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October 18, 2013

I was working on this post last night and in the middle of it my laptop just shut down for no apparent reason. It seems to be doing okay right now. I have a feeling it might be the battery… We’ll see. Anyways, since it was late and I was tired, I saw it as a sign to pack it in for the night. And good thing I did, because this morning, I had this idea… to share five of my favorite posts I read this week.

So, here they are in no particular order…

  • I loved Kerstin’s post on “talking teenager” about conversations she has with her daughter. I do hope that I’ll have that type of relationship when my own are that age. Bonus: I loved seeing the picture of her daughter’s room and had to show it to my oldest who forever wants to re-do her room. She loved the Instagram wall.
  • This one, from Nicolette , comes with the bonus of seeing her older daughter’s smiling face. I love the idea of this simple science “experiment” and can’t wait to let my youngest go a bit crazy!!!
  • Alison voiced her displeasure over all the recent negativity in the blogging world. I have to agree with her. I generally like to keep my blogging space happy and upbeat. There is enough negativity in this world and I don’t feel the need to add to it.
  • The media often casts a harsh and negative light on many things and as one reader put it: “Sex and fear are the biggest sellers.” I am often saddened by how others perceive the US and our life here, but yet, people keep coming because they are looking for a better life than the one they had. BethAnn wrote how she feels about it.
  • Out of the mouth of babes. This is what recently happened to Stasha and her boy while they were out for a walk with the dogs. You won’t believe what Little J said – it’ll make you smile!

I hope, you enjoy reading these as much as I did. And if you have a great post to recommend, I’d love it if you left me a link in the comments. Thanks!

Yesterday, I spent a few hours at school helping out with the book fair and while I was straightening up the shelves a bit, I saw this cute pup smiling at me. I love to read about charlie and Walter and the other pets that run around on The Pioneer Woman’s ranch. This gem is now a part of little one’s library. πŸ™‚

Charlie goes to school

And after school, we decided to stop by our favorite local farm store and get a few small pumpkins for roasted pumpkin seeds. The kids had fun running around and playing with some of the new additions that were scattered around the place. I love going to Bedner’s and they always have fun events going on but it is so crowded on the weekend’s now, that I prefer to stop by during the week. Best of all, I got my requisite pumpkin patch photos of the kids. But I may drag them to the pumpkin patch down the street because it’s a bit more shady and thus better for not getting the squinty eyes!!!

pumpkin collage

And after all this, time to join Hilary for some fill in fun.

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop!

This week’s co-host is Lisa from Lisa writes! She came up with the last two statements! Hilary REALLY, REALLY, REALLY NEEDS SOME STATEMENTS!

I would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:
1) Help! I really _____
2) My ____ is my _____
3) I cannot wait to _____
4) The sentence has ______________ letters.

My answers:

1) Help! I really need a job!

2) My kids (is) are my world.

3) I cannot wait to see Hilary in a few weeks.

4) The sentence has many letters.

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  • Judy October 18, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I hear the weather is very warm in Florida. We are checking since we will be there next week ourselves. What to pack?

    • Susi October 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

      The last few weeks have been beautiful. It is warm but for us it feels like it’s finally cooling down a bit and the humidity is letting up. We are expected to get a cold front next week – not sure how “cold” though! πŸ™‚

  • Shilpa Garg October 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Wow! The pics clearly show that the kids had a lot of fun!
    May you get your dream job soon, Susi! Best of luck!
    That’s so very true.. kids are indeed our biggest blessing! πŸ™‚
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    • Susi October 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Yes, they sure did have fun. πŸ™‚

  • Alison October 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Susi, thank you so much for including my post.
    Your blog here is a happy space – the pink is pretty, and the mood is uplifting – yay!
    Have a great Friday!
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    • Susi October 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Thanks, Alison. I could probably include one of your posts each week – enjoy reading your blog. πŸ™‚

  • Stasha October 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Thank you for the nod Suzi. Are there any job openings in your school district? You seem to really enjoy helping in school as you did in summer camp.
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    • Susi October 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Stasha, I’ve tried. Applying all over the place – I’m sure something will come up eventually – but the waiting sucks. πŸ™‚

  • Claudia October 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I bet you and Hilary will have a great time. I like your idea of sharing 5 fav blog posts, if I just had more time… But I will take a peek. Hope you will find your dream job soon. But be prepared for a lot less time on the net πŸ™‚
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    • Susi October 18, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I know, I’ll have a lot less time to be online – for myself, at least. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and trying to stay positive – something will come up. πŸ™‚

  • Katrin October 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Aww, that book looks so cute. I want to check it out!
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    • Susi October 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      It is cute. You’ll like it – but it’s really made for kids. You should check out one of her cookbooks – those rock. πŸ™‚

  • Kerstin @ Auer Life October 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks so much for including my post! If your daughter changes her room I want to see a picture. The Instagram wall is really fun!
    What a great idea to do this, Susi! You rock.
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    • Susi October 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Just something that came to me after we did Old School Blogging this month. I’ve been meaning to start highlighting blogs I like but kinda like this idea better. I will take pictures if we make changes. πŸ™‚

  • Hilary October 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I can’t wait to see you either!
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    • Susi October 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Soon, very soon! πŸ™‚

  • Rorybore October 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    5 great pics – read them all! thanks for sharing — and for always making your blog space such a warm and welcoming sanctuary! πŸ™‚
    My little one loves Charlie — will have to find that book at the library.
    Good luck with the job search — I’m trying to stay invisible so my employer doesn’t call me back to work! ha
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    • Susi October 21, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Ha. Good luck with that. Hopefully, you’ll get a little more time before you have to head back. And yes, Charlie and Walter are very cute. πŸ™‚

  • Lisa October 20, 2013 at 2:04 am

    I am very jealous that you get to hang out with Hilary! I would love to met my blogger buddies in person some day!
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    • Susi October 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Lisa, it’s pretty special when you get to meet bloggy buddies in person. Hilary and I have known each other for quite some time. πŸ™‚

  • Lynn from For Love or Funny October 21, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Hi Susi! It’s nice to meet you from SITS.
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    • Susi October 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Hi Lynn. Welcome. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  • thedoseofreality October 21, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I had no idea that there was a children’s book by The Pioneer Woman…I am definitely putting that on the Christmas list for my girls! Hope you have a very happy SITS day! :)-Ashley
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    • Susi October 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Ashley, I think, there are two now. I’m pretty sure there’s a new one coming out for this Christmas. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  • laramealor.com October 21, 2013 at 9:15 am

    can’t wait to check out this book πŸ™‚
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    • Susi October 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Lara, thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the book. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica October 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I love pumpkin patch photos! One of my favorite things about the month of October.
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