According to Tori atHome Away From Home:
"So I've decided to do something new on Fridays; INSTAFriday. I'm gonna use Friday to share some of the pics from my Instagram from that week for all those who don't follow me and actually care. *WINK*"
It's been a while since I've done an InstaFriday post, so just bear with me.

Laika & Pepper waiting for their share of the morning cheese:
 Our Lady of Fatima & the little children she appeared to. If I'm not mistaken, these are the same statues that were outside of our old church.
  They took the tower down at the swimming pool. This was so sad to see...the big goal of the summer when we were little was to be able to say we jumped off of 3rd.
 This is a repost from Instagram. This is my granddog, Sultie...Must be break time at OS' work!!!
The rhododendron at my daddy's house:

Most of the pictures I take are of speech activities that I do during the week, so I won't bore you with those!

Weekend Wrap-Up

Another weekend gone. Another weekend closer to the end of the school year! Friday was the 2nd school carnival at which I worked. 2 very different carnivals. The first one was held all outside. I'm not sure what all they had; I worked the snowcone station, which was next to the popcorn & cotton candy stations. It was cool enough to need to wear a sweatshirt:
The second one was inside & outside. It was really warm. I punched tickets for the face painting station, so I got to spend a few few hours with a clown. Just a tad bit freaky.
That is our head custodian giving the bunny ears to 2 of the Kindergarten teachers. 

Saturday was the Scholastic Warehouse book sale:
Oh, happy day!!! I snagged a few new kids' books, and a Cooking Light Slow Cooker cookbook for myself.
CH & I ate dinner and went to the grocery store Saturday night. I started watching Murder in the First later that night. What a good show! Steven Bochco is one of the creators, so you know it's good! There are a lot of names you would recognize in the show (mainly, Taye Diggs!). It's on TNT; if you haven't seen it, it's worth watching.

Sunday, I went to Mass and then went over to the cemetery for a few minutes. Daddy said Mama would always tell him not to buy her flowers because she thought it was a waste of money. I'm pretty much the same way. All of the moms got a flower after Mass, so I took mine to the cemetery.
I didn't buy it, and it came from Church, so I'm pretty sure she would approve! CH grilled steaks for dinner, and Daddy came up & ate with us. MS & YS were also here; OS called first thing yesterday morning.
I did okay yesterday. Several friends sent texts & called, which was so nice.
Back to the old grind tomorrow; it's our last full week of school & my last week of seeing kids. I'm looking forward to getting back into the same summer schedule that I had last year.

Back in the Wednesday Hodgepodge

I'm really, really going to try to get back in the swing of blogging. What better way than to participate in the Hodgepodge that Joyce hosts almost every week?

1. What's a phrase your mother often said to you? If you're a parent, is this something you now say to your own children?
Offer it up to the poor souls in purgatory. Mama would say that to us when we complained about something. I don't know that I've ever said that to my boys. 

2. What is a scent you associate with your mother or your childhood home?
This going to sound weird, but I don't know what the scent is that reminds me of cold Saturday nights, having just had a bath, and mama mopping the floor. I think it may be ham. 

3. What's an activity you remember always doing with your mother (or someone who was a mother figure in your life)?
Mama was the organist at Church for about 40 years. I remember being allowed to sit in the choir loft with her during Mass. I remember watching her in awe using the foot pedals on the organ. 

4. Flared jeans, maxi dresses, and jumpsuits are 70's fashion trends back this spring. Are you on board? Which trend would you be most inclined to try? For the men...flared corduroys, wide-collared shirts, and floral prints...what say you?
Yuck. I would say maxi dresses; although,  haven't they been back (during the summer, anyway) for a year or two?

5. May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day and also Nurse Appreciation Day. Is there a nurse or teacher  you have especially appreciated along the way? Tell us why?
All of them! Once I started working in the schools, I began to appreciate all of them for putting up with me!

6. If I came by your house, what would I find on your frig door?
Fingerprints and smudges. We have a stainless steel refrigerator, so that's all that's on it!

7. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana made her royal entrance on Saturday, May 2nd. On a scale of 1-10, how much attention did you give to all the news coverage? 1=Who's Charlotte? 10=sat glued to the telly, cuppa in hand.
Since I know who Charlotte is, I'll give it a "2".

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Not to be a Debbie-Downer, but this is the first Mother's Day without my Mama.  Mother's Day hasn't really ever been a big deal. I'm just not sure how I'm going to feel on Sunday. Last Sunday, we had a Mother/Daughter Tea at Church. It was so sweet to see the little girls with their dresses (and some hats).  I took pictures with my big girl camera of the event.

 Kids' Table
 Frame that was used for pictures

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