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Summer Fun

Published June 12, 2015 by Jana

The girls arrived on Memorial Day.  Yay!

So far we’ve built a fort and tore it down, they didn’t like the spiders that moved in.

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The hammock swing is still up and is used daily.  It is attached to mulberry trees, which have mulberries.  Lots of mulberries.  Thus the purple feet.  So far, 2 dresses and 2 shorts are confined to at home play only.  I doubt those stains will be coming out!

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We visited the Herr’s snack factory.  That was pretty cool.  They gave us chips right off the line, still warm, they were delicious!  The girls said it was better than Chocolate World!  I think it was just a spur of the moment statement.  lol

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We’ve had lots of art time, Baylee drew me.

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We went to Cabela’s on a rainy day and they played in the tent displays, this one had a dog house attached!  2014-01-29 June 11 Phone 799

We try and get some reading in every day.  They both do pretty well!

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I gave them the swag I got for them at the Tampa RV show.  The blinky neon rings were the favorite thing!

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We went to the John Wright Restaurant for some music and friends.  It’s a great place, right on the Susquehanna River, with a large grassy area for playing

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I made a chore chart for them, before I saw this list.  They are doing the 6-8 chores and a couple from the 9-11 age group.  When they complete a chore, they cover it with the flower.  As long as they do them each day, I’m giving them $2 a week for an allowance.  That is very motivating for them!

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They also have some loaner bikes.  They have gotten a lot of use!  I like that we live on a cul de sac.  There is very little traffic and they ride down to the circle and draw with chalk and play.

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 Baylee turned 7 on June 4th.  I let her make most of the choices for the day.  We went to Huddle House for breakfast and Chocolate World to made our own chocolate bar.

I love the roasting tunnel pictures!

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They hugged the Kiss!

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McDonalds was the lunch choice.  A female mallard duck tried to join the party!

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After dinner at Kauffman’s BBQ Ranch, with ice cream, she opened presents from Aunt Jen and I.  Mom got to watch from TN, thanks to Facetime.

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We are just a few miles from a Berks County Library branch.  They have an awesome kids program.  We kicked off the summer reading program with the Superhero program.  They got to make a bunch of superhero gear.  For every 10 books they read, they will get a free sub from Subway.  Since we are reading about a book a day, I expect a couple of free subs!  And a bank will give them $10  in a savings account for reading 10 books, only one time for that, though!

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Most days they get their hair in braids.  It just keeps it nicer.  They cringe with every snag when I brush it.  This day they chose ‘puppy ears’ hair.

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Only 1 campfire so far, with marshmallows.  Yummy!

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More fun will follow!

Jana

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I’m Still Here . . .

Published April 7, 2015 by Jana

I am a horrible blogger. It will be better this summer when I have the girls, I promise!

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The Holidays

Published January 7, 2015 by Jana

The holidays were fun, of course.  They were spent with family and new friends.  Tammy and family, Toni and family and I got to spend Christmas in a house on the ocean, with a pool, hot tub and a deck on the water.  It was certainly different from any other Christmas I’ve had, warmer for the main thing!

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But it was fun getting to know these family members a little better.

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New Years was spent at a small party with Tammys friends.  It was a blast!  We played a game called Things.  I haven’t laughed so hard for quite some time!

I made pork and sauerkraut for the traditional NYD meal for good luck.  Tammy, Rick and Stacie should have good luck since they joined me at my house. Asia had a take away plate so she should also benefit!

Later,

Jana

Fun Times

Published December 20, 2014 by Jana

Tammy is pet sitting for 2 weeks at this fantastic house on the Atlantic.  The owners are ok with her having guests.  We get to have Christmas here.  I also am watching the Eagles game on a great TV with surround sound.  I have to say, I don’t care for the sounds of the flying graphics.  But I’ll deal.  Here are a bunch of pics of and from this beautiful house.

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And this is Sashey, on of the fur-babies.

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Everyone have a great holiday!

Jana

Still Here

Published December 15, 2014 by Jana

A few more pics of my time in Tennessee . . .

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And here is the Buss bar that was fried.

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And a couple of moon shots.  I couldn’t get true full moons because it was cloudy and rainy for several days.  I do need a tripod for anything better, though.

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This one is at the campground, after the clouds went away.

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Bad Blogger!

Published December 2, 2014 by Jana

I’m sorry I’ve been so bad about writing. I haven’t been in the mood for it. I have decided I’m staying in Florida until May, no coming back to PA in March.

I have had some issues. Finding a decently priced place to stay was a little hassle. I’m settled now in Jensen Beach. It’s just 2 miles from miles of beaches.

I had a turn signal light go out in the car. Luckily Tammys husband Rick is pretty handy. I bought the bulb and he replaced it for me.

My main laptop died. All my info and pics and such are on that one. I’m using a second one that I had. I took it to Best Buy because I though it was just a dead battery, but no such luck. They wanted $100 to transfer the data to the other laptop. Gulp!

So I talked to Jon and he found me a $6 part that I ordered. It was free shipping too, but will take 5 to 15 days to get here. Hopefully I can get the data transferred and all will be good.

Then my AC stopped working just before Thanksgiving. That’s a pretty big deal since it’s been in the 80’s here quite often. I was pet sitting over Thanksgiving and it had cooled down so that was ok. I asked at the campgroud office and got a name of someone who would come out and look at it.

When he opened the the panel and exposed the wiring, oh my! A bunch of the wires were burnt to a crisp. I got soooooo lucky that there wasn’t a big fire! He got it all fixed up the next day and didn’t even charge much!

So, life goes on. I’ll get some pics eventually. I think I’m not in such a hurry this time because I know I’ll be here for months. Friday is full moon and I’m planning on heading to the beach to see if I can get some cool moonrise shots on the water.

Be patient, I’ll get more eventually!