Journal Oct 24-30

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Oct 24th

Question? How are you? Write it in a rhyming couplet (two lines of verse that rhyme and have the same rhythm).


I am really terrible at the rhyming game.


Me and rhymes don’t play well together. πŸ™‚

Oct 25th

Question? What is the most honest thing you’ve said today?


I’m hungry. πŸ™‚


Mmm. Just a normal day. Milk is in the fridge. LOL

Oct 26th

Question? How do you feel about your body?


I wish I was thinner.


Alright. I wish I had kept myself in shape in my 30s. It is so hard to lose any weight now. Does feel good to exercise though. I am not going to give up. πŸ™‚

Oct 27th

Question? What was the last goofy thing you did?

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Laugh with the hubby.


I made a silly face on SnapChat to my daughter. She got me to try the app. I only have her, hubby, and the oldest son Shay. It is a fun way to laugh with one another. πŸ™‚

Oct 28th

Question?Β  ______ is completely ridiculous.




Politics. It is so over grown. It needs to be cut back and go back to being for the people and not themselves or be so controlling.

Oct 29th

Question? Camping or hotel?


I like them both. There is a time for both.


Camping! It brings the family and friends together again. If you do it right, there is no electronic use! πŸ™‚

Oct 30th

Question? Are you able to tell when you have enough?




Food-No. I love to eat way to much. I clean up everyone’s plate. LOL. Stress-Yes. I breathe in, breathe out. It helps in relaxing. If there is too much, change something about it.


Journal Oct 17-23


Oct 17th

Question? What’s the most valuable thing you own?


My wedding ring cause the hubby gave it to me.


All the jewelry hubby gives me. He loves giving jewelry. I love receiving it because it is from him. πŸ™‚

Oct 18th

Question? What famous living person would you want to meet for drinks?


Jackie Collins.


Jackie Collins. She sounds and looks interesting. I bet a conversation with her would be mind blowing. lolΒ  πŸ™‚

Oct 19th

Question? What was your last credit card purchase?


My business website.


Adric wanted to buy a book. Yay! He gave me the cash and I purchased it. Proud mom. He likes to read.

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Oct 20th

Question? Who do you count on?




My hubby and kids. I want us all to be there for each other. Our other family is not close so our immediate family needs to be. We need to rebuild and install that family closeness.

Oct 21st

Question? What new word have you learned?


None. Nadda. Zilch.


None that I can think of. I better work on that.

Oct 22nd

Question? Write a haiku about your day. (5 syllables.7 syllables.5syllables)


Right. lol πŸ™‚


I’m terrible at those. I think I will pass. Maybe next year. πŸ™‚

Oct 23rd.

Question? Who is the last person in your missed calls?


Shay, my oldest son.


It was some 800 #. I give up on answering those. They are usually selling something or scamming. I’m on a budget! I don’t need anything I can not see first. πŸ™‚

Mini Vacation…being roughnecks!

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Our family vacation was camping by Lemmon, South Dakota! A 771 mile trip and 12 hour drive for two days of camping! Call us crazy, but we did it. We went to go spend some time with my hubby’s sister who lives there. We were not completely crazy. πŸ™‚

We actually broke the trip up into two days travel going. We drove to our home in Oberlin which is about a four-hour drive and stayed the night. The next day we got up early and began the trip north with hubby’s brother and fiancΓ©, who is also my good friend. They took along their two grandkids. Our oldest two kids were not able to go which was a bummer but camping was never their favorite thing to do anyway. This was only the second time the two youngest boys had been camping.

Brother-in-law brought his boat and kayaks along which made the trip even more fun. It is a very beautiful lake! I did love the green landscaping all through South Dakota even if it was pretty bare of towns and trees on the west side of the state. I saw lots of other interesting tourist sites that are being added to my traveling list. πŸ™‚

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We had three nights of sleeping in the tents and of course it rained three of those nights as well. Luckily, our tent did not leak! Yay! It would clear up the next day into a beautiful sunny day! We had a great time on the lake with hubby’s family. We had tons of hamburgers and hot dogs, I don’t think I want any for a few weeks. LOL.

The boys were able to play with cousins and be fishes all day long. We now have nice tans! Our youngest fished and at first was catching all kinds of fish, but too small to keep. My hubby finally caught a walleye fish that we gave to his sister. πŸ˜‰

Our campground was really nice with trees everywhere! Thankfully a normal bathroom with showers was in walking distance! I just don’t like those outhouses. I will use them but will definitely walk a bit further to use the normal ones. It was funny to see all the fancy campers instead of the tents. We were a rare breed with tents. It’s no wonder they stared when they drove by. πŸ™‚ We did go in style with air mattresses! A must have!

Our ride home was a much longer day. We did the whole 771 miles in one day to get home in time for work the next day. It was a great trip with lots of laughs and good times with the family. I would do it all over again. The boys got out and learned lots about the outdoors and was away from electronics! A much needed family time! Good memories! I can’t wait for the next one!

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