew how to do higher math, I would be an architect. It is something that I wanted to be when I grew up, but I got scared off by the math. I wouldn't want someone to die because I couldn't figure out how to find X or Y.

4.  I have trouble: Parallel parking. Climbing stairs. Remembering things. Dodging mosquitoes. The list is long and is getting longer as time goes by.


Please visit David's Friday Fill-Ins post over at Random Thoughts and Observations.  Thank you!

Word-High July: Kilig

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Kilig is the Filipino word for "butterflies in one's stomach".
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I have had this happen on many occasions, being so excited or nervous that my body didn't know what to do with the feelings, so that butterfly-fluttery tickle in the tummy took over. Sometimes that feeling is as overwhelming as what caused them in the first place. That has been the case for me quite a bit lately.

I had them each time I started a new school and the day that I graduated high school.

I had them on our first date, when David proposed to me, and the day that we got married.

I had them along with morning sickness each time a pregnancy was announced.

There have been so many changes and are so many potential changes to come that I don't know where or how to settle my heart and nerves, hence the constant tickle that isn't necessarily funny or fun.

Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach?



Disclaimer: These Filipino word images are from an article by Isabelle Laureta on BuzzFeed titled
36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credit goes to them.

30 June 2016

Plants Poisonous to Humans, Cats, and Dogs!

Is your yard safe for your human and/or fur babies?


The following graphic 199 Poisonous Plants to Look Out For came from ProFlowers.com .



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